Simple Charity Baby Hat

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Simple hat, sized for a newborn. I originally wanted this one for charity purposes, but it is cute for any reason! Make it with or without the brim and with or without the bow for a variety of options!

Materials:I Hook, Preferred Yarn: Hobby Lobby I love this yarn!, (I have also used Caron Simply Soft with an I hook to meet gauge. I find that softer yarns are better suited for charity donations as they are more complimentary to soft skin types like babies, but I have met gauge with Red Heart Super Saver and Caron One Pound with an H hook as well) Tapestry needle, Scissors, Measuring tape (to check gauge)

Skill level: Beginner1 Craft Yarn Council - Beginner Definition

Gauge: With I hook: 2’’ x 2’’ square = 7 hdc x 5 rows

 A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can.  http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/

A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/

ABBREVIATIONS

 

Tips:  Ch 1, Ch 2, or Ch 3 turning chain at the beginning of the round does not count as first stitch. First stitch in the round will be in the same stitch as the turning chain.

 

Age Head Circumference Height
Newborn 11.5 – 13 inches 5 inches
0-3 Months 13 – 15 inches 5 – 5.5 inches

 


Hat Start:

With I Hook for ILTY or CSS (Or h hook for Red Heart or Caron Super Saver)

Round 1: Ch 1, 9 hdc in mc, join to top of first hdc (9)

Round 2: Ch 1, (2 hdc), Repeat () around, join to top of first hdc (18)

Round 3: Ch 1, (hdc, 2hdc), Repeat () around, join to top of first hdc (27)

Round 4: Ch 1, (hdc 2X, 2hdc), Repeat () around, join to top of first hdc (36)

 

SEE DESIRED SIZE BELOW

 (Please take a look at sizing chart above to determine what size to make.)


NB:

Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join to top of first hdc (36)

 

FOR A FLUSH HAT WITH NO FOLDED BRIM AT THE BOTTOM:

NB: Repeat Round 5 until hat reaches 5 inches from top to bottom and FO. (approximately 15 rounds)
FOR A HAT WITH A FOLDED BRIM AT THE BOTTOM:  (Like Pictured)

NB: Repeat Round 5 until hat reaches 5.5 inches from top to bottom and FO. (approximately 17 rounds)


0-3 Months:

Round 5: Ch1, (hdc 8x, 2hdc), Repeat () around, join to top of first hdc (40)

Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join to top of first hdc (36)

 

FOR A FLUSH HAT WITH NO FOLDED BRIM AT THE BOTTOM:

0-3 Months: Repeat Round 6 until hat reaches 5.5 from top to bottom and FO. (approximately 17 rounds)

FOR A HAT WITH A FOLDED BRIM AT THE BOTTOM:  (Like Pictured)

0-3 Months: Repeat Round 6 until hat reaches 6 from top to bottom and FO. (approximately 19 rounds)


Sc around one round.

If hat has folded brim, fold up the sc round and the last 2 rounds of hdc.

You can sew this to the hat or leave it be. It should stay put pretty well.

 


Bow:

Ch 20, join.

Rounds 1-4:                          Ch 1, hdc around, Join (20)

For center ring:                    Ch 7 around center of Bow Center and join. Sew to hat.


 

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