Sunday, May 8, 2011

Free Pattern: Deeply Textured Hat - Newborn


Premie size here.
3-month size here.
6-month size here.
9-12-month size here.
Toddler size here.

This hat is a modification from the adult-sized deeply textured hat from The Laughing Willow.  I made the adult hat for myself and for my sister, and I love the texture!  I changed (and clarified a bit) her pattern, to make this cushy, toasty hat for a newborn.

Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Cotton)
Size 4.25mm hook

Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Fptc - front post treble crochet (or front post triple crochet)

(ch-3 does not count as dc)
Round 1: Magic Ring.  Inside ring, ch 3, 10 dc.  Pull ring tight to close, 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 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (40 dc)
Round 5:  Ch 3.  *Fptc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (20 fptc, 20 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 3.  *Dc in fptc, Fptc in dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (20 fptc, 20 dc)
Round 7:  Ch 3.  *Fptc in dc, Dc in fptc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (20 fptc, 20 dc)
Rounds 8-10:  Repeat rounds 6 and 7.
Opt. Round 11:  Crab stitch loosely around.  Finish off, weave in ends. (As you can see, I did not do this on the cream girl hat, but I did do this on the brown and green boy hat.)

As you can see, the seam up the back is visible, but not noticeable.

The flower is the open version of my no-sew rose, pattern here.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  This is a pattern modification, so I do not claim sole rights to this pattern.  You do have permission from The Laughing Willow and myself to sell items you make from this hat, but if you sell them online, please link to this pattern.  You may not sell this pattern or claim it as your own.   You may publish or post a link to this pattern, but you may not publish or post this pattern in whole or in part.


  1. Hi there Alli! I just looked at your pics. Nicely done! I was wondering, though, why your seam is so visible so I went back to the original pattern and I see why now. At the end of each round, after joining to the top of the ch 3, I should have added sl st to the next st. I am going to fix the pattern now. That way there will not be any seam.

  2. Hi Alli, I made this using two strands of ww yarn together and a large hook and it fit my one year old perfectly! Her name is Ali also. Thanks for the pattern. - Alex

  3. Hi Alli, I was wondering if you could post the adult pattern for this hat?? It is too cute, and I have 4 sisters that would love it!! Thanks!

  4. If you look at the top of the post, there is a link to the post by The Laughing Willow, which is the adult size. Or just keep increasing, one less time each round (2 dc around, 2 dc 1 dc around, 2 dc 2 dc around, 2 dc 3 dc around, etc) until it's almost big enough to cover the whole crown of the head, then start with the textured stitch pattern down.

  5. Hi Alli, thank you so much for sharing your patterns, I am a beginner and I am 31 weeks expecting my third baby girl, I just finished this hat and is so beautiful I can believe I made it!!!!! so that encourage me to make more for my 2 other girls, thank you again

  6. LOVE this hat.....wanted to make it for a new grandbaby but a boy was delivered and I made him the one with the ear flaps. Now I'd like to make this one for a 2 1/2 y.o. granddaughter. How do you adjust for that? She is small for her age....she and her mom will love the rose attached!
    Thanks so much,
    D. Hale

  7. D. Hale,
    Add increases on the top dcs, then when you have increased enough, use the stitch pattern on the sides. The instructions for adding increases are at the top of the blog, the link called "size information."
    All the best,

  8. Hi Alli, I love your patterns and have made 5 hats from your blog. A question about the magic ring - am I pulling it too tight if it makes a peak at the top? I have had the same issue with all of the hats I have made. I looks like a bottle nipple sticking up a the top of the hat lol. Any hints to prevent this?

  9. I commented above and I solved the nipple top problem! I actually had to pull it tighter and that fixed it :)

  10. I'm so glad, because I had no idea! Thanks for following up, so we will all know if someone else has the same problem. :)

  11. I absolutely LOVE this hat!! I stopped the fptc/dc short and added 5 rows of single crochet to the bottom and it looks so adorable! I wish i could post a picture :)

  12. Alli, I was wondering if your hat made with the I Love This Cotton yarn shrank at all when washed? I am always hesitant to crochet anything that will be worn out of cotton.
    Thanks for the info.

  13. I have not washed any of the hats I've made with the cotton, but I have washed a washcloth I made, and it did shrink a bit. If you are nervous about shrinkage, you can make the next size up and it will be sure to fit the kid eventually. :)

  14. I am making this hat now for a friend who is having her baby any day now. Soooo excited! I love all your crafts.

  15. Just found your blog today. After several years, FINALLY someone I know is having a girl! I can't wait to try all of the lovely patterns you've created. :)

  16. Baby number 4 is due in two months and we won't find out what we're having until he or she is out and crying! I'm tired of green and yellow everything, so I'm just making a whole bunch of girl stuff AND a whole bunch of boy stuff. I've got this hat on my list for tonight and I've got the butterfly hat on my list for another day. Beautiful patterns - can't wait to see what it looks like with the yarn I've chosen!

  17. Beautiful pattern! Thanks

  18. Going to give this one a try for my daughter, thank you!

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