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Baby Blue Hat



Crochet a cute baby blue hat. This free crochet pattern from Many Creative Gifts is a great one that can be made for a new addition to the family. It makes for a great gift at a baby shower. Find this great crochet baby pattern and many more in the 25 Quick and Thrifty Crochet Patterns eBook.


  • Lion Brand Cotton Ease, 50% cotton, 50% acrylic yarn, 1 skein (207 yds/188 m)
    (shown here, Lake # 110) or a medium-weight (no. 4) worsted-weight yarn
  • Size G/6/4.0mm crochet hook

GAUGE: 1 inch = about 4 sts and 3 rnds; finished hat measures about 17 1/2 inches in circumference.




Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, 10 hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, join, do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2 hdcs in next st, 1 hdc in next st] 5 times, join to top of 1st hdc (15sts).

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, [2 hdcs in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts] 5 times, join to top of 1st hdc (21 sts).

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 hdcs in same st, 1 hdc in next st, [2 hdcs in next st, 1 hdc in next st] 9 times, 2 hdcs in last st, join to top of 1st hdc (32 sts).

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 hdcs in same st, 1 hdc in next st, [2 hdcs in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts], 10 times, join to top of 1st hdc (44 sts).

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 hdcs in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts] 11 times, join to top of 1st hdc (55 sts).

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next st and each st around, join to top of 1st hdc (55 sts).

Rnds 8 and 9: Repeat rnd 7.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, 1 hdc in next st and each st around, skip last st, join to top of 1st hdc (54 sts).

Rnds 11 through 14: Repeat rnd 10.


Rnd 1: [Ch 2, 1 dc and 1 sc in next st, sl st into next st] all the way around (27 "spikes" around), fasten off.

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I have just started crocheting.....just a month now....and I was able to complete this in just a few hours. Great pattern....easy to follow. I have a grandson coming in April...this is just for him!

anitatingley1961 1744577

I think,its a pattern I can understand . I'm just learning at the age of 80.

lhpovertyflats 2689514

On row 11-14 it says to repeat row 10. If you did that you would have 50 stitches at row 14 and then row 15 you couldn't do the last round and have 27 "spikes" I found that repeat row 7 will allow the pattern to have 54 stitches allowing the 27 "spikes" on row 15.

jonasangel1 7612537

With this pattern & patterns I've printed in the past the printing is so small you almost need a magnifying glass to read it. I know it isn't my printer as some patterns print okay. Is there any way the print could be made larger?

peainmuskoka 8250451

I would like to make this hat to fit my girls that are 6 and 8 as well as myself. How would I enlarge this to fit the 3 of us?


this is a nice and easy pattern...would be very cute with a little crocheted flower on the side, too. Thanks for sharing this free pattern!

janemarie1960 0578761

For those of you wondering about the beginning chain. It is only 3 chains long. When you hdc in the last chain the previous 2 chains become your first hdc. I think it should read make nine hdc in the last chain giving you a total of 10 hdcs. Hope this helps ,also think that they intended for the direction to read the circumference of the hat to be 17 1/2 inches not the diameter as was pointed out in a previous comment.

carolynr39 0644472

For everyone asking how many chains to start: I don't even read crochet books, am a total beginner, but can still see it says, "Chain 3." That is the first chain. 3. It has to start out as the middle of the top of the hat. There isn't a long chain to start it.


Please let me know what the length of the chain is also. If you could please email me I would be most pleased and I lve the hat. Thank you kindly

sugarfoot1948 1195193

I too would like to know how long do you make the beginning chain. I am anxious to make the hat but without the length of the chain it would be hard to do.

cjamkhandi 5247208

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