Crochet Hat For Infant

This crochet hat pattern is designed for a newborn baby. It has an elastic band at the bottom to make it fit snugly on their head and also so there’s no need for ties. The band can be made with or without a bow, depending on your preference. This pattern is written in US terms, but there are plenty of conversion charts available online if you need help converting to UK/AU etc

This pattern is written in US terms.

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • If you would like a version written in UK terms, email me at [email protected]



  • Yarn Weight: Super Fine/Fine, Fingering
  • Hook Size: D/3.25mm (or whatever size you need to get gauge)
  • Needle Size: US 0-4 (or whatever size needle you need to get gauge)

How to customize the size of this pattern

To customize the size of this pattern, use a hook size recommended for the yarn weight you are using. If your gauge is too small, use a larger hook; if it’s too large, use a smaller hook. You may also wish to make a larger hat by increasing the number of stitches or adding another round or two.


Gauge is the number of stitches and rows in 1 inch. Gauge varies from project to project, so it’s important to check your gauge before you begin any project. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Cast on enough stitches for a 4-inch square (for example, cast on 20 sts).
  • Work in stockinette stitch for 4 inches (or until it’s about 3/4 inch wider than you want your finished hat to be).
  • Measure the length of your piece; this is your gauge measurement in inches (your gauge will be 2 x width of piece / # of sts)


This pattern is made in the round and uses US crochet terminology. You will need to know how to single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet stitches as well as how to increase and decrease stitches.

  • Keep the beginning of each round at the top of your work so that you can easily follow along with the pattern.
  • This hat can be made in any size by adjusting your starting chain and working more or fewer rounds than what is listed below. To measure your own head and determine an appropriate starting chain length for this pattern, click here for instructions on how to measure yourself for hats (instructions are also available from [CRAFTY] magazine).


  • If you don’t know how to crochet, there are plenty of resources online for learning. If you’re looking for something specific, I recommend this YouTube channel: [link here]
  • The pattern calls for a yarn weight of “4”, but you can use any yarn that has a gauge of 14 stitches per 4 inches.
  • This pattern is written in American English terms.

Special stitches used in this pattern:

The pattern calls for the following stitches:

  • slip stitch
  • single crochet (sc)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • triple crochet (tr)

The infant hat is perfect for your little one

As a new parent, you probably have more than enough to worry about. You want to make sure your baby is taken care of and warm, but finding the time to crochet a hat for your little one can seem like an impossible task. The great news is that even though you don’t have much time on your hands (and may not be able to sit still for long periods), this crochet pattern for an infant hat is easy enough that even beginner crocheters can complete it in no time at all!

The best part about this crochet pattern? It comes with instructions so simple even beginners will be able to follow along. This makes it a perfect gift idea for new moms who want something special they can make themselves—or anyone who wants something cute and stylish without having to spend hours at home doing work they don’t enjoy.


I hope you enjoy this pattern and that it gives you some ideas for your next project.

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