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It’s about time we published a new free pattern! For all the brainstorming I’ve done with this Caron X Pantone yarn, I had not considered baby items until I bought this purple braid. I combined it with a braid of just white and sat down to make some baby hats!
These two braids made 2 hats size 0-3 months and I have plenty of white yarn left to make probably 3 more hats. The pom poms are what use up the last of the yarn, but they wouldn’t be as sweet without them in my opinion.
So here is the pattern:
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc in blo – work your hdc in back loop of stitch only
sl st – slip stitch
hdc in 3rd loop – work your hdc in the 3rd loop of stitch only; insert your hook into the stitch from back to front, rock hook back and pull up the 3rd loop, finish working your hdc stitch.
hdctog – half double crochet together – yo, insert hook into first stitch, pull up a loop (loops on hook), insert hook into 2nd stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 4 loops to finish stitch
(2) Braids Caron X Pantone Yarn (Coconut Cream & Ultraviolet Minerals shown)
(1) Crochet Hook Size J
(1) Yarn Needle
(1) Pom Pom Maker
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in each stitch to end (4 sts)
Rows 2-28: Ch 1, turn, HDC in BLO across to end (4 sts)
Fold work in half, SL ST two ends together to form your band, do not finish off.
Body of Hat:
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC 44 stitches evenly around band, SL ST to 1st HDC
Change Colors (if desired)
Row 2: Ch 1, HDC in 3rd loop of each stitch around, SL ST to 1st HDC
Row 3: Ch 1, HDC in each stitch around, SL ST to 1st HDC
Row 4-5: Repeat Row 3
Row 6-7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8-9: Repeat Row 3
Row 10: Repeat Row 3
Row 11: Ch 1, HDCTOG around to beginning, SL ST to 1st HDCTOG
Row 12: Ch 1, HDC in each stitch around, SL ST to 1st HDC
Cut a tail for sewing and pull thread through last SL ST and pull tight
Use sewing needle to weave in and out of stitches of last row, turn hat inside out and cinch tight, secure with a double knot through a few stiches and cut.
Make a second hat if you please, then make your pom pom(s) and sew them to the tops of your hats.