Winter Baby Hats- Free Pattern

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Winter Baby Hats Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Sizes- 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler/small child

Gauge- 6 dc= 2 inches, 4 rounds= 2 inches

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver

-0-3 months: MC= White, CC= Cherry Red

-3-6 months: MC= Aran, CC= Medium Thyme

-6-12 months: MC= Frosted Green, CC= Warm Brown

-12+ months: MC= Claret, CC= White

5.5 mm hook (or size needed for correct gauge)

stitch marker (3 per hat)

yarn needle

pom pom maker (optional)

Notes

-ch 2 at beginning of each round does not count as a dc. First dc of each round is made in NEXT st, not in same st as join.

-ch 3 at beginning of each ear flap row DOES count as a dc.

-the lengths are a bit longer than what you would customarily make for a hat, because the point at the crown of the hat does not hug the head like other hats would. Each head is different, so adjust the length of your hat accordingly.

Abbreviations Used-

MC- main color

CC- contrasting color

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

dc2tog- double crochet 2 double crochet’s together 

Instructions:

Round 1- With MC make a magic ring, ch 2, 6 dc in ring, join (6 dc)

Round 2- ch 2, 2 dc in ea dc around, join (12 dc)

Round 3- ch 2, (dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (18 dc)

Round 4- ch 2, (2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (24 dc)

Round 5- ch 2, (3 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (30 dc)

Round 6- ch 2, (4 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (36 dc)

Round 7- ch 2, (5 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (42 dc)

*end here for 0-3 month size, skip to round 11

Round 8- ch 2, (6 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (48 dc)

*end here for 3-6 month size, skip to round 11

Round 9- ch 2, (7 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (54 dc)

*end here for 6-12 month size, skip to round 11

Round 10- ch 2, (8 dc, 2 dc in next dc) repeat around, join (60 dc) <~ this will make toddler/child size

Round 11- ch 2, dc in ea dc around, join

*repeat round 11 until desired length- (0-3 months size until hat is about 6 inches long; 3-6 months size until hat is about 6 ½ inches long; 6-12 months size until hat is about 7 inches long; toddler/child size until hat about 8 inches long).

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Ear Flaps:

Keeping the joining seam in the middle of the hat, flatten hat. (The joining seam will be on the backside of the hat).

For 0-3 month size- count 10 sts to the left and 10 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 10th st on both sides.

For 3-6 month size- count 12 sts to the left and 12 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 12th st on both sides.

For 6-12 month size- count 13 sts to the left and 13 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 13th st on both sides.

For Toddler/small child size- count 15 sts to the left and 15 sts to the right of the middle. Place a stitch marker in the 15th st on both sides.

0-3 month size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1- sl st to 2 dcs before 1st marker, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of the next 7 dcs, ch 3, turn (8 dcs)

Row 2- dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 5- (dctog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to the 2nd dc before 2nd ear flap marker

Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 7 dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 2- 5- follow as for 1st ear flap.

3-6 month size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1- sl st to 3 dcs before 1st marker, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of the next 9 dcs, ch 3, turn (10 dcs)

Row 2- dc in next 9 dcs, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 5- dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 6- (dc2tog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to the 3rd dc before 2nd ear flap marker

Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 9 dcs, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 2-6- follow as for 1st ear flap.

6-12 month size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1-  sl st to 4 dc’s before 1st marker, ch3 (counts as dc),  dc in each of the next 11 dcs, ch 3, turn (12 dc’s)

Row 2- dc in next 11 dc’s, ch 3, turn  (12 dcs)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in next 6 dcs, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 9 dc, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 5- dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 6- dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 7- (dc2tog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to 4th dc before 2nd ear flap marker.

Row 1- Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 11 dc, ch 3, turn (12 dc)

Row 2-7- follow as for 1st ear flap.

Toddler/small child size-

1st Ear Flap-

Row 1- sl st to 5 dcs before 1st ear flap marker, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ea of the next 13 dc, ch 3, turn (14 dc)

Row 2- dc in next 13 dc, ch 3, turn (14 dc)

Row 3- dc2tog, dc in the next 8 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (12 dc)

Row 4- dc in next 11 dc, ch 3, turn, (12 dc)

Row 5- dc2tog, dc in each of the next 6 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (10 dc)

Row 6- dc2tog, dc in each of the next 4 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (8 dc)

Row 7- dc2tog, dc in each of the next 2 dc, dc2tog, ch 3, turn (6 dc)

Row 8- (dc2tog) twice, dc in last dc (4 dc), fasten off.

2nd Ear Flap-

Attach MC to 5th dc before 2nd ear flap marker.

Row 1- ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc in ea of the next 13 dc, ch 3, turn (14 dc)

Row 2-8- follow as for 1st ear flap.

Trim

In the last dc at the back of the hat, attach CC, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each sl st across to the 1st ear flap, along side edge of ear flap, in the 4 dc at the tip of the ear flap, along the other side edge of ear flap, in each dc along the front edge of the hat, up the first side edge of the 2nd ear flap, in the 4 dc at the tip of the ear flap, along the other side edge of ear flap, and in each dc along the remainder of the back edge of the hat. Join with a sl st to the first sc, fasten off.  **When stitching the trim around the edges of the ear flaps: Make 2 sc in each of the ch 3’s along the edges of the ear flaps.

Pom Poms-

For the pom poms, I simply wrapped 2 strands of yarn (1 of the MC and 1 of the CC) around 2 fingers, about 20 times for the 2 smaller hats, and around 3 fingers, about 20 times for the 2 larger hats. I then cut and tied a strand of yarn around the middle of the wrapped yarn, and then trimmed the pom pom to my liking. Using a yarn needle, sew the pom pom onto the top of the hat. Of course, you can use a pom pom maker, or there are tutorials available on YouTube.

While I just left my hats “plain”, feel free to embellish yours with additional decorations, such as appliques, buttons, ties, etc.

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