Monday, March 11, 2013

The Bubble Gum Newborn Hat -- Free Pattern

Yay! We are starting our week of newborn hat patterns this week! I've decided to start off with the world's simplest crochet hat. Since we use a bulky yarn, it's incredibly  quick to make-- only 12 rows. If you are primarily a knitter-- give this hat a shot. It's wonderful to be able to make something in just one sitting! Introducing the Bubble Gum Hat:
Crochet a newborn hat in just 12 rows! Free pattern and tutorial for the Bubble Gum Hat by Make It Handmade.

This is an extremely simple pattern and is great for a first crochet project. Since this pattern is aimed at beginners, the pattern is written out in plain English-- no confusing abbreviations!
Crochet a newborn hat in just 12 rows! Free pattern and tutorial for the Bubble Gum Hat by Make It Handmade.


Let's get started! To make this hat, you'll need to know how to make a crochet chain, half double crochet stitch and how to decrease.

Materials:

1 skein bulky weight yarn
size J hook
Yarn needle for finishing

Gauge: 

10 stitches = 3 inches
7 rows = 3 inches

 

Directions:


  • Chain 30 stitches
  • Join beginning chain to first chain to create a round and place a marker.
  • Row 1: Work a half double crochet in each chain all around
  • Row 2-8: Work a half double crochet in each half double crochet around for rows 2-8. 
  • Row 9:    Now we will start our hat decreases (the fun part!) Half double crochet for 3 stitches, and then decrease over the next two stitches. Repeat this for the entire round. Once this round is finished, there will be 24 stitches remaining. 
  • Row 10: Half double crochet for 2 stitches, and then decrease over the next two stitches. Repeat this for the entire round. Once this round is finished, there will be 18 stitches remaining.
  • Row 11: Half double crochet for 1 stitches, and then decrease over the next two stitches. Repeat this for the entire round. Once this round is finished, there will be 12 stitches remaining. 
  • Row 12: For this round, decrease over each set of 2 stitches. Once this round is finished, there will be 6 stitches remaining.
  • Using a yarn needle, stitch the hole at the top of the hat closed. Weave in the yarn tails.
  • Your hat is done! Leave as is or add a few extras like pom poms (check out my pom pom tutorial), flowers, or ears. I added two pom poms at the top of the hat. 
Crochet a newborn hat in just 12 rows! Free pattern and tutorial for the Bubble Gum Hat by Make It Handmade.
It's a sweet hat-- especially in pink!
Crochet a newborn hat in just 12 rows! Free pattern and tutorial for the Bubble Gum Hat by Make It Handmade.

I wish I had a few pictures of the hat on an actual baby, but Pooh will have to substitute.
Crochet a newborn hat in just 12 rows! Free pattern and tutorial for the Bubble Gum Hat by Make It Handmade.
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Crochet a newborn hat in just 12 rows! Free pattern and tutorial for the Bubble Gum Hat by Make It Handmade.



6 comments:

  1. Im a bit confused with the decreasing "over the next 2 stitches". Are we supposed to skipp a stitch?

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    1. You'll need to work a decrease-- turn 2 stitches into 1, for those next two stitches. I hope that helps! You can find some great resources for crochet decreases on the net!

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  2. would like pattern for 12 month size

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  3. yes i would also like a pattern for an older baby, 18+ months, please!

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  4. Awww, I'm sorry, I don't have any plans to offer a sized pattern just yet :) I'd love too but just not enough hours in the day!

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  5. Sewing such piece of fabrics is indeed an art of creativity.I have gifted one hand knitted woolen hat to my nephew.Hand made gifts are more closer and precious.
    aden and anais

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