I thought I'd start this new year off with a new baby hat pattern. This sweet and simple to make crochet beanie fits a 6-12 month-old and has a 16" circumference. A sweet Dahlia flower is crocheted right into the hat.
This is a beginner's level of crochet. You need to to know the magic circle method of beginning and how to crochet a circle.
You will Need:
1 skein each of Lion's brand Baby Wool (medium worsted/ #4) in pale pink (color A), cream (color B), and rose pink (Color C).
Crochet hook F ( or size to obtain gauge).
Gauge: 4 sts and 2.5 rows to the inch.
Stitches you will need to know: Double crochet (Dc), Half double crochet (Hdc), single crochet (Sc), chain (Ch), slip stitch
With Color A:
Start with a magic circle. But rather than use single crochet stitches, chain 2 and double crochet 11 stitches into the circle. Once finished, tighten the circle. This closes it firmly at the top. Slip stitch to the top of the chain-2. Total of 12 stitches (the first chain 2 counts as a dc.)
Round 1: Ch2, 1 dc in the same place, 2Dc into each stitch. Slip stitch the last stitch to the top of the chain-2 for a total of 24
Round 2: Ch2, *2Dc in next stitch, 1Dc in next stitch.* Repeat from *to*, slip stitch the last stitch to top of chain-2 for a total of 36 stitches.
Round 3: Ch2, 1DC in the same place, *1Dc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2Dc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to *, 1Dc in each of the last two stitches. Switch to Color B, Slip stitch the last stitch to the top of chain-2 for a total of 48 stitches.
HINT: If your circle is not remaining flat. Tighten the magic circle or loosen it up a bit, either way, may provide the necessary tension to flatten the circle. If this doesn't work, try using a different sized hook.
Round 4: Continuing with color B, Ch1 *1Sc into next stitch, skip a stitch, 5Dc into next stitch, skip a stitch. * Repeat from * to *. End with a slip stitch into the first single crochet.
Round 5: Switch to Color C. Ch2, 1Hdc into the first stitch, *1Sc into next three stitches, 1 Hdc into the next stitch and 1 DC into the next two.* Repeat from * to * until last 4 stitches, 3Sc, 1hdc. Complete round with a slip stitch to the Ch2. What you have essentially done is fill infall the spaces around the petals, so you ghould be looking at a flat circle again.
Round 6: Ch2, 1 dc into into the next space. 1dc into each stitch fro the entire round, end with a slip stitch into the top of the Chain-2. Repeat this round until the hat measure 7- 8 inches. Fasten off.
Weave in all tails.
This beanie is easy to adapt to a larger or smaller size. The petal count will be different, but simply start petal after Round 2 for a 0-6 months old hat or add a Round 5 of just pale pink to make it a toddler sized hat.
This post is from January 2016. I switched blogging platforms and migrated my most popular posts. I lost all the comments in the process. So if you've seen this pattern and made a comment in the past, I do apologize. Leave me a new one! As always, if you see an error or have a suggestion, let me know.