Crochet baby hat - Free pattern

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Hello darlings,

many months ago we went for our long weekend at the lake Doxa. My Fratzolaki (the little loaf of bread I call my daughter) needed a warm hat to fight the potential cold. Well, we talked with Nick about which animal hat we liked best and he said I should make her a ladybug, like the one I made here.


For some weird reason, I didn't feel inspired enough to make that hat again so I made up my own pattern and decided to opt out of animal hats for the time being. I think it's because I haven't associated my little one with an animal yet, but I couldn't just make her a bread hat now, could I? Although I already know what I am dressing her as this coming carnival, lol!!!

Anyhow, I made the hat you see below and wrote down the pattern. Please note this is for a small 3 months old baby. You need to make it bigger for older ages.

DK yarn, I used Stylecraft Special
A 4.5mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Scissors


This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Ch: chain
Hdc: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Trc: treble crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Blo: back loop only
Tog: together
MC: magic circle


For newborn to 3 months old baby.

Hat 

With sage color
Make a MC
R1: ch2, 11DC in MC, join with a Sl st to the 1st DC,
R2: ch2 , 2DC in every st around, join to the 1st DC,
R3: ch2, 2DC in 1st st, DC in next, repeat around,  join to the 1st DC,
R4: ch2, 2DC in 1st st DC in next two sts,  join to the 1st DC,
R5: ch2, 2DC in 1st st DC in next three sts,  join to the 1st DC,
R6: ch2, 2DC in 1st st DC in next four sts,  join to the 1st DC,
R7-R8, ch2 DC around, join to the 1st DC,
R9 - R12, ch1, SC around, join to the 1st SC, don't fasten off

Earflaps

ch2, DC in next 10,
ch2, turn, DC2Tog, DC in next 6, DC2Tog
ch2, turn, DC2Tog, DC in next 4, DC2Tog
ch2, turn, DC2Tog, DC in next 2, DC2Tog
ch2, turn, 2 DC2Tog
ch2, turn, DC2tog, fasten off.

fold the hat in half and repeat the earflap on the other side.

Embelishments


With pink yarn make a long chain of 120chs and leave a long tail in order to add chains if needed. Thread the one end of the chain and start from the top of the hat. Between R1 and R2 pass the chain through one back post of the DC in the pattern and then through the front post of the DC. It's like a ladder sewing stitch really, just pass front to back to the end of the row. Then go down the next rows and repeat the process in the third row and then the fifth one and lastly in eighth row. Fasten off and secure the yarn. 

Then using pink, sage and yellow yarn make the braids at the bottom of the earflaps. With the same colors make a pom pom and attach it to the top of the hat.

You made it!!!



My little Fratzolaki enjoyed her hat very much and she wore it all through last winter. It held very well with the repeated washing but I had no doubt it would with such a great yarn. This year I think I am going to make her a cable hat. I hope you'll enjoy my pattern!



Lots of love



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54 comments

  1. I need to learn crochet!!! Your pattern is amazing and the colors are so cute! Beautiful :)

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  2. My mum is a master at crocheting and she makes items just as cute as this. I love the pattern

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    1. Aww thanks! Let me know if your mom likes the pattern!

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  3. Very cute. My coworker starting making a hat and scarf for my son. It amazes me how fast she can pull something together and how good it looks. I wouldn't have the patience.

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    1. It doesn't time much time that's true. Especially if you are good at it :)

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  4. Oh my gosh, how precious! I love knitted hats. I don't know how to crochet, but I would pay a lady to make some for my kids.

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    1. Thanks so much! I am thinking of listing some on my etsy shop. Let me know if I can make some for you :)

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  5. I have never crocheted anything before. I did learn how to knit years ago, so I'm sure I would enjoy it. It would be fun to give it a try! It's perfect for things like this.

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    1. Give it a try, I am sure you'll be hooked ;)

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  6. The hat is so lovely, isn't it? I don't know how to crochet, but I really love knitted things like sweater, blanket, short, etc and I love watching people kitting lol. Maybe I should learn to knit someday.

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    1. You should learn it's very relaxing and rewarding!

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  7. How sweet! I really wish I could crochet now! Still, the pattern is super cute!

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  8. Oh my goodness this is absolutely adorable, it really makes me want to crochet now!

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  9. That's a really cute crochet hat! I really admire your pro skills - you're good at this!

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  10. I have never learned to Crochet but I've always been interested. I would love to be able to make stuff like this for the family and for donations to hospitals. I guess I need to get my behind in gear and learn!!

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    1. Check out youtube videos for beginners! You'll get the drift soon!

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  11. This is such a cute baby hat. I have been crocheting for a few months now and I would love to make one of these for my friends new baby.

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    1. Let me know if you have any trouble with the pattern, I'd be happy to help!

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  12. This is so beautiful! I wish I could do something like that :) I just tried regular knitting once and well.. :D

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  13. Oh my gosh this is so totally adorable!!!! I love it so much!!!

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  14. My grandma used to try to teach me to knit, I never managed to figure it out.... I wonder if crocheting would be easier?

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    1. For me crocheting is way easier than knitting and way faster too.

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  15. Oh gosh I'm gonna make one for my doll - it's only 15cm tall so it won't cost me much money for materials :) ! Don't know if I can make it as good as yours but I'll definitely try my best! Thanks a lot for your instructions

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    1. That's great! Let me know if you need any help with the pattern!

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  16. That baby hat is soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! Love it!! I wish I knew how to crochet. My grandma was the queen of crochet!

    www.susanalopessnarey.com

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  17. wow, I love crochet and need to learn it soon to design those beautiful offerings for my kid and niece. Loved the baby cap you made out of it.

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  18. Very nice. Once my friend made one for my cousin and it was cute as this. Thank you

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  19. I love this your piece is beautiful I wish I knew how to crochet i will show this to my mom she would love this too

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  20. I have always wanted to learn how to crochet! I love big chunky blankets that are crocheted.

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  21. The hat is adorable so now I just need a baby to give it to ... hmm, just got invited to a baby shower.

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  22. I love to crochet and taught my youngest son to do it. He always watched me crocheting so he wanted to learn. This is a great crocheted baby hat and I know it would make a great gift idea for some little ones too. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  23. What a super adorable baby hat! It has been ages since I've crocheted, and I have a friend who is expecting, so I am going to try out your pattern. Thank you!

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  24. This sure brings back good memory. I used to learn how to crochet. A good reminder that I need to pick up on my skill soon. The color of the hat is really cute.

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  25. I used to crochet all the time, but I've fallen out of doing it. I definitely need some new baby hats for my 4 month old, so I can't wait to try this one and get my skills back.

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  26. This is so cute, My sister makes them too and they looks super cool

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  27. That crochet baby hat looks absolutely adorable! I've never tried making things like this before but this sounds like a fun way to pass the time.

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  28. It does look like such a beautifully crocheted hat. I wish I were better at that sort of thing but I am not. I have used looms before which were fun. But I never just crocheted.

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  29. What a perfect little pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  30. That's so cute. I wish I could be as good in crocheting as in blogging :P So that I can too share some of my cool stuff like your's :)

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  31. My goodness, this is absolutely adorable. I wish I could knit. It was one of the things that I've been meaning to learn. I love this.

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  32. Awe that is so cool, it would feel so rewarding to make that and know you created that hat from the start!

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  33. that looks sooo pretty... especially the colors are lovely... My mom just made some for my baby :D

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  34. This hat is darling! I really need to finally learn how to knit, you have such cute patterns.

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  35. This is so cute! I wish I was better at crocheting so I could make something like this. I need a lot of practice.

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  36. Omg what a cute hat!!!! With winter right around the corner, it's perfect!

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