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Published on January 25th, 2016 | by Angie

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Knit by Bit: free children’s hat knitting pattern for Valentine’s

Want to make something for your true love this Valentine’s? This free children’s hat knitting pattern means you can whip up something snuggly for your little one. 

Knit by Bit: free children's hat knitting pattern for Valentine's Day on LoveKnittingClick this image for a downloadable version of the pattern

I come from a big family full of kids – so even though I don’t have any of my own, there’s no shortage of little feet and happy squeals. For Valentine’s Day, I wanted to design something for the Valentine we can all count on – the treasured little ones in our lives. They certainly won’t stand you up on February 14th – although, they might sneak nibbles of your fancy chocolate!

This is a simple pattern that beginners who want to try the fair isle technique would be able to achieve. Stranded knitting (fair isle) is in fact, easier in the round! I used GGH Andania yarn – it’s 100% alpaca and deliciously soft. Alpaca fiber is incredibly warm, and perfect for keeping your little one warm. This hat fits kids with about a 19″ head diameter – but the hat has about 2″ of stretch as well.

Knit by Bit: free children's hat knitting pattern for Valentine's Day at LoveKnittingClick this image for a downloadable version of this pattern

Materials

1 ball of GGH Andania in Fuchsia

2 balls of GGH Andania in Zyklam

1 pair of 6 mm (US 10) circular needles 

1 pair of 7 mm (US 11) circular needles

1 stitch marker 

1 yarn needle

Knit by Bit: free children's hat knitting pattern for Valentine's Day on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

Pattern

With the smaller needles and the lighter pink Zyklam shade of yarn, cast on 60 stitches and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.

Work in a K2, P2 rib  for 4 inches.

Begin working the colorwork chart: remember to catch up your floats every 3 – 4 stitches to prevent puckers and stiff fabric. The colorwork design is made with the darker Fuchsia shade.

Knit by Bit: colorwork chart for the free children's hat knitting pattern for Valentine's

After working the chart, knit one round with the main Zyklam color.

Next round: K2tog across all stitches – 30 stitches remain.

Next round: Knit across all stitches

Next round: K2tog across all stitches – 15 stitches remain

Draw yarn through the remaining stitches, and pull tight to close up the hole. Weave in ends, and you’re all done!

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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet and design fun patterns!


Last updated: February 3rd, 2016.

8 Responses to Knit by Bit: free children’s hat knitting pattern for Valentine’s

  1. SueAnderson says:

    What about those of us with Grandsons?!

    • Rena says:

      You can make the hearts red and the background any colour. Don’t be afraid to play with colour. Remember some girls don’t like pink and some boys do. It isn’t just a “girl” colour.

  2. tw conroy says:

    Very nice pattern, so colorful and pretty – thanks!
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  3. Biruta Taunton says:

    I do like looking at patterns and this one is adorable. My search at the moment is for my youngest grandchild for a beanie/hat with flaps for ears!!

  4. Linda Church says:

    I keep having to register in order to get through to the free patterns and when I do it says I am already signed in and have an account.

  5. Barb says:

    I think you just need to click the little x on the pop-up box instead of signing up. It happens to me too. Very cute pattern!

  6. Barb says:

    My mistake, I did have to sign in, but there is a second tab that says sign in, beside the register one, if you click that it will work.

  7. Dian says:

    I can’t rate down but boo to the perv.If you’ve never really dresesd up for him then just the gesture means a lot. As a guy I am a fan of a simple red or black dress and just a piece or two of jewelry, but you know your own style.Be you dresesd up, not you dresesd up as someone else. Be prepared for his jaw to hit the floor, whatever you do. It’s easy to know that your girlfriend is pretty and another thing to be struck in the face with it.

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