This pretty and dainty hat is crocheted using the Anne Geddes Baby yarn sent to me by Red Heart.
Please note, Anne Geddes Baby Yarn has been discontinued. Please substitute Red Heart Baby Hugs Light Yarn.
If you are interested in a free crochet pattern for a baby hat in a smaller size, using this same yarn, please view this pattern: Simply Pink Newborn Hat
This pattern has been rewritten and is now available in even more sizes! The Sweet Hugs Hat Pattern includes sizes baby to adult. The pattern is available here:
My Dainty Princess Baby Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Pattern
Sized to fit: 3-6 months
(head circumference 17″)
Yarn: Red Heart Yarn: Anne Geddes Baby Yarn
Hook: 4.00 mm (G)
Abbreviations: R : round, ch : chain, st : stitch, sts : stiches, sl st : slip stitch, hdc : half double crochet, dc : double crochet, x : times to repeat information in brackets,
Gauge: 4 sets of (hdc, dc) = 2 inches
Please note: the slip stitch to join and chain-2 do not count as stitches, now and throughout this pattern.
My Dainty Princess Baby Hat Pattern – Free Crochet Hat Pattern
R1: 10 dc in magic ring, sl st to first dc to join 
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join 
R3: ch 2, (1 dc in 1st st, 2 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to 1st dc to join 
R4: ch 2, (1 dc in 1st 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to 1st dc to join 
R5: ch 2, (1 dc in 1st 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to 1st dc to join 
R6: ch 2, (1 dc in 1st 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to 1st dc to join 
R7: ch 2, (1 dc and 1 hdc in the first st, skip the next st) around, sl st to the 1st dc to join 
R8: ch 2, (1 dc and 1 hdc in the space directly above the skipped stitch of the round below) around, sl st to the 1st dc to join 
R9: ch 2, (1 dc and 1 hdc) in each space (between the dc/hdc sets) around; the last (1 dc and 1 hdc) will be worked in the space directly beneath the intital ch 2 of the round; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join
R10-19: repeat R9 around (30 sets of dc/hdc around)
R20: (sl st into the 1st space, 2 hdc, sl st into the same space, ch1) repeat around and sl st to the initial hdc of the round (30 sets of hdc edging)
If you would like to embellish this, I would suggest threading piece of ribbon through the spaces in R 19 and to tie the ends in a pretty bow 🙂
For a crochet ‘cheat sheet’ see this post: Crochet Cheat Sheet
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