This newborn hat was born out of my search of how to use up my chunky yarn scraps leftover from making cowls.
This beanie fits newborns with a 14″ head circumference .
Hometown USA(Or any chunky yarn)
SL ST- Slip Stitch
SC- Single Stitch
HDC- Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG- Half Double Crochet two together
SC2TOG- Single Crochet two together
**Third Loop: When instructed you will need to work in the “third loop” of the HDC stitch to do so look for the “third loop” on the back of the HDC stitch, there are pictures at the end of the pattern showing the “third loop”.
Starting with the Band:
Row 1: Ch 4, turn, sc in back loop, ch1 turn.
2-25: repeat row 1 until band measures 13”
Slip stitch ends together
Body of beanie:
Row 1: Ch 1, working in back loops, hdc in same st as ch 1 and around band for a total of 24 hdc, join to 1st hdc. (24)
Row 2: Ch 1, working behind the 1st hdc in the “third loop”, work 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st hdc. (24)
Row 3 – 4: Repeat row 2 (24)
Row 5: Working BLO, Ch 1, sc2tog around, join to 1st st. (12)
Row 6: Still working in BLO, Ch 1, sc2tog around, join to 1st st. (6)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew up top. Using tapestry needle, weave tail in and out of back loops only and draw close, turn hat inside out, make a knot, sew in tail.
Finished hat height should be 5” tall