Nautical Baby Hat

Nautical Hat - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Nautical Hat – a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Items for babies are so quick and easy to make.  Which is fortunate because  it seems like all my friends are having babies at the moment!

I’ve been feeling nautical recently (as you’ll see again in another project soon).  White and blue stripes just feel lovely and fresh after being huddled in dark colours all winter.

The lace stitch on this hat is made using arcade stitch – it provides a lot of coverage (because it’s still pretty chilly) but is pretty too.

I’ve added a heart applique made using my love hearts pattern – two rows in pink and the third row is white.

Add a cute heart to a nautical hat - free pattern from Make My Day Creative

Add a cute heart to a nautical hat – free pattern from Make My Day Creative

You can easily size this pattern up by increasing adding a few extra rounds of the crown – perfect if you wish to make it using a smaller hook and yarn or for an older child!

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

Materials:

Dk weight yarn in as many colours as you like, and a 4mm hook.

Pattern:

The pattern is for a newborn sized hat (15 inches circumference) – adjust as indicated for larger sizes.

Begin with a magic ring (or ch4 and join to make a ring).

R1: ch2 (counts as dc), 11dc in ring, join with a sl-st, pull ring closed (12sts)

R2: ch2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, (2dc) in next stitch 11 times, join with a sl-st (24sts)

R3: ch2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *dc, (2dc), repeat from * 10 more times, dc, join with a sl-st (36sts)

R4: ch2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *2dc, (2dc), repeat from * 10 more times, 2dc, join with a sl-st (48sts)

R5: ch2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *3dc, (2dc), repeat from * 10 more times, 3dc, join with a sl-st (60sts)

R6: ch2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *4dc, (2dc), repeat from * 10 more times, 4dc, join with a sl-st (72sts)

Add another round (or two) continuing in increase pattern if you are making this for a baby (18.5 inches) or child (21inches).

R7: ch1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in same st, sc, *ch3, sk 3 sts, 3sc, repeat from * until 4 sts remain, ch3, sk 3 sts, sc, join to first st with a s-st (72 sts)

R8: ch1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in same st, *(5dc) in next ch sp, sk 1 st, sc, repeat from* around omitting final sc and joining to first st with a sl-st.

For stripes as pictured, change colour here.  Join the yarn to the centre dc of a group of 5 and skip the sl-sts at the start of round 9.

R9: sl-st 3 times so that you are working this round beginning from the centre dc of a group of 5. Now repeat round 7 – your sc sts will be made in the centre 3 dc sts of the groups of 5 dc’s. (72sts)

R10: Repeat R8.

Arcade crochet stitch pattern in stripes

Arcade crochet stitch pattern in stripes

Continue to repeat rounds 9 and 10 until the hat is long enough, changing colours as desired.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make an applique heart, flower, or butterfly, and sew onto the hat.

No need to block!

Nautical Hat - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Nautical Hat – a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Downloadable pdf patterns:

Nautical Baby Hat US

Nautical Baby Hat UK

Who are you making yours for? :)

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10 thoughts on “Nautical Baby Hat

  1. Pingback: How to Design Crochet Patterns Part 2: Pattern Repeats | Make My Day Creative

  2. Thanks for sharing this crochet hat pattern. I see an typo r3 is repeated twice. Did you mean r4? Please clarity this for me:)

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