Monday, January 26, 2009

Basic Newborn Side-To-Side Hat

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This cute and stretchy newborn hat is crochet from side to side. It is mostly HDC, but the top few stitches are SC to make it narrower, so there's less to gather at the top! Below is a basic pattern Look in my links at the right to find a Striped Version with a decorative top and a Pumpkin Version.

Basic Hat

2 oz. soft worsted weight yarn
Size H crochet hook
Tapestry Needle

Foundation : chain 32. Starting in second chain from hook, HDC in the next 24 chains. SC in the last 5 chains. CH1, turn. (25 HDC including initial CH2, 5 SC).
Row 1 : WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY, SC in each SC (5 SC), HDC in each HDC (25 HDC). CH2, turn.
Row 2 : WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY, HDC in each HDC (25 HDC), SC in each SC (5 SC). CH1, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 36 rows (18 ridges) or until the hat measures approx. 12 inches across the bottom edge. End with a Row 1.
Finish : WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY,slip stitch the two sides of the hat together. Bind off and cut yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail on a tapestry needle and weave through the top of the hat. Pull tight to gather the top of the hat and tie off. Weave in ends and turn hat right-side out.


  1. Anonymous31/1/09 19:05

    Thank you for the pattern! It came out great and took very little time.

  2. Anonymous5/10/10 10:55

    Do you have the measurements to make bigger sizes, like for a toddler or adult?

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  4. Anonymous14/9/11 15:10

    I hate repeat hate making slippers because they never turn out right. Then I found the operation shoe box ones and have alreay made two pair for charity. Thanks for the pattern

    1. Anonymous1/4/12 17:44

      hi anonymous,
      I also would like to make slippers.You said you found the operation shoe box ones.
      Where did you find the pattern?Are they easy to make? thanks

  5. Anonymous3/12/11 08:59

    I love making this hat.
    I made a dozen and sent to charity in Japan after the tsunami.
    Wish I could find some mittens to match it.
    I'll try to wing it.

  6. Anonymous26/5/12 15:58

    I can't wait to see how these turn out! I know when my son was born they gave us two crochet hats and one would not stay on at all and the other was amazing.. I think it's the difference between working in a round vs side-to-side.. Thanks for sharing! I'll let you know how it works out

  7. I'm so confused. If I slip stitch after a row one that leaves my tail at the bottom of the hat?

  8. I am looking for a pattern for a crocheted stocking cap for an infant. The kind with the long tail that is popular at Christmas time, usually red and white striped. I cannot find anything. Anyone have one they can share?

  9. Thanks so much for this pattern! I love it! I have always had trouble with crocheting hats with round patterns for some reason. I always lose my place, and it's very difficult to try to resize something. Your pattern is so easy, and if I want to make it larger, it seems like it would be very easy to figure out how to do that. Mine turned out perfectly, and I even added a pom pom to the top.

  10. Anonymous3/8/15 14:56

    I love this hat patter its my go to pattern. Do you have a pattern for bigger sizes like 3 to 6 months or 6 to 9 ?