The Perfect Baby Hat

There are a lot of patterns for crochet baby hats, but this is free pattern by far the easiest and quickest. Use this free pattern to make hats as baby shower gifts or to donate!

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When my babies were born, they were given handmade hats donated by a local knitting/crochet group.  I cannot begin to tell you how touched I was. I still have those hats, they are in the keepsake box I plan to pass to my kids when/if they become parents.

Since then I have made it my personal project to donate as many handmade hats to the maternity wing of the local hospital as I can.

After making, several hundred baby hats, I feel I have perfected the pattern, especially the sizing using yarn weights 4.

Each round ends with a chain 1.  This chain 1 does not count as a stitch.

Age: Newborn to 3 months

Crown Circle Diameter 4.45 – 4.75 inches/11-12.5 cm

Top of crown to bottom of ear: 5.5 – 6 inches/14 – 15 ½ cm

hook: 5.00 mm
Size 4 yarn = Approx 50g

Magic circle
Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as first DC) Make 7 DC in the magic circle, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, ch 1, turn. = 8 DC

Round 2:  2DC in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, ch 1, turn. = 16 DC

Round 3:  *2DC in next stitch, 1 DC in next stitch, * repeat until end, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, ch 1, turn. = 24 DC

Round 4:  *2DC in next stitch, 1 DC in the next two stitches, * repeat until end, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, ch 1, turn. = 32 DC

Round 5:  *2DC in next stitch, 1 DC in the next three stitches, * repeat until end, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, ch 1, turn. = 40 DC

Tip:  At this point measure the diameter, it should be 4.45 – 4.75 inches/11-12.5 cm

Round 6-10: DC in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, ch 1, turn. = 40 DC

Do not turn at the end of Rounds 11-13

Round 11-13: * FPDC, BPDC,** repeat until end, join with a slip stitch to the first DC, ch 1, = 40 DC.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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