Sunday, February 5, 2012

Free Pattern: Lacy Shells Hat - Newborn


6 month size here.

This sweet, lacy hat pattern will require intermediate skill level.  I modified one of my favorite stitches - the close scallop stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible - creating increases for this feminine hat.

I made a stitch diagram for this pattern, to make it easier to "see," but, obviously, the diagram is meant to be used together with the pattern.  All the information in the pattern is not included in the diagram.

For a 3-month-old, add one more round at the bottom.  The hat has plenty of stretch if you don't crochet too tightly.

Check out Jenn's cute baby bird hat based off of this pattern.  She added earflaps, too!  SO cute!


Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn (pictured - I Love This Cotton)
Size 5mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in/sewing on flower

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

Space - Space between second and third dcs in any given 4 dc group



Instructions:
Round 1: Magic Ring.  Inside ring, ch 3, 3 dc, 2 sc, 4 dc, 2 sc.  Pull ring tight, join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2:  Ch 3, turn.  (3 dc, sc) in first sc.  4 dc in next sc.  2 sc in space.  (4 dc, sc) in first sc.  4 dc in second sc.  2 sc in space.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 3:  Ch 3, turn.  (3 dc, sc) in first sc.  4 dc in next sc.  2 sc in space.  4 dc in next sc.  Sc in space.  (4 dc, sc) in first sc.  4 dc in second sc.  2 sc in space.  4 dc in sc.  Sc space.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 4:  Ch 3, turn.  3 dc in first sc.  Sc in space.  (4 dc, sc) in first sc.  4 dc in second sc.  Sc in space.  *4 dc in next sc.  Sc in space.  Repeat from * one time.  (4 dc, sc) in first sc.  4 dc in second sc.  Sc in space.  4 dc in sc.  Sc in space.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Rounds 5 - 14:  Ch 3, turn.  3 dc in first sc.  Sc in space.  *4 dc in sc.  Sc in space.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
At the end of round 14, finish off, weave in ends.

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I sewed on the open version of the no-sew rose for embellishment.

©2012 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.

21 comments:

  1. That's lovely! Just in time for spring. :)

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  2. I love it! I hope this baby I'm having is a girl... because I love all of your patterns! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hello Alli!
    I like your new hat!
    Thank you for the stitch diagram! For me this is easier than desсription.
    Have a nice day!
    Olga ☼

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  4. Such a cute hat and the stitch diagram is fab.
    I've given you an award
    http://www.barpurple.net/2012/02/versatile-blogger.html

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  5. Hello Alli!
    I’m passing on to your blog “The Versatile Blogger” award if you wish it. Take a look here: http://olgasoleil.blogspot.com/2012/02/one-more-award.html
    Have a nice day!
    Olga ☼

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  6. So pretty. Your site is my absolute favorite for crochet patterns! I have made so many of your hats!

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  7. I made this for my little girl (due in June) and it turned out perfectly! This was also my first time using the Magic Ring and I loved it. What a great pattern! Thanks for posting these for free.

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  8. How can I make this for a one year old!

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  9. Anonymous, make the 6-month size pattern and add one more row of shells at the end. That fit my 20-month-old.

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  10. Which newborn hat is a good pne for a beginner to start with?

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  11. I need help. I dont understand what it means when it says " in space". I got stuck at that part

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  12. @Anonymous- I was confused by the "in space" part at first as well, but then I just started putting the sc on top of the third dc stitch, skipping over the first 2 dc and the last one! I hope that helps and makes sense! I also finished off this hat with 4 rows of single crochet stitches all around! :)

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  13. I was hoping you could help me. I would like to make this for a 7 year old girl. But I am not sure how to make it bigger for her. I can crochet like mad but patterns, well not my strong suit.

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  14. Hi - this is a cute pattern and I'm gonna try it, but like Anonymous above, I'm confused when you say "in space." The diagram seems to indicate that they are put into SC spaces, but I can't get my work to line up with your diagram, so I'm gonna wing it :) I guess that makes it my pattern then, right? haha!

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  15. From pattern:
    Space - Space between second and third dcs in any given 4 dc group

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  16. Hi! I am not understand, is it scheme for a half of hat or for a hole hat?

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  17. The stitch diagram is not meant to be taken by itself. It is a guide to understand the written pattern, which is written for the whole hat. If the stitch diagram is easier for you to understand, you can just repeat the pattern of the last row (clusters in scs, scs in center of clusters) until Round 14.

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  18. Thank you Alli.. I have a newborn must make gift for and this pattern is perfect! Yhank you so much for sharing!
    Joan

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  19. I just love this pattern so much!! Thanks for sharing!! How would you ammend it for 2T/3T/4T? I've "winged" it a few times for a bigger size and they came out fine, but a pattern to follow would be awesome;) hint hint:) haha!

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  20. This is beautiful! I made it for a friend's baby and she loved it!

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