St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, so (of course!) I had to make a themed hat! This Leprechaun Kids Hat Free Knitting Pattern is beginner-friendly and it can be made in an evening.
The hat has a rolled brim and a contrasting stripe. The buckle is made by crocheting a chain and tacking it down to create a square.
Leprechaun Kids Hat Free Knitting Pattern
Sizes: Kid’s S/M, M/L
With the green yarn, cast on 68 (72) sts. Join together and insert a marker to indicate the beginning of the row. Knit in the round for 8 rows. Switch to the black yarn and knit for 8 rows. Switch back to green yarn and knit until pieces measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2) inches from the cast on edge.
Row 1: Knit 6 sts, knit 2 together across row.
Row 2: Knit 5 sts, knit 2 together across row.
Row 3: Knit 4 sts, knit 2 together across row.
Row 4: Knit 3 sts, knit 2 together across row.
Row 5: Knit 2 sts, knit 2 together across row.
Row 6: Knit 1 sts, knit 2 together across row.
Knit 2 sts. together until you are left with 6 sts. Break yarn and pull through remaining sts. Pull to tighten.
Finishing: To make the “buckle”- Chain 25 with the yellow yarn. Sew to hat creating 4 corners to make a buckle.