Monday, August 21, 2017

Simple Purple Baby Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

I was  asked if I had a quick and easy infant hat crochet Pattern  that could be used
 for the "Purple Baby Hat Project".
























I was not sure what the purple Baby Hat project was, 
so I did some research. 
It is an important  and needed project. 
I also had not  heard of "Shaken Baby Syndrome".
Once I read about it, I knew I needed to get this
 crochet Baby hat pattern out there.

"Asking knitters and crocheters to make purple infant hats as part of a campaign to stop shaken baby syndrome and infant abuse."

Here are some Facts About SBS
 or Shaken baby Syndrome.
"SBS is a form of child abuse that occurs when an adult or older child violently shakes a baby or young child.
It is estimated that 1,000-3,000 children in the 
United States suffer from SBS each year.
One fourth of the victims of SBS die, and 80 percent 
of survivors suffer from permanent brain damage."

Find Out more at This LINK
Clickforbabies

This crochet Pattern is very easy, and fast to stitch up.
 It has 5 sizes worked out for you,
  Newborn to 24 months.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Purple Baby Hat Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet hook –I/ 5.50MM
Yarn – Any soft Worsted Weight (4)
             I used Red heart Soft (5 to 10 oz. depending on size)
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Back Loop Only (BLO)

   Sizes:        Circumference           Length_
  Newborn        12 inches              5 inches
  3 Months        13  inches             5.5 inches
  6 Months        14 inches              6 inches
12 Months        15 inches              6.5 inches
24 months        16 inches              7 inches

Notes: pattern is written for the Newborn size, 
with bigger sizes in parentheses.
Ch1 at ends of rows does NOT count as a stitch.

R: 1 – Ch 20(22, 24, 26, 28)
Turn, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, turn, ch1.
19 (21, 23, 25, 27) hdcs

R : 2 – Stitching in the BLO, 1 hdc in each hdc across, 
turn, ch1.
19 (21, 23, 25, 27) hdcs

R: 3 - Repeat R: 2 for as many rows as indicated for Size:

 Newborn  - 22 Rows, for a total of 24 Rows.
3 Months  -  24 Rows, for a total of 26 Tows.
6 Months  -  26 Rows, for a total of 28 Rows.
12 Months - 28 Rows, for a total of 30 Rows.
24 Months - 30 Rows, for a total of 30 Rows.

Once you have reach the width needed, 
place the sides of the hat together and slst closed.
Tie off, leaving about an 18 to 24 inch tail of yarn.

Thread the tail of yarn in the needle and 
gather to the top of the hat closed.
Flip over to the right side.

Add a small flower, bow  or applique if you like.
Please see the link above for exact specifications for the hats.

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