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Stashbusting Baby Hat

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What to do with all those tiny leftovers? Make a baby hat, of course! Whether you have a recipient in mind, will donate to charity or just keep a handy stash of ready-made gifts for rapid response to baby news, this hat fits the bill. Quick to make, with just small amounts of yarn for each colour and easily customisable to 1, 2 or 3 colours (or even more!) it gives a sweet and cosy result.

Pattern contains
Pattern is fully written out and charted.


Sizes are finished garment:

Newborn: circumference 32cm/12 ¾ in and 13cm/ 5 ¼ in tall
3-6 months circumference 38cm/15 in and 14cm/ 5 ½ in tall
6 months-toddler: circumference 42 cm/16 ½ in and 17 cm/6 ¾ tall


3.5mm (US 4) needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge.
I used smaller needles as I am a looser that average knitter. You can if you wish use a smaller needle for the ribbing, but this is optional.


25 stitches and 36 rows over 10cm/4 in over stockinette

Skills assumed:

Knitting in the round


Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Slipping stitches

Yarn and yardage

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals (or similar sport weight yarn) 66(86,114) metres or 73(96,125) yards in total or as follows split between 3 colourways:

Stone for colour A: 31(41, 53) metres or 34(45, 58) yards

Leaf for colour B & peppermint for colour C (quantities of each colour) 18(24,31) metres or 20 (26, 34) yards
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