Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Little Bear Hat - Newborn - Free Pattern
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
Make a magic circle, ch 4
Round 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (12dc). Join with sl st in top of beg ch 4.
Round 2: ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each dc around (24dc). Join with sl st in top of ch 3.
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same sp *dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc* around. (36dc) Join with sl st in top of ch 3.
Round 4-6: ch 3, dc in same sp *dc in ea dc* around. (36dc) Join with sl st in top of ch 3.
Round 7: dc in ea dc around. sl st to join.
Fasten Off. Weave in all ends.
Let's talk ears for a minute. When I first started I asked the expert (my husbands grandmother) to help me attach the ears I made. She assured me the ears I had made wouldn't stay standing up for long. We went ahead and sewed them on and they did just fine. After a few months of my daughter wearing the hat they are starting to droop. This might be normal wear but she sugguested I not make the ear a complete circle and it would wear much better. I took her advice and to no surprise she was right! It also makes it much easier to sew on.
Ears: (Make 2)
make a magic circle, ch 1
Round 1: 6 sc in circle, ch 1, turn
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (12sc)
Fasten off. Leave tail long enough for sewing.
Ties: (Make 2)
Cut 3 strands of yarn approximately 36 inches long.
Slip through space between dc where appropriate. Ch 13. Fasten off and trim. You can make them as long or short as you would like.
Sew on ears between rounds 3 and 4!
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As you can see from the photo I attached a flower clip. You could also add a big pink or blue bow. This little hat is perfect for newborn pictures, and is the reason I actually made it. As soon as I get permission from the photographer I will share her photo with you!
Please don't hesitate to correct me if anything doesn't work up right. I tend to lose count when my 8 month old is tugging at my pant leg wanting mommy to play!
Posted by Brandi Marchbank at 1:25 PM