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Baby Hat Knitting Patterns Gallery


Our baby hat knitting patterns contest ended December 10th, 2010. Look at these amazing entries for some hand knit inspiration!

Hand Knit Baby Hat Contest Winner:

Newborn Long Tail Hat
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These hand knit baby hat entries and photos below were submitted for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from our sponsor, Sundara Yarn!

Indeed, often a new knitter will try out a baby hat as their first project. Hats are small and quick to knit so it is a very rewarding project! This page is filled with inspiring knit hats made with love.

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Want to see more? Here is just a small sample of baby hat knitting patterns that were submitted by readers. Click on any image to view a larger photo and to learn more about how they made their baby hat! At the very bottom of this page, you can browse all 70 entries!

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Hand Knit Baby Hat Entries

Click below to see entries and comments...

Apple Jack's hat 
I knit this hat for my grandbaby, while my daughter was pregnant. We didn't know whether it was a boy or girl so I chose an apple design. Little did …

Cookies&Cream 
Cookies&Cream is a cozy baby hat in a modern style with a nod to vintage and dessert. The rose and the creamy edging give off a feminine air, tempered …

Cable and Bobble Hat 
This was one of many hats I knitted during my final weeks of pregnancy with my second child. Several years ago, I used the same pattern - Snuggly Baby …

Miss Dashwood 
I knit this hat for my daughter when she was very young. As soon as I saw this hat pattern on Knitty.com, I knew I had to make it. It was quite early …

Newborn Long Tail Hat  
This hat was made for my second son to use for newborn pictures. I had seen some similar hats and thought "I can make that!" So I started knitting and …

Newborn Long Tail Hat  
This hat was made for my second son to use for newborn pictures. I had seen some similar hats and thought "I can make that!" So I started knitting and …

Scrappie Hat 
I love stocking caps! When I found the Munchkin Hat pattern, I just HAD to knit one!!! It is a great way to use up scrap yarn (I always have a LOT of …

baby beanie 
I made this hat for a baby shower for a friend of mine. Her little lady is now 4 months old and the hat fits perfectly, just in time for winter. This hat …

Ultra-Soft Pixie Hat 
This is a little bonnet-style fairy hat, with a chin strap anchored by a crocheted flower at the side. After my grandmother passed away I inherited …

Vintage Pixie Cap 
The pixie hat is a classic baby knit that every knitter should make at least once. It’s simple, timeless and can be worn by girls and boys depending on …

Lollipop Hat 
I never buy a store-bought hat. Why would I when I can knit? This winter I am especially enjoying knitting hats because I get to knit them for my little …

little lady ruffled hat 
I knit this baby hat for my daughter and have since made the pattern my go-to for her, gifts, etsy, etc... I used a luxurious ball of wool/cashmere …

Don't feed the Dragon 
For Halloween, my daughter asked me to make up a couple baby hats for her six-month old. I found a pattern for a dragon hat and tweaked it to the creation …

Little Lion baby hat 
Hat is crocheted, modified from a pattern for a hooded towel. I used a Size F-5 crochet hook and a 1.5" piece of cardboard to ensure the loops for the …

"Bear Hat" 
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat. toddler hat with bear ears, and ear flaps What yarn and needles did you use and where did you …

Quinny's Gnome Hat 
I am a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful, high energy little boys (ages 2 and 5). We live in Western Colorado and spend as much time outdoors as possible. …

Winter snowflakes 
I knit this hat specifically for my 8mo daughter. I wanted something feminine, but not pink. And I think that the snowflakes do just that. After I finished …

Bright Spright 
The main design feature on this sweet pixie cap is the upturned point at the back of the head, which lends a sprightly or gnomish twist to the basic bonnet. …

Neapolitan Sundae  
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat. I've always loved pink and brown together for my girls... and a couple years ago, I picked up some …

wee brim 
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat. a simple toque style hat with a bit of flair added with the brim! What yarn and needles did you …

Garter Stitch Cloche 
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat. Shaped with short rows at the crown, I made this infant hat to match a garter stitch sweater for a …

Foxy Hat 
Inspired by a friendly fox that visited our campground every morning in Yellowstone, this super soft and snugly hat was made to coordinate with a pair …

Pumpkin Hat 
I knit this for my sweet little nephew to wear this fall. I used metal DPNs and Caron Simply Soft in orange. The leaf is green cashemere and another …

Cupcake hat! 
I decided to make this baby hat for my grandaughter. I didn't have a pattern so I kind of just made it up. I used circular needles size 8 and a Caron …

Organic Sweet and Funky Baby Hat 
For this Funky Baby Hat I started with a very basic baby hat pattern and modified it to create a special hat for a crazy and funky friend of mine's baby! …

Made with Love 
This was a hat made for our first baby, however our son died shortly after we gave birth. Two years later we had our blessed daughter, and are thankful …

Baby Strawberry Hat 
I made this strawberry baby hat for my niece who was due to be born at the height of strawberry season. It it a 0-3 month size in wool yarn, knit in the …

Jester Baby Hat 
I made this hat for my granddaughter, hoping for something cute, stylish, and fun to match her personality as well as keep her warm during the Minnesota …

Baby Cashmere Cloche Hat 
The hat is a sunny yellow cashmere cloche accented with a pink rose flower. The slight ruffle and rose detail are reminiscent of 1920s fashion. I used …

Infant Nordic Ski Hat 
For the infant cross-country skier in your life. It's a simple beanie style hat with ribbed brim and a jaunty Norwegian tassel. I used Adriafil Knitcol …

Floppy Flower Hat 
Here is a simple beanie style baby hat with a rolled brim and a floppy flower on the side. I think it looks like a flapper hat form the 20's. My 2 year …

Snail Baby Hat 
This is a baby hat that I knit up last year for my little fella. It is a handknit hat with a spiral pattern that leads up to the top of the crown....just …

Upside-down Daisy Knitted Baby Hat 
This knit baby hat is the “upside-down daisy” from a wonderful book I’ve been planning to knit my way through. Everything in it is sooooo stinkin’ cute! …

rory's rainbow hat 
After a long hiatus from knitting, in the last trimester of my pregnancy, I got the urge to knit a baby hat. I rushed to finish it in the last days of …

River's Accordion Hat 
I finished this ultra soft striped hat just in time for River's first camping trip. The accordion pattern's alternating stripes of knit and purl stitches …

My little Laplander 
I knitted this hat for my eight-month old son, as a replacement for the hat his nana made when he was born. I wanted something nice and warm to cover …

Sweet Sprout Cap 
This baby hat was knit with some super soft wool in our favorite colors and patterned with stripes. The yarn was gifted from a friend, the needles are …

Knit Baby Bonnet 
This is a very soft and cozy baby bonnet with i-cord ties. The yarn is Shepherd Colour 4 Me and Rowan Kidsilk Haze on size 8 needles. The yarn was …

Joshua's Hat 
This baby hat is the 2nd hat i've ever made. I made it for a baby I know named Joshua. I used baby blue yarn that I got at Meijer. I also used Susan …

Ezra Steele's Steel Gray Cabled Hat 
Ezra's handknit cabled baby hat was made by me (mommy!) before he was ever born. While pregnant, I made lots of hats from this same pattern, in different …

SHEEP! Baby Hat 
I made this sheep baby hat to teach myself how to do stranded colorwork since this was a technique that scared the beejeezus out of me! I gifted this …

Christmas Tree Baby Hat 
This Christmas Tree Baby Hat was knit by me in the last few weeks of my pregnancy. My daughter, born 11/30, was to meet most of the extended family on …

Purple Strawberry  
This is my purple strawberry hat, knit for my four year old granddaughter, Madison. Purple strawberry you ask? Why certainly, because it had to be purple …

Carter's Cozy Blue Wool Hat 
I knit this hat for my 18 month old son, Carter this fall. It is in tones of blues and purples which are his favorite colors. I used a worsted weight …

hershey kiss 
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat. i love this hat style! it is such a quick knit but has amazing results. it can be knit in any weight …

Earflap Hat 
This earflap baby hat was handknit for a neighbor who was having her sixth baby. It is a ultra soft cotton/wool blend that is machine washable too. It …

And Baby makes 3 
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat. Well I found the basic design online then did a little tweaking of it. What yarn and needles did …

Granny Knit Not rated yet
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat. I knitted this hat for my grand daughter. What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get …

Sweet & Soft Hat Not rated yet
I knitted this soft baby pink and cream colored hat for my 2 month old grand daughter to go along with her sweater set. I used Baby pink and cream colored …

Baby Cables Baby Beret Not rated yet
I've knitted a couple baby hats for my son, but he grew out of those so quickly! So I thought an over sized slouchy beret would be perfect for fall and …

Baby Brennan's Flat Hat Not rated yet
This adorable, easy, soft baby hat was made for my nephew, Brennan for his 2nd birthday. He loves bright colors and I chose blue and green stripes to complement …

Orange Jane Not rated yet
This aviatrix baby hat was knit for my 4 month old daughter. She had tons of bought and handmade hats but she needed a hat that would stay on her head …

tangled up scrap yarn baby hat Not rated yet
The inspiration for this hat came to me because I'm a single mom on a tight budget-so I'm always looking for resourceful and creative ways to utilize my …

Little Pumpkin Not rated yet
This hat was the very first hat I knit for my baby. He was born in April and so we didn't really need a hat until the fall. The little hospital caps worked …

BABY ESTER'S FLOWER HAT Not rated yet
I'm an Italian mom knitting for her 16 month little girl, but this hat and scarf has been knitted for my 6 month old niece. I used: 1)less than 1 …

Baby Hipster Hat Not rated yet
Elijah is wearing a hand knit hat with brim in two complimentary shades of green. The yarn is a baby alpaca / bamboo blend, which is incredibly soft! …

Baby Cap of +10 Cuteness Not rated yet
I knit this hat for a friend's daughter, who was born in May. This was my first time knitting baby stuff so I fully explored the possibilities of knitting …

Te Amo Baby Hat Not rated yet
I wanted a hat for Valentine's Day for a baby but not overly cute, just simple and festive. I had been wanting to try my hand at hand embroidery on a …

dead fish hat Not rated yet
I knit this up for my son who needed a "boy hat" this winter. I used up scraps of wool and wool blends that I had on hand. Great way to use up scraps …

Chunky Blue Hat Not rated yet
I wanted a hat for some newborn baby photos. I wanted a really chunky, make-a-statement kind of hat. But it had to be quick and easy to knit - I was …

Baby Blue Baby Hat Not rated yet
I knit this baby hat for Conner, my next door neighbor's baby. Her nursery was a "Little Boy Blue Theme" so blue was the color I had to pick. It was …

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