Sweet Little Baby Hugs Hats – Newborn to Adult

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Sweet Little Baby Hugs Hats – Newborn to Adult

 

Designed using Baby Hugs Light Yarn from Red Heart, Sweet Little Baby Hugs Hats will make the perfect charity crochet projects. This yarn has been tested for harmful substances and approved and is 100% acrylic – super soft and cozy – the perfect yarn for babies and chemo caps.

Sweet Little Baby Hugs Hats are designed to reach the base of the earlobe for full coverage.

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If you would like a mid-ear height hat please adjust the patterns as follows:

Newborn – decrease repeats by 2
0-3 months – decrease repeats by 2
3-6 months – decrease repeats by 2
6-12 months – decrease repeats by 3
12 – 24 months – decrease repeats by 3
3-5 years – decrease repeats by 3
6-10 years – decrease repeats by 3
Adult small – decrease repeats by 3
Adult medium – decrease repeats by 3
Adult large – decrease repeats by 4

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Sizes

Preemie is available in this post.

Newborn to Adult.

Gauge

3 sts and 3 rounds per inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring / adjustable loop
R – row/round
RS – right side
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
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

Magic Ring (MR)

Invisible Join

FPdc

BPdc

Notes

  • Do not sl st to join unless indicated.
  • This hat is worked in continuous spirals – you do not sl st to join or chain additional stitches at the end of the rounds – you may wish to use a stitch marker to mark your place.
  • If you want to have color changes in your hat I recommend finishing off with an invisible join at the end of one round and then rejoining in your new color for the first st of the next round using a standing double crochet stitch. This will make the color change nice and neat!
  • If you would prefer not to have the edging you can substitute 2 additional repeat rounds instead; then finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.
  • These hats are based on maths – to standard head sizes. Not all heads will be the standard size – I mean honestly – we are human and we are all different. Gauge is super important for fitted garments – especially items like hats! So, if you are substituting yarn and hook be sure you understand how to check your gauge properly – or else your hat may not fit.

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sweet little baby hugs newborn to adult hat free pattern from oombawkadesigncrochet

Pattern Instructions

Newborn

Sized to fit 13.5″ head circumference; hat height 5″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [36]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [36]

R7-14: Rep R6

R15: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [36]

R16: Rep R15, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [36]

0-3 months

Sized to fit 16″ head circumference; hat height 6″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [42]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [42]

R8-18: Rep R7

R19: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [42]

R20: Rep R19, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [42]

3-6 months

Sized to fit 17″ head circumference; hat height 6.25″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [44]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [44]

R8-18: Rep R7

R19: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [44]

R20: Rep R19, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [44]

6-12 months

Sized to fit 18″ head circumference; hat height 6.75″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [48]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [48]

R8-19: Rep R7

R20: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [48]

R21: Rep R20, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [48]

12 months – 24 months

Sized to fit 19″ head circumference; hat height 7″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [48]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [52]

R8: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [52]

R9-20: Rep R8

R21: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [52]

R22: Rep R21, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [52]

3-5 years

Sized to fit 20″ head circumference; hat height 7.5″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [48]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 5 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [54]

R8: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [54]

R9-22: Rep R8

R23: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [54]

R24: Rep R23, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [54]

6-10 years

Sized to fit 21″ head circumference; hat height 8″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [48]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [56]

R8: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [56]

R9-23: Rep R8

R24: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [56]

R25: Rep R24, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [56]

Adult Small

Sized to fit 22″ head circumference; hat height 8.25″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [48]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [56]

R8: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [60]

R9: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [60]

R10-24: Rep R9

R25: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [60]

R26: Rep R25, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [60]

Adult Medium

Sized to fit 22″ head circumference; hat height 8.75″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [48]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [56]

R8: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each rem st around. [60]

R9: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [60]

R10-25: Rep R9

R26: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [60]

R27: Rep R26, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [60]

Adult Large

Sized to fit 23″ head circumference; hat height 9″.

R1: 8 hdc in a MR [8]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]

R3: 1 dc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [24]

R4: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [32]

R5:  1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [40]

R6: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [48]

R7: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [56]

R8: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st.** Rep from * to ** 7 times. [64]

R9: 1 dc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [64]

R10-26: Rep R9

R27: *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [64]

R28: Rep R27, finish of with an invisible join and weave in ends. [64]

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much Diana! I’m happy you chose to try the pattern and that you loved the finished hat 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  2. I just made your Sweet Little Baby Hugs Hat and it’s adorable!!!
    My great-granddaughter will look beautiful in it!
    Thank you so much for sharing, I love your patterns!

  3. i AM GOING TO MAKE SOME OF THESE FOR OUR PREM BABY UNIT. THANK YOU FOR THE FREE PATTERN.