Friday, September 30, 2011

The Easiest Crocheted Baby Hat Ever Tutorial

Don't tell me you can't make your baby silly hats. As a matter of fact, this is the easiest baby hat I have ever crocheted. Of course I made it more difficult than I had to by mixing up the stripes, but you don't have to do that. This hat is just a crocheted rectangle.
 1. Crochet a rectangle that measures the length from one temple to the other around your child's head. Make it as tall as the length from your child's chin to the crown of their head. You can use any crochet stitch you like, any hook, any guage...that's up to you. (I bet you could make this out of fleece too if you aren't much of a yarn person)

2. Fold it in half as pictured.

3. Sew the top seam closed. You can crochet it closed as well, but I prefer to whip stitch.

4. Add a decorative stitch to the front edge (if you want) and add the ties to go under the chin. I attach my yarn at the corner then chain down the length I want them to be and then single crochet back up to the hat to make them a little thicker.

5. Try it on your child and take pictures. I love the point in the back on this one!