Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold
I thought I'd start this new year off with a new baby hat pattern. This sweet and simple to make crochet beanie fits a 6-12 month old and has a 16" circumference. A sweet Dahlia flower is crocheted rght into the hat.
This is a beginner's level of crochet. You need to to know the magic circle method of beginning and how to crochet a circle.
Your will Need:
1 skein each of Lion's brand Baby Wool (medium worsted/ 4) , pale pink(color A), ceam (color B) and a rose pink (Color C).
Crochet hook F ( or size to obtain gauge).
Gauge: 4 sts and 2.5 rows to the inch.
Stitches you will need to know: Double-crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
With Color A:
Start with a magic circle. But rather than suse single crochet stitches. Chain 2 and Double crochet 12 sititches into the circle. Once finished, tighten the circle. This closes it firmly at the top.
Round 1: Ch2,1 dc in the same place, 2Dc into each stitch. Slip stitch the last stitch to the fi=the top of the chain-2 for a total count of 24
Round 2: Ch2, *2 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat from *to* , slip stitch last stitch to top of chain-2 for a total of 36 stitches.
Round 3: Ch2, Chain 2, 1 double crochet in the same place, *1 double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat from * to *, slip stitch last stitch to top of chain 2 for a total count of 48 stitches.
HINT: If your circle is not remaining flat. Tighten the magic circle or loosen it up a bit, either way may provide the necessary tension to flatten the circle. If this doesn't work, try using a different sized hook.
Round 4: Start with color B, Single crochet into next stitch, skip a stitch, 5 DC into next stitch, skip a stitch, * single crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from * to *. End with a slip stitch into the first single crochet.
Round 5: Switch to Color C:1HDC into first stitch, 1SC into next three stitches, 1 hdc into the next stitch and 1 DC into the next two. Repeat from * to *. Complete round with a slip stitch to the first single crochet. What you have essentially done is fill infall the spaces around the petals, so you ghould be looking at a flat circle again.
Round 6: Ch2, 1 dc into into the same space. 1dc into each stitch fro the entire round, end with a a slip stitch into the top of the Cha2. Repeat this round until the hat measure 7- 8 inches. Fasten off.
Weave in all tails.
This beanie is easy to adapt to a larger or smaller size. The petal count will be different, but simply star petal after Round 2 for a 0-6 months old hat or add a Round 5 of just pale pink to make it a toddler sized hat.