Buttoned Stocking Cap Knit Pattern

Knit Baby Stocking Cap

Buttoned Stocking Cap Knit Pattern

This adorable little cap was one of my first patterns, and it still makes me smile today.  The fun elf style element is eye catching and cute while the button adds a unique element to make it all your own.  I’m enjoying going back and sharing some of these earlier patterns with you here on the blog.

This free knit stocking cap pattern features Bulky (5) weight yarn and size 6.0mm (US10) knitting needles.

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Buttoned Stocking Cap Knit Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Preemie:

11.5-13″ (29.25-33cm)

Newborn:

13-14″ (33-35.5cm)

0-3 Months:

14-15″ (35.5-38cm)

3-6 Months:

14-17″ (35.5-43cm)

6-12 Months:

16-19″ (40.5-48cm)

Toddler 1-3 Years:

18-20″ (45.75-50.75cm)

Child 3-10 Years

19-20.5″ (48.25-52cm)

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 60 yards of bulky (5) yarn for smaller sizes, and approx. 90 yards for larger sizes.  You’ll need about 20 yards each of three different colors for smaller sizes, and 26 yards each of three different colors for larger sizes
  • Knitting Needles: Size 6.0 mm (US 10) Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

8 sts and 11 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2tog: Knit the next two sts together
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

Preemie Pattern

Using color 1 (red), cast on 40 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1 – 6: *K2, P2*  Repeat around

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 7 – 9: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 10 – 15: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 19 – 22: Knit

Round 23: *K2tog, K6*  Repeat around  (35 total sts)

Round 24: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Round 25: Knit

Round 26: *K2tog, K5*  Repeat around  (30 total sts)

Round 27: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Round 28: Knit

Round 29: *K2tog, K4*  Repeat around  (25 total sts)

Rounds 30 and 31: Knit

Round 32: *K2tog, K3*  Repeat around  (20 total sts)

Round 33: Knit

Drop color 3 and pick up color 2 (white)

Round 34: Knit

Round 35: *K2tog, K2*  Repeat around  (15 total sts)

Round 36: Knit

Drop color 2 and pick up color 1 (red)

Round 37: Knit

Round 38: *K2tog, K1*  Repeat around (10 total sts)

Rounds 39 – 45: Knit

Round 46: *K2tog*  Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to         the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.  Fold the top of the hat over to face front, and      use your favorite coordinating button to pin it down.

Newborn Pattern

Using color 1 (red), cast on 44 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1 – 6: *K2, P2*  Repeat around

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 7 – 9: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 10 – 15: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Round 19: K2tog, K9, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K9  (40 total sts)

Rounds 20 – 22: Knit

Round 23: *K2tog, K6*  Repeat around  (35 total sts)

Round 24: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Round 25: Knit

Round 26: *K2tog, K5*  Repeat around  (30 total sts)

Round 27: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Round 28: Knit

Round 29: *K2tog, K4*  Repeat around  (25 total sts)

Rounds 30 and 31: Knit

Round 32: *K2tog, K3*  Repeat around  (20 total sts)

Round 33: Knit

Drop color 3 and pick up color 2 (white)

Round 34: Knit

Round 35: *K2tog, K2*  Repeat around  (15 total sts)

Round 36: Knit

Drop color 2 and pick up color 1 (red)

Round 37: Knit

Round 38: *K2tog, K1*  Repeat around (10 total sts)

Rounds 39 – 49: Knit

Round 50: *K2tog*  Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to         the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.  Fold the top of the hat over to face front, and      use your favorite coordinating button to pin it down.

Baby 0-3 Months Pattern

Using color 1 (red), cast on 48 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1 – 6: *K2, P2*  Repeat around

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 7 – 9: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 10 – 15: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Round 19: K2tog, K14, K2tog, K14, K2tog, K14  (45 total sts)

Rounds 20 – 22: Knit

Round 23: *K2tog, K7*  Repeat around  (40 total sts)

Round 24: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Round 25: Knit

Round 26: *K2tog, K6*  Repeat around  (35 total sts)

Round 27: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Round 28: Knit

Round 29: *K2tog, K5*  Repeat around  (30 total sts)

Rounds 30 and 31: Knit

Round 32: *K2tog, K4*  Repeat around  (25 total sts)

Round 33: Knit

Drop color 3 and pick up color 2 (white)

Round 34: Knit

Round 35: *K2tog, K3*  Repeat around  (20 total sts)

Round 36: Knit

Drop color 2 and pick up color 1 (red)

Round 37: Knit

Round 38: *K2tog, K2*  Repeat around (15 total sts)

Rounds 39 and 40: Knit

Round 41: *K2tog, K1*  Repeat around (10 total sts)

Rounds 42 – 51: Knit

Round 52: *K2tog*  Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to         the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.  Fold the top of the hat over to face front, and      use your favorite coordinating button to pin it down.

Baby 3-6 Months Pattern

Using color 1 (red), cast on 50 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1 – 6: K2, *P2, K2* Repeat around

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 7 – 9: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 10 – 15: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 19 – 21: Knit

Round 22: *K2tog, K8*  Repeat around (45 total sts)

Rounds 23 and 24: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Round 25: *K2tog, K7*  Repeat around  (40 total sts)

Rounds 26 and 27: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Round 28: *K2tog, K6*  Repeat around  (35 total sts)

Rounds 29 and 30: Knit

Round 31: *K2tog, K5*  Repeat around  (30 total sts)

Rounds 32 and 33: Knit

Drop color 3 and pick up color 2 (white)

Round 34: *K2tog, K4*  Repeat around  (25 total sts)

Rounds 35 and 36: Knit

Drop color 2 and pick up color 1 (red)

Round 37: *K2tog, K3*  Repeat around  (20 total sts)

Rounds 38 and 39: Knit

Round 40: *K2tog, K2*  Repeat around (15 total sts)

Rounds 41 and 42: Knit

Round 43: *K2tog, K1*  Repeat around (10 total sts)

Rounds 44 – 53: Knit

Round 54: *K2tog*  Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to         the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.  Fold the top of the hat over to face front, and      use your favorite coordinating button to pin it down.

 

Baby 6-12 Months Pattern

Using color 1 (red), cast on 56 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1 – 6: *K2, P2*  Repeat around

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 7 – 9: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 10 – 15: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 19 – 24: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Round 25: K27, K2tog, K27 (55 total sts)

Round 26: *K2tog, K9*  Repeat around (50 total sts)

Round 27: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Round 28: Knit

Round 29: *K2tog, K8*  Repeat around (45 total sts)

Rounds 30 and 31: Knit

Round 32: *K2tog, K7*  Repeat around  (40 total sts)

Round 33: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Round 34: Knit

Round 35: *K2tog, K6*  Repeat around  (35 total sts)

Round 36: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Round 37: Knit

Round 38: *K2tog, K5*  Repeat around  (30 total sts)

Rounds 39 and 40: Knit

Round 41: *K2tog, K4*  Repeat around  (25 total sts)

Round 42: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Round 43: Knit

Round 44: *K2tog, K3*  Repeat around  (20 total sts)

Round 45: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Round 46: Knit

Round 47: *K2tog, K2*  Repeat around (15 total sts)

Rounds 48 and 49: Knit

Round 50: *K2tog, K1*  Repeat around (10 total sts)

Round 51: Knit

Drop color 3 and pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 52 – 54: Knit

Drop color 2 and pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 55– 59: Knit

Round 60: *K2tog*  Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to         the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.  Fold the top of the hat over to face front, and      use your favorite coordinating button to pin it down.

Toddler 1-3 Year Pattern

Using color 1 (red), cast on 60 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1 – 6: *K2, P2*  Repeat around

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 7 – 9: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 10 – 15: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 19 – 24: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 25 and 26: Knit

Round 27: *K2tog, K10*  Repeat around (55 total sts)

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 28 and 29: Knit

Round 30: *K2tog, K9*  Repeat around (50 total sts)

Rounds 31 and 32: Knit

Round 33: *K2tog, K8*  Repeat around (45 total sts)

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 34 and 35: Knit

Round 36: *K2tog, K7*  Repeat around  (40 total sts)

Pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 37 and 38: Knit

Round 39: *K2tog, K6*  Repeat around  (35 total sts)

Rounds 40 and 41: Knit

Round 42: *K2tog, K5*  Repeat around  (30 total sts)

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 43 and 44: Knit

Round 45: *K2tog, K4*  Repeat around  (25 total sts)

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 46 and 47: Knit

Round 48: *K2tog, K3*  Repeat around  (20 total sts)

Rounds 49 and 50: Knit

Round 51: *K2tog, K2*  Repeat around (15 total sts)

Drop color 3 and pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 52 and 53: Knit

Round 54: *K2tog, K1*  Repeat around (10 total sts)

Drop color 2 and pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 55 – 63: Knit

Round 64: *K2tog*  Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to         the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.  Fold the top of the hat over to face front, and      use your favorite coordinating button to pin it down.


Child 3-10 Year Pattern

Using color 1 (red), cast on 64 sts onto Double Pointed Needles (or use the magic loop method)

Join in the round and place stitch marker

Rounds 1 – 6: *K2, P2*  Repeat around

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 7 – 9: Knit

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 10 – 15: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit

Pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 19 – 24: Knit

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 25 and 26: Knit

Round 27: *K2tog, K14*  Repeat around (60 total sts)

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 28 and 29: Knit

Round 30: *K2tog, K10*  Repeat around (55 total sts)

Rounds 31 and 32: Knit

Round 33: *K2tog, K9*  Repeat around (50 total sts)

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 34 and 35: Knit

Round 36: *K2tog, K8*  Repeat around (45 total sts)

Pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 37 and 38: Knit

Round 39: *K2tog, K7*  Repeat around  (40 total sts)

Rounds 40 and 41: Knit

Round 42: *K2tog, K6*  Repeat around  (35 total sts)

Pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 43 and 44: Knit

Round 45: *K2tog, K5*  Repeat around  (30 total sts)

Pick up color 3 (blue)

Rounds 46 and 47: Knit

Round 48: *K2tog, K4*  Repeat around  (25 total sts)

Rounds 49 and 50: Knit

Round 51: *K2tog, K3*  Repeat around  (20 total sts)

Drop color 3 and pick up color 2 (white)

Rounds 52 and 53: Knit

Round 54: *K2tog, K2*  Repeat around (15 total sts)

Drop color 2 and pick up color 1 (red)

Rounds 55 and 56: Knit

Round 57: *K2tog, K1*  Repeat around (10 total sts)

Rounds 58 – 66: Knit

Round 67: *K2tog*  Repeat around (5 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to         the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.  Fold the top of the hat over to face front, and      use your favorite coordinating button to pin it down.

 

 

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This cute knit stocking cap features Baby through Child 3-10 Year sizes.  The button top adds a fun and unique element.  Free pattern.

3 Comments On “Buttoned Stocking Cap Knit Pattern”

  1. Wwwthank you very much for the beautiful pattern

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  2. I absolutely adore this pattern but I can’t knit 😩 So very kind of you to share! I’m enjoying your blog very much.

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  3. I love these patterns

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