Free knitting pattern – Newborn Tie-Cord Hat
This knit baby hat was my first venture into the world of DPNs. After watching this Youtube video on how to knit with double pointed needles, I finally mastered the technique. I had heard knitting with DPNs was equivalent to wrestling with an octopus, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be. If you’ve never used big-bad (ooooh) DPNs before, try it. I thought having to sew up circular knit projects when I was done was no big deal. Wrong. Knitting in the round on DPNs is so, so, so much better. Try it… you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Free Pattern: Newborn Baby’s Knitted Tie Hat
Size: Newborn. Finished hat measures 12″ in circumference and 5.5″ inches high, not including tie.
- US size 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles
- ~75 yards worsted weight yarn
- Darning Needle
Knit in Stockinette Stitch (K every round) until hat measures 4″ from bottom.
Begin to decrease.
Round 1: (K3, K2tog) around
Round 2: (K2, K2tog) around
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2, decreasing until only 4 sts remain.
Continue to K4 sts to form an i-chord that measures 6-7″.
Use Darning Needle to Sew in Ends.
Loosely knot i-chord at top of hat.
Laugh at all your other friends who knit this on straight needles and have to sew up the seam.