Umbilical Cord Hat by Jennifer L. Jones

Umbilical Cord Hat

September 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
197 yards (180 m)
Infant to 6 months - 16" finished circumference

Pattern description from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “Everyone I know seems to be having a babe these days, so I designed this easy, quick, and inexpensive hat to give as a gift. It can be made with any worsted-weight yarn, but make sure you use something washable that is soft, since babies need garments that don’t itch and that can easily be thrown into the washer. Depending on your gauge, you can probably get two hits from one skein of yarn.”

Size: Infant to 6 months - 16” finished circumference

Skills: Cast on, knit, knit in the round, decrease, I-cord


  • Patons Canadiana (100% acrylic; 85g/197yds), 1 skein #81 Gold
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5)
  • Stitch markers

Pattern is on pages 188-189.