26 Newborn Knitted Hat Patterns

Newborn knitted hats make the perfect baby shower gits. They are cute, and parents are guaranteed to need them on cold winter days.  Whether you are looking to knit a hat for an upcoming delivery or need to find a newborn knit hat pattern for hospitals, we have included plenty of patterns for you. And a lot of the patterns include sizes newborn to adult.

Below is our list of 26 charming newborn knitted hat patterns. We have included everything from delicate and feminine to fun and whimsical.

1. Newborn Knit Hat Pattern by Natalya1905

This adorable little beanie would be ideal for a newborn photo shoot. It is a simple pattern that only requires that you know the basics of knitting. The hat knits up quickly and can be completed in about an hour.

This is a beginner-friendly newborn baby hat knitting pattern. The pattern can also be used for sizes toddler and child.

Newborn Knit Hat Pattern by Natalya1905

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2. Cozy Cap Newborn Knit Hat Pattern Free by Cathy Payson

This free newborn knitted hat pattern can be used for a baby boy or a girl. Your little baby will look super cute while they are keeping warm.

The hat is worked back and forth in rows and seamed in back. The first and last stitch in every row is worked in Stockinette Stitch. Instructions include sizes preemie, newborn, 6 months, and 12 months.

Cozy Cap Newborn Knit Hat Pattern Free by Cathy Payson

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3 . Zeke Bobble Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by PUREbyLindaWhaley

The texture on this easy to knit bobble hat is simple to create. It makes the hat thick and warm.

Beginners should not have any trouble knitting this newborn knitted hat pattern. You can knit it flat on single pointed needles. Or in the round with double pointed needles. There are 10 size options available from newborn to adult.

Zeke Bobble Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by PUREbyLindaWhaley

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4. Top Knot Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by woolture

How cute is this knitted newborn knitted beanie? The whimsical knot will make this one of your favourite go-to patterns for baby showers.

It is a beginner-friendly newborn knitted hat pattern that is easy to follow. The hat is worked in the round without seams, from the bottom up. Instructions are provided for both Magic Loop and DPN knitters. There are eight sizes available from preemie to 2-3 years old.

Top Knot Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by woolture

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5. Racecar Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by FiddleStyxStudios

This hat is perfect for a newborn baby boy. The hat is fun and colourful. It features 5 cars racing on a racetrack around the brim. 

We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate-level knitter. The hat is knitted in the round in on circular and double pointed needles. The cars are knitted separately and sewn on. There are instructions for size newborn, baby, toddler, child, and adult.

Racecar Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by FiddleStyxStudios

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6. Wee Knit Cap in Caron Simply Soft Collection by Bernat

Knit several of these newborn baby knitted hats and have them ready to give as gifts. The hats are knit using the Caron Simply Soft Collection. It is a free knitting pattern that is super fun to make.

The newborn knitted hat pattern is beginner-friendly. It uses 4.50 mm (US 7) single point needles. The finished size is 8 in. to 14 in.

Wee Knit Cap in Caron Simply Soft Collection by Bernat

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7. Bear Cub Newborn Knit Hat Pattern for Hospital by NorthMountainKnitsco

Everyone will love this adorable bear cub hat. Those cute rounds ears are just asking to be pinched. It is an easy pattern that can be completed by a beginner.

The pattern comes in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, children’s small (1-3 years), and children’s large (4-6 years). You will need to know knitting in the round, knitting in rows, knit, purl, and k2tog

You can also check these crochet bear hat patterns here.

Bear Cub Newborn Knit Hat Pattern for Hospital by NorthMountainKnitsco

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8. Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by ElainesCollection

This easy newborn knitted hat pattern has a lot of texture. The brim is knit with a ribbed stitch. Super soft silk bamboo yarn is recommended for this pattern. It is a wonderful choice for newborns.

We would recommend this pattern for an advanced beginner to intermediate-level knitter. You will need to know knit, purl, and working in the round on double-pointed needles. There is only one size: newborn, 0-3 months.

Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by ElainesCollection

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9. Cable Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by cutieknitsdesigns

If you are looking for a winter hat, this cabled hat would be a good choice. The design is classic, and the pom pom adds a special touch.

To make this newborn knitted hat you will need to know how to knit, purl, knit 2 together, purl 2 together, C6B, C4B and increase by 1. The pattern can be knitted in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.

Cable Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by cutieknitsdesigns

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10. One Hour Baby Toque from Purl & Co

This newborn knit hat pattern is free. You can knit this hat for a baby boy or a girl. You can kit the hat using one solid colour, or two colours. Add a pom pom and a button to make it fun and unique.

One Hour Baby Toque from Purl & Co

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11. Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by LoveFibres

Use this newborn hat knitting pattern to make this precious little hat. The pattern actually includes 3 separate patterns. You can use it to knit a solid coloured hat, a rigid striped version, and a three colour striped version.

We would recommend this pattern for an advanced beginner. There are plenty of step-by-step photos to help you along the way. It includes instructions for sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 1-2 years.

Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by LoveFibres

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12. Chunky Pom Pom Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by KniftyKnittings

Keep your newborn baby warm and stylish in this chunky knit pom pom beanie. The hat is knitted with super bulky yarn. It knits up quickly and makes a good last-minute gift.

Included with this newborn knitted hat pattern are video tutorials. They will show you how to make an XL pom pom, knit the decreases, and how to use the magic loop method which is optional. The pattern includes sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler, child, teen and adult.

Chunky Pom Pom Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by KniftyKnittings

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13. Stripy Beanie Newborn Knitted Hat by littlepickleknits

Here is a newborn baby hat knitting pattern that creates a classic striped hat. This hat would make a great baby shower gift for a baby boy.

The knit hat for baby boy pattern is super easy and works up quickly. This pattern has instructions for sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, and 5-7 years.

Stripy Beanie Newborn Knitted Hat by littlepickleknits

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14. Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by PoshPatterns

Make this soft and classic newborn knitted hat with this beginner-friendly pattern. The pattern makes a traditional winter hat. The beanie pattern can be used for both boys and girls. If the hat is for a baby girl, you can attach the optional knit flower. The flower pattern is included.

The pattern can be knitted flat on straight needs or in the round on double point needles. Includes are sizes newborn to 3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, toddler, and 5T to adult.

Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by PoshPatterns

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15. Ear Flap Newborn Knit Hat Pattern Free by Gina Michele

This Ear Flap Baby Hat is a free newborn knitted hat pattern. It is a simple pattern that can be mastered by a beginner.

The hat is knitted in super bulky yarn on large 13 or 9 mm circular needles.

Ear Flap Newborn Knit Hat Pattern Free by Gina Michele

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16. IN THE ROUND and FLAT Easy Preemie and Newborn Knit Hat Pattern for Hospitals

Here is a beautifully simple textured heart that features a little heart. This 4 Ply newborn hat knitting pattern is easy to knit and a great project for beginners. There are separate instructions included for knitting the hat either flat or in the round.

Included are four preemie sizes to ensure that even the tiniest premature baby has a hat that fits perfectly.

IN THE ROUND and FLAT Easy Preemie and Newborn Knit Hat Pattern for Hospitals

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17. Knit Beanie Pattern by LittlePinkRibbons

Here is a basic newborn knitted hat beanie pattern that is beginner-friendly. You have the option to add a pom pom or leave it off. Use a big furry pom pom to add a touch of whimsy to the hat.  

The knitting beanie pattern includes instructions for sizes newborn to adult. The hat is knitted in the round. If you are an advanced knitter, you can knit it in as little as an hour.

Knit Beanie Pattern by LittlePinkRibbons

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18. Basic Newborn Knitted Baby Hat by Stephanie Lau

The warm wool used to make this newborn knit hat pattern for hospitals will surely keep the baby’s head warm. You can leave the pom poms off or add them. The choice is up to you.

The pattern uses 13 or 9 mm circular knitting needles and super bulky/super chunky yarn. The finished size is 6.25 in. tall and 13 in. in circumference. 

Basic Newborn Knitted Baby Hat by Stephanie Lau

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19. Simple Cabled Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern by PUREbyLindaWhaley

The cabling on this newborn knitted hat provides the proper fit. This type of ribbed stitch adds a lot of stretch, which makes the hat comfortable.

This pattern includes detailed, easy-to-read instructions for sizes 0-2 months all the way to adult. And easy size has separate instructions. That takes the hassle out of deciphering what the pattern is actually trying to say.

Simple Cabled Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern by PUREbyLindaWhaley

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20. Popcorn Hat Knitting Pattern for babies, toddlers and adults by OhLaLanaDesigns

Knit this popcorn hat with matching “popcorn” or have fun and use fun colours. The hat is worked flat in stocking stitch and use the BIG POPCORN technique. You can also make the hat and leave the popcorn off.

This newborn knitted hat pattern is suitable for advanced beginner knitters who know how to make k2tog and ssk decreases. The pattern includes sizes newborn, 1-6 months, 6-12 months, toddlers and adults.

Popcorn Hat Knitting Pattern for babies, toddlers and adults by OhLaLanaDesigns

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21. Simple Kitten or Fox Ears Beanie by Patternery

Kids of all ages will love this kitten-inspired newborn knitted hat. It is fun and will look absolutely adorable on a newborn baby. They can wear it every day, or it can be used for a photo shoot.

You get two options with this kitty pattern. You can knit it in the round or flat. The choice is up to you. The pattern includes sizes newborn to 3 months, 3-9 mounts, 9-18 months, 1-4 years, child and adult.

Simple Kitten or Fox Ears Beanie by Patternery

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22. Cozy Snowman Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by Cassie May

The cosy snowman hat is a fun whimsical winter hat. This free baby hat knitting pattern includes step-by-step instructions that are super detailed and easy to follow.

The pattern uses 7 or 4.5 mm circular knitting needles and double-pointed knitting needles.

Cozy Snowman Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by Cassie May

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23. Ombre Pom pom Hat Pattern by KerryJayneDesigns

This cute newborn knitted hat uses 3 colours of yarn and an oversized pom-pom. It is a modern twist on the bobble hat knitting pattern.

A beginner should have no trouble making this hat. This pattern includes detailed, easy-to-read instructions. There are instructions for 7 different sizes, from newborn to XL adult.

Ombre Pom pom Hat Pattern by KerryJayneDesigns

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24. Jolie Bonnet Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by CreamofheProp

This bonnet is absolutely precious. It is so delicate and feminine. It would be ideal for a newborn baby girl.

We would recommend this newborn knitted hat pattern for an intermediate level knitter. It is knit on straight needles.

Jolie Bonnet Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern by CreamofheProp

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25. Viking Newborn photo Prop. Hat by RedBonnetShop

Here is a great outfit that would be excellent for a newborn baby photoshoot. The set includes a knitted Viking hat, tunic and pants.

We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate-level knitter. This Viking pattern only includes size newborn.

Check out more Viking Knit Hat patterns here.

Viking Newborn photo Prop. Hat by RedBonnetShop

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26. The TABITHA Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

The newborn knitted hat pattern “Tabitha” by designer Martha Johnson of Fiddlestyx Studios is cute and fun while also still being fairly simple to make. 

It is also a versatile pattern as it includes instructions for the following sizes: newborn, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, toddler, child, and adult. 

It is worked in stockinette stitch and has an i-cord threaded near the brim to help secure it in place so it isn’t falling off of baby’s head. 

There is also a flower topper that is knitted separately and then sewn on top of the hat. However, the flower topper can also be left off and replaced with just the pom pom. 

The TABITHA Newborn Baby Hat Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

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NEWBORN KNITTED HATS ARE FUN PROJECTS THAT ARE QUICK TO MAKE. THEY ARE GRATIFYING PROJECTS THAT MAKE FANTASTIC GIFTS.

When it comes to baby gifts, there is no better feeling than seeing the little one wearing your handmade creations. And parents appreciate the thought and time that are put into the gifts.

Newborn knitted hats look adorable in pictures, but also they help keep baby’s head warm.

If you have been searching for the perfect baby gift, get out your yarn and needles and knit up a newborn knitted hat. 

Check out some of our other knitted hat patterns like the following:

Rice Stitch Knitting Pattern

Stockinette Stitch Hat Pattern for Women

Ladies Swirly Visor Beanie Knit Pattern

16 Easy Earflap Hat Knitting Patterns

Knitted Winter Hats for Adults Pattern