Garter Stitch Baby Hat

Here is another “all-time favourite” that I make a lot of….

Going to make some more of these too and hope you will join in.




(Shown above in size baby)

Skill Level: intermediate
Stitches Used: cast on, knit, purl, k2t, ssk, yo
Abbreviations: knit (k), purl (p), yarn over (yo), knit two together (k2t), slip slip knit (ssk), stitches (sts)
Sizes: preemie (baby), 11 1/4″ (13 1/2″) circumference and 5″ (6″) length
Gauge: in garter stitch in the round, 4 sts and 6 rows = 1″ by 1″



  • 1 skein Red Heart Soft Yarn, teal – 256 yds (100% acrylic)
  • set of size 8 double pointed knitting  needles
  • set of size 9 double pointed knitting needles
  • yarn needle


  1. With size 8 needles, cast on 45 (54) stitches, divide onto 3 or 4 double pointed needles.
  2. Join in round, and purl 1 row.
  3. Change to size 9 needles, Knit 1 row.
  4. *P2, k2t, yo, k1, yo, ssk, p2,* repeat to end.
  5. *P2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2,* repeat to end.
  6. *P1, k2t, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p1,* repeat to end.
  7. *P1, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p1,* repeat to end.
  8. *k2t, yo, p2, k1, p2, yo, ssk,* repeat to end.
  9. Change to size 8 needles, *k1, p3, k1, p3, k1,* repeat to end.
  10. Knit 1 row.
  11. Purl 1 row.
  12. Repeat numbers 10 & 11 till hat measures 4 1/2″ (5 1/2″), or until hat measures 1/2″ shorter than desired length. (ending on a purl row)
  13. *K1, k2t,* repeat to end. [27 (36) stitches]
  14. Purl 1 row.
  15. *K2t,* repeat to end. [9 (18) stitches]
  16. Purl 1 row.
  17. Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches 3 times. Fasten off, and weave in ends.


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