A Knit Football Baby Hat

Someone I love just had the cutest baby boy.  She and her husband also happen to be big football fans so a knit football hat for the baby seemed just right.

knit baby hat football

I used a Simple Baby Hat pattern from Itty-Bitty Hats {one of my favorite knitting books … if you haven’t heard of it, see the affiliate link below} and modified it to look like a football.  I added three rows of white near the top and bottom and added some football stitch lines to finish it off.  Pulling the decrease stitches tightly on top gave the hat the perfect pointed football end.

knit baby hat football

I love the way this little hat turned out … now I can’t wait for a chance to snuggle the little one who’ll wear it!


  1. Judy K says

    So incredibly cute. What a great little hat. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

  2. Jenn "Rook No. 17" says

    Oh Randi! What an absolutely darling hat! Sounds like a charming book too! One of these days I must learn to knit!