Friday, 29 June 2012

Topknot stripes baby hat


Hello there!

Here's a new pattern for you - a cute baby hat with a knot in the top. It exists in two sizes - 0-3 months and 3-6 months, and in two different categories of yarn, dk and worsted.

Here's the pattern in the first size and in dk yarn, instructions for alternative size and yarn can be found at the end of the pattern.


You will need:

  • Small amount of yarn in two colours. I used Rowan by Amy Butler belle organic dk (cotton/wool)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 4 mm crochet hook

This pattern uses US crochet terms hdc and dc. In English terms these are half treble and treble.

Gauge for dk:  4 dc and 2.5 rows per inch with 4 mm hook
4 dc and 3 rows per 3cm with 4 mm hook.

The hat is crocheted from the top down.

You'll need to know how to make a magic circle (see this video)

Do not cut off the yarn between rows but leave the yarn in the INSIDE of the hat and pick up the new colour for each alternate row. 

How to change colour:
Finish off each row with a slip stitch. Then pull through a loop of the other colour (B), and pull the thread of colour A to tighten it and make it (practically) invisible below colour B. Work three ch at the beginning of the new row with colour B, and continue crocheting around. 

You will work the odd rows in colour A and the even rows in colour B

Row 1 - With Colour A and 3.5 mm hook make a magic circle and work 8 hdc into it. Join with ss to the first stitch.

Row 2 - Join Colour B, work 3 ch, 1 dc in base of the 3 ch, then 1 dc in each st around. (9 sts)

Row 3 - Join Colour A, work 3 ch, then 1 dc in each st around. (9 sts)

Rows 4-19 - Continue in pattern

Row 20 - 3 ch, [2dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts] to end (13 sts)

Row 21 - 3 ch,  [2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts] to end (15 sts)

Row 22 - 3 ch, [2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts] to end (20 sts)

Row 23 -  same as row 22 (27 sts)

Row 24 - 3ch, [2dc in next st, 1 dc in next st] to end (40 sts)

Row 25 - change to 4mm hook and work 1 dc in each st around (40 sts)

Row 26 - 3ch, [2dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts] to end (47 sts)

Row 27 - 3ch, [2dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts] to end (1 dc in last 3 sts) (53 sts)

Row 28 - 3ch, [2dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts] to end (1 dc in last 4 sts) (61 sts)

Rows 29-32 - 1 dc in each st around

Row 33 - 1 hdc in each st around, fasten off.

Now fasten a loose knot in the top of your hat and you're done!

Using worsted weight yarn:


Gauge for worsted: 4 dc and 2 rows per inch with 4 mm hook
5 dc and 2.5 rows per 3 cm with 4mm hook



To make the 0-3 months size, follow the pattern down to row 26. Then from row 27 onwards, do not do any more shaping. Work 6 rows in straight dc, then finish with a row of hdc.

To make 3-6 months size, follow the pattern down to row 32. Then work two more rows in straight dc, and finish with a row of hdc.


I hope you enjoy making these little hats. If you have any questions or comments, please tell me and I promise to respond.

As usual, please do not sell this pattern. Do not post this pattern to any website, but link directly to my blog. No file sharing of this pattern.

6 comments:

  1. This would be perfect for the Click for Babies campaign! www.clickforbabies.org Would you mind if I made some of these cuties and donated them to the charity? Thank you for posting the pattern for this sweet little hat!

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  2. Hi Jean, Please feel free to make as many of these hats as you like. It would look cute in purple!

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  3. Hi,
    I found your pattern and fell in love with it right away!! I went home and made one last night w an bright purple and teal yarns that have a glitter strand in them! It turned out perfect except my top knot has a super super long tail for some reason, but it just makes it look that much cuter having a 6 inch tail out the top of the knot.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Rachel and Sofia (15 weeks old and owner of a new adorable hat)

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    1. Sofia's hat sounds lovely! Would you like to share a photo of it on our flickr group?
      Not sure why the tail was so long, but I'm sure it's super cute :)

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  4. wow,Really looks pretty !!
    I'm going to make this one.Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.
    :)

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  5. If I wanted this for an 18 month old. How many more rounds past round 32 do you think I should go?

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