Sunday, October 21, 2012

Free Pattern: Tulip Stitch Hat - Newborn

Isn't this hat lovely?  This hat has such a sweet, girly texture.  I learned this stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible. (It's called the Paris stitch in the book.)  Gorgeous bow by Bella Designs

Sport weight yarn (I used Bernat Snuggly)
4.25mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in

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

Four double crochet rounds are pictured, but the hat in the photo was a bit pointy on the top when I put it on the baby doll.  So I changed the instructions to reflect a 3-round increase (you may recognize it from the bobble hat).  I will include what I did for the pictured hat in the comments.

Round 1:  Magic Ring, ch 3, 15 dc. Pull ring tight, join to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in each dc around, join to top ch of ch 3. (30)
Round 3: Ch 3. 2 dc first dc, dc next 2 dc, repeat around, join to top ch of ch 3. (40)
Round 4: Ch 3. In next dc, [dc, ch 2, sc].  *Skip 2 dc.  In next dc [2 dc, ch 2, sc].  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to the side rib of the middle chain in the ch-3 space.
Round 5: Ch 3.  Turn.  In next ch-2 sp, [dc, ch 2, sc].  In each ch-2 sp around [2 dc, ch 2, sc].  Join with a sl st to the side rib of the middle chain in the ch-3 space.
Rounds 6-15: Repeat round 5.  Finish off, weave in ends.

©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.


  1. The instructions for the pictured hat (which turned out pointier) differ from the written instructions as follows:
    Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3, 15 dc. Pull ring tight to close, join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
    Round 2: 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat around. (23 dc)
    Round 3: 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat around. (29 dc)
    Round 4: 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat around. (37 dc)
    (The first tulip stitch row had 2 left over, so instead of skipping 2 st, in the last tulip stitch I only skipped 1)

  2. Ali, I love your work and your generosity in offering your free patterns! Generosity begets love of any art. I've been knitting and crocheting for close to 50 years now. I do sincerely thank you!

  3. I made the hat again and figured out a better way to join. I updated the pattern. The seam will still be visible, but it should be only about as visible as a seam in a double crochet hat.

  4. Just made this hat for the first time for a friend's new granddaughter. It's adorable. I'll be adding to my stash of go to patterns.

  5. This is gorgeous! I am making as many newborn hats on your site as my amount of yarn will allow and will be donating them to my hospital. Six down, many more to go. I look forward to crocheting this one! Thanks!

  6. So, oops, this is actually the Paris stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible. Oh well. I made a note of it in the pattern.

  7. I made this the other night & I love it! Any chance you could provide a larger pattern or advise on how to make it larger? Thanks!

    1. You can copy and paste the pattern into your word processor (eg microsoft word). If you don't have a word processor, download Open Office from the internet for free. It has a word processor you can use.

  8. I have made several of your hats and love how they turn out every time! I am so excited to try this pattern next! Thanks!

  9. So cute! And the directions were so easy to follow! :-)

  10. Replies
    1. The flower was on an alligator clip, so I just clipped it through a space.

  11. Hello! I just wanted to thank you for sharing these patterns for free. I have a baby girl on the way, due any day now, and I'm sure this little hat will look so sweet on her when she gets here. :)

  12. Just found you from Lacy Crochet's blog. Your patterns are lovely! I am now following! ~Terri

  13. Thank you so much for the free patterns! I am so excited to make this for our lil girl due any day now.

  14. Hi thank you so much for this pattern it's lovely! I want to make matching hats for my newborn and 18month old, could you possibly tell me how to increase the pattern please? Thank you

    1. This might be helpful for you.

  15. thank you for this pattern. I was wondering after completing the first row of tulips stitches how many should there be? I am getting 13 and want to make sure this is correct. thank you for your help

  16. Any chance on instructions on how to make larger.


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