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Fluffy Newborn Gnome Hat Knitting Pattern

How cute is this newborn gnome hat? Soft and fluffy, and really unique. This hat would make a stunning gift for a new baby, and works superbly well as a newborn photography prop too.

Please read on to find the free knitting pattern for this super cute newborn hat.

Fluffy Newborn Gnome Hat Knitting Pattern


Pair of 5mm knitting needles 

Pair of 6mm knitting needles 

50g eyelash yarn which knits on 4mm needles

50g plain dk yarn to knit alongside eyelash yarn.

Needle for sewing up 

Button or flower  (optional) 

The border of the hat is knit in a chunky yarn, or with 2 strands of plain DK yarn knit together (yarn A) 

The remainder of the hat is knit with 2 balls at the same time – eyelash and plain DK. This gives the hat the chunky and firm texture needed for it to look right (yarn B) 

With 5mm needles and yarn A, cast on 40 stitches. 

Work k1,p1 rib for 8 rows. 

Switch to 6mm needles and yarn B. 

Work in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for 10 rows. 

Ensure you have just ended on a wrong side row and commence shaping the hat as follows – 

1) *k4,k2tog repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4 

2) Purl entire row 

3) Knit entire row 

4) Purl entire row 

5) *k3, k2tog repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2,k2tog 

6) Purl entire row 

7) Knit entire row 

8) Purl entire row 

9) *k2, k2tog repeat from *to last 3 stitches, k1, k2tog 

10) Purl entire row 

11) Knit entire row 

12) Purl entire row 

13) *k1,k2tog repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2 

14) Purl entire row 

15) Knit entire row 

16) Pul entire row 

17) *k1.k2tog repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2 

18) Purl entire row 

19) Knit entire row 

20) Purl entire row 

21) *k1,k2tog repeat from * to last stitch, k1 

22) Purl entire row 

23) Knit entire row 

24) Purl entire row 

25) K1,k2tog,k1, k2tog,k1 

26) Purl entire row 

27) Knit entire row 

28) Purl entire row 

29) K2tog, k2tog, k1 

30) Purl entire row 

31) Knit entire row 

32) Purl entire row 

33) K2tog, k1 

34) P2tog 

Cut yarn, leaving enough to sew up back seam. Thread yarn through remaining stitch, draw up and secure, and sew up back seam. Sew or glue on decoration if desired. 

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