Pilot Hat

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Pilot Hat

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Striped cap for babies and toddlers with a cute chin strap.


15 ins [38 cm]
17 ins [43 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $21.27

Step 1:

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  • Baby
  • Toddler
Finished Circumference
15 ins [38 cm]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Red(ish), 00015Edit Color

Contrast A

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Camel(ish), 00010 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 9/5.5mm

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg

Materials not included in this kit:

One 3/4 ins [2 cm] button.

The materials for this project cost $21.27


cont = continue(ity)

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions


Finished Circumference
Baby 15 ins [38 cm]
Toddler 17 ins [43 cm]


Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)
Main Color (MC)
Redish (00015)
Contrast A
Camelish ()
One pair size US 9 (5.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge. One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles. Yarn Needle. One 3/4"/2cm button.


In St st with larger needles, 18 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10cm.


Garter stitch Knit every row.
Stockinette stitch: Knit on RS, purl on WS.

Carry colors not in use loosely along side of work.



With smaller needles and MC, CO 56 (70) sts. Work in Garter st for 5 rows.  Change to larger needles and St st. Change to CC.

Beginning on RS, work in St st 4 rows CC, 4 rows MC, then 4 rows CC. Cont with MC only in St st until cap measures 4 (5)”/10 (12.5)cm from CO edge, ending with WS row.


Row 1 RS): *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end—48 (60) sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: *K4, k2 tog; rep from * to end—40 (50) sts.

Row 5: *K3, k2 tog; rep from * to end—32 (40) sts.

Row 7: *K2, k2 tog; rep from * to end—24 (30) sts.

Row 9: *K1, k2 tog; rep from * to end—16 (20) sts.

Row 11: *K2tog; rep from * to end—8 (10) sts.

BO, leaving a 14”/35.5cm tail. Thread tail through yarn needle and weave through rem sts. Gather tightly and secure on WS. 

Sew back seam.

Lower Band and Chin Strap

With smaller needles and CC, CO 18 (26) sts, then holding the cap upside down with RS facing, count 12 (18) sts to the right of back seam and pick up 1 st in the 12th (18th) st and in each st to back seam, pick up 1 st in seam and in next 12 (18) sts. Note:  If longer strap is desired add about 5 more sts to the CO sts at the beginning of the band.

Work in Garter st for 2 rows.

Buttonhole row: K to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3. 

Work in Garter st for 2 more rows.



Weave in all ends. Sew button on band opposite buttonhole.