Sunday, March 23, 2014

Baby Ribbed Hat Free Pattern from Kathy North

This is one of the easiest hats to crochet. The pattern can be found on Ravelry and elsewhere. I made one for my Grandson and found that on Youtube. Youtube is one of the best places to learn how to crochet. Check it out. I am going to post the instructions here but if you don't understand anything check it out on Youtube.
Note: Cap is worked sideways in half double crochet rib to allow for stretch to fit a range of sizes. Hat can be made smaller (for preemies) by using thinner yarn and smaller hook.
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft worsted weight, or any soft worsted weight acrylic (for smaller or preemie sizes, use sport-weight or baby yarn)
Size H hook for worsted weight newborn size (for smaller or preemie sizes use size G hook with sport-weight or size F hook with baby yarn.)
Gauge:  4 sc = 1", 16 hdc = 4"
Stitches used:  chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), slip stitch (sl st).
Note: Ch 2 at beg of hdc rows counts as a stitch.
CAPCh 26.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in ea ch across (25 sc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sc in back loop only (BLO) of first 5 sc, hdc in BLO of next 20 sc (25 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in BLO of first 20 hdc, sc in BLO of next 5 sc (25 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in BLO of first 5 sc, hdc in BLO of next 20 hdc across (25 sts)
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 10"-12" from beginning.
Finishing: Holding beginning row together with last row, sl st through both thicknesses to form tube. Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in ends.
Make crochet chain (ch 65 and fasten off) or use ribbon to gather single crochet end of tube to form top of hat.  Weave chain or ribbon through row at 5th sc from edge, gather top of hat, and tie in bow. Turn up cuff at other edge of tube. 
These instructions came from Kathy North.
If you like this hat but don't have the time to make it email me. I can make it in any color and size. 

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