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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TIPTOE HAT knitting pattern!


*edited on 12-29-2010 to fix the extra stitch in the earflap
*edited on 12-29-2010 to adjust the position of the skp

Tiptoe Hat
Designed and written by Jennifer Pimentel

Materials needed:
Size US 7 (4.50mm) 16” circular needles
Size US 8 (5.00mm) 16” circular needles
Three double pointed needle size US 8
One stitch marker
One darning needle
200-500 yards worsted weight yarn

Techniques Used:
CO=Cast On
BO= Bind Off
Linen Stitch=Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front
skp-slip one stitch purlwise, knit the following stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch
K2tog=knit two stitches together
Inc=increase one stitch

5 stitches per inch on size US 7 Linen Stitch
Measurements (head circumference in inches)
14” (16”, 18”, 20”, 22”)
*it’s important to measure your little one’s head correctly because the linen stitch in this pattern does not provide a lot of stretch.

Sizes: newborn (baby, toddler, child/teen, adult)

Make 2-use solid color yarn
With size US7 16” circular needles or dpn, CO 4 (4, 6, 9, 9) stitches
Row 1 KFB, knit to last stitch, KFB
Row 2 KFB, knit to last stitch, KFB
Row 3 Knit
Row 4 KFB, knit to last stitch, KFB
Row 5 KFB, knit to last stitch, KFB
Row 6 Knit
Row 7 KFB, knit to last stitch, KFB
Row 8 Knit
Row 9-20 Knit
Snip yarn on first flap, continue onto the body of hat from the second flap
Stitches on each flap 14 (14, 16, 19, 19)

Body of hat:
Using solid colored yarn
From the second earflap, CO 25 (31, 34, 36, 41) stitches, knit stitches from earflap 14 (14, 16, 19, 19), CO 16 (20, 23, 25, 30)
PM and join in the round being sure not to twist work
Total stitches on needle 69 (79, 89, 99, 109)
Knit one round
Purl one round
Switch to Main Colorway
Begin Linen Stitch
R1: *k1, s1wyif* R2: *s1wyif, k1*
Continue Linen stitch until your hat reaches 2.5 (2.5, 3, 3, 3.5) inches from cast on edge
Switch to US 8 16” (5.00mm) circular needles
Switch to solid color yarn
Knit one round
Knit second round increasing one stitch for a total of 70 (80, 90, 100, 110) stitches
Continue knitting until hat reaches 4.5 (5, 5, 5.5, 6) inches from cast on edge

Crown Shaping:
If you would like colorway on the crown portion, switch to the colorway on row 7.
Row 1: *k2tog, knit 6, skp* to the end of round (56, 64, 72, 80, 88 sts)
Row 2-5: knit
Row 6: *k2tog, knit 4, skp* to the end of round (42, 48, 54, 60, 66 sts)
Row 7-9: knit
Row 10: *k2tog, knit 2, skp* to the end of round (28, 32, 36, 40, 44 sts)
Row 11: knit
Row 12: *k2tog, skp* to the end of round (14, 16, 18, 20, 22 sts)
Row 13: knit
Row 14: k2tog to the end of round (7, 8, 9, 10, 11 sts)
Row 15: FOR CHILD AND ADULT SIZES ONLY k2tog to the end of round. This will leave 5 stitches for a child/teen size and 6 stitches for the adult size.
Snip yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull lightly to close hole and weave in end.

Edging (optional):
Can be done in solid or colorway
With US 7 16” needles, pick up stitches along the front of the hat, along earflap, along back and along second earflap.
Purl one round
BO loosely knitwise

Braided Ties:
Cut 12 strands of yarn 40” long each.
Separate into two piles with 6 strands in each pile.
Pull 6 strands through the center of the earflap just above the edging. Double these strands over to make each side 20 “
Make sure the ends are even.
Take two strands from front and two strands from back (three times to make three strands)
Braid together
Tie a knot at the bottom and trim ends evenly.


  1. Hi, I love this hat. I started working on it and I am wondering... After the first flap, do I BO? and attach it to the hat at the end?

  2. Am I supposed to BO the first earflap?

  3. Keep all of youe stitches live on the needle. Snip the yarn and begin the second earflap.