Newborn Leprechaun Hat
New FREE Crochet Pattern!
A friend asked if I would make a Newborn Leprechaun Hat for her baby due in early March! Of course I said yes! I couldn’t resist creating a pattern for the wee hat, and I am thrilled to share the adorable pattern with you! The hat is perfect festive fun for a babe born in March, and makes for a terrific photo prop! So get ready to spoil all the spring babies with a fun new hat!
Leprechaun Crochet Baby Hat Features
This sweet and tiny Leprechaun Crochet Baby Hat is quick and easy to make! I can’t think of a sweeter baby shower gift, and once baby outgrows the hat it would make adorable nursery decor or a fun addition to a commemorative shadow box! This little hat is just so much fun to make, I hope you enjoy making your own hat as much as I enjoyed creating the pattern!
I think it would be a really fun prop for your home too! I cut a small circle of cardboard to place in the top of the hat for my photos to keep it flat, and placed it over a pint size mason jar! 🙈 Oops! My secret is out! 😉 And while we are talking multi-purposing – how about making a pair of barrettes by hot glueing the little shamrocks to a pair of alligator clips? I did this and they’re adorable! You could also string a bunch of shamrocks together to form a garland! You can even used a larger weight yarn to easily size them up! 🍀
Quick and Easy Newborn Hat Pattern!
I love a quick crochet project, how about you? This little hat works up in about an hour, and utilizes simple stitches and repeats! You can easily make a hat or 2 while watching your favorite film or series on Netflix or Amazon Prime! I’m currently watching Call the Midwife. I love the look into the era in which my parents were born and grew up in, as well as seeing how medicine has advanced and stayed the same from then to now! It’s entertaining and sweet, but I can still crochet while watching it and not lose myself in the show which is a plus! 😉
Don’t crochet? Send me a message through my Contact Page or through my Etsy shop here! I would love to create a Newborn Leprechaun Hat just for you! Need some help with the stitches? I provide photo and video tutorials within the pattern to help you with the included techniques and more! I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have! Don’t crochet yet? I’d love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials!
Make your Crochet Baby Hat!
- YARN: Caron Simply Soft (light) Worsted Weight 4 yarn (100% Acrylic, 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m), 80-100 yds of Cool Green, Scraps of Black, Light Green, and Yellow
- HOOK: US H/8 5.0 mm
- US F/5 3.75 mm
- Yarn needle, Scissors
Newborn: 12 in. circumference
Gauge: (Use H/8 5.0 mm hook)
4 hdc x 3 rows = 1” square
Experience Level: Easy
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp(s) – space(s)
sl st – slip stitch
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc3rdlp – hdc in third loop
dc – double crochet
hdc2tog – hdc decrease
BL – back loop
BLO – back loop only
yo – yarn over
FO – fasten off
Hdc in BL and 3rd loop: Work hdc in both back and 3rd loop together.
MAGIC CIRCLE TUTORIAL:
VIDEO: VIDEO TUTORIAL
STEP 1: Create a loop with yarn, place hook through the loop, yo and pull the yarn through the loop, keeping the loop open in a circle instead of pulling the yarn tight, ch 1.
STEP 2: Yo, insert hook back in circle, yo and pull up a loop through the circle.
STEP 3: Yo again and pull through all 3 loops on the hook, 1 hdc completed! Repeat Steps 2-3 to create additional stitches. Hold stitches with one hand, gently pull yarn end with other hand to close the circle.
See photos below.
CROCHETING IN 3RD LOOP:
STEP 1:The 3rd loop is found on the wrong side, just below the working loops or 1st and 2nd loop of an hdc. Turn the working (1st & 2nd) loops toward you, then a little further so you can see the wrong side of the last row.
STEP 2:Find the loop just past the 2nd loop, this is the 3rd loop you will be working your stitches into. Work your stitches just as you would in the 1st and 2nd loops.
STEP 3:Hdc in the 3rd loop is pictured below. You will end up with a ridge on the right side of your work, formed by the 1st and 2nd loops.
See photos below.
2. Beginning chain does not count as stitch. Work the 1st st of each round in the same st as the beginning ch.
3. Slip stitches do not count as a stitch.
4. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
5. This pattern is FREE, and has been throroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you many have! I welcome your feedback!!
6. This pattern is my intellectual property. You are welcome to make as many as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
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8. By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.
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Newborn Leprechaun Hat:
USING H/8 5.0 MM HOOK
Round 1: Make a Magic Circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, sl st to join, (8 hdc).
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to join, (16 hdc).
Round 3: Ch 1, [hdc in next, 2 hdc in next st,] 8 times, sl st to join, (24 hdc).
Round 4: Ch 1, [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st,] 8 times, sl st to join, (32 hdc).
Round 5: Ch 1, [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st,] 8 times, sl st to join, (40 hdc).
Round 6: Ch 1, [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st,] 8 times, sl st to join, (48 hdc).
WORK IN BLO ROUND 7 ONLY.
Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in BLO each st around, sl st to join, (48 sc).
Rounds 8-9: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to join, (48 hdc).
Round 10: Ch 1, [hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog,] 4 times, sl st to join, (44 hdc).
Round 11: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to join, (44 hdc).
Round 12: Ch 1, [hdc in next 9 sts, hdc2tog,] 4 times, sl st to join, (40 hdc).
Round 13: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to join, (40 hdc).
Round 14: Ch 1, [hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog,] 4 times, sl st to join, (36 hdc).
Round 15: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to join, (36 hdc). Drop Green yarn.
Round 16: With Black, ch 1, hdc3rdlp in each st around, sl st to join, (36 hdc3rdlp).
Round 17: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to join, (36 hdc). FO Black yarn.
Round 18: With Green yarn, ch 1, hdc in both BL and 3rd loop in each st around, sl st to join, (36 hdc).
Round 19: Ch 1, [sc, 2 sc in next st,] 18 times, sl st to join, (54 sc).
Round 20: Ch 1, [sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, sl st to join, (60 sc).
Rounds 21-23: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join, (60 sc, 3 rounds).
Round 24: Sl st in each st around, sl st to join, (60 sl st). FO and weave in ends.
USING F/5 3.75 MM HOOK
Step 1: Ch 12, sl st to beginning st to join, being careful not to twist the ch.
Step 2: Work in back bumps of beg ch. Ch 1, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in same st, sc in next 2 sts,] 4 times, sl st to join. (4 ch 1, 16 sc). FO and leave a long tail to stitch to hat.
Step 3: Place buckle on hat so that opening is over the black “belt” and stitch along the outer edges to secure using yarn tail. FO and weave in ends.
USING F/5 3.75 MM HOOK
Step 1: Create a magic circle. [Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st to magic circle,] 4 times, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 chs, sl st to magic circle to join, (1 sc, 8 dc). FO and leave a long tail to stitch to hat.
Step 2: Stitch to hat near the buckle or wherever you like. Use yarn tail to stitch the outer edge securely to the hat. FO and weave in ends. Voila! You’ve made an adorable Leprechaun Baby Hat!
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