FREE Merino Thick & Thin Newborn Hat Patterns

Newborn photographs are one of the most treasured keepsakes you will ever have so you must have the right props. The fresh and delicateness of newborn life is embraced with the uniqueness of Merino Thick & Thin yarn but it doesn’t take away from the focus of the newborn.

Crocheting with custom dyed yarn will not only result in a new love of yarn to crochet with, but you will also find these hats to work up quick. As you crochet you will feel the luxuriousness of the yarn in your fingers and be so excited to put it on a newborn baby.

Three Different Merino Hat Styles To Choose From

Each hat design has a different personality, but they all share the sweet look to them. The uniqueness of the thick and thin yarn creates almost a bubble like look to the fabric that is crocheted. It naturally tightens and loosens between each stitch.

The Merino Thick & Thin Hat pattern styles that I will be sharing with you include a Pixie Hat, a traditional Beanie and a Pixie Bonnet style.

Which style do you want to make? The great thing about these patterns is the minimal amount of thick & thin yarn they use. For Instance, with one 90 yard skein, I was able to make one hat of each design.


Newborn Merino Pixie Hat Pattern

You will need the following supplies:

  • about 28 yards of Merino Thick & Thin Yarn
  • Crochet Hook N (9.00 mm)
  • Measuring Tape, Yarn Needle, Scissors
  • Optional: Button

Crochet Pattern for Pixie Hat

  1. Ch 3, 4 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join in the top of beginning ch 2 (5 st counting beginning ch 2 as a stitch now and throughout pattern)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each st around, join (6 sts there was a 1 stitch increase)
  3. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, [2hdc in next st, hdc in next st], repeat [] around, join (9)
  4. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts], repeat [] around, join (12)
  5. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts], repeat [] around, join (15)
  6. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, [2hdc in next st, hdc in next st], repeat [] until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, join (22)
  7. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, join (25)
  8. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  9. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  10. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  11. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25), fasten off and weave in all ends
  12. Optional: add button

Hat dimensions / folded flat: Width = 6 inches, Height = 7 inches


Newborn Merino Basic Beanie Hat Pattern

You will need the following supplies:

  • About 25 yards of Merino Thick & Thin Yarn
  • Crochet Hook N (9.00 mm)
  • Measuring Tape, Yarn Needle, Scissors

Crochet Pattern for the Basic Beanie:

  1. Ch 3, 9 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join in the top of beginning ch 2 (10 sts counting beginning ch 2 now and throughout pattern)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, 2hdc in each st around, join (20)
  3. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts], repeat [] around, join (25)
  4. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  5. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  6. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  7. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  8. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join (25), fasten off and weave in all ends

Hat dimensions / folded flat: Width = 6 inches, Height = 5 inches


Newborn Merino Bonnet Pattern

You will need the following supplies:

  • About 35 yards of Merino Thick & Thin Yarn
  • Crochet Hook N (9.00 mm)
  • Measuring Tape, Yarn Needle, Scissors

Crochet Pattern for the Bonnet

  1. Ch 14, hdc in the 3rd chain from hook, hdc in each remaining ch, rotate work (you will now continue your hdc in the opposite side of the ch), hdc in each ch to end, turn (26 counting beginning ch now and throughout hat)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in each st to end of row, turn (26)
  3. Ch 2, hdc in first 11 sts, dc3tog, hdc in remaining 11 st, turn (24)
  4. Ch 2, hdc in next 9 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, hdc in remaining 10 st, turn (22)
  5. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (22)
  6. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (22)
  7. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (22)
  8. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, fasten off and weave in ends
  9. Continue to tassel instructions

Adding Braid / Ties & Tassels to the Bonnet

There are 2 options that I have used for the ties and/or tassels. I usually use whichever one I have enough yarn for. If you are running short of yarn, check out the top row of images in the above graphics. Those hats demonstrate the ties/braid option resulting in using less yarn because they feature a small braid and small tassels. However, in the bottom image there are longer tassels with no braid.

Ties / Braid Option: Begin to create this option by taking 2 strands of yarn and measure about 3 feet long, then fold the yarn in half. At the fold, join with a slst in the front lower corner of the bonnet. After that step, complete as many chains as possible leaving enough yarn for a small tassel (usually about 15-22 chains), tie them off and trim up the tassels to have even ends.

Tassel Only Option: To complete the longer tassels, take the remaining yarn and fold it in half, continue folding in half until you have about 4, 6 or 8 strands, just make sure it is an even number. Split them in half and then place them in 2 separate piles. Take the first pile and fold those strands in half, now, at the fold, pull through the front lower corner of the bonnet. Continue by tying tightly with a scrap piece of yarn around the folded area and then repeat on the other side with the second group of measured out strands.


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Bunny in Britches Set – Crochet Pattern

Spring time brings cute and cuddle little bunnies out of the woods. What is cuter than that? I love seeing them bounce around and wiggle their little noses. Well, now you can bring that cute little image into your home for your little one.  You are going to love this little Bunny in Britches Set. The adorable little guy in the photo is courtesy of my tester Trish <3

Bunny in Britches Set

The Pattern includes the Bunny Bonnet, Bow Tie, Britches with Suspenders (made to hit at the knees) and a carrot stuffy. The pattern includes sizes for: newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month.

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See up close images of the set below

The bonnet is made to have floppy ears. You can use traditional/regular yarn for the inside of the ears (shown in photo above), or you can choose to use a more fuzzy yarn, like Bernat Happy, for the inside like the  photo below.

Bunny in Britches Bonnet

The Bow Tie is a cute addition and can be used with any outfit. The bow tie is made to button in the back of the neck. The button is adjustable so you can make it fit any child. It is very important to make the neck band extra long and not button on too tight.

Bunny in Britches Bow Tie

My favorite part of this set is the britches! There is just something classic about the longer shorts, designed to fit to the knees, with suspenders. I love the old fashion look. The britches are designed to wear over a diaper and can be tied in front to help them stay up. Simply add the pom for a tail and it is the perfect touch.

Bunny in Britches  Bunny in Britches

Now those pieces are all adorable, but I couldn’t stop there. Every bunny need a cute little carrot to nibble on. The carrot is about 8″ tall and works up really quick.

Bunny in Britches Carrot

Well, now, that is enough cuteness for one day. Grab this fun pattern and crochet it up for your little one. Share you photo on my facebook page so I can gush over the cuteness overload.

Bunny in Britches

Bunny & Fox Bonnets & Stuffy Pattern Releases!

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I have received so many comments about the Teddy Bear Set, I mean seriously, it is so cute!


I had to create some more with and the requests came from all of you. I am excited to show you the Bunny & Fox Sets. They have been shipped off to be photographed so you will see they are just as darling soon. 

 

Both of these crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for this adorable Stuffy and matching Bonnet. The completed bunny stuffy is about 8″ tall, from ear tips to bottom of feet.
The completed fox stuffy is about 7″ tall. 

 
The Bunny Bonnet is a simple design with a ridged/cable effect that frames the face, this adds just a touch of character and strength to help hold the ears up on the bonnet. The ears are flexible and can stand straight up or with a simple fold they can bend downwards. The bonnet comes in sizes from newborn up to child. 

The Fox bonnet is also a simple design but has a criss cross design that begins about a third of the way back from the front of the bonnet. The criss crosses are only for character and add a lot of it! The bonnet comes in sizes from newborn up to child.
 
This is a lovely set for any Mom to be, 
any child for Easter, 
a first Birthday (or any birthday for that matter),
or other special occasion. 

Grab your copy for the Bunny Set on:
 Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

Grab your copy of the Fox Set on:
Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

 
Coming soon will be options to get all 3 Sets, Teddy Bear, Bunny and Fox at a discounted price (bonnet & stuffy). Make sure you have signed up for email updates (in the right column of my blog) and also follow on facebook for announcements, sales and crochet fun. 

Teddy Bear Bonnet & Stuffy Pattern Release

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Does it get any cuter than this?
I don’t think so. And now, you can make your own!
This crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for this adorable Teddy Bear Stuffy and matching Bonnet. The completed teddy bear is about 7″ tall. 
 
The Bonnet has ridged cables for added character (not just a plain hat) 
and it comes in sizes from newborn up to child. 
 
This is a lovely set for any Mom to be, 
any child for Christmas, 
a first Birthday (or any birthday for that matter),
or other special occasion. 

Grab your copy for the Teddy Bear Set on:
You can also get the pattern for just the Teddy Bear Stuffy on:

The all too precious Professional Images are courtesy of Christy Mitchell photography

Scallop & Cables Bonnet & Wrap Set – Crochet Pattern

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 I am so in love with this beautiful Scallop and Cables Bonnet and Wrap Set.
The delicate mohair makes it so soft, delicate and lacy. It is simply perfect for a sweet little girl.
 
 

Where to get your Copy of the Scallop & Cables Set

Grab your copy in any of my pattern shops:

More Beautiful Images of the Scallop & Cables Set

It is so rewarding to work with a newborn photographer. I have been so lucky to work with Christy Mitchell, she does outstanding work and is always willing to share her images. Check out more stunning pictures by Christy Mitchell Photography.
 

 

 
 
 

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Mohair Bonnet & Wrap Baby Crochet Pattern

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Mohair elevates your newborn photographs to a whole new level. The latest design from my shop, Sweet Potato 3 is easily my favorite design this year. The Mohair Bonnet & Wrap set can be used in so many different ways, you are going to want one in all the colors.
 
 
The Mohair Bonnet & Wrap crochet pattern now includes multiple sizes for the bonnet including:
  • newborn
  • 3-6 month
  • 6-12 month.
 
 
The Mohair Bonnet & Wrap are stunning together and you can grab the pattern for both through the following links:
 
 
Of course you would be able to tell how beautiful this set is without the talent of Christy Mitchell Photography. She is an amazing photographer to work with from Wallingford, Connecticut. Christy is the inspiration behind many of my designs and always goes above and beyond with her images. Just take a peak at her work in the images below of the mohair set.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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