Little Cupcake Newborn Hat

Baby hats… What makes them so cute? Well, BABIES, of course!

I have designed this newborn hat to give to fellow mums at the maternity. It is very easy to knit and it’s a great stash-buster! I suppose there are scores of similar patterns on the Web but if you know someone who’d be happy to receive one, do give it a try! Make a couple (and why not a dozen?) of these cute little hats for a newborn support program or a charity sale, give them out and get happy smiles in return!

Source: Wikipedia

You will need:

Any aran weight yarn (10 ply/ 8 wpi), about 30 g per hat

A set of 3.5 mm and 4 mm double-pointed needles

A crochet hook or a blunt needle to weave in yarn ends

5 stitch markers (optional but helpful)

A pompom maker (optional)


R – round

st – stitch

k – knit

k tbl – knit through the back loop

p – purl

sl 1 wyib – slip 1 stitch from the left to the right needle without knitting it, holding yarn in the back of the work

sl 1, k1, psso – slip 1 stitch from the left to the right needle as if to knit, knit the following stitch, pass the slipped stitch over

Knitting instructions:

Holding two 3.5 mm needles together, CO 60 sts. Distribute the stitches onto 3.5 mm needles, join taking care not to twist. Mark the beginning of the round.

The Cup (ribbing):

Knit 8 rounds as follows: *k1 tbl, p1*, repeat around.

The Cake:

Switch to 4 mm needles

R9: k all.

R10: p all.

R11-13: k all.

R14: p all.

RR15-26: repeat RR 11-14 (all in all, you’ll have 5 purl rounds).

The Topping (working decreases):

R27: k all.

For comfort, you can place stitch markers before the 1st and after the 12th, 24th, 36th and 48th stitches: this is where you will work the decreases.

R28: *sl1, k1, psso, k10*, repeat around.

R29: *sl1 wyib , k10*, repeat around.

R30: *sl1, k1, psso, k9*, repeat around.

R31: *sl1 wyib, k9*, repeat around.

R32: *sl1, k1, psso, k8*, repeat around.

R33: *sl1 wyib, k8*, repeat around.

R34: *sl1, k1, psso, k7*, repeat around.

R35: *sl1 wyib, k7*, repeat around.

R36: *sl1, k1, psso, k6*, repeat around.

R37: *sl1 wyib, k6*, repeat around.

R38: *sl1, k1, psso, k5*, repeat around.

R39: *sl1 wyib, k5*, repeat around.

R40: *sl1, k1, psso, k4*, repeat around.

R41: *sl1 wyib, k4*, repeat around.

R42: *sl1, k1, psso, k3*, repeat around.

R43: *sl1 wyib, k3*, repeat around.

R44: *sl1, k1, psso, k2*, repeat around.

R45: *sl1 wyib, k2*, repeat around.

R46: *sl1, k1, psso, k1*, repeat around.

R47: *sl1 wyib, k1*, repeat around.

R48: *sl1, k1, psso*, repeat around.

Cut thread leaving a 15cm tail, pull it through the remaining 5 sts and tie securely on the inside.

The Cherry:

If you wish, top your cupcake with a pompom!

Add a wish-you-well card and give out!

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Little Cupcake Newborn Hat by Iryna Klionava is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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