I’ve been inspired to get out the crochet hooks and make some baby hats for some friend’s children. (I enjoy both knitting and crocheting because there’s very little mess or space required.) Here is one that I made for Connie’s baby girl who is due in a few months. (Did you know that Connie and I got to meet back in February?)
Baby Hat Pattern:
Worsted weight yarn with size H crochet hook.
To start: ch 3 and join with sl st to form a loop
Round 1: dc 10 in ring. Join with sl st to top of first dc made. (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 2 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st, 2 dc in every st around. Join with sl st. (20 dc)
Round 3: ch2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st.* Repeat from* to *. Join. (30 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, * dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st.* Repeat from* to *. Join. (40 dc)
Round 5-10: ch 2, dc in every st around. Join. (40 dc)
Round 11: ch 2, *dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * twice, dc in each stitch to the end. Join. (43 dc)
Round 12: ch1, sc in same st, * skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * around. Join.
For flower: Worsted weight yarn and size H crochet hook.
Round 1: With center color ch 3 and join with a sl st to form a loop. Make 12 sc in loop. Finish off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat if desired.
Round 2: Switch to petal color, join to center with a sl st, * ch 15, sl st in same st, sl st in next st and and repeat from * around. Join. Finish off.
Sew flower to hat.
For more fun and versatility sew or glue flower to an alligator clip and make a couple hats in different colors and flowers in different colors and mix and match. (So happy that we’re having a girl this time, so we can make all sorts of fun girl stuff for her.)
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Problems with my directions? Please let me know, I’m fairly new at writing out directions, but have lots of plans.
Do you enjoy my knitting/crocheting posts/patterns or is it something you’re not interested in? I’m wondering if I should post more posts like this or if I’m boring you. :) Is anyone there??
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