This post is sponsored by Lion Brand
Perfect Baby Crochet Hat to Gift or Donate
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2017.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- 1 skein Lion Brand Baby Soft, approx. 100 yds (teal shown)
- 3.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Optional: buttons or ribbon
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Gauge and Sizing
11 sts x 9 rows = 2″
Your finished hat will measure 4.5″ from crown to bottom and 6.5″ when laying flat. This baby crochet hat is ideal size for a newborn.
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
- Rsc – Reverse Single Crochet
- Sk – Skip
- Slst – Slip Stitch
- Sts – Stitches
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
This crochet baby hat is worked in the round from crown to base using the front post double crochet stitch. This unique stitch pattern gives a lovely ribbing texture. You will also need to be familiar with the reverse single crochet stitch for the hat trim. If this is a new stitch to you, I recommend watching my tutorial here:
You can easily increase the length of your hat by adding more rows to the bottom before adding the reverse single crochet round.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me in the comments section!
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and center ring chain). Make 9 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with slst to 3rd ch. (10 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch). Make 2 fpdc every stitch. Join with slst to first fpdc. (20 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch). Make 2 fpdc first stitch. *1 fpdc next stitch. 2 fpdc next stitch. Rep from * around. Join with slst to first fpdc. (30 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch). Make 2 fpdc first stitch. * 1 fpdc next 2 sts. 2 fpdc next stitch. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to first fpdc. (40 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch). Make 2 fpdc first stitch. 1 fpdc next 3 sts. 2 fpdc next stitch. Rep from * around. Join with a slst to first fpdc. (50 sts)
Round 6: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch). Make 1 fpdc every stitch. Join with slst to first fpdc. (50 sts)
Rep round 6 until your hat measures 4.5″ from top of hat.
Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch). Make 1 Rsc every stitch. Join with a slst to the first stitch. Fasten off and weave in your ends.