Little Boy Blue, Free Hat Pattern

Little Boy Blue


As promised here is my first free pattern. This pattern was made as a newborn hat using Lion Brands Feels Like Butta Yarn which is so soft and easy to work with I just couldn't resist making a baby hat with it. It produces a perfect lightweight beanie keeping your tiny ones snug but not too hot!

You can also purchase an Ad free PDF version over on my Ravelry page.

Without further ado, onto the pattern.





 Supplies
Yarn: Lion brand Feels Like Butta Colour A: Dusty Blue, Colour B: Pale Grey or any comparable Medium (4) weight yarn.
Hook: 5mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors, small amount of fiber fill or preferred stuffing.



Abbreviations
Ch. Chain
Dc. Double crochet
Hdc. Half Double crochet
Sc. Single crochet
St. Stitch

Sizes

newborn, 3-6months, 6-12months, toddler (1-4), child(4-10), teen

Special Instructions
1       I like to use this technique to prevent gaps in the join line of beanies. Every row will be worked with its first stitch in the same space as the turning chain.
     In Rows 13 and 14 all Dc will be in Colour A and all puff stitches will be Colour B.

Set up
Row 1: Starting with the magic circle technique, Ch2 Hdc 12 sts joining in the first HDC to work in the round. (12sts).
Row 2: Ch2, 2hdc in each st around. Join in first st. (24sts)
Row 3: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in following st*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in first st. (36sts)
Row 4: Ch2, hdc in each st around. Join. (36sts).
Row 5: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 2sts*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in first st. (48sts).

Stop increasing here for new born size.

Row 6: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 3sts*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in the first st (60sts).
Row 7: Ch2, hdc in each st around. Join (60sts).

Stop increasing here for 3-6month and 6-12month size

Row 8: Ch2, *2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 4sts*. Repeat from * until final st. Join in first st (72sts).

Stop increasing here for toddler/ child size (1-10 yrs).

Row 9: Ch2, hdc in each st around. Join (72sts).

Stop increasing here for Teen size.

Hat length section

Row 1: Ch2, hdc around (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).
Row 2: Ch2, dc around (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).

Repeat rows 1-2 until length of hat measures (3, 3.25, 4.25, 4.75, 5.25, 5.75)

Puff pattern

Row-1: Ch2, dc in same space as ch, Join colour B do not cut colour A as we will be alternating between the two yarns. *Puff stitch in next space. dc in the next st*. Repeat * until last stitch. Join (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).
Row 2: Ch2, Puff st in same space, dc in next st*. Repeat until last st. Join (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).
Row 3: Ch2, hdc around. Join in last stitch. DO NOT BREAK YARN. (48sts, 60sts, 60sts, 72sts, 72sts, 72sts).



Start Earflap 1
Row 1: Continue in the last join. Ch2 hdc for 8 sts. Turn (8sts, 8sts, 8sts, 12sts, 12sts, 12sts).
Row 2: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn (6sts, 6sts, 6sts, 8sts, 8sts, 8sts).
Row 3: Ch2, hdc across. Turn (6sts, 6sts, 6sts, 8sts, 8sts, 8sts).
Row 4: Ch2, hdc2tog, hdc till last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Turn (4sts, 4sts, 4sts, 6sts, 6sts, 6sts).
Row 5:Ch2, hdc across. Turn (4sts, 4sts, 4sts, 6sts, 6sts, 6sts).
Row 6: Ch2, hdc2tog, twice. (2sts, 2sts, 2sts, 4sts, 4sts, 4sts). Bind off.
Start earflap 2
To find the placement for your second earflap fold the hat in half, you will want to line it up so there are less sts in the back of the head than the front. Join colour A on the RS of your work and work rows 1-6 as in earflap 1.
Cast off and sew in all ends. Finally to add that finishing touch Join colour B and SC around the entire edge of the hat and earflaps. Break yarn and sew in ends.


For advice on exact hat sizing here is the sizing chart I love to use for all my hats.

When you have finished your hat don't forget to share on Instagram with #bearrye , create a project on ravelry or tag me @bearrye on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest. If you have any questions on the pattern please don't hesitate to ask.



Little Boy Blue, Free Hat Pattern Little Boy Blue, Free Hat Pattern Reviewed by Claire Rye-Koswener on March 22, 2019 Rating: 5

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