I have made lots of baby hats in the past year, but this one is rather special because of two reasons. First, I made it for a very special little girl, who will celebrate her first birthday this month. Second, this hat is made of fine cashmere yarn and is fabulously soft and beautiful.
I bought Jojoland 100% Cashmere Lace Weight Yarn (C-266, Lilac) from Paradise Fibers. One skein weights 50 grams and contains 440 yards of yarn. I used up about half of one skein for this baby hat.
I hope there is enough yarn left to make another slightly bigger child’s hat as the very special girl has a very special sister, whose birthday is coming up in a couple of months too.
I gladly share my pattern below, but please do not repost it on other sites or worse yet sell it (yes, I have seen my free patterns being sold). Use this pattern to make hats for the special little girls you have in your life!
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The finished hat measures about 16 inches in circumference and 6.5 inches in height. It should fit a girl 12 - 18 months old.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials: Jojoland Cashmere Lace Weight yarn, C-266 Lilac (50 gram, 440 yards)
Boye steel crochet hook size 4 (2.00 mm)
Three pearl beads (optional)
Gauge: first 4 rounds measure 2.75 inches in diameter
Ch 5, sl st to join in ring.
Round 1: ch 5, *dc in ring, ch 2* 7 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
Round 2: sl st in next ch-2 space, (ch 1, dc, tr, dc, hdc) all in same ch-2 space, * (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) all in next ch-2 space * around.
Round 3: sl st to next tr; ch 5, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in same tr, * (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) all in next tr * around; sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.
Round 4: sl st in next ch-2 space, (ch 1, dc, tr, dc, hdc) all in same ch-2 space, * (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) all in next ch-2 space* around.
Round 5: sl st to next tr, ch 5, dc in same tr, * (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next tr * around; sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.
Round 6: sl st in next ch-2 space, (ch 1, dc, tr, dc, hdc) all in same ch-2 space, * (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) all in next ch-2 space* around.
Rounds 7-10: repeat Rounds 3-6.
Rounds 11- 25: repeat Rounds 5-6 (ending with round 5).
Round 26: ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-2 space around; join round with sl st.
Rounds 27: sc in each sc around; join round with sl st.
Rounds 28-29: repeat Round 27.
Use two strands of yarn to make the flower.
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: *sc in next dc, 5 dc in next dc* across; sc in last dc.
Finish off but leave a yarn tail long enough to sew the flower together and attach it to the hat. Wave in the short yarn tail on the other end of the work.
Use a tapestry needle to finish the flower. Little by little, roll the crochet piece and stitch together. For more help making this flower, see my photo tutorial.
Sew the flower on the hat.
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