The Pat Hat by Karima Sundarji

The Pat Hat

June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
105 yards (96 m)
Newborn to 6 months
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This pattern is available for free.

When my niece invited me to her Gender Reveal Baby Shower where they would find out and reveal the baby’s gender, I wanted to make her something appropriate for the theme. So I created this little reversible baby hat.

Although my niece is probably too young to remember it, I had a chuckle remembering the old “It’s Pat” sketch on Saturday Night Live played by Julia Sweeney.

The project also has another benefit. I’m always looking for an excuse to buy and use more Lion Brand Bon Bons. They are irresistible – they are to yarn what kittens are to the Internet. There is also enough leftover to use the yarn for adding some color to the wrapping.

The extra warmth of the double layer will be great for cold bald baby heads in the winter. There is very little finishing needed on the hat as the wrong sides are never seen so no issues with messy woven in ends or long floats that will catch when putting things on.

The hat also allows Baby to accessorize for their day and night outfits just by turning the hat inside out.