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Free Knitting Pattern: Kid's Helmet Hat

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Pattern #: 60198AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 18 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Infant (Toddler)
16 (18) in. [40.75 (45.75) cm]


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Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 450-107: Jiffy Yarn: Denim
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*Jiffy® (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

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Kid's Helmet Hat

Lion Brand® Jiffy®


8 sts + 10 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (k on RS, p on WS) with 2 strands Jiffy held together. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Hat is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.

Rows 1-6:
Rows 7-8: (B)
Rows 9-10: (A)
Rows 11-12: (B)
Rows 13-14: (A)
Rows 15-16: (B)
Rows 17-21: (A)
Toddler Hat only
Rows 22-23:

With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 32 sts. Work as follows in Stripe Pattern:
Row 1: P 5, k 6, p 10, k 6, p 5.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-16: Work in St st.
Row 17: *K 2, k2tog; repeat from * across - 24 sts.
Row 18: Purl
Row 19: *K 1, k2tog; repeat from * across - 16 sts.
Row 20: Purl.
Row 21: (K2tog) across - 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 24 in. [61cm] tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, pull tightly and fasten securely.

With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 36 sts. Work as follows in Stripe Pattern:
Row 1: P 6, K 6, P 12, K 6, P 6.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-14: Work in St st.
Row 15: *K4, k2tog; repeat from * across - 30 sts.
Rows 16, 18, 20 and 22: Purl.
Row 17: *K3, K2tog; repeat from * across - 24 sts.
Row 19: *k2, K2tog; repeat from * across - 18 sts.
Row 21: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * across - 12 sts.
Row 23: (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 24 in. [61cm] tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, pull tightly and fasten securely.

Right Earflap

With RS facing and 2 strands of A held tog, pick up 7 sts across first set of six knit sts at cast-on edge.
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Row 4 (RS): K2tog, k 3, K2tog - 5 sts.
Row 5: Purl.
Row 6: K2tog, k1, k2 tog - 3 sts.
Bind off as if to knit.

Left Earflap
Work as for Right Earflap, picking up sts on second set of knit sts at cast-on edge.

Sew back seam. Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 18 reviews)
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Kid's Helmet Hat Reviewed by Cathy Listengart on 2011-11-08 ****
I tried this pattern on size 13 needles for my four year old. As suspected it was still way too small. I ended up pulling it out (only took a few hours anyway!). I then followed the toddler pattern, but cast on 48 stitches instead of the 36 in the pattern, and worked a few extra rows before shaping the top. I haven't put the ear flaps on yet but it is very cute and my son loves it!

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