THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED BY KATHRYN OF ST. CLEMENT’S DAUGHTER, EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STITCHIN’ MOMMY
This quick and easy baby hat has a natural flounce! The petal-shaped brim and soft floral colors make it perfect for being outside in the springtime. It’s a great last-minute gift project for mother and new baby. It should fit a child up to about six months old.
Flower Petal Baby Cap
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- Crochet hook size G-6 (4 mm)
- Sport or baby weight yarn (Fine 2) (Such as Bernat Softee Baby: The yarn in the photo is Bernat 31306 Baby Baby.)
- Yarn needle to weave in ends
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
lp – loop
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch, stitches
tr – treble crochet
9 dc and 6 rows = 2 inches (Precise gauge is not essential.)
5 3/4 in. from crown to tip of edging; approx. 15-in. circumference at brim when not stretched
- The size of the cap can be adjusted slightly by using a larger or smaller hook or by changing your gauge. For variations, or when you don’t know if the baby is a boy or a girl, try other variegated or self-striping multicolored yarns.
Ch 3, sl st to close lp (make a ring), leaving a 4-in. tail.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), 11 dc into ring, sl st in top ch to close, pull the yarn tail tightly to close the first row (12 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in next st and in each st around, dc in last st, sl st in top ch to close (24 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st to close (36 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each of next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st to close (48 dc)
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each of next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around, sk last st, sl st to close (60 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, dc in each st around, skip last st, sl st to close (60 dc)
Rows 7-13: Rep row 6
Row 14: Ch 1, *sc in next stitch, ch 1, sk next st, 5 tr in next st, ch 1, sk next st; repeat from * around.
Fasten off with sl st at the beginning of the last round. Turn inside-out to weave in ends; turn right-side out.
|I have been crocheting since I was a child and especially enjoy making blankets and clothing for babies and children. I look for unusual, eye-catching patterns that would make stunning gifts. My Etsy shop, St. Clement’s Island, is named for a tiny island off the coast of Maryland, where the original English settlers of Mary’s Land (my ancestors) first set foot in the New World. My shop features beautiful, comfortable, and unusual items for babies and children. In choosing and designing patterns, I look to create excellent gifts for welcoming babies home, into their own ‘new worlds.’ Find out more about Kathryn from her Pinterest and Ravelry pages.|