In a few other posts I have mentioned that a co-worker of mine is having a little girl soon. I have taken it upon myself to make up some cute little girl items for her to enjoy on her new little princess.
This morning I worked up three hats with one ball of yarn (and still have plenty of yarn left!). This is one of three (for now) hat patterns I will be sharing!
- Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft in Baby Pink
**This yarn is one of my favorites to work with. It is very soft, has some stretch to it but still holds it's form and is 100% acrylic. All of these qualities are great for baby items as per guidelines I have received from the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. PLUS! It's an anti-pilling yarn which means it will hold up better from wear and being washed!
- H8/5mm Hook
- Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
*Get creative with your color choice! You can make the top crown and bottom rounds of single crochets in one color and the granny square pattern in the center a different pattern. You could also use several colors to create a multi colored hat! Below are some other examples of hats I made for my little cousin Madison as a birthday gift. (I do not have toddler sizing up yet, but if you are interested in it, leave me a comment! Otherwise, you could see the Pattern Notes below for resizing information.)
|This one was made with I Love This Yarn in|
Pink and Pistache.
|This one was made with Vanna's Choice yarn in Raspberry.|
I was able to finish this hat in half an hour.
Because babies grow so fast, I made this hat to fit a 3-6 month old - Crown is 4.25" in diameter to equal a hat size of almost 13.5", and it measures 4.5" in length. This length should be perfect for a 0-3 month old, and more like a cloche on a 3-6 month old.
This pattern is very easy to resize - see the Pattern Notes for more information.
CH - Chain
ss - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch
DC - Double Crochet
ea - each
SC - Single Crochet
sp - space
A few months ago, I posted the Crochet Adult Granny Square Beanie in Pink Camo. When I decided to make this baby hat, I turned to my pattern to see if I could just downsize it. The basic idea is the same, but I slightly adjusted the method and since doing it to this hat, I may just have to revisit my adult size one.
In this baby granny square beanie, you will not be chaining one in between the cluster of double crochets so there will not be a chain one space, however, with the skipping of stitches in the foundation row, it will automatically form the spaces you will need to work this like a granny square.
To make this hat in ANY size, simply make the crown to the necessary size and then begin with your granny square pattern. You will want the number of stitches in your last round of increases on your crown to be divisible by 3 - the following pattern below has 44 stitches in the last round of increase based on the pattern, but I added an extra double crochet in the last stitch to make it 45 stitches.
To work my joins in the crown, I used the Seamless Round method by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. This method is great for hiding your seam! My pattern is not phrased the correct way for using her method - it's phrased the old fashioned slip stitch to join way.
To work the joins on the granny square portion, you will join to the first double crochet (not the beginning chain 2) and then slip stitch into the next stitch and then slip stitch again over to the space (under that actual stitch).
CH 5. Join to form a ring. CH 2. 11 DC into ring. Join. (11 DC)
Round 2: CH 2. 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (22 DC)
Round 3: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (33 DC)
Round 4: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next two DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next two DC) around. Add 1 DC to the last st. Join. (45 DC)
Round 5: CH 2. 2 DC in same sp as join. (sk 2 DCs, 3 DC in next DC) 13 times. Join to the top of the first DC (not the beginning CH 2). (14 Groups of 3 DC)
Round 6 - 9: SS over to the sp, CH 2. 2 DC in same sp. (3 DC in next sp) around. Join to the top of the first DC.
Round 10: CH 1. SC in same sp as join and in each of the DCs and sps around. Join to first SC.
Round 11: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join to first SC.
Fasten off and Weave in Ends.
*Note: It is best to weave your work in and out in a zig zag kind of motion for baby hats, as recommended by the hospital.
Please feel free to make and sell these granny square beanies, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.
Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn.