Oaks Hat Knitting Pattern

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I love knitting little baby hats, they are THE cutest little things to make.

The Oaks hat is a two toned hat. I like to knit these hats in neutral colours, this way they can go with any outfits. But you can mix and match colour combinations how ever you would like!

Oaks Hat Pattern


  • 9mm 16′ circular knitting needles
  • 9mm DPN’s
  • Lion Brand Thick and Quick Wool-Ease (2 different colours, I used fossil and fisherman)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Pom pom maker


  • This pattern is worked in multiples of 3
  • The pattern is written for an infant 6-12 months
  • This pattern is knit with two different colours. One for the brim of the hat and one for the body of the hat


  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2tog: Knit two together
  • CC: contrasting colour (brim of the hat)
  • MC: Main colour (body of the hat)


Size: Infant 6-12 Months

Cast on 36 stitches and join in the round with CC


Row 1-8: *K2, p1* repeat around

Body of the hat

Row 9-18 : with MC knit each round

Row 19: *k2, k2tog* Repeat around

Row 20: Knit around

Switch to DPN’s

Row 21: *k1, k2tog* Repeat around

Row 22: Knit around

Row 23: k2tog

Cut a long tail and weave through the remaining stitch on the needle. Pull tight to close. Now add a pom pom and you are done!

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 the pattern 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!  

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Andrea

    How would you recommend increasing this for a toddler size or child size?

    1. northernmoose


      To increase this for a toddler size you would start with 33 stitches and add more rows. Roughly 4 more rows before you start decreasing. The hat should measure 6-6.25 inches before you start the decrease rounds.

      1. Kathy

        Very cute pattern. For baby hat says to cast on 36 stitches. How many would i cast on for toddler size? Above reply says 33 stitches but that is less than for baby hat.

        1. northernmoose


          I’m so sorry my above was a typo I never noticed. It should have said 43 stitches not 33.
          So sorry about that!

          1. Kathy

            Thank you for your reply. I am new to knitting so that’s so this is a big help. Such a cute hat

            Thanks again and keep well.

          2. Nancy

            Did you make your own Pom Pom with the wool used?

          3. northernmoose

            Yes I did

  2. Anne

    Hi, lovely hat pattern. What weight of yarn is it for UK knit please? Thank you

    1. northernmoose

      Hello, it’s super chunky yarn.
      Have a wonderful day!

  3. Kayla

    Do you have to switch to Double pointed needles?

    1. northernmoose

      No, You could just add two more regular rounds before the decreases. Then do the first decrease round on your regular needles and finish off there!
      Have a wonderful day!

  4. Marcia Krestell

    Love the oaks hat 6-12 months. How do you increase the size to toddler measurements pls?

    1. northernmoose

      Cast on 43 stitches. Follow the pattern until the hat measures 6.5 inches and then begin the decrease rounds.
      Hope that helps!

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