Crochet Pattern For Infant Hat

This crochet pattern for an infant hat is one size and would fit most babies from birth to about age one. You can use any yarn you want, but I like a soft, worsted weight. If you use a chunky yarn and a large hook, you can make the hat larger if you wish. I suggest that beginners use the chain-3 method for creating the first row of the shell pattern to avoid holes at the top of the hat. For this pattern, I use double crochet shells as my main decorative element, but feel free to change it up or leave it off and just do plain double crochets. It’s not necessary to change to color on each round as in the example hat, but doing so breaks up the pattern and makes it look more interesting

This crochet pattern for an infant hat is one size and would fit most babies from birth to about age one.

This crochet pattern for an infant hat is one size and would fit most babies from birth to about age one.

You can make this hat larger or smaller by using a larger hook and thicker yarn, or a smaller hook and thinner yarn.

You can use any yarn you want, but I like a soft, worsted weight.

You can use any yarn you want, but I like a soft, worsted weight.

The pattern calls for:

  • Yarn (I used Red Heart Soft Baby Steps in Stone Grey) – 2 skeins
  • Hook (I used a size K) – 1 hook

If you use a chunky yarn and a large hook, you can make the hat larger if you wish.

If you use a chunky yarn and a large hook, you can make the hat larger if you wish. The following instructions are for making the hat with worsted weight yarn and a size H/5mm hook:

  • Chain 28.
  • Row 1: In second chain from hook, work 2 single crochets (2sc); continue to end of row. Work one slip stitch in first stitch of row to join ends together; chain 1, turn work around and repeat step 3 until there are 15 stitches on your needle (this is where I ended up because my yarn was only 60 yards long). You should now have 14 rows total worked by this point (if not then just continue working single crochet rows until you reach 14).
  • Row 4 – 10: Working into back loops only throughout this section of instructions means that every time we come to a new stitch in each row we will insert our hook underneath both strands of yarn at once when making our stitch rather than inserting it underneath just one strand like normal. This generally gives more stability when working with thicker yarns like super bulky weight which tends not to stretch well when being worn by little ones who tend not get along well with headgear as it is! For each round after this point begin by chaining 1 again since we are still working on an even numbered row so far — then turn your work clockwise so that you see right side facing up again before starting off with step 5 below: From here on out

I suggest that beginners use the chain-3 method for creating the first row of the shell pattern to avoid holes at the top of the hat.

I suggest that beginners use the chain-3 method for creating the first row of the shell pattern to avoid holes at the top of the hat.

This is a very simple crochet pattern with only four rounds, so it’s perfect for advanced beginners or anyone who wants a fast project. I suggest using a chunky yarn and large hook to make the hat larger. You can also change color on each round to make it look more interesting.

For this pattern, I use double crochet shells as my main decorative element, but feel free to change it up or leave it off and just do plain double crochets.

For this pattern, I use double crochet shells as my main decorative element, but feel free to change it up or leave it off and just do plain double crochets.

You can use any yarn you want for this hat. If you are using a thinner weight yarn, then your hat will be smaller than mine, which is made with worsted weight yarn (and therefore has a deeper brim). You can also make the hat larger if you wish by increasing the number of stitches in each round and/or increasing your starting chain to a multiple of 4 plus 2 stitches.

It’s not necessary to change to color on each round as in the example hat, but doing so breaks up the pattern and makes it look more interesting.

You’ll find that this pattern is versatile and can be made in a variety of colors. The hat is made with a single color, but you can use two or more if you like. There are two options for how to change colors:

  • Start each round with the new color (the example hat)
  • Change color on each row (the striped version)

No matter what method you choose, it’s not necessary to change to color on each round as in the example hat, but doing so breaks up the pattern and makes it look more interesting.

This is a fun and easy way to use up leftover yarn from other projects.

This is a fun and easy way to use up leftover yarn from other projects. Use up the yarn scraps that are too small for another project, or that you just don’t want anymore. You can even use up unwanted yarn in this pattern!

This design is perfect if you have extra yarn from other projects, so get started today!

Free Crochet Pattern For Infant Pumpkin Hat

The Yarn

I used Caron Simply Soft for it’s fabulous colours, it’s price and the fact it washes so well (pumpkin hats get mucky in our house I’m afraid!)

You will need:

Caron Simply Soft – Worsted Weight – 100% Acrylic, 170g/288m

1 ball each of Mango and Green

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 4mm/G crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

pumpkin beanie hat free crochet pattern

Tension

16st and 10 rounds = 10cm by 10cm

Sizes

Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult – the sizes are shown in parentheses throughout the pattern. It is really easy to adapt the pattern to suit your needs, just add or subtract a round to the crown to make it bigger or smaller and similarly the body of the hat can be as many or few rounds as you’d like.

Glossary/Abbreviations: Standard UK terms (Standard US terms)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sk – skip

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

FP – front post

BP – back post

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitches

ss – slip stitch

dc – double crochet (sc – single crochet)

htr – half treble (hdc – half double crochet)

tr – treble (dc – double crochet)

Notes

The ch3 or ch2 at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch throughout.

Pumpkin beanie hat free crochet pattern

The Pattern

Hat Crown:

Foundation chain: Using Mango, ch2

Round 1: 12tr in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [12]

Round 2: ch3, FPtr in same, *(tr, FPtr) in next, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [24]

Round 3: ch3, tr in same, FPtr, *2tr in next, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [36]

Round 4: ch3, tr in same, tr, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [48]

Round 5: ch3, tr in same, tr in 2, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 2, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [60] move to Round 1 of hat body for baby size now.

Round 6: ch3, tr in same, tr in 3, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 3, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [72] move to Round 1 of hat body for toddler size now.

Round 7: ch3, tr in same, tr in 4, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 4, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [84] move to Round 1 of hat body for child size now.

Round 8: ch3, tr in same, tr in 5, FPtr, *2tr in next, tr in 5, FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [96] move to Round 1 of hat body for adult size now.

Hat Body:

Round 1: ch3, tr in [3,4,5,6], FPtr, *tr in [4,5,6,7], FPtr, rep from * ten more times, ss in 1st to join [60,72,84,96]

Repeat Round 1 as follows: [7,7,8,11] more times.

Hat Cuff:

Round 1:ch2, FPhtr, *BPhtr, FPhtr, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [60,72,84,96] Repeat Round 1 as follows: [1,1,2,2] more times.

Final round: ch1, reverse dc in each around, ss in 1st to join [60,72,84,96]

free crochet pattern pumpkin hat

Stalk and Leaf:

Foundation ch: using Green, ch2

Round 1: 6dc into 2nd ch from hook, continue in spirals now [6]

Round 2: *dc in 2, 2dc, rep from * once[8] Rounds 3-5: dc in each [8]

Twirls: continue with yarn, *ch24, ss in 2nd and each ch, ss in same st of stalk, ss in 3st of stalk, rep from * once more

Leaf: continue with yarn, ch10, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in 2, htr in 3, tr in 3, rotate to work in unworked side of ch10, tr in 3, htr in 3, dc in 3.

Break yarn with enough length to sew through leaf and secure to the top of the hat.

pumpkin crochet hat free pattern
That’s all there is to it – Halloween and Autumn ready! 

I’d love to stay connected with you so please do sign up for my subscriber list if you’d like to. Looking forward to hearing from you and sending you your free gift!

Thank you so much for being here to share in my patterns and supporting my blog. It’s such an honour to be able to create and share my craft with you.

I’d love to see your finished crochet projects and so please share them with me in one (or all!) of the following ways –

If you enjoy crocheting projects for little ones then here are some other cute free patterns of mine I thought you might like

Conclusion

So there you have it, a fun and easy crochet pattern for an infant hat. Whether you make one for each of your kids or just want to try something new, this simple design is sure to please

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *