Free Pattern :: Crocheted Floral Baby Hat

Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold

Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold

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), pale pink(color A), cream (color B) and a rose pink (Color C).
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
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, single crochet, slip stitch

With Color A:

Start with a magic circle.  But rather than use single crochet stitches. Chain 2 and Double crochet 12 stitches into the circle.  Once finished, tighten the circle.  This closes it firmly at the top.  

Round 1: Ch2,1 dc in the same place,  2Dc into each stitch. Slip stitch the last stitch to the fi=the top of the chain-2 for a total count of 24

Round 2: Ch2,  *2 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat from *to*, slip stitch last stitch to top of chain-2 for a total of 36 stitches.

Round 3: Ch2, Chain 2, 1 double crochet in the same place, *1 double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat from * to *, slip stitch last stitch to top of chain 2 for a total count 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: Start with color B, Single crochet into next stitch, skip a stitch, 5 DC into next stitch, skip a stitch, * single crochet into the next stitch.  Repeat from * to *.  End with a slip stitch into the first single crochet.

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Round 5: Switch to Color C: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 *.  Complete round with a slip stitch to the first single crochet. 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 same space. 1dc into each stitch fro the entire round, end with a a slip stitch into the top of the Cha2.  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 star 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.