Crochet Baby Hat
This Crochet baby hat was custom made for my colleague’s daughter. I loved it so much that, I didn’t really want to give it away. On top of that, it was my favourite colour.
Since I have never tried out anything like a hat, or pom pom before, it was all a learning experience for me.
It is a mix of the traditional Santa Hat(With the pom pom) attached with side flaps to cover the ear and ends to tie it up. It was made bottom up with the white border being made first. After that, the ear flaps were added ending with the part to tie up. I alternated between purple and white for this. The usual muffler which we used long back inspired the ear-flaps and the alternate colouring.
I am not used to reading patterns and just randomly increasing the count. If I am making any sort of clothing-related item, I need to have someone try it out often. Otherwise, it doesn’t come out as I want it to be. Anyway, I made some notes while making the hat. Hopefully its correct and might help someone.
If anyone tries out this pattern and finds any mistake, do let me know so that I can fix it.
Crochet Baby Hat
ch6 turn, 5 hdc repeat in back loop till 84 rows.
R1 – ch2 [1st dc] dc in each st [ 130 sts]
R2 – ch2, * 9 dc, dec dc * continue till end, slip stitch to the first ch2 [ 110 + 9 sts]
R3 – ch2, * 8 dc, dec dc * continue till end, slip stitch to the first ch2 [ 107 sts]
R4 to R6 – ch2, * dc * continue till end, slip stitch to the first ch2 [ 107 sts]
R7 – ch2, * 7 dc, dec dc * continue till end, slip stitch to the first ch2 [ 95 sts]
R8 – ch2, * 15 dc, dec dc * continue till end, slip stitch to the first ch2 [ 93 sts]
R9 to R15- ch2, * 15 dc, dec dc * continue till end, slip stitch to the first ch2
R16 – ch2, * 8 dc, dec dc * continue till end, slip stitch to the first ch2
[This is where whatever I had written ends. Hopefully, I had reached the place to keep the pom pom]
Attach hook to the pace in the muffler where you want to start the ear flap.
R1 to R4 -ch2, *dc* continue till end, turn [ 35 sts in each row]
R5 – ch2, *dc* continue till before last two stitch, dec dc in that,
R6 – ch2, * 5dc, dec dc, 3 dc, dec dc* continue till end, turn [ 25 sts]
R7 – ch2, * 3dc, dec dc, 3 dc, dec dc* continue till end, turn
R8 – ch2, * 2dc, dec dc, 2 dc, dec dc* continue till end, turn [ 15 sts]
R9 – ch2, 1 dc, dec dc, 1 dc, dec dc
R10 – dec dc, dec dc
[ Again here my pattern trails off. Do this till R10 or till however long you need it]
Then *ch2, 5 dc turn* repeat one colour for 3 rows, change colour and repeat till required length.
Last Row [ guessing] 2 dc per st.
The border in contrasting colour made with sc along flap edges.
Other Pattern References:-
Hat idea from –> http://wisdomcookie.net/2014/01/01/basic-baby-hat/
Pom Pom from –> http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Pom-Pom
Flower from –> http://veryberryhandmade.co.uk/my-crochet-patterns/a-frothy-flower/
Hook : 3.5 mm(E)
Yarn: J. Sagar President Botany [Purple & White]
Yarn from Pradhan Store:
Heart Button from Itsy Bitsy, MG Road Bangalore.