knitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.

I had the inspiration for this baby hoodie from an adorable little bonnet I saw at my friend Helen’s house. It was so cute, and looked fairly simple, so I decided to attempt to come up with a similar pattern for my niece Kyla’s 1st birthday present. It’s super simple to knit, really adorable, and because it ties at the bottom, it stays on her head for far longer than a regular hat! Plus, it’s really quick – you could probably knit this up in a night or two. I absolutely love working with this yarn ( Lion Brand Yarn’s Baby’s First) – it’s super thick, soft, and creates a really nice finished piece.

knitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.

Supplies:

  • 1 skein, Lion Brand Yarn’s Baby’s First in yellow
  • Size 10 knitting needles (I used a long circular needle)
  • Darning needle
Sizing
This hoodie fit my 1 year old niece perfectly. It ended up being about 8 inches tall, and 7.5 inches wide. The gauge was about 3.5 stitches per inch, on a size 10 needle.

Lion Brand Yarn Baby's First

Instructions:

1. Cast on 62 stitches

casting on 62 stitches on size 10 needles

2. Work in ribbing (k2, p2) for about 7 rows, or until ribbing is your desired length.

work in ribbing (k2 p2) for about 7 rows

3. For the rest of the piece, repeat these two rows (or switch the order, depending on what row you finished your ribbing. Make sure the first 4 and last 4 stitches are being knit/purled the same as in the ribbing):

  • Row 1: p2, k2. p until there are 4 stitches left. k2, p2
  • Row 2: k2, p2. k until there are 4 stitches left. p2, k2

knitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.knitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.

4. Bind off, leaving a very long tail, which you will use to seam the back edge of the hoodie.

knitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.

5. Fold completed piece in half, with the inside facing out. Using a darning needle and your leftover tail yarn, seam up the back edge of the hoodie.

folding piece in half, inside out, and seaming the edge

Make sure to go through the first two “v’s” on both edges, so you have a nice, clean seam when you flip the hoodie back the right side out.

seaming the two sidesthe first part of the hoodie

6. Make the hoodie pull ties. Cast on 4 stitches onto your same size 10 needle. For every row: k1, p1, k1, p1. Continue until your pull ties have reached your desired length. Bind off, leaving plenty of tail yarn to sew the ties onto the hoodie. Make 2 of these.

for hoodie pull ties, cast on 4 stitchesk1, p1, k1, p1 every row until the ties are your desired lengthknitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.

7. Using your darning needle and the tail yarn of the pull ties, sew the two ties onto the main piece of the hoodie.

sewing the pull ties to the hoodieknitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.knitandbake.com - Kyla's hoodie. Easy to knit baby hat / bonnet.

11 Responses to Kyla’s Hoodie [Easy Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern]

  1. Claire says:

    Beautiful layout, pictures, and pattern! makes for a great knitting experience, keep it up! Really appreciate the pictures every step of the way

  2. TRINITYCRAFTSISTER says:

    This is a really pretty simple bonnet. I knit baby hats and bonnets for a baby unit. I will try this one as it does appear quick. Probably use ribbon instead of the knitted ties. Could even put a flower on one corner or each corner. Yes the possibilities are endless really. Many thanks

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  4. Jessica says:

    Hi Kyla! I am a big Fan of your Blog, you have a great sene of colors and style. I posted your beautiful baby bonnet on my german knitting-blog: http://schoenstricken.de/2012/11/babyhaubchen-stricken/. Please check if that is ok for you.
    Best from Berlin, Jessica

  5. Jessica says:

    Sorry Diana I just called you Kyla, got a bit confused there.
    Jessica

  6. Anne says:

    How long should I continue the stocking stitch?

    • knitandbake says:

      Mine ended up being about 8″ tall, but you can really just continue the stockinette stitch for as “tall” as you’d like the hat to be!

  7. Sofia says:

    Absolutly gorgeos, thank you for sharing this pattern, loved to discover your blog, congratulations

  8. Sofia says:

    This bonnet is absolutly adorable, looks very easy, I discover your blog surfing in the internet and love it, congratulations

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