Kitten Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

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I decided I needed to make a little Kitten Hat for my sister’s baby too. This Kitten Newborn Baby Hat Pattern matches the kittens in both my Kitten Baby Lovie Crochet Blankie Pattern and my Amigurumi Kitten Pattern.

To make this baby beanie you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook.

Kitten Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

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Kitten Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Newborn height approximately 5 inches X 13.5 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 2 rows per inch and 3 dc per inch

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

CC – contrast color

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

MC – main color

R – round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join Photo Tutorial

Invisible Join Video Clip  

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Watch how to make a Newborn Beanie on YouTube 

  • this is the very same pattern up to the last round – work 1 round of sc in a contrasting color of yarn for the final round (instead of the decorative slip stitch round mentioned in the video)

Left Hand Newborn Beanie Tutorial

Right Hand Newborn Beanie Tutorial

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Notes:

  • Options to start instead of using a DMR. To begin using a ch 3 please watch this video clip to see how to start. Then follow the Newborn Video Tutorial for the remainder of the hat. Continue watching the video here. At the end you will need to close the small hole at the top of the hat, watch this clip to see how to close the top of the hat.
  • Initial ch 2 does not count as a stitch and we do not work into it
  • Work the slip stitch to join at the end of the round tightly. We do not work into the joining slip stitch and it is not counted as a stitch at the end of the round.
  • Would you like this hat to be a little bit bigger? Add one extra round of double crochet for every ½ inch of height you wish to add to the hat. 
  • Or, you would like a hat that is a little bit bigger around the circumference, follow the instructions for the 3 month size baby beanie instead.
  • MC = optic white, CC = Applegreen
  • The ears are crocheted with the 5.5 mm (I) hook.

Kitten Newborn Baby Hat Pattern Instructions

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Kitten Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

To fit 13.5 to 14 inch head circumference. Hat height approximately 5 inches.

The hat is crocheted from the top-down to the brim.

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge) and leaving an 8-10 inch yarn tail:

R1: With MC: DMR: Ch 2 and work 10 dc into the ring. Sl st to the first dc of the round to join. [10]

R2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc of the round to join. [20]

R3: Ch 2, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first dc of the round to join. [30]

R4: Ch 2, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** 5 times in total. Work 1 dc in each remaining st around. Sl st to the first dc of the round to join. [35]

R5-R9: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc of the round to join. Finish off MC yarn with an invisible join. [35]

R10: Join CC yarn and work 1 sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join. [35]

Kitten Ears

Crochet Kitten Ears

Make 2

R1: With MC: DMR: 4 sc [4 sc]

R2: 2 sc in each st around. [8 sc]

R3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [12 sc]

R4: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]

R5: 1 sc in each st around. [18 sc]

Finish off leaving a 10-inch tail of yarn for assembly. 

Kitten Newborn Baby Hat Finishing Instructions:

Seam closed before adding to hat

With the yarn end left-over, flatten the cat ear and working through both layers along the open edge of the ear, sew the ear closed.

Next fold the kitten along the center and using the same yarn end, whipstitch a small line up the back-side of the ear.

Cat Ear Back Seam

Next, attach the kitten ears to the hat using CC yarn and simple stitches through the ear and one loop of a stitch from the hat, for each stitch made. Repeat for the second ear.

Weave in any remaining ends.

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