Last Updated on January 25, 2022 by Cyprianne Nolan
Make this quick and easy crochet baby diaper cover and hat in 20 minutes or less for each piece! This pattern is for newborn to 3 months – be sure to leave me a comment if you need in larger babies too!
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Sometimes I tend to forget how beautiful and perfect simple crochet can be. I found this yarn in a sale bin years ago and at the time I had no idea what I would use it for. The bright colours caught my eye and the softness of it made me think it would be perfect for newborns.
It was a super bulky and so it would crochet up quickly – which in my humble opinion is ALWAYS a good thing.
When I designed this baby crochet hat and diaper cover it was for a local photographer (thank you for the pictures Kim!). It also turned out to be one of my best sellers. It was a crochet baby set I really enjoyed making because I could make them so quickly!
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ARE YOU A BEGINNER CROCHETER?
If you are new to crochet this really is THE PERFECT pattern for you. Keep in mind though… this yarn is both textured and multicoloured which means seeing stitches can be a little difficult.
I always recommend to stay away from these types of yarns as a beginner. This set would look beautiful in a soft colour like pink, blue or cream. And those colours are great for beginners. What makes this pattern even easier for a beginner is the oversized hook.
As new crocheters we tend to pull our stitches too tight and that makes them even harder to work. The oversized hook naturally helps to keep our stitches looser.
So even as a beginner this is perfect for a last minute shower gift or even those precious newborn photos keeping the baby cozy and covering your babies little bum in cuteness, hiding their plain diaper.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET A BABY HAT?
Well that really depends on what size yarn and hook and how intricate the design.
For this pattern however, using a large hook you may even be able to make both the diaper cover and hat in less than 30 minutes!
WHAT SIZE SHOULD A BABY HAT BE?
This crochet baby hat measures 14” x 5”.
You will find varying sizes for baby hats as the sizing does have a range. If the baby is on the bigger side you may want to try to measure just to be sure it will fit.
If the hat is going to be a wee bit small go up a hook size – baby will always grow and they grow fast!
HOW TO CROCHET A SIMPLE BABY HAT
Let me assure you – it DOES NOT get simpler than this! This hat is crocheted top down in rounds. You do not have to join – you do not have to turn. BUT you MUST use a stitch marker to mark the end of each round so you can easily keep count.
There are only three increase rounds and 8 rounds in total! What??? Yup I am really thinking I should do a video for this one – I mean this is going to be so easy and will give so many new to crochet success. Ok enough blablablabla…(if you just read this – I wanna know lol – leave a comment)
Now let’s get to it!
- 💕 Skill Level is Beginner
- 💕 Skills Needed half double crochet, single crochet
- 💕 Sizes Newborn
- 💕 Made with super bulky weight yarn
- 💕 Unisex crochet hat pattern
- 💕 Written in Standard American terms
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ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sts – stitches
rpt – repeat
4” X 4” = 6 hdc x 5 rows
- 10 mm hook (hat band)
- 11.5 mm hook (hat and diaper cover)
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Markers
- 250 g – 6 Super Bulky yarn
- 1 metre satin ribbon
NEWBORN HAT CROCHET PATTERN
Newborn Crochet Hat Measurement 14″ x 5″
Work hat in continuous rounds, do not join or turn.
Using 11.50 mm hook
Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st and each st around (10)
Rnd 3: 2 hdc in 1st st and each st around (20)
Rnds 4-6: Hdc in 1st st and each st around (20)
Change to 10 mm hook
Rnds 7-8: Sc in 1st and each st around (20) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Weave ribbon through hdc and tie bow.
NEWBORN DIAPER COVER CROCHET PATTERN
Newborn Diaper Cover Measurement – 11” x 13”
Using 11.50 mm hook
Row 1: Sc in 2ND ch from hook and each across, ch 1 turn (18)
Row 2: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (17) ch 1 turn
Row 3: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (16), ch 1 turn
Row 4: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (15), ch 1 turn
Row 5: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (14), ch 1 turn
Row 6: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (13), ch 1 turn
Row 7: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (12), ch 1 turn
Row 8: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (11), ch 1 turn
Row 9: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (10), ch 1 turn
Row 10: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (9), ch 1 turn
Row 11: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (8), ch 1 turn
Row 12: Sk 1st st sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 13: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 14: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 15: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 16: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 17: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 18: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 19: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 20: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 21: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 22: Sc in each st across (7), ch 1 turn
Row 23: Sc in each st across (7) Fasten off and weave in ends
With right side facing join yarn with slst and work hdc in each space around entire diaper cover, be sure to work 2 hdc in each corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ch 80 fasten off and weave in ends and weave through front of cover creating tie.
Amery Barth says
I read it! 😆 Thank you so much!!! It wasn’t easy to find a free pattern for a diaper cover using bulky yarn and something so simple I would rather attempt on my own than pay for a pattern. I like to save my paid patterns for things I know I can’t wing or I’ll end up with an elephant when trying to make a giraffe! 😂