Updated: Apr 25, 2018
If you're working on the Little Hats, Big Hearts project in your local areas, this pattern is a simple, quick and, most importantly, adorable, hat perfectly fit for the project. Please share pictures of your creations and tag @SeeLoveShare! Happy crocheting!
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Skill Level: Easy
5mm crochet hook (H) Worsted weight (4) yarn of your choice
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
rnd = round
This pattern is worked in rounds. Chain 2 in beginning of rounds do not count as 1st hdc throughout the pattern. * indicates repeat instructions inside around.
Rnd 1 - Start with a magic circle, ch 2, work 11 hdc into the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st to the top of the ch 2. Rnd 2 - ch 2 *(2 hdc, 1 hdc)* sl st to the top of the ch 2 (18)
Rnd 3 - ch 2 *(2 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc)* sl st to the top of the ch 2 (24) Rnd 4 - ch 2 *(2 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc)* sl st to the top of the ch 2 (30)
At this point the correct newborn sizing should meansure 4 inches in diameter. You can add an additional round to increase for correct measurement or if you'd like to create a larger hat. The additional rounds follow the same pattern as the previous 3 rounds, starting with:
Additional Rnd: ch 2 *(2 hdc, and increasing 1 hdc from the previous round)* sl st to the top of ch 2
Rnd 5 - Rnd 8 - ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch around, slp st to the top of the ch 2
Rnd 9 - ch 2, 1 dc in each stitch around, slp st to the top of the ch 2 Rnd 10 - Rnd 11 - ch 2 *(fpdc in the first stitch, bpdc in the next) repeat around* slp st to the top of the ch 2
Measure the length at this point. A newborn hat should be between 4.5 and 5 inches in length. (11.43 - 12.7 cm) Tie off
Ears (make 2):
Rnd 1 - Start with a magic circle, ch 1. Work 8 hdc stitches, do not join, work in the round. (8)
Rnd 2 - 2 hdc in each st (16) Rnd 3 - 1 hdc in the next 14 stitches. ch 1 turn (14) Rnd 4 - (1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) hdc decrease twice (1 hdc in the next 5 sts) Tie off.
Sew on ears Weave in all ends.
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