Monday, April 7, 2014

Baby Kisses-Crochet Baby Hat-Free Pattern




Introduction: This is a sweet little pattern for a boy or girl, and depending on which way you look at it, you can see an X shape or a Diamond shape, I can see the X shape and have therefore called the hat pattern, baby kisses xxx. The shape is formed by skipping a stitch, making 2 st's then coming back to work in the skipped st, the other half of the stitch is made similar, but you skip 2 st's, make a st, then come in from behind the st just made and make the 2 skipped st's, that way the elongated stitch stands out as a 3d effect and makes the X or the diamond.

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 1.5 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc  double crochet
Fpdc = front post dc
Bpdc = back post dc



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 10 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 in same space as join, work 2 dc in each st to end of the round, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (20 dc)
(Increase in every 2nd st)
Row 3, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 2 dc in next dc, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (30 dc)
(Increase in every 3rd st)
Row 4, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *work 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (40 dc)
(Increase in every 4th st)
Row 5, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (50 dc) approx 13.5 inch circumference, new born size, stop increases and go onto row 7
(Increase in every 5th st)
Row 6,
ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in next 3 dc, work 2 dc in next dc, *work 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, work 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (60 dc) 3 to 6 month size, stop increases and go onto next row
Row 7, ch 2, work 1 dc in each dc to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (new born,50 dc/60 dc 3 to 6 months)
Pattern Rows: Row 1 and Row 2 form pattern, they are the reverse of each other, this will form an X shape or diamond shape pattern, depends on the way you look at it.
Row 1, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, skip 1 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the skipped dc, skip 2 dc, work 1 dc in next dc, (now coming in from behind the dc just made and working into the skipped st's), work 1 dc into the 1st skipped dc, work 1 dc into the 2nd skipped dc, *work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, skip 1 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the skipped dc, skip 2 dc, work 1 dc in next dc, (now coming in from behind the dc just made and working into the skipped st's), work 1 dc into the 1st skipped dc, work 1 dc into the 2nd skipped dc* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (50 dc/60 dc)
Row 2, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, skip 2 dc, work 1 dc in next dc, (now coming in from behind the dc just made and working into the skipped st's), work 1 dc into the 1st skipped dc, work 1 dc into the 2nd skipped dc, skip 1 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the skipped dc, *work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, skip 2 dc, work 1 dc in next dc, (now coming in from behind the dc just made and working into the skipped st's), work 1 dc into the 1st skipped dc, work 1 dc into the 2nd skipped dc, skip 1 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, work 1 dc in the skipped dc* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (50 dc/60 dc)
You can end the pattern on row 1 or row 2

For newborn size, repeat pattern rows until hat measures approx 4.5 inches (approx 5 rows of pattern)
For 3 to 6 month size, repeat pattern rows until hat measures approx 5.5 inches (approx 6 rows of pattern)
Hat Edge: Both Sizes
Row 1, ch 2, work 1 dc in each dc to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (50 dc/60 dc)
Row 2, ch 2, *work 1 fpdc around the next dc, work a bpdc around the next dc* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the top of the beginning fpdc of this round (50 dc/60 dc)

For newborn size, Row 3, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st around, finish off and sew in ends
Row 3, repeat row 2

Row 4, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st around, finish off and sew in ends 

Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
2014.
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