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This super simple Newborn Crochet Hat will fit most premies and newborns. It is created using basic double crochet and single crochet stitches and works up quickly using just one skein of Lion Brand's Modern Baby yarn in red. This particular crocheted baby hat was created for the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative to raise awareness of heart disease. This hat features an optional fold-up brim that is especially helpful for premature babies, as it can be turned down to help cover their eyes if they are in an incubator under bilirubin lights. The finished hat also has a good amount of stretch so the fold up brim can be left down and the hat will stretch to fit a larger baby.
Little Hats, Big Hearts raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. Learn more about the Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative here.
Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge3 rounds = 3¼
Finished Size11” circumference 4¾” tall without brim; 5¾” tall with fold up brim (1”)
- Modern Baby by Lion Brand in Red: approx 86 yards (you can make two hats with every skein)
- 6.0mm (J) crochet hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
- Needle to weave in ends
Want a video tutorial for another fabulous and easy crochet baby beanie? Check it out: Easiest Crochet Baby Beanie!
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How to Crochet a Baby Hat
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
Ch3 counts as first dc in first 10 rounds.
Slip stitch into the top of the Ch - 3 to join each round, unless otherwise noted.
Baby Hat Crochet Pattern
Round 1: Create a magic circle. Ch3 and 11dc in the magic circle OR ch4 and 11dc in the 3rd ch from hook. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch3 and 1dc in the first st. 2dc in every st around. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch3. 2dc in the next st. *1dc in the next st. 2dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Circle should measure 3¼”
Rounds 4-10: Ch3. 1dc in every st around. (36 sts)
Round 11: Ch1 and 1sc in first st. * 1sc in each of the next 8sts. 2sc in the next st. repeat from * around. Slip stitch into the top of the first sc to join. (40 sts)
Rounds 12-?: Ch1 and 1sc in the first st. 1sc in every st around. (40 sts)
If you prefer hat to not have a fold up brim, stop after round 12, fasten off and weave in ends.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Be sure the magic circle is cinched up tightly and secured. Fold bottom, sc portion, of hat up.
Pros of having a crochet hat pattern for you or your little one:
It's a buffer against heat loss. There's a reason your parents always yelled at you to put your hood up as you were running out the door for school during the winter. Particularly when you're outside, you can lose heat through exposed parts of your body, and a hat can act as an insulator.
Hair can actually get dry when exposed to the elements. This doesn't mean you should wear a hat full-time since too much moisture is equally negative. However, throwing on a hat to protect the new peach fuzz on your little one's head would be a good idea if you're getting outside in really cold weather that can make hair more brittle—and you can keep this in mind for yourself, too.
Yarn is the perfect medium for a hat! There is a difference between insulation and suffocation. Your hats shouldn't be cutting off ALL the air flow (or your circulation), so the natural stretchiness and openness of yarn will be just right for giving your head and hair relaxation room.
It's important to remember not to put hats on babies all the time. While it is important to protect them from the cold, many experts caution parents not to overheat babies, especially at night and indoors. But this baby hat pattern is especially good for premies, and when you're going out for a chilly winter day or want to give your little one a cute boost for that photo shoot, crochet hat patterns are perfect options.
For more beginner crochet hat patterns, check out this wonderful collection filled with tons of different hat patterns that you will fall in love with! 50 Beginner Crochet Hat Patterns
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