Crocheting a baby hat is easier than you might think!  I don't think baby hats will ever go out of style, so if there is one baby item you should learn to make, it's this.  {{wink}}  Baby hats can not only keep the little one comfortable, they can accessorize and change the look of an outfit like nothing else can.  Plus, nothing says love like a homemade item made from the heart!    If you’re looking for a fun crochet project this summer with amazing pictured instructions, plus a free PDF printable, then you are in luck!  {{I’ve got your back}}.   Here’s how to crochet a baby hat using Anne Geddes Yarn by Red Heart that is absolutely swoon-able and definitely gift worthy. Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0352 activities for kids 20 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July {free printable} by Tip Junkie Print Free File Here:  Download When I saw this Anne Geddes Yarn by Red Heart in the color "Spearmint" I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Such an on-trend color and a perfect color for baby too. This yarn is easy-care and the DK/category "3" weight is a good choice for warmer months. And nothing says "Summer" like a lightweight little bucket hat with a lacey brim. This hat is designed to fit babies ages 3-6 months, but of course babies come in all sizes! How to Crochet a Baby Hat activities for kids 20 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July {free printable} by Tip Junkie Print Free File Here:  Download

How to Crochet a Baby Hat with FREE printable pattern!

You will need:
  • 1 skein Anne Geddes Yarn by Red Heart in Spearmint, or the color of your choice
  • Size "J" crochet hook
  • Large blunt needle for weaving in the ends
Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0324 Gauge: 4 hdc=1"  Special Stitches:
  • V-stitch: dc-ch1-dc in same stitch
  • Cluster stitch: 3 dc in same stitch
To make the hat: Create a Foundation Ring: Chain 3. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0325 Round 1: Ch 2. 10 hdc in ring. Join with a sl st in top of ch-2. [You should have 11 hdc] Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0326 Round 2: Ch 2. One hdc in same space. ... Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0327 ...2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with a sl st in top of ch-2. [You have increased 11hdc for a total of 22 hdc] Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0328 Round 3: Ch 2. * 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc.** Repeat from * to ** around. Make 1 hdc in the last hdc on the previous round. Join with a sl st in top of ch-2. [34hdc] Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0329 Round 4: Ch 2. Hdc in same stitch.  *1 hdc in next 2 hdc stitches. 2 hdc in next hdc.** Repeat from * to ** around. Join with a sl stin top of ch-2. [44 hdc] Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0330 Round 5 (beginning of Lace pattern): Ch 3. Skip 2 hdc; V-stitch (dc-ch1-dc) in next hdc. *Skip 2 hdc; V-stitch** Repeat from * to ** around to the last two hdc.  ... Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0332 Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0335 ...Skip these last 2 hdc and dc in the base of your beginning ch-3. Ch1 and slip stitch in the top of your beginning ch-3. (15 v-stitches) Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0336Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0337 Round 6: Ch 3. Cluster stitch (3 dc in same stitch) in ch-1 space of the next V-stitch. Repeat cluster stitch in each ch-1 space around. ... Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0334 ...  Make 2 dc in the base of your beg ch-3 to form the final cluster stitch. Join with a sl st in top of your beginning ch-3. [15 cluster stitches] Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0340 Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0341 Round 7: Ch 3. Form a v-stitch in the center dc of each cluster stitch.  End with 1 dc and a ch-1 in the base of your beg ch-3 to form the final v-stitch. Join with a sl st in top of your beginning ch-3. [15 v-stitches] Round 8: repeat Round 6. Round 9: Repeat Round 7. Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0342 Round 10: Ch 2. *Hdc in the next dc. Hdc in the next ch-1 space. Hdc in the next dc.** Repeat from * to ** around to the last ch-1 space. Join with a sl st in top of your beginning ch-2. (48 hdc) Round 11: Ch 2. Hdc in each hdc stitch around. Join with a sl st in top of your beginning ch-2.  (48 hdc) Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0343 Round 12: Ch 2. Make 2 hdc in each hdc stitch around. Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0346 Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0345 Round 13: Ch 3. Skip 2 hdc; V-stitch (dc-ch1-dc) in next hdc. *Skip 2 hdc; V-stitch** Repeat from * to ** around. Slip stitch in the top of your beginning ch-3 to finish. (31 v-stitches) Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0348 Fasten off your yarn. Weave in the ends. Anne Geddes Baby Hat Tutorial_DSC_0350 You have finished your hat! It will look adorable on the baby who wears it! activities for kids 20 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July {free printable} by Tip Junkie Print Free File Here: Download 

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