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Free Pattern :: Crocheted Baby Hat

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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).
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
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.

©2015-Lindsay-Obermeyer-Dahlia-Hat

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.

 

 

Comments

Sande Francis

Thank you so much for this sweet pattern. My dear friend is expecting her first grandbaby and I'm teaching her to knit and crochet. It's so much fun making things for a new baby!

I don't mean this in a critical way, and I'm sure it was just a typo (and I'm NOT the spelling police) but I thought I'd just mention that it's spelled G-A-U-G-E. I always remember this since I saw an article where the writer spelled it out as goo-ah-gee (gu-a-ge). LOL.

Lindsay

Hi Sande, Thanks for the spelling edit. I had a stroke last year, so I don't always catch spelling errors.
Lindsay

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