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Hello Baby Hat – Free Pattern

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

The Hello Baby Hat pattern is ready for you. I made it to go along with the Hello Baby Cardigan but it is just as cute on its own. The Strawberry Charm is optional but awfully cute if you choose to latch one on top of your hat.

Here is some information you might like to know about the hat:


Size: newborn to 3 months

Yarn:Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 hank in Igloo #7517 for the cardigan and 1 hank (or a small amount) in Toast #7506 for the I-cord at the top of the hat

Note: I used the leftover Igloo from the Hello Baby Cardigan to make the hat.

Needles: US size 7 needles, 16-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

Note: I can comfortably fit 56 stitches around a 16-inch circular needle. If you can’t fit the stitches around a 16-inch needle you could use double-pointed needles or a 12-inch circular needle.

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


Tape measure or ruler


Stitch marker

Yarn needle


Here is some information you might like to know about the Strawberry Charm:


Needles: US size 1 set of 4 double-pointed needles

Yarn: Small amounts of Spud & Chloë Fine in Red Hot #7815 and Cricket #7804


Embroidery needle


Stitch marker



Click here to download the free pattern for the Hello Baby Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Hello Baby Hat!

25 Responses to “Hello Baby Hat – Free Pattern”

  1. March 23, 2011 at 1:59 am Lucy says:

    It’s precious!

    • June 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm Judy says:

      I tried to download the free pattern. The photos of the hat came out great, but the directions are gobbely gook. Can you help?

      • June 20, 2011 at 7:11 am sanderson says:

        Hi Judy. I’m not sure what the problem is with that. Could you try again or do you have another computer to try from?

  2. March 23, 2011 at 6:27 am Jenni at Baa-me Kniits says:

    Totally adorable!!

  3. March 23, 2011 at 7:40 am Suzanne says:

    That strawberry seals the deal! Thanks for the pattern, Susan.

  4. March 23, 2011 at 10:49 am honeysuckleblue says:

    Adorable. I may have to cast on TODAY.

  5. March 23, 2011 at 11:48 am Tricia says:

    soooo sweet!

  6. March 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm Heather says:

    I can’t wait to make one of these, so cute.

  7. March 26, 2011 at 11:31 am abbie2001 says:

    This is the cutest hat. I will definetly have to make one.

  8. March 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm Lyndsey says:

    This is the cutest baby hat and Jacket set I’ve seen for ages can’t wait to make one !!

  9. April 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm Kimara says:

    This is soooo adorable. Another reason to wish wee ones stayed “wee” longer :) Thanks for the free pattern. I’ll be linking on Facebook.

  10. May 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm Silvia says:

    This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure if I’m able to do it, but I’ll try.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Love, Silvia.

  11. July 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm suzanne damien says:

    very cute hat,i’ll have to give it atry.

  12. July 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm Gerda says:

    Can this pattern be done on circular needles?

    • July 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm sanderson says:

      It is done on circular needles:)

  13. August 4, 2011 at 2:45 am Kora says:

    I am so totally in love with this hat! I’m early in my pregnancy and almost hope it’s a girl just so I have an excuse to make this hat! (I might do it anyway for my niece!!)

    Thanks so much for the beautiful patterns and inspiration! This is one of my favorite knitting sites.

  14. December 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm anidy says:

    hello, can you give me this explication in french please ?

  15. December 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm Rose says:

    The pattern to this very cute hat is not the same pattern for the hat in the picture. The pattern says to knit rounds 1-7, but the hat in the picture is purled the first 4-5 rounds, not knitted, then knitted for a few rounds, pulled for a few rounds then knitted for maybe 7 rounds. It’s hard to say just looking at the picture. Not sure if it’s the wrong picture or the wrong pattern. I decided to try and knit the hat by looking at the picture instead of the actual pattern.

    • December 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm Rose says:

      *pulled is suppose to be purled. Gotta love auto correct. :)

    • December 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm Rose says:

      The picture of the hat looks like the decrease pattern is the same as the written pattern. It’s only the first part of the hat that looks different then the written pattern.