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Easy Striped Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

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These free crochet patterns for baby hats are amazing and quick to work up. These baby boy hats or girl hats can be made for 0-3 months or 3-6 months. #CrochetHat #CrochetBabyHat #BabyHatCrochetPattern

Easy Striped Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

If you missed my latest blog post, I recently worked on my first knit baby blanket. You can see it here. I was so blown away by the response to it, that I decided to work up a crochet hat to go along with it.

Knowing how to crochet a hat is so simple, and crochet baby hats are always fun to work on. I know you’ll love this crochet baby hat as much as I do.

This cute pattern is made using a simple design with two stripes at the bottom and a textured border. I like to use light shades such as mint and grey for mine, but you can choose any colors.

These crocheted hats use a series of basic crochet stitches. They all add texture and style to this otherwise simple baby hat crochet pattern.  

This is a great crochet newborn hat. I made the knit blanket for my daughter’s gymnastics coach who is expecting. This hat baby beanie would be the perfect addition to my gift.

If you’re just learning how to crochet a baby hat, making some for a local charity is great practice. I like to donate baby caps to local hospitals and women’s shelters to help out.
This newborn hat is made out of Berroco Vintage DK weight yarn. It’s smooth and silky, perfect for a baby’s soft skin. It’s an acrylic wool blend and has a polished finish.

These baby boy hats or girl hats can be made for 0-3 months or 3-6 months. It’s really easy to adjust the size. They’re the perfect baby winter hat to keep little ones cozy this season.

These free crochet patterns for baby hats are amazing and quick to work up. These baby boy hats or girl hats can be made for 0-3 months or 3-6 months. #CrochetHat #CrochetBabyHat #BabyHatCrochetPattern
 

Easy Striped Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

Pattern Info

NOTES:

Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  • Hook: 5.mm
  • Yarn: Size 3 DK Weight Yarn – 100 yds main color and 20 yds contrasting color. Berroco Vintage DK in 2136 (blue), 2100 (white) and 2116 (taupe)
  • Darning needle and scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • bpdc = back post double crochet
  • Yo = yarn over

FINISHED SIZE:

0-3 months – 6.5” wide x 5.45” high

3-6 months – 7.25” wide x 6.25” high

PATTERN NOTES:

This pattern uses fpdc and bpdc – here are the steps:

FPDC: Yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around post of indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

BPDC: Yo, insert hook from back to front to back again around post of indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

These free crochet patterns for baby hats are amazing and quick to work up. These baby boy hats or girl hats can be made for 0-3 months or 3-6 months. #CrochetHat #CrochetBabyHat #BabyHatCrochetPattern

Baby Hat Pattern

Size 0-3 months

With main color, ch 3.

Round 1: 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs count as dc), join with sl st in top of first st. (10 dc)

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 1 st; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (50 dc)

Rounds 6-8: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc.

Round 9: Change yarn to contrasting color, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc.

Round 10: Change to main color, ch 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc.

Round 11: Change yarn to contrasting color, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc.

Round 12: Change to main color, ch 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc.

Round 13: Ch 2, *fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first st.

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc.

Fasten off, and weave ends.

 

Size 3-6 months

With main color, ch 3.

Round 1: 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs count as dc), join with sl st in top of first st. (10 dc)

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 1 st; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (50 dc)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (60 dc)

Rounds 7-9: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc. (60 dc)

Round 10: Change yarn to contrasting color, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc.

Round 11: Change to main color, h 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc.

Round 12: Change yarn to contrasting color, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc.

Round 13: Change to main color, ch 2, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc.

Round 14: Ch 2, *fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first dc.

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first sc.

Cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends`.

These free crochet patterns for baby hats are amazing and quick to work up. These baby boy hats or girl hats can be made for 0-3 months or 3-6 months. #CrochetHat #CrochetBabyHat #BabyHatCrochetPattern

These free crochet patterns for baby hats are amazing and quick to work up. It pairs so well with the knit baby blanket I put together. I just know you’ll love them both.

Make these baby boy crochet hats to give back to your community or make one for a special little one in your life. This is a pattern straight from the heart and I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

These free crochet patterns for baby hats are amazing and quick to work up. These baby boy hats or girl hats can be made for 0-3 months or 3-6 months. #CrochetHat #CrochetBabyHat #BabyHatCrochetPattern

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Easy Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

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If you don't know how to knit a baby blanket, give this knitting pattern a try. You’ll have fun and learn a lot of valuable skills on the way. #BabyBlanket #KnitBlanketPattern #KnittingPattern #BabyBlanketKnittingPattern

Easy Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

I am incredibly excited to share this post with you today! I’m no stranger to crocheting a baby blanket. But this time I tried something different.  Introducing my very first knitting pattern, the Easy Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern.

As most of you already know, I’m a crocheter through and through but lately I’ve been feeling a call to try knitting. I tried to knit years ago but I found it slow and hard to hold. It was also ridiculously challenging whenever I made a mistake.

But what I love about knit baby blanket patterns is the beautiful fabric it produces. I’ve found myself drooling over the texture and draping of knit patterns many, many times. I decided to try to put my former bad experience behind me and try afresh with this hand knit blanket.

After a couple of months playing around with various knitting styles, I ended up landing on combined knitting which is just that, a combination of Western and Eastern knitting styles. It feels much more natural to me as a crocheter as I hold the yarn in my left hand and the hand movements seem smaller and with less motion.

Once I finally settled on combined knitting, I had the confidence to try to make my first knitting pattern. I just had to decide what that would be.

As luck would have it, I haven’t had a reason to make a baby blanket in quite a long time but I recently found out that my daughter’s amazing gymnastics coach is expecting a baby in the spring.

My first thought of course went to thinking of a great new crochet baby blanket pattern. But then I paused and considered what it would be like to challenge myself with a knit baby blanket instead.

I’m not going to lie. I was intimidated to start this process. I even considered choosing one of the many free knitting patterns for baby blankets online. After a little hesitation, I decided it was worth the challenge and started envisioning my knit blanket pattern design. And I am so glad I did.

I really outdid myself with this free knitting pattern, especially since it’s my first one ever. The pattern has a tricolor striped design. The striped fabric is surrounded by a textured border created using the seed stitch. But what I love most about this baby afghan is the beautiful drape it has.

I put a lot of time thinking up what yarn to make this easy baby blanket with. I finally settled on Berroco Vintage Dk weight yarn. It’s an acrylic wool blend yarn that’s perfect for a finer gauge. I noticed a lot of baby knitting projects were textured and chunky. And I wanted this baby blanket to have a more polished look, making this DK weight perfect. It’s even machine washable which is always a good choice for a baby blanket.

If you don't know how to knit a baby blanket, give this knitting pattern a try. You’ll have fun and learn a lot of valuable skills on the way. #BabyBlanket #KnitBlanketPattern #KnittingPattern #BabyBlanketKnittingPattern
 

Easy Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Yarn: DK weight yarn – Berroco Vintage DK in color A 2136 (blue), color B 2100 (white) and color C 2116 (taupe)

Finished Size: 34” x 33” (finished blocked size)

Knitting Needles: US Size 10 / 6.00mm circular needles

Notions: 2 stitch markers

Pattern Notes:  Border = Seed Stitch over 13 stitches on each side of the blanket; Circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Blanket is worked flat.

Abbreviations

K knit

P purl

st(s) stitch(es)

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Pattern:

With color A, cast on 130 sts using the long tail cast on.

Row 1: [k1, p1] to end of row.

Row 2: [p1, k1] to end of row.

Rows 3 – 19: Repeat rows 1-2.

Row 20: [p1, k1] 6 times, p1, place stitch marker, k1, [p1, k1] until 14 sts remain, p1, place stitch marker, [k1, p1] 6 times, k1.

Row 21: K1, [p1, k1] across to marker, slip marker, k across to next marker, , slip marker, p1, [k1, p1] to end.

Row 22: P1, [k1, p1] across to marker, slip marker, p across to next marker  marker, slip marker, k1, [p1, k1] to end.

Rows 23 – 36: Repeat rows 21-22 seven times.

Rows 37 – 46: Change to yarn color B – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 47 – 56: Change to yarn color A – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 57 – 66: Change to yarn color C – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 67 – 76: Change to yarn color A – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 77 – 86: Change to yarn color B – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 87 – 96: Change to yarn color A – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 97 – 106: Change to yarn color C – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 107 – 116: Change to yarn color A – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 117 – 126: Change to yarn color B – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 127 – 136: Change to yarn color A – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 137 – 146: Change to yarn color C – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 147 – 156: Change to yarn color A – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 157 – 166: Change to yarn color B – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 167 – 176: Change to yarn color A – repeat rows 21-22 five times.

Rows 177 – 196: Repeat rows 1-2 ten times.

Bind off. Weave in ends and block if needed.

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I didn’t know how to knit a baby blanket when I started this but I feel fully confident in my ability now. I never knew how easy knitting projects could be and I want you to know too. If you are just learning how to knit, give this pattern a try. You’ll have fun and learn a lot of valuable skills on the way.

If you don't know how to knit a baby blanket, give this knitting pattern a try. You’ll have fun and learn a lot of valuable skills on the way. #BabyBlanket #KnitBlanketPattern #KnittingPattern #BabyBlanketKnittingPattern

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Baby Bumps Blanket Crochet Pattern

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This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Baby Bumps Blanket Crochet Pattern

This beautiful little baby blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or a baby’s first Christmas.  

Whatever you make this for, a baby will love the fun texture of the baby bumps crochet blanket.  It’s perfect for little hands.

It gets most of this texture from a series of double crochets but the color really sets the stitchwork off. The baby blanket is working in a series of 5 colors ranging from pink to blue to creams and greys.

All the shades are a 100% wool yarn called Cascade 128 Superwash. It’s machine washable and crochets up quickly. It’s also incredibly soft which is perfect for sensitive baby skin.

I think this would make a thoughtful gift for a new mother. Or bring it with you to the hospital the day the new baby arrives! I still remember my first baby blanket. They’re special keepsakes and this would be such a treasure to gift to someone in your life too.

You can pick up a crochet kit with all 5 shades of yarn and a digital pdf pattern here. It has everything you need to stitch this up in time for the holidays.

This Baby Bumps Crochet Blanket is the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s first Christmas. #crochetbabyblanket #crochetblanket #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

 

NOTES:

Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

    • Hook: U.S. N/10.0mm

 

    • Bulky Yarn – 780 yds. Cascade 128 Superwash in 5 complimentary colors. Used in these photos – 2 x White (0871), 1 x Summer Sky Heather (1910), 1 x Tutu (1963), 1 x Silver (1946), 1 x Charcoal (0900)

 

  • Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

    • st = stitch

 

    • sk = skip

 

    • ch = chain

 

    • sc = single crochet

 

  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE: 28” wide x 30” long

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Pattern

With color A chain 82

ROW 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each remaining chain until you reach the end of the row. Ch2, turn.

ROW 2: 3dc into the stitch at the base of the chain, *sk the next 3sc, (sc, 3dc) in the next sc; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, sk 3 sc, sc in the last sc; ch2, turn.

ROW 3: 3dc into the stitch at the base of the chain, *sk the next 3dc, (sc, 3dc) in the next sc; repeat from * to the last stitch of the row, sc in the 2nd ch of turning chain-2; ch2, turn.

REPEAT Row 3 for rest of pattern

Color Changes:

    • Row 1 – 5: Color A

 

    • Row 6 – 7: Color B

 

    • Row 8 – 9: Color C

 

    • Row 10 – 11: Color D

 

    • Row 12 – 13: Color E

 

  • Row 14 – 17: Color A

Repeat color change pattern above 3 more times for a total or 53 rows.

Finishing:

Add the desired amount of fringe to both ends of the blanket.

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This Baby Bumps blanket is so squishy and soft. The thick texture and fun colors make it perfect for a newborn. And it even has fun little tassels attached which they’ll love to play with and hold onto.

 

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Snowflake Present Sack Crochet Pattern

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The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays. #crochetbag #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Snowflake Present Sack Crochet Pattern

The holidays are almost here and if you’re like me, you always go the extra mile when it comes to crochet for those you love. The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun project for the holidays.

This Santa sack is perfect to take with you to a relatives house this season. Just pile in all your thoughtful gifts and go.  It’s a great way to have everything in one place so you don’t leave any presents behind.

Or make one as a personalized gift bag. It’s like a second present for the one you love and it’s reusable.

Each Christmas sack is crocheted using the half double crochet stitch with the decorative tapestry stitch to achieve the snowflake design. It has a chain stitch cord with mini pom poms to tie the sacks closed too.

The best part is how soft these bags are.  They’re made out of Plymouth Encore Worsted yarn. It’s a 3 ply acrylic wool blend. So it’s strong enough to hold your presents and soft to the touch.   

If you want to make the holidays really special this year, pick up a kit here and make this unique present sack today.

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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

MATERIALS:

Hook: I/9/5.5mm

Yarn: Encore worsted weight yarn. 

Teal Topaz- 600 yds

White- 200 yds

Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

st = stitch

ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

sc=single crochet

ws= waistcoat stitch

hdc=half double crochet

dc=double crochet

mc=magic circle

sk=skip stitch

sp=space

SPECIAL STITCHES

Waistcoat stitch (ws): Work a sc, but insert hook through the V formed by the legs of the st below instead of through the top two loops.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: The snowflake motif portion of the pattern is worked in a waistcoat stitch, but can also be worked in a regular single crochet. This motif is worked in 20 st repeats, for 5 repeats of the snowflake motif. The chart is read from right to left for each round.

Finish each waistcoat st in the color for the next st. To change from white to teal: with white on hook, insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, drop white, yarn over with teal, pull teal through both loops on hook.

FINISHED SIZE: 26” long, 15” wide

Gauge: 10 sts = 3 inches

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PATTERN:

Foundation Rnd: Ch 46 with teal topaz, make 3 hdc in the first ch. Hdc into each ch, across to last ch, 3 hdc in the last ch. Working down the opposite side of the ch, hdc into each ch, sl st to join in first st. 96 hdc

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st. 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each of next 45 sts. 2 hdc in the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each remaining st around, sl st to join in first st. 100 hdc

Rnds 2-24: Ch 1, hdc in each st around.

Rnd 25: With white, ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnds 26-32: Ch 1, ws in each st around.

For Rnds 33-48, ch 1 and work in waistcoat st around following either written directions or chart for color changes.

Rnd 33 (First rnd of chart): With white, ch 1, waistcoat st in the 1st st and each of the next 4 sts. *with teal make 1 ws, with white make 8 ws, with teal make 1 ws**, with white make 10 ws ; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, with white make 5 ws.

Rnd 34: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 6 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 35: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 36: Ch 1, *make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 37: Ch 1, *make 3 ws in white,  make 6 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 6 ws in teal, make 3 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnds 38 & 39: Ch 1, *make 4 ws in white,  make 5 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 5 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, repeat from * around

Rnds 40 & 41: Ch 1, *make 9 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 9 ws in white, repeat from * around.

Rnd 42: Repeat rnd 38.

Rnds 43 & 44:  Repeat rnd 37.

Rnd 45: Repeat rnd 36.

Rnd 46: Repeat rnd 35.

Rnd 47: Repeat rnd 34.

Rnd 48:  Repeat rnd 33.

Fasten off teal and weave in teal ends.

Rnds 49-55: With white, ch 1, ws in each st around.

Rows 56-75: With teal, ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around. Fasten off after last row and weave in all ends.

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Finishing Touches:

Ch 175,  sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each st across. Fasten off. Thread both tails (on the same side of work) through a tapestry needle, and thread through the top of the bag, about 5 rows from the top. Weave in ends.

Pom Poms (make 2)

Wrap the white yarn around 2 fingers about 150 times, then take another length of yarn and tie it around the center of yarn, between the fingers. Slide yarn off of fingers and tighten the knot around the center of the pom pom. Tie very tightly, double knotting the yarn. Cut the wrapped ends free, and trim and fluff as needed to get the desired shape. Use the long tails to attach one pom to each end of the tie chain, then thread the tails back into the pom pom and trim to blend.

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These Santa Sacks are the perfect touch to any holiday. They’re soft and durable and can hold all of your thoughtful gifts for others. Or stitch one up and fill it with stocking stuffers. Whatever you do, this little sack will be a blast to make and bring joy to those you love.

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