Sweet Baby Crochet Hat #freepattern

Updated: Jan 3

This sweet little hat works up quickly and I love the cheerful colors I chose for it!

I decided to embellish it with a flower, but you could easily make it for a baby boy or make it gender neutral by eliminating the flower and changing the color!

I made this hat in size 6 months for my little munchkin to wear on those chilly NY spring days (it is a lighter weight yarn).

Without further ado; here's the pattern to make your own!


Size

Hat has a circumference of 14" for size 6 months

Hat has a circumference of 15" for size 12 months


Materials

1 skein of Paton's Grace in Cardinal

Crochet Hooks in sizes 4mm/US-G/6 and in 5mm/US-H/8 (Get a variety pack here)

Tapestry Needle

Crochet Flowers

Rhinestone Brad

Matching Thread


Gauge

16 stitches = 4";

23 rows = 10" with larger hook


Special Stitches

Shell = 5 dc

dc2tog = yarn over and draw up a loop in next stitch, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook- 1 st decreased.

sc2tog = draw up a loop in next st twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook- 1 st decreased.


Instructions are given for size 6 months. Changes for size 12 months are in parenthesis.


Instructions

With smaller hook, chain 68 (74)


Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn

67 (73) sc.

Change to larger hook.


Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first 3 sc, *shell in next sc, skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc**, skip next 2 sc; repeat from * across, end at **, turn.

11 (12) shells


Row 3: Ch 3, skip first 3 dc, *shell in next dc, skip next 2 dc **, dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc; repeat from * to last st, end at **, dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Repeat Row 3 for pattern until 4 3/4" (5") from beginning, ending with wrong side row.


Shape Top- Row 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and a ch-2 space), skip first 3 dc, *sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc**, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc; repeat from * to last st, end at **; dc in top o f ch-3; turn.


Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next ch-2 space, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, skip next dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across to last sc; sc in last sc, sc in space, sc in 3rd ch of ch-5.

55 (60) sc


Row 3: Ch 1, (sc2tog) 27 (30) times, sc in last 1 (0) sc; turn

28 (30) sc


Row 4: Ch 1, (sc2tog) 14 (15) times; turn

14 (15) sc


Row 5: Ch 1, (sc2tog) 7 (7) times, sc in last 0 (1) sc.

7 (8) sc

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Finishing:

Weave long end through stitches on Row 5; gather tightly and secure end.

Sew back seam.


Brim- Rnd 1: With right side facing and larger hook, attach at back seam and ch 1, working in unused loops of beginning ch, sc in each loop around; join with a slip st in first sc

67 (73) sc.


Rnds 2-8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Flower

With larger hook and contrasting color of yarn (I used Paton's Silk Bamboo yarn in Plum).

Ch-5 and connect with slip st creating a round.

Working in rounds.


Rnd 1: Ch 1 and sc 10 times around, joining with a slip stitch in first chain.

10 sc


Rnd 2: In first sc, sc, ch 5, sc in next 2 sc, ch 5, sc in next 2 sc, repeat working across to the end.

10 sc

5 ch-5 spaces

Join with slip stitch in first sc.


Rnd 3: Slip stitch loosely in first sc, 5 dc in ch-5 space, slip stitch in next 2 sc, 5 dc in ch-5 space, repeat working across to the end. Join with a slip stitch and finish off. Weave in ends.

10 slip stitch

25 dc


Attach two smaller flowers to center of larger crochet flower.

Attach rhinestone brad to center.

Sew to brim of hat using matching thread.


Happy crocheting!!


Currently diffusing:

3 drops Joy

3 drops Release

2 drops Sara

3 drops Bergamot


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