Saturday, September 13, 2014

Crochet Newborn Baby Beanie with Shell Edging - FREE Pattern - Great Baby Shower Gift!

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!

You will notice that this pattern looks A LOT like my Basic Baby Beanie pattern and that is because I made a small adjustment to add the shell edge.

You may also notice this hat pattern from my Pretty Purple Crochet Set post. I simply changed up the yarn choice and colors, and added a ruffle flower.

Materials:
   - 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

Time Spent:
   I was able to finish this hat in half an hour.

Measurements:
   Newborn Size. Crown is 4.25" in diameter to equal a hat size of almost 13.5", and it measures 4.75" in length. 

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   ss - Slip Stitch
   ST - Stitch
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern:

CH 5. Join to form a ring. CH 2. 11 DC into the ring. Join to the first 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. Join. (44 DC)

Round 5 - 9: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.

Round 10: CH 1. SC in same ST as join. SK 1, 5 DC in next ST, SK 1, (SC in next ST, SK 1, 5 DC in next ST, SK 1) around. Join to beginning 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 baby beanies with the shell edging, 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.

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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.

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