Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Scrappy Baby Hats

ten baby hats knit from scraps
October 2015
Julie, a knitting buddy, gave me some Encore she had left over from knitting baby sweaters. I used the scraps to knit baby hats.

Every bit of the purple and pink yarn was used by alternating with the off-white Pacific yarn, which was purchased at a thrift shop in August. It worked great for stretching the scraps to knit more hats.

Since the Encore and Pacific are considered worsted weight yarn, I had to change my usual pattern at bit.

Needle size - US 8

Pattern: cast on 54 sts, knit a 1x1 rib for an inch or an 1.5 inches for the brim, stockinette stitch for the body of the hat until it measures 3.5 inches from the cast on edge, begin decreases (k6, k2 tog for the first row, k all stitches on the second row, k5, k2 tog for the third row, k all stitches on the fourth row) continue in this manner through k1, k2 tog and then the final row is k2 tog, cut the yarn and thread the end through the remaining stitches. Pull yarn to the underside, secure and weave in ends.

Yarn required: each hat uses approximately 0.7 ounces

Pattern for a baby knit knit with fingering weight yarn can be found here.


  1. Those little hats are so sweet.

  2. Those little hats are so sweet.

  3. Cute hats! I perfected my knitting as a beginner on dishcloths and baby hats. Baby hats will always be one of my favorites.

  4. Sweet little hat. I LOVE the colors! xo

  5. Pretty bunch of hats!! I see you have leaves too:)

  6. I love the photo presentation of your baby hats. This is really delightful. I love how well you incorporate scraps into such gifts of good. Not just the hats, but so much that you do.

  7. Oh so darn cute. Love the basket touch too!

  8. These are so adorable!! I love the way you don't let anything go to waste.

  9. So cute and sweet!! Who is the recipient of your sweet little hats?

  10. Such pretty soft colors, perfect for babies.

  11. Great hats! They will be loved!

  12. Such pretty hats - they are sure to be welcomed to warm sweet little heads this winter. Thank you for sharing how you made them. I've taught myself how to crochet simple things recently. Next up...knitting! Two needles will be challenge.
    Your photo is awfully pretty too.


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