Crochet baby hat patterns
Our hats can be simple beanie style or you can add a brim with a heart motif.
Sets of a jacket and a matching hat will be most welcome.
• Please use new yarn.
• While we appreciate that individuals have different abilities and as these are gifts for babies and families who have gone through so much, we would appreciate a high quality of crochet and sewing up.
• All sewing MUST be fastened securely.
Where to donate your crochet baby beanie hat
Please ONLY donate if you have used our free crochetPlease enclose with your package your name, email address and/or home address with the quantity made patterns and adhere to our requirements. . This will allow us to contact you with our thanks:
Simpsons Special Care Babies
PO Box 12258
North West DO
Comely Bank Road
Making your crochet beanie hat
• 50g Double knitting yarn
• 3.5mm crochet hook (or size required to achieve correct tension)
• Yarn needle
Stitches & Abbreviations - UK crochet terms
ch - chain
slst - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
htr - half treble
tr - treble
scdec3 - single crochet next 3st together to form decrease
RS - right side of work
WS - wrong side of work
st - stitch
Note: Ch2 does not count as the first stitch. You will be working the first tr into the base of the ch2 at the beginning of each round.
To fit 3-6 months
Crown 5”/13cm across
Circumference (once crown increases are completed) 14-15”/35-38cm
Note: *** Check circumference at this stage by running a tape measure around the edge of work. If it measures less than 14”, increase hook size to work hat body; if it measures more, reduce hook size.
Finished Height 5.5”/14cm
Round 1: starting with a magic ring, ch2, 12tr into ring. Slst into first tr to join (12st)
Round 2: ch2, 2tr into each st around. Slst into first tr to join (24 st)
Round 3: ch2, *1tr in first st, 2tr in next st. Continue around from *. Slst into first tr to join (36st)
Round 4: ch2, *1tr in next 2 st, 2tr in next st. Continue around from *. Slst into first tr to join (48st)
Round 5: ch2, *1tr in next 3 st, 2tr in next st. Continue around from *. Slst into first tr to join (60st)
Check your measurements at this stage and adjust as required (see***)
Round 6: ch2, 1tr into each st around. Join with slst into first tr (60st)
Continue in rounds until hat measures correct height. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Adding an Edging
If you wish to add an edging, stop when hat measures about 0.5” less than finished height. Add an edging of your choice to complete.
Rib using front and back post hdc Shell stitch
*Crab stitch/reverse sc stitch
* work hat to finished height if using these finishes.
Make a Heart Small
Into a magic ring work 2ch, 3hdc, 3sc, 1hdc, 3sc, 3hdc, 2ch. Join with ss into loop. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Into a magic ring work 3ch, 3tr, 3hdc, 1tr, 3hdc, 3tr, 3ch. Join with ss into loop. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Into a magic ring work 4ch, 3dtr, 3tr, 1dtr, 3tr, 3dtr, 4ch. Join with ss into loop. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Work as for large heart. Don't fasten off
Second Row: Ch1, work 1sc into back loop of each st around. Join with ss into first ch. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.