Sunday, February 6, 2011

Free Pattern: Petals Newborn Hat

This hat starts as a flower, with petals radiating out and down.  It would be perfect for a summer baby.


Supplies:
Small ball Vanna's Choice yarn (or other heavy worsted weight), small amount in second color.
6mm (J/10) hook
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sl st - slip stitch
Dc - double crochet
Sc - single crochet

Special Stitch:
Cluster - In space indicated, sl st, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st.


Instructions: 
Round 1: Magic Ring.  Ch 5, sl st.  *Ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st.  Repeat from *4  times.  Ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of original ch 5. Pull ring tight, but not closed.
Round 2: *ch 4, sc on dc.  Repeat from * 4 times.  Ch 4, sc in top of petal from last row.  Sl st to first ch.
Round 3: In ch-4 space, *2 sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2sc.  Ch 1.  Repeat from * in each ch-4 space.  Sl st in first sc.
Round 4: Ch 5, sc in first dc.  *Ch 2, dc in ch-1 space (over petal-tip), ch 2, sc in dc.  Repeat from * 4 times.  Sl st in third ch from ch 5.
Round 5: *Work a cluster in ch-2 space.  Ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Sl st to first sl st.
Round 6: Ch 4, sl st in dc.  *Ch 2, sl st in dc.  Repeat from * around.  After the last dc, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of initial ch 4.
Round 7: Ch 5, sl st in first ch-2 sp.  Ch1. * Work a cluster in ch -2 space.  Ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Sl st in last ch-1 sp, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of original ch 5.
Round 8: *Ch 2, sl st in dc.  Repeat from * around (end in the first dc).
Rounds 9 – 11: Repeat Rounds 5-7.  Finish off, weave in ends.

Stitch Diagram:


 
Flower:
Round 1: Magic Ring.  *Ch 3, sl st.  Repeat from * 5 times.  Tighten ring but leave a dime-sized opening.
Round 2: In each ch-3 space, sl st, ch 2, 2dc, ch 2, sl st.  Finish off with a long end for sewing.
Round 3: With another color, attach yarn with a sl st to Magic Ring underneath a ch-3 space.  Ch 3, sl st underneath next ch-3 space.  Repeat around.
Round 4: In each newly-created ch-3 space, sl st, ch 3, 3 treble crochet, ch 3, sl st.
Finish off, weave in ends, except for one of the hat color.  Sew flower to hat.  Weave in end.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

52 comments:

  1. This is SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

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  2. I had problems getting this pattern to work....it took me 5 or 6 times, I finally played around with it enough to make it work...still not really sure what I changed. I like the hat though, I'm going to give it another try and write down what I change. The flower instructions were a little confusing too, but I think I was just too tired so I am going to try that again as well.

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  3. I also had problems getting this pattern to work...something is incorrect...I am an experienced crocheter...the instructions need to be reviewed. Not wasting my time on this any longer!

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  4. Guys, I'm so sorry it's not working out for you! I will draw a stitch diagram asap and see if that helps...

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  5. I just finished this hat and it did turn out great. What I did was to slip stitch at the end of each round into the first slip stitch and slip stitch my way up(through the begining chain three or what number it is) to the first chain one or chain two space to begin next round (hope you can follow what I am trying to say)....I do not have a seam and it worked out great for me.

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  6. how many stitches do you start with in the magic ring?

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  7. Inside the magic ring, you create the main flower. So, you first make half of the first petal, then you make four complete petals, then you make the last half of the first petal. So that you can get to the next round without a seam.

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  8. Im a newbie and I am really having trouble trying to figure out the second round where it says "sc on dc". Im not even sure I've got the first part right, but it looks close to what you've got. Please help :)

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    1. I am also having trouble understanding what the "sc on dc" means??

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  9. I love this hat! I posted it to my blog. You can check it out at www.princesspipersmama.wordpress.com

    Any suggestions on how to adjust the size. My dtr is 20 months and I want to make one for her.

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  10. Princess Piper, maybe increase after round 4? It's not an easy pattern to adjust, so if you have success, please share it with us!

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  11. I really love this hat but am struggling trying to figure it out. How many stitches do you make in the magic ring? On round 4, what chain 1 space are you talking about? Aren't there 2 chain 1 spaces per flower at that point? Is there anyway you could simplify this pattern for dummies like me?

    ~Jenny

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  12. I LOVE all your hats! Thank you so much for posting free patterns. I'm just getting started on making hats, and have yet to figure out how to do my own. It's nice to have a pattern to follow (for now). Thanks for being willing to share your creations. You do beautiful work.

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  13. on round 2 you say....
    *ch 4, sc on dc(WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???).



    Repeat from * 4 times. Ch 4, sc in top of petal from last row. Sl st to first ch.

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  14. Sc in the center st (the dc) of the next petal. When you come back around you will sc in the petal that your ch started in.

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  15. I am also confused. I am on round 4. There are several ch-1 spaces from round 3 and I'm not sure which ch-1 to dc in. I'm sure I'm going to gave the same question about round 5 as well. I really want to finish this hat. Its so pretty.

    Thanks!

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  16. Ok, folks, I started on the stitch diagram and found some errors in the pattern in the process. I sincerely apologize - I usually stick to simple patterns because I am not good at math!
    I updated the Round 4 instructions, and I am working on a clear stitch diagram with colors for each round. My pencil sketch is not going to help anyone - it looks like a pretty star. :) Again, I'm really sorry for those of you who are frustrated.

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  17. This hat is so cute. However, I just spent time working on it and it has turned out to look like the picture....except it is so small. It is way too small for a newborn. It looks like a minature hat for a doll!

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  18. I'm so glad to hear that it worked for you! Check the weight of your yarn... the yarn I used is technically worsted (I think?) but it is somewhat heavier. If you are using a smaller worsted or a baby/sport weight, maybe try working it with two strands together, and/or with a larger hook. Hopefully that will yield a bigger hat. The finished dimensions should be about 12" in circumference and about 5" from top to bottom.

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  19. I've updated the pattern - there were several more corrections, and I added the beautiful computer-made stitch diagram. I really hope this helps.

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    1. I cannot figure out this pattern and I am soooo Frustrated! Where can I find the corrected updated pattern???

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    2. This is the updated pattern. This is a hard pattern... maybe start with an easier one that has a stitch diagram, and get comfortable with using them, then try it again? Sorry you're finding it so difficult!

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  20. I made the hat and it is adorable, but its too small for a newborn and just the right size for my daughters doll :( Is there anyway to make it bigger?

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  21. If you chain 3 or 4 instead of chain 2 in the base of the hat, and do an extra dc in the grouping, maybe that would make it bigger? I'd say, play around with it, and let us all know what you end up with!!

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  22. Thanks for replying so soon! I am pretty new to crocheting so i will give it a go, i am so excited to make a hat for my little girl that will be here any day! thanks for the cute patterns!

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  23. I'm having a problem with petals newborn hat. On round 7 you're tellin me to repeat from *around times, but you didn't say how many times. Other than that I love it. Please let me know.

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  24. I didn't count, sorry. You can figure it out by printing the stitch diagram and finishing the rounds. Hope it works out for you!

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  25. Although I have crocheted for years, I have no clue how to read charts/diagrams. Could you maybe give Anonymous & I a hint as how many times to repeat from * on round 7? Thanks!

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  26. I love this hat. I have now made 2 of them. The first one came out a little small, but would still fit a newborn. The second one I actually made today for a friend's baby who is almost 3 months. She loved this hat and I decided I would find a way to make it big enough for her little girl. I see a few people have asked about making it bigger too. Starting on round 6 in place of the ch 2 I did ch 4. I did this throughout the rest of the hat and it worked pretty well. If anyone wants to make their hat bigger this would be a good option. Thought I would share :)

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  27. HI I am new to using the magic ring. Do I complete all 7 steps of the directions for magic ring or do I stop at number 6. If I complete all 7 how many sc do I make into the round?
    Sorry may be a stupid question
    My email address is m-brantley@hotmail.com

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  28. hey thee, total newbie to the wold of crochetting, iv only ever done squares! can someone explain how to do a slip stitch? i think iv worked out all the other instructions from the diagrams. emails welcome at lolafordyce@hotmail.co.uk

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  29. When I went to print this off you cannot read the print on the paper

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  30. LOVE THESE! I am a beginner and still very confused but you're helping me get the hang of things!

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    1. Me too Whitney! I think she's doing a GREAT job!!!!!

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  31. I absolutely LOVE this Flower. I used it for a vintage hat I made for my niece! Thank you for the pattern!

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  32. i've still got issues with rnd 4 and I'm an experienced crocheter & knitter. However, I've never used a diagram so could you please make the instructions more clear? You say ch5, sc in 1st dc,*ch2, dc in ch-1 sp, ch2, sc in dc. If I'm reading this correctly, you're asking me to back track. What other dc do I work in since there's only 1 dc in each ch-4 space. Thanks for your help. I love your hats.

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  33. In Round 3, you make ch-1 spaces over the Round-2-scs. So, in Round 4 you are making petals, chaining 2 and anchoring the petals with a dc in the spaces over the Round 2 scs. Then in the dcs from Round 3 you make a sc. When I say to make a stitch in a space, you are not making it in a stitch. You are putting your hook through the hole.

    BTW, if you want, you can make ch-3 spaces instead of ch-2 spaces in the Round 4 rounds for the rest of the hat; it will be a little stretchier.

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  34. Hi Alli, I need instructions on how to make the "magic ring". Thanks

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  35. If you click on the words "magic ring," it sill take you to a great tutorial.

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  36. Alli, I adore your patterns! They are easy to do and read! My niece is as cute as a button! Thank you!

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  37. me gustaria hacerla pero no la entiendo muy bien y cuando pongo el traductor no sale muy buena traduccion lastima porque esta re bonita y tambien me hubiera gustaso hacerla porque voy hacer abuela por 6ta ves sera la procima un abrazo

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  38. thank u so much for this pattern>>it's really so cute and I tried it immediately after seeing it...and I just finished it :)

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  39. Some of you people are just plain out RUDE!!!! Alli is sharing this adorable pattern with us for FREE!!! If you're such an 'experienced' crocheter, figure it out yourself!!! THANKS SO MUCH Alli!!!! Your things are PRECIOUS!!! I am going to make one for my little niece!!

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  40. Hey Alli,

    Thanks so much for this pattern! I'm a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, and I've been crocheting baby items (including this one) with donated yarn for pregnant women living in a maternity house. They absolutely love this design! They also love the ear-flap design.

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  41. Hey Alli - Just started a blog (just for fun and to let my friends know what I am working on) and I have not included two links to your patterns. I love doing hats, they are so quick to work up and the make me feel like I have accomplised something. I have been crocheting for the last 36 years (since I was six you can do the math :)) Love your patterns and the fact that they are free, fantastic. THanks

    this is my blog, just started it yesterday so don't expect much http://thecraftybudgetgourmet.blogspot.com/

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    1. sorry I meant I have included two links.

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  42. Thank you for sharing but this pattern was very confusing.

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  43. Thank you for sharing this cute pattern. I also had to make modifications to the pattern because I found the directions confusing. The diagram did help a little with clearification. The hat turned out way too small for a newborn at 9.5 inches using Caron Simply Soft which works up losely. From experience the average newborn beanie should be around 12 inches. It is super cute so I might play with it to see if I can make it bigger. I appreciate your creativity and willingness to share!

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  44. Love this pattern. Am very much beginner and struggled at the beginning and had to try 3 or 4 times. Will make this again and use the correct size hook which should make it a little bigger. Struggled with the magic circle thingy but think I worked it out eventually. Thanks

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  45. Would anyone be willing to make a youtube video on how to make this hat? Let me know if you do. Thanks a bunch!

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  46. how many clusters in round 5? I got 10

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