Baby Hat and Scarf

Baby Hat and Scarf

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My baby boy needed a new hat and scarf set to suit his wardrobe.

So this is a quick tutorial on how I made the hat:

Baby Hat for about 43 cm/17 inches circumference

DK yarn in two colors (each less than 50 g)
5.00 mm/H hook

Note: Ch-2 at beginning of row does not count as stitch. You don’t need to cut yarn after finishing one stripe, just drop it and take it again when you need it.

In first color
ch 26
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (24 sts)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc across in BLO, changing to second color in last st
Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc across
Row 4: ch 2, turn, hdc across in BLO, changing to first color in last st
Row 5 – row 44: repeat row 3 and 4 until you have 22 stripes, FO, leave a long tail for sewing

Now you work on the side where you carried the yarn to the next stripe. I find it handy to use a tunisian hook, but you can take any hook as long as it has no handle. You pull up a loop trough each end of the stripes. You should have 22 loops on your hook at the end, YO and pull through all loops, ch 1 and FO. Now close the open side and weave in all ends. Done!

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Now … the matching scarf is pretty simple. Worked 73 fdc and changed the color for each row, 5 rows in total. I recommend making the scarf a little bit longer.

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Square (Baby) Hat Tutorial

Square (Baby) Hat Tutorial

I’m already working on my third baby hat done in this simple way. You just crochet a rectangle which you fold in half right sides facing eachother and then you close one side (sewing or crocheting). In order to hold the hat on babys head you crochet a tie band with chains wich you weave in at the bottom.

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Here you can see the hat from one side. It almost has a square shape.DSCI0736

I worked the hat in Tunisian crochet. It’s a ribbed pattern in two colors. You can find my tutorial here. Of course you can use any pattern and any yarn colors you want to create the rectangle.

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A word about sizing: The length of the crocheted rectangle (or twice the width) should be 3/4 of the heads circumference. If you’re unsure make it bigger! You can always fold the border around the face to make it smaller.

And of course this hat would be also nice for older kids and even grown-ups.

Ribbed Newborn Socks

Ribbed Newborn Socks

Ribbed Newborn Socks by lydienne


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You will need:

3.5 mm E hook
DK weight yarn
… and of course scissors and a needle to weave in the ends
gauge: ch 25 = 14 cm/5.5 inches
Adjust your hook size to obtain the correct gauge.
Note: work all scs in BLO
ch 26
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, 11 sc, 3 sc in next, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (27 sc)
Row 2: 12 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, 2 sc in next, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (29 sc)
Row 3: 12 sc, 2 sc in next, 3 sc, 2 sc in next, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (31 sc)
Row 4: 12 sc, 2 sc in next, 5 sc, 2 sc in next, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (33 sc)
Row 5: 12 sc, 2 sc in next, 7 sc, 2 sc in next, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (35 sc)
Row 6: 12 sc, 2 sc in next, 9 sc, 2 sc in next, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (37 sc)
Row 7: 12 sc, 2 sc in next, 11 sc, 2 sc in next, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (39 sc)
Row 8 – 15: 39 sc, ch 1, turn
Row 16: 12 sc, sc2tog, 11 sc, sc2tog, 12 sc, ch 1 turn (37 sc)
Row 17: 12 sc, sc2tog, 9 sc, sc2tog, 12 sc, ch 1 turn (35 sc)
Row 18: 12 sc, sc2tog, 7 sc, sc2tog, 12 sc, ch 1 turn (33 sc)
Row 19: 12 sc, sc2tog, 5 sc, sc2tog, 12 sc, ch 1 turn (31 sc)
Row 20: 12 sc, sc2tog, 3 sc, sc2tog, 12 sc, ch 1 turn (29 sc)
Row 21: 12 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, 12 sc, ch 1 turn (27 sc)
Row 22: 12 sc, sc3tog, 12 sc, ch 1, turn (25 sc)
Row 23 – 30: 25 sc, ch 1, turn
Now you’re working the toe part. Therefore insert hook into the end of the last row and draw up a loop. Repeat with every second until you reach the first row you made (you now have 15 loops on your hook). Then pull yarn through all loops, ch 1.
Now you close the sock by inserting in stitches of the first and the last row you made (27 sc).
Done! Hope you liked the pattern. It’s for personal use only. Don’t forget to poast pictures on ravelry or FB. Thanks!