Red Heart Super Saver Squares Baby Hat
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Red Heart Super Saver Squares Baby Hat

This very easy hat is just two squares that are sewn together on the sides and then gathered at the top.
Designed by Kathleen Sams
Craft Time: varies
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Material List

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 skein of 995 Ocean, or color of choice
  • Knitting Needles: US 9 (5.5mm)
  • Yarn Needle

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Hat circumference is 14-inches.

Step: 2

15 sts = 4-inches, 30 rows = 4-inches in Garter stitch (knit every row). Squares = 7-inches x 7-inches. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any sized needle to obtain gauge given.

Step: 3

SQUARE (Make 2)
Cast on 27 sts.

Step: 4

Row 1 (Right Side): Knit all sts.

Step: 5

Rows 2-42: Knit.

Step: 6

Bind off. Weave in ends.

Step: 7

With right sides up, sew side seams; leave top and bottom edges open.

Step: 8

Make Twisted Cord using three 80-inch lengths of yarn. Weave the cord through the stitches about 1-inch down from the top edge of the hat. Pull ends of cord to gather fabric and secure with a knot.

Step: 9

Twisted Cord: Bring all six cut ends of yarn together and tie in a knot close to the end to form a large loop. Secure the knotted end to a stable surface or have someone hold it. Slip a knitting needle into the loop and hold the yarn just below the loop and needle. Hold the yarn taut, and twirl the needle, twisting the yarn, until the entire length is tightly twisted and begins to twist back on itself. Bring the loop end and the knotted end together; tie tightly so the cord will not untwist. Smooth out the kinks so the cord lies flat and twists evenly.


Be sure to knit to gauge so that hat will fit baby’s head. If you are getting more than 15 stitches in 4-inches, then try a larger needle.

(4 medium) RED HEART® "Super Saver®": Art. E300 available in Solid 7 oz (198g), 364 yd (333m); Multi, Fleck and Print 5 oz (141g), 244 yd (223 m) skeins.