Here are two patterns I came up with for newborns:
Crocheted newborn hats for Global Health Ministry’s midwife kits. The caps should fit nicely over the end of a 2 liter pop bottle. By Mary Morris, Fairfield, Iowa
Hat #1 BABY ADDY
A variation of Julie A. Bolduc’s Addison Hat http://www.jpfun.com. Free for non commercial use.
V = dc, ch 1, dc Uses one ounce of “I Love This Yarn,” or similar 4 ply yarn; H hook
Chain 4 and join.
R1: (2dc ch1) 6 times
R2: work (2dc ch1 2dc) in each ch 1 space
R3: 3dc in each ch1 space; V in each gap between 2dc’s. (Six V’s and six 3dc shells total)
R4: 5dc in each V; V in each 3dc shell
R 5-9: 5dc in each V; V in each 5dc shell
Hat #2 VERY SIMPLE CROCHETED BABY HAT
This is a variation of this hat pattern: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/teresa-hat.html. Free for any non commercial use.
First numbers given for I Love This Yarn, italicized numbers are for Caron Simply Soft
Using H hook, Ch 4 and join
R 1: 12 dc [13 dc]
R 2: 2 dc in each dc [24, 26 dc]
R 3: (1dc in first dc, 2dc in next dc) around [36, 39 dc]
R 4: Add 4 dc [5 dc] evenly around circle. [40, 44 dc]
R 5-8 [R5-9]: dc in each dc
R 9 [R 10]: make 5dc shell in every 4th dc [10, 11 shells]
Hope this helps! Love, Mary