Very, very small hats

There was a request for some hats or bonnets small enough to fit a golf ball sized head.  Someone found a pretty nice crochet pattern but there wasn’t a knitting pattern available.  Well, it didn’t take long to crochet a hat up and work out a knitting pattern from it!

Using 4 ply baby yarn and 2.5mm circulars or double point needles for both hat patterns,  use straight needles for bonnet pattern
Basic Hat 

Cast on 32 sts and work 4 rounds in rib (as pictured) or moss stitch if prefered
Work 8 more rows plain.

Shape crown

[k2, dec 1] around round, work 1 round plain
[k1, dec 1] around round, work 1 round plain
[ dec 1] around next 2 rounds, break yarn and thread through stitches, pull snug and finish off.

Brimmed hat 

Cast on 32 sts using larger needles can be helpful for this as it gives a “baggy” hem to slip stitch up later
Work next  row  plain
[ inc1] all round
Work next  row  plain
[k1, inc1] all round
Work next  row  plain
[k2tog, yarn over] all round
Work next row plain
[k1, dec1] all round
Work next row plain
[dec1] all round
Work next 12 rows plain then follow crown shaping as for hat.
fold brim under at “picot” row and slip stitch loosely in place.

Bonnet

Cast on 32 sts on a straight needle, this is not worked in the round.
Work as for basic hat  directions but  add a narrow moss stitch boarder  at each edge until you begin shaping for crown.

Make crochet chains or cut narrow ribbon and fix on for ties.

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