I made this adorable little hat for my sweet new cousin, Scarlett. Ssh, don’t tell! I haven’t sent it to her mom yet! It’s going in the mail tomorrow but I was so excited about it I wanted to share. I think it came out so cute and I’m extra excited because this is the first crochet pattern I’m sharing!
The original hat pattern came from a little booklet I had lying around and I improvised here and there and this is the end result. I had found the yarn already and loved it and changed the pattern a bit to suit it. Then when it was done I thought it needed a little something extra and I remembered I had a skein of light pink Fun Fur yarn and just knew I had to embellish it!
I love the end result, and I love these big square hats on babies. I hope little Scarlett and her mama do too! (If she lets me, I’ll post a pic of sweet Scarlett modeling it!)
Worsted weight #4 yarn, 100% acrylic, [3-1/2 oz/100g]
(I used 2 skeins Serenity Sprinkles from the Deborah Norville Collection by Premier Yarns in the color, “In the Pink” plus a little bit of Fun Fur yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in a light pink.)
I-9 or size needed for gauge
Yarn needle, if desired
Size: To fit 6 months baby
13 sts and 11 rows = 4” in pattern stitch
Ch 47 (51)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 46 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next; repeat from * across.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 6-3/4” from beginning.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 36 sc.
Fold Hat in half and sew closed along side edges. Centering seam in center of Back, sew closed along top edge. (There are 2 ways you can do this; you can use a yarn needle and it’s quite easy, but I like to use my crochet hook and sew closed with a slip st. In my experience it’s a stronger seam and holds better.)
Sew one end of each Strap along lower edge at each side. Add Pompoms if desired.
If you’ve never made a Pompom before they are very easy. A piece of cardboard works great, but I was winging it and didn’t want them too big, so I used my fingers. For number 1 I used 3 fingers. If you’ve never made a Pompom before they are very easy. A piece of cardboard works great, but I was winging it and didn’t want them too big, so I used my fingers. For number 1 I used 3 fingers. In Fun Fur yarn, wrap around your fingers 10 times. Cut yarn leading to skein and slide off your fingers. Cut a long piece of yarn and double it; slide it through center of “ring” of wrapped yarn and tie with a double knot. Cut the loop in the center; fluff out Pompom and trim if needed. Use ends of knotted strand to attach Pompom in each of 2 top corners of hat.
Proceed as with Pompom 1 but wrap around only 2 fingers. Finish as directed above then attach to end of each strap.
Weave in ends.
Have a great week!