Sweet Hugs Hat

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Sweet Hugs Hat

A few years ago I designed a hat for my niece called My Dainty Princess Baby Hat and I have been inundated with requests for the hat in other sizes. Many requests have been received to make this in adult sizes as a chemo cap. I am happy to provide to you the Sweet Hugs Hat based on my original Dainty Princess Hat. This hat works in the same stitch pattern from the very beginning to give you an completely seamless hat from start to finish. I have also included an alternate edging which can be substituted for any size hat (you can see it in the preemie size hat sample I have crocheted).

I chose this yarn specifically for the design because it is the softest and the best yarn for hospital donations, babies and for chemo caps. You can read more about the yarn HERE.  It is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Class I certified! I love working with it and I recommend it to everyone who is looking for a yarn to use for preemies, newborns or chemo caps. This yarn is available in 2 different weights; this pattern requires the Lightweight yarn [3].

Sweet Hugs Hat Sizes Preemie to Adult Designed by Oombawka Design

 Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Sizes

Please see the sizes listed within the pattern instructions below.

Preemie to Adult Large are provided.

Gauge

3 sts per inch / 3 rounds per inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring, adjustable loop or magic circle
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

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring (MR)

Video for Preemie Size Hat :

Notes

  • Repeat the entire sequence of instructions in (brackets) the number of times indicated. For example:

THIS:

*Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times.

MEANS: 

*Skip the next hdc. Work (1 dc and 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space. (Skip the next hdc. Work 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.)** *Skip the next hdc. Work (1 dc and 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space. (Skip the next hdc. Work 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.)** *Skip the next hdc. Work (1 dc and 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space. (Skip the next hdc. Work 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.)** *Skip the next hdc. Work (1 dc and 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space. (Skip the next hdc. Work 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.)** *Skip the next hdc. Work (1 dc and 1 hdc, 1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space. (Skip the next hdc. Work 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.)**

  • Ch 3 counts as 1 dc but you do not work into it
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch and you do not work into it
  • You will be working into the dc spaces (the space before the POST of the dc st) and skipping all the hdc sts (except when you join at the end of the round).

Dc Spaces

slip stitch into the spaces between the hdc and dc

dc spaces Sweet Hugs Hat

  • The increase rounds of the hat will be slightly wavy but don’t fret it works itself out as you go 🙂
  • Keep your gauge consistent or the hat will not fit! 

EDGING OPTIONS

Pick either edging to work on your finished hat! Edging 1 is like the one Darla is wearing in the photo (the original edging from the Dainty Princess Hat); the other edging is shown on the Preemie Sized Hat. If you choose Edging 2 (Preemie sized hat) you MUST crochet those single crochet stitches in a very relaxed tension. Your gauge must match the same gauge (3 stitches per inch) as the rest of the hat!! If you can’t make them 3 sc per inch, use Edging 1.


EDGING 1

R1: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

EDGING 2

R1: Sl st into the dc space, 1 sc in the bl of each st around.

R2: Do not join with a sl st. 1 sc in the bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in end.


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Sweet Hugs Hat Free Pattern Oombawka Design

Pattern Instructions

Sweet Hugs Hats. Preemie to Adult. Designed for Chemo Caps with 2 lengths and 2 edging options. Click to Tweet

PREEMIE

Hat Size: 10″ circumference; 4.5″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 12″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 2 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R11) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 2 times. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 6 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [15 sets of (dc and hdc); 30 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [15 sets of (dc and hdc); 30 sts]

R5 -R13 : Rep R4

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 1)

R14: Sl st into the dc space, 1 sc in the bl of each st around. [30]

R15: Do not join with a sl st. 1 sc in the bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [30]

NEWBORN

Hat Size: 11.5″ circumference; 5″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 13.5″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 2 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R13) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R5 -R15 : Rep R4

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

 

R16: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [18 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

0-3 months

Hat Size: 14″ circumference; 6″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 16″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 2 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R16) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 2 times. ♥Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.♥♥ Rep from ♥ to ♥♥ around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [21 sets of (dc and hdc); 42 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [21 sets of (dc and hdc); 42 sts]

R6 -R18 : Rep R5

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R19: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [21 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

3-6 months

Hat Size: 15″ circumference; 6.25″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 17″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 3 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R16) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 4 times. ♥Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.♥♥ Rep from ♥ to ♥♥ around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [23 sets of (dc and hdc); 46 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [23 sets of (dc and hdc); 46 sts]

R6 -R19 : Rep R5

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R20: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [23 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

6-12 months

Hat Size: 16″ circumference; 6.75″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 18″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 3 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R17) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R6 -R20 : Rep R5

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R21: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [24 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

12 months – 3 years

Hat Size: 17″ circumference; 7″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 19″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 2 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R19) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 3 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. ♥Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.♥♥ Rep from ♥ to ♥♥ around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [25 sets of (dc and hdc); 50 sts]

R6: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [25 sets of (dc and hdc); 50 sts]

R7 -R21 : Rep R6

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R21: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [25 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

3 years to 5 years

Hat Size: 18″ circumference; 8″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 20″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 3 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R20) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 3 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 3 times** Rep from * to ** 2 times. ♥Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.♥♥ Rep from ♥ to ♥♥ around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [27 sets of (dc and hdc); 54 sts]

R6: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [27 sets of (dc and hdc); 54 sts]

R7 -R23 : Rep R6

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R24: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [27 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

Sweet Hugs Hats Child Size Free Pattern Oombawka Design

6-10 Years

Hat Size: 19″ circumference; 8″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 21″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 3 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R21) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 3 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 3 times** Rep from * to ** 4 times. ♥Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.♥♥ Rep from ♥ to ♥♥ around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [29 sets of (dc and hdc); 58 sts]

R6: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [29 sets of (dc and hdc); 58 sts]

R7-R24 : Rep R6

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R25: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [29 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

Adult (Small)

Hat Size: 20″ circumference; 8.25″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 22″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 3 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R22) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 3 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 3 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [30 sets of (dc and hdc); 60 sts]

R6: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [30 sets of (dc and hdc); 60 sts]

R7-R25 : Rep R6

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R26: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [30 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

Adult (Medium)

Hat Size: 20″ circumference; 8.75″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 22″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 3 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R23) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 3 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 3 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [30 sets of (dc and hdc); 60 sts]

R6: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [30 sets of (dc and hdc); 60 sts]

R7-R26 : Rep R6

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R27: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [30 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

Adult (Large)

Hat Size: 21″ circumference; 9″ height (see note!!)
To Fit: Head Size Up to 23″ circumference.

Note: If you would like the hat to only reach mid-ear length omit 3 of the repeat rounds (i.e. end at R24) and then complete the edging round(s).

R1: MR: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, *(1 dc, 1 hdc)**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the top of the first hdc to join. [6 sets of (dc and hdc); 12 sts]

R2: Sl st into the dc space (ie. the space following the hdc and before the dc), ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [12 sets of (dc and hdc); 24 sts]

R3: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc, 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 1 time *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 1 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [18 sets of (dc and hdc); 36 sts]

R4: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc, (1 dc and 1 hdc) all into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 2 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 2 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [24 sets of (dc and hdc); 48 sts]

R5: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 3 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 3 times** Rep from * to ** 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [30 sets of (dc and hdc); 60 sts]

R6: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. (Sk the next hdc. 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space.) 3 times *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) 2 times in the next dc space. (Sk the next hdc; 1 dc and 1 hdc in the next dc space) 3 times** Rep from * to ** 1 time. ♥Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.♥♥ Rep from ♥ to ♥♥ around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [32 sets of (dc and hdc); 64 sts]

R7: Sl st into the dc space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc into the same space. *Sk the next hdc; (1 dc and 1 hdc) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [32 sets of (dc and hdc); 64 sts]

R8-R27 : Rep R7

EDGING ROUND (please see the Notes at the top of the hat if you would prefer to use Edging 2)

R28: Sl st into the dc space, (2 hdc and 1 sl st) into the same space. *Ch 1, (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st) in the next dc space.** Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [32 sets of (1 sl st, 2 hdc and 1 sl st)]

Sweet Hugs Hat Oombawka Design Free Crochet Pattern Preemie to Adult

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  1. To join, I skip the ch 3 and sl st into the top of the hdc, and then sl st into the next dc space? So, I’m skipping the entire first dc hdc

  2. Hi! I love this pattern! How would I go about changing it if I wanted to use a DK weight yarn?

  3. No worries Eileen! Thank you for letting me know – I totally meant to add the images and I forgot. I was too excited to release the pattern 😉 Have a lovely week! Rhondda

  4. Thank you so much. I didn’t want to make extra work for you–I thought I was just missing something! Love your site. Thanks again.

  5. Hi Eileen, The images have been added and I am working on a video tutorial for this week for the Preemie hat too. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. Hi Eileen! My apologies – I am in the process of making a photo for this but what I meant was the space between the hdc and the next double crochet. So instead of working straight into the next dc as we normally do work into the space beneath the top bits of the stitch (so the stitch is working around both the front and back loop of the dc and the back bar (from the yarn over) of the double crochet. Hope this helps until I can get my photo uploaded!! All the best, Rhondda

  7. I’m afraid I don’t understand this pattern. How do I start it, what is “MR”? I do know how to crochet but the beginning of this pattern has me stumped! Sorry to sound like such a newbie, hope you can help. Thank you.

  8. Hi, Rhondda–I started to make a Sweet Hugs hat (so cute) for the Little Hats, Big Hearts drive. But I don’t know what it means to slip stitch “into the dc space.” The pattern refers to a photo, but I can’t find a photo of where that space is. I’ve tried to find it on other parts of your site, but no luck. I’m sure it will seem obvious once you tell me where to look, but for now I’m stumped. Help? Thanks!

    EileenK