How to Crochet a Baby Hat, rippled

Crochet a Baby Hat

Follow this step-by-step picture instruction on how to crochet this Rippled Baby Beanie Hat.

Now that the cold season is around the corner, and we need to wrap ourselves up to keep warm, a comfortable and warm Crochet Beanie would be a great addition to your wardrobe. By alternating the colors this children sized crochet hat gets a dimensional look with sharper visual texture.

For this Baby Crochet Hat with a head size of ca. 18 inches/45 cm we are using chain stitches, single crochet stitches and slip stitches. Read on for this written instruction on how to make this Beanie Hat.

Materials needed for this Baby Beanie Hat:

1 skein of cotton yarn color ecru
1 skein of cotton yarn color paprika (copper)
2 crochet hooks sizes H/8 (5mm) and G/6 (4.25mm)
1 pair of scissors

Instructions to this Crochet Beanie Hat:

1. Crochet Chain Stitches Start with the ecru colored cotton yarn and the H/8 (5mm) size crochet hook for the hat body. Begin with the base of 15 chain stitches and add 1 chain stitch for the beginning of the first row.
2. Single Crochet to Beanie Hat Skip the first stitch from the hook and make 15 single crochets into the following 15 chain stitches. For a nicer edge, use the bottom center loop of the chain stitches.
3. SingleCrochet_BackLoop Make a chain stitch, flip your project to proceed into the second row of 15 single crochets. Hook into the back loop of the stitch to get the ripple effect.
4. Color Change for Crochet Beanie Hat In the last stitch of this row start the single crochet as usual but switch the yarn to paprika colored to finish in the last pulling of the yarn through.
6. Alternate 2Row Color for Crochet Beanie Hat The third and forth rows are in paprika colored yarn. Continue the pattern as previous rows by hooking the back loop of the stitch.

To alternate the yarn color with a pleasant look, pull the dropped yarn across the stitch before the first single crochet toward the back and continue your stitches.

For each segment alternate the yarn every two rows until you have a total of 11 ecru and 11 paprika colored segments. Each row counts 15 single crochets, and starts with a chain stitch before starting the single crochets. Secure with a knot and cut the ecru yarn.

8. Slip Stitch to a Circle for Beanie Crochet Hat Designate the side you want to have on the exterior. Fold on exterior side. To connect this pattern with vertical stripes to a cylinder with the paprika colored yarn. Start with a chain stitch and slip stitch the loops closest to each other. Secure with a knot and cut the yard.
9. Zig-Zag and Pull Tight for Beanie Crochet Hat Cut a piece of ecru yarn, approximately 1/2 yard or 1/2 meter, fold in half and zigzag through each center showing stitch.
10. Tightened Top Beanie Crochet Hat Once you have the yarn through each stripe, tighten to make the top center of the hat, and fasten with a knot. Cut the excess yarn at approximately 1/4 inch (5mm).
11. Right-Side-Out of Beanie Crochet Hat For the brim of the hat take turn it to the exterior of the hat body, take the ecru yarn and the G/6 (4.25mm) hook, and start with a chain stitch.
12. Make Rim of Beanie Crochet Hat In each single crochet make a single crochet for a total of 44 stitches. Combine the row with a slip stitch. Start each row with a chain stitch. Make three rows in ecru, one row in paprika, and finish with two rows of ecru. Finish with a knot and work ends of the yarns into the project and cut excess.

Voilà! Your Baby Beanie Rippled Crochet Hat is complete.

You can change the head size by ca. 1 inch (ca. 2.5 cm) by adding four rows (2 rows ecru, 2 rows paprika). For adults you would have the hat’s body with 20 stitches instead of 15.

About Creative Valérie

Creative Valérie enjoys crocheting in her free time. Having so many crochet ideas, she likes to share her crochet projects with tutorials on her website as well as on social media. For over 20 years Creative Valérie has made numerous crochet projects for family and friends. Just recently she decided to take her hobby to the next level and share her newest projects on her website as well as on social media.

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