This sweet mesh crochet hat pattern is a great one for newborns who need to keep the tops of their heads warm but might find a winter-style hat too warm. Scroll down for the complete free pattern or get the ad-free, printable PDF here.
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Mesh Baby Hat Crochet Pattern
The sides of the hat use a lovely mesh stitch that’s nice and open, which provides airflow and makes the hat a little more flexible in terms of sizing.
It uses a super fine weight yarn which is also great for warmer weather, and it’s sized for a newborn.
Mesh Newborn Hat Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
– US Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn: 50 yds super fine / fingering weight yarn
– Tapestry needle
• Circumference: 12 inches (stretches to fit 13-inch head circumference)
• Height: 6 inches
9 dc x 8 rnds = 4 inches
|sl st||Slip stitch|
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Join rounds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the rnd.
Rnd 1: 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as a st), join. (9 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout), 2 dc in each st around, join. (18 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around, join. (27 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts] around, join. (36 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] around, join. (45 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 4 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts] around, join. (54 dc)
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Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join.
Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] around, join, sl st in first ch-1 sp. (27 ch-1 sps, 27 dc)
Rnds 9-14: Ch 2, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, [dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st] around, join, sl st in first ch-1 sp.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in each ch-1 sp and in each dc around, join. (54 sc)
Weave in all ends.
There you go! So cute and easy to make. One great thing about this crochet project is that it's super quick. If you enjoy crocheting projects that are quick and easy, check out 90 amazing “Done in a Day” crochet patterns.
Debra Fisher says
I love this cute hat. I’m going to make it and want to make one for Me🤓
Would you please list a pattern (or adjustments to this one)for a mesh baby beanie using #4 worsted weight yarn.
Trixi Lindley says
Could you please re-post the video – it doesn’t appear any longer on the blog and I love making sure I am doing the pattern correctly by watching a video. Thank you!
Tammy Goodale says
May I please have the video pattern for your newborn mesh pattern baby hat. I can’t find your link. Ty. ❤️
Lisa Byers says
Thank you for the pattern. Could you possibly make one for preemie babies in the NICU??? It would be greatly appreciated!
Could you please upload your video again? I find videos to be very heplful and your hat looks so cute.
Ann Zwolski says
I think this would be a beautiful hat for chemo patients (so they wouldn’t get too warm). Do you have the pattern in an adult size?
I like your video. Thanks
Cream Of The Crop Crochet says
Thank you for pinning it, Alexandra!
This really is such a lovely hat! I have pinned to a couple of my boards, and scheduled for sharing on Monday afternoon 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us!