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Beginner crochet newborn hat pattern

Are you here because you are looking for a cute beginner crochet newborn hat? Well, you found it! This hat is very easy to make as it uses only one stitch. If you know how to make a half double crochet, then you can easily make it.

Great project for a beginner, as it is so small that anyone could make it in a day. You will also have the fun of making 2 pom poms! Who doesn’t love pom poms?

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Cute and easy beginner crochet newborn hat. This hat only uses one stitch and it is so tiny that you can make it in a matter of minutes. #crochetnewbornhat #hatwithpompom

I made this one for my little girl and she looked so adorable wearing it! At first, it was just a bit big for her but she outgrew it in no time!

You will need:

Super bulky yarn (I used Drops Andes)
Aran yarn small amount for pom poms (I used Drops Air)
US L/ 8 mm crochet hook
yarn needle
Pom pom maker

Yardage: approximately 40 m (42 yds) for the hat

Gauge: 5 stitches and 4 rows is 2 inches in hdc

Crochet newborn hat with pom poms for beginners.


MR: Magic Ring
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain
tlo: third loop only

A tutorial on how to do the hdc in tlo or camel stitch can be found here.

Beginner crochet newborn hat pattern

R1: MR, 6 hdc in ring, sl st to join, ch 1 (6)
R2: hdc inc in each st around, sl st, ch 1 (12)
R3: * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (18)
R4: * 2 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (24)
R5: * 3 hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (30)
R6-9: hdc in each st around (30)
R10: hdc in tlo in each st around, sl st (30)

Fasten off and weave in ends. The hat for your precious little newborn is done! Can you see how tiny this is? It will fit your baby’s head from 34 to around 37 cm (13.5 -14.5 inches), and this means less than 2 months of wearing. Babies’ heads grow really fast the first year of their lives.

Crochet pom pom hat

But I really think it is worth making this tiny hat. It will be one of your keepsakes for reminiscing those first few days.

Now all you have to do is make two pom poms and you are done. I used the 65mm clover pom pom maker but you can use just about anything to make a pom pom. From cardboard to a fork, there are many tutorials online.

I wanted to give a little light to my poms, so I decided to use some white yarn to make a two color effect. The second yarn is called Drops Air, and it is thinner than the one I used for the main part of the hat. It is also so much softer -mental note to make a hat just with this yarn-!

Crochet newborn hat with pom pom photo tutorial.

The easy way to make a two colored pom is to wind both yarns around at the same time. But did I use the easy way? Of course not! I wanted the white yarn to be less visible than the pink one. Just a hint of white.

So, what I ended up doing is working one full row of pink yarn and then one not so full, row of the white yarn. This might be better explained with pictures. Look below for the photo tutorial.

Crochet beginner newborn hat.

You could, if you like, just use the easy way and not be bothered with my tutorial. It takes considerably more time, but I liked the effect so much that I believe it was worth it!

Make one full row of the pink yarn.

Pom pom tutorial

Add the white yarn at the same end as the pink and space out the windings.

Pom pom tutorial

Return with a full row of the pink yarn.

Pom pom tutorial

Return the white yarn, again by spacing it out.

Pom pom tutorial

Repeat the process until you have a full pom pom. And this is how you make them with just a hint of the second color. How do you like them?

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Easy crochet newborn hat, suitable for beginners. #crochetnewbornhat

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Friday 26th of April 2024

I love this! The hat is beautiful in itself, but the two poms (with highlights!) really make the perfect accent. Thanks for including how to add the white when wrapping the pom. And thanks for sharing your talent with us!


Friday 17th of May 2024

You are so kind! Thank you so much. I am glad you found it helpful.

Gracie Alejandro

Friday 15th of November 2019

How do I make it bigger? For a two year old?


Thursday 5th of December 2019

Just keep increasing the rounds until your flat circle is about 6 inches.


Thursday 12th of September 2019

Please help-I know what a hdc stitch is but what is a “hdc inc” stitch. I have never seen this


Wednesday 25th of September 2019

Hi Jayne! It is just an increase. You will make 2 hdc stitches in the same spot.

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