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.

Click here for matching hat!

  • 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!


  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..

    1. Wow, you are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words, I am glad you are enjoying the site! :-)

  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. I was wondering if you have an easy crochet flower pattern

  4. How do you seam up a hat so it doesn't look ugly.

    1. I'm not sure about the sewing machine, I have never tried that before. However, I pasted a link to a tutorial below that might help. When I seam up my hats, etc. I use the whip stitch. It works good for me and if you do it neatly, it looks perfectly fine.

      Whip stitch tutorial:

  5. Can I please ask what KFB means for the flower? I am really wanting get started on it. Ann

    1. Sure! It is a simple increase, and means "knit front and back" or KFB. I did a photo tutorial a while back, here's the link:

      Hope that helps!

  6. 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!

  7. What circumference of doll head does this fit?

  8. On row 1, are you supposed to K2 to
    g for the entire row? It's not clear.

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