Whip up this sweet gift in a flash with this free crochet pattern for the 30 Minute Crochet Baby Hat!
Design Story and Inspiration for This Crochet Hat Pattern
I had such fun creating all the teacher’s gifts this year using Lion Brand Scarfie yarn that I decided to make a baby scarfie hat out of my remaining yarn. This is a super quick project that you can whip up in less than an hour – and that includes the time it makes to create the pom-pom!
My oldest son has recently learned how to use my pom-pom maker and comes running whenever I tell him it’s time to make one. He easily created the one for this beanie as well as for Beth’s Hat and a couple of others that I haven’t had time to get posted yet. If you don’t have a pom-pom maker, you need one! I used to use cardboard for mine and this is so much easier.
Yarn Options for This Easy Crochet Project
The yarn I used for this pattern is Lion Brand Scarfie, which is a wonderful color changing yarn. It’s a bulky yarn/chunky yarn that is a category 5 on the Craft Yarn Council’s Yarn Weight System.
The only downside to this yarn is that it has quite a high wool content, so if you are at all concerned about wool allergies then choose a softer yarn such as cotton, acrylic, polyester or a blend without wool.
You can use any bulky weight yarn that gets gauge for this pattern, so feel free to use up that stash!
Be sure to check out the Scarfie Baby Booties that match this pattern!
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie, 1 skein Cream/Teal
Hook: L (8.0mm)
Notions: Yarn needle
Gauge: 12 sts and 7 rows = 4″ in dc
Finished Measurements: Approximately 16″ circumference and 6″ long
Notes: Join each round with a slip st unless otherwise noted.
Ch 3 at beginning of round counts as dc.
Ch 4 at beginning of round counts as dc, ch1.
Only turn if instructed to do so.
You can use the magic ring and a ch 3 for this pattern instead of chaining 4 and working into the last chain. If using the magic ring, create a ring, ch 3 and continue with round 1.
3-dc cluster: Yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through first 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same st, yo, draw up loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through first 2 loops only (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in same st, yo, draw up loop (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through first 2 loops only, yo, draw through remaining 4 loops on hook.
30 Minute Crochet Baby Hat Pattern
Round 1: 7 dc in 4th ch from hook – 8 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around – 16 sts.
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 24 sts.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc 2, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 32 sts.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc 3, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 40 sts.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc 4, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * – 48 sts.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, *skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1; repeat to end; turn.
Round 8: Slip st to next ch-1 sp, ch 4, *3-dc cluster in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * to last ch-1 space, 3-dc cluster in last ch-1 space, ch 1; turn.
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 space, ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from *.
Round 10: Repeat round 8.
Round 11: Repeat round 9.
Round 12: Repeat round 10.
Create pom-pom and attach to top. Weave in ends.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern for the 30 Minute Crochet Baby Hat.
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- Lion Brand Scarfie, 1 skein cream and teal
- US Size L (8.00mm) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Pom pom (optional)
- Begin with a ch 4 or magic ring with ch 3.
- Increase in rounds until 48 sts.
- Work in dc-cluster pattern for 6 rounds (2 rounds per cluster pattern).
- Fasten off, weave in ends and add pom pom if desired.