Crochet this little baby hat in a flash! Single crochet, a textured cross stitch, and a tiny little rib stitch combine for a sweet topper for your little one. A variegated yarn in neutral colors is just right for both boys and girls. The pattern uses less than a skein of yarn and is so quick and easy to make that you’ll want to make several to have on hand as gifts.
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The free pattern below uses American crochet terminology. An ad-free pdf version of the pattern is available. It includes sizes 0-3 months,6-12 months, and Toddler, as well as links to video tutorials.Purchase on Ravelry Purchase on Payhip
The pattern calls for a medium-weight (worsted weight) yarn. I used Red Heart Soft (100 % acrylic, 204 yd [187 m], 4 oz [113 g], 1 skein #9941 Watercolors. For the 0-3 month size, you’ll need about 70 yards [65 m] in your favorite color.
3-Stitch Baby Hat Pattern
Sizes and Finished Dimensions
Pattern is written for size 0-3 months, to fit 14″ [38 cm] head circumference. For 6-12 months and Toddler sizes, get the pdf instructions.
Worsted Weight Yarn: approximately 70 yds [65 m]
Size J [6 mm] crochet hook or size to obtain correct gauge
Rnds 1-4 = 3″ [7.6 cm] diameter
14 sc = 4″ [10 cm]
Gauge always matters. To save time, take time to check gauge.
dc: double crochet
FPdc (front post double crochet): yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] 2 times
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
X-inc (worked over 2 sts): skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1; working behind dc just made, dc in skipped st
X-st (worked over 2 sts): skip 1 st, dc in next st; working behind dc just made, dc in skipped st (Note: Use the first version shown in the linked tutorial.)
Ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with a slip st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in each sc around, join with slip st to first sc—12 sc.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2—24 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1 loosely (does not count as a st), [X-inc] around, join with slip st to first dc—24 dc, 12 ch-1 spaces.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around, join-36 sc
Rnds 6-7: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.
Rnd 8: Ch 1 loosely, *X-st, X-inc; rep from * around, join—36 dc, 9 ch-1 spaces.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around, join-45 sc.
Rnds 10-11: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.
Rnd 12: Ch 1 loosely, [X-st] around, join—45 dc.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, join-45 sc.
Rnds 14-15: Sc in each sc around, join.
Rnds 16-17: Rep Rnd 12-13.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each sc around, join-46 sc.
Rnds 1-2: Ch 1, sc in first st, FPdc in next st, *sc in next st, FPdc in next st; rep from * around, join.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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