Knitting Pattern: Cupcake Hat in 3 Sizes

I’m excited to share my first free knitting pattern on the blog today!

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter
Back in September, 2014, my knit Cupcake Hat was first published in the Holiday, 2014 issue of Love of Knitting. This hat makes a great gift for a special girl.

Image (c) Love of Knitting.

Image (c) Love of Knitting.

The pattern is available in newborn, infant, and toddler sizes. (And, a free crochet version of this pattern is now available here in the same sizes.)

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for this sample was generously provided by Skacel Collection.

This pattern is a great introduction to knitting bobbles. The hat is knit flat and then seamed, so you only have to worry about the increases and decreases that create the bobbles and the shaping.

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy

Cupcake Hat

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This bobbled hat with stretchy ribbing makes a perfect gift for a special little girl!

 

Finished Size

  • Newborn: 12.5″ circumference, 5” height, (Infant: 14.5” circumference, 6” height, Toddler: 17.5” circumference, 7” height)

Materials

    • HiKoo by Skacel Collection Simpliworsted (55% Merino wool/28% acrylic/17% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 140 yd/128 m) – 1 skein ea in 035 Turkish Coffee (CA) and 015 Ripe Raspberry (CB), or approximately 140 yd (128 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
    • US 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 26 sts in ribbing pattern = 4” (10 cm) when gently stretched. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – bobble (see Special Stitch Pattern)
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • ea – each
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • p2tog – purl 2 sts together
  • p3tog – purl 3 sts together
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side)
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated. 

Special Stitch Pattern

  • bob – bobble – (K1, p1, k1) in same st.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is knit flat from brim to crown and then seamed.
  • Always slip sts knitwise.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Stretchy ribbing (cupcake base)

  • With CA, CO 82 (94, 106) sts.
  • Row 1: Sl 1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Rep Row 1 until ribbing measures approximately 3”, fasten off CA with long yarn tail for seaming.

Crown (cupcake frosting)

  • Row 2: (WS) With CB, p across.
  • Row 3: (RS): Sl 1, p across.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, *bob in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 6: Sl 1, *p3tog, bob; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-7 until hat measures approximately 4” (5”, 6”), ending after Row 7.

Begin shaping crown

  • Row 8: Sl 1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last st, p1. (62, 71, 80 sts)
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1. (42, 48, 54 sts)
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12:
    • Newborn and Toddler sizes only: Rep Row 8. (32, 41 sts)
    • Infant size only: Sl 1, k1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2. (37 sts)
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 14:
    • Newborn and Toddler sizes only: Rep Row 10. (22, 28 sts)
    • Infant size only: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k1, p2. (26 sts)
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3:
  • Row 16:
    • Newborn and Infant sizes only: Rep Row 8. (17, 20 sts)
    • Toddler size only: Sl 1, k1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2. (22 sts)
  • Row 17: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 18:
    • Newborn and infant sizes only: Rep Row 10 (12, 14 sts).
    • Toddler size only: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k1, p2. (16 sts)
  • Row 19: Sl 1, *p2tog across to last st, p1. (7, 8, 9 sts) Fasten off CB with long yarn tail for seaming.

Finishing

  • With WS facing, with CB in yarn needle, weave through sts on needle to close top of hat. Line up rows and use CB to join with mattress st until end of cupcake crown. With CA in yarn needle, line up rows and use CA to join ribbing with mattress st. Weave ends inside of hat.
© 2014, 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/04/28/free-knitting-pattern-cupcake-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.If you make one, please share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy

8 Comments

  1. Michele
    May 28, 2015 / 9:37 am

    Could you please recommended a video on How to make that bobble stitch for your baby hat since there are so many different ways and sizes to make knitted bobbles ! Beautiful hat !

    • May 29, 2015 / 1:35 am

      Michele, I don’t know of a video for this specific way of making bobbles. I do have the specific instructions written into the pattern, so I hope you find that helpful.

  2. Angela
    September 14, 2015 / 10:45 am

    Do you have this pattern available for crochet? My 9 yo son would love one if these hats!!! Thank you ?

    • September 14, 2015 / 4:27 pm

      I don’t currently have this available as a crochet pattern, Angela, but thanks for the suggestion.

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