I was packing my baby boy to-be’s diaper bag this weekend and realized…
I didn’t have a newborn hat to match his “coming home from the hospital” outfit – oops!
So I’ve named this hat after my son, Parker, being that it was made with just him in mind!
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I could go out and buy one, but being that the closest store with baby clothes for sale is 20 minutes from my home and I am unlikely to find anything I like anyway – why wouldn’t I just make one??
That’s right – there is NO reason why not!
That one is the perfect go-to but is very basic.
Also, I’d been holding onto this half a skein of grey marble Vanna’s Choice yarn I had left over from another project for the longest time and it finally got used – so yay for stash busting!
Being that I just whipped this little guy up quick, fast, and in a hurry, I don’t have a video tutorial for you all.
Leave me a comment below if you’d like to see this on tape!
(Kids: “on tape” is how us old fuddy-duddies refer to something being filmed. Because it wasn’t always digital. It was on rolls of tape. Oh, nevermind.)
Here’s the handy video tutorial too!
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-Worsted weight yarn (I used about half a skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in grey marble)
-Size H crochet hook
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Begin with a magic ring, Ch 2, 11 Dc in magic ring, sl st to join, Ch 2 (11)
Round 2: 2 Dc in each st around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (22)
Round 3: *2 Dc in first st, Dc in next st*, repeat from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (33)
Round 4: *2 Dc in first st, Dc in next 2 sts*, repeat from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (44)
Rounds 5-8: Dc in each st around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (44)
Round 9: *Fpdc in first st, Dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (44)
That’s it ya’ll!
You can always add a button or other embellishment to give this hat even more detail, but I love it just how it is – nice and simple!
This would also be a great project to donate to hospital maternity wards – it works up quick and you could get many done in an evening!
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