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Super Simple Newborn Beanie (Free Pattern!)

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I love making simple beanies. Besides the fact that they are SO fast, they are great for charity projects. There are tons of great ways to give back using newborn beanie hats. Hospitals use them in their OB wards (I still have the homemade beanies my sons wore home from the hospital!). Or how about donating them to orphanages? Last summer I had the opportunity to hand-deliver over 300 newborn beanies to orphanages in Bogota, Colombia (more on my connections with that wonderful country later).


Today’s free pattern isn’t so much a pattern as it is just a little inspiration; a fun, simple way to finish your typical newborn hat to make it stand out a bit more. The hat itself is just your standard, double crochet beanie hat. I added a contrasting row of SC to the bottom and a cute little button on the side, and that’s all there is to it!

Many of my readers make charity hats. Let me know in the comments where you donate your hats!

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Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet
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Super Simple Newborn Beanie Crochet Pattern

Hook:Β H (5.00mm)
Yarn:Β Small amount of worsted in two contrasting colors Β (I typically use Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" or Lion Brand's "Vanna’s Choice")
Difficulty:Β Easy


  • Ch 2 does notΒ count as starting DC. (Note: Originally, I had incorrectly stated that it does. Sorry for the confusion!) When joining, join to the first DC, not to the top of the chain.
  • This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
  • This pattern was updated on September 12, 2015.

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With H hook and first color yarn, make a Magic Circle.

Round 1: Ch 2;Β 12 DC in magic circle; join. (12)

Round 2:Β Ch 2; 2 DC in same St and in each St around. Join. (24)

Round 3:Β Ch 2; 2DC in same St, 1 DC in next, (2 DC in next, 1 DC in next) around. (36)

Round 4:Β Ch 2; 2DC in same St, 1 DC in each of the next 17 St, 2 DC in next, 1 DC in each of the next 17. Join. (38)

Rounds 5-9: Ch 2; DC inΒ each St around. Join.

Switch to contrasting color.

Round 10:Β Ch 1; SC in each St around. Join. Β Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Finish with a simple button, or a cute flower like this oneΒ or this one!

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This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet

Here are the β€œdo nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
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  • linda hogan February 7, 2014, 4:47 pm

    I think this is just the something I need to do for my local hospital.

    • Rebecca February 7, 2014, 9:06 pm

      It’s such an easy and rewarding thing to do! I do recommend calling your hospital and asking if they have any special guidelines for their homemade hats. Some may not want buttons or other embellishments. Have fun!

      • Darcy Houseman November 2, 2015, 5:29 am

        That is a smart idea, I am glad I read this before I added any, better safe than sorry.

      • Karie August 8, 2016, 6:05 pm

        I also refrained from buttons, as I’m pretty sure the hospitals don’t allow them:)

  • jen February 8, 2014, 1:17 pm

    I am brand new at crochet. Do I just look up how to do a magic circle? Or is there an easy explanation?

    • Rebecca February 8, 2014, 4:14 pm

      Hi Jen! First, welcome to the world of crochet. You’ll be addicted in no time. πŸ™‚

      The Magic Circle is a great skill to have, but it does take a little bit of practice. There are some great YouTube videos that demonstrate it if you’d like to learn. (I am hoping to release my own tutorial in the future but haven’t gotten to it yet.)

      Your other option is to begin the hat like this:
      Start by chaining 4. Then slip stitch into the furthest chain from your hook, to form a circle. That will be the circle that you put your first round of DCs into.

      I hope that helps, and good luck!

      • Kelly July 16, 2014, 2:21 am

        Thanks for the other option for I am new to crocheting and have not quite mastered the magic circle

      • Kathy Thompson December 17, 2016, 7:46 pm

        I have a hard time with the a magic circle. I am very happy to know the alternative. Thanks

  • Ann February 11, 2014, 9:16 am

    I made my first baby hat using this pattern it was soo easy.I have a newborn niece (born yesterday morning) so am going to make tons. thank you for the free pattern.

    • Rebecca February 11, 2014, 10:16 am

      Awww, congrats! I love it when we have new babies in the family. There are so many fun things to crochet for a newborn πŸ™‚ I’m glad the pattern was helpful!

      • Ann February 12, 2014, 3:55 pm

        I made a second one but instead of sc for contrasting row I did hdc for 2 rows turned out great.

        • Rebecca February 13, 2014, 10:56 pm

          I bet it did. Your niece is a lucky girl πŸ™‚

  • Dara February 15, 2014, 12:34 am

    I’ve been looking for a simple beanie like this. I plan on making one for my second baby (due in May) and my first niece (due almost any day now!). Thanks!!

    • Rebecca February 17, 2014, 11:34 am

      Yay! Congratulations!

  • Gail March 11, 2014, 3:11 am

    One of the 1st patterns with a simple classic design that doesn’t “compete” with the beauty of a sweet newborn face! I love it, can’t wait to whip u a couple for our new grand daughter. Thanks for sharing it! πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca March 11, 2014, 7:28 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Gail March 11, 2014, 6:45 pm

    Oops! I made a major typo… “wait to whip u a couple” should have been “whip up a couple” I’m not planning to whip anyone, how embarrassing.

    • Rebecca March 11, 2014, 7:28 pm

      This made my night πŸ™‚ I totally didn’t even noticed the typo when I read your first comment! So funny πŸ™‚

  • Crystal Carney June 19, 2014, 8:21 pm

    I recently found this pattern & I absolutely love it! When we were stationed in SC I would make hats for the local hospital & crisis preg center. We are back in Dallas, Tx now…and I called one of the hospitals here and talked with a lady about donating hats to them. I have a personal goal of 200 hats(100 boys, 100 girls). I’m at 30 hats right now. Thank you so much for this awesome pattern!

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 10:03 pm

      That’s awesome, Crystal! I love hearing when people use their crochet skills for a good cause. I’m sure your local hospital will be so happy to receive such a generous donation!

  • Erangi Udeshika July 20, 2014, 3:12 am

    I’m going to make link list about crochet for charity. This pattern is very nice and perfect for giving. Please tell me can I use one photo of this beanie pattern for my next link list with link back ? Have a great day…

    • Rebecca July 22, 2014, 4:29 pm

      Absolutely! πŸ™‚

  • Nancy July 22, 2014, 10:49 am

    Just got first patterns and love them. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks so much

    • Rebecca July 22, 2014, 4:30 pm

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  • Cindy August 11, 2014, 3:19 pm

    Hi, Thanks for this. Going to give It a try. Have never made a Beanie before. Was wondering how I could also make one bigger to fit a 7 year old?

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 10:02 am

      Hi Cindy! I don’t have a larger pattern written out, but if you do a Pinterest search for “double crochet patter all sizes” I’m sure you’d find something!

  • Sarah Fewings August 11, 2014, 4:24 pm

    I’m making my first ever hat having finally plucked up the courage.

    My question is, on the magic circle where you ch2 & then say 12 DC, if the Ch2 is considered as a DC, do I only then need to another 11 DC?

    Do you also not stitch in the slip stitch space?

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 10:04 am

      Sarah, yes – you’ll only crochet 11 True DCs. I’m not sure I understand the second question. πŸ™‚

      • Samantha Roy March 21, 2018, 10:15 pm

        Hi! Thanks for the awsome pattern! I think I have that same/similar question. My rows are lining up crooked creating a visible angle down the hat. When you join your chain which “hole do you stick it through”? The hole on top of the prior chain, or the hole directly left of row, created by your ch2?

  • Marian Parker August 12, 2014, 8:56 am

    I am making a baby blanket and this hat in the same wool would look great. I am new to
    Crochet do you have any simple baby cardigan ‘s. Thanking You Marian.

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 10:04 am

      Marian, I don’t! I haven’t ventured into the world of garment patterns yet. But, a search on Pinterest or Ravelry will surely yield you many adorable results!

  • Rebekah Prout September 3, 2014, 9:12 am

    I have been crocheting for a few years now but just came across a challenge for our local Children’s Hospital. They are looking for purple newborn hats and this will be a perfect pattern to use!!! πŸ™‚ I was a preemie and my daughter was born with health issues so it’s always nice to give back!!!!

    • Rebecca September 3, 2014, 9:34 pm

      Awesome! Be sure to check with them if small buttons are allowed — I’m guessing they aren’t. Usually hospitals avoid any add-ons for safety reasons. πŸ™‚

  • Robbin October 11, 2014, 11:01 pm

    I’ve made several of these hats but mine seem so small. I tried
    One on a newborn and it was too small. I’ve changed
    Hook size and that does not help. What kind of
    Yarn did you use?

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 3:39 pm

      I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. Switching hook size (or two, or more) should make at least a little difference. My crochet tension may just be significantly looser than yours. πŸ™‚

    • Kaye October 18, 2015, 3:48 pm

      I have the same problem the hats are too small

      • Gloria Nickey April 6, 2017, 10:26 am

        Hi Rebecca – I have been crocheting baby hats for 40+ years. I always crochet one hat in a new pattern and try it on a grapefruit. This will give you a good idea of the average size needed for a newborn. I always adjust hook size up or down and if that fails it could be the yarn. If this idea works you can usually find just the right size ball in any store where toys are sold. Then you have your perfect hat model. This works on knitted hats as well. Always keep a stash of even the littlest scrap of yarn, they are valuable!

      • Samantha Roy March 21, 2018, 10:20 pm

        I tried the first hat with a size 10mm hook and it doubled the size. The second hat looks like a preemie size, but I used a 5mm. I’m not sure what type/weight yarn is used, but I’m guessing using a thicker yard would create a larger size. I plan on trying. The pattern was simple enough to get a few done quickly.

  • Crystal October 13, 2014, 3:23 pm

    I used this pattern to make up a few pumpkin hats for the local NICU. I added a green stem & vines. Love this pattern!

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 3:38 pm

      I bet it’s adorable!

  • Jessie December 4, 2014, 9:43 am

    I’m gonna make some for the local pregnancy center. Already made one, pink with a mint green contrast and tiny mint green embroidered heart. πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca December 5, 2014, 6:28 pm

      Great idea! I love mint πŸ™‚

  • Lily December 6, 2014, 11:45 pm

    How big are they supposed to be? I have a feeling mine will be too small.

    • Rebecca December 12, 2014, 10:32 am

      Hi Lily!

      I’m sorry that information is missing. Being one of my earliest patterns, it’s a bit incomplete as far as final measurements and gauge. πŸ™‚ I have always gone by a particular chart though, so without having the hat in front of me, I can tell you that I would have designed it to be 6.5-7″ across (laid flat), and about 4.5″ tall.

      • Paula March 26, 2018, 10:38 pm

        The one I made was 7×4.5. It almost looked too big. But then I never had a baby. Any thoughts?

      • Paula March 26, 2018, 10:39 pm

        The one I made was 7×4.5. It almost looked too big. But then I never had a baby. Any thoughts?

  • Pamela Brown December 30, 2014, 8:21 am

    There is a mistake in row 3.
    (1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc) should read:
    (1 d, 2 dc)

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:53 pm

      Oops! Actually, the parenthesis was just in the wrong place. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I can’t believe no one had caught it yet! πŸ™‚

  • Megan January 6, 2015, 10:47 pm

    This pattern is so easy to follow and so cute! I’m a medical student, so my 2015 goal is to make one every day to donate to the hospital!

    • Rebecca January 10, 2015, 11:25 pm

      Good luck!! That’s an awesome goal!

  • Anita January 14, 2015, 6:55 pm

    I have donated beanies to St. Jude Target House in Memphis. This pattern will allow me to donate more to other locations.

    • Rebecca January 20, 2015, 1:45 pm

      Wonderful πŸ™‚

  • Alexis January 22, 2015, 10:18 pm

    im loving this pattern and already started my stack to donate to my local hospital! I was wondering if you have a pattern for a 0-3 baby hat? Should I just do one more row of increasing?

  • Elizabeth January 28, 2015, 9:55 am

    I have taught myself how to crochet since my daughter has been born. (She is almost 18 months old) she spent the first 6 weeks of her life in a NICU. I think I’m going to try to make some of these to donate to the NICU where she was at as a little “thank you”. Thanks for a nice easy and cute pattern!

  • Laurie February 12, 2015, 7:53 pm

    Round 1: If you are counting the chain 2 as a dc, shouldn’t you dc only 11 dc for a totsl of 12?

  • Erina February 13, 2015, 8:07 am

    This looks great! However, I’m a bit confused because I’ve seen and read other crocheters ch 3 on a DC for their turning chain, but I see you say to ch 2. Is there something I am missing?

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 9:06 pm

      Very observant! This falls under the concept of “once you know the rules, you can break them.” πŸ˜‰ You’ll find that many designers are using one less chain than is standard for DC, HDC, and even SC in some cases. It’s really a matter of personal preference. I think it makes the edges look straighter.

  • Jan pozsgai February 21, 2015, 7:29 pm

    what is a magic circle

  • Jeanette clegg April 21, 2015, 3:59 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, it’s a fun and quick crochet. I have made several for my local hospital. Also get for using all that left over yarns:-)

  • Jackie April 29, 2015, 7:41 pm

    i would like to know the circumfence of the hat (( it just seemed so small to me.. ))
    Thank You

    • Rebecca May 2, 2015, 8:31 am

      When I made this pattern, I would’ve used Kat Goldin’s hat sizing chart. So according to that, it should be about 13″ around, 4.5″ tall. (Sorry, this was a very early pattern and I wasn’t as thorough as I am now!)

  • Samantha May 14, 2015, 12:18 pm

    thank you for sharing!! I will pass it on to my friends on a project we are doing. God bless you!!

  • Vicki June 5, 2015, 11:42 pm

    Thank you for this pattern. I make hats, cocoons, blankets and burial shrouds with a group of women from my church. They go to Mary Bridge children’s hospital in Tacoma, Wa. So rewarding to make something that might make a bright spot for people going through such trying situations!

  • Linda June 17, 2015, 9:17 am

    Have you a pattern for booties to go with the hat x

  • Pam Seehafer July 8, 2015, 7:43 am

    Baby Shower For Life

  • Kelly July 15, 2015, 6:33 pm

    I donate my hats to Hats 4 Hope and just helped establish a Florida Chapter. I’m in the stages of contacting local NICU and OB departments to see how I can assist. I have Florida Hospital Women’s Center accepting hats right now. I also want to make hats for children and adults going through chemotherapy. I’m a breast cancer survivor and having a soft, warm hat is really a blessing on those days when you’re feeling bad. I have over 200 hats made right now so if anyone knows of additional organizations in need of hats I’d be more than happy to assist. Homeless shelters would be a great opportunity, especially during the cold winter months.

  • julieanne July 16, 2015, 9:28 pm

    Your pattern is easy to follow so much easier then alot of others especially for a beginner thank you

  • Margo Weiler August 3, 2015, 1:51 pm

    I am using your Super SimpleNewborn Beanie
    pattern, which is great. I am using different bits of yarn and I was wondering if you could give me the final dimensions of the hat. Width and height, just to make sure I am ending up with the right size.

    thank you

    • Rebecca August 17, 2015, 9:37 am

      6.5-7β€³ across (laid flat), and about 4.5β€³ tall.

  • Margo August 4, 2015, 5:43 pm

    what are the final measurements for the beanie? width and height

    • Rebecca August 17, 2015, 9:37 am

      6.5-7β€³ across (laid flat), and about 4.5β€³ tall.

  • Ramie August 17, 2015, 1:51 am

    So I’m almost done making this, but it seems really small. My daughter is almost 3 months and it’s way too small for her. Will it fit a newborn? Does a baby’s head grow that much in 3 months?

    • Rebecca August 17, 2015, 9:37 am

      My finished dimensions are 6.5-7β€³ across (laid flat), and about 4.5β€³ tall. This is in line with standard recommendations for a newborn. If yours is smaller, you should increase your hook size.

  • Barbara Wright September 1, 2015, 10:29 pm

    Thank you for simply pattern. I’m using this patterns to make the hats for our local hospital.
    Thank you again.

  • patkalb September 6, 2015, 10:50 am

    Iam. Making this for my new great grandson I crochet but this pattern helped me to do everything the right way thank you

  • hlosanz September 12, 2015, 2:28 pm

    Round 1: Ch 2; 12 DC in magic circle; join. (12) but Ch 2 DOES count as starting DC. so the total should be 13 instead of 12 isnt it?

    • Rebecca September 12, 2015, 3:25 pm

      Yup, you’re quite right. This was one of my earliest patterns, and I haven’t looked at it in a long time. Thank you! I’ve updated it, it should be accurate now πŸ™‚

  • Debbie Jansen September 21, 2015, 7:38 pm

    Just discovered you and made the simple newborn beanie to go with a baby blanket and thank you for a simple, beautiful pattern. Not a pattern person very much as I get lost but now that some folks are making them so nice even I can follow then. Thank you so very much, I love your stuff. I am looking for a simple sleeveless dress for my year old granddaughter if you happen to have one.

  • Farida Rohoman September 23, 2015, 7:45 pm

    I used your pattern and made 60 newborn hats for my local hospital. Thank you for the pattern it was very easy to follow.

  • Nichole October 4, 2015, 5:07 pm

    Thanks so much for this pattern! This is my first time really making something, and this was great. I realized after making two hats that instead of doing a single crochet, I was doing a slip stitch for round 10. I didnt even realize there was much of a difference, as I do double crochet most of the time. Does that make much of a difference, in terms of not stretching out much? Or should I stick with the single crochet.

  • Arlene Haskett October 5, 2015, 9:15 am

    I do a lot of charity work for the hospital and need patterns that they can use
    this site has some good ideas. thank you very much for letting me use this site

  • sarah October 8, 2015, 7:10 pm

    Thank you so much for the pattern of the baby’s beanie cap. I had wanted to learn to make them.Blessings I will donate to the hospital as I have made blanket s for them in the past . thank you again for the pattern and may God continue to bless you.

  • Ashlee Gregg November 11, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Hey Rebecca I was wondering if you had a hat pattern for older kids around 5-6 years old

    • Rebecca November 12, 2015, 9:54 am

      I don’t πŸ™‚ If you search for Double Crochet Beanie patterns on Pinterest or Ravelry, I’m sure you’ll find some options.

  • Joan weber November 12, 2015, 1:21 pm

    How do I make a magic circle

    • Rebecca November 12, 2015, 4:24 pm

      If you click the green words “Magic Circle” in the pattern directions, it will take you to my tutorial video.

  • Nikki December 1, 2015, 1:13 am

    Thank you so much for this free pattern!!! I made my niece, due in 15 days, 6 new hats in the last few days using your pattern πŸ™‚ I think shes set for winter now

  • Ali Kellas December 30, 2015, 3:27 pm

    I’ve finished the hat! Love it! But do I need to weave in the tail from the magic circle??
    Thank u for the great pattern! Making a hat for a new nephew in Feb! πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca December 30, 2015, 3:30 pm

      Yes definitely, or it will come undone! πŸ™‚

      • Ali Kellas December 30, 2015, 8:47 pm

        Should I tie a knot in it or would weaving it be good enough?

        • Rebecca January 3, 2016, 5:43 pm

          Weaving it in should be good enough as long as you do it well.

  • Shannon January 11, 2016, 10:05 am

    I’ve never crocheted a hat,so I’m going to start simple. These look really easy and fun, and I’m planning to donate them to the local hospitals’ maternity wards. Thanks for all the beautiful free patterns.

  • Sheri January 11, 2016, 10:30 am

    Very cute little hat! I’m going to be a Nana next month, or maybe this month if the baby comes early. I have been looking for something quick and easy I can whip up a few fast to keep his little head warm. Thanks for this pattern!

  • Mishka January 11, 2016, 7:12 pm

    Going to be busy making quite a few of these. My daughter and her bf and my son and his wife are both expecting babies in July.

  • mandy January 12, 2016, 12:44 am

    I saw you made these for an orphanage. Where is the orphanage? Are they still taking hats and if so are you going back again? If not can I mail them directly? I would love to make some and this pattern is so cute and quick. I made two for my friend who just had a Premiee this week. I can’t wait to make more. Thanks so much!!

    • Rebecca January 13, 2016, 10:32 am

      Hi Mandy! The orphanage is located in BogotΓ‘, Colombia (South America). Teams from Project Hope go every year, but the needs change from year to year. (Last year we made mens hats for the homeless of BogotΓ‘.) If you subscribe or follow me on Facebook, you’ll be the first to know what this year’s project will be! In the meantime, there are SO many amazing organizations you can donate to, here and abroad.

  • Kayla Dixon January 12, 2016, 10:38 am

    I love this pattern, it is so easy and the hats turn out so cute.

  • Jeneva January 12, 2016, 4:57 pm

    I just love this beanie. I made it for my son when he was born.

  • Heather January 18, 2016, 4:44 pm

    sweet newborn gift!

  • Betty Doucette February 7, 2016, 12:14 am

    These hats are very cute, could you tell me how many rows in hdc would I do to make the same hat, I am donating my hats to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, thanks for the pattern.

  • Patsy Lewis February 24, 2016, 1:18 pm

    You don’t mention what weight yarn you use or would recommend I use. Do you have any suggestions? A prompt answer would be so appreciated because I am so ready to get started on this project.


    • Rebecca February 24, 2016, 1:21 pm

      Worsted. It’s up in the pattern notes πŸ™‚

  • Elsa Henning February 24, 2016, 1:59 pm

    I would love to do this for community.

  • Anna Smith March 5, 2016, 6:38 am

    I just love these little hats. Thank you so much for sharing them. I have been making preemie and newborn to donate to a local hospital. The hospital is Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Mississippi.

  • Emily May 19, 2016, 9:41 pm

    I love this pattern and made a bunch to send to Syrian refuges in Greece this past winter. Is there any chance you have a similar pattern for older children or a way to adjust the numbers to make it bigger for them? I know a local homeless shelter that could use a range of sizes for the kids they serve and I’d love to give them a bunch before next winter. Thanks for this great pattern!

    • Rebecca May 23, 2016, 9:09 am

      I’m so glad it’s being used for such a special cause. I don’t have a larger version, but all you’d need to do is look up a crochet hat sizing chart to find out how many increase rounds you would need until you reached an adult size. πŸ™‚

  • Diane May 23, 2016, 8:13 am

    I’ve tried a lot of baby hat (and adult hat) patterns for beanies and this is the absolute best. I love the way you join the rounds into an actual dc. Most patterns join into the chain and I can never get that to look right. And the tutorial on the magic circle is equally good. Thanks!

  • Patsy May 27, 2016, 12:23 pm

    Your pattern seems to be easy enough but my beenies are turning out too small. What might I be doing wrong? What weight yarn do you use? Also where can I find your tutorial on the magic circle? I’m having trouble with that as well. I’ve done a bunch of hats that I’m going to have to pull out because they are too small. Maybe the hospital can use them for premmies.

  • Sandy June 1, 2016, 9:14 pm

    Love this pattern!

  • Sandy June 1, 2016, 10:10 pm

    If I only made 8 rows total, do you think the Hat would fit a preemie? My one Granddaughter is having a baby in Nov. Do you have an easy pattern like this one to make booties to match the hat? I would also like a pattern like this to make a baby cocoon . The pattern for the Hat was so easy to follow. Thank you!

    • Rebecca June 9, 2016, 7:53 am

      Hi Sandy, I don’t have any of those additional patterns, sorry! For a preemie hat, it really depends on the size of the preemie. I’m not sure if just making it shorter would work. But you could try and see what happens πŸ™‚

  • Holly June 2, 2016, 8:25 am

    Hello, I am new to crochet and get confused between the USA and UK terminology – is this one USA? If so, is it as easy as changing the DC into TC?Thanks

    • Rebecca June 9, 2016, 7:54 am

      Yes, this is US terminology, and I believe all you need to do is the UK equivalent of any stitch I mention. Good luck!

  • Krista June 6, 2016, 1:07 am

    I just love how simple the pattern is as well as your tips on the join. I’ve seen a lot of baby beanie patterns but couldn’t get the join right. I hand deliver the hats to a local Salvation Army office (they set out the hats for display during mealtime and the clients get to choose the hat for their baby), and also a pregnancy resource center.

  • Anna June 6, 2016, 11:13 pm

    This was such an easy pattern and I’m so in love with my finished product. Wish I could post the photo but not sure how too. Thanks for the pattern.

  • leigh amoraal June 15, 2016, 4:08 am

    Thanks so much for the pattern its gorgeous. Just made one for my friends newborn baby girl .

  • Miriam June 15, 2016, 3:02 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern for free, your pattern is so easy to read, once I started making one I could not stop, I had to make an other one, and an other one, and an other one, I ended up making 4 and love the way they turned out. I also ended up doing pink yarn on row 8 and then back to white for row 9 and 10, and then I made a pink bow and sewed it onto row 8. They where really cute. I plan on giving them to the Crisis Pregnancy Center for there little shop. Thanks again, Miriam

  • Nessa June 22, 2016, 5:27 pm

    Love this paern. I made one for my little one and can’t wait to see her in it

  • Barb Giam June 28, 2016, 3:31 pm

    I am hoping to use your pattern to make some baby hats to give to the newborn babies at the hospital. Hope it is OK. thanks. Barb

  • Colleen July 5, 2016, 11:42 pm

    Thanks for this terrific pattern. Not only is the hat adorable, but the notes with the instructions made everything crystal clear–just finished my fourth one!

  • Becha July 20, 2016, 12:59 pm


    Merci beacoup for your inspirational pattern! I was looking for a new born crochet pattern for a beanie and I stumble upon your site. I just made one and will make another one for my girlfriend’s baby boy. She is due to give birth next month of August 2016.


  • Lisa July 21, 2016, 6:02 pm

    Saw the pattern and made a beanie. It has inspired me to do something locally for a hospital or care center for unwed mothers. As well I crocheted some chemo caps for a local center that services women going through cancer treatments. It is my desire to continue to crochet for both of these organizations.

  • Rosita Brown July 30, 2016, 11:00 am

    These hats are so cute!! I’m going to make some to donate to several hospitals in my area n thanks for sharing!!

  • Sherry burke July 30, 2016, 1:25 pm

    I am making purple baby beanies for awareness of abuse. Our local library does this collecting. Thousands from out small
    Community. Congratulations on your WI P.

  • Linda August 2, 2016, 11:40 pm

    I love this hat. I am making a few for my friends new grand daughter, I would love to add a lacy/ruffle trim (small) to the edge. Do you have any ideas for accomplishing this? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. The baby is due August 26, 2016. Thanks for this great pattern.

  • Karie August 8, 2016, 6:02 pm

    Thank you for the free pattern! I’ve been using it to make hats for the NICU babies at local hospitals!

  • Gerda Deacon August 9, 2016, 6:37 am

    Please send knitting pattern, I cannot crochet thankyou

    • Rebecca August 9, 2016, 8:48 am

      I don’t have a knit version as I do not knit, sorry πŸ™‚

  • rosetta cafin August 17, 2016, 2:15 pm

    Thank you for this free pattern. I will be using it to make hats for Little Hats/ Big Hearts campaign for 2017. A very worthy cause.

  • Linda Ritchie October 2, 2016, 10:14 pm

    i need a pattern like this one only in KNIT… i do not crochet and i would like to donate a bunch …i use the knitting loom to make hats…and donate them to the local hospital’s nicu…..thanks

    • Rebecca October 3, 2016, 9:53 am

      I wish I could help you but I don’t knit πŸ™‚ I’m sure you could find a good pattern via Pinterest or Ravelry, though!

  • Marielle November 3, 2016, 9:12 pm

    Thanks so such for the free pattern. It is great! I Love making these. Do you have a free pattern for baby booties? Thanks again, Marielle.

    • Rebecca November 5, 2016, 9:44 am

      I don’t, sorry! πŸ™‚

  • willena mcintosh November 9, 2016, 8:18 pm

    I’m going to make this hat its so cute

  • Kim November 16, 2016, 4:12 pm

    Hi, hope this makes sense as I am a novice. Do you work your DC into the tops of the chains? Many thanks

    • Rebecca November 16, 2016, 4:29 pm

      Hi Kim, you don’t have to work into any chains in this pattern. If you mean “do you work your DC into the top loops of the stitches”, then yes – in crochet that’s always assumed unless otherwise stated. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

      • kim November 17, 2016, 12:39 am

        Yes, that’s exactly what I meant. ?
        Thank you for confirming, I tend to really over think things and confuse myself! Lol
        Can’t wait to make these, branching out from blankets. X x

  • Elizabeth December 7, 2016, 12:20 am

    I’m wondering if I could use a bulky (5) yarn to make this hat. If so what size hook should I use to make a newborn hat? I have a lot of Lion’s Brand Babys first that I want to use and I love this pattern πŸ˜€

    • Rebecca December 7, 2016, 2:20 pm

      If you use a bulky yarn, you’ll have to go way down in hook size, and I’m afraid the hat would become very stiff because of it. It’s just a basic DC newborn hat, so you would probably be better off looking up a DC chunky yarn hat pattern, or finding a crochet hat size chart and doing it that way with a basic DC stitch. Good luck!

  • Gayle December 10, 2016, 2:02 am

    I love this pattern. I’ve made 35 hats to donate to the NICU at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield California. Thank you so much!

  • Shawna December 23, 2016, 12:28 pm

    A big CONGRATS on your baby boy!!!

  • asma December 25, 2016, 8:00 am

    thank you for this simple pattern i am learning few about crochet and i will do this , thank you again.

  • Dakota Banfill December 28, 2016, 2:12 pm

    i love this site because i get alot of patterns for making stuff for my family and friends thank you so much

  • Joan January 1, 2017, 12:40 am

    Best wishes on the birth of your new little boy! what a wonderful way to welcome the new year.

    I love this pattern but have had a problem with the seam not being straight. In rounds 5–9, please clarify if: you join in the top of the DC, Ch 2, DC in same stitch as Ch 2 then DC in each st around.

    • Rebecca January 3, 2017, 10:43 am

      Yes, that’s how I do it. Honestly, though, this was one of my very early patterns and if I were to rewrite it I would do it in continuous, seamless rounds and avoid the issue altogether. (I would finish the last round before the edging with HDC, SC, SL ST to smooth it down, then CH1 and do a joined SC round for the edge.)

  • Allison January 7, 2017, 10:10 am

    I loved making this pattern! I almost never crochet hats or clothing as gifts because getting the sizing right freaks me out, but I have a few friends and relatives who are due soon and I wanted to crochet those cute babies some hats for this cold weather!

    The pattern was easy to follow and the sizing turned out perfectly. I already have about 100 ideas for cute ways to change up or embellish this pattern. Thanks!

  • Ginger Davila January 25, 2017, 6:42 am

    Lovely, yet simple little hat! Perfect for a special gift made in different colors or to give to the local hospitals or charities. One thing I wanted to just pass along? The hospital I donate to will NOT accept ANY items made from cotton yarn. Only acrylic yarns. The reason is that cotton pieces that are really super teeny tiny, as in you can’t even see with your eyes unless it’s pointed out, can come away from the item and get breathed in by immature or suffering lungs and can cause a choking issue. Who knew?! I certainly didn’t! In fact I actually thought that cotton would have best- but no just super soft acrylic yarns. Thank you for your free patterns! As a mom of 5 and grandma of 3.5 it’s so wonderful to come across gorgeous items that I can actually create! πŸ˜€ And BLESS you on your newest addition! Babies are the best little snuggle bunnies ever!

  • Bertha Kenley January 26, 2017, 4:06 pm

    Bertha I have been crocheting Newby hats for new borns At Johns Hopkins for en years And have donated over 2500 hats boys and girls I had a fall about a year ago and now I want to start again. I don’t have a website but will be grateful if you could allow me to print this pattern so I can reacquaint myself
    signed Grateful

  • Reba February 7, 2017, 9:55 pm

    I really like this pattern, so I was wondering if there is a difference in the pattern if I want to make it bigger? Please help! Thank you.

    • Rebecca February 9, 2017, 9:10 am

      You would just need to do more increase rounds. If you look up “how to increase with double crochet” on Google or Pinterest, you’ll find lots of tutorials if you need help. πŸ™‚

  • Lori Cogen February 9, 2017, 11:00 am

    I just made the Call the Midwife blanket and thought I’d make this beanie with the leftover yarn. The friend who’s expecting has a family history (both sides) of 10+pound babies. Is there a way to make this beanie just a bit bigger?
    Thank you and congratulations on you new baby!

    • Lori Cogen February 9, 2017, 11:10 am

      Just read the post before mine…and I looked up increasing. Thank you once again.

  • Dianna Shaw February 12, 2017, 2:29 pm

    I donate to The Preemie Project out of Iowa. They supply the Iowa City hospital and several others.

  • Karen Hensley February 13, 2017, 4:19 pm

    I will be donating to MUSC in Charleston South Carolina NICU where my 7 day old grandson had his open heart surgery.

  • Sandra February 16, 2017, 8:22 am

    came across your website looking for newborn baby hats to make for the hospital I work for, looking forward to make as many as I can, hope it is ok to use your patterns, if so thank you


  • Peggy Nobles February 21, 2017, 12:21 pm

    I am using your pattern to make hats for the newborn babys at the hospital. I hope you don’t mine.

  • Evelyn Fodemski February 23, 2017, 6:40 pm

    I am a senior citizen and a group of us crochet baby beanies, blankets for preemies and new born at our local hospital. The new moms seem to love the them.

  • Deb February 27, 2017, 10:10 pm

    Thank you so much or the use of this pattern. It was very easy for me as a new crocheter and will be perfect for my new twin Grandbabies due in June. It made very nice looking beanies.

  • Colleen Gardner March 20, 2017, 2:51 pm

    Love your pattern. I’m using it to make hats for babies in the Dominican Republic and Honduras.

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  • Lori Candau April 28, 2017, 4:36 pm

    Love these hats! Thank u
    Do not understand second part of round 4? How is this different than first 17 stiches?

    Thank u!

    • Rebecca April 30, 2017, 5:32 pm

      It isn’t. The round is a DC increase, then 17 DC, then a DC increase, then 17 DC.

  • Karyl May 1, 2017, 3:06 am

    Will be making this to donate to a hospital on mothers’ day. I am hoping i can make a lot of mothers happy on that day πŸ™‚

  • Dorothy May 14, 2017, 10:46 pm

    I would like to pdf this pattern.what is theprice

  • Sandy desmond May 23, 2017, 7:28 pm

    I live in a care and have trouble getting patterns for crochet hats and amigurumi animals lost all my patterns in move.

  • Alicia Holt May 25, 2017, 3:10 am

    I love making this easy pattern for two reasons…It is easy to memorize so you can do it without thinking and it is really good therapy for severe anxiety! Thank you for developing this pattern to help πŸ™‚

  • julie July 5, 2017, 8:07 pm

    I’m a pediatric nurse and i will have fun doing those hat for mission smile. thank you for your easy pattern. julie

  • Amanda July 6, 2017, 6:12 pm

    Hi! Just made one of these! Super easy!! Thanks for the pattern!!

  • Leslie York July 10, 2017, 11:15 pm

    I make newborn hats for Mattel Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. I’m paying it forward. My granddaughter is special needs and this is our 3rd hospital and they have been most helpful. (Pray for gianna. On Facebook)

  • Jan July 17, 2017, 12:48 am

    I can’t seem to get the magic circle, how many chains to begin, I tried 4, but it left a little hole. appreciate your help. Thank you

  • Kryssia Miranda August 5, 2017, 4:09 pm

    Making pre hats for the hospitals

  • Tawny August 6, 2017, 6:06 pm

    Am using your pattern for a charity that has been floating around Facebook. It is for “The Period of PURPLE Crying” and initiative in hospitals in the US. It is to raise awareness around colic and Shaken Baby Syndrome (source FOX 25 Boston). Hats can be mailed to: Oklahoma Sate Department of Health, ATTN: Maternal and Child Health, 1000 NE 10 Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299. Thank you so much for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • Donna September 2, 2017, 11:27 pm

      This is specifically why I was searching for a newborn hat pattern! I live in OKC, and only heard about this (The Period of Purple Crying project) on Facebook from friends who live in other states. Go figure. LOL Looking forward to doing as many as I can before the Oct. 1 deadline.

  • ROBIN tittelbach August 7, 2017, 6:33 am

    just got this from my sister-need purple hats for newborns in oklahoma Note that purple baby caps are accepted year-round, but only caps received by Oct. 1 will make it in this year’s hospital distribution.

    Donations can be mailed to:

    Oklahoma State Department of Health

    ATTN: Maternal and Child Health

    1000 NE 10th St

    Oklahoma City, Ok 73117-1299

    For more information and to obtain patterns for caps visit Now get to knitting, ya’ll!

  • Teresa Lehman August 7, 2017, 11:01 am

    I am making newborn purple hats for Shaken Baby Syndrome for the hospitals in Oklahoma

  • Cindy August 16, 2017, 1:04 pm

    I have no luck following simple patterns! Makes me crazy! I tried your simple newborn beanie pattern and my beanie is looking like a doily now. No way tt will fit a newborn. In row 3 and 4 where you have 36, and 38 in brackets does that mean 36, and ,38 double crochets? Or do the doubles count as 2 crochets? My beanie is huge! I don’t understand exactly where I messed up! All othe comments are complaining that theirs are too small while mine is too big. I am using an H size hook. Thank you

    • Nichole Moser August 16, 2017, 1:10 pm

      The number in brackets is the number of total stitches in that round. It doesn’t matter the type of stitch, single double or triple, they count as one.

      • Cindy August 16, 2017, 2:44 pm

        I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong then. Mine looks more like a Tam, than a beanie. Do you have video tutorial on this pattern?

        • Rebecca August 16, 2017, 7:46 pm

          Hi Cindy, I don’t have a video tutorial, however you might want to look on YouTube for basic DC hat pattern tutorials because this one is very basic and will probably be very similar. There might be something you missed during the learning phase that is making the difference.

  • Sharon leong August 23, 2017, 7:10 am

    Hi, want to ask about the hook size with which yarn? I use 3.0mm hook to crochet the milk cotton.. so, i need to inclease the dc to make bigger?

  • Anna Streby August 26, 2017, 9:54 am

    i will definitely be making this to donate to hospital

  • Katharine August 30, 2017, 1:57 pm

    Love this pattern, works up so quickly

  • Cindy September 4, 2017, 6:29 pm

    Can I use I love this cotton instead?

  • Audrey Plump September 29, 2017, 2:53 pm


  • Barbara J Miller October 16, 2017, 4:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  • Haylee October 19, 2017, 12:28 pm

    I have a question so for the forth step so I keep on going until I get to 38 or not

    • Rebecca October 19, 2017, 2:31 pm

      If you do what the instructions in Round 4 say, you should end up with 38. I’m not sure I understand your question πŸ™‚

      • Haylee October 19, 2017, 3:36 pm

        Never mind I get it now

  • Pamela Record October 29, 2017, 7:33 pm

    i would love a hard copy of the this pattern mailed to me if possible, Pamela Record 10363 Quality Dr., #205, Spring Hill, fl 34609 Thank you. Congrats on your 3rd little Monkey !!!!!

    • Rebecca October 29, 2017, 7:34 pm

      Hi Pamela! I’m sorry, I don’t mail out my patterns. πŸ™‚

  • Kelly November 10, 2017, 1:48 pm

    I just made this hat and I really like the pattern only I made it with 5 bulky yarn with a 7mm hook. but I think the hat is too big for a newborn I’m going to try it with the worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook. what should the measurements be when the hat is completed. Thanks!

    • Rebecca November 11, 2017, 12:38 pm

      Hi Kelly, the hat should be about 6.5-7β€³ across (laid flat), and about 4.5β€³ tall. These are standard measurements for a newborn hat. If you use bulky yarn on a pattern that calls for worsted, it will definitely come out larger. πŸ™‚

      • Kelly McCoy November 12, 2017, 3:45 pm

        Thank you so much for getting back to me I am using a worsted weight now and I am getting close to those measurements. The work up so nice. My daughter told me to go to Walmart and find a baby and try it on one I said that might be a little creepy LOL thanks again I am making these for the Pregnancy Care Center in our town.

  • kris November 13, 2017, 5:58 pm

    this is where I plan to donate this hat.
    thanks for the pattern!

  • Wendy November 16, 2017, 8:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I DO NOT SELL the hats I make I donate them to the labour and delivery at my local hospital or make them for friends whom are pregnant. At the moment I’m making a few for my daughters teacher who is having a baby girl. So thanks again!! Happy Hooking ?

  • Lou November 17, 2017, 10:43 pm

    I want ro purchase the newborn hat pattern in pdf. I’m doing the hats for donations to the hospital. I can’t find it online. I have Parkinson’s and its good therapy for me and benefits the babies too…..thank you

    • Rebecca November 21, 2017, 2:38 pm

      I don’t currently have a PDF for this pattern.

  • Caren Rausis November 20, 2017, 10:05 am

    Thank your for this cute and simple pattern! I’m making red caps for babies for the American Heart Association’s February 2018 awareness month. One helpful hint would be the measurements at completion on the pattern as a guide. I did find the answer after scrolling through the comments though.

  • Jennafer December 3, 2017, 11:00 pm

    About to try and make a few of different little ones of these for my baby cousin that will be here on Dec 5 . Can’t wait to see her in them . Thanks for the pattren

  • Margaret Taylor December 11, 2017, 8:40 pm

    This pattern is perfect for what I need. I am joining the American Heart Assn for Red Hats in February. We are making red hats for the babies born in the month of February & donating them to local hospitals. This is to help raise awareness for children born with heart issues. Thank you for allowing the use of this pattern & Congratulations on Henry James. I know his 1st birthday is coming up soon. Thanks again!! Maggie Taylor

  • Lena milliard December 13, 2017, 10:59 am

    I love your patterns for crocheting hats etc. I make a lot of things for babies and so enjoy getting ideas for different patterns to make. You take care of your little one and I will be looking for more of your patterns.

  • Lynn Caputi December 20, 2017, 1:02 pm

    I would like to start making baby caps to donate to the hospitals. I do not know what a magic circle is. Can you tell me?

    • Rebecca December 20, 2017, 1:26 pm

      If you click the underlined words in the pattern where it tells you to make a “magic circle”, it will take you to a tutorial πŸ™‚

  • BarbieDawn January 6, 2018, 7:25 pm

    Nice and easy pattern and thanks for the alternative start to the magic ring. I’ve tried that method so many times and can’t seem to grasp it. The chain 4 always works for me. ?

  • Tina January 8, 2018, 9:31 pm

    Hi I love your newborn hat pattern! Do you have an adult hat similar to this? I found your pattern easy to follow and really appreciate it. I’m making my goal a dozen hats to donate and I am at six so thank you!

    • Rebecca January 9, 2018, 10:42 am

      Hi Tina! I don’t, but if you google or pinterest something like “basic DC crochet hat” there are plenty out there. I do have quite a few adult hats at πŸ™‚

  • Becky January 17, 2018, 6:27 pm

    i would like permission to crochet this pattern for the local hospitals nurseries. The hats seem like they would be perfect. OK? Thank you. Becky T.

  • Donna White January 21, 2018, 5:51 pm

    When you are making the beginning chain 2, do you join them with a slip stitch and then do the 12 dc within the chain 2 circle?

  • Kathy Anson January 25, 2018, 2:35 pm

    I love this beanie pattern! I’ve been making this pattern and one other for donation to the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program. I find it very rewarding during these do-nothing winter months. I love your web site, too!

  • Patti B. January 25, 2018, 10:03 pm

    I’m really confused. I’ve followed your directions to the letter for the baby beanies and my “hat” looks like a fluffy doily. Why is that?? Please tell me what I’m doing wrong. I’m using the H crotchet hook, and a thinner yarn.
    I’ve been crotcheting for over 40 yrs, but this is the first time I’ve ever tried baby hats. I’m making them for military families with newborns.

  • nancy January 28, 2018, 12:29 am

    Hi, I love your patterns. What would you say is the width of the base of the hat for a newborn?

  • Cathy langowski January 30, 2018, 9:14 pm

    Making and donating to the local hospital for the babies.

  • Sandie Montana February 3, 2018, 1:14 pm

    I have 4 great grand babies coming this year, and needed a pattern to make beanies and such. It was easy to use, and the hats are adorable. The moms and dads loved them.
    Thank you so much

  • Sandie February 18, 2018, 1:34 pm

    Love your pattern. So quick and easy. Came out larger than a newborn. Will make it again with a smaller hook. Also going now to make a flower. Thanks

  • Dreamah Patterson February 20, 2018, 1:51 pm

    I’m the proud grandmother of a new preemie baby girl. I’m excited to make her lots of little hats as she grows!

  • Donna Campbell February 24, 2018, 4:37 am

    I love, love, love how easy this is! I make hats for Little Hats Big Hearts, but also for cancer patients. Do you have a similar pattern for adults. Thanks! !

  • Dolores S Fiore February 25, 2018, 4:15 pm

    Please provide me with a pattern
    Thank you.

  • Gina Van Amberg February 28, 2018, 7:32 pm

    Making for premises and new bones with heart defects. For the American heart association. As a volunteer… doing on behalf of a friend who lost a grandson due to heart defects

  • Dolores S Fiore March 10, 2018, 11:36 am

    I am already registered.
    I do not think I ever included a password
    I am making the hats and donating them to hospitals

  • Alix Coralie March 14, 2018, 4:19 am

    Thank you souch for your explanation,i learn crochet by myself by the help of youtube and pinterest crocheting baby blanket and beanie at 1st each time i began a beanie it was alwYs a new begining.concerning magic circle need to practice . Happy crocheting

  • Cecilia Tracey March 23, 2018, 3:02 am

    Hi. Enjoyed making the newborn beanie. Now thinking of closest hospital to donate to. Friend was concerned they are to small. Did pattern ending in 38 stitches. These are not for dolls. Right? I thought they looked fine
    What’s your theory? I’ve done the crochet pattern Thank you

    • Rebecca March 23, 2018, 9:46 am

      Hi Cecilia! This is one of my earlier patterns and so it doesn’t include all of the information that it should have (such as size and gauge check). But, a newborn hat should be about 6″ wide (when laid flat) and 5″ tall, if that helps. If yours is smaller, you could always send it to a hospital that has a NICU, as they are in need of a whole range of sizes smaller than newborn. πŸ™‚

  • Verna roebuck March 28, 2018, 2:46 am

    I love this pattern. It’s quick and easy and great for charities. Thank you

  • Carol April 6, 2018, 12:31 pm

    Do have an easy pattern for toddlers around 1 1/2. I have made dozens the premie/newborn hat and sent them to our sponsors in Texas in the past. It was so rewarding.

  • Shirley Durando April 10, 2018, 1:52 pm

    I have made many newborn caps and also premey caps and have donated them to the local hospitals for all the babies that are born there. This way they have something foeir their precious heads on the way home.

  • Cindy April 27, 2018, 9:56 pm

    I make these to give to the churches for gifts as I am disabled and have not much else to do

  • Beth Stanfill June 7, 2018, 3:34 pm

    Do you have this pattern in bigger sizes? Like 3-6, 6-9 etc…. I was wanted to make some bigger ones for our children’s hospital.
    Thank you.

  • Nancy June 22, 2018, 5:18 pm

    Makeing for new born in Houspias.

  • Mandy June 23, 2018, 4:12 pm

    I love your site!! Great content!! Are you on Instagram?

  • Kathleen July 15, 2018, 6:59 pm

    Perfect pattern for newborns … Found a way to give to my community . 71 and disabled but can still crochet…. cannot wait t have a box ready

  • Mary Brown August 2, 2018, 10:59 am

    Thank you for sharing this is just the thing I need to cheer a friend who is having a difficult pregnancy

  • Tonie August 18, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Would like a beginners viedo

  • Ashley Gonzalez August 18, 2018, 4:50 pm

    Thank you so much, great pattern and very helpful when you need to come up with a last minute gift.

  • Susanna August 30, 2018, 12:17 pm

    Love this pattern! I am making a bunch of these for the local pregnancy resource center. They make a great encouragement for the moms in crisis pregnancy.

  • Carka September 2, 2018, 8:21 am

    I am currently a patient in a physical rehab facility. Keeping busy and keeping a weak arm lumber was a chore….til a friend brought yarn needles and pointed me in your direction !!! A local NICU is going to get a lot a newborn hats from me. Incidrntally…for embellishment, I crochet a small butterfly into the riw. Can’t be pulled off my little fingers because it is part of the row not attached later

  • Roberta Spratley October 4, 2018, 11:27 pm

    Just completed the baby beanie loved it plan to use this pattern again thank you.Was so easy and fast.

  • Sherry Sullivan October 24, 2018, 8:15 am

    Want printable version of newborn beanie pattern, plz.

  • Maryellen October 28, 2018, 7:51 pm

    What is the circumference of the hat supposed to be? I tend to have tight stitches want to be sure it’s not to small.

  • Sharon Williams November 15, 2018, 11:15 pm

    And I told him watch all crochet pattern and I would like to learn this pattern or someone will leave send me a link I will be glad to follow the

  • Alicia Louise Cheesman December 15, 2018, 10:56 pm

    I am making these hats to donate to the local Community Health Network Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana to help support a friend of my Aunts that lost a baby last year at Christmas time. Thank you for the wonderful pattern. It is adorable and so easy to use and remember.