Simply Pink Newborn Hat

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Free Crochet Pattern: Simply Pink Newborn Hat

When I received my package of lovely yarn from Red Heart, I received two balls of Anne Geddes Baby yarn. This yarn is perfect for baby projects; 80% acrylic, 20% nylon and machine washable (a must for babies). This yarn is soft and easy to work with (it is not splitty).

The first project I completed with this yarn was to design a wee hat for a sweet baby who is due to arrive this summer (yes I am going to be an Auntie again!). I love babies and I love having the opportunity to design new items for them!

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Supplies:

Red Heart Yarn, Anne Geddes Baby, Rosie

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

4.00 mm, size G crochet hook

ch: chain, dc: double crochet, sl st: slip stitch, x: times, st: stitch, sts: stitches, 2-dc cluster: 2 double crochet cluster, 3-dc cluster: 3 double crochet cluster

Please note: when you see x 12 after a set of parentheses it means to repeat the instructions between the two brackets the number of times indicated. So

ch 2, (1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st) x 12

means

ch 2, (1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st) repeat 12 times

Special stitches:

2-dc cluster: this cluster is worked into a chain stitch, *yarn over, insert hook into the specified chain stitch, yarn over and draw through two loops on your hook* repeat from *to* a second time, yarn over and draw the loop through all 3 loops on the hook

3-dc cluster: this cluster is worked across 3 double crochet stitches, *yarn over, insert hook into the next dc, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook* repeat from *to* for the next two double crochet stitches, yarn over and draw through all four loops remaining on the hook

Gauge: 8 dc in 2 inches (this measurement is taken in the double crochet rounds after the increase rounds – i.e. when you are working ‘even’)

Newborn: 4.5″ height, 11.5″ circumference to fit up to 13.5″ head size.

*ch-2 and sl st to join do not count as stitches, now and throughout.

R1: ch 2, 12 dc in a magic ring, sl st to 1st dc of the round to join [12]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [24]
R3: ch 2, (1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st) x 12, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [36]
R4: ch 2, (1 dc in each of the first 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st) x 12, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to
join [48]
R5: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [48]
R6: turn, ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [48]
R7: turn, ch 2, skip the 1st dc, dc in the next dc and ch 3. Crochet a 2-dc cluster in the third chain
from the hook. *Crochet a 3-dc cluster over the next 3-dc, ch 3, crochet a 2-dc cluster in the 3rd chain
from the hook.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the last 2 dc sts of the round. *Yo hook, insert hook
into the next dc, pull up one loop, YO and draw through 2 loops* repeat from * to * in the last dc of the
round, YO and draw through remaining 3 loops on the hook. Sl st into the initial ch-2 space of the round
to join. [16 2-dc cluster stitches and 16 3-dc cluster stitches]

R8: turn, ch 3, dc in the first st (not the sl st), *skip the ch-3 space, 3 dc in the next 3-dc cluster*
around to the last ch-3 space. Skip the last ch-3 space, crochet 2 dc in the last dc of the round, sl st
into the space created by the initial ch 3 to join. [16 sets of 3 dc sts]

R9: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [48]
R10: turn, ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [48]

R11: turn, ch 2, skip the 1st dc, dc in the next dc and ch 3. Crochet a 2-dc cluster in the third chain
from the hook. *Crochet a 3-dc cluster over the next 3-dc, ch 3, crochet a 2-dc cluster in the 3rd chain
from the hook.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the last 2 dc sts of the round. *Yo hook, insert hook
into the next dc, pull up one loop, YO and draw through 2 loops* repeat from * to * in the last dc of the
round, YO and draw through remaining 3 loops on the hook. Sl st into the initial ch-2 space of the round
to join. [16, 2-dc cluster stitches and 16, 3-dc cluster stitches] Finish off.

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simply pink newborn hat free cp

 

Here’s beautiful baby Mya wearing her little hat 🙂 She is just 1-day old in this photo (taken August 6, 2014):

Mya Simply Pink NB Hat

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45 Comments

  1. Hi Nora, I only have that pattern in 2 sizes right now. I’m going to take a look to see if I can resize it for you – I’m not sure if the pattern repeat will work out for small sizes though. Were you looking for preemie sized hats to fit a 12″ head? or smaller? Thank you 🙂 Rhondda

  2. Hi Rhonda, Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and expertise! Could you please let me know if you have the My Dainty Princess baby hat free pattern for premature babies? I am creating some bereavement sets for stillborn premature babies and want to complete them with that crochet hat.

    Thanks a million!

  3. Hi Rhondda, I love this pattern and have successfully printed it in a type size I can read! However, I’m a novice and can’t quite get my head around the dc cluster pattern that starts in row 7. Is the dc cluster loose until I begin the next dc cluster?

  4. I’m happy you figured out how to make the print larger! I was hoping there was a way to do it ! Have a great day, Rhondda

  5. I discovered the way to print patterns in larger type. It is the first time I have ever seen it. Thanks a lot. Ruth Mckinley

  6. Please have it so your patterns will be printed in larger print. It is had to follow the pattern when the print is so small. On the computer screen it is ok, but when printed, it is too small for us older crocheters to read. Thanks

  7. Hello! Love this pattern, though I am (and have been) having trouble making hats. For some reason whenever I try to make a newborn hat, or any hat for that matter, I end up with a MUCH bigger hat than what it should be. I’ve been croucheting for a while but hats were never my favorite because I am some how messing them up. Maybe you could help me… it may have something to do with round 3 and 4. What do you mean by x12?

  8. Hi Maria, Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your first Grt Grand Daughter 🙂 How exciting!? Let me know if you have any questions about the pattern and thank you for your kind words about my Niece Mya 🙂 She is a cutie! My daughter Darla is 6 now – you will likely see her image floating around on here too 🙂 Blessings, Rhondda

  9. Hi Rhondda, I live on St. Croix USVI and am in the process of making baby items for my first Great grand girl (I have 4 GG boys). I just opened your site and I must say you have a great site, and your baby is beautiful, God bless. I will be making that pretty pink hat for her. Thank you for sharing.
    Maria

  10. Thank you for sharing this very cute baby hat with us. I am crocheting various baby hats and setting them aside to donate when I have a number of them done. I really want to try this one out and am looking forward to it! Thank you again.

  11. This is just lovely! So sweet and I especially appreciate that you have shared it for free.

  12. You are very welcome Courtney 🙂 sometimes it is hard to explain it verbally, so I appreciate you letting me try – thank you for contacting me to let me know you had a question.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Rhondda

  13. Yeah I didn’t get that at all from the instructions but that makes sense now. Thanks for the help and quick responses. I really appreciate it!

  14. Hi Courtney, I’m sorry you are having trouble with my instructions.

    After you dc in the next dc and ch 3, you then create a cluster in the 3rd chain from the hook. The next dc you make (as part of the 3 dc cluster) is in the next dc on the hat (i.e. this is where you reattach to the hat).

    So after your 2-dc cluster in the 3rd chain from the hook you have a little ‘picot’ like bit – then the next 3-dc cluster is where you insert your hook into the next dc on the actual hat – to begin the 3-dc cluster stitch over the 3 dc of the actual hat. Then you will chain 3 again and make your 2 dc cluster away from the hat before attaching to the hat again, with the next 3-dc cluster.

    Basically the 3 chain and 2 dc clusters are worked ‘free’ from the hat’ then the dc reattach to the hat in the 3dc clusters…

    Hope this clears up the confusion 🙂

    Rhondda

  15. It says to dc in next dc and ch 3 so I did the dc and chained 3 then 2dc cluster in the 3rd chain from hook and then it says dc cluster over next 3 dc but it never says to reconnect to the hat so my stitch is just floating out there and I can’t continue. I’ve been crocheting for 16 years and never saw something so confusing.

  16. Hi Courtney – nothing is missing 🙂 Where are you stuck? Perhaps I can walk you through it? Thanks, Rhondda

  17. I don’t understand Row 7 at all. Is something missing because it doesn’t make sense at all.

  18. Hi Joy! I apologize I didn’t respond sooner! I switched commenting systems and a few comments squeaked through without me getting notified.

    There are a many places you can donate too – I am familiar with:
    https://crochetforcancer.org/

    You can search for donation centres and groups using this fabulous free tool from Lion Brand Yarns:

    I hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  19. Hi Diana, I apologize! I just saw this comment now – I switched commenting systems and apparently a few comments didn’t go into the queue! A Magic Ring is similar to an adjustable loop or magic loop. You can chain 3 and slip stitch into the first chain to form a loop instead if you prefer 🙂 If you want to make the magic loop Moogly has a great tutorial here: https://www.mooglyblog.com/the-magic-circle/

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  20. Hi Shawna,

    I worked up the pattern just to double check and to see if I could explain it in a slightly different way to help 🙂 This is what the pattern indicates R8: turn, ch 3, dc in the first st (not the sl st), *skip the ch-3 space, 3 dc in the next 3-dc cluster*
    around to the last ch-3 space. Skip the last ch-3 space, crochet 2 dc in the last dc of the round, sl st
    into the space created by the initial ch 3 to join. [16 sets of 3 dc sts]

    This is what might help you visualize it a bit better 🙂 so you have turned your work and chained 3, the first dc goes into the first 2dc cluster (the one worked over the last 2 stitches of R7). Next, skip the part you created with the chain 3 in R7- the bit that is sideways to the rest of the hat and has a big open space under it.

    Skip over that whole sideways bit and work 3 dc stitches into the 3dc cluster stitch following it 🙂 – the rest of the round is pretty simple – you just 3dc into the top of the 3dc clusters of the previous round all the way around.

    Hope this helps and if you have more questions, please just message me 🙂 Rhondda

  21. I am new to crochet and I love this pattern Simply Pink Newborn hat. I am stuck on row 8 although. I have chained 3 and now I don’t know where to go from here. c in the first st (not the sl st), *skip the ch-3 space, 3 dc in the next 3-dc cluster*
    around to the last ch-3 space. Skip the last ch-3 space, crochet 2 dc in the last dc of the round, sl st. Help please, I want to make two of these for my daughters girls. : )
    I can email a pic of how far I am now if that would help.
    Thanks so much. : )

  22. Oh Rhondda, thanks so much for even considering it. I think for the ladies losing their hair to chemo, it would be so nice to have something so pretty and feminine to put on.
    Thanks again.

  23. Hi Peg 🙂 Thank you!! I will add it to my list of things to do! Thank you for letting me know you were interested in a larger size 🙂 Rhondda

  24. Very pretty hat. Would it be difficult to enlarge to a womens size? Am making chemo hats to donate and this hat has such a nice feminine feel to it. Love your patterns, always turn out great. Thanks.

  25. Thank you Barbara! I am happy you liked the pattern 🙂 and donating them is such a lovely idea! Rhondda

  26. I made this hat in ann Geddes yarn spearmint color. It was easy to follow the pattern and I plan to make more in different colors and donate them!

  27. How can I help with donating caps for anyone in need. I am a beginner, but have been successful with my 3rd pair of adult booties and 1pair of infant booties. I will gladly crochet for this cause!

  28. Have only been crocheting a short time. Several patterns start with Magic Ring. What is a magic ring? How do I make a magic ring?

  29. This hat is adorable. It’s delicate and feminine perfect for a newborn baby girl.

  30. Hi Cristina, Thank you so much for letting me know you tried the pattern 🙂 It really means a lot to me! Thank you!! Rhondda

  31. Hi, I want to thank you very much for this pattern. I’ve followed it to make a little girls’ hat, without problems and that is great.