Thursday, 9 April 2015

Easy Granny Baby Hat

Would you like a baby hat pattern that is simple, quick, and beginner-friendly?

I set myself a challenge today to come up with something using only very basic stitches, i.e., single crochet, slip stitch and double crochet.



My own challenge was to write it in such a way that the pattern is easy to read and understand by the newest of crocheters.  Have I achieved this?  Why don't you let me know?

Meanwhile, enjoy this simple pattern!


The Easy Granny Baby Hat

A very simple baby beanie that anyone can make, from the most experienced to beginners.  If you can do single crochet, slip stitch and double crochet, you can make this hat.

Materials:  Approx 50g worsted weight (aran/10ply) yarn.  I used Drops Paris Cotton.  4mm hook; yarn needle.

Sizes:  0-3 months; 3-6 months

0-3 months Circumference  12”-14” Length from crown to front edge 5.5”
3-6 months Circumference  14”-16” Length from crown to frong edge 6”

Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sk = skip

Gauge:  12 sts and 16 rows single crochet with 4mm hook = 4”
Pattern
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0-3 months

If you know how to use a magic ring, go ahead and work that if preferred, otherwise work as follows:

Row 1: With 4mm hook, chain 4.  Sl st in 1st chain to make a loop.  Do not turn.

Row 2:  Chain 3 (counts as beginning dc).  Into the centre of the “ring” you just made, work (dc, ch1) once, then (2 dc, ch1) 4 times; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Do not turn. (15)

Row 3:  Slip stitch over the next 2 sts, to the first ch1 space.  Ch3, (counts as 1st dc).  Into the same space, work (2dc, ch1; 3dc, ch1); sk 2 dc; *into next space work (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1)*; repeat from * to * 3 times; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Do not turn.  (40).

Row 4:  Slip stitch over the next 3 dc to the first space; Ch3 (counts as 1st dc); Into the same space, work (2dc, ch1); *skip 3 dc; (3dc, ch1) into the next ch1 space*; rep from * to * 8 times; sl st to top of beg ch3.  (40)

Repeat Row 4 until work measures 5” from the starting ch 4 ring (the crown) to the edge of the hat.

Border:

Row 1:  Ch1; sc in same st as ch1, and in every stitch and ch1 space around.  Sl st to beg sc.  (40)

Rows 2-3:  Repeat Row 1.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  

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3-6 months

If you know how to use a magic ring, go ahead and work that if preferred, otherwise work as follows:

Row 1: With 4mm hook, chain 4.  Sl st in 1st chain to make a loop.  Do not turn.

Row 2:  Chain 3 (counts as beginning dc).  Into the “ring” you just made, work (dc, ch1) once, then (2 dc, ch1) 5 times; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Do not turn. (18)

Row 3:  Slip stitch over the next 2 sts, to the first ch1 space.  Ch3, (counts as 1st dc).  Into the same space, work (2dc, ch1; 3dc, ch1); *sk 2 dc; into next space work (3dc, ch1); sk 2 dc; into next ch1 space, work (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1)*; repeat from * to * once; sk 2 dc; (3 dc; ch1) into next ch1 space; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Do not turn.  (36).

Row 4:  Slip stitch over the next 3 dc to the first space; Ch3 (counts as 1st dc); Into the same space, work (2dc, ch1); skip 3 dc; (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) into the next ch1 space; *skip 3 dc; (3dc, ch1) in next ch1 space* 2 times; skip 3 dc; (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) into the next ch1 space; *skip 3 dc; (3dc, ch1) in next ch1 space* 2 times; sk 3 dc; (3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) into next ch1 space; sk 3 dc; (3 dc, ch1) into last ch1 space; sl st to top of beg ch3.  (48)

Row 5: Slip stitch over the next 3 dc to the first space; Ch3 (counts as 1 dc); Into the same space work (2dc, ch1); *sk 3 dc; into next ch1 space work (3dc, ch1)* 11 times; sl st to top of beg Ch3.

Repeat Row 5 until work measures 5.5” from the starting Ch 4 ring (the crown) to the edge of the hat.

Border:

Row 1:  Ch1; sc in same st as ch1, and in every stitch and ch1 space around.  Sl st to beg sc.  (48)

Rows 2-3:  Repeat Row 1.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  

©AG Handmades 2015


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