Free Baby Strawberry Hat Crochet Pattern
Your little one will look absolutely adorable in this cute strawberry hat!
This adorable baby’s hat, designed by Cara Medus, would be a perfect gift for a newborn. The finished hat measures 18 1⁄4 in (46cm) x 6 1⁄2 in (16.5cm), and we used Rowan Pure Wool.
You can find the pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here.
You will need
- Rowan, Pure Wool 4ply, 1 x 50g/160m ball of each:
- Avocado (419)
- Kiss (436) Rowan
- Pure Wool DK 1 x 50g/125m ball of Gilt (032)
- A 3.5mm crochet hook
- A 4.5mm crochet hook
Hat measures 18¼in (46cm) x 6½in (16.5cm)
tr2togPR treble 2 together in the previous row: treble 2 together, but insert the hook at the base of the treble on the previous row and draw the yarn up level with the current row
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
Ch 79 using 4.5mm hook and red yarn, ss to join into a ring without twisting the chain.
Using 3.5mm hook:
Round 1 Ch 3, 1 tr in each ch, sl st to top of turning ch. [80 sts]
Round 2 Ch 3, 1 tr in each st.
Round 3 Ch 3, *tr2togPR, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts; rep from * until last 2 sts, 1 tr in each, ss to turning ch.
Round 4 As round 2.
Round 5 Ch 3, 1 tr in next st, *tr2togPR, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts; rep from * until last st, 1 tr, ss to turning ch.
Round 6 As round 2.
Round 7 Ch 3, 1 tr in each of next 2 sts, *tr2tog PR, 1 tr in each of next 3 sts; rep from * until last st, tr2togPR.
Round 8 Ch 3, 1 tr in each of next 7 sts, *tr2tog, 1 tr in next 8 sts; rep from * until end. [72 sts]
Round 9 As round 3.
Round 10 Ch 3, tr 6, *tr2tog, tr 7; rep from * until end. [64 sts]
Round 11 As round 5.
Round 12 Ch 3, tr 5, *tr2tog, tr 6; rep from * until end. [56sts]
Round 13 As round 7.
Round 14 Ch 3, tr 4, *tr2tog, tr 5; rep from * until end. [48 sts]
Round 15 As round 3.
Round 16 Ch 3, tr 3, *tr2tog, tr 4; rep from * until end. [40 sts]
Round 17 As round 5. Change to green yarn.
Round 18 Ch 1, 1 dc in each st, ss to to top of turning ch.
Round 19 Ch 1, dc 2 *dc2tog, dc 3; rep from * until end, ss to top of turning ch. [32 sts]
Round 20 As round 18.
Round 21 Ch 1, dc2tog until end, ss to top of turning ch. [16 sts]
Round 22 As round 18.
Round 23 As round 21 [8 sts]. At the end of this round do not ss, but continue working dc in a spiral on these 8 sts to form the stalk. When stalk measures 1¼in (3cm), dc2tog 3 times, cut the yarn and use the end to sew up the remaining hole.
LEAVES (make 5)
Ch 14, ss in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc, 2 htr, 2 tr, 2 dtr, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc, 1 ss. Working along the other side of the foundation ch without turning: 1 ch, miss first st, 1dc. 1 tr, 1 htr, 2 dtr, 2 tr, 2 htr, 1 dc, 1 ss.
Fasten off. Weave in the ends at the points of the leaves. Use the yarn end at the base of the leaf to sew them around the stalk.
Embroider yellow ‘v’ stitches at the base of each tr2tog PR. Carry the yarn at the back of the work from stitch to stitch from top to bottom of the hat and it will not affect the sideways stretch of the hat.
Technical editor and crochet designer Cara Medus is a verified pro in the crochet world! Cara has been the brains behind Simply Crochet magazines technical team since the very first issue, and her mathematical prowess with crochet design is unparalleled. Cara has contributed numerous designs to Simply Crochet magazine, as well as publications from Scheepjes and many others. Cara also teaches aspiring technical editors through her online training courses, and is currently working on her first book! You can find Cara on Instagram at @caramedus