Newborn Apple Hat Crochet Pattern

Whenever I see an apple I can't help but think of the young Isaac Newton who spotted a falling apple, and wasn't content just living in ignorance as to why it fell, but was curious and wanted answers.
I think it's such a constant and wonderful reminder how it is physically impossible for us to know everything, so we should never shy away from learning no matter what our age!



What You'll Need
7.00mm Crochet Hook
5.00mm Crochet Hook
60g Red Bulky Yarn {12ply} 
10g DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

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}
Ruby Red - 12ply
Chocolate Brown - 8ply
Moss Green - 8ply



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 ruby red 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.


~ Stem & Leaves ~

Stem
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and chocolate brown DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 4 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 5 single crochets now.
Round 2 - 6~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the stem onto the top of the hat, right in the middle.

Leaves
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and moss green DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 9 Chains.
Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. Chain 2. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the first stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last stitch. Chain 2, then Slip Stitch into the ninth chain you made at the start of the leaf.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the leaf to the top of the hat, next to the stem.


Hope you all enjoyed this fruity 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. Help! I would like to make your fingerless mittens. . . .When making the cuff, on row 1: Then take your crochet hook and push it into the second chain from your hook. Now Single Crochet until the end of the row. I am not sure what to do!!!!! shirly58@roadrunner.com

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  2. Hello. This a really cute hat but had question about pattern. Pattern says to make 3 leaves but picture only shows one. Do you have image showing 3 leaves? Just trying to figure if 3 needed and how placement would be. Thank you

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    1. Hello!
      My original plan was to add 3 leaves, but I liked just adding 1 leaf more. Unfortunately I forgot to update the post, whoopsy!
      Thank you so much for pointing it out to me, I've gone ahead and edited the post :)
      Have a lovely day,
      Olivia

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  3. MINNIE MOUSE INSPIRED HT

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  4. hi, i love this pattern, and would love to make one for me daughter, 2.5 years old. about 46-48 cm circumference. with how many chains would i start off? i am not an experienced crocheter and still have trouble adjusting patterns for different sizes. any help appreciated, thanks. michaela

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