A few posts back I had shared about some accessories I knit up for my little sister's American Girl Doll (click here for post). Well they just received the hat and the good news is, it fits! I'm told it's a little loose but will not fall off the doll if you turn it upside down. The length of the hat is perfect; it's not covering the eyes.
Directions below. Sorry, there's no gauge for this pattern.
US size 6 knitting needles
100% Acrylic 4 ply yarn
American Girl Doll Hat Knitting Pattern
Cast on 60 stitches
Row1: K2 P1 to the end of row
Row2: K1 P2 to the end of row
Row3: K2 P1 to the end of row
Row4: K1 P2 to the end of row
Row5: K across
Row6: P across
*repeat rows 5 and 6 until piece measures 3 1/4 inches.
starting on a right side K2Tog, K1 all the way across
P across on all the wrong sides
*do this until you have 8 stitches left
*for some rows you will end up with an extra stitch, just knit that one.
Once you have 8 stitches left, cut the yarn long enough for sewing the seam. Thread the yarn through each 8 stitches while taking them off the needle. Pull tight to cinch them together. Sew the hat closed with a tapestry needle. Sew pom pom on top. Done.