Icicles Baby Hat

Icicles Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern with snowflake

Icicles Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern with snowflake

I seem to be gravitating towards all things snowflake-y at the moment.  I think it’s a combination of watching Frozen and looking forward to Christmas time. We’re looking forward to the arrival of a new niece in December so I have extra wintery things to crochet!

I used blossom stitch for the main portion of the hat because it’s sort of lacy but dense enough to be nice and warm.  The icicle fringing is optional – you can just do the first round for a scalloped edge and add an applique leaf or two for an autumn version, or flower for a springtime version.

I took the snowflake from Lucy over at Attic 24.  But when I did the final round I missed the ch2 between each point by mistake!  Whoops.  However, I thought it turned out well so I’ve included my version of the pattern in the pdf’s.  But do head over to Attic24 if you want an in depth photo tutorial for this one – your snowflake will be equally as good if not better than my version!

Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation)

Icicles Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern with snowflake

Icicles Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern with snowflake

Materials:

For a newborn size (14inches circumference): Size 3.5mm hook, 80m dk yarn

For a baby size (16inches circumference): Size 4mm hook, 95m dk yarn

For a 1yr old size (18inches circumference): Size 4.5mm hook, 120m dk yarn

You will also need a small amount of white dk yarn for the trim and snowflake.

Example uses Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK.

Pattern:

The hat is worked in the round from the centre top down. The snowflake is a separate applique sewn on at the end.

Begin with a magic circle (or ch4 and join if you prefer).

Ch2 at the start of the round counts as a dc – you can ch3 if you prefer.

R1: Ch2, 11dc into magic circle, join with a sl-st (12 sts).  Draw the circle closed.

R2: Ch2, ch1, *dc, ch1, repeat from * 10 more times, join with a sl-st into the second ch (24 sts – 12 dc’s and 12 ch’s)

R3: sl-st in to ch-sp, ch3, dc in to same ch-sp (counts as dc, ch1, dc), (dc, ch1, dc) into each ch-sp around, join with a sl-st into the second ch (36 sts)

Icicles Baby hat from the top!

Icicles Baby hat from the top!

R4: sl-st in to ch-sp, ch3, dc in to same ch-sp (counts as dc, ch1, dc), *dc into the space between dc sts, (dc, ch1, dc) into next ch-sp, repeat from *10 more times, dc into the space between the dc sts, join with a sl-st into the second ch (48 sts)

R5: sl-st in to ch-sp, ch3, dc in to same ch-sp (counts as dc, ch1, dc), *(2dc) into dc (the one made between V-sts), (dc, ch1, dc) into next ch-sp, repeat from *10 more times, (2dc) into dc st, join with a sl-st into the second ch (60 sts)

R6: sl-st in to ch-sp, ch3, dc in to same ch-sp (counts as dc, ch1, dc), *(dc, ch1, dc) into space between the (2dc) made in previous row, (dc, ch1, dc) into next ch-sp, repeat from *10 more times, (dc, ch1, dc) into space between the (2dc) made in previous row,  join with a sl-st into the second ch (72 sts)

R7: sl-st in to ch-sp, ch3, dc in to same ch-sp (counts as dc, ch1, dc), * sc in between dc sts, (dc, ch1, dc) into next ch-sp, repeat from *22 more times, sc between dc sts, join with a sl-st into the second ch (96 sts)

Blossom Stitch

Crochet Blossom Stitch

The following rounds are worked in blossom stitch – a two row repeat stitch pattern:

R8: sl-st in to ch-sp, ch1 (counts as sc), ch1, dc into next sc, ch1, *sc into next ch-sp, ch1, dc into next sc, ch 1repeat from* around, join into initial ch 1 with a sl-st (96 sts)

R9: ch3, dc in to same st (counts as dc, ch1, dc), * sc in next dc st, (dc, ch1, dc) into next sc, repeat from *22 more times, sc in next dc st, join with a sl-st into the second ch (96 sts)

Repeat rounds 8 and 9 until the hat is your desired length (less the trim).  Finish with a round 9.  Fasten off and join the white yarn into any chain space.

R10: ch1 (counts as sc), (2sc) in ch-sp, sl-st in next sc, *(5sc) into ch-sp, sl-st in next sc st, repeat from * around, (2sc) in first ch-sp, join with a sl-st into initial ch.

The 5 sts made in each chain space will be referred to as a “shell”.

Special st- picot

This picot makes the “icicle drops” fringing.

Ch6, sl-st in 5th ch from hook, sl-st into last ch, sl-st into same st chain begins in.

R11: Picot, ch3, sl-st in 3rd st of the 5 sts made in next shell, repeat from * around, ch 3, join with a sl-st into the first st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Icicles Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern with snowflake

Icicles Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern with snowflake

Block the icicles fringing – I used a rolled up hand towel and pinned out the picots to be droplet shaped.

Crochet and sew on a snowflake.

Downloadable pdf patterns:
Icicles Baby Hat and Snowflake US

Icicles Baby Hat and Snowflake UK

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18 thoughts on “Icicles Baby Hat

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  3. Awesome Esther!!! Thank you so very much. I had wrote to you previously also on the Icicles Hat that I wanted to make for my granddaughter she is 3 months young and her sister that will be turning 3 on the 20th of December (this month) and she is a twin! I need help on the stitch for the hat. When I (dc,ch,dc) that is the V-stitch right? However, my hat is coming out with spaces and not dense like the one you have looks like.

    Can you please assist me with this fabulous hat? I would love for my granddaughters to be matching! It is a beautiful hat!!!

    Thank you once again, for all that you have done! You have such BEAUTIFUL WORK!

    Esther

    ps. Will you ever do a tutorial on this hat?

    Merry Christmas!

    • Hi Esther! I’ve added a photo of the crown to the post above – hopefully this will help you to see if something is going wrong. The crown of the hat is worked in a V-stitch expansion, and then the sides are worked in blossom stitch (which denser than the crown owing to the additional sc’s and rows between the V-stitches). So it could be that you’re doing it right but simply comparing the crown with the photo of the sides (they do look very similar). For a denser hat you could try using a thicker yarn, especially if you are making this for a 3 yr old (the pattern is intended for 0-1 yr olds), and then change your hook size to get the appropriate circumfrance of hat. I hope that helps!

      • Hello Esther, I am so sorry for replying back so late; however, a few things came up. Yes, the crown is as exactly as you show; nonetheless, I am still having trouble with the rest of the pattern. Will you ever do a tutorial on this hat? I think I have found on another item somewhere when I was searching that possible the dc here I should be actually doing a sc for US. Is that correct? I am sorry to be such a pest about this hat. Thank you for answering me earlier.

        Merry Christmas and may you truly be Bless this coming year with everything that you do and share with all of us!

  4. I am working on the icecles hat. I am currently on round 9, The sides are not beginning to form the way I thought they would. At what row do the sides begin to form?

    • Hi Betty! As long as you are maintaining 96 stitches in the round the sides will form. The lace is stretchier than a solid fabric so that could be why you feel that the sides aren’t forming after just two rounds. Do a few more rounds and you’ll see what I mean! :)

      • Thank you, I am loving this little hat. I’ve been wanting to make Frozen inspired, but had not found anything I liked till I saw this one. I found the booties today, that i would like to make into footed leggings. Thank you so very much for sharing.

      • Ok…. As an experienced crocheter, I forgot to cxheck the yarn you are using for this beauty. I am using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, what size hook do I need to use for the 1yr. old ? I have taken this out twice and reduced hook, size, then decided to check the yarn requirement, no wonder my hat is so big…..lol Thanks

      • I think we’ve all done that at some point! I’m sorry I’m not familiar with that yarn (it’s not available readily in the UK!) but if it is a DK weight it should be fine to use with a 4.5mm hook, or size down to a 4mm if in doubt as the hat is pretty stretchy! I hope that helps :)

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