Continuing on the recent theme, I whipped up this quick and easy Ribbed Baby Hat. We were going through the awesomely cute clothes my sister received from her baby shower, and she realized there’s some super cute blue clothes, but super cute blue baby hats were hard to find! So, naturally, I told her I’d make her one (and I think I should make her more!!)
I did a quick search for free patterns, and came across this adorable option: the Rib-Wrapped Baby Cap pattern at Celtic Mommy. The pattern tells you how to adjust the size, based on the size of the baby. I wanted it to be as close to newborn size as possible, so I attempted that direction. It worked beautifully, except for the fact that the only blue yarn I had available was worsted weight instead of DK! To accommodate, I simply stopped increasing after round 3, and continued straight for about 7-8 times. These are the only alternations I made to this wonderful pattern, and only because my yarn was a little too heavy and I don’t have enough resources for yarn purchases, these days so I had to work with what I had!
I am very pleased with the results and thankful to CelticMommy for generously sharing this free pattern with us! I know I will use it many more times to come.
Here are some pictures for you (sorry about how dark they are):
They are about the same size as the newborn-3 month sized hats that you can buy in the store, and it only took maybe a couple hours to whip up. Looking forward to making more of these cute hats!