Toddler Pompom Beanie Hat | A free pattern {Knitting}

Monday, 29 September 2014


The new beanie hat season has officially started, whoohoo! And Baby MiH is the first one to have a new hat - mine is being knitted at the moment. Not sure he feels lucky however, I have managed to take 3 pictures of him, but it has not been easy. I guess he does not feel that it is cold enough for a hat. But he looks so cute in it, so I keep trying to put it on. The inspiration for this pattern was this picture - just a bit less slouchier. 


It is a really quick knit - knitted with yarn from stash, and unfortunately this means that I don't have the exact names of the yarn, so the yarns I mention are probably the right ones but I cannot be 100% sure. 




Pattern: below
Knitting needles: 4.5 mm (circular and DPNs)
Yarns: for the body: Silver Grey Cascade 220 (3/4 of a skein)
and a merino tencel hand dyed lace yarn in Slate (from here)
for the pompom: I used Cascade Pure Alpaca Paints (1/4 skein)
Size: to fit a toddler (Baby MiH is a big 21 months-old, 
and it is easily going to last him until next year)


Here is the pattern I drafted (let me know if you spot any mistakes)
  • CO 90 stitches , I use the German cast on for hats
  • you start with ribbing on 10 rows  (Ktbl1, P1) 
  • knit in moss stitch for 45 rows 
  • decrease starts with (k2tog,k) row (60 stitches left)
  • purl row
  • decrease with a (k2tog) row (30 stitches left) - probably time to move to DPNs 
  • purl row
  • decrease with a (k2tog) row (15 stitches left)
  • purl row
  • decrease with a (k2tog,k1) row (10 stitches left)
  • purl row
  • decrease with a (k2tog) row (5 stitches left)
  • bind off in your usual way. 

Make a pompom to the size you want. 



I did not block it, but I guess you can do it, and you may actually achieve more slouch-iness, you could also have a bigger pompom (but I was really worried that Baby MiH would keep pulling at it - he is already quite taken by the pompom as it is). 

It is a really simple beanie hat, but as I love moss stitch, this is one of my favourite ones. As always let me know if you make one using the pattern, I would love to know! 

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous little guy and cute hat too! Love that bit of slouchiness!

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  2. I just went through my knits and I need hats and mitts. Yep. Love your hat and the pom pom makes the hat!! Beautiful little model you have there as well :)

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  3. Adorable pictures :) I always found it difficult to get Z to wear wooly hats in England as he would either pull them off or complain they were hot or itchy - and he always looked so cute!!

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  4. moss stitch is my favourite stitch, the hat is adorable, as is baby mih

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  5. It's beautiful! And so is your model. He looks so much like you!

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  6. I so want this hat! How'd you make the pom pom thick?

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  7. And oh, I just wanna cares that precious, handsome cheek.

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  8. This is so sweet! Baby MIH is ADORABLE!

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  9. I made this, but found it much too large for my 15 month old's head....how would I decrease it? I love the way the hat turned out, just not the size.

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