Unleash your creativity with this newborn hat. Now, it doesn't really need to be a chick, and that's the beauty of this pattern. You can choose different colors and pair it with the right adorable faces, and you've got yourself a new cute newborn hat. Check the free pattern below, or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.
This is one of those crochet techniques that makes a hat instantly look cuter – and maybe just a little more complicated – but it doesn’t take a lot of time, effort, skill, or yarn to do it.
The hat is sized for a newborn and uses worsted weight yarn.
Skill Level: Easy
– US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn: worsted weight yarn
– 75 yds yellow (A)
– 10 yds orange (B)
– 1 yd white (C)
– Yarn needle
– 2 small black buttons
• Circumference: 12 inches (stretches to fit 13-inch head circumference)
• Height: 5.25 inches from knot to bottom of hat
12 dc x 6 rnds = 4 inches
|bpdc||Back post double crochet|
|fpdc||Front post double crochet|
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
Join rounds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the rnd.
With A, ch 3.
Rnd 1: 5 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as a st), join. (5 dc)
Rnds 2-10: Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout), dc in each st around, join. (5 dc)
Rnd 11: Ch 2, 2 dc in each of first 4 sts, 3 dc in next st, join. (11 dc)
Rnd 12: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join. (22 dc)
Rnd 13: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around, join. (33 dc)
Rnd 14: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, [dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st] 3 times, dc in each of last 5 sts, join. (37 dc)
Rnd 15: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join.
Rnds 16-17: Repeat rnd 15
If you want a longer hat, you can add more repeats of rnd 15.
Rnd 18: Ch 2, fpdc around first st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] around, join. (19 fpdc, 18 bpdc)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
With B, ch 4
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Use long tail to sew beak just above ribbing.
Weave in all ends.
With C, sew buttons centered above beak.
Rnds 1-10 create a narrow tube. Tie this tube into a knot just above rnd 11.
Weave in any remaining ends.
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