The beginner baby project you’ve been looking for – my Crochet Parker Baby Hat – a free pattern here on the blog!
Read through my inspiration, design process, and lots of info on the perfect yarn I chose, or scroll on down for the free pattern.
The Inspiration + Design
When I was pregnant with my son Parker, I wanted to make a cute newborn set for him! I had trouble finding a boyish set that I loved so I set out to design my own. This was one of the very first patterns I posted on my blog and I’m so glad you’ve loved it as much as I have over the years. I made a newborn hat in the original post but I’ve scaled the pattern to include hats for all baby sizes, preschoolers and children! Yay!
This project is part of a set – see the matching baby booties here & the matching diaper cover here.
This set is a great gift for baby showers or new additions to family and friends’ families, and it’s a very gender neutral pattern. I’ve got it pictured here in the classic blue and pink as well as a gorgeous grey marble. I love modern baby items that are simplistic in design and can work for any mom’s style!
I wish I’d been able to get some photos of Parker in this set when he was born, but he weighed in at a whoppin’ 10 lb. 2 oz and was too chunky to fit into them! Lol!
I decided to use Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn for this pattern as it’s a very versatile worsted weight yarn with a stunning color range. There are colors to match any baby shower or nursery theme, as well as individual style.
However you can use any worsted weight yarn for this project! There are wonderful wool based worsted weight yarns to use for this project as well as other natural and synthetic fibers. Really, anything goes as long as you can meet the gauge listed in the pattern below.
I do have a video tutorial for the newborn size of this hat for all my visual learners below – enjoy! 😉
- Get the ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern from Etsy HERE.
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- Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.
To sum it up: The perfect basic baby hat that’s simple to make and easily customizable – in all kids sizes!
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet