Free Crochet Baby Girl Newborn Bear Hat

This is my second free bear hat. The first free pattern I used bulky weight pipsqueak yarn, so I am using worsted weight yarn for this one. 🙂 To get my first free pattern, click here. I wanted this hat to be a little bit different, so I decided to use front post and back post double crochet, for some ribbed texture.

Materials Needed:

Worsted Weight Yarn #4 – Yarn pictured is Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink and Red Heart Soft in Chocolate.

Size H/5.0mm Crochet Hook (Or hook size needed to achieve correct gauge)

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Gauge: Worsted Weight Yarn, Size 4 With “H” hook, about 4 rows of dc and 7 dc stitches across is 2” by 2” 

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

St(s): stitch(es)

sl st: slip stich

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

FPdc: front post double crochet (see previous post on how to work around post here: Front and Back Post Double Crochet

BPdc: back post double crochet

Size: Hat will come out a little smaller, since it will stretch when worn. The ribbed stitches will stretch even more than normal double crochet.

Size Hat Circumference Hat Length
Newborn 13-14” 5-5.5”

Notes for Hat:

  1. Ch 2 at beginning of rounds does not count as a dc. When joining at end of rounds, join to first dc with a slip stitch.
  2. This hat is worked in the round, there is no turning.
  3. The ( ) at the end of the round/row is the total stitches in that round/row.

Hat Instructions:

With worsted weight yarn and “H” hook, or hook used to get correct gauge. To see how to start with the magic ring and keeps your seam straight, please click here.

Round 1: Magic ring, Ch 2, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (11)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first dc. (22)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to first dc. (33)

Round 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to first dc. (44)

Round 5-8: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, join with a sl st to first dc. (44) (4 Rows)

Round 9: Ch 2, FPdc around the next st, BPdc around the next st, repeat  from * to * around, join with a sl st to first FPdc. (44)

Round 10-12: Ch 2, FPdc around the FPdc from the previous row, BPdc around the BPdc, repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to first FPdc. (44) (3 Rows) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bear Ears: Make 2.

Using worsted weight yarn and “H” hook (or hook used to achieve gauge).

Round 1: Magic ring, Ch 1, 6 sc into the ring, join with a sl st to first sc. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each st around, join with a sl st to first sc. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to first sc. (18)

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 s in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * to * around, join with a sl st to first sc. (24)

Round 5: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around, join with a sl st to first sc. (24) Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing to the hat.

Using a tapestry needle, sew the ears to both sides of the hat, from the top of round 3 to the bottom of round 4, of the hat.20150829_131311Little Bow: I love a little bear hat for boys and girls, but I thought it might be nice to add a little bow. With worsted weight yarn and ‘H’ hook.

Row 1: Ch 20, sc into the 3rd chain from the hook (doesn’t count as dc), 1 dc into the remaining 17 chains. (18)

Row 2-3: Ch 2, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (18) (2 Rows) Fasten off, leaving a really long tail for finishing and sewing.

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Using a tapestry needle, sew the ends of the rectangle together.

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With the seam in the back, wrap the yarn around the middle of the bow and pull tight. Continue to wrap around the bow, till you like it. Then, sew onto the hat.

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Weave in all ends and your finished! I would love to see your finished items and hear what you think! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Free Crochet Baby Girl Newborn Bear Hat

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    This is an adorable baby hat! Thank you! 🙂

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