So I’m not the world’s greatest knitter but this hat is really easy to make and I did it in a morning.
I cast on 50 stitches. Knitted 20 rows on 5mm needles. one row knit and one row purl. At least I think it was 20 rows, it was just a bit longer than the diameter of a 50mm lens cap.
Then I ribbed for about 7 rows. Then I cast off, folded it in half and sewed along the cast on side. I knitted two strips of 3 stitches across and sewed them onto the front corners of the hat. In retrospect it would have been easier to just knit 3 rows of 40 stitches.
I was worried that it would be too small but it was nice and stretchy and fitted really nicely over the baby’s head. Maybe it was the yarn I used but she barely felt it being put on which is great if you have a baby that doesn’t like hats.
The yarn I used is Drops Kidsilk and I probably used about half a ball on this hat. Possibly less.