Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crocheted Babys' Hexie Hats Free Pattern

I've seen many baby's hats called roundie hats because their made in round rounds. These hats start with a hexagon so I'm going to call them Hexie Hats. I made a little girl's version and a little boy's version. I'm sure you can figure out which is which. I'm not sure which charity they are going to but I'm sure something will turn up soon. It always seems to when I make something with no specific destination in mind.

Hexie Hats

You will need:

Small amount sports weight baby yarn

I hook

Gauge: The first two rounds should be close to 3" across

Starting V stitch = ch4, dc in same stitch

V stitch= dc, ch1, dc in same stitch

Triple decrease= Do dc but leave last two loops on hook, in next stitch do dc leaving last loop on hook (now 3 loops), dc leaving last loop in next st leaving last loop (now 4 loops) on hook, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook

V stitch decrease= In last stitch before ch 1 of previous row V stitch, do dc leaving last 2 loops on hook, in first stitch after the ch 1, do dc leaving last loop on hook (now 3 loops), yo and pull through all 3 loops

Directions are for newborn size, size 3-6 months is in (parenthesis)

Rd 1: Ch 4 and form loop, ch3 (counts as first dc here and throughout pattern), 11 dc in loop and join, (12 dc)

Rd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc and join

Rd 3: Starting V-stitch, *3 dc, V stitch, repeat from * around and join to 3rd ch of starting V-stitch

Rd 4: sl st into space of first V-stitch and do a starting V-stitch, dc in each dc and V-stitch in each V-stitch around and join to 3rd ch of starting V-stitch

(Rd 4A: larger size only, repeat Rd 4)

Rds 5 - 9: sl st into space of first V-stitch and do a starting V-stitch, *2(3) dc, triple decrease, 2(3) dc, V-stitch, repeat from * around, ending with 2(3) dc and join to 3rd ch of starting V-stitch

Rd 10: ch 3 only this one does not count as first stitch, do V-stitch decrease, dc in next 5(7) stitches around and join

(Rd 10A: larger size only, ch 3 dc around evenly spacing 6 decreases around)

Rd11: Ch 2, hdc around

Girls version
Rd 12: Ch 3, 4 dc in each stitch around and join

Boys version
Rd 12 - 13: Ch 2, hdc around and join


Mama Peck said...

These are adorable!! I especially love the little boy's- its so hard to find cute things for boys. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I'm sure many little babies will be blessed because of your talent and generosity. :)

darcy said...

Very Cute ! Well done.

Anonymous said...

great pattern - will be a great match for the hexagon baby sweater!

Catherine/Yarncat said...

Too cute!Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Georgous hats and easy to do. I have now done six for charity. Thanks for sharing

Theresa said...

These are perfect for Crochetlist's July CAT challenge! Thank you!

Crochet Connie and Snowball said...

Too sweet!

Rosa said...

These are so cute. My sister is having twins (boy & girl) and i want to make these but i don't understand the abbreviations or even what they mean. Could you help me please? I'd appreciate it.

Deb Upcycles said...

Ok Rosa, ch = chain stitch, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet, the V-stitch and decreases are explained in the beginning

Candace said...

Here is the pattern for mittens I made to go with the Hex Hat pattern. I made a boy and a girl set to donate to our local hospital. Hope you like!!

G hook

chain 4 join to form a loop, chain 3, counts as 1st dc, 14 dc in loop, join (15 dc)
row 1 starting v, dc in each of the next 3 stitches, *v in next stitch, dc in each of the next 3 stitches,* around, join
row 2 -4 sl in v-hole, starting v, dc, dc dec, dc, *v stitch in v hole, dc in next stitch, dc dec, dc next stitch,* around join
row 5 ch 3 only this one does not count as first stitch, do V-stitch dec, dc in next 3 stitches around and join
row 6 and 7 ch 3 dc around join

row 8 ch 2 hd around join
row 9 4 dc in each stitch around join and end

row 8 and 9 ch 2, 1 dc, 2dc, around join end

run a ribbon through row 7 and tie in a bow

Candace said...

Mitten pattern.
After I posted the pattern, I noticed a mistake. The number of dc in the chain 4 loop should be 16 all together, which would be the chain 3 plus the 15 dc. So sorry for the mistake.

Anonymous said...

I was online looking for one handed crafts. My mom had a stroke sometime back and is very down about not being able to crochet any more. I do not know how to crochet, I was trying to rig something up to help her but have failed. Do you have any ideas? I love your work.

Deb Upcycles said...

Has your mom tried to loom knit? I was able to do it one handed two summers ago when I broke my wrist.

Nicole said...

I love these baby hats and I am trying to make one myself but seem to be failing miserably :( It is only my second crochet project so could anyone offer any advice? Mine doesn't seem to look much like a hat, more like a big, floppy, wrinkled circle. Will it "come together" in the end or should it already be looking more hat like? By what round should I be able to see the start of the hat?

Thank you so much for the help!!!

Deb Upcycles said...

It should start making a hat shape starting with round 5. Give it till the 7th or 8th round to start looking like it.

Lareina said...

I'm having trouble with Rd 4 and would really appreciate some help. I love these sweet hats and wanted to make one for a friend who is having a baby. How many dc and how many V stitches should we have in each section of Rd. 4? When you crochet into the V-stitch is it in the space or is there 2 v-stitches (one in each stitch)? I started Rd 5 and my dc and v-stitches are all over the place with the triple decrease so now I'm confused. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Am a granny going to try the Hexie hat. Please tell me if the stitches are American or English crochet abbreviations as I believe they are different and I have found a page of conversions. Thanks.

Deb Upcycles said...

They're American.

thegirlinthescarf said...

Hey Deb,
I've done a few projects now but I'm still a beginner.
I'm having trouble with Rd5. I'm making the bigger size so I did Rd4 twice and now I don't understand how to get 3dc, triple decrease, 3dc into the 6 spaces available since doing Rd4 again makes an extra dc.
Please help me figure out what I'm missing :)

heatherjager said...

Hi Deb,
Having trouble with round 5. I have enough treble left over to do a decrease, not the 2 I am mean't to have and then join.
What am I doing wrong? Oh love the design. *smiles* Great for my unborn grandaughter.
New Zealand

Tammy said...

I'm confused about rows 6-9.
I don't understand how you can keep on decreasing each row as directed.
Any help would be great