Crochet a Baby Hat - Rattles, onesies, pacifiers... so much to choose from when you are looking for cute baby things. Cannot find the ultimate maternity gift? Do not worry, we have some great ideas! Crochet a baby hat for your baby or to give as a present when you are visiting a new mom (to be). Read on for the free crochet pattern!
Don't you love those squeezy little baby cheeks? With this little baby hat your baby will be too cute to handle! The hat is made with the baby friendly yarn Phildar Partner 6, a soft combination yarn of acrylic, polyamide and wool, making it wear resistant and comfortable for your little one to wear. Partner 6 is easy to work with, and is available in 43 babylicious colours! What about a pastel pink hat or a bright blue one for baby boys? 2 skeins and this free pattern are all you need to get started! The hat is suitable for babies from 6 to 12 months old, without stretching, the outline is about 50 centimeters. Do you want a bigger size? All it takes is using a larger crochet hook or casting on more stitches. Now, let's get started!
What do you need?
Baby Hat - Free Crochet Pattern
Ch = chain stitch
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
BP dc = back-post double crochet
FP dc = front-post double crochet
How the back- and front-post dc work: You can make these stitches by inserting the hook next to the stitch in the previous row. You do not insert the hook right under the v, but in between the posts of the stitches. This stitch is easiest when you have previously crocheted a row of dc or trc. You either insert from the back to the front, around the post and to the back again (BP dc) or from the front to the back, around the post and to the front again (FP dc).
Start with a magic ring and work 10 hdc. Join with a sl st.
Round 1: 2 hdc in every st (20 sts).
Round 2: *2 hdc in st, hdc in next st, repeat from * (30 sts).
Round 3: *2 hdc in st, hdc in next 2 sts, repeat from * (40 sts).
Round 4: *2 hdc in st, hdc in next 3 sts, repeat from * (50 sts).
Rounds 5-13: hdc in every st.
Round 14: ch 2, *BP dc, FP dc, repeat from *. Join with a sl st.
Rounds 15-17: ch 2, *BP dc, FP dc, repeat from *. Join with a sl st.
Round 18: hdc in every st.
To finish up this little baby hat make a large pompon and attach it at the top of the hat!
Switch up the colour!
Are you making the hat for a little baby boy, or do you want a more neutral colour? Phildar Partner 6 has lots of colour options to choose from!
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