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Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat FREE PATTERN

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This hat will fit a toddler, about the ages 2 1/2 years old to 4 or 5 years old. It would be best to measure the child’s head before setting down to making this hat. It was made according to my daughter’s head size (and the amount of hair she has), which is about 19 inches in circumference. It was also originally intended to be a toddler sized slouchy hat, but with my daughter’s afro it’s more of a beanie (photos of her wearing it are at the end of this written pattern). She is 2 1/2 years old. If you would like to make the hat “slouchier”, simply add a few extra rounds of clusters before making the ribbed cuff. Also, I must note, that the pattern as written takes almost exactly 1 full skein of yarn (170 yards). If you make the hat longer, you will need to buy 2 skeins of yarn.

Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

1 skein Vanna’s Choice Lion Brand medium weight 100% acrylic yarn (3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yards/156 meters) Color: Periwinkle

6 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4 clusters and 4 ch-3’s= 4 inches; 3 rounds of clusters= 2 inches

Finished Measurements: approx. 18 inches circumference unstretched and 8 1/2 inches long

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

beg cl- beginning cluster:  Beg Cl- ch 2, (yo and insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook

cl- cluster: Cl- (yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook

yo- yarn over

bpdc- back post double crochet

fpdc- front post double crochet

 

Instructions:

Make a magic ring,

Round 1- Make a beg cl, ch 3, (cl, ch 3) 5 times, join to the top of the beg cl with a sl st (6 cl and 6 ch-3 sps)

Round 2- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp> repeat < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (12 cl and 12 ch-3 sps)

Round 3- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18 ch-3 sps)

Round 4- (sl st, beg cl) into the first ch-3 sp, ch 3, <(cl, ch3) in next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18-ch-3 sps)

Rounds 5-9- repeat Round 4

Beginning the ribbed cuff:

Round 10- ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in the same st, 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp, dc in the top of the first cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp, (dc in the top of the next cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp), repeat around, join with a sl st to the first dc (72 dc)

Round 11- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first dc, fpdc in the next dc, (bpdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of the first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Round 12- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc, (bpdc in the next bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Rounds 13- 18- repeat round 12

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

 

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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