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Rainbow Baby Hat

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Hi crochet friend!

Today is bittersweet, because it is the day that I release the final pattern in my Rainbow Nursery Series. The adorable Rainbow Baby Hat is the perfect addition to the booties, blanket, and unicorn from this past month.

There are two ways for a baby to wear this hat. You can either have the brim up like a sunhat, or down like a regular beanie. Either way, it looks adorable!

The free crochet Rainbow Baby Hat pattern is a beanie style hat that can be also turned into a small sunhat. It is beginner level and uses double crochet mainly.

Just like the Rainbow Booties, this pattern comes in 3 sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months. They are so cute when paired together!

This little series was so much fun to make! I hope you enjoy(ed) it as much as I did! Don’t forget to share your products made from my patterns on social media with the hashtag #cuteandcozycrochet . I love seeing what my followers and make friends make!

Happy Crocheting!

The Rainbow Baby Beanie hat is an easy and free beginner crochet pattern in sizes 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 months. Part of the Rainbow Nursery Bundle.

Rainbow Baby Hat

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Materials:

-50 grams white medium weight yarn

-Red medium weight yarn

-Orange medium weight yarn

-Yellow medium weight yarn

-Green medium weight yarn

-Blue medium weight yarn

-Purple medium weight yarn

5mm (H) crochet hook

-Yarn needle for sewing in ends

Stitches:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sk – skip

Gauge:

14 dc x 9 rows = 4 inch square

Sizes:

0-3 month : 4 inches diameter, 5 inches long

3-6 month : 4 ½ inches diameter, 5.5 inches long

6-12 month : 5 inches diameter, 6 1/4 inches long

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Ch 3 will ALWAYS count as a double crochet. 
  • Whenever joining rounds, slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the Ch 3, because Ch 3 is the first stitch of the round.
  • The final round of the hat will be done using cluster stitches. These clusters are 5 double crochets in one stitch. This round will also fan out to create a brim for the hat. 
    • If you do not want the hat to have an external brim, simply omit the last round of double crochets and replace with final round (cluster stitches round).
  • Follow the following guide for how the number of stitches is communicated:
    • The number before the stitch is the amount of times worked in one stitch
    • The number after the stitch is the number of stitches you are to work that specific stitch into.
    • When stitches are surrounded by asterisks (*), you are to repeat what is between the asterisks the amount of times stated.
    • Number in parentheses is the number of stitches in each round. 
    • Eg. “*2sc, sc 4* 6 times, sl st to join. (36)” means “2 single crochets in the first stitch, single crochet once in the next 4 stitches. Repeat this pattern 6 times, slip stitch in first stitch of round to join. (There are 36 stitches in this round.)”

Pattern:

0-3 month:

Round 1: Using red yarn, form magic circle, ch 3 (counts as st), work 10 dc into magic circle, pull tight, sl st to join using orange yarn. (11)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc in next 10 sts, sl st to join using yellow yarn. (22)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2dc, dc* 10 times, sl st to join using green yarn. (33)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2dc, dc 2* 10 times, sl st to joining using blue yarn. (44)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next st and every st around, sl st to join using white yarn. (44)

Rounds 6-9: Ch 3, dc in next st and every st around, sl st to join. (44)

Round 10: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), *sk next st, 5dc in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st* 11 times, sl st into ch 1 at beginning of round. 

Finish off and sew in ends.

Pattern:

3-6 month:

Round 1: Using red yarn, form magic circle, ch 3 (counts as st), work 10 dc into magic circle, pull tight, sl st to join using orange yarn. (11)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc in next 10 sts, sl st to join using yellow yarn. (22)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2dc, dc* 10 times, sl st to join using green yarn. (33)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2dc, dc 2* 10 times, sl st to joining using blue yarn. (44)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2dc, dc 3* 10 times, sl st to join using white yarn. (55)

Rounds 6-11: Ch 3, dc in next st and every st around, sl st to join. (55)

Round 12: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), *sk next st, 5dc in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st* 13 times, sk next stitch, sl st into ch 1 at beginning of round. 

Finish off and sew in ends.

Pattern:

6-12 month:

Round 1: Using red yarn, form magic circle, ch 3 (counts as st), work 10 dc into magic circle, pull tight, sl st to join using orange yarn. (11)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc in next 10 sts, sl st to join using yellow yarn. (22)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2dc, dc* 10 times, sl st to join using green yarn. (33)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2dc, dc 2* 10 times, sl st to joining using blue yarn. (44)

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2dc, dc 3* 10 times, sl st to join using white yarn. (55)

Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *2dc, dc 4* 10 times, sl st to join. (66)

Rounds 7-13: Ch 3, dc in next st and every st around, sl st to join. (66)

Round 14: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), *sk next st, 5dc in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st* 16 times, sk next 2 stitches, sl st into ch 1 at beginning of round. 

Finish off and sew in ends.

This baby hat is designed for a rainbow baby. It can be crocheted in 0-3, 3-6, or 6-12 month babies using the free pattern.

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