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Free Crochet Pattern: Baby Hat

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Lion Brand® Velvetspun
Pattern #: cvs-babyHat
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos
Circumference 14½ (17¼ inches) [36.75 (43.75) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 580-106: Velvetspun Yarn: Bluebell
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*Velvetspun (Article #580). 100% Polyester; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (54yds/49m) pull skeins

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•  580-106 Velvetspun Yarn: Bluebell
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Baby Hat

Lion Brand® Velvetspun


9 stitches = 4 inches [10 cm] in single crochet.

Single crochet increase
Work 2 single crochet into designated stitch.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Top Knot Cord

Chain 2, work 3 single crochet into 2nd chain from hook; join with slip stitch to first single crochet.

Round 1 Chain 1, single crochet in each single crochet around. Do not join.

Single crochet around and around on these 3 stitches until piece measures 5 inches [12.5 cm].


Round 1 Marking first single crochet in round, work 2 single crochet into each single crochet around – 6 stitches. Move marker up each round to indicate first stitch.

Round 2 Repeat Round 1 – 12 stitches.

Round 3 Work 1 round even (no increases or decreases).

Round 4 Single crochet in first single crochet, *single crochet in next single crochet, increase; repeat from *, ending row with single crochet – 17 stitches.

Round 5 Single crochet in first single crochet, *single crochet in next 2 single crochet, increase; repeat from *, ending row with single crochet – 22 stitches.

Round 6 Work 1 round even.

Round 7 Single crochet in first single crochet, *single crochet in next 3 single crochet, increase; repeat from *, ending row with single crochet – 27 stitches.

Round 8 Single crochet in first single crochet, *single crochet in next 4 single crochet, increase; repeat from *, ending row with single crochet – 32 stitches.

Round 9 Work 1 round even.

Size 6 month only

Round 10 Single crochet in each single crochet around, increasing in last stitch – 33 stitches.

Size 12 month only

Round 10 Single crochet in first single crochet, *single crochet in next 5 single crochet, increase; repeat from *, ending round with single crochet – 37 stitches.

Round 11 Single crochet in first 18 single crochet, increase, single crochet to last single crochet, increase in last stitch – 39 stitches.

Both Sizes

Mark last round and continue to work even on 33 (39) stitches until Hat measures 3¾ inches [9.5 cm] from this round.

Last Round Work 1 round in reverse single crochet (working from left to right). Join last stitch to first with slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends. Roll brim up slightly.


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Baby Hat Reviewed by Diana Fitchner on 2008-12-13 *****
My family had 6 babies born in 2006. I made this hat in several colors for Christmas that year and have since made several for baby shower gifts. Its very quick and easy. And its so soft and cute everyone loves it!

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