Tiny Heart Stitch Hat – FREE Pattern Child and Adults

Tiny Heart Stitch Hat

Tiny Heart Stitch Hat

This Beanie style loom knit hat is a Free pattern for children and adults. Perfect as chemo cap because the stitch is dense, warm and comfy. I created this little hat to display the stitch when I wrote a post about it. I have been asked several times on this page and YouTube for the pattern.

I love giving my readers what they ask for when it’s possible. This was a simple request that I fill with gladness. Hope you guys like it and send me pictures to include on this page and with the Facebook family





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The Pattern

The Pattern for the Tiny Heart Stitch Hat

Pattern is FREE on this website. To Purchase a downloadable PDF: Click HERE
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Pattern Notes: This hat is made up of two basic stitches and one unique new stitch created by Theresa Higby. If you are not familiar with the stitch. I have a tutorial with pictures and a short video. Click HERE

For Adults: Use a 36-peg loom and increase the number of row on the hat to 30-35 or until you have 8 inches. For a slouchy look Use a 41-peg loom and increase the number of rows to 60 or more depending on how slouchy you want the hat to be.

Stitches: Knit, Purl, and the Tiny Heart Stitch . Knit with 1 strand of yarn.

Loom: For a Child’s: 31-pegs. I used the Red Knifty Knitter , Adults use 36-pegs

Yarn: Red Heart Baby  Worsted Weight #4 in Candy Pompadour


Cast On: Chain Cast On

The Brim( Garter Stitch )

Row 1 Knit

Row 2 Purl

Row 3 Knit

Row 4 Purl


The Hat:

Rows 5 – 26 Tiny Heart Stitch

For Adults: do 30-35 rows or until you have 8 inches


Close the Hat:  

Rows 26-30  Knit 2, Purl 2 ( Double Rib Stitch )

Drawstring Cast-off

Optional: Tie a string on the brim – create three loops and wrap around three times – tie a tight knot

Done !


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Comments: 36

  1. Joy December 9, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Hi Denise. I’m using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn and have a couple of questions. 1. Can I use the Uwrap instead? 2. Will the 36 peg KK loom be too small for an adult? Thank you.

    • Denise Canela December 10, 2016 at 12:37 am

      Hi Joy – I have not tried this stitch with the Uwrap – but for sure the hat will be much smaller so you would need to adjust the pattern a lot. And with this stitch I would not use the 36-peg loom for an adult

      • Joy December 10, 2016 at 6:46 am

        Thanks Denise.

  2. Candice October 18, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Thank you, Denise. I am going to try this again. Right now I am working on making your LoomaHat for my little grandnephew back east. When this is done, I will go back to the Tiny Heart Stitch and just do it to the end. We’ll see how it turns out. Thanks for the encouragement.

    • Denise Canela October 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      OK Candice – come back with questions if you need to and share pictures if possible. Hugs

  3. Candice Silverstein September 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Denise,
    I just started loom knitting his summer. I have already made your loom hat for my niece and her 8 month old daughter.
    I am having trouble with this tiny heart stitch hat. I am using the Knifty Knitter red round loom and it does not seem to be coming out the same as your demo. I am using one strand #4 Acrylic yarn only because it has the colors my niece wanted for the baby. Do I need a flat loom? I’ve gotten up to the cast on, brim and first two rows of the hat but it did not look right so I’ve torn it out and tried again but it still does not look right. It looks like ribbed knitting not rows. Do I need to go further along on the hat? Should I be using 2 strands of yarn since it is acrylic? Looking forward to doing more loom knitting with you once I can master this. 🙂

    • Denise Canela October 18, 2016 at 12:48 am

      Candice – so sorry for the delay in response – not sure if you were able to finish the pattern or not but…. The red loom is a good choice – I only used one strand the stitch is a lot more dense then it looks – and sometimes stitches look funky until you stretch them out.

  4. Lisa February 10, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I am working on the hat pattern, however I’m a little confused on how to count the rows of the hat part. Is each round considered a row?

    • Denise Canela February 11, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Yes – it’s good to use the anchor peg to count… so every time you reach it – it’s 1 row.

      • Lisa February 11, 2016 at 11:17 am

        Thank you

  5. Ashley Avery December 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    How many rows for a baby hat

  6. Julie Biddle November 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I just started the pattern but looks like it has holes in the pattern. My yarn is pretty thin. I was going to use wrap it twice per stitch but thought I read otherwise.

    • Denise Canela November 17, 2015 at 6:22 am

      Hi Julie, this stitch works best with at least a #4 yarn and it sounds like your using something like baby yarn. In your case it could be best to knit with 2 strands as 1.

  7. chantel nixon September 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    sorry for the silly question. I am so bad at reading patterns.
    On the closing of the hat. Is that suppose to be 2 k stitches than 2 purl stitches all the round for 4 rows? or is it suppose to be 1 row of k and than 1 row of purl to equal 4 row?
    Is the closing the flat drawstring closing .

    • Denise Canela September 18, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      ( Duplicate )

      There are no silly questions – just questions that need to be answered.

      It is Knit 2 stitches then Purl 2 stitches for 4 Rows. I have updated the pattern to include a link for the Flat drawstring.

      • Chantel September 19, 2015 at 10:57 am

        Thank you so much Denise . I ended in garter and gathered drawstring still came out adorable . Now on to a second one with flat drawstring castoff. You are the best.

  8. Chantel September 18, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I have two questions I am not very good on reading patterns sorry. On the closing of the hat are you saying to knit a row than purl a row or are you saying knit 2 stitches than purl 2 stitches? The cast off is it the gathered or the flat drawstring.
    Thank you so much.

    • Denise Canela September 18, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      It is Knit 2 stitches then Purl 2 stitches for 4 Rows. I have updated the pattern to include a link for the Flat drawstring.

  9. Cathie June 4, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Love the tiny heart pattern. Making the hat for baby, would love to make baby afghan to match. Correct me if I am wrong, I will be using worsted weight yarn and the afghan S loom and using 100 pegs to hopefully get a approximately 27 in width. I cannot get my fingers on pattern for baby afghan using the afghan loom. Can anyone help?

  10. Bridget April 21, 2015 at 2:30 am

    how can I keep the tiny heart stitch from curling when making scarf on a round loom?

    • Denise Canela April 21, 2015 at 6:08 am

      Bridget, this stitch should not curl- non the less you can add a garter stitch edge.

  11. vicki hull March 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Tiny Heart pattern. Your teaching method is great. BUT how do you take it off. Confused…. I also used some little plastic beads randomly to give a little bling. Its turned out very cute. Thanks again

    • Denise Canela March 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Hey Vicki,
      This is a lovely stitch. Do take a look at the other stitches by Theresa- they are awesome. As far as getting the stitch off the loom (cast-off) depends on the project and the functionality of the knitted item. I don’t do the same cast-off for a hat that I would do for say a dishcloth. What are you making and do you have a pattern.

  12. Tiffany February 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Denise,
    When your doing the tiny heart stitch, does the e-wrap start or finish a row when combined with the half purl over stitch? I’m counting rows and I’m a bit confused as to which stitch starts the tiny heart and which one finishes it to count as a completed row. Thanks!

    • Denise Canela February 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Hi Tiffany.. you start the actual stitch with the eWrap Knit.. it creates the bottom half of the heart – like the little point. Then the Purl Over creates the two little humps.

      Hope that helps – if not let me know..
      denise 🙂

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  14. Regina November 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Denise, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful stitch. I plan to use on a baby blanket I am looming.

  15. Teresa November 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Denise, do you knit with two strands or one? I think this would be perfect for chemo caps, I’m sorry if you covered that, I’m really drained lately, been spending a lot of time at the hospital but I stopped by Michael’s and picked up some baby yarn (50% off) to use for this pattern 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!

    • Denise Canela November 7, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Hi Teresa, Yes in some cases I do knit with two strands as one, but I didn’t with this stitch. It is a dense stitch not to mention that I don’t think the details with show up the same way. Best to use just one strand. This hat was made with baby yarn. Just make sure it’s not too thin.

  16. Mary November 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern, I LOVE it! It’s one of my new favorites and I have already made 2 hats and now starting a third 🙂

    • Denise Canela November 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Awesome Mary! – send pictures !

  17. DA Fox November 4, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I hope to make one of these soon for my baby niece! It is darling!

  18. Val November 4, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Made this tonight. Turned out good. But mine came out longer for some reason. The stitch is really neat and love the chain cast on.

    • Denise Canela November 4, 2014 at 6:21 am

      Hi Val, did you use two strands of yarn?

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