I was commissioned to make some baby hats, and one was a Mickey Mouse Look-a-like. Well, there are no patterns for Newborns out there for free, so I decided to write mine down as I went. Enjoy and Happy Crocheting!
I used Vannas Choice Worsted Weight and an I hook.
Throughout the pattern you will join with a sl st into the first dc and ch2 - the ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch.
Begin with a Magic Ring and 8 dc into magic ring.
Rd 2 - 2 dc in each dc (16 dc)
Rd 3 - 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat around (24 dc)
Rd 4 - 1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat around (32 dc)
Rd 5 - 1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat around (40 dc)
Rd 6-9 - 1 dc in each dc around (at end of round 9, join w/sl st and only ch1)
Rd 10 - sc in each dc around. Finish off and weave in end.
Ears (make 2)
Begin with Magic Ring, 6 sc into magic ring
Rd 2 - 2 sc in each sc around, sl st, ch1 (12 sc)
Rd 3 - 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around, sl st, ch1 (18 sc)
Rd 4 - 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around, sc in final sc, sl st, ch1 (24 sc)
Rd 5 - 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around, sl st, ch1 (30 sc)
Rd 6 - 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in nest sc, * 1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, * repeat 4 times, 1 sc in next 2 sc, finish off leaving a long tail to sew with (31 sc)
Rd 6 will not be a complete round, you should have 5 unworked sc.
When you finish both ears, use the tail and a needle to sew them into place and weave in the ends. This should give you a newborn hat with about a 13 in circumference.
Feel free to use this pattern, give it to others, give the finished product as a gift or even sell it but please do NOT sell the pattern or claim it as yours. In fact, I'd love for you to tell people where you got it from please! Thanks!