Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern

I am sooooo excited to announce that I am going to be a GRANDMA!!!!


  I am EXTREMELY excited about all the new "stitching" possibilities that are now in my future!!  This design came to mind when I thought about one of the first things you need when you have a baby in the hospital.  You need a little hat!  Now....my grandbaby will be born in August....and it's really, REALLY hot in August.  So it can't just be ANY hat.  It needs to be something lightweight that can be used indoors to protect their precious little head from the air conditioning, and it also needs to be really SOFT.  I have an assortment of Patons Beehive Baby Sport yarn in my stash that I have decided to use.  It is soooo incredibly soft!!! The label says to use a size F hook.....but I think I crochet a bit loose, so I'm using an E.  Most of the hats I made so far have been one color, but I decided to make a two toned one that turned out simply precious.  This one is made by changing colors every two rows.  ENJOY!!

***Feel free to make as many of these as you want for profit, but remember to give credit to me, Amy B Stitched, or link back to this page!!***

Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern
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Materials:
  • Patons Beehive Baby Sport yarn, light weight, skein is 3.5 oz and I believe I can make 2-3 hats from just one skein.
  • size E crochet hook
  • finishing needle
Stitches/Terms used:
  • ch - chain
  • lp(s) - loop(s)
  • sc - single crochet
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
Size: 5 1/2" x 12" (finished crochet piece)

Row 1: Ch 29. Working in the back ridge of the chain, sc across. (28 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 22 sts, sc in back lps only of last 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in back lp only of first 6 sts, sc in remaining sts across.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 12".  Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

This is what your finished piece should look like before sewing it up.  I like
to finish crocheting at the ribbed edge, that way I can leave one REALLY
long piece for sewing up the side and closing the top.

First thing you will do is sew the side seam.  Secure your stitch at the top so
that the seam does not pucker as you stitch the top.

Weave your needle through the edges of the rows along the top of the hat,
gathering as you go.

Gather the top so that the opening is approx 3" when measured across the hat.
Secure the gather with a stitch,

Then, sew the seam across. Sew lightly so that it is not hard and bulky. Weave
in your ends. 

Be Blessed!!
Amy B