Garter Stitch Hat

March 2002
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
190 yards (174 m)
14" circumference, one size fits up to 24 months

Summary:  Form a hat from an easy-to-knit garter stitch rectangle and decorate with a pom-pom

Materials required:

  • 190 yds. of worsted weight yarn for hat
  • small amount of worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color for pom-pom
  • yarn needle
  • about 8 T-pins or coil-less safety pins (optional)
  • 4 x 2 1/4 inch piece of cardboard or Pom-Pom Maker tool, for making a pom-pom
  • Strong scrap yarn (such as a plied wool or cotton yarn) in the same color as the pom-pom

From Knitting for BabyThis hat is made by knitting a rectangle, folding it in half, and sewing the open top and side seam closed.  To finish with a hat that is the same size as the one shown in the photo you need to knit it at the gauge listed in the pattern.  If you end up with a hat that is a different size, don't worry.  It will probably fit the baby at some point; if not, it will surely fit someone else.