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Newborn Baby Crochet Hat Pattern

The most Perfect baby Crochet Hat for Donating to  Hospitals. This easy-to-make newborn crochet hat is perfect for babies just coming out of the hospital or to donate to a Charity.

Crochet newborn Hat Pattern for a Newborn Baby Crochet Hat Pattern Perfect Crochet Hat for Donating to  Hospitals

The hats are most definitely crocheted, just using simple basic crochet stitches worked into the back loops of the previous rows, and are so easy to crochet.

These baby hats are also brilliant yarn stash-buster projects!

 Each hat requires  30grms double knit  (Light Worsted Weight) yarn per hat. I can make 3 hats per £100g ball and that works out at 0.76p per hat. 

I will then look for a hospital or Charity that is taking knitted and crocheted baby hats for their maternity ward.

Once I have a little collection of a few newborn crochet baby hats in varying colours. 
I Look out for hospitals posting on Facebook requesting newborn baby hats. 

free crochet baby hat pattern Newborn baby crochet hat pattern

Newborn Babies can lose heat really quickly straight after birth and this is why you will see babies wearing little knitted or crocheted hats immediately after birth to help keep them warm and cozy

Please check with your local maternity unit on what colors they may need. Some units run a traffic light system Red, Amber, and green hats are used as a visual aid. 

Crochet baby hat pattern 0-3 months free

  • The midwives can then easily identify immediately babies that require little more help and attention in the first few hours.
  • RED - red hats are used for babies who are more at risk and require more regular observations.
  • AMBER hats - require just a little bit more attention.
  • GREEN Hats - lower-risk babies and only require routine observations as they are healthy and a good weight.
If your local hospital is not taking donations at this time do not worry there is always a charity or other hospital requiring hats. so just keep making!

What size Do baby hats need to be for the hospitals?

As a guide, the average newborn head circumference is between 13- 15 inches for a Newborn
But the recommended hat circumference is 12 inches around. However, it should be noted that The ribbing makes this a lovely stretchy hat. 
For this newborn hat to we will crochet in Rows until our HAT measures 12 inches across. 

If you would like to crochet this baby hat in the next sizes 

easy newborn crochet baby hat pattern free


The depth (HEIGHT IF HAT) of the hat once on the head Must be at least 5 inches. (without the turnup) 
You will add on extra chains at the beginning of the hat depending on how wide you wish the turn up to be! 
I prefer quite a deep turnup for this baby hat. 

newborn baby hat to donate to hospitals free crochet pattern

Crocheting a baby's hat it's NOT an accurate science. As all baby's heads are different sizes. SO how can we make them to fit.

We can help make our little hats fit as best we can for those crucial first 24 hours where keeping the heat in the body is a must.

  • The BRIM is folded upwards to sit just above the baby's eyebrows. 
  • The bottom Edging of the hat is lovely and elastic, meaning it can adjust to fit a few sizes.
  • The Crochet stitches used to make this baby hat is slip stitches into the Back Loops and single Crochet Crocheting into The Back loop making a ribbed stretchy baby hat.

This is one of the most asked-for crochet baby hats.  
I get asked to make and also sell really well as part of newborn hats and booties crochet sets I make.

If you are new to crocheting and want to know How to crochet a baby hat 0-3 months for beginners, this is a fantastic baby crochet hat pattern to start with. 

What makes THIS one of the best newborn baby hat patterns and why it is so great for donating to hospitals? 

With many 'beanie type' crochet hats we are kinda judging the length of a newborn hat required, but  not every baby comes out the same, so crocheting a baby hat with a fold-up brim is great.

Like the Super simple Baby hat crocheted in the back loops of the Half double crochet stitch. This is also a free Crochet hat pattern and is written with photo tutorials step by step.  


Easy Crochet Newborn Baby Hat Patterns For Beginners

See the Full FREE crochet Pattern HERE - How to crochet a Baby HAT by LisaAuch Crochet 

Here is the simple Baby Hat Crochet Pattern that you can donate to hospitals.

 
newborn baby hat free crochet pattern for donating to charity


To crochet this newborn hat, you will need around
50g of Baby Double Knit (see Best Deals Right now on YARN @Amazon.com)

Due to the popularity of this Baby hat I have now added in Measurements for you to make it bigger.  Just follow the baby hat pattern making sure you work to the SIZE  measurement. 
hats sizes for crochet baby hats


 Baby hat size NEWBORN - use a 3.50mm (or if you are a tight crocheter please check Measurements and adjust the hook if required) 
 
Hat length
The Beginning Chain for the baby hat should be at least + inches PLUS the size of turnup you desire you want the  Turnup to remember to accommodate this to the chain at the start. )

Crochet in Rows until HAT measures 13 inches. (NEWBORN )

Baby hat Size for Bigger Newborn up to 3 months use a hook up to a 4.00mm or 4.500mm hook ( please check Measurements and adjust the hook if required)

Hat length Beginning Chain should be at LEAST 6.75+ inches PLUS the size of turnup you desire you want the  Turnup to remember to accommodate this to the chain at the start. 

If you want the LARGE Turnup you must remember to ADD these extra chains to the chain at the start. 

Crochet in Rows until HAT measures at least 14 inches.

NOTE: to create the rib effect, For this hat, you will be working in the back loops only in single crochet stitches  and in ROWS. 

Abbreviations
Ch - Chain 
sc - single crochet 
blslst- Slip Stitch into the BACK LOOPS of the stitches of the previous row blsc - working your single crochet stitches into the BACK loop of the stitch of the previous row. 

BABY HAT CROCHET PATTERN 

Ch 36, or until your Chain reaches the desired Length ( Height of hat + enough chains for a turnover ) = TOTAL Chains required to start) 

Row 1: Start by sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 30 ch, slip stitch into next 5 ch, Ch 1, and turn.

Row 2: Slip Stitch in the Back Loop of the first 5 sts, Sc Back loop into the remaining 30 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: ScBackloop into the next 30 sts, slip st into BLoops of the last 5 remaining stitches

Rows 4 to Rows 44: Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 (Or until you reach the Hat circumference) 

End off after the last st on Row 44 OR continue until your work measures the recommended length = This measurement is also equal to the circumference of HAT you require.
Leave a long tail to sew seams together

Your hat should look like this
 
Fold the Hat in Half. Short Seam to Short seam and make a tube 

sewing the hat seams together

Sew back loops of first and last rows together; when you reach the top weave thread in and out to gather.

Crochet Baby hat Pattern

Pull tightly to close for the top of the hat. Weaving in ends to finish
 
crochet baby hat pattern donate to hospitals

I probably make crochet hats the most, so I am always tweaking or adding new baby hat crochet designs

crochet baby hat and booties set




Here is Another Super EASY crochet baby hat pattern that is ideal to donate to hospitals and charity. 
 Or To crochet for a Baby as a coming-home gift.
 
As you can see in this image of a newborn baby coming home. I made the Beginner Friendly Baby hat pattern and added 2 Small yarn pom-poms. Adorably cute!.

crochet hat pattern FREE for baby coming home from hospital in

This is a lovely beginner-friendly How to crochet a baby Hat Pattern and Tutorial. 
FREE crochet Baby Hat Tutorial with Pictures and instructions. Using the Half Double Crochet Stitch

The hat can be made any size and is nice and stretchy. 

Or if you prefer a Lovely simple crochet Newborn Beanie hat Pattern you can visit my Popular 

FREE newborn crochet Hat with Flower  Pattern HERE 

crochet baby newborn hat pattern free donate to hospitals

I also have 2 very easy free knitting patterns for a baby hat that perfect for newborns and to donate to the hospitals made on 2 straight needles. 


free knitting hat pattern made with 2 straight needles

Free knitting g pattern Baby hat with 2 straight needles 

easy knit baby hat on 2 straight needles free pattern

Ribbed stretchy knit baby hat made on 2 straight needles-  Free pattern. 

Over the years I have crocheted many Baby Sets that make a beautiful baby shower gift. 

I have added all my pictures of the sets HERE and added all the links to the free  crochet patterns

FREE Baby Crochet Patterns HERE



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