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Mike’s niece is having a baby boy in June. I shared with you the crochet chevron baby blanket I made for her already. I finished the blanket earlier than I thought so I had some extra time to make something else. She has mentioned they were going to get newborn pictures taken and buying props was super expensive so I decided to make a hat that the baby could wear in pictures.
Since she lives in Atlanta and it’s going to be June I wanted to make something a little more open than I would usually make so the baby won’t be roasting. It may or not last him until the weather cools off but at least he can look cute in his pictures 🙂
I originally wanted to make some baby booties to go with this hat but I got pretty frustrated with the patterns that were on Ravelry. I either didn’t have the right yarn or the right hook. If I found a pattern I thought could work then my gauge was way off or I hated the way the booties look. If you know any great patterns please share and maybe I’ll give booties another try.
Anyway on to the pattern. I never made a v stitch hat before so I’m not sure if I did my joins the “proper” way but it looked good to me.
Dc- double crochet
Ss- slip stitch
Sc- single crochet
Hdc- half double crochet
V stitch- Double crochet, Chain 1, Double crochet all in same stitch
Note: I prefer to put my v stitch in the chain space from the row below instead of putting it into the chain. I did a lot of research (googling) on this stitch and either way is acceptable but my way is easier. Here’s a video tutorial if you haven’t used this stitch before.
Row 1: Ch 4. 9 Dc in 3rd Ch from hook. Join with slip stitch to top of first Dc. (9 Dc)
Row 2: Ch 3. 2 Dc in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to top of first Dc. (18 Dc)
Row 3: Ch 3. (1 Dc in first stitch, 2 Dc in next) repeat around. Join with slip stitch to top of first Dc. (27 Dc)
Row 4-7: Ch 3. (Skip 1 space, V stitch in next stitch, Skip 1 space, V stitch in next stitch) repeat around. Dc in the Ss. Ch1. Join to top of Ch 3.
Row 8: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Ears (make two)
Row 1: Ch 3. 6 Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Join with Ss to first Sc.
Row 2: Ch 1. 2 Hdc in each stitch around. Join with Ss to first Hdc. Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Attach ears to the top of the hat using picture as a guide with a whip stitch. Depending on where you place them it will give the hat a different look. It can also look like a mouse if the ears are closer and more on the top of the hat or a monkey if the ears are further down the sides of the hat.
You may use any of the patterns I create for personal use. If you would like to make an item to sell with my patterns you must link back to the pattern on my blog. You can not sell my patterns as your own.