A Baby Hat Easy

Hi everyone welcome to my channel knitting for baby thank you for watching and thank you for

subscribing in today's tutorial i'm going to show you how to knit this little hat for a baby from

zero to three months now in the same tutorial i also show you how to knit this one here this one

is for three to six months size and they're both very easy to make okay so let's get started and

thank you for watching okay to begin i'll be using these five millimeter knitting needles and today

i'm using this medium number four yarn i'm using yarn bee soft and sleek this is a medium number

four yarn and i'm using this light blue color to make the three to six months size i used

the pink color in the same yarn brand now the first thing that we need to do is we need to

cast on our stitches so i'm going to show you how to cast on your stitches using the long tail cast

on so here to begin for the zero to three months size we need to cast on 54 stitches

if you're making it bigger for three to six months then you need to cast on 62 stitches so

we're going to cast on 54 for the zero to three month size so to cast on your stitches using the

long tail cast on we need to determine how much yarn we need to leave for our long tail so what

i like to do is i like to wrap my yarn around like this 20 times you can do 10 times or you

can do 20. i like to do 20. so that's 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20.

so here we have enough yarn for about 20 stitches so if we double it up

that's 40 and if we double it up again that's 60. now i need 52 so uh i'm just going to leave

it like this i'm probably going to have a nice long tail left but that's okay so if you're doing

62 then i would do do the 60 like this and maybe a little bit more so for me i'm just going to do it

like this maybe a little bit less so right about there now we're going to make a slip knot here

like this and we're going to put this yarn here on this side and this here is coming from the

skein now insert both needles through this loop now we're going to insert both needles

because the first row is always the hardest when you do it this way your stitch is bigger and

you have a nice and loose beginning row here so which is what we need

for these hats so now we're going to insert our finger like this through the middle open up your

yarn and we're going to go from left to right and we're going to grab a loop like this that's two

three four

five six seven eight nine ten and so on you're going to continue until you have 54 stitches

on your needles if you're making it for three to six months size then until you have 62.

continue and i'll meet you once this part here is done to show you what we need to do next

okay i finished casting on 54 stitches and this is all the yarn that i had left so you may want

to leave a little tiny more just in case so here we're just going to tie a little knot here

and we're going to remove one of the needles so gently pull one of them like this and now we have

our 54 stitches if you're making it for three to six months then you should have

62 so now what we're going to do here for the first row is i'm going to knit the first stitch

and then i'm going to purl the next two knit the next two

purl the next two

knit the next two

purl the next two

this is all i'm going to do all the way to the end now at the end we're going to have one stitch left

and that one last stitch we are going to always always purl i have two border stitches here the

first stitch we're always going to slip from here on and the last stitch we're always going to purl

now continue like this for this first row knit two purl two all the way to the end

so i'll meet you at the end of this first row i'm here at the end of this first row these last two

stitches here i knit so this one here at the end we are always going to purl now this is the first

row now we're going to turn for the second row and we're going to repeat the same thing now from here

on we're always going to slip the first stitch like this and we're going to purl the next two

one and two and we're going to knit the next two

purl two knit two and that's all we're going to do always knit two purl two and so on continue to the

end of this second row at the end of this second row remember the last stitch we are going to purl

okay continue and i'll meet you at the end i'm here at the end of the second row remember this

last stitch we always purl now turn for the third row and from here on this is all we're going to

repeat the exact same thing we're going to do this for the zero to three months size until we have

40 rows for the three to six month size you're going to do it until about 44 rows so here again

we're going to slip the first stitch like this and we're going to purl the next two stitches

knit the next two

purl the next two

knit the next two purl the next two

knit two purl two knit two purl two all the way to the very end now remember that once you get

here to the end this last stitch you're going to purl always then you're going to turn slip

the first stitch and then repeat the same thing for every row now continue like this

repeating this same row until you have 40 rows for the zero to three month size or for three to six

months you're going to do 44 rows so continue and i'll meet you at the end of the 40th row

okay i finished making 40 rows and it's measuring about 18 centimeters which is about seven inches

now for the three to six months size um i did 46 rows i had forgotten that i had done 46 rows so

if you did 44 or if you want to add two more it's okay with 46 rows the three to six months size it

should be measuring about eight inches or about 20.5 centimeters at this point so now we're going

to continue and we're going to reduce for the next three rows so here to do the reduction what

i'm going to do is we're going to slip the first stitch and i'm going to purl the next two stitches

and the next two i'm going to knit together like this these are actually the two knit

stitches so i'm going to knit two together here so the pearls we're going to purl

and then the two knit stitches here one and two we're going to knit two together like this

now purl and then knit two together this is how i'm going to continue for this row so

continue on omich at the end i'm here at the end of this first row reduction the last stitch here

i'm going to purl now turn and we're going to go back and we're going to slip the first stitch

i'm going to purl the next stitch and i'm going to knit the next two so purl and then knit two

purl and knit two continue like this for this row and i'll meet you at the end i'm

here at the end this last stitch i am going to purl and this is how i finish the second row

now for the third row of reductions we're going to turn here now for this third row

slip the first stitch and we're going to purl the next two stitches together

now knit the next stitch and then purl the next two knit and then purl two together

knit purl two together knit purl two together continue like this all the way to the end i'm

here at the end of the third row of the last stitch we always purl now this is what it looks

like now we're going to reduce one more time if you want to leave it like this it's fine we can

close but i just want to reduce more stitches here at the top so i'm going to turn here

and the first stitch we're going to slip

and here i am going to purl two together across like this purl two together

and then purl two together

purl two together and so on to the last stitch okay so continue and i'll meet you at the end

of this last row okay i'm here at the end of this last row so the last stitch here i'm just going to

purl and this part here is done now cut your yarn make sure you leave a lot a long tail so we're

going to turn this over like this and we're going to close the top of the hat first so just insert

your thread through your needle and we're going to remove these stitches from our needle like this

okay now pull your yarn through hold this here hold the loop here

don't pull it all the way because what we're going to do is we're going to leave a nice loop here to

tie this i like to do it like this if you want to just pull it all the way and just weave it

around that's fine i'm just going to tie a knot here now i think that looks better

now tie another knot so that it's nice and secured perfect so the top of the hat is closed now

now what we're going to do is we're going to seam this part here so i am going to seam my uh

my hat like this so this is the right side so now we're going to go from one side to the other

so right now my yarn is on the right side so we're going to find the first stitch here on

the left side now as we were slipping each one of the stitches we were leaving these v stitches

on the very edge you can see it right there so right next to it right here to the side you'll

see this bar in between each row so that's where i'm going to be inserting my needle for each side

and make sure that each side corresponds with the right row so this would be my last row right here

so i'm going to insert my needle through there and then find the next row here and right to the side

you'll see that stitch so insert your needle there find the next row

and you're just going to work your way down doing the exact same thing

for each one of the rows like this and that's how i'm going to close my hat

so continue like this all the way to the bottom and i will meet you there to show you

what we need to do next okay i'm here at the end i finished closing this part here so all you do now

is just pull your yarn and as you can see it's starting to close and you can barely see where

we did our seam now pull this like this so it's not too too tight here nice and loose

and that's what it looks like perfect

now here at the bottom we're going to reinforce these last two stitches

so i'm going to insert my needle through there and through the first row here right to the side we're

going to make like an eight so we're going to go this way and come back the other way like this

and now it's nice and secured

and i think that looks pretty good now we're just going to

hide our ends i'm going to do one more stitch here

perfect now we're just going to hide our remaining yarn

you can do this from the inside i just like to go right here to the side in and out

like this and then come back and then go back again

and that should keep it nice and secured

whatever remaining yarn you have come back down and just cut your yarn

perfect and here's our finished little hat that's what it looks like

now i still have this here this yarn

so i'm going to finish weaving this so that i can show you the finished hat

here's the finished little hat that's what it looks like and that's the top this is the inside

it's a reversible stitch so if you don't want this here just weave it around and it should

look nice too there it is now let me try it on my little model here so that you can

see what it looks like now my baby dolls head circumference um this one is about let's see

14 inches which is about 35.5 centimeters so this would be zero to three months size

so let's try it on him see what it looks like perfect look at that

now let me show you the same hat on the newborn baby doll

now her head circumference is about 13 inches which is the

an average newborn head size maybe a tiny bit big but i'd say that it should still work if you fold

it up a bit more that's what it would look like on a newborn baby so you can do it in the same way

just do last rows and it should work for a baby a newborn baby that's what it looks like there it is

now let me show you this one here on my three to six month size baby doll this one here let's see

now to close this hat you would do it in the same way and the reductions also in the same way

there it is that's what it looks like on her the three to six month size

this one here i did 46 rows and as you can see it's a tiny bit long so if you prefer to do it

where it's not as long then only do maybe 44 rows and it should work out nicely too and there it is

so the three to six months size and then the zero to three months size on my newborn doll

or on the zero to three month size baby boy

there it is i think it looks so cute look at that i love it and it was so easy to make so

this was today's tutorial i hope you like it thank you so much for watching until next time