Fall is on its way — we hope! — and that means cooler weather. As the leaves and temperatures both start to fall, knit and crochet projects are the perfect way to pass rainy afternoons. When you take your little one out for a walk in the park, he or she will need something warm to cover up with. Here are six absolutely adorable knit or crochet baby hats that you can make on your own for those blustery days.
Bell Ruffle Hat
This ruffled, bell-shaped hat will give a nice touch of spring to a fall day. Aside from being warm and comfortable, it’s also quite stylish! There’s an adorable flower shape on top as well as a ribbon around the brim. The yarn weight is worsted 10 ply in any colors you’d like. The gauge size is 16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette. And the needle size is US 8 - 5.0 mm. The hat size is specified for a toddler, but it can be adjusted for any age.
For complete instructions and the pattern, visit Ravelry.
“Owl Be There” Pattern
These hats are absolutely adorable, and they’re perfect for beginning knitters. Its cozy flaps will keep your little one’s ears warm as well as their head. And the little owl faces are sure to make passers-by smile. As the pattern says, the hat is very customizable for all ages and head sizes. Materials include a US 10.5 circular needle, a US 10.5 double-pointed needle, black buttons for the eyes, and some other bits and bobs. Use whichever colors you’d like — perhaps your little one’s favorite colors!
For complete instructions and the pattern, visit Craftsy.
Pumpkin Knit Hat
One of the best things about fall is Halloween, and this hat is a great thing for your little one to wear to the pumpkin patch! Whether you’re picking pumpkins, apples, or just cleaning up the yard from fallen leaves, this hat is the perfect fall accessory. The pattern is made to fit head sizes up to 19 inches, and an elastic band can be added in. The difficulty level of this hat is intermediate, so it’s a bit more difficult, but it’s super cute and worth a try.
Is your little one a fan of "Sesame Street"? If their favorite monster happens to be Grover, then this hat is the perfect one for them! You’ll need some blue yarn, red yarn for the nose, and white and black yarn for the eyes. This pattern specifies a pretty heavy yarn, so it’s sure to be warm and cozy to wear. The needles needed for this hat are US9/5.5mm for hat, and US4/3.5mm for eyes and nose. This hat is loosely based on a Cookie Monster hat that is linked to in the original post.
Newsboy Crochet Hat
This newsboy style hat is the cutest accessory for a little girl or boy. The picture here shows a flower sewn onto the side of the hat, but that can easily be left off for a more masculine hat. This hat’s difficulty level is intermediate, but I think it’s a worthy challenge! Materials needed for this project include a 5.5mm (US I) crochet hook, and a 3.5mm (US E) crochet hook for the brim. You’ll need two different colors of yarn — one for the body of the hat and one for the flower, if included.
For the complete pattern, visit Craftsy.
Cabled Teddy Hat
Maybe, rather than Grover, your little one has a favorite teddy bear that he or she carries around with them. If so, then why not make them this hat so that they can match their bear? The hat pictured here has little pink bows, but you can easily leave those out or make the bows blue instead depending on who will be wearing the hat. This hat’s difficulty level is also intermediate and can fit anyone from infants to adults. You’ll need a set of dpn size 4 mm/U.S. 6 needles for this project.
For the complete pattern, visit this post on CraftFoxes.
Credits: Ravelry, Craftsy, Alpaca Direct, Knit One Poet Too, and CraftFoxes.
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