Saturday, August 27, 2011

Newborn Pokéball Hat

Please read this before continuing or starting a new project.  Thanks.

My ex-husband is a HUGE Pokémon fan. (So are our sons, which may or may not have been heavily influenced by him :P) My mom, a professional photographer, offered to take our new baby girl's newborn portraits for us, and one of the photos my ex-husband requested was to take a photo of her with his various Pokémon plushes that he owns. Inspired by adult-sized Pokéball hats that I have seen around the internet, I decided to whip one up for the baby to wear in the Pokémon picture :)  I decided to share this pattern with everyone for any other Pokéfan parents :D

Please do not distribute or sell this pattern. Items made from this pattern are for personal use only; do not sell items made from this pattern.

Worsted weight yarn in white, red, and black
Size H hook
Yarn needle

Abbreviations (American standard):
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
F/O = fasten off

Gauge: 4 dc and 2 rows = 1 inch

- This hat is designed to fit a newborn sized head (approximately 14"). Adjust hook or yarn size to obtain smaller or larger baby sizes.
- Hat can be worked in continuous rounds or by joining after each round. However, stripes will line up better if you join than work in continuous rounds. (But again, it’s just a matter of preference.)


Hat Body

• With red, ch 4 and sl st to form a ring.
• Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as a dc), 14 dc into the center of the ring. (15 st)
• Rnd 2: 2 dc into top of ch 3, 2 dc in each st around. (30 st)
• Rnd 3: *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. (45 st)
• Rnd 4: dc in ea st around. (45 st)
• Rnd 5: with black, dc in ea st around. (45 st)
• Rnd 6: with white, *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * 5 more times. 1 dc in last 3 st. (51 st)
• Rnds 7-8: dc in ea st around. (51 st)
• F/O.


• With white, ch 3.
• Rnd 1: dc 8 times into 1st ch. (8 st) Sl st to 1st dc, ch 1.
• Rnd 2: with black, 2 sc into ea st around. (16 st) Sl st to 1st sc and F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing.

With a yarn needle, sew the button to the front center of the hat along the black band. Weave in any stray ends.

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