Bundle of Joy Hat

Bundle of Joy Hat 4 Bundle of Joy Hat 6

This one is the one I did on the first try and I tried 2 others in a light weight yarn but didn’t work as well. Please use a medium weight or heavier weight because you will be able to see the texture better.  This one is very unique in that you can tie the top like a bundle. It looks like origami.  It measures about 5.5″ in length. Perfect for a newborn. When you untie the top and just knot the ends, it is like a different hat. It measures 7″ in length in the 2nd pic. Perfect for a 6th month old.  So this pattern is 0-6 months! My first son was a big baby. He didn’t fit in any of the baby shower 0-3 months clothes we had! We skipped that over to wear the 3-6 months clothes and accessories. They grow really fast so those baby newborn sizes only fit for a month at the most. Maybe even just 2 weeks!  It is just a baby take home set. Anyway this one is perfect for growing babies and super cute.

I-Hook (5.5 mm)

Foundation: Ch 40

Row 1: Ch 1, 40 sc, sl st

Row 2: ch 1, sk 1 st, *2 sc in next st. sk next st*, repeat * to * 19 more times, Do not sl st closed

Row 3-10: sk 1st st and 2 sc in the next (you are crocheting 2 stitches between the stitches of the previous row) Continue in the round 7 more rows.

Row 11-13: sc around for 3 rows. End by sl stitching in the last st. Weave in ends at the end of Row 13. Last stitch becomes side not back. It is a tube at this point.

Ties:

I did a thin tie for this one but I also did a thicker tie that you may like better. Whichever you want to do.

thin ties (make 2):

Foundation: Ch 15

Row 1: hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook. (3″ end tail). 13 more hdc. Finish off with another 3″ tail. Tie the end tails in a knot and weave both at the same time in the middle of the tie.

thick ties:

Foundation: Ch 15

Row 1: 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. (3″ end tail.) 1 sc in each of 13 ch. 5 sc in the last ch. 1 sc in each of the 14 ch on the underside of the chain. Finish off with a 3″ tail. Tie the end tails in a knot and weave both at the same time in the middle of the tie.

To attach ties, sew with yarn and a darning needle and sew ends to the sides of the hat and close the top of the hat with a whip stitch. You can start with one side and one tie and end with the other side and tie. Make the crochet ties face each other instead of sewing them flat so the appearance is like an “I” on the side when you look down on it.

 

 

 

 

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