I must say, I have been a very busy little Bee. Building a brand name is very tedious and hard work! Designing a logo, building a Pinterest account and recruiting followers, starting a Facebook and Twitter account, investing in an Etsy shop, starting a blog…and of course, crocheting! Of all the things I’ve crossed off my list and those still yet to be completed, I am very excited about my first posts! There were many topics in the running to be the first post ever written here on the brand new blog (aside from the Welcome post of course), but offering a free pattern seemed like the best way to say, “Hello world! Thank you for checking out my new place”. So without further adieu, I present B. Hooked Crochet’s first pattern.
Newborn Hat & Matching Leg Warmers
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2013.
Image Copyright, Brianna Creative Photography, 2013. Please do not use this image for personal use.
Do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern in any way. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photo above.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- 10 mm Crochet hook – Hat
- 6 mm Crochet hook – Leg Warmers
- Red Heart Super Saver, Amethyst, Approx 52 yds (hat)
- Red Heart Super Saver, Amethyst, Approx 32 yds (leg warmers)
- Darning needle
Gauge and Sizing
Hat: 5 sts x 4 rows = 2″ Leg Warmers: 6 sts x 4 rows = 2″
The finished product will be 13.5″ in circumference and 5.5″ from crown to ear, perfect for those newborn photos. The leg warmers measure approximately 4″ long and 4″ in circumference.
- Ch- Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- Slst – Slip Stitch
This lovely newborn cap is perfect for beginner crocheters. It utilizes a large crochet hook to obtain the “lacey” look and only one kind of stitch, the half double crochet. The leg warmers are also beginner friendly but will likely introduce a new stitch to your crochet tool box, the front post double crochet.
Round 1: Ch 3 and join with the first stitch.Chain 2. hdc 8 times in the center of your loop. Join with a slst.
Round 2: Chain 2. hdc twice in each stitch all the way around. (16 stitches) Join with slst.
Round 3: Chain 2. *hdc two times in first stitch, hdc once in next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. Join with slst. (24 stitches)
Rounds 4-9: Chain 2. hdc in each stitch. Join with slst. (24 stitches)
Finish the hat by weaving in the ends using a yarn needle. Add a button to the brim of the hat for the final touch.
Pom Pom: Hold the end of your yarn in your hand and make a fist around it. Wrap the yarn around your fist at least 50 times at the same tension. The more times you wrap your yarn, the thicker your pom will be. Once you have reached the desired texture, cut the end and carefully remove the yarn from your fist. Wrap the ends around the yarn in the middle and tie very tightly. Cut the loops of the yarn and trip to form an even ball.
Use this video tutorial on how to make a pom pom for reference if the above instructions don’t make sense. You may also use pom pom makers for a more professional, durable pom pom. Check out my product review for the Clover pom pom makers.
Round 1: Ch 16. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3. Dc into every chain. Join with a slst to the third chain.
Round 2: Ch 2. Fpdc in every stitch. Join with a slst to the second chain.
Rounds 3-7: Ch 3. Dc once into every stitch. Join with a slst to the third chain.
Round 8: Ch 2. Fpdc in every stitch. Join with a slst to the second chain.
Bind off and weave in your ends.