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Friday, September 11, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Newborn Ribbed Beanie or Newsboy Hat

(Shown in Red Heart Super Saver Light Blue, Medium Purple & White)

This sweet little hat was inspired by my Women's Ribbed Hat Pattern and works up quite fast. This is a simple pattern that you can easily change up for a slightly different look, I've included a 2 examples of my own below. 

If you have any questions feel free to ask so I can be of help. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Newborn, 13-14" head circumference

Red Heart Super Saver or With Love Yarn
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Optional for newsboy version: 2 small buttons, 10-12mm

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch - Chain
BLO - Back Loop Only
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl st - Slip Stitch

-Joins are made with sl st.
-Ch 2's count as a dc in rows 2-10 only.
-Gauge: 3 dc's x 2 1/2 rows = 1".

Row 1: Magic circle (or ch 3, join to form a circle), ch 2, 11 dc in circle. Join to first dc. (11 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, fpdc around first dc from previous row. *Dc in next & fpdc around the dc below.* Repeat *to* around. Join to the first fpdc. (11 dc, 11 fpdc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around next. *2 dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (22 dc, 11 fpdc)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, fpdc around next. *Dc in next, 2 dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 dc, 11 fpdc)
Row 5-10: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next, fpdc around next. *dc in next 3, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 dc, 11 fpdc)

For Beanie Style version(shown in purple & white):
Row 11: Switch to contrast color, join with sl st, ch 1. In BLO: sc in same and in each around. Join. (44 sc)
Row 12-13: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (44 sc)
Fasten off after row 13 and sew in your ends, add an optional button to the band or whip up a little flower or applique and sew it on to the hat band. You may also want to add a pom-pom to the top of the hat, there are many ways you can make this simple hat your own.

Or for the newsboy version (shown in blue):
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next, fpdc around next. *dc in next 3, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 dc, 11 fpdc)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in same, hdc in next 16, sc in next. Ch 1, turn.
Row 13: Sk 1st, 2 hdc in next. Hdc in 13, 2 hdc in next, sl st in next. Ch 1, turn.
Row 14: Sk 1st, sc in next and in each around. Join, fasten off and sew in ends.

For the band that goes above the brim of the newsboy version:

Row 1: Ch 27, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 23, sl st in last. Fasten off, sew on to hat and add 2 small decorative buttons. Sew in all  your ends.

 I tried out a third way to change up this hat. It worked out perfectly for a little pumpkin hat! You can find the patterns for the vine, leaf & stem here: Newborn Pumpkin Hat


  1. Love the pattern, thank you very much.
    I am looking for one of your old patterns, chicken potholder. I saw it on Ravelry and i thought it was so cute. I hope it is still available.
    Thank You Jenni
    Anita Loon

    1. Thanks Anita, I recently re-published the original pattern that everyone has been asking for. You can find it here: http://byjennidesigns.blogspot.com/2015/01/chicken-dish-rag-or-pot-holder-crochet.html

  2. I have been trying to alter this pattern to fit a head circumference of 18 inches and 6.5 inches long. I have spent like 4 hours working and reworking it and I just can't figure it out. Do you have some pointers on how to enlarge this pattern? Thank you.

    1. Hi! I have an older but similar pattern for a pre-school sized ribbed hat that may save you the hassle! For 18" I'd suggest going down a hook size for the following pattern: http://byjennidesigns.blogspot.com/2014/10/free-crochet-pattern-ribbed-pre-school.html