This easy baby crochet hat takes 50 yards of yarn and can be worked up in less than 30 minutes. I wanted something quick and easy that I could make while watching Netflix. (We’ve all been there on a Friday night, no?)
Grab the small ball of yarn that’s been in your stash and give it purpose.
This baby hat uses basic stitches and is crocheted in just 9 rows. Yes, seriously – that’s it! Let’s go!
Baby Crochet Hat Pattern
- Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook
- 50 yards medium weight yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice)
Hat will fit a newborn-ish baby. Not a fresh-out-of-the-mama baby, but the type of baby you see when you’re finally able to visit your friend and her 1 month old baby. 🙂
Hat is 5.5 inches wide, 4.5 inches tall.
To make a smaller or larger hat, size up or down with your hook. I think using a size F hook would make a “newborn-newborn” size hat.
Round 1: Chain 3. Do not join into ring. Skip 2 chain and work 9 DC into the next chain (the first chain you made, further away from your hook). Join with sl st. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first DC). DC into same stitch. Work 2 DC in each stitch around. Join with sl st. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2. DC into same stitch. Work *1 DC into next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch. * Repeat around. Join with sl st. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2. DC into same stitch. Work *1 DC in each of next 3 stitches, 2 DC in next stitch * Repeat around. Join with sl st. (38 DC)
Rounds 5-8: Ch 2. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join with sl st. (38 DC)
Round 9: Ch 1 (counts as first SC). Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (38 SC). Fasten off.
For a hat with a roll-up brim: Work pattern as written, but repeat Round 5 for Rounds 5-11, followed by a Round 9 (which is your new Round 12). If you’d like a longer hat, simply work more rows.
Yes, it’s that easy. Enjoy!
Jean StephensOctober 30, 2019
Can u leave instructions for ear pieces on hat. I am making up one using 10 stitches but need to know when to decrease. TY Jean
Janine NicholsonJune 26, 2021
what age is this pattern for? Up to six months.