Baby Gingerbread Hat Crochet Pattern

Since I can remember, every year it's been our tradition to bake dozens and dozens of gingerbread cookies for our friends. Then once they were baked we'd put on some music, and spend hours decorating them as Christmas trees, stars and angels.

There was only one small problem. You see, as much as I loved decorating and baking them, I was not a big fan of gingerbread. So every year we usually ended up baking a small batch of shortbread cookies for myself and any other picky eaters.
What's one of your favourite Christmas traditions? Let me know in the comments below!

 

What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
4.50mm Crochet Hook
50g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Patons Fab Big
15g DK Yarn {8ply}
2x Buttons {0.8 inches x 0.8inches}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 15 inches, 38cm. Hat Height 6 inches, 15cm}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Honey - Super Bulky Yarn
Christmas Red - DK Yarn
Snow White - DK Yarn


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

~ Hat ~

Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and honey yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 20 double crochets now.
Round 3 - 6~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 7~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Then taking you tapestry needle, sew both of your buttons to the front of your hat. The buttons will be the eyes.


~ Cheeks & Smile ~

Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and christmas red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1, then crochet a Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 20 single crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
You'll want to create 2 cheeks.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the cheeks to the front of the hat below the eyes, making sure to space them out evenly.
Then using some christmas red yarn, stitch a smile from cheek to cheek to create a smile.


~ Bow ~

Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK snow white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 13 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. * Skip 1 chain stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next chain. Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last chain stitch.
Row 2 - 23~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. * Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last stitch.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK christmas red 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 bow. {Note: When you reach the corners, crochet 1 single crochet in that stitch. Chain 1, then crochet 1 single crochet into the same stitch again to create a nice corner.} Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends. 

Knot
Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK christmas red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 5 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Skip 1 chain stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next chain. Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last chain stitch.
Row 2 - 12~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last stitch.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Now wrap the knot strip around the center of the bow. Taking your tapestry needle, join the ends of the knot strip together.
Take your tapestry needle and sew your bow onto your hat, off-center towards the top.




Hope you all enjoyed this Christmas-y 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,




5 comments:

  1. This is just precious! Any thoughts about how I would make it a tad larger. Granddaughter is already pushing 6 months but cold weather is just arriving here in Texas.

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    1. To make it slightly larger, change round 3 to - Chain 2, Double Crochet into same stitch. *1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. 2 Double Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. you should have 30 stitches now.
      Then Round 4 - 8~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
      Then Round 9, Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
      Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

      Hope this helps!

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    2. Hiya, I have no idea if my tension is all wrong or what, but when I tried making this for 6-9 months how you've recommended, it ended up fitting my 18 month old :/
      Do you have any other tips?

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  2. Hi! I think this hat is really adorable! I didn't make the hat though, just the bow, since there isn't a baby girl I know to make it for. I have a question. I wasn't sure if one of the sentences had a typo or not. It's this one: "Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK christmas red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle." Is it supposed to be that you attach the yarn to the bow?

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