Mandala Scraps Baby Hat- Free Pattern

Mandala Scraps Baby Hat by Amanda Bryant

Lately I’ve been going through all of my leftover and scrap yarns, trying to use it up so that I can justify going yarn shopping again, lol. I had a few little balls of Mandala baby yarn left from when I made my Winning Ways Throw almost one year ago. I don’t like throwing out these little balls because I’m optimistic that even if it takes me 10 years, I’ll use them for something!

This is how much yarn I had to work with. I can’t tell you the yardage, so I put my crochet hook next to it so you could more easily know how much is needed for this project. I used all four of the larger light green balls, and am now left with only the two smaller balls.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a super-great photo of the finished hat to share with you, just what is shown at the top of this post, as I was in a bit of a rush. The buyer for this hat was literally on her way over to pick it up as I was tying in the loose ends!

The hat works up really quickly, and easily too! It’s construction consists of all back loop sc’s worked in one continuous spiral with no joins (so you don’t get that seamed look), up until the final few joined rounds where the ribbed cuff is made using front and back post stitches.

The color that I used is called “Far Far Away”. If you look at the Winning Ways Throw that I made you will see the color pattern of the yarn cake. This light green portion of the yarn has very faint flecks of the pink running through it, however, the photo doesn’t do it justice (as I said, I was in a rush to take the photo). I think this hat would look awesome, and very cute, if all of the colors from that yarn were used!

Anyway, without further ado, here is the pattern:

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Mandala Scraps Baby Hat

© Amanda Bryant 2019

Materials Used:

Mandala Baby light weight (“3”) yarn leftovers

5 mm hook

Stitch markers (for noting the end/beg of each round)

Sizing:

Fits about a 3-6 month old baby (5 ½” long and 15” circumference)

Gauge:

5 sc and 5 rounds= 1”

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Blo- back loop only

Dc- double crochet

Sl st- slip stitch

St- stitch

Fpdc- front post double crochet

Bpdc- back post double crochet

Instructions:

Starting at the crown of the hat, Ch 2

Round 1- make 6 SC in the second ch from the hook

Working in the blo of each st,

Round 2- make 2 SC in each SC around (12 SC)

Round 3- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in the next SC, *make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in the next SC, repeat from * around (18 SC)

Round 4- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next two SC, * make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next two SC, repeat from* around (24 SC)

Round 5- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next three SC, *make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next three SC, repeat from * around (30 SC)

Round 6- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next four SC, *make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next four SC, repeat from * around (36 SC)

Round 7- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next five SC, * make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next five SC, repeat from * around (42 SC)

Round 8- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next six SC, * make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next six SC, repeat from * around (48 SC)

Round 9- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next seven SC, * make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next seven SC, repeat from * around (54 SC)

Round 10- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next eight SC, * make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next eight SC, repeat from * around (60 SC)

Round 11- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next nine SC, *make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next nince SC, repeat from * around (66 SC)

Round 12- make 2 SC in the first SC, make 1 SC in each of the next ten SC, *make 2 SC in the next SC, make 1 SC in each of the next ten SC, repeat from * around (72 SC)

Round 13- make 1 SC in each SC around (72 SC)

Repeat Round 13 until hat measures  4.5”. At the end of the last round, join with a sl st to the beg SC.

Working in both loops now,

Round 14- ch 3 (counts as a DC), make 1 DC in each SC around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (72 DC)

Round 15- ch 2 (does not count as DC), fpdc in same st as join, bpdc in next DC, *fpdc in next DC, bpdc in next DC, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the beg fpdc (36 fpdc and 36 bpdc/72 sts)

Round 16- ch 2 (does not count as a DC), fpdc in the same fpdc as join, bpdc in the next bpdc, *fpdc in the next fpdc, bpdc in the next bpdc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st in the beg fpdc (36 fpdc and 36 bpdc/72 sts)

Fasten off.




3 thoughts on “Mandala Scraps Baby Hat- Free Pattern

  1. Pingback: Little Sweetie Baby Hat- Free Pattern | Crochet On The Brain

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