Free Knitting Pattern…Baby Doll Hats!

Baby Doll Hats

by Jennifer Dickerson

A simple, pretty hat for a doll…check out my Cotton Candy Toddler Hat so your little one and her doll have a matching set! Uses very little yarn. Fits a doll with an 11 inch or less circumference head.

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  • Scraps of worsted weight yarn in your choice of two colors 
  • US 10.5 Straight Needles 
  • Tapestry Needle


  • CO: Cast on
  • BO: Bind Off
  • K2tog: Knit two stitches together
  • st st: Stockinette Stitch

Instructions for Hat:

CO 34 sts

Work 5 rows in K2 P2 rib

Then work in st st until piece is 3 inches from CO edge


Row 1: K2tog, K2 to end of row

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K2tog, K1 to end of row

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K2tog to end of row

Using tapestry needle, break yarn leaving a long tail. Thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly. Seam up the back of hat and weave in ends.

Instructions for Flower:

CO 5 sts

Row 1: KFB each st (10 sts)

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: KFB each st (20 sts)

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: KFB each st (40 sts)

BO and stitch to hat with tapestry needle.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!

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18 thoughts on “Free Knitting Pattern…Baby Doll Hats!

  1. Some of the easiest & BEST patterns l have come across.. Was searching for knitted flowers & came onto yr blog.. Well done.. l will DEFINATELY put you in my favorites & visit often.. Best Wishes..Hahnsmum.. New England.. NSW, Australia..

  2. WOO HOO just what I have been looking for. I have two grand daughters with American Girl dolls and they need hats. Thank you so much. Will definitely keep checking your site for more inspiration. p2

    1. Wonderful! Your granddaughters are so lucky to have someone like you to knit beautiful things for them! And you are so welcome, definitely check back often, there are new and lovely things being added every week! Happy knitting to you! 🙂

  3. When I cast on 34 stitches and did the k2p2 ribbing for 5 rows, it didn't seem to turn out right. Should it be a multiple of 4 instead? Like 32 or 36? Or maybe I just messed up when I was counting….?

    Love your blog!

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