Lots of people try to find newborn hats for boys but it always seems to be so hard. Let me make it easier for you. This Textured Newborn Hat is perfect for a new baby boy (or girl), and only took me about an hour to make! It is easy to make add-ons – for example an animal to attach. It is perfect for an added item to a baby shower gift basket, or to bring a little something to meet your new grand baby in the hospital. I highly suggest using Mary Maxim, Twinkle yarn as it’s very soft for a little ones head.
I know a lot of you try to make this hat with worsted weight yarn, then don’t seem to like the end result. Because of all the adjustments needed – it looks very different going up so many yarn weights. I’m not sure if most people are just picking up yarn closest to them, or if super fine weight yarn feels like it would drag on and on to make.
I have added a video tutorial at the bottom of this post. I hope y’all enjoy!
12″ circumference (yarn should stretch)
5″ long from top of the hat to bottom
*These are our finished measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurement, please check your gauge.
Super Fine-1 weight yarn
Mary Maxim, Twinkle, about 70 yards
Color A | Blue, Lilac, and Grass
E-4 (3.50mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle, to weave ends
16 stitches x 10 rows is 4″
*Change your hook size to obtain your gauge.
CA | Color A
st(s) | stitch(es)
ch | chain
sc | single crochet
dc | double crochet
fpdc | front post double crochet
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with CA yarn,
Round 1: 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join (9 dc sts)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join (18 dc sts)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat * to * around, join (27 dc sts)
Round 4: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat * to * around, join (36 dc sts)
Round 5: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts* repeat * to * around, join (45 dc sts)
Round 6: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts* repeat * to * around, join (54 dc sts)
Round 7: ch 2, dc in each st around, join (54 dc sts)
Rounds 8-15: ch 2, *fpdc in next st, dc in next st* repeat * to * around, join (54 dc & fpdc sts)
Round 16: ch 1, sc in each st around, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (54 sc sts)
Textured Newborn Hat Video Tutorial