Newborn Baby Bear Hat

Author

Megan Denham

Introduction

This adorable baby bear hat makes the perfect baby shower gift.  The hat is very simple to crochet and takes little time.

 

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Materials List

Lightweight/Sport Yarn – yarn weight of 3

Size G crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

Finished Size

Fits head size 13-14″  with a hat height of 6″

Notes

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

The Pattern

Hat

Round 1:  Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th chain from hook. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join. 12 dc total

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same stitch as ch 3, 2 dc in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join. 24 dc total

Round 3:  Ch 3, dc in same stitch as ch 3, 1 dc in next stitch, *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in following stitch* repeat from * to * around and join with a sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc total

Rounds 4 – 10:  Ch 3, dc in next stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join. 36 dc total

Round 11:  Ch 1, sc in next stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to top of ch 1 to join. 36 sc total

Round 12 – 14:  Ch 1, sc in back loop of next stitch and in the back loop of each stitch around.  Sl st to top of ch 1 to join.  36.  Tie off.

Ears (Make 2)

Round 1:  Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to top of ch 3 to join.  12 dc total

Round 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2, 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around. 24 hdc total

Round 3:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2, 1 hdc in next stitch, *2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in following stitch*  repeat from * to * around and join with a sl st to top of ch 2.  36 hdc total

Tie off
Fold the circle in half so that you have a half moon shape.  Join yarn with a sc through both thicknesses at the right corner of the half moon.  Continue to sc through both thicknesses around the top arch of the ear.  Sl st and tie off when you reach the left corner of the ear leaving a 6″ tail.
Using the 6″ tail and a yarn needle, sew the ear to the top side of the hat.  Position ears approximately 1″ apart.

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