Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Newsboy Baby Hat Pattern


Hey Rockers!

I recently made a few Newsboy Hats for my cousin’s new baby boy. I couldn’t crochet pretty baby beanies now could I? I wanted something soft and easy with a sweet little brim, so I came up with a modernized version of a Newsy Cap or Newsboy Hat, whichever you prefer.

Some people also call this style of hat a fisherman cap. Granted, this crochet pattern doesn’t have the “flat cap” and actually resembles more of a “cadet cap” but I’m still calling it my Newsboy Baby Hat. So there.

This Newsboy Hat is so versatile and fun! Combine all kinds of colors to create a personalized smart looking little hat for any occasion. For boys, I’ve mainly worked it in earth tones, but nautical colors would be great too. For baby girls, I like to use bright cheery colors together or pastel palettes, depending on the mommy’s preferences.

Change up the places in the pattern where I have changed colors to add multiple stripes or color blocking affects too. Play with variegated or self striping yarns too and have fun!

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Size: Newborn - 6 months

Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:
Baby, worsted or cotton yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft for the green and pink hat and Vanna’s choice for the darker colored hats.)
Yarn/tapestry needle

Hook size: H/5.00mm

Abbreviations:
CC = change color
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
HDC = half double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first stitch of round
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial here)
RND = Round
SL ST = slip stitch

Gauge:
4 dc = 1" across

Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
Join your round to the first dc, not your chain.
Start your first stitch of each round in the same space as your chain.
Dimensions are based on averages, (Height x Circumference).



Pattern

Newborn
Rnd 1: MR, chain 2, 10 dc, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join. (20)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1] around, join. (30)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2] around, join. (40)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – 7: Repeat Rnd 5.

CC = accent color
Rnd 8 – 9: Ch 2, hdc around, join (40)

CC = primary color
Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc around, join. (40)
(Begin Brim)
Row 11: Ch 1, sl st, sc, hdc, dc 14, hdc, sc, sl st, turn. (20)
Row 12: ch 1, sl st, sc, hdc, dc 14, hdc, sc, sl st. (20)
Break yarn, weave ends.

3 months
Rnd 1: MR, Chain 2, 10 DC, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each around, join. (20)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next] around, join. (30)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2] around, join. (40)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3] around, join. (50)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, DC around, join. (50)
Rnd 7 – 8: Repeat Rnd 6.

CC = accent color
Rnd 9 – 10: Ch 2, hdc around, join (50)

CC = primary color
Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc around, join. (50)
(Begin Brim)
Row 12: Ch 1, sl st, sc, hdc, dc 20, hdc, sc, sl st, turn. (26)
Row 13: ch 1, sl st, sc, hdc, dc 20, hdc, sc, sl st. (26)
Break yarn, weave ends.

6 months
Rnd 1: MR, chain 2, 10 dc, join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in each st around, join. (20 DC)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 1] around, join. (30 DC)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 2] around, join. (40 DC)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 3] around, join. (50 DC)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, [2 dc in next stitch, dc 4] around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, dc around, join. (60 DC)
Rnd 8 – 10: Repeat Rnd 7.

CC = accent color
Rnd 11 - 12: Ch 2, hdc around, join (60)

CC = primary color
Rnd 13: Ch 2, dc around, join. (60)
(Begin Brim)
Row 14: Ch 1, sl st, sc, hdc, dc 24, hdc, sc, sl st, turn. (30)
Row 15: ch 1, sl st, sc, hdc, dc 24, hdc, sc, sl st. (30)
Break yarn, weave ends.



Optional Embellishments:
Here are a few flowers you could add to your Newsboy Hat for a feminine or girly accent.
Double Crochet Flower, from Crochet Rochelle
Crocodile Stitch Flower, from B.hooked Crochet
Easiest Headwrap EVER & Flower, from Frayed Knot

You could also use buttons, fabric flowers, ribbons or other fun accents to adorn this cute little hat. Be creative!


Rock the hook,
Tia

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