Christmas Wreath Hat

Hello everyone! It’s been quite some time since I’ve made a hat for the little ones, and since my theme for this Christmas season is hats, it’s the kids’ turn now to get a special holiday design. I wanted to try something different as the main feature for this hat, to distinguish it from my Christmas Lights Hat of last year, and Christmas Angel Hat and Christmas Gifts Hat that I’ve done this year. So, I decided to knit a wreath themed hat. I’m making this one in three sizes: for a newborn, an infant, and a toddler. The width of the wreath pattern unit can be sort of restrictive when you try to design for multiple sizes, but luckily each pattern repetition I added landed me on the next size. If you like the design and want to make one for yourself, you can definitely do that. You just knit one more pattern repetition and that’s how you get the adult size. I’ve got one more hat design for kids that I’ll be sharing soon, so stay tuned. I hope you all enjoy making this quick and easy hat and get to gift and/or share it with your precious ones.

Skill level: Intermediate



Christmas Wreath Hat - Toddler size 



Materials:

  • Yarn: Alize Baby Best, (90% acrylic, 10% bamboo), 3.35 oz (100 g), 262 yards (240 m), in the following colors and quantities: light cream 62 (1 skein), green 41 (1 skein), red 106 (1 skein), and dark yellow 216 (1 skein).
  • Circular knitting needles, 16" (40 cm) long, sizes US 6 (4 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Double pointed needles (DPNs) set, size US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Sizes and measurements: 

  • Newborn: head circumference = 13- 14" (33- 36 cm), height = 4.5" (11 cm).
  • Infant (6- 12 months old): head circumference = 17- 18" (43- 46 cm), height = 6.5" (17 cm).
  • Toddler (< 6 years old): head circumference = 19- 20" (48- 51 cm), height = 7.5" (19 cm).


Christmas Wreath Hat - Newborn size

Gauge: 20 sts and 25 rounds = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.



Yardage: 

  • Newborn: 57- 60 yards (52- 55 m), approx.
  • Infant: 90- 93 yards (83- 85 m), approx. 
  • Toddler: 118- 120 yards (108- 110 m), approx. 
Knitting Terms:
  • st: stitch.
  • sts: stitches.
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit the 2 slipped sts together through back loops.


Christmas Wreath Hat - Newborn size



Instructions:

With light cream yarn and 4 mm circular knitting needles, cast on 70 (84, 98) sts. Join in the round. Put a ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds. Work as follows:

Rib round 1: k 1, p 1, repeat to end.

Repeat the rib round 4 (64) times. 

For size toddler onlywork as follows:

Rib round 2: p 1, k 1, repeat to end.

Repeat the rib round four times.

Change to 4.5 mm circular needles while knitting one round, knit 0 (2, 4) rounds. With light cream, green, yellow, and red yarn, work the "wreath pattern" chart, then k 1 (2, 3) rounds.



Decreasing Rounds:

For size newborn:

Round 1: ssk, k 5, repeat to end. (60 sts)

Round 2: knit to end.

Round 3: ssk, k 4, repeat to end. (50 sts)

Round 4: knit to end.

Change to DPNs needles.

Round 5: ssk, k 3, repeat to end. (40 sts)

Round 6: knit to end.

Round 7: ssk, k 2, repeat to end. (30 sts)

Round 8: ssk, k 1, repeat to end. (20 sts)

Round 9: ssk, repeat to end. (10 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends.



For size infant:

Round 1: ssk, k 12, repeat to end. (77 sts)

Round 2: knit to end.

Round 3: ssk, k 11, repeat to end. (70 sts)

Round 4: knit to end.

Round 5: ssk, k 10, repeat to end. (63 sts)

Round 6: knit to end.

Round 7: ssk, k 9, repeat to end. (56 sts)

Round 8: ssk, k 8, repeat to end. (49 sts)

Round 9: ssk, k 7, repeat to end. (42 sts)

Change to DPNs needles.

Round 10: ssk, k 6, repeat to end. (35 sts)

Round 11: ssk, k 5, repeat to end. (28 sts)

Round 12: ssk, k 4, repeat to end. (35 sts)

Round 13: ssk, k 3, repeat to end. (28 sts)

Round 14: ssk, k 2, repeat to end. (21 sts)

Round 15: ssk, k 1, repeat to end. (14 sts)

Round 16: ssk, repeat to end. (7 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends.



For size toddler:

Round 1: ssk, k 12, repeat to end. (91 sts)

round 2: knit to end.

Round 3: ssk, k 11, repeat to end. (84 sts)

Round 4: knit to end.

Round 5: ssk, k 10, repeat to end. (77 sts)

Round 6: knit to end.

Round 7: ssk, k 9, repeat to end. (70 sts)

round 8: knit to end.

Round 9: ssk, k 8, repeat to end. (63 sts)

Round 10: knit to end.

Round 11: ssk, k 7, repeat to end. (56 sts)

round 12: ssk, k 6, repeat to end. (49 sts)

Change to DPNs needles.

Round 13: ssk, k 5, repeat to end. (42 sts)

Round 14: ssk, k 4, repeat to end. (35 sts)

Round 15: ssk, k 3, repeat to end. (28 sts)

round 16: ssk, k 2, repeat to end. (21 sts)

Round 17: ssk, k 1, repeat to end. (14 sts)

round 18: ssk, repeat to end. (7 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a 6" (15 cm) long yarn tail, pull it through all sts and tighten tog. Weave in loose ends.



Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.

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  1. Can I print it? It is so beautiful but I don't see the logo for printing

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