Crochet baby hat pattern
This sweet crochet baby hat pattern was designed to match my mitten patterns, with a ribbed band around the bottom and a crocheted button for embellishment. The pattern is written in the same yarn as the “Sweet Little Rounded Mittens” pattern, Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK. See all the colors of Valley Superwash DK and order it here.
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What size baby hat should I make?
The pattern is written in sizes: preemie, newborn, 6 mo, 12 mo, 2 yr, and 3 yr. I’ve hesitated to write a baby hat pattern before because baby head sizes can vary so much. For instance, my baby’s head circumference is 19 inches, but according to the Craft Yarn Council of America standard body measurements, that is the head circumference of a teenager. All of my girls have larger than average head circumferences. That’s just the way they were made.
So, when I made her hat, I custom made it to fit her head size, and this is ideal. If you can, measure the baby’s head before you begin, plan for 2 inches of negative ease in the circumference. Measure from ear lobe to ear lobe over the crown of the head, divide by 2, and make the height of the hat based on that. If you can’t measure the baby’s head before you begin then just go with the pattern sizes as they are written.
Where can I get this crochet baby hat pattern?
This crochet pattern is available on both Etsy and Ravelry.
What skills will I need to know to crochet this hat?
This crochet baby hat pattern starts with the band. The stitch pattern for the band is crochet in the back loop. You can see a photo tutorial for crocheting in the back loop here. I made a video tutorial for the same type of hat band, but different hat, and you can see that hat band tutorial here.
The main body of the hat is half double crochet stitch and the crown uses hdc2tog, a half double crochet stitch decrease. You can see a photo tutorial for both of those stitches here.
If you need help with crochet abbreviations, I have a free list you can download and print here. And if you need help with basic stitches or learning to read a written crochet pattern, I suggest checking out my Learn to Crochet resources here.
Matching thumbless baby mittens
I’ve also designed and published a crochet pattern for matching thumbless baby mittens. You can find the Sweet Little Mittens pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. You can make a matching set for your sweet kiddos.
I’m sure this goes without saying, but this baby set would make an adorable and treasured baby shower gift! And since they are small, they work up quickly with small amounts of yarn. Made in an easy care yarn, they would also be great items to donate to hospitals or other charitable organizations.
Don’t you just love this sweet crochet baby hat pattern?! What colors will you use to make it for your own little sweetheart?
When you finish your baby hat or mittens, please share your project on Ravelry or in my Facebook group!