Newborn Aviator Hat Crochet Pattern

You know when you remember something silly (or embarrassing) you used to do as a child, and just cringe inwardly? Well, for some unknown reason I'm about to share one of my "special" memories.

As a little kid, I had a pretty big imagination. Whenever my mum would take my older brother and I to the park, I'd immediately charge straight towards the swings. You see, with every swing I took, I believed in the possibility that if I just had happy thoughts I'd fly far far away. Little did I realize that I needed fairy dust to accomplish that dream.

Non the less, to achieve my happy thoughts I'd sing at the top of my lungs, louder and louder as the swing went higher and higher. Now here comes the best part. I would repeat the same song over an over, and do you know what the name of that song was?... "I Believe I Can Fly!"... -Hangs head in cheesy shame-. 
I didn't even know all the words, but when that chorus came around I'd belt it out with all my heart, "I BELIEVE I CAN FLY!"... Of course I had many admirers of my musical talents. I can't begin count the number of times old ladies sitting nearby on a bench knitting would smile at me, or a mum pushing a pram past would chuckle.

As much as I'm embarrassed of this story, it does bring back many fond memories, and never ceases to remind me that it's always important to dream big!

 
What You'll Need
7.00mm Crochet Hook
60g Bulky Yarn {12ply}
2x Buttons {1 inch x 1 inch}
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors
Sewing Needle
Thread

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
Periwinkle Blue
Tan


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}


~ Hat ~

Round 1~ Taking your 7.00mm crochet hook and periwinkle blue yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5 - 11~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

~ Ear Flaps ~

Left Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your periwinkle blue yarn to the 5th stitch of Round 11.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 8 stitches.
Row 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 6 stitches.
Row 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your periwinkle blue yarn to the 20th stitch of Round 11.
Right across from where the left ear-flap is.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 8 stitches.
Row 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 6 stitches.
Row 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Border ~

Taking your 7.00mm crochet hook and tan yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your hat. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Aviator Flap ~

Start of by attaching your tan yarn to the first stitch in the front gap between the earflaps.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 10 stitches.
Row 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the last stitch. You should have 12 half double crochets now.
Row 3 - 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch across.
Row 6~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch across.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Now, fold the aviator flap upwards and onto the hat.
Taking your sewing needle and thread, sew the flap onto the hat, and sew 1 button into each top corner of the aviator flap, making sure to evenly space them out.


Hope you all enjoyed this little newborn pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting,




7 comments:

  1. Hi Olivia! I'm Niki and I'm from Greece. I found you from Pinterest and I' very glad about it! Your blog is very cute with a lot of good ideas such as this hat! You really inspire me! Hope to see you again!

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  2. What an adorable baby hat! Many, many thanks for posting this! :)

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  3. Loved these Hats, I'm making them for my newest grand child. Thanks for the post.

    jordangang

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  4. I have a baby shower coming up later this summer, for a boy baby. This pattern would give me the perfect gift. Thanks!

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  5. How would I enlarge this pattern for a toddler? Thanks, Patti Cake

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    1. Hello!
      On round 5 crochet a 2 HDC's in one stitch in every 4th stitch. On round 6 crochet 2 HDC's in one stitch every 5th stitch etc. You want to keep increasing till your circle's diameter is 7 inches. Then you'll just crochet HDC's till you reach your desired length.
      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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    2. Hi Olivia. I too love creativity. I was a shy child who loved to write. As an adult, I love to take pictures and would like to begin writing again. But, right now I have three small children. My oldest, also named Olivia, has a severe congenital heart defect and has spent a lot of time in the hospital too. When I read your story I saw we had many similarities and wanted to say hello. I love your patterns. I only wish I could crochet and knit. God bless.

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