A young lady that I worked with is expecting her first baby in September. I always enjoy making for and gifting to a new baby. Mrs & Mr. B are having a boy. I have been working on a gift for Baby B; I am making a hat, crib blanket and booties. This is the first of 3 posts. Stay tuned for an up-coming blanket pattern to match this adorable hat!
I am designing the hat to fit a 3/6 month old instead of a newborn. It will be much to warm for a heavy hat in September. I wanted to make sure that Baby B got some use out of it before he out grows it! The little ones grow so fast!
This hat is made with Red Heart Yarns. The pattern is easy to make and written in American Crochet terms.
A hat for Baby B.
Red Heart Super Saver #4 weight yarn
I used Macaw #3944
H/8/5 mm Hook
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
small amount of sewing thread for pom pom
Stitches & Abbreviations Used
Double Crochet - dc
Half Double Crochet - hdc
Front Loop Only - flo
Magic Circle/Ring - mc/mr
Slip Stitch - ss
Chain - ch
Flat Circle Measurement - fcm
Notes - fcm at end of round 4 is 4", hat measures from top to bottom 5.5". These measurements are not precise for a 3/6 month old baby. Everyone is different. These measurements are based on a chart made by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. This chart has been used with her permission. For more information on sizing, see Lorene's post How to design your own custom crochet hat.
To Begin with H hook make a mc/mr (if you are not familiar with this method you can ch 3, make 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook); make 12 dc in ring, join with ss; ch 2 I f you would like to learn the Magic Circle method you can find a tutorial done by Sedie of Yarn Obsession here - Magic Ring/Circle, finger wrap. Thank you Sedie for allowing me to link your tutorial.
Round 2 - 2 dc in same stitch as join and in each dc around. (24) dc; join with ss, ch 2
Round 3 - 2 dc in same stitch as join, *dc 1, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (36) dc; join with ss, ch 2
Round 4 - 2 dc in same space as join, dc 2, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (48) dc; join with ss, ch 2
Round 5 - 11 - dc in each dc around, join with ss, ch 2
Round 12 - working in front loops only, hdc in each dc around, join with ss, ch 2 (48) hdc
Round 13 - dc in each hdc around, fasten off, weave in ends.
To make the pom pom wrap yarn around four fingers approximately 45 times, slide off fingers and tie tightly with sewing thread & yarn. Cut ends and trim. Fasten to top of hat.
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