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Apple Hat-Free Pattern


Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have a sweet little fall treat for you today. You can whip up a delicious green or red Apple Hat for your little sweetie in a matter of hours. The green apple is Spud & Chloë Sweater. The red apple is knit out of Blue Sky Dyed Cotton which is always a treat. One thing I want to point out about the Apple Hat is that the top decrease is different than other hats I have done. It makes for a smoother surface with only 3 neat and tidy decrease lines. Plus it is fun to try different decrease techniques. I like this one and I hope you do, too.

Here are a few things you might like to know:

Sizes: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years, small child)


Green Apple: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton, superwash: 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein Grass #7502, small amounts Rootbeer #7503 and Moonlight #7507

Red Apple: Blue Sky Dyed Cotton (100% organic cotton; 100 grams/150 yards), 1 skein in Ladybug #629, small amounts of Pickle #634 and Blue Sky Skinny Cotton in Coffee #310


US size 7 sixteen-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge

US size 7 set of four double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

US size 3 set of two double-pointed needles for the leaf and stem


Yarn needle

Ruler or tape measure

Stitch marker


5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Have fun, Knitters! You can never go wrong with a simple and quick Apple Hat for your favorite baby any time of year.

Click here to download the Apple Hat pdf file!

7 Responses to “Apple Hat-Free Pattern”

  1. October 11, 2009 at 2:46 pm Terrie says:

    How adorable!! Thank you for sharing

  2. October 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm Becky in Bethesda says:

    This is so cute! Of course. It is going on my needles later today for my daughter, and then for her soon-to-be-born cousin.

    Question: On the green hat, it looks like there’s an additional purl row after the ribbing? Am I imagining that, or is it just the angle of the photo?

    • October 12, 2009 at 1:15 pm sanderson says:

      On the green hat I just folded the rib section up like a cuff. I think that is what you are seeing.
      Have fun and good luck to your cousin.

  3. December 11, 2009 at 9:11 pm Anna says:

    Gorgeous pattern, thank you.
    It’s on my needles right now for my niece (who’s 4 months and rather small anyway). I’ve got a pretty good match for the yarn you used. But it’s coming up awfully big. Unless it’s my gauge (could be), it could be that I’ve mistranslated the needle size - am in the UK and read that US 7 is 4.5mm. This seemed terribly big so I’ve gone down a few sizes but… still, very big.

    When you say US size 7, how many millimetres would that be, do you know?

    Thanks again.

    • December 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm sanderson says:

      4.5mm = US size 7 needles.

      It shouldn’t be too big, hmmm, are you getting 5 stitches per inch?

  4. January 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm Martha Todd says:

    what does I cord mean. I am confused about how to make the stem? thanks. This hat looks adorable.

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