Monday, October 15, 2012

Newborn Baby Hat Crochet Pattern 101512

by M. J. Joachim
If ever there is a great way to use up scraps of yarn, I’d say making baby bonnets is a fabulous way to do it! And since much of this month is focused on Tunisian crochet, I’ve come up with an original baby hat pattern, which alternates traditional crochet stitches with Tunisian crochet stitches. Naturally, all copyright rules apply. However, as I’m sure you know, I absolutely love it when you link to Lots of Crochet Stitches Blog and share my posts through social networking, email etc.J
Before I list the instructions, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank Glory Lennon, for sharing her beautiful Mobius Shawl Pattern. What a neat idea to take a simple netting stitch and turn it into something as creative as her gorgeous shawl!

Newborn Baby Hat 101512 Instructions

Use Hook Size J
Step 1:  Chain 6; make a ring by slip stitching into the 1st chain
Step 2:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st double crochet), make 23 more dc in center of ring

Step 3:  Join with a slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc
Step 4:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc); make 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc

Step 5:  Double crochet Tunisian Simple Stitch over the next 6 stitches
>>>Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch
>>>Yarn over, draw up a loop
>>>Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook

Step 6:  Cast off loops:  Yarn over, draw through 1 loop on hook; yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook until only 1 loop remains on hook
Step 7:  Inserting hook through the vertical and horizontal bar of each stitch, single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches; single crochet 1 more time in the last stitch of the previous Tunisian row.

Step 8:  Double crochet in next 6 stitches
Step 9:  Repeat Steps 5 – 7; join with a slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc

Step 10:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 5 stitches, chain 2
Step 11:  Skip next stitch, repeat Steps 5 – 7 over next 6 single crochet stitches; chain 2

Step 12:  Double crochet in next 6 stitches, chain 2
Step 13:  Repeat Step 11 one more time; join with a slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc
Continue Steps 4 – 13, consistently adding 1 more chain in each corner for each respective round, making 3 more rounds this way.

Step 14:  Chain 1, single crochet in same space; single crochet in each stitch around
Step 15:  Join with slip stitch to 1st single crochet; finish off and weave in loose ends.
Note:  Single crochet in each stitch of chain loops, just like you do for foundation chains.

That’s all for now, good peopleJ Thanks for visiting the Lots of Crochet Stitches blog!
M. J.
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