Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Newsboy Hat

Here's another free pattern in honor of my promotion!

This little hat is SO adorable! I love the brim and the button band together - it is such a perfect hat for a little boy - or, attach a flower and it's great for girls, too! I also love that the brim can be worked right into the main piece, without having to fasten off, weave in ends, and then attach a new section. Way less ends to weave in this way!

I made this hat to match my Little Boy Loafers, which has been my best-selling pattern (through Ravelry and Craftsy). They look adorable together! Or it looks darling with my Comfy Toddler Sandals (free pattern).

This pattern is written for a baby under a year old, but you can easily adjust your hook/yarn weight for a different size. Or just add/subtract increase rows!

Here's the pattern:

150 yards worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice)
H (5.00mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
2 buttons
Sewing needle (for sewing on buttons)

1. Stitch counts are in brackets. The ch-2 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 stitch.
2. Do not work in the last stitch of each round (where the ch2 was started). This may mean that you end in the middle of a pattern (for example, you might end on a "2dc in next") - that's okay, as long as you match up with the stitch count.

Magic ring.
1. 6 sc into ring, sl st to first sc. [6]
2. Ch 2, dc in same, 2dc in each stitch around. Sl st to first dc. [12]
3. Ch 2, dc in same, 2dc in each stitch around. Sl st to first dc. [23]
4. Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next. (2dc in next, dc in next) around. Sl st to first dc. [32]
5. Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next 2. (2dc in next, dc in next 2) around. Sl st to first dc. [42]
6. Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next 4. (2dc in next, dc in next 4) around. Sl st to first dc. [50]
7-12: Ch 2, dc in each stitch around. Sl st to first dc. [50]
13: (front loops only) Ch 2, dc in next 19. 2sc down side of brim, (now both loops again) sc in each stitch around. 2sc up side of brim, sc in next 19. Sl st in next.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

1. Ch 20. Sc in second chain from hook and each across, working in the horizontal bar underneath the two top loops of the chain stitches.
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each stitch across.

Sew buttons onto the band, sew the band onto the hat, and you're done!

As with all my other patterns, feel free to make/donate as many of these hats as you like, I just ask that if you sell the finished product online, you credit my blog. Thanks!

Enjoy, and I would love to see pictures of the hat if you make one!


  1. Hi. This blog is really great. I found your blog while searching Google. It gives Lots of information which can be helpful for others. Looking forward for more content and keep updating the blog .

    1. So glad you like my blog! I will be sure to update it soon :) More free patterns coming!

  2. I am new to crochet and have a? When the pattern says ch 2 Dc in same, am I Dc the 2nd chain from the hook? Thanks

    1. You dc in the dc from the round before, which is the same stitch that you slip stitched into. Hope that helps!

  3. Hello! I really like your blog! I've been crocheting for a little over a year now but it's been in my family for years. I have a 7 month old baby girl and I was wondering if you ever found a pattern for a baby bikini. I've been looking and looking and I cannot find one! :( Just a suggestion! Thank! :)

  4. In round 2, how do you get 23 count? I only get 22, including the ch 2 in the beginning of the round.

    1. Jay's BoutiqueApril 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      I haven't made this hat in a while, so I can't tell you for sure. I would suggest just doing 2dc in the first stitch instead of 1. That should make it all work out okay :)

  5. Very easy to follow. Turned out great!

  6. I'm newer to crocheting and was wondering about step 13 where it says, "2sc down side of brim, (now both loops again) sc in each stitch around. 2sc up side of brim, sc in next 19. Sl st in next."
    I guess I'm confused about how the brim is started. Thanks!

    1. Jay's BoutiqueJune 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      So you just ended your 19 dc. Now in the last dc that you just made, work 2 sc down the side of the stitch. Now you are working in two loops again. Sc in each stitch until you reach where you worked the 19 dc. Work 2sc up the side of the stitch as you did before on the other side, the sc across the next 19. Sl st in next and fasten off.

      Hope this helps :)

  7. Hi, I'm having trouble getting started. Any idea why my center is pointy? Also, in round 13, it says "front loops" then "both loops again"...should I assume the entire pattern is worked through both loops until round 13?

  8. So, to make larger versions ( for toddlers and adults) would I continue the increase rows? For instance, if I was making a larger version would my row 7 be Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next 6 (2 dc, dc in next 6) around. Sl st to first dc

    Then would I continue increasing using the 2, 4, 6, 8, pattern that is established?