Last week, I did a bit about the hat I whipped up for my Etsy store. I whipped up the pattern and thought I share the newborn size. If you’d like a printer friendly version with sizes NB-Toddler I’m offering a discounted version here
Use an “I” (5.5mm) hook
Round 1 8 hdc in a magic ring/double loop start
Round 2 2 hdc in each hdc around (16)
Round 3 *hdc in next st 2 hdc in next st* (24)
Round 4 *hdc in next 2 sts 2 hdc in next st* (32)
Round 5 *hdc in next 3 sts 2 hdc in next st* (40)
Round 6-14 hdc in each st around (40)
Switch to H hook
Round 15 hdc in each st around (40)
After round 15 sc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts
FO and weave in ends.
Heart Applique for NB
With I hook (5.5mm) and red yarn
Round 1 Starting with a magic ring double loop ch 3, make all of the folling sts inside the ring 3 trc, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 trc, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 trc, pull loops closed, ch 3 and sl st into the center of the heart.
Round 2 ch 3, sc in first trc and hdc in same st, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, sc in next 4 sts, sc, ch 2, sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, hdc and sc in same st, ch 3, sl st into 1st ch 3.
FO Leaving an 18″ tailfor sewing. Attach to hat.
With H hook (5.0mm) and white yarn
hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in the next 14 sts, 3hdc in last st, working on the backside of the ch hdc in the next 14 sts, 2 hdc in last st, sl st
FO and leave 18″ tail for sewing.
With black, embroider MOM and sew over heart onto hat.
I try to make my son wear hats all of the time. Slouch hats, caterpillar beanies, the hood of his dinosaur hoodie. He keeps nothing on. I suppose each of my kids has their own idiosyncrasies, I mean, my oldest only wears Star Wars…only…tees to the point where its easier just to spray him off in the tub than to bother with his laundry (this is of course, an exaggeration.) My husband bought him a pair of Star Wars slip ons the summer after “The Force Awakens” and we only just retired them because, of course, he out grew them and destroyed them yin the process. My other son doesn’t have a preference so much as a mercurial fashion sense. probably 30% of my laundry comes from his numerous daily costume changes. My daughter simply had to have “bootsies and sockies for her feetsies,” and much like my oldest, has a pair of sneakers in her closet that she wore twice before she outgrew them.
And then there’s the baby and hats…he won’t wear anything that matches, he won’t keep it on long enough for me to take a picture. Then, according to my husband, he started wearing this:
The resemblance is uncanny.
–Additional Image Credits “Dil Pickles All Grown Up”–©Nickelodeon 1998, borrowed from rugrats.wikia.com