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Basket Weave Crochet Baby Hat

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Baby Basket Weave Crochet Hat Pattern

Basket Weave crochet is probably thee most popular stitch that exists. Crocheters love the finished look of basketweave and it really does look sharp. This Baby hat utilizes the back and front posts to make the pattern form. This pattern is for 6 months to 1 year old children. 

by Michael Sellick - The Crochet Crowd

©2012 The Crochet Crowd

This baby hat will fit up to a 1 year old baby. 

Materials:

Size G Crochet Hook or 4.5 MM

Yarn Suggestions:

Only 1 Ball needed that is 100 g or 3.5 oz. It is considered a number 3 or light weight yarn. Picture is of Bernat Baby Coordinates Yarn. You could use the follow types of yarns as well. Changing the yarn weight or size of the hook will change the size of the finish project.

Bernat Baby Coordinates YarnBernat Satin Yarn, Lion Brand Baby Soft or Red Heart Baby Soft Yarn

Definitions:

CH - Chain, DC - Double Crochet, SC - Single Crochet, SL ST - Slip Stitch, BEG - Beginning, REP - Repeat, 2TOG - 2 Together, DEC - Decrease, SK - Skip, FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet, BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet 
 
  • Hat Size is 7" from top to bottom. 
  • Brim is rolled up 1".
  • Brim diameter is 6.5" unstretched.

Free Pattern:

This pattern works in a continuous circle. We work with back and front posts to achieve this pattern. The basket weave stitch is in groups of 6. There is 3 rows between the basket transition. We need to ensure you are matching the posts properly and we have to ensure when we are grabbing a post by the opposite side that it's on purpose to match the pattern properly. Step 3 is critical for establishing this pattern properly.  

  1. Ch 3, HDC 6 times into the BEG CH to form circle. SL ST to the top of the BEG CH.
  2. CH 2, 2 HDC into each stitch. SL ST to the top of the BEG CH
  3. CH 2, *First stitch is FPDC, next stitch gets 2 FPDC around the same post. Next stitch gets BPDC, next stitch gets 2 BPDC. Repeat from *all the way around. SL ST at the top of the BEG CH.
  4. CH 2, *First two stitches gets FPDC, next stitch gets 2 FPDC around the same post. Next two stitches gets BPDC, next stitch gets 2 BPDC. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the top of the BEG CH.
  5. CH 2, *First three stitches gets FPDC, next stitch gets 2 FPDC around the same post. Next three stitches get BPDC, next stitch gets 2 BPDC. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST at the top of the BEG CH.
  6. CH 2, *First four stitches get FPDC, next stitch gets 2 FPDC around the same post. Next four stitches get BPDC, next stitch 2 BPDC. Repeat from * all the way around. ST ST at the top of the BEG CH.
  7. CH 2, follow same posts that are underneath. Please ensure you match the FPDC and BPDC to keep the ribbed effect going. SL ST at the top of the BEG CH.
  8. CH 2, reverse the postings. If the stitch underneath is a BPDC, this round it had to be a FPDC. We want to reverse the stitching for this entire round so it creates the basket weave look. 
  9. CH 2, Match the same stitches that you created in row 8. 
  10. Repeat Step 9.
  11. CH 2, Reverse the stitch again like you did in step 8. 
  12. CH 2, match the same stitches that you created in row 8. 
  13. Repeat step 12. 
  14. CH 2 and HDC all the way around. SL ST to the top of the BEG CH. In the picture, I changed the colour to white for this but isn't required if you don't want to. I thought the white broke up the colouring nicely.  
  15. Repeat step 14 - 3 times.  
  16. Change colour back if you changed it. CH 2, and HDC all the way around. SL ST to to the top of the BEG CH.
  17. Repeat Step 16 - 4 times.  
  18. Fasten off and weave in ends.  
 
Enjoy