Free Crochet Pattern for a Cute Baby Hat Beanie with Crochet Flower (Cluster Sitch)

'Oh so Cute Crochet Baby Cluster Hat' This is such a pretty crochet pattern written to Help those who have maybe just started crocheting but ready to take the next steps and start creating gorgeous items,
I love this quick and easy to make cluster stitch hat, I was asked countless times for a crochet pattern for this hat after I posted the picture (left) of the adorable white hat Pattern. People were asking me If I would consider writing a pattern of something similar, so I decided to try.
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I have tried to include more steps and instructions than in a plain crochet hat pattern, to help those who are attempting working in the cluster stitch for the first time.  

This cute little number was inspired by a crochet baby hat I saw online, When I saw this cute little crochet baby beanie I knew I just had to make it, it will be a really great pattern for any size, just keep increasing the clusters row by row until desired size/circumference of head is achieved.
Please NOTE.

(This Pattern has been recently checked & re-written October 2018. The original publish DATE:  27/2/12)

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Newborn size and 3 months size shown in picture


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For the SMALLEST Preemie size (grey baby hat in picture )  I used hook size UK 4.00mm and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran 
If you do not have Aran weight to hand You can also use 2 strands held together of DK.
If you feel the hat will be too small you may find you need to add in another round of Increase's.

Stitches used in this pattern are
US Crochet Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
YO - yarn over
Sl st - slip stitch
dc-double crochet
*cluster - 3dc tog cluster stitch  
Stitch: Cluster Stitch
*Make a dc within one step of finishing* (2 loops left on hook)
*Make a dc within one step of finishing * (3 loops left on hook)
*Make a dc within one step of finishing * (4 loops left on hook)
Yarn Over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.=1 cluster made

A great video to watch on how to do this can be found here 

 

Cluster Stitch Baby HAT PATTERN (FREE Pattern and Guidance) 

for preemie/doll/ (12 inches around) USE A 4.00mm hook  and follow intructions for the Newborn Hat Pattern

1st Size Newborn 5.00mm hook
2nd Size 0- 3 Months  4.50 mmhook

 I crochet extremely loosley so you MAY find you need to go up a hook size to achieve the finished sizing.
Round 1: 
Magic Ring. Inside the ring, ch 3  (counts as first dc of cluster in each rnd following*Make a dc within one step of finishing (2 loops left on hook) Repeat until 4 loops left on hook. YO, pull through  loops on hook *  ch 2,
[Slip into next ch2 space, *Cluster*, ch 2.]
Repeat from [ ]  a further 4 times. Pull ring tight.
To join slip st to first ch-2 sp. (5 clusters in total)

Round 2:
In ch-2 sp, Ch 3, make a dc within one step of finishing (2 loops left on hook). Repeat (4 loops left on hook) YO, pull through all loops on hook. Ch 2 . Working In same sp, work a cluster,ch2   (2 Clusters in same Ch2 space)
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This is what your 1st 3 rounds should look like
Working INTO the next ch-2 sp, [cluster, ch2, cluster, ch2, increase made]
Repeat around in each ch-2 sp, Sl st to next ch2 space (10 clusters in total)

Round 3:
 *In ch-2 sp, make a dc within one step of finishing ,Repeat until 4 loops left on hook, YO, pull through all  loops on hook. Ch 2 . In the same sp,  *cluster *ch 2 (you will have 2 clusters in First ch2 SPACE)
[Working INTO the next ch-2 sp, work 1 cluster ch2, (working into the next ch2 space 1 cluster, ch2, Twice in SAME space, increase made]
Repeat [ ] around  (15 clusters made)

 For smallest size Go to Round 5 Now -  Carry on Rnd 4 for NEXT size up

Round 4:
  In ch-2 sp, Ch 3, make a dc within one step of finishing ,Repeat until 4 loops left on hook, YO, pull through all  loops on hook. Ch 2 . In the same sp,  *cluster *ch 2 (2 clusters in First ch2 SPACE)
work 1 cluster in next of next 2, ch2 spaces. (cluster, ch2, Twice in SAME ch 2 space increace made]
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This is Round 5

For smallest size finish at round 6 -  And start at Round 9:

Round5:- Round8: (No more increases unless you want to make this hat bigger.)
In ch-2 sp, Ch 3, make a dc within one step of finishing ,Repeat until 4 loops left on hook, YO, pull through all  loops on hook. slip to next available ch2, space and continue working.
[work 1 cluster in each of next ch2 spaces]- Repeat around.
On LAST round, slip to join and ch1


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Hat to Rnd 8
Rnd 9 - Rnd 12: : sc in back loop of each stitch around, slip to join. and once completed weave in ends.

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Large outer Crochet Flower Pattern (Use Large hook size for outer,  and 2 strands of yarn and next size down for 2nd crochet flower)
Round1 Chain 3 10dc into magic ring sl st into top 1st ch 3 (10sts)
Round 2: * [ch3, in base of ch3 work double crochet, treble crochet  double crochet.)  Ch 3, sl st in next st.] *  Repeat from * around. (Petals)
Finish off Weave in ends

Middle inner crochet flower pattern
chain3 sl into 1st st to make a ring 
Rnd 1 
working Into ring, ch2, sc9 (10 sts) sl st to join,
{chain 3, (in next stitch dc, tr, dc,)  slip into top of next stitch of previous round} 1 petal made
continue {} around. 5 Petals.
 Join, finish off with a long tail

The SMALLEST inner Flower  
(this is tricky but just make sure you hold onto the FIRST chain as your working into it!)

(ch3, dc INTO the first chain on your hook. ch3, slip into the first chain on your hook)
Repeat this 5 times - PULL tight to close the hole of first chain. 
***PLEASE NOTE: *****

How to crochet the Leaf for your Crochet flower
Leaves pattern:
Rnd 1: With green, ch 5, * 2 dc on 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st on top of last dc made.
Dc on same st as previous dc. Ch 2, sl st on same st**, sl st on next 2 chs.
Ch 3, repeat from * to **. Cut off.

Sew leaves to the back of flower.

I use this long tail to attach the  flowers together and then attach onto the beanie itself.

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This small baby hat was made using a 4.00mm hook and Aran wieght following the instructions of the Newborn hat 
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