Paisley Baby Dress and Hat Pattern


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Knitting: Paisley Baby Dress and Hat
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Paisley Baby Dress and Hat Pattern

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Circular Knitting
  • Provisional Cast-On
  • Increases
  • Decreases
  • Single Crochet
  • Two-handed stranding helpful

Pattern Description:

This dress has a funny story attached to it. After working on a doomed knitting project I decided to do something easy that I couldn't make a hash of and so commenced to knit up a fair-isle design that I had previously graphed. No shaping, it was going to be a bolster and it would be a breeze - pure knitting enjoyment - except that I started knitting the graph upside down and didn't discover it until I was well into the project. I decided to keep going and see what it turned into...and here it is!

The dress is begun with a provisional cast-on, worked in the round to the armholes, then worked flat to the shoulders. The bodice fleck stitches are worked in duplicate stitch. A single crochet edging is worked around the bodice top and armholes. This pattern includes charts for both the dress and hat as well as instructions on a great one-hole buttonhole.


20 st and 24 rows = 4" using smaller needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Dress:3 mos. (6 mos., 12 mos., 24 mos. ) Chest - 18" (191/4", 211/2", 24") Length - 151/2" (161/2", 191/4", 211/2")
  • Hat: Small (Medium, Large) Head circumference: 16", (171/2"191/4")


  • Size 5 - 24" circular needle
  • Size 6 - 24" circular needle
  • Size 6 - 16" circular needle
  • Size F crochet hook
  • 2(2,2,3) skeins Tahki Cotton Classic Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2(2,3,4) skeins Tahki Cotton Classic Light Aqua or Cotton Candy
  • 1(1,1,1) skein Tahki Cotton Classic Soft Turquoise or Bubblegum Pink

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 - 5/8" buttons

About Designer

About Designer

mimi kezer on

After 20 years of working in music and worship arts, I have had the joy of spending the last six years teaching and encouraging knitters, as well as designing knitwear.

I am hopelessly addicted to making beautiful, colorful things.

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