Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Hippy Hat

Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Hippy Hat modelled by Iolo!

Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Hippy Hat modelled by Iolo!

Having a baby is a perfect excuse to experiment with lots of new crochet projects. Months ago, I knitted Iolo a hat, which although is really nice, hardly fits him. All these amigurumi animals have led me to make lots of things based on circular patterns – which of course lend themselves to hats, particularly for babies!

The weather is getting colder, so I decided to try to make him a new, larger hat, with little ear flaps. Here is the finished project and pattern. It’s cute and colourful. All a baby needs with one of these is a set of pan-pipes to complete the look (or so his grandad said!).

I’m new to writing crochet patterns, so please contact me if there is anything you don’t understand. lotsofnicethingsblog@gmail.com.

Happy hooking.

New to crochet? learn how to get started, making chain stitches and double crochet stitches. For this pattern, learn how to change colour.

Quick and Easy Baby Hippy Hat

Key: ch chain; dc double crochet; dc2tog insert hook in st and draw up a loop. Insert hook in next st and draw up another loop. Yarn over, draw through all three loops on hook; rep repeat; st(s) stitch(es).

Use a stitch marker to mark the start of each row, move it down as the work progresses.
Hook: 7mm
Yarn: Any colours in Double Knitting. I used (in this order) red, orange, green, grey, light blue, royal blue, purple, then back to red and royal blue to finish.
To end a round: Join the last stitch into the first (of that round) using a slip stitch, before starting the next round.

Make 2 ch in red.
Round 1: 6dc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: 2dc in each st. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (18 sts)
Round 4: *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (24 sts)
Round 5: Change to orange. 1dc in each st (24 sts).
Round 6: *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (30 sts)
Round 7: Change to green. *1dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * to end. (36 sts)
Round 8: *1dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * to end. (42 sts)
Round 9: Change to grey. *2dc in first st; 1dc for 20 sts, 2dc in next st, 1dc in final 20 sts in row to end. (44 sts)
Round 10: 1dc in each st. (44 sts)
Round 11: Change to light blue. 1 dc in each st. (44 sts)
Round 12: 1 dc in each st. (44 sts)
Round 13: Change to Royal blue. 1 dc in each st. (44 sts)
Round 14: 1dc in each st. (44 sts)
Round 15: Change to purple. 1 dc in each st. (44 sts).
Round 16: 1dc in each st. (44 sts)
Round 17: Change back to red. 1dc in each st. (44 sts).
Round 18: 1dc in each st. (44 sts).
Round 19: 1dc in 20 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in next 20 sts, dc2tog. (42 sts).
Round 20: 1dc in 19 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in next 19 sts, dc2tog. (40 sts).

Shaping Ear flaps
Left flap
Round 21-23: 1dc in 10 sts, 1ch, turn. (10sts)
Round 24: in second ch from hook, dc2tog, 1dc in next 6 sts, 2dctog, 1ch, turn. (8 sts)
Round 25: dc2tog, 1dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog, 1ch, turn. (6 sts)
Round 26: dc2tog, 1dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, 1ch, turn. (4 sts)
Round 27-29: 1dc in each 4 sts, turn. (4sts)
Fasten off.

Right flap
Fold left flap in half so front of hat faces you, with the flap to one side. Count 10 stitches from top edge of left flap to re-join red yarn to crochet on the right flap, in a position equal to the left one.
Round 30: Re-join yarn 10 sts along from end point of left flap. Repeat rounds 21-29. Fasten off.

To finish off: Join the Royal blue to the bottom edge and dc in each st, all the way around, twice. Fasten off and sew in all the ends using a yarn needle.

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17 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Hippy Hat

  1. Great pattern. Really simple to both make and modify. However, one thing that could be added to your pattern was the joining of each row with a slip stitch. Otherwise it’s pretty great! I made this hat in about 2 hours.

  2. Hi, I am excited to make this cute hat for my little one, but I am curious about the size. Would this hat fit a 12 month old? Thanks.

    • Hi Kimberly
      The hat is very easy to make – but you’d need to make a simple adjustment to the pattern to fit a 12 month old baby!
      You’ll see the principle is that you increase stitches each row so your circle grows. To make the head surface area larger – just keep increasing for a couple more rounds before sticking to the same number of stitches which makes the hat circumference stay the same while growing in length to fit down the baby’s head. Good luck! X

    • About 3-6 months 🙂 my little boy has just grown out of his. You can make it bigger by just increasing the diameter of the hat more than the pattern suggests, before it levels off to bring the sides down towards the ears.

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