Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Crochet: A Baby Hat

Need a quick satisfying crochet project? 
I find Baby hats to be the perfect project for me to use up some extra yarn I have laying around.

If your just learning, and need a refresher, here's how to work in the round.
If you need a refresher on the stitches, here's how to slipknot, sc and a dc.


Here's the pattern that I enjoy, it works up quick, uses a small amount of yarn and all the basics we have learned!

Crochet Baby Hat: ( I used a size G hook)

Ch 4, sl st to join ring.
Round 1: 6 sc in ring, sl st to join.
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch, sl st to join.
Round 3:(1 dc in first stitch, 2 dc in second stitch) repeat around, sl st to join.
Round 4: 1sc in each stitch.Sl st to join.
Round 5:(1 dc in first stitch, 2 dc in second stitch) repeat around, sl st to join.
Round 6: 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st to join.
Round 7: 1 dc in each stitch around.Sl st to join.
Round 8, 10, 12, 14, 15: 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st to join.
Round 9, 11, 13: 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl st to join.


What great about this pattern is that it is the most basic hat pattern, if you do not like the pattern created using both sc and dc, go ahead and work it will all dc's. Or sc's. Just adjust your length. You will need more rows for a sc hat than a dc hat.

Enjoy!