Simple Seamless Baby Hats

Here is another quick and easy pattern that is great for using up stash yarn. The pattern is the same for all sizes, you simply change your gauge to make sizes preemie, newborn, and baby. You can also knit these hats to go along with my other pattern Simple Seamless Baby Booties .

Skill Level: easy
Stitches Used: cast on, knit, k2t
Abbreviations: knit (k), knit two together (k2t), stitches (sts)
Sizes: preemie (newborn, baby), measures: 12″ (13″, 14″) circumference, and 5 1/2″ (6 1/2″ / 7″)  length without brim folded
Note: Make sure you check your gauge. The size of the hats are determined by the gauge you use.

preemie: 4 sts = 1″
newborn: 3 1/2 sts = 1″
baby: 3 sts = 1″


  • set of five double pointed knitting needles in size needed to obtain gauge . ( I used size 8 needles for  a preemie hat, size 9 needles for a newborn hat, and size 10 1/2 needles for a baby hat)
  • yarn suitable for gauge (I used about 34 yds of worsted weight yarn for a preemie hat, 40 yds of heavy worsted weight yarn for a newborn hat, and 47 yds of bulky weight yarn for a baby hat)


  • With needle size and yarn needed to obtain gauge, cast on 44 stitches. Divide stitches onto 4 double pointed needles. (11 sts per needle)

Rows 1-24: join in round, knit.  [the hat should measure  about 4 1/2″ (5 1/2″, 6 “) long]
Row 25: *k2, k2t,* repeat to end of round. (33 sts)
Row 26: knit.
Row 27: *k1, k2t,* repeat to end of round. (21 sts)
Row 28: knit.
Row 29: *k2t,* to end of round.  (11 sts)

  • Cut yarn, weave through remaining stitches 3 times, fasten off. Weave in ends. Fold up brim as desired.
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7 thoughts on “Simple Seamless Baby Hats

  1. I have a question the hat pictured is smooth, do i have to purl at all? I’m just learning and have never knitted with double pointed needles, so I’m not sure how it works. Thanks

  2. Brilliant and simple pattern which enabled me to run up one of these gorgeous hats for my friend’s little boy when he made a sooner-than-expected appearance last week. Thank you!

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