MiniShell Baby Hat Pattern


I love chenille yarn. It is so soft to work with. Unfortunately some of the patterns, usually the complicated one, seem not to be working. Mainly if you are working on hats for babies. Here works the motto The simplest the better. So I tried this shell pattern for a baby hat and I was quite surprised how it turned out. I also made a matching booties but this will be released as a paid pattern hopefully soon. Meanwhile you can try the hat if it works for you because chenille yarn is not for everybody. Some really hates to crochet with it.

So let´s try.

MiniShell Baby Hat Pattern, size 35-36 cm/13.7-14 inch

Yarn: Himalaya Baby Dolphin Chenille Yarn light grey (80325) and white (80301), have a peak zde, white thin yarn for a flower
Yarn alternatives for overseas are:
– Kartopu Yumurcak
– Universal Yarn Bella Chenille
– Katia Bambi
– King Cole Yumi
– Red Heart Velvety
Weight: Super Bulky
Meterage: 100 g (3.53 ounces)/120 m (135 yards) (! be careful original yarn Himalaya is a little bit thinner than Bernat blanket yarn so the result might vary)
Hook size: 6 and 5 (I crochet pretty tight so you may need smaller hooks), 4 for the flower
Needle and thread
Decorative button or decorative label
Time: at about 2-3 hours

US terminology:
MC – Magic Circle
Sl St – slip stitch
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC –  half double crochet
DC – double crochet
Shell pattern – three HDC into one loop
Brim Shell Pattern – three SC into one loop
Each row starts with either 1 CH = Single Crochet or 1 loose CH = Half Double Crochet. You can end with SlSt or crochet around from the fourth row.

Grey yarn, hook 6
1st row: 9 HDC into MC
2nd row: 2 HDC into HDC from the previous row (18)
3rd row: crochet scheme 2 HDC – 1 HDC, repeat (27)
4th row: make shell from 3 HDC into one loop, skip one loop, repeat (13 columns of shells)
5th – 8th row: make shell to the middle top of the shell from the previous row, repeat
9th row: SC into each loop (39)
White yarn, hook 5
10th row: SC into SC (39)
Grey yarn, hook 5
11th row: SC into SC (39)
White yarn, hook 5
12th row: make a shell from 3 SC into one loop, skip one loop, repeat

White thin yarn, hook 4
1st row: CH50
2nd row: DC into the fifth loop, CH, skip one loop, “DC, CH, skip one loop” repeat, you get the string made of fillet squares
3rd row: make flower petal from SC, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC into one square, repeat. Leave at least 30 cm of yarn, cut off.
Then roll the “flower” and sew it through from the bottom part with the rest of the thread. Sew the button.

Sew in the loose ends and decorate the hat with the flower.

That is. Congratulations.

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