Loopy hat for baby
This crocheted baby hat can be given as a baby gift for baby shower or mom-2-be
This project is fairly easy, once you get the hang of the loopy stitch. I modified the "Preemie Stocking Cap" from lionbrand.com
- baby yarn
- Crochet Hook size G or H
- Darning needle
Baby Hat with loopy stitch:
Row 1: sc in each chain across-12 sc
Row 2: sc in front loop of each sc across.remaining rows: repeat row 2 until piece measures approx. 9 1/2" long.
base of hat:
Row 1: work 45 sc evenly spaced across ribbing. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Loopy Stitch (instructions below) across
remaining rows: alternate row 1 and 2 until piece measures 2" from ribbing.
First dec row: Using the sc row for the decreasing rows. Sc in first 2 sc, * dec 1, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across, ending last rep with only 1 sc-36 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Second dec row: Sc in first 2 sc, dec 1; rep from * across 27 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Work next 2 rows even. (one sc row, one loopy stitch row)
Third dec row: * Dec 1, rep from * across, sc in last sc-14 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Work one row even. (loopy stitch)
Last row: * dec 1; rep from * across-7sc. Cut yarn leaving long tail. Thread yarn through last 7 sc, pulling tight to close. SL st or sew back seam, reversing at brim to keep seam invisible. Add pom-pom if desired.
Insert hook into sc stitch, catch both yarns and pull them through the loop (3 strands on hook).
yo and pull the yarn through all 3 strands.(loops will be on the back of your work - which is the front of the hat)Make a row of sc in between the row of loopy stitches.
sc - single crochet
yo - yarn over
ch - chain
dec - decrease
rep - repeat
sl st - slip stitch