Sweet As A Cupcake Hat

Sweet As A Cupcake Hat Pattern

© 2019 Amanda Bryant

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This one was made on a whim for my daughter Olivia. Her old hat was getting too small, so I thought I’d whip up a new one for her. Olivia is a larger 5 year old, with some thick and curly hair, so this hat is perhaps a bit larger than one for the “average” 5 year old. It will fit up to a young/small adult’s head!

This is also my last pattern for 2019!

It is a very simple and basic pattern (there’s probably a million others out there just like it!). It works up super quick and would make a great last-minute gift, or like in my case, when it gets cold outside and you suddenly realize you need a bigger hat on the spot! lol

Materials Used:

Caron Cupcake (about a half cake) in the color Rainbow Sprinkles (I didn’t use the pompom)

4 mm circular needle and dpn’s (double pointed needles- change to the dpn’s when decreasing on the circular becomes too tight)

Stitch marker

Yarn needle to weave in the ends

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

CO- cast on

K- knit

P- purl

sts- stitches

St St- stockinette stitch

K2tog- knit two stitches together (decrease)


In Stockinette Stitch, 6 sts= 1 inch and 8 rounds=1 inch

Finished Measurements:

Approximately 8 inches in length, and 18 inches in circumference (unstretched)


CO 88 sts

Working in rounds, work K2 P2 ribbing for 1 inch (or more if you want a bigger cuff).

Next, work in St St (K every round) until the hat measures 7 inches from the cast on edge.

Once the length is achieved, begin the crown decreasing (you will decrease by 8 sts on every round)


Round 1- (k9, k2tog) x’s 8 (80 sts)

Round 2- (k8, k2tog) x’s 8 (72 sts)

Round 3- (k7, k2tog) x’s 8 (64 sts)

Round 4- (k6, k2tog) x’s 8 (56 sts)

Round 5- (k5, k2tog) x’s 8 (48 sts)

Round 6- (k4, k2tog) x’s 8 (40 sts)

Round 7- (k3, k2tog) x’s 8 (32 sts)

Round 8- (k2, k2tog) x’s 8 (24 sts)

Round 9- (k1, k2tog) x’s 8 (16 sts)

Round 10- (k2tog) x’s 8 (8 sts)

Cut yarn, and using a yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the remaining 8 sts on the needles. Pull closed tightly and secure. Weave in yarn tails.

If you’re using the Cupcake yarn, add the pompom to the top of the hat, if so desired (I didn’t desire, lol)

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