Baby Audrey Hat

Original Design by Alexis Winslow

(Instructions below)

This adorable striped newborn hat features a ribbed edge and a cute little i-cord knot at the top. This is a great stash-busting pattern for a last minute baby shower gift because it uses so little yarn and only takes a few hours to complete.

Size US 7 DPNS or size to obtain gauge
Worsted or DK weight yarn. The sample was made with:
Color A: Karabella Yarns Aurora 8, color # 1536 (light green) 16g
Color B: Karabella Yarns Aurora 8, color # 32 (pink) 16g

15” around 5.5” long (infant size)

5 sts and 6.5 rows per inch

Check out my video tutorial and blog post explaining how to knit “jogless” 2-row stripes in the round.

CO 76 sts with color A
Switch to color B, *K2, P2, rep from * for 4 rows. Carry color A up the inside of the hat by twisting it together with color B once each time you pass it.
Work the rest of the hat in stockinette, knitting every row.
Begin stripe pattern: Knit 2 rounds in color A, then 2 rounds in Color B.
Work straight until the hat measures 4.5” (about 24 rows above ribbing)
Shape crown: *K17, K2tog, rep from *. 72 sts total.
Next row: *K7, K2tog, rep from *. 64 sts total
Next row: *K6, K2tog, rep from *. 56 sts total
Next row: *K5, K2tog, rep from *. 48 sts total
Next row: *K4, K2tog, rep from *. 40 sts total
Next row: *K3, K2tog, rep from *. 32 sts total
Next row: *K2tog, rep from *. 16 sts total
Next row: *K2tog, rep from *. 8 sts total
Next row: *K2tog, rep from *. 4 sts total
Work an I-Cord with the remaining sts for about 2.5”
Break yarn about 6 inches out and thread the end through a needle. Run the needle through the remaining sts to cinch the top together. Tie the I-Cord into a little knot and weave in the ends.


  1. Cute.. I have trouble trying to do stripes when knitting in the round, stupid question, but does it work better or different when using dp needles? Stripes don’t match up.

  2. Hi Barb! It’s nice to hear from you. This is a great question. There are a lot of different ways to do jog-less stripes in the round. One website that explains it thoroughly is Tech Knitting. The way I do it, is I’ll knit one round in the new color, then before I knit the first stitch of the second round, I’ll pull the stitch from the previous round up onto the needle and knit it together with the first stitch. This ends up looking like an elongated slip stitch, and does a really good job of hiding the jog. I hope this helps Barb :)

  3. Alexis! I just randomly looked at your blog today and stumbled upon this posting of the sweet hat you made for Audrey! One day when I have time I’ll watch your video tutorial so I can learn how to knit another one of these adorable hats.
    Best, Amy

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