Who can resist making this newborn hat for equally adorable little ones? Definitely not us! This pattern is not only great at keeping your baby's head warm and protected; it's also the best thing to make use of your excess yarns. Scroll down for the free pattern or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.
Preemie Newborn Gabrielle Hat Crochet Pattern
This was the first crochet hat I ever designed! I remember sitting on the couch making each of the sizes very carefully. After that, I added a crochet flower to bring a little something special to the hat.
The Preemie/Newborn Flower Hat Pattern is made using worsted weight yarn and a G-6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook. Oops! Don't forget the 1″ button for the added cuteness in the middle of the flower. If you don't want to use worsted weight yarn, then you can also customize it with these other patterns I made for this purpose. This specific hat also has post-ribbing to add texture to this design. I would love to see what y'all come up with!
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Skill Level: Intermediate
– US Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
– 20 (35, 45, 55) yds white (A)
– 25 yds purple (B)
– Yarn needle
– 1-inch button
1-3 lb [3-5 lb, 6-8 lb, Newborn (9-11 lb)]
• Circumference: 9 [11, 12, 13] inches
• Height: 3.5 [4.5, 5, 6] inches
13 dc x 8 rows = 4 inches
|blo||Back loop only|
|bpdc||Back post double crochet|
|fpdc||Front post double crochet|
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|sc2tog||Single crochet next 2 sts together|
|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: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join. (11 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout), 2 dc in each st around, join. (22 dc)
1-3 lb size only – Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in first st, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts] around, join. (29 dc)
Sizes 3-5 lb [6-8 lb, Newborn] size only – Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around, join. (33 dc)
3-5 lb size only – Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first st, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 7 sts] around, join. (37 dc)
6-8 lb size only – 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 4 sts] around, join. (40 dc)
Newborn size only – 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. (44 dc)
Rnds 1-3 [4, 5, 7]: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join. (29 [37, 40, 44] dc)
Sizes 1-3 lb, [3-5 lb] only – Next rnd: Ch 2, fpdc in first st, [bpdc in next st, fpdc in next st] around, join. (15  fpdc, 14  bpdc)
Sizes 6-8 lb, [Newborn] only – Next rnd: Ch 2, fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st, [fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st] around, join. (20  fpdc, 20  bpdc)
Weave in all ends.
With B, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: [Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st st] around, join. (12 dc, 12 ch-2 sps, 12 sl sts)
Rnd 4: [Ch 3, sk each ch-2 sp and dc across to next sl st, sl st in next sl st] around. (12 ch-3 sps, 12 sl sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first sl st, (sl st, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st) in next ch-3 sp, [sc in next sl st, (sl st, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st) in next ch-3 sp] around, join. (6 sc, 12 ch-2 sps, 18 dc, 12 sl sts). Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew button to center of flower.
Sew flower to hat, just above ribbing.
Weave in all ends.