My Handsome Prince Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

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This post includes My Handsome Prince Newborn Baby Hat Pattern. This adorable little hat can be made with the following free crochet pattern:

my handsome prince newborn hat free pattern

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My Handsome Prince Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

Sized to fit: Newborn
(head circumference 13-14″)
Height: 5″
Yarn: Red Heart Yarns: Anne Geddes Baby Yarn (Robin)

Please note, Anne Geddes Baby Yarn has been discontinued. Please substitute Red Heart Baby Hugs Light Yarn.

Hook: 4.50 mm

Gauge: 12 sts (worked in pattern) = 3″; 12 rounds = 3″

Abbreviations: R : round, ch : chain, st : stitch, sts : stitches, sl st : slip stitch,
hdc : half double crochet, fphdc : front post half double crochet, bphdc : back post half
double crochet

Notes: The hat is worked in continuous rounds (spirals). You do not need to slip stitch to join the rounds.

My Handsome Prince Newborn Baby Hat Pattern Instructions

R1: 10 hdc in magic ring [10]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 10 x [30]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 10 x [40]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 10 x [50]
R6: (1 hdc in the first st, skip the next st, 2 hdc in the next st) 16 x, 1 hdc in the
next st, skip the last st [49]
R7: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st space, skip the next st) 16 x, 1 hdc in
the last st [49]
R8: (2 hdc in the first st space, skip the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 16 x, 2 hdc in
the last st [50]
R9: skip the first st (1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the first st space, skip the next
st,) 16 x, 1 hdc in the last st [49]
R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, skip the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 16 x, 2 hdc in
the last st [50]
R11: repeat R9
R12: repeat R10
R13: repeat R9
R14: repeat R10
R15: repeat R9
R16: repeat R10
R17: repeat R9
R18: 1 hdc in each st around [49]
R19: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in
ends [49]

This newborn baby hat is perfect for your little prince (or princess!).

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My Handsome Prince Newborn Baby Hat has been designed using Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn. This yarn is lovely to crochet with and the finished baby hat is soft and very lightweight. Perfect for newborn babies! Whether as a gift or as an item you want to donate to a local hospital or charity.


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  1. Thank you for your help. Another question is this pattern in US or English terms?

  2. Hi Sally, When I work in continuous rounds, I place a stitch marker (you can use a different color of yarn, or a safety pin, a hooped earring, paperclip or a regular stitch marker) in the very first stitch I work for each round. When I get back to that stitch I know my round is finished and I remove it and work the first stitch of the next round. Then I replace my marker into that very first stitch. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  3. I would like to make this hat. It looks so easy. I am not too experienced and I can’t figure out an easy way to keep track of where I am when crocheting in a continues round. Could you please help me? Thank you very much.

  4. Hi Rhondda

    I love this pattern but would also like to do this in a bigger size. Do you have a pattern for bigger sizes? If not what multiples would I have to use to make the pattern work.

    Kind regards


  5. Do you have any video of that? I’d care to find out some additional

  6. No that don’t help sorry, round 17 says to repeat round 9 which ends in 49 st. I’m so confused lol
    Iv been alternating 49 to 50
    R9 49
    R10 50
    R11 49
    R12 50
    R13 49
    R14 50
    R15 49
    R16 50
    R17 49

  7. Hi Tanya, R 17 has 50 sts too. In R10 you increased to 50 sts and you have been working the 50 sts since then.

    R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, skip the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 16 x, 2 hdc in
    the last st [50]

    Hope this helps,

  8. Hi Tatjana, There actually is nothing wrong with the pattern as written 🙂 I reworked the hat this weekend after receiving your comment and tried to reword the instructions to make it easier for people to follow. The hat pattern is correct and as long as you reach the gauge in the pattern itself the hat does turn out to be the correct dimensions except it was 1/2 inch longer than I had indicated in the written instructions (I did not remove 1 repeat round initially before adding the edging.) I have now corrected this to remove 1 repeat round and the hat if you work it up using the yarn and hook indicated and reach the specified gauge is correct – although a bit complicated to follow. I rewrote it here in a simpler format which will hopefully be helpful to those who are trying to follow the written instructions: but I have left this one up because it is correct and does work out exactly as it should 🙂 Hope this helps, Rhondda

  9. Hello, thank you for the pattern but it looks like something is wrong with it, unfortunately….

  10. Hi Rhondda!

    I’m working on the hat right now, and everything has been going well, until I got to R9. I ended R8 with 50 sts, but when I finished all of the sts in R9, the round didn’t make it all the way around. I made 49 sts from the start of R9, but there’s still quite a bit more than 16x to make it to the end of the round. Maybe I’m reading R9 wrong? You skip, then 1 hdc in the next st, then go back and do 2 in the st that you skipped?

    I know this post was made a while ago, but I’m a beginner crochet-er and just started this for my baby coming in August. Thanks for the pattern, hopefully with your help I can sort it out!

  11. Rhondda,
    Thanks for this pattern – I Crochet 125 baby hats (every month!) in sizes to fit a LEMON up to 13″ circumference/Newborn size. This is for a local hospital. I also crochet Burial outfits for babies – ALL are free, so that all parents may have something REALLY SPECIAL for their babies.
    In 1962 I had a set of twins 3 mos. early – one died, and I gave the special little dress I had made to take my baby home in, to my in-laws and told them I wanted them to bury the twin that died in it. (Back then moms stayed in the hospital a week or more, so I was not able to go to the funeral.)
    I am now age 74 and 6 years ago my mother-in-law died, and when I was helping my sister-in-law clean out the attic – I found the dress that my baby was SUPPOSED to be buried in!!! I have never been hurt like I was then! My sister-in-law said that her mom said that the little dress was much too pretty to put on a dead baby, so they just wrapped her in a blanket from the hospital!
    The tears are flowing right now, and that was 52 years ago! The pain never leaves. So, that is what inspired me to do the hats and burial outfits – so these parents never have to go thru what I did.
    I am always looking for different patterns to make them all a bit different. Thank you for sharing!
    Susan in Texas

  12. Very welcome Mobin 🙂 I’m happy to help – I was uncertain what part was causing trouble! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  13. Hi mam Iam very much happy to see your reply. Surely i will try as u mentioned.
    and I want to say sorry for giving you trouble.

  14. Hi Mobin, This is the only version of the pattern I have for this size. It was rewritten in other sizes but there are no additional tutorials available for it. What were you having trouble with?

    R6: (1 hdc in the first st, skip the next st, 2 hdc in the next st) 16 x, 1 hdc in the
    next st, skip the last st [49]

    This means Round 6: (work 1 half double crochet stitch in the first stitch, skip 1 stitch, work 2 half double crochet stitches in the next stitch). Repeat the instructions in parentheses 16 times around. Work 1 half double crochet stitch in the next stitch. Skip the last stitch of the round. This round has 49 stitches in total.

    Hope this helps!

  15. Hello mam, i am new for crocheting and i liked your pattern very much so i tried the same but from 6 th round onwards i am confused and did not make it out. i did not understand the pattern. Hope u will give me a elaborated pattern. and thanks in advance.

  16. Hello,

    If I were to use a 4mm crochet hook and Bernat Softee Baby yarn, do you think it would change the dimensions of the hat? Would I need to add another round to get the right size since I’d be using a small hook?

    Thank you, and beautiful hat!

  17. Hi Kristen! You are very welcome! I’m so happy you tried the pattern and thank you for letting me know Yarn Bee Baby Yarn works for the pattern too! Rhondda

  18. Thank you so much for this super easy but gorgeous hat pattern. I made one last night for a coworker who’s expecting and added a nice big crochet bow. It’s adorable!!! This will definitely be a go-to pattern for me for baby gifts! BTW Yarn Bee Baby yarn works great for this pattern!!!

  19. I want to make a hat for 6 year old. Can u please give me the instructions.

    Thanking u in advance

  20. Hi Malinda, 4.50 mm 🙂

    Sized to fit: Newborn
    (head circumference 13-14″)
    Height: 5″
    Yarn: Red Heart Yarns: Anne Geddes Baby Yarn (Robin)
    Hook: 4.50 mm

    Have a great night!


  21. Hi Rhonda,

    I just started over again, and its looks much better. I think I messed up my count the first time. Thank you!

  22. Hi Alania, Do you have 50 sts after R8?

    R9: skip the first st (1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the first st space, skip the next
    st,) 16 x, 1 hdc in the last st [49]

    If you let me know what you think might be going wrong I might be able to offer more assistance…

    Thank you,

  23. Hi! This pattern is precious, thank you so much for posting it! I just had one question, Im stuck on R9, I read it and it’s clear but when I go to execute it, my hat begins to look a little wonky. I am not sure if you can help but in the mean time I’ll keep fiddling around with it.

  24. Good evening

    Beautiful hat, but is there a pattern for above New born? My grandaughter is nearly 5 months old. Many thanks
    Kind regards

  25. Hi Kristin, If you add more rounds during the increase rounds you would need to do this until your FCD (flat circle diameter) is approximately 5.40″. The height will need to be 6.25″ for mid ear and 7″ if you wish the hat to go to the base of her ear. If you want to use worsted weight cotton yarn I recommend you follow this version of the pattern:
    I rewrote it and it is a bit easier to follow. If you use the new version, just remember to stop your increase rounds when you reach 5.40″ and then move onto the straight rounds beginning at R9. You will need to have a final stitch that is divisible by 3 to make the pattern work. Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

    If you want to read up on FCD it is included in this post:

  26. My daughter is 12 months. Could I just add more increasing rounds in the beginning to make her size or no?

  27. Oh Mary 🙁 I am so very sorry for you loss – I am glad you can find some comfort by crocheting and donating hats to the Children’s Hospital – I know others will appreciate receiving them. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you comfort, Rhondda

  28. Hi, Thanks so much for sharing this pattern for Newborn hat… I will make and donate them to Children’s Hospital, where my Newborn grandson passed away from CDH, living only 5 days. It makes me feel good to crochet for them and other newborns. Thanks again.

  29. Hi Vicki, I think it should work just fine 🙂 I would double check gauge just to be safe but the yarns do appear to be very similar. Thanks 🙂 Rhondda

  30. Hi Rhondda, I have never used Red Heart’s Anne Geddes Baby Yarn. How much of a difference do you think it would make if I used Bernat’s Baby Sport since that is the yarn that I have at home?

  31. Wow! You totally rock! I’m humbled that you’re willing to write a pattern for me so that I can make it in a different size. I would be more than happy to make a donation to you for your time and effort. Thank you so much! 🙂

  32. Hi Liz, Thank you 🙂 I am working on the women’s size in the same yarn/hook combo and hope to release it later this week – I have had a few requests – so pop back later if you would like the larger version too (free as well!). All the best, Rhondda

  33. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing. Will be a lovely asset to my collection and will be a great pattern for charity giving!

  34. Hi Rebecca, Thank you 🙂 The pattern is worked in a continuous round (spiral) and no slip stitch to join or chain 1 (2) is required. You will find a stitch marker handy to mark your place.


  35. Hi Rhondda. Is the hat worked continually in the round or do you join each round with a Really like the textured pattern. Rebecca

  36. Hi Heather,
    Thank you for letting me know – I will see if I can get this up for you in the next week 🙂
    All the best,

  37. My hook of choice is an H8/5mm. Typically I work with acrylic or cotton yarn in a 4/medium weight. Sized for an adult woman would be perfect. I have been making hats to donate to charity, and am always looking for a pattern with a little texture or character that gives them more style than just plain HDC or DC. Thank you so much!

  38. Hi Grace, Yes, I will create and share the pattern for adult women. Check back in about a week 🙂 Thank you, Rhondda

  39. Hi.. I am still a beginner for crochet.. Can u share the pattern for adult woman?

  40. Hi Heather, Will you be using the same yarn and hook combination? and for an adult woman? I can rewrite the pattern for you if you let me know,

  41. You are very welcome 🙂 The colour is Robin – I suspect after the colour of their eggs 😉 Let me know if you have any questions once you get to give it a try! All the best, Rhondda

  42. Super cute pattern! I would like to adapt this to an adult size cap. Is there a multiple of stitches that this pattern uses for the repeat? I have not tried to up-size a pattern before and would appreciate any advice you’ve got for final stitch count. Thanks!

  43. That’s such a cute little baby beanie! Thank you for the free pattern. I just ordered a skein of that yarn to try. That color is adorable too! I’m hoping it’s the same one that I ordered :○)