Christmas Cap for Kids

Children's Knit Cap

I bought 8 skeins of Blue Heron Cotton Woven Ribbon four years ago for a sweater that was never to be. I remember taking the knitting book to the store, spending $100-plus promising myself this was going to be the pattern that would break through my “major knitting project” fears. Alas, I’ve tried that pattern several times and it just never worked. That said, I didn’t want to give the yarn away. It is so very pretty and different. Cotton ribbon is flat — just like it sounds. And stretchy.  Plus, this color lends its self to wonderful holiday projects.

Have any little ones in your life you want to spoil for Christmas? This hat knits up within a matter of a couple hours.

{Here is a great knitting tutorial for newbies.}

Children's Knit Cap

Christmas Cap for Kids


Yarn: 1 skein Blue Heron Cotton Woven Ribbon (or any ribbon or chunky yarn)

Needles: Size 11 circular needle, 16″ long

Other supplies: scissors, a stitch marker, tape measure, yarn needle

Children's Knit Cap


Cast on 50 stitches on the circular needle. Join in the round, placing stitch marker. Work knit 2, purl 2 for 5″ to create hat brim. At the start of a new round, after your 5″ are complete, knit only for an additional 2″.  To begin decreasing for the crown:

R1: K5, k2tog

R2: Knit

R3: K4, k2tog

R4: Knit

R5: K3, k2tog

R6: Knit

R7: K2, k2tog

R8: Knit (you may need to go to double pointed needles at this point)

R9: K2tog

Cut yarn, leaving 12-inches. Use yarn needle to thread remaining stitches together. Pull tight and knot to secure. Weave in ends.

Voila! A quick, cute Christmas cap for a sweet wee one!