My Little Love (Newborn Baby Hat) can be crocheted in one sitting
and uses less than 18 g of yarn!
Remember February is the month for Little Hats, Big Hearts, with the American Heart Association! Volunteers have been busy crocheting and knitting hats to give to babies born during the month of February in participating hospitals across the United States. To learn about how to submit hats to this cause, dedicated to spreading awareness of heart disease and congenital defects, please visit the American Heart Association.
- Yarn: Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby (Color: Ladybug) 18g (0.63 oz), 61.20 yards (55.80 m)
Please note, Anne Geddes Baby Yarn has been discontinued. Please substitute Red Heart Baby Hugs Light Yarn.
- Hook 4.5 mm (7)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
Sized to fit Newborn (13″ to 14″ head-size)
Finished Hat Circumference: approximately 12.5″
Finished Height: 5 inches
approximately 4 sts per inch and 4 rounds per inch
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
ch a multiple of 2 sts
My Little Love – Newborn Baby Hat
R1: 10 hdc in a MR 
R2: 2 hdc in each st around 
R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times 
R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times 
R5: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. 
R6: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 23 times 
R7-18: Rep R6
R19: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to **22 times. 1 sc in the next st, 1 sl st in the next st. Finish off with an invisible join.