Who’d’ve ever thunk I’d write a baby pattern? Well, I had just a little bit of a skein left after working on some patterns for my alpaca rancher neighbors, and I thought it would be fun to make a teenie hat. The ribs make it stretchy, so the sizes it fits go along with basic sizes for both 0-6mos and 6mos-1yr.

This sweet little cap knits up in a jiffy and has a nice cuff for extra warmth. The cushy, stretchy 3×3 rib makes a hat that accommodates a nice range of sizes, and the snuggly warm, hypo-allergenic alpaca is perfect against baby’s tender skin. Be sure to include hand washing instructions when giving as a gift. One skein will make 2 to 3 hats. Shown in Carl’s yarn.

Level: Advanced Beginner

Time: 1 – 2 hrs

Yarn & Materials
US 7 double pointed needles
1 skein Alpacas in Wildcat Hollow Sport weight Yarn (100% alpaca, 200 yd, about 95g)
yarn needle

0 – 12 mos

4″ = 17 st in stockinette st


Loosely CO 66. Divide between dpns. Join, being careful not to twist st.

Work in K3 P3 rib for 6″.

*K1, k2tog, p3, repeat from * to end.
*K2, p1, p2tog, repeat from * to end.
*K2tog, p2, repeat from * to end.
*K1, p2tog, repeat from * to end.
*K1, k2tog, repeat until you have 10 st.

Break yarn and thread onto yarn needle. Pass needle through all live stitches, slipping them off knitting needles, draw tight, tack down with a few stitches, and weave in ends.

5 Replies to “FREE KNIT PATTERN: Baby Watchcap”

  1. I LOVE your sites! I could hardly choose where to comment, so I went with a pattern I’m very likely to make!
    Good luck with destashing! And thanks for sharing all these great resources!

  2. Well… HELLO!!! I have stumbled upon your site just by accident – what a lovely accident to have!!!

    I love what you do. I love your cute site. I love the way you write. I love the darling little hat/cap with the ear thing-ys and want to know when you will write up a pattern – I’d love to make that for my two grown daughters – who are quite a few years older than your pics.

    I’m looking for small baby sweaters… I’ll keep searching your site and hope to come by and visit again. Very, very nice!


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