My little guy has been obsessed with insects lately. When I asked him what kind of hat I should knit him, his answer was (of course) "Bugs!"...so here it is, the Bumble Bee Hat Knitting Pattern! I wanted to make an insect themed hat that was still cute, so I thought a bumble bee would be perfect. Plus, with Spring just around the corner it felt appropriate.
This hat features wide stripes and a rolled brim. The antenna are knit separately and then stitched on.
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Gauge: 2 inches = 12 sts.
Size: Child's size 2-5 years old
Bumble Bee Hat Knitting Pattern
With the black yarn cast on 68 sts. Join together and insert a marker to indicate the beginning of the row. Knit in the round for 5 rows. Switch to yellow and knit another 5 rows. Work in this pattern until hat measures 6 ½ (7 inches for 4-5 years old) inches.
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. Weave in ends.
To make the antenna:
With the single point needles, cast on 6 sts. Work in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 3 ½ inches. Roll up and stitch closed. Stitch on to the top of the hat.