Basic Newborn Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

Welcome to Day 2 of the 30 Newborn Hats in 30 Days Challenge!

So I recently challenged myself to knit/crochet a newborn hat for the next 30 days. I find that I get so consumed with using my craft for work that I forget to use it for the good of others as well. So, I will be donating all of these hats to my local hospital once i'm done. If any of you are willing to join me, I will be posting a newborn hat pattern EVERYDAY for the next 30 days! Yay!

Today we will be making another hat using Koigu yarn, I received quite a few samples from them while attending OML a few weeks back. I do have to add, I've never used high quality yarn (100% Merino Wool for example) to make baby hats. I cannot believe how much using a different fiber changes the look and feel of such a simple hat! I'll definitely have a hard time going back to my usual acrylic yarn.


5.00mm Crochet Hook

50 yards Medium 4 weight yarn 


Yarn Needle



Pattern is worked from the top down.

Chain 2 DOES NOT count as a stitch.



Using a 5.00mm Hook in Double Crochet

16 Sts = 4"

10 Rows = 4"



Ch - Chain

DC - Double Crochet

Sl St - Slip Stitch



Begin with magic circle

R1 - Place 10DC into circle, Sl St (10)

R2 - Ch2, 2DC into each stitch, Sl St (20)

R3 - Ch2, *DC, 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from * around, Sl St (30)

R4 - Ch2, *DC into next 2 Sts, 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from * around, Sl St (40)

R5 - Ch2, *DC into next 3 Sts, 2DC into next stitch, Repeat from * around, Sl St (50)

R6 - Ch2, DC into each stitch around, Sl St (50)

Repeat round 6 for a total of 11 rounds.

R12 - Ch1, loosely slip stitch into each stitch aorund, Sl St (50)

Fasten off, weave in all ends. 


Day 1 "Ribbed Newborn Hat" -

Day 2 "Basic Newborn Hat" -

Day 3 "Puff Stitch Newborn Hat" -