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YOU ARE LOVED Hat Pattern

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NEW free baby hat knitting pattern! If you want to add it to your Ravelry library, click here

My “YOU ARE LOVED” hats are worked flat and feature a textured heart in seed / moss stitch. They come in 4 sizes (newborn, 1 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months and toddlers) and are a perfect gift for Valentine’s day. Or any other day!  

Skill level: suitable for beginner knitters who know how to make k2tog and skp decreases (advanced beginners / easy level)

I hope you like them 🙂 And if you have some extra time and yarn, these are perfect as charity hats 😉 

The entire pattern for all sizes is below.

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file for $2 HERE or in my Etsy Shop HERE. Use code LOVEHAT in my Etsy Shop to get a 50% off discount.

Remember that if you support me in Patreon you already have a copy of this pattern ready to download in my Patreon page.

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PATTERN DETAILS

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Color codes are the same as in the written pattern.
Newborn: to fit 12’’ to 14’’ (30.5 to 35.5 cm) of head circumference.
1 to 6 months: to fit 14’’ to 16’’ (35.5 to 40.5 cm) of head circumference.
6 to 12 months: to fit 16’’ to 18’’ (40.5 to 45.5 cm) of head circumference.
Toddler: to fit 18’’ to 20’’ (45.5 to 51 cm) of head circumference.

MATERIALS

  • 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 4 (3.5 mm).
  • Approx. 50 yds (46 m) / 65 yds (60 m) / 90 yds (82 m) / 120 yds (110 m) of DK (8 ply) yarn. OR of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE (double the yardage).
  • Stitch markers.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

GAUGE

21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • BO: bind off
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • k2tog: knit 2 sts together
  • skp: slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 1 st, pass the slipped st over

INSTRUCTIONS

1. CO 70 (82, 96, 110) sts with US 6 (4 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

2. With US 4 (3.5 mm) needles work approx. 1’’ (2.5 cm) / 1.25’’ (3 cm) / 1.5’’ (4 cm) / 1.5’’ (4 cm) in 2/1 rib, ending with a WS row.

You can choose how the rib will look from the RS, as you can see in the photo below. The rib in the oatmeal hat is made by knitting *p2, k1* in the RS, whereas the pink one is made by knitting *k2, p1* in the RS.

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3. Change to US 6 (4 mm) and knit 1 row (RS) while making 11 (9, 13, 11) decreases as follows:

k4, (k2tog, k4) x 11 times
k8, (k2tog, k6) x 9 times, k2
k5, (k2tog, k5) x 13 times
k9, (k2tog, k7) x 11 times, k2

Now you have a total of 59 (73, 83, 99) sts.

4. Work 1 (1, 3, 5) rows in stocking stitch with 1 garter st at each border. While working the last WS row, place 1 marker at each side of the middle 21 sts. You’ll be making the textured heart over those sts.

5. Continue working as follows:

1 garter st, stocking st until marker, TEXTURED HEART PATTERN (see below) over 21 sts, stocking st until 1 st remain, 1 garter st.

6. Once you finish the last row that includes the Textured Heart Pattern, knit 2 (4, 8, 10) more rows in stocking st with 1 garter st at each side. While working the last row (WS) place 4 markers as follows:

– At 9, 23, 37, 51 sts from the beginning of the row.

– At 10, 28, 46, 64 sts from the beginning of the row.

– At 12, 32, 52, 72 sts from the beginning of the row.

– At 14, 38, 62, 86 sts from the beginning of the row.

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Markers are placed to signal where to make decreases in the next rows.

 

7. Now you are ready to make decreases in each RS row, in order to shape the crown of the hat. You’ll be decreasing 8 sts per row by k2tog BEFORE each marker and skp AFTER each marker. I write below, for each size, the rows in which you need to make decreases and the resulting number of sts after each one is done, so you can check your progress if you need to. Remove markers as you go in the last row.

Newborn size

1) 51 sts remain.
3) 43 sts remain.
5) 35 sts remain.
7) 27 sts remain.
9) 19 sts remain.
11) 11 sts remain.

1 to 6 months size

1) 65 sts remain.
3) 57 sts remain.
5) 49 sts remain.
7) 41 sts remain.
9) 33 sts remain.
11) 25 sts remain.
13) 17 sts remain.
15) 9 sts remain.

6 to 12 months size

1) 75 sts remain.
3) 67 sts remain.
5) 59 sts remain.
7) 51 sts remain.
9) 43 sts remain.
11) 35 sts remain.
13) 27 sts remain.
15) 19 sts remain.
17) 11 sts remain.

Toddler size

1) 91 sts remain.
3) 83 sts remain.
5) 75 sts remain.
7) 67 sts remain.
9) 59 sts remain.
11) 51 sts remain.
13) 43 sts remain.
15) 35 sts remain.
17) 27 sts remain.
19) 19 sts remain.
21) 11 sts remain.

8. Cut the yarn leaving a long tail.

9. Using a tapestry needle pass the yarn inside the 11 (9, 11, 11) sts to take them out of your knitting needle:

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10. Pull tightly to close. I usually give it another turn inside all sts.

5@0,25x 6@0,25x

11. Sew your hat using the lateral garter sts as guide:

8@0,25x 9@0,25x

12. Weave in yarn ends, and that’s it 🙂 

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file for $2 HERE or in my Etsy Shop HERE. Use code LOVEHAT to get a 50% off discount.

Sneak peek

ADDITIONAL NOTES

This is how the hat looks if you knit the main part it in seed / moss st instead of stocking st. Cute, right?

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TEXTURED HEART PATTERN – WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

Over 21 sts.

Row 1) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 3) k10, p1, k10

Row 4) p9, k1, p1, k1, p9

Row 5) k8, (p1, k1) x 3 times, k7

Row 6) p7, (k1, p1) x 4 times, p6

Row 7) k6, (p1, k1) x 5 times, k5

Row 8) p5, (k1, p1) x 6 times, p4

Row 9) k4, (p1, k1) x 7 times, k3

Row 10) p3, (k1, p1) x 8 times, p2

Row 11) k4, (p1, k1) x 7 times, k3

Row 12) p3, (k1, p1) x 8 times, p2

Row 13) k2, (p1, k1) x 9 times, k1

Row 14) p3, (k1, p1) x 8 times, p2

Row 15) k2, (p1, k1) x 9 times, k1

Row 16) p3, (k1, p1) x 8 times, p2

Row 17) k2, (p1, k1) x 9 times, k1

Row 18) p3, (k1, p1) x 8 times, p2

Row 19) k4, (p1, k1) x 3 times, k1, (k1, p1) x 3 times, k4

Row 20) p3, (k1, p1) x 3 times, p3, (p1, k1) x 3 times, p3

Row 21) k4, (p1, k1) x 2 times, k5, (k1, p1) x 2 times, k4

Row 22) p5, k1, p9, k1, p5

Row 23) k all sts

Row 24) p all sts

TEXTURED HEART PATTERN – CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

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STITCH GLOSSARY

Stockinette Stitch (also called Stocking Stitch)

RS: k all sts
WS: p all stsAlternate those 2 rows.

Seed / Moss Stitch

Row 1) *k1, p1*, repeat from * to *
Row 2) k over p, and p over k.
Always repeat row 2.

 

© Cecilia Fameli, 2019.
You’re welcome to sell your items produced from Oh La Lana! patterns! But you may not re-sale or re-distribute commercially my patterns in any manner. Thank you in advance for being respectful with my work!

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4 Comments on “YOU ARE LOVED Hat Pattern

    • You’re welcome! And thank you for your message 🙂

  1. Lovely thank you. it would be awesome to have a print friendly button on the pattern.

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