Firstly, Kudos to you crochet pattern designers out there! One of my goals this year was to be able to provide a free pattern for my followers so I’m very excited about this post…but there were a lot of trials and errors to get a reasonable pattern! So, I know this hat may look very simple to some, but for me, it’s a big accomplishment to make a pattern!
I’m used to making “Amigurumi” so the size of the hook doesn’t really affect how the finished Amigurumi turns out. With hats however, I thought the hook size really mattered because it needs a particular fit. After a little research, I found this handy blog “Crochet in Color” that helps you size a hat properly regardless of the hook size.
I also saw this chart below that works as a good reference.
BABY BEAR HAT – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
Newborn Size (0-3 months)
(FOR PDF VERSION, CLICK: Baby Bear Hat Crochet Pattern)
blue yarn (B), cream yarn (C) ( I used “Vanna’s Choice”, Medium (4) weight)
J 6.0 mm crochet hook
R1: Ch 2, 12 dc in magic ring. Sl st in 2nd chain of the beginning ch-2 (12 sts).
R2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in 2nd chain of the beg ch-2 (24 sts).
R3: Ch 2, (2 dc in next st, dc in next stitch) x12, sl st in 2nd chain of beg ch-2 (36 sts).
R4-9: Ch 2, dc 36, sl st in 2nd chain of the beg ch-2 (36 sts).
(start in blue)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6)
R2: 2 Sc in each sc around. (change to C in 5th, change to B in 7th) (12)
R3-4: Sc in each st around. (change to C in 4th, change to B in 8th) (12)
R5: (all in blue) Sc in each stitch around. (12)
Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.
**Optional, use a yarn needle and the tail end of the cream colour to stitch over any visible blue showing through on the ears.
Below is an example of what it looked like before stitching the cream colour over ears and after:
Sew open end of ear together. Stitch ears to hat over 2nd and 3rd row.
…And there you have it. Please let me know if you give it a try or if you have any feedback!
Thanks, and happy crocheting,