Friday, October 16, 2009

Basic Infant Hat (4 sizes)

Finished size: Small Preemie - Newborn

Materials: 1 ounce sport weight yarn (Bernat's Baby Coordinates White used for example), US size G hook, Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = 2 1/2 inches, 9 sts = 2 inches

*NOTE: The final "scallop" round may be substituted with a round of half double crochets for a boy's hat.

Small Preemie Size (2 lbs):

ch 4

Round 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each remaining st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rounds 5 - 10: Rep round 4.

*Round 11: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, skip next 2 sts, [(sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts] 11 times, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off, weave in ends. (12 scallops)

Preemie Size (3-4 lbs):

ch 4

Round 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 5 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts) 5 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (42 dc)

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each remaining st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rounds 6 - 11: Rep round 5.

*Round 12: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, skip next 2 sts, [(sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts] 13 times, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off, weave in ends. (14 scallops)

Large Preemie/Small Newborn Size (5-6 lbs):

ch 4

Round 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (48 dc)

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each remaining st around, sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rounds 6 - 12: Rep round 5.

*Round 13: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, skip next 2 sts, [(sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts] 15 times, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off, weave in ends. (16 scallops)

Newborn Size (7+ lbs):

ch 4

Round 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (48 dc)

Round 5: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 7 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 7 sts) 5 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (54 dc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each remaining st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rounds 7 - 15: Rep round 6.

*Round 16: ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, skip next 2 sts, [(sc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts] 17 times, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off, weave in ends. (18 scallops)

18 comments:

  1. This is just what I was looking for - something simple and quick. Thanks!

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  2. Cute hat, thanks for the pattern! I'm due Oct 13th, so I know we're going to need a lot hats this winter. This is going to be perfect. :)

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  3. Just a note to say thanks for the free pattern… I like to do that when I come across such things from a real person. Of course a part of me knows every pattern has a creator, but names and contact info aren’t always at hand. In the interest of truth I suppose I should say I am rather compelled to send these notes, my Dear Old Sainted Mother was rather a stickler for thank you notes, and promised me a good old fashion haunting should I fail. I’m inclined to believe her, to my knowledge she only lied to me once, and that at about the age of three; she told me, strait faced, the fried green tomatoes she set before me was meat with seeds. I didn’t fall for the ploy; I was three, not stupid. John

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  4. Great pattern! Clear, easy to follow... worked perfectly the first time. Thanks!

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  5. Great pattern! Clear and easy to follow. Worked perfectly the first time even though I'm fairly new to crochet patterns. Thanks!

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  6. Thanks for these patterns! I am linking to my post on crochet!

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  7. Thank you so much for this pattern. This is exactly what I have been looking for so I can make hats to donate to hopspitals for newborns!!! THANK YOU!!!! I have been looking for a long time! :)

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  8. Thanks for pattern! Just what I was looking for! Worked perfect first time!

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  9. Cute and quick hat. Thanks for posting the free pattern!!

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  10. These are great patterns! Thank you for posting!

    I do have a quick question, though. Are you using a G hook or a G-6 hook? I only ask because I followed the 7+ newborn hat and it seems that it would fit more of a 3 month head. It just seems so HUGE lol. Granted, it's been almost 2 years since my last newborn, but all of my kids were over 7 lbs. and the large preemie/5-6lb newborn hat looks like it would fit them better.

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  11. I think I used a G/6 hook. The hook size doesn't matter as much as gauge. As long as you use the hook size that gets the gauge, it will turn out to the same size as mine.

    Just a side note: I used the sizing standards from Bev's Country Cottage for these hat sizes.

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  12. thank you so much for this pattern I love it and it is so easy to make up!

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  13. Thankyou for this pattern April. I am going to try it using a fine 2 ply yarn left over from a baby shawl. I want to to be for newborn.

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  14. This hat is sooooo cute exactly what I am looking for. Just learning how to crochet; finished 2 hdc dishcloths. I have a grandson who is 8 months - probably 15 pounds. Do you have this pattern in a larger size????
    Thanks - I will hang on to these patterns for next grandchild....but when can I use now as he is growing?

    thanks so much,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. :) I've been wanting to enlarge the pattern all the way up to adult sizes but it's going to be at least a month or two before I can get to it. In the mean while I can tell you for an 8 month old you will probably need to add about 2 more increase rounds to the newborn pattern before working the straight rounds. This will give you 72 stitches after rnd 7. And that should put the hat up to about 16 inches around.

      If you have any more questions just let me know! :)

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  15. Thankyou for the answer about larger sizes, I was just trying to work it out myself.

    The 2 ply one worked out fine, and now finished a 4ply one. Just love the so easy pattern. I think it will be a standby for many years to come.

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  16. Thank you for your reply to the query about larger sizes. I have been trying to work it out.

    The fine 2ply one worked out just right, and now finished a 4 ply one.

    I love the pattern and I think it will be a standby for many years to come. Once again, many thanks for it.

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    1. You're welcome Juliette! Glad it worked out for you. :)

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