A Fruity Fruit Baby Hat - Citrus Edition

Updated: Jan 24, 2021


This is another pattern I made a while ago.

Baby items are something that I usually don't make, but a family friend was having a baby, so, I decided to make a few things for the new arrival.

Many years before, I had made a strawberry hat (from a book I cannot remember the name of) for a friends who was having a baby. The memory of this lead me to work on this theme.

Thinking ensued, and I realised I need to think of a colour to lead me to a fruit and then work out how the leaves should be. I ended up with an orange, who wouldn't like a baby orange.

I also decided that a baby berry would be cute and made that too. This pattern is just for the citrus hat (you can change the colour to make a different citrus fruit).

The hat is worked in single crochet. This makes it firm and will keep little heads warm.


What You Will Need:



1 ball green double knit (8 ply) weight yarn


1 ball citrus double knit (8 ply) weight yarn



5mm crochet hook 


4.5mm crochet hook


Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)





The Hat:



Using 5 mm hook begin with green ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch form hook, sl st in remaining 3 ch to form stem.




Round 1: ch 3, sl st into 1st chain to form ring, ch 1, 5 sc into ring, join with sl st into 1st sc. (5 sc)


Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc into each sc, join with sl st into 1st sc. (10 sc)




Round 3: ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st into next ch, sc into the next ch, dc into the next 2 ch, tr into the next ch, dc into the next 2 ch, sl st into the next ch, join leaf to hat with sl st in the front loop (flo) of 3rd st from beg. of ch 11, sl st into flo of next 3 sc, ch 11, sk 1 sc, join leaf with slst into flo of next sc, sc in flo of last 2 sc. (2 leaves)




Round 4: change colour using smaller hook (4.5 mm), working in back loop only (for this round only) ch 1, sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (15 sc)




Round 5: ch 1, sc in next two sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next two sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (20 sc)




Round 6: ch 1, sc in next three sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next three sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (25 sc)




Round 7: *ch 1, sc in next four sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next four sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (30 sc)




Round 8: ch 1, sc in next five sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next five sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (35 sc)




Round 9: ch 1, sc in next six sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next six sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (40 sc)




Round 10: ch 1, sc in next seven sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next seven sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (45 sc)




Round 11: ch 1, sc in next eight sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next eight sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (50 sc)




Round 12: ch 1, sc in next nine sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next nine sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (55 sc)





Round 13: ch 1, sc in next ten sc, 2 sc in next sc, * sc in next ten sc, 2 sc in sc* repeat from * to *four times, join with sl st into 1st sc. (60 sc)




Round 14: ch 1, sc in each of the 60 sc, join with sl st into 1st sc. (60 sc)




Round 15 - 27: Repeat round 14. (60 sc)




Round 28: ch 1, hdc into each sc. (60 hdc)




Fasten off and weave in ends


If you would like a PDF copy of this pattern click here.


I hope you enjoy this pattern and if you make them I would love to see your pictures. You can email me or post them on instagram @ribhuslughdiscovercrochet


Copyright:

© 2020 - RibhusLugh Discover Crochet - Charlie van de Graaf

If you make this item and sell it, please link to my website (ribhuslugh.com) and credit me (Charlie van de Graaf) as the designer. If you wish to post this pattern, please link back to the website.


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