Spring is the perfect season for a pretty baby hat that keeps heads warm on cool days, and brightens up any outfit.
Size: 3-9 months
Weight Category: 5 – Bulky: Chunky, Craft, Rug Yarn
Knit: 14.6 stitches x 18 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 10 (6mm) needles
Crochet: 10 sc and 12 rows = 4″ (10cm) on K-10.5 (6.5mm)
HDC-Half Double Crochet
SS- Slip Stitch
FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet
Pattern Notes: In every round, you will always do the first stitch of the next row into the same stitch you just SS’d to. The first stitch of each row (where you will end up SS’ing to) appears to be short, but please know that it is the way it should be since for this pattern I chose not to CH 2 or 3 at the beginning of each row. Also, the hat starts out rolling outwards initially, but as you work down the hat it will start making its real hat shape.
Please note that each row is specified by a ” – “, and there are no stitch counts.
-Place 7 HDC in first CH, SS to the first HDC
-HDC in the first HDC, HDC in the second HDC, then place 2 HDC in the next, continue in this pattern for the entire row, SS to the first HDC
-DC every HDC, SS to the first DC
-DC in the first DC, FPDC in the second DC, continue in this pattern for the entire row, SS to the first DC
-Place 2 DC in the first DC, FPDC in the FPDC, continue in this pattern for the entire row, SS to the first DC
-Place 1 DC in the first DC, Place 2 DC in the next DC, then FPDC in the FPDC, continue in this pattern for the entire row, SS to the first DC
-DC in EACH of the next THREE DC’s, FPDC in the FPDC, continue in this pattern for the entire row, SS to the first DC
Do previous row a total of nine times.
-HDC every DC, and FPDC stitch for the entire row, SS to the first HDC.
-HDC every HDC for the entire row, SS to the first HDC.
You can stop here if you would rather not add the flower. It will look like this.
-CH 3, SS to first CH, CH 1
-SC X 6 in the center of the loop, SS to CH1, CH 1
-2 SC in every SC, SS to CH 1
-CH 3, SK 1 SC, SS to next SC (this forms a picot stitch) CH 3, SS to the next SC, CH 3, etc until the end of the row)
-CH 5, SS into space of first picot stitch, CH 5 again, SS to space of next picot stitch, etc till end of row.
-CH 7, SS into space of first picot stitch, CH 7 again, SS to space of next picot stitch, etc till end of row.
-Fasten off and attach to the hat in desired location.
Laura Hooker is a full-time mother, wife, Registered Nurse, and sewing and crochet-a-holic! She came about this wonderful world of crafting at an early age, and finds much inspiration from her lovely friends in blog land. She really enjoys coming up with and displaying her own patterns and tutorials. She is married and has a seven-year-old little boy and a new baby boy. You can find her at her blog, Ravelry page or her store on Etsy where she and her twin share sewing and fiber tutorials to inspire creativity in other Mamas. She also can be found at Windfall Dolls, where she and her sister give away Waldorf inspired dolls to deserving little ones.