Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Baby Rails- A Free Crochet Pattern


 
Introduction: I called this hat baby rails as it looks a little like train tracks, I first made one for my new born grandson Jack, I wanted a masculine looking hat for a boy, he looked so cute in his baby rails hat that I had to write the pattern for it. I love the look of the fpdc and bpdc together, wide or narrow gaps between each stitch give such a uniformed and neat look, I'm sure your little boy will look so smart in his baby rails hat. Free crochet pattern below.
To fit: 2 sizes, new born to 3 months, 3 to 9 months

Hook size: AU 4mm, US G/6
Yarn: AU 8 ply, US dk, approx 100 gms
US crochet terms used
Skill level: Beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours
Stitches used:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet

Please note! The beginning ch 2 of every rnd is not counted as a st.
BEGIN:
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or use a magic ring.
Row 1, ch 2, work 12 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (you will join this way on every round)
(Increase in every st)
Row 2, ch 2, work 2 dc into each dc to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (24 dc)
(Increase in every 2nd st)
Row 3, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 2 dc into the next dc, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (36 dc)
(Increase in every 3rd st)
Row 4, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into the next dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*,  repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (48 dc) for new born to 3 months stop increases here and go onto the pattern approx 13.5 inch circumference
(Increase in every 4th st)
Row 5, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*,  repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (60 dc) for 3 to 9 months stop increases, approx 15.5 inch circumference
Row 6, for size 3 to 6 months only, ch 2, work 2 dc in same place as join, *work 1 dc in each of next 14 dc, work 2 dc in next dc,* repeat from *to* 2 more times, work 1 dc in each of the next 14 dc, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (64 dc)



Pattern Row. The pattern is an 8 st count that needs to be multiplied by an even number, for the look desired.
the ch 2 is not counted as a st
Row 1, ch 2,(do not work into the ch 2 of the previous row) *work 1 fpdc around each of the next 4 dc, work 1 bpdc around each of the next 4 dc* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the top of the 1st fpdc of this round
Row 2, ch 2,(do not work into the ch 2 of the previous row) *work 1 fpdc around each of the next 4 fpdc, work 1 bpdc around each of the next 4 bpdc* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the top of the 1st fpdc of this round.
For newborn to 3 month size, repeat row 2 until your hat measures approx 4.5 inches in length, then continue onto the rib edging
For 3 to 9 months size, repeat row 2 until your hat measures approx 5.5 inches in length, then continue onto the rib edging
Rib Edging
Row 1, ch 2, work 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 st's, work 1 bpdc around each of the next 2 st's* repeat from *to* to end, to join, sl st into the top of the 1st fpdc of this round.
Row 2, to row 3, repeat row 1 of rib edging (or continue for length desired)
Row 4, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st to end, to join, sl st into the top of the 1st hdc of this round, finish off and sew in ends


 Rachelle Herron, say's
"Loving this pattern from Cathy Wood at Cats Rockin Crochet. It is quick and easy and has awesome texture. I used some leftover Panda soft I had"

Rachelle has done it again!
Why not team the baby rails hat pattern with the one piece bootie pattern, they look fantastic together! Thank you Rachelle.

Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
2014.
You can sell your items made from this free crochet pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

2 comments:

Sharon Mullins said...

Love this pattern....doing up a hat in red for the AHA big hearts, little hats event. Would love to calculate an adult size in this pattern.

Natsuki Amaya said...

Im planning on working on figuring out an adult size myself! :D

If I figure it out, I'll try to pass it along. I love this pattern so much!