12mm-US 17

Newborn Baby Hat Pattern – Easy Mock Cables

newborn baby knit hat patternThis little hat is easy to make if you are looking for something a little different. The mock cables are simple and do not require a cable needle. The hat is very stretchy so it will fit a wide variety of baby head sizes. I have also included instructions for 6 months and 12 months.


Bernat Softee Baby 1 ball, color shown is Funny Prints

Set of 4.5mm double point needles

Tapestry Needle



Cast on 45 [50, 60]sts on DPN. Place 15 sts on needle 1 and 2 and 12 sts on needle 3.

Work K1,P1 rib for 1 1/2 – 2 inches.

Mock Cable Pattern:

Rows 1 & 2: *K3, P2. Repeat from * around.

Row 3:  *Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2. Repeat from * around.

Row 4: *K1, YO, K1, P2. Repeat from * around.

Work in the mock cable pattern for 4 1/2 inches ending with Row 3.

Decrease Rows:

Row 1: *K2, P2. Repeat from * around.

Row 2: *K2, P2tg. Repeat from * around.

Row 3: *K2, P1. Repeat from * around.

Row 4: *K2tg, P1. Repeat from * around.

Row 5: *K1, P1. Repeat from * around.

Row 6: *K2tg. Repeat from * around.

Row 7: Knit.

Optional: Work I-cord sprout on the top. If you do not know how to do an I-cord, here is a video that will help.

If you choose not to do an eye cord, you can finish off by threading a tapestry needle and drawing the yarn through the remaining stitches on the needles. Draw it up tight to close the hole and fastening off the yarn securely. Weave in ends.

12mm-US 17

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Let me know if you try any of these free baby knitting patterns and how they turned out!