This is the basic pattern for a simple baby hat which will fit most babies from 1-3.
I could stretch it onto my head, and my head's too big to fit into any average milliners hat! The finished diametre at the rim is 17cms.
Yarn: Drops Nepal in 6314 Denim Blue and 0100 Off White
Needles: DPN 4.5mm & 5.5mm
With 4.5mm needles, CO72
K2, P2 for 4 rounds.
Switch to 5.5mm needles.
Rnd1: K7, K2tog
Rnd2 and all even rounds Knit
Rnd3: *K6, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Rnd5: *K5, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Rnd7: *K4, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Rnd9: *K3, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Rnd11: *K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Rnd13: *K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to marker
Rnd15: K2tog to marker
Alternate between a knit round and a K2tog round until 6 stitches remain.
Knit these 6 stitches on 3 needles (3 stitches on each of 2 of the needles, one needle to work with) for 5 rows.
Cut yarn and use a darning/tapestry needle to thread through loops. Pull tight and weave in ends.
** The stripe is two rows of the contrasting colour and two rows of the main colour. You can doo any variation youy like here.
Also, this colour change jog fix trick is invaluable!
If you use this pattern, please leave a comment. If you have any questions or suggestions on how it could be improved, please contact me.