Monday, March 10, 2014

The Baby Chain-Baby Hat-Free Crochet Pattern




The Baby Chain
A Free Crochet Pattern
Introduction: A small cable st is worked onto a flat strip of crochet, that flat strip is then joined to become circular, the edge and crown of the hat are then worked onto either side of the circle forming a nice little decorative hat, suitable for a boy or girl
To fit: Newborn
Hat height: approx 5 inches
Head circumference: approx 13 inches
Materials list:
Hook size: 3.5mm to 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 50 gm’s US DK/Medium
Sewing needle
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner+
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Hdc = half double crochet
Fphdc = front post hdc
Dc = double crochet
Fpdc = front post dc
Bpdc = back post dc
Fptrbl = front post trbl
Dec = decrease
Hdc decrease over 2 st’s = yo hook, insert hook into the 1st st and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook),  yo over hook, pull through all 4 loops on hook
Cable Stitch = worked over 4 st’s, skip 3 st’s work a fptrbl in 4th, work a fptrbl in 3rd skipped st, work a fptrbl in 1st  skipped st, work a fptrbl in 2nd skipped st
Please note! The beginning ch 2 of every rnd is not counted as a st.

Row 1, ch 12, work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 dc in each chain to end, ch 2 and turn (10 dc, 2 ch)
Row 2, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, work  a cable stitch over the next 4 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 3, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, work 1 bpdc over next 4 st’s, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 4, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, work 1 fpdc over next 4 st’s, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2 and turn
Row 5, repeat row 3
Row 6, repeat row 2
Row 7, repeat row 4
Repeat rows 4 to 7, 6 more times, you will have a total of 31 rows, fold in half and sl st to join, the beginning and final rows together
You will now be joining in yarn and working st’s into the side edges of the 31 rows, making the hat edge first
Row 1, make the sl st around the bar closest to where you joined your cable piece, ch 1, work 1 hdc in same space as sl st, work 2 hdc in next row end space, *work 1 hdc in next row end space, work 2 hdc in next row end space* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the beginning hdc of the round, (46 hdc)
Row 2, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each hdc to end, sl st to join in the beginning hdc of the round
Row 3, ch 1, work 1 hdc in 1st hdc, work 1 fphdc around next hdc, *work 1 hdc in next hdc, work 1 fphdc around next hdc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the beginning hdc of the round
Row 4, repeat row 3
Row 5, repeat row 2, finish off and leave a tail for sewing in end
You are now working on the top part of the hat
Row 1, repeat row 1 of hat edge (46 hdc)
Row 2, repeat row 2 of hat edge, but make an increase of 2 hdc’s anywhere in this round (48 hdc)
Row 3 and Row 4, repeat row 2
Decreases will now be made for the crown
Decrease in every 5th st.
Row 5, ch 1, *work 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc, work a hdc dec over the next 2 hdc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the beginning hdc of the round
Decrease in every 4th stitch
Row 6, ch 1, *work 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc, work a hdc dec over the next 2 hdc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the beginning hdc of the round
Decrease in every 3rd stitch
Row 7, ch 1, *work 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, work a hdc dec over the next 2 hdc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the beginning hdc of the round
Decrease in every 2nd stitch
Row 8, ch 1, *work 1 hdc in next hdc, work a hdc dec over the next 2 hdc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the beginning hdc of the round
Decrease in every stitch
Row 9, ch 1, *work a hdc dec over the next 2 hdc*, repeat from *to* to end, finish off and leave a tail for weaving through final round of stitches and sew in tail, sew in all loose ends

Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 2014.
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