Crochet Newborn Baby Hat Pattern


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 cap, and you’re going to need a 4.5mm,
a US size 7 crochet hook, in order to do this. You can get a
total of 9 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 now we’re ready for the 4th round,
and this is the newborn size of 7 to 9 pounds. Now this round is
identical to the preemie of 5 to 6 pounds as well as the up to three months of 10 to
12 pounds. So this round is identical. So let’s begin to do this next, and
we’re going to chain up 2, and we’re going to put 2 half double
crochets right in below. OK ? And the repeat pattern on this
particular round is really quite simple. So the next 2 are going to be by
themselves – so 2 half double crochets in a row, and then the next one
is going to be 2 into the next one. OK ? So the repeat on this – let’s review
this one more time – is going to be 2 half double crochets by themselves, and then
the next one is going to have 2 double crochets in the same stitch. So please do
that all the way around for round number 4. So as you finish up round number 4, it’ll
still stay in sync, so there’s two and….errr… in the same one and then 2 by
themselves – 2 in the same one, and then the final 2 by themselves. So
everything stays in sync if your stitches are right. If you don’t end up with 2 by
themselves at the end of the repeat pattern, then you know that something is
wrong in the revolution itself. So join it to the first half double
crochet and let’s move on to round number 5. So round number 5 is different from
the other rounds, and round number 5 is only for rounds of this size – of the
7 to 9 pounds and also 10 to 12 pounds. So this is round number 5. So let’s
begin and we’re going to chain up 2, and then we’re going to put in a half
double crochet in each of the 3 and then 2 into the next. So let’s begin to do that. So the first
3 are going to be half double crochets each. 1…and 2….and 3, and
then the next one is going to be having 2 half double crochets in the same
stitch. So for round number 5, the repeat pattern for this size is 1 half double
crochet into the next 3 – this is 2… and 3 – and then the next
one has 2 in it, so 2 half double crochets in the same stitch. Please do that same
configuration going all the way around, for round number 5. So in keeping with the same
configuration, as they come up all the way around it should be the same. So
these 3 are 1 half double crochets each and the final will be 2 half
double crochets into the final……………….. so as they come up all the way around,
the final 4 stitches will be following the same sync. So the next
3 are half double crochets by themselves, and then the final is 2
double crochets into the same one. So I’m just keeping the same stitch counts and
configuration going all the way around. Let’s join this to the top of the
beginning half double crochet, so this concludes the growth rounds for the
remainder of this. So let’s show you how to move on for all
other rounds now until you get to the brim. Our goal is when we look at a different
sample, is that we need now to finish it and going through all this, it will
continue to grow until we get to the size that we’re looking for. In this
particular one that we’re doing, we’re looking for 4 and a half inches
between the top of this and to the brim, and so if you just grab your tape
measure. So you can see I got a little bit of way
to go right over here, for this particular size. It goes relatively
quickly, but let’s show you how to begin to do this round. So let’s do this round and we’re going
to chain up 2, and it’s 1 half double crochet in each
stitch going all the way around. So we’re going to continue to do that same thing
round after round after round, until you get to the 4 and a half inch height.
So you’re going to notice, that it’s going to start turning into a bowl shape
as you go. So what I’m going to do is..erm….I’ll just
fast forward then to the end of this round. Show you how to join it once again
and how to start. And then what we’re going to do then is have you do the
remainder and then I’ll join you back on how to finish it off. Do a border edge
and just weave in your tails as well. So do that, and I’ll meet you back here in
just a moment So I’m coming up all the way back round,
it’s just 1 half double crochet in each stitch going. Once you get all the
way to the end, just join it to the top of the first half double crochet stitch.
And then start again, so chain 2 and 1 half double crochet in each. So what I want you to do
at this point, is go all the way around and around and around until you
get to 4 and a half inches tall, and then we’re going to then work on the
brim from that. So just sit back, relax, enjoy this particular hat and then when
we come back we’ll be able to work on the brim together. You’re going to
notice this is really going to start forming and shape up really sure….really soon. So i’ll see
you back here and we’ll do the brim together. So when I last left you, I had to get to
this, to build for you 4 and a half inches, and that’s what I
have. So now let’s begin to do our final revolution, and the revolution is just
chain 1 and 1 single crochet into each. Now I’m going to just go all the way
around. I’ll show you how to finish this off. Now one thing I will give you a word
of caution is, make sure you take care of those tail ends especially if you’re
donating this out to a charity. As the last thing you want a parent to worry
about, if they’re being gifted this, is that your tail ends are hanging out ! So when I come back, I’m going to show
you how to finish this off and then show you how to weave in your ends – so that you
have no tails at all, hanging out of your project I’ll be right back. So as you get all the
way back around, just single crochet right until the end, and then you’re just
going to join it to the top of the first single crochet which is the beginning
single crochet. And you’re just going to leave this here, and you’re going to cut
about 1 foot length, and just pull this string through this loop. So what you’re going to do now, is hide in
your loose ends or your…your…your final ends, so you have no tails that hang out. Grab a darning needle, and feed your yarn on to
the needle. The needle should be relatively sharp, and here’s how I’m
going to have you do it. Now your project can never stretch in 3 directions at one
time. So what you’re going to do, is that
you’re going to glide underneath, for about an inch, into some fibers and
come out the other side. So that was 1. And then you’re going to glide in the
opposite direction, under a different set of fibers. If you go in the exact same path it
will fall out, so you want different set of fibers for 2. And then going back in
the third direction again a different set of fibers for 3. So if you go back and forth 3 times,
you can safely cut this down right to the project. You’ll never have a loose
end hanging out, and then what you’ll want to do, is then take care of the loose end
that’s in the top. Cos I had you hide it as you want it…..
as you did it. And therefore you can safely then put
this in your donation box, and this is the newborn size of doing the Teeny
Weeny crochet caps. So until next time I’m Mikey, on behalf of The Crochet Crowd, as well
as Yarnspirations.com, have a super day and we’ll see you again…real soon ! Bye bye.

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