Little Hearts Knit Hat for Kids

I absolutely love this little hearts hat pattern! It is so adorable on babies and toddlers. And the great thing about this pattern is you can make it in any colour combination you like, and it will still look cute!

This pattern is written for toddler size (1-3yrs). You can purchase the inexpensive ad free version of this pattern here. It includes written size from 0-6 months to adult.

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  • I used lion brand wool-ease thick and quick yarn. But you can use any super bulky yarn. Pick two colours. One for your main colour and one for the contrasting colour.
  • This pattern is worked in multiples of 4.
  • Knit in the round


  • 9mm 16″ circular knitting needles
  • 9mm DPN’s
  • Lion Brand thick and quick two colours.
  • Stitch marker
  • Optional: pom pom


  • K- knit
  • MC- main colour
  • CC- contrasting colour
  • K2tog- Knit two together
  • * *-Repeat anything inside the asterisk until end of round
  • DPN’s- Double pointed needles

Knitting Pattern Little Hearts Hat

Toddler (1-3yrs)

Cast on 40 stitches. Join in the round.

Brim of hat 

Row 1-6: *k1, p1*

Body of hat

Row 7: Knit with MC

Row 8: *K1 CC, K3 MC*

Row 9-10: Knit with MC

Row 11: K2 MC, K1 CC, *K3 MC, Knit1 CC* K1 MC

Row 12-13: Knit with MC

Row 14: *K1 CC, K3 MC*

Row 15-16: Knit with MC

Row 17: K2 MC, K1 CC, *K3 MC, Knit1 CC* K1 MC

Row 18- 22: Repeat Rows 12-17

Row 23: Knit MC

Knit the rest of the rows with MC

Row 24: *K2, K2tog*

Row 25: Knit 

Switch to DPN

Row 26: *K1,K2tog*

Row 27: Knit 

Row 28: *k2tog*

Cut long tail and weave in the rest of the stitches remaining on the needles. Pull tight, weave in ends.

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This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of for your own personal use but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

14 thoughts on “Little Hearts Knit Hat for Kids”

  1. I’ve made several hats as Christmas gifts this year and I have many stash amounts left over. I love this sweet little hat and can’f wait to knit a few with my “leftovers”. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  2. When looking at row 6, what does CC1, MC3, knit all across mean? I think it means knit 1 using CC and then 3 using MC and continue the entire row, but I want to make sure I am correct before beginning the pattern. Thank you so much.

  3. Can this be done without DPN as I dont own any but would love to make this for my LG. I have thanks for the pattern the finished product is lovely xx

  4. Good Evening, I was wondering on this hat pattern if to cast on 44 stitches was a lot for this size toddler hat? Thank you for responding back to me… Phyllis

  5. Thank you for responding back to me.. I think 40 stitches will be just right.. Also like the pattern as well.. Am looking forward to making it… 🙂

  6. Can I use straight needles instead of circular needles for this or any patterns that call for circular needles? I just have a hard time with my circular needles that I have?

  7. Hi,
    Love the hat!
    I want to make this for a 6 month old.
    Could you give me the amount of stitches…please?
    I am a new knitter. Not sure how to figure out the amount of stitches for a smaller size.
    Thank You.

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