Friday, September 3, 2010

Newsie Baby

So I have a lot of friends lately that are getting married and having babies. Yay! I'm so happy for them all! Sadly, though, I cannot keep up with making them all handmade gifts. :( That makes me sad. :( However, one of the expecting said friends showed me a picture of a super cute hat and bootie set, and asked if there was any way I could make something similar. What I found on Ravelry wasn't quite what I was looking for, so I improvised and decontructed it as best I could from a photo, and ended up with this adorable hat!:

Cute, huh?! Want in on my secret? ;) It's really quite simple. Here you go!

Baby Newsie Hat

Size I/5.50mm hook
Worsted/Aran weight yarn (around 28 grams/1 ounce
3/4" button

Round 1: In magic loop, ch2, 12hdc; sl st to join (12 sts)
R 2: ch 2, 2hdc in each hdc around, sl st to join (24 sts)
R 3: ch 2, *hdc in hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc,* repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (36 sts)
R 4-11: ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Row 12: ch2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 7 sts (16 sts), turn
Row 13: ch2, hdc2tog twice (taking the first 4 sts), hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice (taking the last 4 sts) (13 sts), turn
Row 14: ch2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 9 hdc, hdc2tog, (11 sts) finish off

Re-attach yarn on any stitch of the hat's body, Sc in each hdc around. When you get to brim, do a sc decrease over last stitch before brim, corner where brim meets hat body, and the first hdc of the brim to form a corner, sc up the side of the brim, 3 sc in first st of on the last row of the brim to form a corner, sc across to the other side of the brim, forming a 3sc corner at the other side, sc down the other side side, dec over the same 3 stitches to form the final corner, and sc in each hdc around to where you attached the yarn. sl st to join and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Button flap:
ch 22, dc in 5th from hook and dc across (18 dcs & ch 4), attach and finish off. The "hole" made by the chain stitches at the end is the buttonhole. Attach the flap at one side of the brim, sew the button on the opposing side, and button down.

Ta-da! Baby Newsie Hat is complete! :D

The selling of projects resulting in use of this pattern is permitted, but please don't sell the pattern itself, and always provide the link/URL to the pattern where you sell it so others can enjoy crafting as well!

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teakaycee said...

Too Cute!!!!!!!!!

God Bless

Rae Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern. Just whipped up a white one for my month old neighbor. I added a red crocheted heart to the side and she'll be wearing it on Monday with her Valentine's outfit! How are modifications made to the pattern to adjust for size for a 4mth old? I can read patterns pretty well for a beginner but certainly don't have any experience with altering patterns. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks again!

Mikilani said...

I love this pattern! It's easy to read and the finished product is too cute. Do you by any chance have a pattern for a bigger size(s)? Friends have seen the newborn version and I already have had several requests for bigger ones!

Fledgling Techie said...

Thanks for the compliments! :D I have received quite a few requests for modifications for different sizes, but my crafting plate seems to be constantly overflowing! Some time soon (as in immediately following the next half a dozen projects), I'll set some time aside to do larger sizes. :)

Warm 'n Fuzzies said...

I had the pleasure of coming across your blog while searching for a Newsboy Cap pattern to work up. I came across a handful but yours was the best by far!! It was so easy to follow. I have shared a link to your pattern on my blog as well as pictures of my finished product! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa said...

Does the ch 2 at beginning of each round count as a half double crochet?

Fledgling Techie said...

Thank you for your kind words, Warm 'n Fuzzies! :D

Lisa, no, the ch2 does NOT count as a hdc. (I personally don't like the gaps using a ch2 for a hdc leaves, though if you prefer to do it that way, be sure to make the necessary adjustments.) :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for making this pattern available.

Brenda said...

Do you happen to have a bootie pattern that would match?

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Just wondering where the seam should be. If I'm following your directions correctly, it seems like it ends up towards the front of the cap. Is this correct? Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

mujul79 said...

If I did my math right and you would like say a 6 month size starting with 15 hdc in the first row and then following the pattern (you should end up with a hat that has 44 stitches at the end instead of your 36) and the size should fit a older infant. HTH's

Unknown said...

I just made this hat and it turned out beautiful!! Love the pattern, thank you!

Unknown said...

I just made this hat and it turned out beautiful!! Love the pattern, thank you!