Last week, I shared the knitted unicorn I made for my niece. In addition to the unicorn, I also whipped up this infant New York Yankee hat. I know lots of parents who adore sports teams but have difficulty finding infant apparel! A few years ago, a friend spent months looking for a Washington Capitals baby hat. Eventually, I made her one, and she regularly received compliments on the item.
It seemed only natural to make my new niece an infant New York Yankee hat. My niece’s parents (especially her father) are fans of the Yanks. Two years ago, I made a grey and navy version of the hat for my nephew.
Infant New York Yankee Hat
One of my goals for 2019, is to work down my yarn stash. I opted to use a DK weight pink yarn that I had on hand for the central portion of the hat. I followed Needle and Spatula’s free Green Cabled Baby Hat pattern to create the shape of the cap. The design was straightforward but did get complicated towards the final decrease rounds as I had a limited amount of yarn left. I should have knitted this project on double pointed needles rather than circular needles. Double pointed needles would have given me the opportunity to create clean and crisp finishing stitches around the crown of the hat.
Once the hat was complete, I whip stitched a New York Yankee emblem to the center portion of the cap. I ordered the Yankee emblem from pramotstore’s Etsy shop. The symbol measured 2 inches across and took approximately two weeks to arrive at my home. I’d suggest ordering the sports emblems in advance of your projects.
The last step in creating the hat was to make the pom-pom for the top of the cap. I frequently switch between creating a pom-pom by hand or using a pom-pom maker. For this project, I opted to use a pom-pom maker. I matched the pom-pom to the white Yankees emblem to give the hat polished and feminine look.
Do you have a favorite infant knitting project? If, so please share it with me! I’m always looking for fresh ideas.
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.