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Double Post Baby Hat Pattern

Posted on February 2, 2019

Here is a new baby hat pattern that features a double post ribbing. These little hats work up very quickly and make wonderful gifts and items for donations. I just recently crocheted these baby hats for our local hospital nursery. They have been requesting more handmade hats for the newborns and I always love a good reason to crochet more baby hats.

Double Post Ribbed Baby Hat

Here are a few more crocheted hats with the double post ribbing.
Double Post Crocheted Ribbing

Crocheted Ribbed Band Baby Hats

This pattern is a variation of my original ribbed band baby hat. I am going to post the full pattern here for convenience. That way you just have to scroll down to the complete double post baby hat pattern below. For a preemie size hat directions, please refer back to the original pattern as I only posted newborn and 3 month old baby sizes in the pattern below. Also the original pattern includes directions on how to crochet a striped hat using two different colors of yarns.

Double Post Baby Hat Pattern

Finished baby ribbed hat measures:
3-month old = 14 inch circumference by 6 inches long with WW yarn
Newborn = 13″ cir by 5-1/2″ long with WW yarn
Small newborn = 12″ cir by 4.75″ long with DK yarn

H (5 mm) US sized crochet hook for 3-month baby
G (4 mm) US sized crochet hook for newborn

Materials: 1 ounce Worsted Medium Weight or Aran Yarn

Ch 3 and join to form ring. Hat pattern is worked in the round without turning.

Rnd 1
Ch 2, work 11 Hdc in ring and join to beg Ch-2. (12)
(Ch-2 counts as first Hdc st.)

Rnd 2
Ch 2, Hdc in same st and 2 Hdc in ea st around. Join with Sl St to beg Ch-2. (24)

Rnd 3
Ch 2, *2 Hdc in next st, Hdc in next st*. Repeat between * around Join with Sl St to beg Ch-2. (36)

Rnd 4
Ch 2, Hdc in next st, 2 Hdc in next st, *Hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 Hdc in next st*. Repeat between * around Join with Sl St to beg Ch-2. (48)

Rnd 5-13
Ch 2, Hdc in each st around. Join with Sl St to beg Ch-2. (48)

If you are using DK or light weight yarn, crochet one additional round and work 3 rows of ribbing to get a 12 inch cir hat with a length of 4.75 inches.

Ribbing Band:
Ch 2, *work front post double crochet (FP Dc) around next 2 Hdc stitches of prior row, then work back post double crochet (BP Dc) around next 2 Hdc of prior row*. Repeat by working 2 FP Dc then 2 BP Dc around except for last stitch (see tip below). Join with Sl St to top of Ch-2.

Tip: The Ch-2 at start of row is your first BP Dc so your row should end with a BP Dc before you join to the beg Ch-2. But if your stitch count doesn’t come out even, just work an extra BP Dc at end of row and join to the Ch-2. This way your next row will come out with even stitches and it really won’t be noticeable later.

Make sure you have 2 sets of FP Dcs around the front post stitches of prior row and 2 sets of BP Dcs around back post stitches so your stitches are all lined up for the ribbing portion of the hat pattern.

Repeat ribbing for 2-3 more rows as desired. I like to do 3 rows of ribbing for 3 month old babies but crochet as many rows of ribbing as appeals to you in your project. FO.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Ch – Chain
BP Dc – Back Post Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
FP Dc – Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc – Half-Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

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