Our project today is a cute easy crochet baby hat free pattern with ears, that i made for my 2 years baby girl ( she grows fast right !), now i have to find or design another hat for my baby boy ( stay tuned this will follow in few days here in the blog).
Having twins was challenging but i know that i will never be more loved than i am now, their little kisses and hugs cuddles when it’s sleeping time make my heart melt everytime, and i don’t want to lose sight of that ( now you can see why i have a tiny blog with very few articles, ha ! )
Let’s get back to our pattern, i will try to give you as much detailed instructions as i can, but i have to say that if you are a total beginner, this pattern may be a bit challenging for you.
Here is the Maria Zalata video that i followed to make this hat (it’s in Russian but really easy to follow)
For sizes i made this for a 2 years old baby but i will show you how to make it for any size you want !
Let’s start !
To have an idea on how we will work :
- We will first start with the ears that we will link with chains
- Then we will keep working hdc rows until we reach the length of the hat we want
- Add Ribbing
- Material :
- Alize Lanagold classic (100 gr, 240 m(262 yards)) , you can of course chose any DK worsted yarn you ant with it’s recommanded crochet hook .
- 4 mm crochet hook + 3.5 mm crochet hook for ribbing
- Yarn needle
Gauge : 22 ch = 10 cm
2. Crochet baby hat sizes :
- Start with measuring your baby’s had Circumference, here’s a chart that will help you :
- We take the measured circumference and we divide it by 4, the result should be the width of ear that we well make first, here is an example :
For my 2 years daughter, the head circumference is equal to 48 cm (18 inch)
- For the height measurment should be took from the center of the head until the top of you baby’s ear
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
- inc = increase = 2 half double crochet in the same stitch
- st = stitch
Crochet Baby Hat Free Pattern with Ears Instructions :
1. Ears :
- R1 : In a magic circle, 6 sc , sl st.
- R2 : ch 1, inc ( 2 hdc in the same st), rep all around the row, sl st.
- R3 : ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across, sl st
- R4 : ch 1,* 1 hdc in next, 1 in in next* ,sl st (total : 18 st)
- R 5-6 : ch 1, * 1 hdc in each st around, sl st.
- R7 : ch 1, * 1 hdc in next 2 sts, inc in next*, sl st (24)
- R8-9 : ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st
- R10 : ch 1, * 1 hdc in next 3 sts, inc* sl st.
- R11 :ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st
- R12 : ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st .
- R13 : ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st then chain 2
You can stop here if you need to make 0-3 months baby hat, Fasten off leaving a long tail for the next steps,repeat the exact same steps to make the second ear don’t chain 2 in the R13 of the second ear.
- For 6-9 months : 10 cm
- For 1 year old baby = 11,5 cm
- For 2 years old baby = 12 cm
The Hat :
- Sl st the last 2 chains [that we made in the last row of the first ear] with the 1st st of the last row of the second ear.
- Work hdc around the ear, hdc in each of ch 2, hdc all around the second ear ,then hdc in the opposite side of the 2 chain between the ears .
- Add more rows of hdc all around ( use markers in the first or in the last st, this will help you in counting) until you reach the height that you need (see chart and notes ) [About 14 rows for 0-3 months]
The Ribbing :
- In this part i recommand working with a smaller hook (3.5 mm) to give a beautiful form to your baby’s head,
- To Start, chain 6 then turn and sc in the back loop only in each of the 4 sts; insert the hook in the 5th st, sc in the next st,in the end,* insert the hook in the facing st of the last row of the hat, yarn over, sl st through the 2 loops you have on the hook.*
- Turn and sc again in the back loops only of the 4 sts, sc in both loops of the 5th st, ch 1, turn and sc in back loops only of the sts, then repeat from * to * until you complete working all the ribbing edge.
- join the first and the last ribbing rows with sl sts ( in the wrong side) .
The I- cord : By red heart design team
Step 1: Start with yarn and an appropriately sized hook. I-Cords are flexible by natures, so if you’d like your finished I-Cord to be stiff, consider using a hook 1 or 2 sizes smaller than what is recommended for your yarn.Step 2: Put a slip knot on your hook and chain twice.Step 3: Skip 1 chain and insert your hook into the next chain. You will now have 2 loops on the hook.Step 4: Wrap the yarn overStep 5: and draw up a loop. You will have 2 loops on the hook.Step 6: Remove the second loop from the hook. (Here’s where things get interesting.) Be careful not to let this loop unravel whileit’s off the hook.Step 7: Wrap the yarn over…Step 8: and draw up a loop. Remember not to pull the yarn through too tightly, or it will unravel the loop that’s off the hook (since that loopis still connected to the working yarn). In the photobelow, you can see the loop has gotten a little bit smaller.Step 9: Return the second loop to the hook.Step 10: Wrap the yarn overStep 11: and draw up a loop. You’ll have 2 loops on the hook.Continue to repeat Steps 6-11 until your I-Cord is the desired length. Always remember to avoid pulling the working yarn too tightly to keep your second loop from unraveling when it is off the hook.Step 12: Once you’ve reached the desired length, yarn over and draw through both loops. Weave in the ends with a yarn needle to finish.
Work 2 long i cords to attach the hat to the baby’s head, and 2 smaller ones to tie a small bow to both ears as you can see in pictures.
And that’s it ! a youtube video will be available soon in English, subscribe to the blog so i can send you an email when it’s released .
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