Wednesday, July 04, 2007
O Baby Hat



This is a hat pattern that I developed months ago. I offered it as a free pattern to anyone who would donate a finished cap to Operation Marine Corps Kids. Now that Marine Corps Kids is up and running, I am posting the pattern in hope that even more people will enjoy it and send a donation to the cause. Many thanks to all of the generous crocheters who already sent caps for the babies.

O Baby Hat by Wormie

Using a G Hook and baby weight yarn.

Ch 4 - sl stitch to make loop
1) ch 2, 8 hdc in loop (9 hdc) join to first hdc in back loop only (blo)
2) 2 hdc in blo in each st – 18 hdc total – join blo
3) ch 2, 1 hdc blo in same stitch, ( 1 hdc blo in next, 2 hdc blo in next ) around – 27 hds total join blo
4) ch 2, 1 hdc blo in same stitch, ( 1 hdc blo in next 2 stitches, 1 hdc blo in next stitch) around – 36 hdc total, join blo
5) ) ch 2, 1 hdc blo in same stitch, ( 1 hdc blo in next 3 stitches, 1 hdc blo in next stitch) around – 45 hdc total, join blo
6) ch 2, 1 hdc blo in same stitch, ( 1 hdc blo in next 4 stitches, 1 hdc bloin next stitch) around – 54 hdc total, join blo
7) ch 2, 1 hdc bloin same stitch, ( 1 hdc blo in next 5 stitches, 1 hdc blo in next stitch) around – 63 hdc total, join blo
8) ch 2, 1 hdc blo in each stitch around – 63 hdc totals - join
9) ch 3, 4 dc in same stitch (1st shell), skip 1 stitch, 1 hdc in next, skip next stitch shell (5 dc) in next) continue around ending w/ 1 hdc, join to third ch or first chain 3
10) slip stitch to middle dc of 1st shell, chain 1, 1sc in same stitch, V stitch (dc, ch1, dc) in next hdc, sc in 3rd stitch of next shell, continue around, join
11) chain 2, shell in V-stitch, hdc in vertical bar of sc, continue around, join w/ slip stitch to first chain 2.
12) chain 4, dc in same stitch (1st V-stitch) 1 sc in center of next shell, V stitch in hdc around, join w/ slip stitch to 3rd chain of 1st chain 4
13) shell in V-stitch, hdc in vertical bar of sc, continue around, join w/ slip stitch to first chain 2.
14) repeat row 12
15) repeat row 13
16) ch 1, sc around edge


Basic pattern notes:

The crown is made of rows of hdc in the back loop only
Start with 9 hdc, and increase in each row for 7 rows
8th row is hdc around in blo

Then the pattern starts
It alternates between two rows – a shell row and a v-stitch row.

Shell row is shell (5dc) skip one stitch, hdc, skip on stitch – repeat around
V- stitch row in V-stitch (dc ch 1 dc) in each hdc, and 1 sc in center of shell around

Alternate rows for total of 15 rows – then finish the hat with a row of sc around.



Please feel free to use this pattern for charity and/or personal use.
I ask that if you use this pattern you donate one baby sized hat to:

Marine Corps Kids
2532 N Skyline Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404





6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What size hook and yarn? jnlfamily@aol.com

Blogger Wormie said...

Oh my! I can't believe this pattern has been up for so long and nobody questioned me on the omitted information! Thank you!

I used a G hook and baby weight yarn.

Blogger Charlotte said...

The increase 2 hdc is showing as 1 hdc.

Blogger angie said...

on round 4 it says 1 hdc blo on everything in that round....I am confused.

Blogger Wormie said...

Hi Angie.
That means that you make the double crochet in the back loop only (not both loops of the stitch). This creates a pretty little ridge in the hat. Let me know if that clears it up.

Thanks!

Anonymous Kat said...

If I were not an experienced crocheter, I would not have been able to complete this pattern because after row 3 the increases should be 2 hdc but all rows show the increase as 1 hdc. It would have been confusing if I were a beginner. Thought you would like to know.

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