Merry-Go-Baby Hat- Free Pattern

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This little hat will fit a child about 3 months to 6 months old. It is made using Front Post Double Crochet stitches. If you’re not familiar with how to work this stitch, you can read a tutorial HERE. Once you get the hang of it, it’s very easy, and addictive 🙂 It is worked in the round with sport weight baby yarn. I can’t remember the color I used, as once again I’m using leftover yarn (and I don’t have the label anymore), but I do know that it’s Bernat Baby Sport.

Merry-Go-Baby Hat Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2016

Materials Needed:

3.5 mm hook

Bernat Baby Sport yarn

sewing or embroidery needle

Hat Measurements- about 15″ circumference and 5″ in length

Gauge- 5 fpdc= 1 inch, 5 rounds= 1 inch

Abbreviations Used:

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

fpdc- front post double crochet (see tutorial HERE)

Instructions:

Starting with a magic ring-

Round 1- make 8 sc in magic ring, join with a sl st in first sc (8 sc)

Round 2- ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in same st as join, make 2 dc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-3 (16 dc)

Round 3- ch 2 (counts as first fpdc here and throughout), (make 2 fpdc in next dc, 1 fpdc in the next dc) 7x’s, make 2 fpdc in the last dc, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (24 fpdc)

Round 4- ch 2, (make 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the next 2 fpdc) 7x’s, make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, 1 fpdc in the last fpdc, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (32 fpdc)

Round 5- ch 2, (make 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the next 3 fpdc) 7x’s, make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the last 2 fpdc, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (40 fpdc)

Round 6- ch 2, (make 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the next 4 fpdc) 7x’s, make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the last 3 fpdc, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (48 fpdc)

Round 7- ch 2, (make 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the next 5 fpdc) 7x’s, make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the last 4 fpdc, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (56 fpdc)

Round 8- ch 2, (make 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the next 6 fpdc) 7x’s, make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the last 5 fpdc, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (64 fpdc)

Round 9- ch 2, (make 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the next 7 fpdc) 7x’s, make 2 fpdc in the next fpdc, 1 fpdc in ea of the last 6 fpdc, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (72 fpdc)

Round 10- ch 2, make a fpdc in next fpdc and in ea fpdc around the hat, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2 (72 fpdc)

Rounds 11- 23- repeat round 10

**If you wish to make the hat slightly longer, simply repeat round 10 until you reach your desired length.

Fasten off and weave in your yarn tails with your sewing needle.

There is no trim on the hat, but the last round will curl up slightly. I played around with different stitches for a trim, but in the end found that the hat looks much cuter with a little curl. But that is only my personal opinion. Feel free to add a trim to yours 🙂

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About Amanda Bryant

I've been crocheting since the early 2000's, self taught through books and online videos. I have a passion for Amigurumi, but enjoy all aspects of crochet. I also learned to knit at the age of 5, from my father, but crochet is still my priority.
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