With winter right around the corner, it’s time to get those knitting needles out and get some cozy projects in the works!
What could be more fashionable this winter than an adorable baby fox hat? This pattern is too cute not to knit!
This fox hat can be completed in just a few hours, making it a perfect last minute baby shower gift or birthday present for a special little someone!
This hat will fit most babies from 9- 18 months (our model is 18 months, but my 5 year old could squeeze it onto her head too!)
Baby Fox Hat
- 1 Skein Worsted yarn in orange
- 1 Skein Worsted yarn in white
- Size US 6 Double Point Needles
- Size US 7 Double Point Needles
- White Felt
- White embroidery thread
- CO: Cast On
- K: Knit
- P: Purl
Using size 6 needles, CO 60 stitches using the long tail cast on method.
Arrange the stitches so there are 15 on each needle.
Join in the round, be careful not to twist stitches. Place a stitch marker.
*K2, P2 in the round
Repeat from * for 9 rows
Join Orange Yarn at the beginning of the next round, begin using size 7 needles
Knit in the round for 35 rows, or until the hat comfortably fits baby with a little extra room on top.
Move all stitches to two needles
Carefully turn the piece inside out, making sure not to lose any stitches.
With the purl side facing out, use the 3 needle cast off to close up the top of the hat in a straight line.
Turn the hat right side out again.
Cut 2 even squares out of white felt for the ears. The squares should be roughly 1×1 inch
Cut the squares in half on the diagonal to make 4 even triangles
Pin the triangles onto the upper corners of the hat on both sides. Line them up carefully so you can sew both sides at once.
Begin sewing the triangles with white embroidery thread. While sewing, push the thread through both sides of the hat, to sew both the front and the back ear triangles at once. This gives the ears their characteristic shape.
Once you have the ears sown on, you’re finished!
Easy peasy, right?
Enjoy this adorable little fox hat pattern. If you’d like to see more of my knitting patterns, feel free to stop by ImaginAcres!