My Dainty Princess Baby Hat Pattern
This post includes my Dainty Princess Baby Hat Pattern.
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 🙂
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Hi Janeen, Yes, this pattern is available in multiple sizes here: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/sweet-hugs-hat/
I apologize for the delay in my response!!
Have a lovely week, Rhondda
Do you have an adult size of this pattern?
Aww! Thanks Jennifer 🙂 For trying the pattern and for letting me know 🙂 Have a great week! Rhondda
This hat is so adorable!!! I made this yesterday. Not sure if mine has the diagonal look like this one does had a hard time on Row 8. But none the less I made it work and the edging really made this hat. I will be making more had such FUN. Thanks Rhondda your patterns are unique very pretty.
This might help Elisa: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/u-s-and-spanish-crochet-terms/
Hi Elisa, This might help 🙂 https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/u-s-and-spanish-crochet-terms/ and yes hdc is punto alto 🙂 All the best, Rhondda
i don´t understand abreviations 🙁
hello i´m mexican, love this texture but, in spanish, how write half double crochet?, is similar punto alto ?
Hi Chris, Continue to crochet the increase rounds until you reach a FCD of 6.05″. Then work the even rounds until you reach a height of 7″ for mid-ear length and 8″ for base of earlobe height. To read more about FCD see this post: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/savannahs-baby-mittens-free-crochet/
Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda
What changes should I make to fit a 6 year old?
Thank you! I’m happy you like the design 🙂 Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your newest Granddaughter 🙂
I just love this baby hat! Can’t wait to try this pattern for my newest granddaughter, due Sept.26!
Thank you 🙂 I quite like this stitch too 🙂 Rhondda
I love the stitches on this! Just perfect!
Thank you Magruth 🙂 It is good to know how large the hat is using different types of yarn. 🙂 The yarn I used was much lighter than worsted weight – do you mind sharing the dimensions you ended up with when made in worsted weight? I’d love to have them here in case someone else wants to try the different yarn too!
Thank you again,
Just made this hat, I think it will fit a three year old, lol, I used leftover worseted yarn, probably should have used a smaller needle 🙂 but it is still LOVELY!! I want to make many more . Thank you soo much for sharing.
I’m so happy it turned out for you 🙂 It is one of my favourite hats – I can’t wait until my niece is old enough to wear it – she is due this summer so I have a little while to wait still!
Thank you so much for this pattern. It turned out absolutely adorable! Dainty definitely descriobes this hat. It actually fits my 11 month old.
Hi Mary, Thank you so much! I apologize for not responding sooner – I only just figured out how to turn on comment notifications! I’m going to need to add reminders for the Friday Party! Adding to my calendar now! Thanks! Rhondda
Rhondda, this is so pretty! The pattern is easy to follow and the outcome is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it at last week’s Finally Friday Link-a-Long at http://www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com ! I hope to see you again this week. 🙂
such a lovely hat. I can’t wait to try this one out! Thanks for sharing!!
Love the hat! When will the Anne Geddes yarn be available?
looking forward to trying this new yarn and adorable pattern…Thank you for sharing…
What a sweet little hat! I love the texture!