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Baby C Hat

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Pattern also available as a downloadable pdf for free on Ravelry.

From Mini Hank to Adorable Yarn Cake

I found this squishy little mini hank of hand dyed goodness during the Hill Country Yarn Crawl this year at Gauge in Austin, TX and just had to turn it into a baby hat! It was the second one I made for Baby C, but the first one that will fit – I hope! It wasn’t quite enough for the newborn to three months size I wanted so I supplemented it with just a few yards of a complimentary fingering weight yarn I had in my stash. This would be a great way to use up some of those smaller lengths of yarn that are leftover from other projects!


3.75 – 4” in diameter after round 7 is complete for 0-3 months. If you would like to make a different size, simply complete the flat circle to the appropriate diameter (head circumference/3.14 = diameter) and ensure you have an even number of stitches and you should be good to go!

Suggested Materials:

  • Approx 100 yards Fingering Weight Yarn; I used 61 yards of a YarnTrekker Detour Mini (MC) and 36 yards Loops & Threads Woolike in White (CC)

  • G/4.0mm Crochet Hook

  • Stitch Marker(s)

  • Scissors

  • Small Darning Needle


Hat is worked in spirals without joining through rnd 8. Starting in rnd 9, join with a sl st in top of 1st st of ea round except where annotated otherwise.

Baby C Hat


Rnd 1: Starting with magic loop or a ch 4 joined into a ring with a slip stitch, work 8 hdc into the center. Do not join.

Rnd 2: Working in blo, 2 hdc in ea st around. Do not join. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Working in blo, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next) around. Do not join. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Working in blo, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next) around. Do not join. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Working in bl