Baby C Hat


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!

Gauge:

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

Notes:

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

Instructions:

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 blo, (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next) around. Do not join. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Working in blo, (hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next) around. Do not join. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Working in blo, (hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next) around. Do not join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 8: Working in blo, hdc around to last 3 sts (should be 53 hdc), sc in next 2, sl st in next 2 (yes, this last sl st is worked into the first st of the rnd; it helps close the spiral). At this point you can either finish off or choose to carry each strand up through the rounds to minimize ends.

Rnd 9: Join CC in any st and working in both loops, (sc, ch 1, sk 1) around. Join. NOTE: keep your ch 1 sts loose or this rnd won’t be as stretchy as the others. (28 sc and 28 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 10: Join or pick up MC, ch 1, 2 hdc in both loops of ea skipped st from rnd 8. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, working in 3rd loop of ea hdc, sc in ea st around. Join. NOTE: I like to work the first stitch of these 3rd loop rounds in the previous stitch because it looks a tad cleaner) (56 sc)

Rnd 12: Join or pick up CC, ch 1, hdc in both loops of ea st around. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, working in 3rd loop of ea hdc, sc in ea st around. Join. (56 sc)

Rnd 14: Join or pick up MC, sc in both loops of ea st around. Ch 1, skip 1st st and join in 2nd st. (56 sc)

Rnd 15: Ch 3 (counts as 2nd dc of rnd) or faux dc, dc in skipped stitch (1st st of previous rnd), working around dc just made. *Sk 1 st, dc in next, dc in skipped st, working around dc just made, to create cross stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (28 cross stitches, totaling 56 dc)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in both loops of ea st around. Join. (56 sc)

Rnd 17: Join or pick up CC, ch 1, hdc in both loops of ea st around. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, working in 3rd loop of ea hdc, sc in ea st around. Join. (56 sc)

Rnd 19: Join or pick up MC, ch 1, hdc in both loops of ea st around. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, working in 3rd loop of ea hdc, sc in ea st around. Join. (56 sc)

Rnd 21: Join or pick up CC and working in both loops, (sc, ch 1, sk 1) around, keeping ch 1 sts loose. Join. (28 sc and 28 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 22: Join or pick up MC, ch 1, 2 hdc in both loops of ea skipped st from rnd 20. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, hdc in blo of ea st around. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 24: Ch 1, hdc in blo of ea st around. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 25: Join or pick up CC, ch 1, working in 3rd loop of ea hdc, sc in ea st around. Join. (56 sc)

Rnd 26: Ch 1, hdc in both loops of ea st around. Join. (56 hdc)

Rnd 27: Ch 1, bphdc around same st as join, fphdc around next st. *bphdc around next, fphdc around next. Repeat from * around – this creates the “ribbing” around the bottom of the hat. Join. (56 post sts)

Rnd 28: Ch 1, bphdc around same st as join, fphdc around next st – should also be a front post st. *bphdc around next bphdc, fphdc around next fphdc. Repeat from * around. Join and finish off.

Baby C Hat

I hope you enjoyed this project and I’d love to see your creations, too, so if you feel like sharing, pop on over to my Facebook page or tag me @crochetcetera on Instagram or Twitter and show me what you come up with!

Many thanks to my pattern testers, including Marinda Nash – I couldn’t do this without them!!

I "tested" the pattern myself a couple extra times so I could use this fabulous Rainbow Yarn I got at Stitches, TX from Brew City Yarns. Aren't these fun!? You can find more details about these on my Ravelry page here.

Rainbow Baby C Hats

You can download a pdf for this pattern here; it is aslo available through Ravelry and Craftsy. Enjoy!

06 FEB 2016: here's a picture of my little guy in his hat! <3

Baby C Hat

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