Free Crochet Pattern: Newborn Knot Hat

By Rachel Choi – 14 Comments

Forget pompoms when you can make a cute, simple knot on top of a hat. This newborn baby hat is great for boys and girls. The hat is crocheted seamlessly in the round from the top down, in one piece. Then the top is knotted and the bottom is cuffed up for the perfect fit. Use the hat for everyday wear or even in a newborn photo shoot.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 6″ wide when flat, will fit most newborns and will stretch

Light Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)
Stitch marker (or safety pin, or scrap of contrasting yarn)

Gauge: Rounds 1 – 4 in pattern measure 1 1/4″ wide and 2″ long when flat.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Hat
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc in second ch from hook, place marker: 12 dc
Round 2 – 12: dc in each dc around: 12 dc
Round 13: 2 dc in each dc around: 24 dc
Round 14: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around: 36 dc
Round 15: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) around: 48 dc
Round 16: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc) around: 54 dc
Round 17 – 23: dc in each dc around: 54 dc
Round 24: hdc in next dc, sc in each dc around, sl st in first hdc: 54 sts
Finish off. Knot the top of the hat. Fold the bottom of the hat up to form a cuff.

Need help while crocheting your hat? Leave your questions below!

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  1. Sandra Pegg says:

    Not an experienced crochetter – having trouble reading the pattern – starting with round 2 which reads 12: dc in each dc around: 12 dc. Can you explain a bit more. What does 12: mean?

  2. Courtney says:

    Im pretty new to crocheting. Do I need to chain 2 at the beginning of each round and slip stitch to the chain or to the 1st DC?

    Thank you!

  3. Amanda says:

    Lovely little hat. I was able to make one in the time it took for me to sit through a whole Houston Astros game. Great project for a night sitting at home. Definitely will be making more. Go ‘Stros!!

  4. selina says:

    Thanks for this. Great, easy pattern to follow for a beginner. I added a 2nd colour for the cuff or last two rows in a thicker wool – very happy with the end result.

  5. Jo says:

    Hi! I loved this little hat!! Worked up so fast! Quick question … The little guy I made it for turned out to be close to 10 lbs at birth!!! So I was going to try it again but a larger size… maybe closer to a 3\6 month size?? Do you mind giving me some direction On continuing the increase rounds??? Should I do 2DC in first stitch of row 17 then DC in the next 8 stitches continuing that way or should I make larger jump??

    Thank you!!,

  6. Gayle Altmann says:

    Good morning,
    I understand the spiral to crochet the actual hat but where are the instructions for the tie on the top of the hat please?
    Thank you

  7. Cindy says:

    Thank you for this pattern, it’s so simple & easy to follow. I made one with alpaca & now she is 4 months & needs a larger one.

  8. Alexandria Hoffman says:

    This is an amazing pattern. I love it and the hat that comes out of it. Thank you so much!

  9. Debit Young says:

    THANK YOU for all of your hard work…Turned out beautifully.. I just dropped the beginning 12 rows to 8 DC. Turned out goog size for newborn.

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