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Featured Free Patterns: Hats by My Hobby is Crochet and a collection by The Yarn Box

Iva: 1 week. Crocheted hat. Handmade tutu. Photo by: Monika Rae Photography
Iva: 1 week. Crocheted hat. Handmade tutu.
Photo by: Monika Rae Photography

Okay people. Let’s talk babies. They are cute, snuggly, and give new hope to a weary world. Yes, they also can be smelly, messy, and make a mother weary. But seriously, crocheting a gift for a new baby is the best.

Here are three good reasons crocheted baby items are wonderful: babies are amazing (for all the aforementioned reasons), tiny things are the definition of cute, and… baby items are so quick to make!

Welcome back to our series of baby crochet projects complete with links to free patterns. You will also notice my (maybe-too-sassy-to-be-humble) opinions on which items to splurge for nice yarn and which to go cheap; which items are potential heirlooms and which are easily worn to shreds; and of course, those items we know aren’t very practical but are so stinking cute we can’t resist making.

Ready for more free patterns? Okay – first some thoughts…

Dino Hat by: The Firefly Hook
Dino Hat by: The Firefly Hook

Hats:

*Sigh* I love hats – especially baby hats.

Babies need them. They are so stinking cute. They are also a quickie to make – especially hats made for newborns.

I made the hat pictured above for my daughter before she was born. Her brother wore the hat the year before (they are 14 months apart) without the flower and trim of course! It was the best upcycled project I’ve ever done. It was very sweet to have her wear the same hat but now it’s super girly for her. I made the tutu just for pictures to match the hat in brown, green, and blue.

Not only are hats a very practical gift, but you can choose any type of yarn to fit your budget. When crocheting a hat for a new baby you don’t need to be concerned with your project getting worn out. Chances are, the sweet bundle will only wear it a handful of times before it is outgrown. And since you will use only a small amount of yarn, why not splurge on that beautiful skein of natural fiber yarn you’ve been eyeing at your local yarn shop (you know the one).

I am very partial to hats since that’s the bulk of what I crochet to sell on Etsy. Oh? You want to see my shop? That’s so nice of you to ask for the link.  Go ahead and click on that cutie wearing the dino hat (my son Ben) and he will bring you right there. As you can see from my shop – I love animal hats. I also love hats that are versatile enough to be a blank canvas. Try making our Simple Beanie and adding a flower, tassels, ear flaps, or buttons to make it your own. Our Simple Beanie pattern is for sale in our shop, and it will guide you through working in the round. Try it, and if you need any help let us know. Our Cinch Hat is also for sale and it’s the absolute best first time crochet hat because it uses the Tubular Crochet method.

Free Patterns:

Since I don’t have any patterns written for my animal hats yet (they are all stored in my crazy brain) here’s an incredible collection of free animal hat patterns for you to peruse by The Yarn Box.

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My Hobby is Crochet

I love this blog! My Hobby is Crochet has lovely designs and helpful tutorials. This hat is darling and with all the notes, helpful tips and tutorials, you are sure to have success while creating it!

Let us know how you like the patterns.

Happy Crocheting!

~Abbey

Photo of Iva Grace: the lovely Monika of Monika Rae Photography took that in my bedroom one week after my daughter arrived into the world. Thankful for my dear friend and the sweet memory of that tiny bundle!

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