Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Baby Hat - Free Crochet Pattern-The Baby Scale






The Baby Scale
free crochet pattern

Introduction: Whilst I was making this design and up to a second repeat of crocheting the pattern, I took some time to observe it closely and was not exactly pleased with the way it was looking. I turned it sideways and upside down and concluded that the pattern I was trying to make was not working out, it was quite by chance that I turned the hat inside out and discovered a whole new look, the wrong side looked great! So it was straight back to the pattern instructions to make it work. What is also great about this pattern are the instructions, they are so minimal. This design also reminds me of the crocodile stitch, but without the awkwardness of that particular stitch. Enjoy!
This is also available in adult sizes, free crochet pattern

Measurements approx: Head Circumference 13 inches, hat height approx 5.5 inches
Please note, by using a smaller or larger hook, you can make a smaller or larger beanie
Hook size: 4mm, US G/6 (see introduction)
Yarn: 8 ply approx 50 gm’s US DK/Medium.
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours

Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet
Special stitch: Shell st, (1 dc, 1 ch) x 6 times and 1 more dc in the same stitch

Please note! The beginning ch 2 of every rnd is not counted as a st.
BEGIN:
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or use a magic ring.
Row 1, ch 2, work 12 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (you will join this way on every round)
(Increase in every st)
Row 2, ch 2, work 2 dc into each dc to end, sl st to join (24 dc)
(Increase in every 3rd st)
Row 3, ch 1, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into the next dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*,  repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (32 dc)
(Increase in every 4th st)
Row 4, ch 1, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*,  repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (40 dc)
(Increase in every 5th st)
Row 5, ch 1, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 4 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*,  repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (48 dc)

(Increase in every 6th st)
Row 6, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *work 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (56 dc)

Now turn your work, we will be working with the inside /wrong side of the hat facing us
Row 7, ch 1, work 1 sc in 1st st, skip 3 st’s, work a shell in next st, skip 3 st’s, *work 1 sc in next st, skip 3 st’s, work a shell in next st, skip 3 st’s* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into beginning sc of this round (7 shells, 7 sc)
Row 8, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2, work 1 sc in the next dc, ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next 2 dc, *work 1 dc in the sc, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2, work 1 sc in the next dc, ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next 2 dc*, * repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into beginning dc
Row 9, ch 4, work (1dc, ch 1) 2 times in same space as ch 4 and work 1 dc in same space, work 1 sc in next sc, *skip the next 2 fpdc, work a shell in the next dc, work 1 sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* to end, work (1 dc, 1 ch) x 3 in the same space as the beginning ch 4, to join, sl st into the 3rd ch space
Row 10, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, ch 2, work 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the next sc, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2, *work 1 sc in the next dc, ch 2, work 1 fpdc around the next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the next sc, work 1 fpdc around the 2nd and 3rd dc, ch 2*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into beginning sc
Row 11, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as ch 1, skip the next 2 fpdc, work a shell in the next dc, *work 1 sc in the next sc, skip the next 2 fpdc, work a shell in the next dc* repeat from *to* end, to join, sl st into beginning sc of this round
Row 12, repeat row 8
Row 13, repeat row 9
Row 14, repeat row 10
Row 15, repeat row 11
Row 16, repeat row 8, turn work right way out
Row 17, ch 1, *work 1 hdc in each of next 2 fpdc, work 1 hdc in ch space, work 1 hdc in next sc, work 1 hdc in ch space, work 1 hdc in each of next 2 fpdc, work 1 hdc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join sl st into beginning hdc (56 hdc)
Row 18, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each hdc to end, to join, sl st into beginning hdc, 
break off yarn and sew in ends or work for length desired
 
Free CrochetPattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 2014.
You can sell your items made from this pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

3 comments:

RJ said...

Hi, how would you make a baby beanie, as pictured, with this pattern? Just a smaller hook doesn't seem enough?

Cathy Wood said...

end with the 48 st's and continue pattern, this will work, cheers Cat

Nadine said...

Hi I would like to show you the set I made using your "top down Boote" and the "Mystery Hat" patterns. I used the hat pattern for the sweater, it took me a while to get the front done because I am not a pattern writer, but I am very proud of the out come. My pictures are not as lovely as the real items, but maybe you can see how pretty they are . Where can I upload them? I posted them on my FaceBook for my niece, in California to see. Nadine Roberts nroberts90@gmail.com