This is a free crochet baby hat pattern. It uses the v-stitch which is an easy crochet stitch made up of double crochet stitches. The result is an openwork lacy design. Babies can use this hat during the summer months; they won't overheat yet it will keep them warm if there is a breeze. The lacy design is cuter than so many other basic crochet baby hat patterns.
Easy; if you can work double crochet stitches in the round and know how to increase then you can make this simple baby hat
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
How to Crochet V-Stitch:
Dc, ch 1, dc, all worked in the same space or stitch.
Yarn: 1 70 gram ball of worsted weight yarn that is washable and safe for babies. For example, try Lion Brand Wool-Ease, which is 70% acrylic, 20% wool, and 10% nylon.
Crochet Hook: Size H/8-5.00 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge based on yarn choice and tension
When Hat Is Laid Flat: The measurement from the center of round one straight down to round twelve measures 7". This measurement can be adjusted according to your own preference.
Circumference Measured Around Lower Edge: 22"
The first 3 rounds of the hat measure 4 inches in diameter.
Crochet V-Stitch Baby Hat Free Pattern
Ch 5, Sl st. to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc in ring- counts as 1 V-stitch. (Ch 2, V-stitch in ring.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 2 more times. Ch 2, sl st to join. Work 2 sl sts to begin next round in the following ch-2 space.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same space – counts as 1 V-stitch. (Ch 1, work a V-stitch in next V-stitch, ch 1, work a V-stitch in next space.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 2 more times. Ch 1, work a V-stitch in first V-stitch of previous round, ch 1, sl st to join.
Round 3: Work 1 sl st between first ch-3 and first dc in previous round. Ch 3- counts as 1 dc and 1 ch. (Work a V-stitch in next space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way around; end with a V-stitch in the last space. Ch 1, sl st to join.
Round 4: Ch 3, (Work a V-stitch in the next V-stitch, ch 1, V-stitch in next dc, ch 1.) Repeat sequence in parentheses all the way around for a total of 15 V-stitches. Last stitches in round – ch 1, dc in base of first ch st from the round to form another V-stitch. Ch 1, sl st to join. 16 V-stitches total including first ch-3 and last dc.
Round 5: Work 1 sl st in center of the first V-stitch, ch 3, dc in same space- counts as 1 V-stitch. (Ch 1, work a V-stitch in next V-stitch.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 15 more times for a total of 16 V-stitches. Ch 1, sl st to join.
Rounds 6 – 11: Repeat round 5.
After round 11, place a stitch holder or safety pin in the loop on your hook and try the hat on its intended wearer. If it's a comfortable length, end off and weave in the loose ends.
Round 12 is optional; if you'd like the hat to be just a bit longer, repeat round 5 one more time before ending off.
You can leave the crochet baby hat as is for a simple, straightforward design. However, you could also add an embellishment or applique to dress it up. For example, add one or more crochet flowers to the design.