It's getting cooler now, and I'm excited to make hats in darker colours. I think they're so funky. And it helps when the breeze is cool but there's still sun so the thicker ply keeps baby's head warm while the brim keeps the sun out of their eyes. I'm going to experiment more with hats made from bamboo blend for summer... I love the softness and lightness of the yarn but it's still strong enough for a structured hat.
Anyway, as usual this is a very simple pattern! Very much like my others, but with slight variation.
Depending on baby's head size, I'd say this one fits between 4-5 months and about 7-8 months.
You will need:
1 4.5mm hook
2 balls 8ply wool in contrasting colours
1. ch 5, join to form ring.
2. ch 1, 10 dc in ring, sl st to join.
3 and 4. ch 1, 2 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st to join.
5 - 13. ch 1, 1 dc in same stitch, 1 dc in each stitch all the way around. sl st to join. continue as long as you need to make the hat the depth you want. I did 9 rows.
14 (brim). ch 1, 2dc in same stitch. 2dc in each stitch around, sl st to join.
15. ch 1, 1 dc in same stitch. 1 dc in each stitch around, sl st to join. extend for a wider brim.
16. *hdc in first stitch, 2dc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch*. continue this pattern all the way around so you have a little wavy end to your brim.
In contrasting colour, ch 80. Fasten off.
I wove it in each stitch, over and under, in the last row above the brim. I tied in a knot, and hid the ends under the flower.
I used this pattern, which I love.
*oh and a word about copyright on this - I'm very grateful to the internet for teaching me and being a fount of sometimes-free knowledge, which helped a great deal. Do what you like with what you make from this free crochet pattern, including selling the hats if you'd like. Just don't sell my pattern, and it would be nice if you linked to me if you use it on your blog. But you don't have to :)