My Little Love Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

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My Little Love Newborn Baby Hat Pattern

My Little Love Newborn Baby Hat Pattern can be crocheted in one sitting

and uses less than 18 g of yarn!


  • 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)

Difficulty Level


Finished Size

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

Helpful Tutorials

Back Bump

Invisible Join

Stitch Multiple

ch a multiple of 2 sts

My Little Love Newborn Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Instructions

My Little Love – Newborn Baby Hat

R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [20]

R3: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [30]

R4: *2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times [40]

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.  [46]

R6: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**.  Rep from * to ** 23 times [46]

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. [46]


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  1. I do my 40 plus hats for LITTLE HATS BIG HEARTS in Seattle, Washington……and I totally enjoy the hat plus 40 purple hats for October for abused children

  2. I don’t don’t see the start of chains on this hat…. This is the start and I don’t know what MR means…….R1: 10 hdc in a MR [10]

  3. Hi Carole 🙂 It is a good thing I include the mm size of the hooks! We don’t see very many Susan Bates hooks here in Canada – my hook is a 4.5 mm but it is G (Clover is Japan though) – we have 4.0 mm hooks here but not 4.5 mm unless you go to a LYS and then they normally have Clover available 🙂 Good to know Susan Bates has one too!

  4. Hi Elizabeth, I am using a 4.5 mm hook. I live in Canada but I purchased my hook at our Local Yarn Shop. It is a Clover Amour. I also have a 4.5 mm Clover Soft Touch. Hope this helps, Rhondda

  5. What size hook are you using as usa doesn’t have a size 7 hook . USA G hook is a 6-4.25 and H is 8-5.00mm or USA K is 10.5/6.50 J 10/6.00mm. Thanks for pattern and taking the time to answer my question.