Baby Girl Hat & Mitten Set- Free Pattern

Last week I was asked to make a hat set for a really really newborn girl (she’s not born yet), one like my (Almost The Same) Newborn Hat & Mitten Set, but smaller and pink, and with a bow. So I played around for a while and came up with this. (I call this my “Version 3.0” set because it’s the third version of my Newborn Hat & Mitten Set, lol.)

It’s pretty much the same as the original, and the second, hat and mitten sets, except it’s smaller, pink, I used a different brand of yarn, it has a knit bow, and I changed the ribbing pattern of the body of the of the hat. Otherwise, it’s identical, lol. (The evolution of a baby hat, right?)

 

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Baby Girl Hat & Mitten Set

© Amanda Bryant 2018

 

Materials Used:

Bernat Baby Sport lightweight (“3”) 100% acrylic yarn- about 1 oz used for the set- Color “Baby Pink”

4- 4 mm DPN’s (or you can use a 16 inch long size 4 mm circular needle for the beginning of the hat, but you will need to change to dpn’s for the crown)

4- 3.75 mm DPN’s for the mitten cuffs and the bow

Stitch marker (for marking end/beg of round)

Yarn needle (for weaving in ends & sewing the bow to the hat)

Gauge: using 4 mm needles, 8 sts and 8 rounds (in K3, P1 ribbing)= 1 inch

Size: Newborn

Finished Measurements: (unstretched) Hat- 9.5 inches circumference and 5 inches long (which includes the cuff which is 1 ¼ inches long). Hat will stretch comfortably to 14 or 15 inches.// Mittens 3 ½ inches long (including cuff which is 1 ¼ inch long) and about 4 inches in circumference

Notes: Because of the ribbing, this hat is super stretchy, so it will fit a variety of newborn head sizes. Also, you can make the ribbed cuff of the hat a bit tighter by using a slightly smaller needle, as I did for the cuff of the mittens. If you think the mitten cuffs are still too loose, you could try weaving a ribbon through the stitches of the final round of the cuff and tie with a bow, or make a crochet chain (of about 50-60 chains). However, you must keep in mind that baby’s often put their hands in or near their mouths and this could pose a safety risk. Also, you can make the mitten cuff longer by repeating the K2 P2 ribbing a few more rounds, and the hand of the mitten longer by repeating the St St rounds (Round 2 of the hand) more times.

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

CO- cast on

Sts- stitches

K- knit

P- purl

K2tog- knit 2 sts together (decrease)

Hat Instructions:

Starting at the bottom edge of the hat with the 4 mm needles (or 3.75 mm for a tighter fit), CO 76 sts. Divide these sts evenly amongst 3 dpn’s (I put 24st on each of the first 2 needles, and 28 on the last needle)

Round 1- (K2, P2) around (76 sts)

Repeat Round 1 for 1 ¼ inches

Body of the hat:

Round 2- (K3, P1) around (76 sts)

Repeat Round 2 until the hat measures 4 inches from the CO edge

Crown Shaping:

Round 1- (K2tog, K1, P1) around  (57 sts)

Round 2- (K2, P1) around (57 sts)

Round 3- (K2tog, P1) around (38 sts)

Round 4- (K1, P1) around (38 sts)

Round 5- (K2tog) around (19 sts)

Round 6- K2tog, K around the remaining sts (18 sts)

Round 7- K2tog around (9 sts)

Next- Leaving the sts on the dpn’s, cut the yarn leaving a long tail. Using a yarn needle, draw the yarn tail through the sts that are on the dpn’s. Remove the sts from the needle and pull the sts tightly closed and secure. Weave in ends.

Mitten Instructions (make 2):

Starting at the cuff with the 3.75 mm needles, CO 24 sts. Divide evenly between 3 needles (8 sts on each needle).

Round  1- (K2, P2) around (24 sts)

Repeat Round 1 until the cuff reaches 1 ¼  inches in length

Making the hand (change to 4 mm needles):

Round 2- K around  (24 sts)

Repeat Round 2 for 1 ¾  inches (until mitten measures 3 inches from CO edge)

Shaping & Closing the top of the hand:

Round 3- (K2tog) around (12 sts)

Round 4-  K around (12 sts)

Round 5- (K2tog) around (6 sts)

Next- Leaving the sts on the dpn’s, cut the yarn leaving a long tail for closing the top of the hand. Using a yarn needle, draw the yarn tail through the sts that are on the needles. Remove the sts from the needles and pull the sts tightly closed and secure. Secure yarn and weave in ends.

Bow-

With 2- 3.75 mm needles, working in rows, CO 10 sts

Row 1- K across (10 sts)

Row 2- P across (10 sts)

Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures 2 ½ inches long. On a K row, cast off. Weave in yarn tails. Tie and wrap a string of yarn (about 10 inches long) around the middle portion of the bow tightly, secure, and using the tail of this yarn, sew the bow to the hat.

 

 

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