Crochet Baby Hat: Up to 3 Months


In today’s tutorial, we are going to do
the Teeny Weeny crochet caps. This pattern is available in four different
sizes. We have in the very back, we have up to 3 months size. We then have a newborn size, just like
this. We also have a 5 to 6 pound preemie size, and we also have the
preemie preemie of 3 to 4 pounds. As you can see when you lay them all out, you can see that they are different
sizes, and they are also different heights. The pattern that we’re doing today, will
be listed on the title of this video. In today’s tutorial we’re going to do a
newborn size, for the Teeny Weeny crochet Teeny Weeny crochet cap, and you’re going to need a 4.5mm size crochet hook, or a US size 7. You can get a total of 6 of these hats
out of one Karen Simply Soft yarn ball. So as promised this pattern comes in
4 different sizes and all of the sizes are available in this very easy to
follow pattern instructions So we have preemie sizes of 3 to
4 pounds. We have another preemie size of 5 to 6 pounds. We have a
newborn of 7 to 9 pounds and then up to 3 months of 10 to 12
pounds. Now the title of this video is indicating what size that we’re going to
be working on today. So it says right here in the instructions on how many
hats. So it says…you see how there’s different
colors ? Those are what’s indicating in the instructions as
we go on through..throughout this particular idea. So we’re going to start off in the
instructions for example, and if we’re doing the preemie size of 3 to 4
pounds, it will say you do all of this and then it says 3 to 4 pounds only. So this
is only going to apply when you’re working on this one, and then you’ll see
in other instructions of what you need to do – so if sizes 5 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12
all of this here instead. So you just have to watch these
particular colors. Now for this particular kind of project, it says that
for 1 hat, one ball will make 15 hats. And then the
next size of 5 to 6 months …oh sorry 5 to 6 pounds of the preemie it’s 10 hats. The next size of newborn it’ll be 9
hats and then up to 3 months you can get 6 hats out of one Karen Simply Soft
yarn ball. So without further ado, let’s start
working on this project together and let’s begin now. So let’s begin with our Karen Simply
Soft yarn. Let’s create a slip knot and this is for beginners as well. So the
first 3 rounds on any one of the 4 sizes are identical to each other
and let’s begin to do that now. So here’s our slip knot on the hook, remember that
it never counts as 1. So we need to start at the top of the
hat, and work our way down to the forehead of the child. So let’s begin. We’re going to chain 3, so
remember the 1 on the hook never counts as 1. So 1…2…and 3…and what it’s
asking us to do is do 8 half double crochets in the 3rd chain from the
hook – which is basically the first one that we started with. So let’s just wrap the hook going into the 1st chain…pull
through… you have 3 loops on your hook, pull
through all 3. That’s 1 of 8. So let’s continue to do that. So wrap in,
pull through, pull through all 3 so that was number 2….OK ? and……that was 3. Now the straggler here, see how i’m just
laying it down on top ? So that it covers over the ring ? It’s just a way of securing that without
ever having to worry about it. So that was 5…6…7…and 8. So what you need to do, it says here, join
with a slip stitch to the 1st half double crochet. Well we had to do 8, so just looking
back – if you’re confused – count backwards – so you’ve got 1
underneath, so 1…2…3…4…5… 6…7…and 8……..right there. So if you’re ever confused at what you’re
looking at, just count backward at this point, and join it with a slip stitch,
and that’s the center ring Let’s move along, to round number 2. So we want to start off with chaining of 2.
And what we have to just do, is we go err….just chain 2….1 and 2…And into
the same stitch right underneath you want to half double crochet 2 times. So 1…and 2. You will notice in the
instructions that the chaining of 2, in any starting of the rounds, does not count as
a stitch – so just don’t count that as a stitch, so it’s not included as a half
double crochet. So we’re going to put 2 half double crochets into each stitch
going all the way around. Now if you’re thinking about this, how
many stitches are you going to go all the way around ? It’s a total of 8. OK. So we’re just
adding 2 half double crochets into each one going all the way around. Right in the very beginning here, is
where you need to really worry about your stitch counts, to get them right So at the end, what I want to do, is that
I want to count each group of 2 and there should be a total of 8, when
I’m done that. So i can either just count it out loud as I’m going here, or i can
just count it, what I’ve done. I think there’s 7 here because I
still have one left. So 1…2…3… 4…5…6…7… Here’s my last one here. So you probably
thought – OK well there, if your new crochet there, there is actually 2 this
one is extending into the first one so that’s why it doesn’t count. So we want to join this with the top of
the beginning half double crochet to finish that off , and that was round
number 2. So let’s move along to round number 3………..Round number 3. We’re going to start out by chaining 2,
remember that does not count as a stitch, and then the next one available to you,
so right directly underneath you’re going to have 2 half double crochets.
So 1…and 2 and then in the next one, that we have here, it says 1 half
double crochet in the next one. So it’s just going to be by itself. So the repeat
pattern on this entire round, is that one of them which is this next one is going
to have 2 half double crochets, and the next one is just going to have 1.
OK, so we’re just increasing size. So the next one is going to have 2… and
then the next one is going to have 1. so please do that same configuration,
going all the way around for round number 3. So then coming up all the way around in
the end of round number 3, the last one should be one single crochet by
itself so. And how do I know that’s to be true ? We
started off with 2, and then 1, 2 and 1, 2 and 1. So the very last one, should just be a 1
OK, because the next one is a 2. So once you get that done, just join it
to the beginning half double crochet that we started with. I just went into a gap by accident. Make
sure it is to an actual stitch, not to a gap space because it’ll appear very obvious
if it’s separating. So that is round number 3. So now what we’re going to do, is that
we’re going to move on to the size that we’re doing in this particular video, in
order to do the rest of this. So let’s begin to do round
number 4 and 5. As we continue our journey here and this the largest size, up to 3 months. So
you can see that this round shares the same rounds of 3 of the other sizes
out of the 4 – and that’s the 5 to 6 pounds, the 7 to 9 pounds and this is the 10 to
12 pounds, which is up to 3 months. So let’s begin. We’re going to chain 2,
remember that..that does not count as a stitch in this particular pattern. And
we’re going to put 2 half double crochets into the same stitch – right
underneath it. And then the next 2 are going to be 1 half double crochet each.
So the repeat patterning for this one here, is that the net one is going to be
2 half double crochets into the same stitch, and then the next 2 stand by
themselves. So 1 and 2. OK ? So just
repeat one more time. So just 2 into the next, and 1
into the next 2. So continue that same idea, going all the way around. So 2 and then 1….1.
2…1…1. 2…1…1. all the way round. I’ll see you back
here, and we’ll start off round number 5. So as I come back all the way round, I
want to join it to the beginning half double crochet. So let’s move along to round number 5.
So round number 5, you’ll see that it shares the same round as doing the
7 to 9 pounds to newborn size. So let’s do this one. We’re going to
chain up 2. So 1 and 2. And it will be 1 half double crochet in each of
the next 3. So I’m going to come directly underneath this one, for the first
one. So the first 3 will be by themselves. OK ? And then the next one will be 2 into
the same one. So that’s the repeat for this entire
revolution. So remember, it’s going to be 3 by itself, so 1…2…and 3. And
then the next one is by itself, so the next of one…..sorry, there’s 2 into the
same one. So please do that all the way round for
round number 5. So I’m concluding round number 5. I’m just
going to join it to the beginning half double crochet. So now we’re going to
move up to the next round of this. We just have 1 more growth round to do,
and this one here we’re going to chain 2 and it’s going to be 2 half double
crochets into the same one underneath. And then this time what we’re going to
do, is that we’re going to be putting a half double crochet in the next 3 will
be by themselves. OK. So 1….and two…and three. Just like that. And then the next one is
going to be 2 into the same one. So it’s kind of the very similar to what
you just did in the last one. OK. So its 1…2…and 3, and the next one is
going to be 2 into the same one. So please do that same patterning, going all
the way round, for this particular size. So as you come all the way back around,
you’re just going to slip stitch to the top of the first half double crochet. So
now we’re done growing this particular hat, and now it’s ready for taking its
final shape. So if I look at another one here, you can see this what we’re going
to be doing. So what we have to do for this size, so we have to fold it in half,
and it has to be a 5 inches between the top here and to the brim. So if I pull out my measuring tape here.
OK. So I have to get to 5 inches. So right over here. So i’m going to continue to go
round and around, just like I’m about to show you. And we have to get a total of 5
inches, and then we’re going to do a brim So to do all remaining rounds for this…
this how what we’re going to do, is that we are going to chain 2. Remember that
doesn’t count as a half double crochet, it’s just more of a builder. And we’re
going to half double crochet once in each stitch going all the way around. So
you just have to continue to do this all the way round, there is no more growing.
So what I’m going to do, is I’m going to meet you back here just to review on how
to slip stitch, when you’re finished a revolution, and then how to start the
next. And you have to get to the 5 inches on your own, and then i’m going to
show you how to do the final border at that particular point. OK. So it’s 1 half double crochet in each
stitch going all the way round. So as you come up all the way back
around, you’re just going to half double crochet and then slip stitch to the
beginning half double crochet, as you finish each revolution as you making
your way to the 5 inch mark. To start another round just chain up 2, and again just half double crochet in
each one of the stitches going all the way around. So I want you to do this, and I want you to
continue, so you get the 5 inches that you need. And then when we come back then
we’ll do the brim together. So I’ll see you here in just a moment. OK. When I last left you, I was
telling you to get the 5 inches and here we are – we have 5 inches just
like you have. And now we’re going to finish off our final revolution together.
So to do the final revolution, you chain 1, and you put 1 single crochet into
each one of the stitches going all the way around. So I’m going to leave
that to you. When I come back, I’ll show you how to finish off. If you’re gifting
this to somebody, you want to see how I’m finishing it off for getting in my tail
ends, so that the tail ends never fall out. Nothing worse than giving this away as a
gift, or your own child wearing it, and the tails are hanging out good. You know it’d
bother you in the end. So I…join me right back here and I’ll show you how to
finish this off. As you get all the way back around, it’s just single crochet in
each one of the half double crochets, and then you’re just going to join it to the
beginning single crochet. So I want you to cut your string about a foot long, and
I want you to pull that string through a loop, and I want to grab a darning needle.
So if you put the yarn through a darning needle, and then put it through
it will never fall out. So here’s how I do it, and it’s a quick
little tip for you, and I finish all my crochet projects this way as well. So if
you slide your needle underneath into the fibers, OK ? right underneath, just like this, and
you go in 3 different directions it’ll never fall out. So just come
through once….go back in the same direction, but through a different set
of fibers. If you go in the exact same path, then it
falls out. So different set of fibers, and then back once again, in the other
direction. So 1, 2 & 3, just like that, and you can just safely cut your strand
right down into the project, and you’ll never see it coming out. So now just turn it inside out, that
strand that we worried about in the very beginning, we can just safely cut that
out too. And now you’ve got a hat that’s perfectly
ready for the donation box. if you’re doing this for charity, or if you are
doing this for somebody that you love, or a child that may be in your life. So this is how you make these hats. These
are up to 3 months. We have all the different sizes available for you in
this particular pattern. So we have our newborn
size – so look at the difference ! We then had our first preemie, like this,
and then we have the ultimate preemie like this. So you can see the differences
of all three of the sizes. So until next time – I’m Mikey, on behalf of The Crochet
Crowd, as well as your Yarnspirations.com, have a great day ! We’ll see you again real soon.

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