Sunday, June 26, 2011

Free Pattern: Butterfly Hat - Newborn


Find 6-month size here.
Find 3-month size here.
Find the premie size here.

A sweet, girlie hat for a newborn.  It would be great for spring.  (Baby doll pictured has a head circumference of 14") 




Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Cotton)
Size 5mm (H/8) hook

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

Instructions:
(ch-3 does not count as dc)
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3. 10 dc inside of ring.  Pull ring tight.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3.  2 dc in each dc around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dcs.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (40 dc)
Rounds 5-6: Ch 3.  Dc in each dc around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (40 dc)
Rounds 7-9: Ch 3.  Dc in first 10 dc.  Ch 9.  Skip 9 dc, dc in the 10th.  Dc in each remaining dc around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 10: Ch 3.  Dc in first 10 dc.  Ch 4.  Sc around all chs into 5th skipped dc on Round 6 (see photos below).



Ch 4.  Skip 4 dcs, dc in each remaining dc around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  Finish off, weave in ends.

©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.

35 comments:

  1. This hat is so cute! I'm going to make it for my new baby who should be here any day now. What weight of yarn did you use for it?

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  2. Really love the way that bow is worked into the design! So adorable!

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  3. Sorry, Erin, I forgot to add the details! I updated the pattern.

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  4. Hey Alli, I'm a nurse in a NICU and have recently started making hats from your pretty patterns to donate to the unit. I know your cluster hat pattern has a preemie option, but are there easy ways to adapt the other hats for our little preemies (including this pattern)?

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  5. Stephanie, I will add the premie sizes to the sizes I want to add to my existing patterns! But an easy way to adjust the size smaller is to increase less. So, for example, in round 4 of this pattern, instead of (2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc) you could (2 dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc), which would make a much smaller hat. Here is a good resource for adjusting sizes: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html

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  6. I love this hat! What is a Magic Ring?

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  7. It's a technique to start work in the round without leaving a hole. I added the link to the tutorial! Sorry about that!

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  8. Okay, so now I know about the Magic Ring, but my hats are looking more like berets than caps. Anyone know care to venture a guess why? Thanks.

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  9. how to make it for a bigger baby? I have a 4 month old.thank you.

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  10. you can increase more for a bigger baby, and add rows (such as in row4 only more crochets between 2 double crochets,) thats how I did it for my 4yr old!!!

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  11. Thank you for this pattern!! My daughter sent me a picture of a hat like this and I managed to make one from the pic, but soooo glad to actually have a pattern to refer too!

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  12. Hi good one.. thnx for the pattern

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  13. Hi I love it, thanks so much.

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  14. So simple, quick and cute! I was thinking while I made it...This is nice. There's no flowers or body parts to make and attach! Thanks for sharing!

    KJ Huntington WV

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  15. I want to thank you for sharing your amazing patterns u r amazing. And I really appreciate your work.

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  16. I just made this and LOVE it! Thanks for another CUTE pattern :)

    Hannah
    handiworkbyhannah.blogspot.com

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  17. Was wondering if u have to turn after u chain?

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  18. @ Anonymous, nope. If you turn, it will not be as smooth.

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  19. I absolutely LOVE this! I was wondering if you had an easy way to make this big enough for an adult? I need a nice warm hat that isn't too casual and this fits the bill!!!

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  20. This one would be super easy to adjust to an adult head. Check out the "Size information and increasing sizes" tab at the top of the blog.

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  21. Can you explain the manic ring part? Do we chain 3 then make magic ring then ten dc inside? Thanks

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  22. Click on the words "magic ring" and the blog post will explain how to use the magic ring technique. You make all the stitches for the first round inside the ring, then join after you pull it tight. If you'd rather, you can ch 2 and join, then make the 3 chs and 10 dcs inside that ring.

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  23. This is the cutest little beanie...my grand-daughter looks fabulous in her hat. Thanks for the pattern, it was a very easy pattern follow, very concise instructions. Again, thank you.

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  24. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns. I have five grandons and no grandaughters. Getting ready in four weeks to have a great niece. Love the girly patterns.

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  25. I absolutely love your patterns! They are the easiest to read and always come out looking perfect. Thanks for making great patterns free and accessible for all of us crochet addicts!

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  26. Love your site. I am learning to crochet again and learning to read patterns. My grandma thought me how but not to read the patterns. I have fibromyalgia and I find that the crocheting is a good outlet for me. I have even sold a few baby cocoons.

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  27. Hi, I absolutely love this pattern it was so easy to make and came out fabulous!
    I hope you don't mind I posted a picture of the one I made on my blog with a link to your blog.
    I love all your patterns.
    Thank you!
    http://thissouthernmomma.blogspot.com/

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  28. Made mine with a blingy button in the center of butterfly. Thanks for the pattern, it was easy to follow & cute as can be.

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. I've been crocheting for just over a year, and I'm "HOOKED". Thanks again. Dawn, Maryville TN

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  30. I'm so excited to attempt this for my first baby! I'm great at crocheting scarves (they're straight!), and think I understand the concept of the Magic Ring. Just a little confused about terminology. When you say "ch 3. 10 dc inside of ring", does that mean make the Magic Ring according to June's instructions (the link) as so: Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring, then add your stitches? Or are we to replace the 6 sc with your ch 3, 10 dc? This is probably obvious to experienced crocheters! The phrase "inside the ring" is throwing me off/making me overthink it :)

    Thanks so much!!!

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  31. i really really loved it and i am gonna try this.. thanks alot for being a good teacher and become helpful towards me!! Love u tooooooooooooooo much :)
    - Marrie ♥♥

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  32. I am better visually plus I'm a beginner. Any chance you've done any YouTube videos? Love this hat.

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  33. LOVE this pattern! So simple to follow. Just gorgeous!!

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  34. I absolutely love this pattern too, I love how the 3 ch at the beginning of each round has made such a lovely straight line, not really that noticeable at all. I hate it in hat patterns where all you can see is this swirly line thru the hat and it just makes it look terrible. I have made quite a few of your hats, this particular one is the first time I have made it and it turned out divine, thanks for sharing such great patterns :)

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