The Front Loop Newborn Hat has a fun stitch pattern, and not every round is worked in – wait for it… the back loop. Oh, yes! I’m messing with your head. 😉 What can I say? Gotta have something to make this hat stand out. 🙂
Don’t worry, I’ll make it up to you. The team added my video tutorial to help you out, so you aren’t confused… hopefully. Anyways, I love showing y’all how to make it either way. But I’m still working on my recording skills, although hopefully you can get help on any part you need help with.
Now that I’m really thinking about the pattern, have y’all ever made this hat for your new baby or grand baby? I’m sure they would look adorable in it. I always see this hat in a modern style nursery. You? Also, this yarn is so soft and lightweight I bet it’s perfect to keep baby’s head from the sun in the summer. What do you think?
I’d love to see how y’all’s turn out! 🙂
12 1/2″ circumference (hat should stretch)
5 1/4″ from the top of the hat
*These are our finished measurements. If yours doesn’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
Super Fine-1 weight yarn
Mary Maxim, Twinkle, about 50 yards
Color A | Yellow, Lilac, and Mint
E-4 (3.50mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle, to weave ends
16 dc stitches x 10 rows is 4″
*Change the hook size to obtain the gauge.
CA | Color A
st(s) | stitch(es)
ch | chain
sc | single crochet
dc | double crochet
bldc | back loop double crochet
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with CA yarn,
Round 1: 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join (9 dc sts)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join (18 dc sts)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 bldc, bldc in next st* repeat * to * around, join in bldc (27 bldc sts)
Round 4: ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts* repeat * to * around, join (36 dc sts)
Round 5: ch 2, *2 bldc, bldc in next 3 sts* repeat * to * around, join in bldc (45 bldc sts)
Round 6: ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 4 sts* repeat * to * around, join (54 dc sts)
Round 7: ch 2, bldc in each st around, join in bldc (54 bldc sts)
Round 8: ch 2, dc in each st around, join (54 dc sts)
Repeat rounds 7-8 two more times.
Round 13: ch 2, bldc in each st around, join in bldc (54 bldc sts)
Round 14: ch 1, sc in next st, sc in each st around, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (54 sc sts)