Simple Crocheted Baby Hat Pattern

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There are lots and lots of cute and simple baby hats out there. Here’s one that I made up.

Hat for 2-4 month old baby:

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5mm hook, light weight yarn.

Rnd 1: ch 2, sc 6 in second ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each sc around (12)

Rnd 3: [sc 1 in first sc, sc 2 in next sc] repeat around (18)

Rnd 4: [sc in each of next 2 sc, sc 2 in next sc] repeat around (24)

Rnds 5-9: continue this pattern, increasing by 6 each round until you have 54 sc around

Rnd 10: sc in each sc around (54)

Rnds 11-23: repeat previous row 12 times (Optional: crochet rounds 15-16 in a different color)

Rnd 24: (For boy’s hat, omit this round and do one more repeat of Round 10) sl st into first sc, ch 3, dc 2 in same sc, dc 3 in each sc around (Optional: crochet this round in a different color)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

It’s so easy to change this pattern to fit any head or work with any yarn. Just add more or leave out some increasing rounds and even rounds.

Happy Yarning!

Amigurumi: Clothes!

Here she is in a simple skirt and shirt.

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I made them both on her, just working in the round off the stitches at her waist and neck. I threw in color changes here and there to lend the outfit some style.

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The sleeves on the shirt were the only tricky part. I ended up skipping four stitches of the round at each shoulder, chaining four under each armpit, and continuing around and around the body of the shirt. Afterward, I worked the sleeves around her arms.

One tip I discovered about making clothes attached to dolls: do the hair after the clothes. Especially if your doll will have bushy hair. It really gets in the way sometimes.

I’ve learned a lot from fiddling around with this doll, which I’ll be able to apply to future dolls. But for now, I think it’s time to try amigurumi animals!

Happy Yarning.