Simple newborn hat with ear flaps

Author

Jessica Felton

Introduction

I designed this little newborn hat in a few days as one of the hats I’ll be donating to the current Save the Children appeal. The pattern that was provided by Woman’s Weekly gave me real trouble so I thought it would be a nice idea if I tried my hand at designing a couple of easier hats for people to make.

Details about the Knit one Save on campaign can be found here: www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/5072.htm

Materials List

50g of dk yarn in the main colour (approx)
Short length of dk yarn in the contrast colour
Size 4.5mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle (for sewing in loose ends)

Finished Size

Newborn, 0-3 months

Gauge

Still need to check this…

Notes

All rounds are joined with a sl st to the last stitch/top of chain from the beginning of that round.

This pattern uses American crochet terms. The following abbreviations used are:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

tog – together (decreasing)

The Pattern


Using the main colour work:

Row 1: Ch 3, join with a sl st to form a circle, 6 sc into circle, join with a sl st to first sc (6 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc, join with sl st to 2nd ch (12 sc)

Row 3: Ch 2, *2 dc in next sc, 1 dc* x5, 2 dc in last sc, join with sl st to 2nd ch (18 dc)

Row 4: Ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, 2 dc* x5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, join with sl st to 2nd ch (24 dc)

Row 5: Ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc* repeat until 1 dc left, 2 dc in last dc, join with sl st to 2nd ch (36 dc)

Row 6: Ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc* repeat until 1 dc left, 2 dc in last dc, join with sl st to 2nd ch (54 dc)

Rows 7-12: Ch 2, dc in same joining sl st, *miss 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat around, miss last dc, join with sl st to 2nd ch (54 dc)

Ear flaps

Continuing on from last sl st…

Row 1-2: Ch 2, 11 dc, turn (11 dc)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc tog, 7 dc, 2 dc tog, turn (9 dc)

Row 4: Ch 2, 3 dc tog, 3 dc, 3 dc tog (5 dc)

Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc tog, 1 dc, 2 dc tog (3 dc)

Finish off

Skip next 16 dc and rejoin the yarn. Work the second earflap

Using the contrast colour work:

Row 1-2: sc around edge of hat & ear flaps

Finish off & weave in loose ends

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