12 December 2016

Baby Newsboy Cap


I have been a little disappointed with the hats available for boys at baby clothing stores. All I wanted was a cute cap with a little brim but couldn't find one for less than $20. So, I decided to make one.




This pattern uses a 6mm hook for the body of the hat and a 5mm hook for the brim with light worsted weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch). It is written for both 0-3 month and 3-6 month sizes.



    Gauge: 8 sts in 7 rows is a 2 inch square.




All sizes, with a 6mm hook:
Row 1:  8 hdc in a magic circle, sl st to form a ring.
Row 2:  Ch, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to join. (16 sts)/div>
Row 3:  Ch, [hdc, 2 hdc in next st] repeat 8 times, sl st to join. (24 sts)
Row 4:  Ch, [hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st] repeat 8 times, sl st to join. (32 sts)

0-3 month size:
Row 5:  Ch, [hdc 7, 2 hdc in next st] repeat 4 times, sl st to join. (36 sts)

3-6 month size:
Row 5:  Ch, [hdc 3, 2 hdc in next st] repeat 8 times, sl st to join. (40 sts)

All sizes:
Rows 6-12:  Ch, hdc in each st around, sl st to join. (36, 40 sts)

3-6 month size:
Rows 13-14:  Ch, hdc in each st around, sl st to join. (40 sts)

All sizes:
Brim Row:  Ch, hdc 7, switch to 5mm hook, 2 sc in each of next 13 sts, turn,
      Ch, skip 1 st, reverse sc 24, turn,
      Ch, skip 1 st, sc 22, turn,
      Ch, skip 1 st, reverse sc 20, turn,
      Ch, skip 1 st, sc 8, 2 sc in the next st, skip the chain, 1 sc around the sc at the end of the next row, 2 sc in the skipped sc on the next row below, skip the ch, 1 sc around the sc at the end of the last 5mm row, switch to 6mm hook, hdc in each of the remaining (16, 20) hdc around, sl st to join.

Border Row:  Ch, sc 7, switch to 5mm hook, sc 1, 1 sc around the sc at the end of the next row, skip the ch, 2 sc in the skipped sc of the next row, 1 sc around the sc at the end of the next row, skip the ch, 2 sc in the first st of the next row, sc 17, 2 sc in the next st, sc 5, switch to 6mm hook, sc in each of the remaining (16, 20) sts around, sl st to join.

Tie off.





I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern!




1 comment:

  1. Love this hat! Simple and adorable, and it looks great on your little guy. :)

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