This easy crochet baby hat would make a lovely present for a new arrival
Read on for the free crochet hat pattern for babies and stitch tutorial I am sharing with you today.
I have created this hat when we were expecting our second baby. It was quite a while ago as Cole is now a toddler.
The crochet baby hat no longer fits him and has been passed onto another baby. However, I am happy that I can still share the pattern with you!
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Crochet Baby Hat Pattern Details
I was sent the Crochet Society box no.2 curated by Bella Coco Crochet as I was one of the designers who designed a pattern for the box.
It contained the lovely Caron X Pantone yarn in Fearie Cakes colourway. The softness of this yarn has been calling out to me to make another crochet hat pattern for babies!
So I did…
The baby crochet hat received a great response over on Instagram! I was so pleased about it, so I decided to pop the pattern up onto the blog for you to make!
How do you crochet a baby hat?
The finished hat I made came out 3-6 month size as I have made a few newborn hats already so I wanted to make a bigger size. The instructions below include 0-3 months size too.
The crochet baby hat I made has got 3 full rows in each colour. However, I could only achieve this by using up leftovers from another ball of Caron X Pantone yarn I was initially sent to design with.
The finished hat weighs 89 grams so you will have plenty of yarn to finish the hat from 1 hank of yarn.
However, you might just have to join the next colour in the middle of the row rather than keep the 3 rows per each colour.
I have written the pattern for 0-3 months and 3-6 months sizes as these 2 sizes are achievable from 1 hank of yarn.
I will give you instructions on how to adjust the size easily and make the hat bigger. The adjustments notes are within the pattern in italics.
Just keep in mind that you will need more than 1 hank of this yarn.
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- 1 hank of Caron X Pantone in your chosen colourway for 0-3 and 3-6 months
- 5 mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- pom pom maker if you are adding one
7 sts x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm measured over puff stitch
0-3 months– 35 cm head circumference, 15 cm hat height
3-6 months– 40 cm head circumference, 17 cm hat height
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch- chain stitch
sc– single crochet
sc in blo– single crochet in back loop only
puff st– puff stitch- (yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh and pull up loop) 5 times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook
ch-sp– chain space
sl st– slip stitch
puff st 2 tog– work the following two 2 ch-sp together by working 3 loops into first 2 ch-sp and 3 loops into next 2 ch-sp, yrh and pull through all loops on the hook. (see photo tutorial below)
Crochet Puff Stitch Decrease Tutorial
- (yrh, insert hook into first 2 ch-sp, yrh and pull up loop) 3 times.
2. (yrh, insert hook into second 2 ch-sp, yrh and pull up loop) 3 times.
3. yrh, pull through all loops on the hook, 2 ch.
4. work the following puff st in next 2 ch-sp.
CROCHET HAT FOR BABIES PATTERN NOTES
- the hat starts with the hat brim which is worked in short rows until required length = hat circumference
- the brim is then joined into a round and you continue working around the long edge of the brim = hat height
- the last 5 (6) rounds shape the top of the hat
FREE CROCHET HAT FOR BABIES MAIN PATTERN
Chain 6 for both sizes.
If you wanted to make a bigger size hat you can increase the starting chain of the brim. This will make the brim wider therefore the finished hat height higher. Yo could chain 11 for bigger sizes which will give you 10 sc wide brim.
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from the hook, sc across, turn. [5 sc]
Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), sc in blo across, turn. [5 sc]
Repeat Row 2 another 46 (52) times.
For bigger sizes keep repeating Row 2 until the brim is long enough to go around your head.
Fold the brim in half and sew or slip stitch together to form a ring, continue working along the long edge of the brim.
Row 1: 1 ch, working around the end st of each row of the brim, sc around, sl st to first st. 48 (54) sc
Row 2: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 puff st into first st, 2 ch, miss next st, (1 puff st into next st, 2 ch, miss next st) repeat around, sl st to top of beginning 2 ch. 24 (27) puff st
Row 3: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, (1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat around, sl st to top of beginning 2 ch. 24 (27) puff st
Repeat Row 3 another 3 times for both sizes.
Crochet Hat Pattern For Babies continues…
Larger sizes keep repeating Row 3 until you reach about 6-7 cm below the desired hat height. You can find universal hat measurements in the table below.
Use the last 6-7cm of the hat height to shape the top of the crown. Decrease the number of stitches evenly around the hat on each row using the puff st 2 tog stitch tutorial above until you have around 5- 6 stitches left.
Row 7: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 4 (7) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 20 (24) puff st
Row 8: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 3 (4) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 16 (20) puff st
Row 9: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 2 (3) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 12 (16) puff st
Row 10: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 1 (2) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 8 (12) puff st
0-3 months size only
Row 11: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 puff st 2 tog around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 4 puff st
Fasten off leaving longer tail end.
3-6 months size only
Row 11: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) once, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 8 puff st
Row 12: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 puff st 2 tog around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 4 puff st
Fasten off leaving longer tail end.
Using the longer tail end sew up the small opening on the top of the hat using running stitch and pull tight to close the opening, sew in the end securely.
Using some leftover yarn make a pom pom and attach to the top of the hat (optional).
I hope you enjoyed this free crochet hat pattern for babies. I have more free crochet patterns and tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog.
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