Saturday, November 26, 2011

Crochet Newborn Baby Bear/Monkey Hat Pattern

I got a request to share the pattern I used for my baby bear hat. I've never written a pattern down before so I apologize if there are any errors. I love to modify my patterns as I go along so I tried to add hints for making this hat custom to your liking.


crochet newborn baby bear hat pattern


Using an H hook and worsted weight yarn.
sized for newborn with a 13 in circumference
Also needed: yarn needle and stitch marker.

This is worked in the round so there is no joining seam.
Use the stitch maker to keep track of your starting stich. When starting a new round, remove the stitch marker, make your stitch and replace the stitch marker in the new stitch.

Hat:
Rnd 1: Make an adjustable ring (go here for a tutorial). Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the ring-  6 sc(Alternatively chain 2 and work 6 sc in the first ch)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around- 12 sc
Rnd 3: [1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] - 18 sc
Rnd 4: [1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] - 24 sc
Rnd 5: [1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st] - 30 sc
Rnd 6: [1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st]- 36 sc
Rnd 7: [1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st]- 42 sc
Rnd 8: [1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st]- 48 sc
Rd 9: 1 sc in each stitch around- 48 sc
Repeat until length is 5-5.5 inches
Weave in ends


To make the head size bigger continue increasing rows after Rnd 8. The next round would be [1 sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st]. Continue in this pattern by adding 1 more sc before the 2 sc until you reach the desired circumference. Then start the 1 sc in each stitch until you reach the desired length. Here is a handy size chart (see below.) I have found that different sites give different lengths. If you can measure your subject that always helps. This hat has a good amount of stretch so it will fit a bigger head than the circumference you measure.

Earflaps:
On the side of the hat find where you want to place the earflaps. I usually just eyeball it based on the number of stitches in the earflap
Rnd 1: Join and Ch1. 1 sc in next 7 st- 7 sc
Rnd 2: Ch1 turn. 1 sc in next 1 st - 7 sc
Rnd 3: Ch1 turn. Sc decrease over first 2 sc. Sc in next 3 sc. Sc decrease over last 2 sc- 5 sc
Rnd 4: Ch1 turn. 1 sc in nexst 5 st- 5 sc
Rnd 5: Ch1 turn. Sc decrease over first 2 sc. Sc in next sc. Sc decrease over last 2 sc- 3 sc
Weave in ends
Repeat on other side

Border:
Join yarn in back of hat
Ch1, Sc over edge of entire hat
Weave in ends

Ears:
Rnd 1: Make an adjustable ring Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the ring- 6 sc
(Alternatively chain 2 and work 6 sc in the first ch)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around- 12 sc
Rnd 3: [1 sc in next st, 2sc in next st] - 18 sc
Rnd 4: 1 sc in each stitch around- 18 sc
Weave in ends
Repeat for other ear

Stich ears to top of beanie for a bear and on the sides of the beanie for a monkey
You can make the ears bigger by adding more increases after row 3 before starting 1 sc in each stitch. You can also add more rows of 1 sc in each stitch to make the ears fold in more.
Braids:
Cut 6 lengths of yarn 30 in long.
Use a hook to pull through the bottom of the earflap
Tie a knot and braid
Tie another knot at the end
Trim ends.
Repeat for other side.

You can make the braids longer or shorter as you desire



Size Chart

Preemie
1 -2 lbs 1kg
Baby's Head Circumference is 9" - 10" 23-25 cm (so hat circ. should be about 7.5" -8" 18-20 cm) Height of hat should be 3.5 - 4" 10cm
2 - 3 lbs 1.4 kg
Head Circumference 10" - 11 1/4" 25-28 cm hat circ = 8.5" - 10" 22-25 cm Hat height = 4" 10 cm
4 - 5 lbs 2 kg
Head Circumference 11 1/2" - 12 1/2" 28-33 cm hat circ = 9" - 11.5" 23-28 cm Hat height = 4 to 4.5" 10-11cm
5 1/2 - 6 lbs 2.7 kg
Head Circumference 12 1/2" - 13" 31-33 cm hat circ = 11" - 12" 28-33 cm Hat height = 5 to 5.5" 13-15 cm
Newborn
Head Circumference 13" - 14 " 33-36cm; hat circ = 11.5" - 13" Hat height = 5.5 to 6" 13-15 cm
Baby - 3 to 6 months
Head Circumference: 14" - 17 " 36-43 cm; Hat height= 6.5 - 7" 15-18 cm
Baby - 6 to 12 months
Head Circumference: 16" - 19 " 41-48 cm ; Hat height = 7.5" 18 cm
Toddler - preschooler (12 months - 3 years)
Head Circumference: 18" to 20 " 46 -48 cm; Hat height = 8" 20 cm
Child (3 - 10 years)
Head Circumference: 19" - 20 1/2" 48-51 cm; Hat height =8.5" 22cm
Pre-teens and Teens Hat
Head Circumference: 20 1/2" - 22" 53 -56 cm; height 9-10" 25 cm
Adult Woman
Head Circumference: 21.5" - 22.5" Hat height = 11"
Adult Man
Head Circumference: 23" - 24" 58.4 cm - 61 cm; Hat height = 11"-11.5"


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3 comments:

  1. If I knew how to crochet, I would totally make one of these for each of my baby nephews!! So stinkin cute. You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway! http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/11/vanilla-bean-paste-giveaway.html

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  2. Adorable hat...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

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  3. Very cute hat! I am trying to learn how to crochet. I can do a few of the stitches and make scarves, but I can't do anything cool because I can't read a pattern. :-/

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    Jamie
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