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How to Single Crochet a Hat

How to Single Crochet a baby hat in the Round

Free Pattern for Newborn Baby  & 0-3 Months Hat

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 5 mm (size h) crochet hook for newborn size

Gauge– At end of round 7 hat should measure 4″ across

This pattern is worked in a spiral.  You will not join, chain or turn at the end of your rounds instead you will place a marker in the last stitch made of each round.

Round 1:  In magic circle sc 6 (or ch 3, ss to form a ring and sc 6 in ring). Place marker in last stitch made.

Round 2:  Make 2 sc’s in each stitch.  Move marker to last stitch made (12)

Round 3:  *SC nxt st, 2 sc in nxt* repeat from * around (18)

Round 4: *SC nxt 2 st, 2 sc in nxt* repeat from * around (24)

Round 5: *SC nxt 3 st, 2 sc in nxt* repeat from * around (30)

Round 6: *SC nxt 4 st, 2 sc in nxt* repeat from * around (36)

Round 7:  *SC nxt 5 st, 2 sc in nxt* repeat from * around (42)

0-3 Months only~ row 8 increase by 4 stitches (ie- make 2 sc’s in every 10th st by *sc 8, 2 sc in nxt* 4x and sc remaining stitches. Then follow the pattern below.  You will probably need two more rows at the end~

Rounds 8-16) sc in each stitch around until completing round 16 or your desired length

0-3 Months only— Rounds 17-18) sc in each stitch around until completing round 18 or your desired length

Fasten and weave in ends unless you are attaching ear flaps.

To attach earflaps

Both Newborn and 0-3 months are worked the same way and with the same number of stitches.

With yarn still attached:

  1. ch1, sc in the same and in the next 9 stitches. (10 sc)
  2. ch1, turn.  SC across the next 10 stitches
  3. ch1, turn.  sc2tog, sc across (9 sc)
  4. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (8 sc)
  5. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (7 sc)
  6. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (6 sc)
  7. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (5 sc)
  8. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (4 sc)
  9. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (3 sc)
  10. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (2 sc)
  11. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (1 sc)

Determine which you would like to be the back of the hat, count  7 stitches for Newborn/ 9 stitches for 0-3 Months from where your earflap ends and attach yarn in next stitch.  Repeat steps 1-11 of the earflap pattern.

Choose your contrast yarn and single crochet around the outside of the hat.  If you will be adding ties or tassels to the hat work 3 sc into the point of each ear flap.