Baby Hearts Hat by Heidi Gustad

Baby Hearts Hat

August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 125 yards (91 - 114 m)
newborn (14 inch head diameter), baby (17 inch head diameter)
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The pattern features four big hearts spaced evenly around the hat as a nod to Heart Month. Also, heart shapes are cute, especially on the head of a baby!

I made this Baby Hearts Hat pattern in two sizes, using this size chart. The newborn size is 14 inches in circumference and obviously for newborns and is the size the Heart Association is looking for for donations. I thought I’d include a baby size, which is 17 inches in circumference, in case you want to make an extra one for a baby in your life.

The other differences between the newborn size and baby size is that the baby size features a folded edge and a pom pom. Newborns have enough new things to learn without a pom pom (no matter how adorable the pom may be) pushing into their soft spots. I’m not a baby expert, but that seemed like a practical change to include. Plus, I skipped the cuff on the newborn size so you wouldn’t have to worry about it rolling down onto the newborn’s face.