Here It Is! Ruffled Baby Hat Pattern with Good Luck Clover

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Here It Is! Ruffled Baby Hat Pattern with Good Luck Clover

This Good Luck Baby Hat Pattern was designed as I went along. I wanted to make something special for a new baby cousin; something with meaning.

You can see my original post about it here.

So I used the first successful skein of gradient yarn that I dyed and created this adorable, but easy baby girl hat. The 4-leaf clover was included so good luck would follow her her whole life through.

ruffled easy baby knit hat pattern

So without further ado, here is the pattern:

3 month –  1 year. The hat is relatively loosely knit and as it’s wool, is stretchy. So this will fit a 3-month old to 1 year, but can be adjusted by using different needle sizes if you wish to make it smaller or larger.

Finished Measurements:
8 inches wide at base, 7 inches in height

Yarn: Sport Weight Wool, 50 g /130 yds( I used my own  hand-dyed yarn. Superwash is ideal for a new mother, but I used regular wool)

Needles: US 6, 32” circular (or longer) (if you use the Magic Loop method) or DPNs

Hook: Size G crochet hook (for the clover)

bo=bind off
co=cast on
dc=double crochet
k1fb= k 1 front and back (knit into the next stitch as normal, but do not remove it from the left needle yet. Swing your right needle around to the back of your left needle, knit into the back of that same stitch and then slide the stitch off of the left needle. You’ve just created 2 stitches from 1)
sl st= slip stitch

Gauge: 18 st/4 in

•Stockinette stitch, as we are working in the round, simply means to knit every stitch.
•I used the long-tail cast on method, but using any form of disappearing loop method works brilliantly as well.
•To bind off, I simply worked the basic bind off of knitting each stitch and passing it over the previously knit stitch. You can also use any form of stretchy bind off if you like, but it’s not essential.

Let’s Begin!


Rnd 1: Begin by casting on 8 stitches. Divide among your needles.

Rnd 2: K1FB in each st. 16 st.

Rnd 3: K

Rnd 4: (K1, K1FB) around. 24 st.

Rnd 5: K

Rnd 6: (K2, K1FB) around. 32 st.

Rnd 7: K

Rnd 8: (K3, K1FB) around. 40 st.

Rnd 9: K

Rnd 10: (K4, K1FB) around. 48 st.

Rnd 11: K

Rnd 12: (K5, K1FB) around. 56 st.

Hat Body:

Work stockinette stitch until you’ve added 3.5 inches to the hat. So the hat in total from CO to current should then be 5 inches.

Ruffle 1:

Rnd 1: (K6, K1FB) around. 64 st.

Rnd 2: (K7, K1FB) around. 72 st.

Rnd 3: K

Rnd 4: (K8, K1FB) around. 80 st.

Rnd 5: K

Rnd 6: (K9, K1FB) around. 88 st.

Rnd 7: K

Rnd 8: (K10, K1FB) around. 96 st.

Rnd 9: K


Ruffle 2:

Pick up 56 st on the inside of the hat, at the base of Ruffle 1 (also where you stopped working Stockinette St for the body of the hat).  Both ruffles are starting at the same place, essentially.

Rnd 1: (K6, K1FB) around. 64 st.

Rnd 2: (K7, K1FB) around. 72 st.

Rnd 3: K

Rnd 4: (K8, K1FB) around. 80 st.

Rnd 5: K

Rnd 6: (K9, K1FB) around. 88 st.

Rnd 7: K

Rnd 8: (K10, K1FB) around. 96 st.

Rnd 9-13: K


4-Leaf Clover:

Rnd 1: Create a loose loop with your yarn and work 16 dc into the loop. Join with a sl st to the first dc and cinch up the loop to tighten the center hole.

Rnd 2: (Sk next dc, work 8 dc in next dc. Sk next dc, sl st in next dc.) Repeat around.


Fasten off, using the leftover tails to attach the clover to the hat and weave in all ends.

Block over a small ball or water balloon in a bowl and present to the lucky mother!




By | 2017-09-04T14:05:13+00:00 April 6th, 2012|Knitting, Knitting Patterns|9 Comments


  1. Dori April 7, 2012 at 12:34 am - Reply

    This is so adorable! I have a good friend who’s expecting a baby girl in August, so I very well may end up making this for her. Thanks for the pattern.

    • Chandi April 14, 2012 at 4:28 am - Reply

      Glad you like it! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  2. Antoinette Savoy July 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I made this hat and the ruffle came out terrible. I love the hat and I don’t know what I did wrong. I am a pretty good knitter and I followed the directions exactly. I would like to try again, maybe you can help me out. When you are making the ruffle and the direction says (K8,K1FB) I assume you K8, 1 FB, K8, K1FB and so on. But my ruffle was not full enough. It looked nothing like the ruffle in your photo. This hat is so cute and I want to make it. Would appreciate any help you can give me.

    • Chandi July 10, 2012 at 5:00 am - Reply

      Hi, Antoinette.

      I used sport weight yarn that was very drapey and stretchy. Perhaps the different yarn is creating a different look. If it’s not seeming to ruffle enough, I would just increase more often to create as much of a ruffle as you like. Like instead of K8, K1FB, K8 K1FB, etc, you could do K6, K1FB, K6, K1FB. Or even K5 or K4. The smaller the number between increases, the more of a ruffle you will get. Oh, I hope it turns out beautifully for you… Sorry about the hassle with the pattern. Let me know if you need more help!


  3. Donna October 2, 2012 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Adorable is the word, so very creative. thank you…….

  4. Melissa January 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    This hat is adorable. I’ve already made 3 (two for my girls and one for my neighbors newborn). Thank you for the pattern!

  5. Anne Petrie March 5, 2013 at 12:53 am - Reply

    You are incredible, I love all of your colorways and I envy you living in Alaska. I live in Mississauga, Ontario,Canada outside of Toronto yech. Knitting is my salvation and I am going to try this hat. My wedding anniversary is March 17, and this March it will be 35 years. I have no grandbabies as of yet but I do have some dolls that I am sure the hat will look great on.

  6. Anne May 9, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I love your originality Chandi. The ruffled baby hat and shawl are awesome. Would love to win your beautiful yarn. I too just love knitting and crocheting for grandchildren and making gifts for friends.

  7. Mary Pinn January 17, 2017 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to try the ruffled baby hat! My favorite baby girl will look adorable!

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