Sunday, 29 March 2009

free knitted newborn beehive hat pattern

I made this hat for my daughter while I was in hospital after her birth, using her head as a guide. She is on the smallish side - weighing just under 3kg. It is a very quick and easy knit - great as a last minute project.

small amount DK/8 ply yarn
US size 4 (3.5mm) straight needles
stitch holder
darning needle

hat front
CO 34 stitches
row 1: P
row 2: K
row 3: P
rows 4-9: repeat rows 1-3 two more times
row 10: P
row 11: K
repeat rows 10-11 until you have 27 rows of straight stitch
cut yarn and transfer to a stitch holder

hat back
as per front

With right sides together, use three needle bind-off technique to attach the hat front and back at the top.
Sew sides together.
Place atop the head of the nearest new baby!


Marigold said...

very cute! do you think it would work knitting in the round?

'marigo' from ravelry

mum2five said...

Great pattern, as a beginner knitter this is my first project that I'm going to "gift".
Thank you so much for sharing! said...

thanks for the pattern. I am making a newborn photography set and will be posting it to my blog. I will be sure to link back to your pattern.