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Crochet Adjustable Baby Hat Free Pattern

Updated on November 20, 2012

Table of Contents

  • Required Skill
  • Measurements
  • Materials and Tools
  • Notes
  • Abbreviation
  • Written Pattern

After delivering my second baby I realized I can still crochet something my baby can use for a long time even though I live in a tropical country. That is this adjustable baby hat or cap.

The cap is too big for a newborn, but a string tied in its rim tightens the cap to fit a smaller head. At this time, it looks like a slouch hat.

This cap is made with a series of chain spaces, making this project appropriate for beginners. I made it so because of my country's warm climate. It can't be too warm or my daughter's head will sweat.

Once my daughter outgrows this hat, it can then serve as a pouch bag. This FO will never be out of use. Therefore, I won't have to give it away.

Measurements

Hat

Rim - 16 inches

Center to Rim - 5.5 inches

Gauge - 4 ch spaces per inch

String

Length - 30 inches

Gauge - 7 sc's per inch

Required Skills

  • Magic ring
  • Ch, sl st, sc, tr
  • Working in rounds
  • Working on both sides of the foundation chain (for string)



Materials and Tools

  • Cotton yarn in two complimentary colors
  • 3/0 steel hook
  • Tapestry needles
  • Scissors

I got the cotton yarn I used for this hat from Yarn Source Manila. Basically, it's just 6 strands of cotton thread. This is just right for wearables in a tropical country for it produces a cool crochet fabric that drapes well, too.

Notes

If you plan to crochet this cap but can't follow each and every specification of the pattern, here are some points to consider:

Crochet Fabric - the resulting fabric must be soft and thin

Size - the circumference of the rim must be bigger than that of the head and the radius of the hat (length from center to rim) must be equivalent to the length from the center of the head to the bridge of the nose. This is to provide the "slouch" of the hat.

Abbreviations:

Ch - chain

Sl st - slip stitch

Sc - single crochet

Tr - treble crochet

Sp - space

Magic Ring

Written Pattern

HAT

Make magic ring. (See Video)

Round 1: (Ch 3, sl st in magic ring) 6x, ch 1, hdc in magic ring, TURN.

Stitch Count - 7 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 2: (Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, ch 1, hdc, in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 14 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 3: (Ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 13x, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 14 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 4: [Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 2x] 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch sp, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 21 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 5 and 6: (Ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 20x, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 21 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 7: [Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 3x] 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 2X, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 28 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 8 and 9: (Ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 27x, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 28 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 10: [Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 4x] 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 3X, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 35 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 11: (Ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 34x, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 35 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 12: [Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 5x] 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 4X, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 42 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 13: [Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 6x] 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 5X, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 49 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 14: [Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 7x] 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 6X, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 56 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 15: [Ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 8x] 6x, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, (ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 7X, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 63 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 16 to 37: (Ch 3, sl st in next ch sp) 62x, ch 1, hdc in next ch sp, TURN.

Stitch Count - 63 ch sp's (ch-1 and hdc group counted as ch sp)

Round 38: Ch 4, tr in same ch sp, (tr in next ch sp, 2 tr in next ch sp) 31x.

Round 39: Sl st all tr.

Break off and weave in ends.

STRING

Foundation Chain: Make a ch approximately 25 inches long.

5 sc on the 2nd ch from hook, sc on each ch across till 1 ch is left, 5 sc on the last ch, (begin work on the other side of the foundation chain) sc on each ch across, sl st to 1st sc.

Break off and weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY (Photo)

Weave string in spaces between tr.

ALTERNATIVE TO STRING

You can opt to use elastic instead of crocheting a string.

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      PWalker281 

      6 years ago

      Oh, I'm so glad to hear it, Moira!

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      6 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      She's okay now. We've been to the doctor for her follow-up check up and the doctor said she's doing great. Thanks Patrice!

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      PWalker281 

      6 years ago

      That's a cute hat, Moira. And your baby girl is adorable. How is she doing?

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