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Does it feel like Autumn yet? In Vegas, not quite yet. But that doesn’t prevent me from getting ready for it! And since my toddler is no longer a baby, hopefully others will find this pattern more useful than I do at this moment :)
This Baby Button Trapper Hat will keep your little one warm all autumn and winter long. You can switch up the colors to make it for a boy or a girl.
Can you tell that I love buttons? (Pretty much every pattern I write uses buttons.)
I made a hat with crocheted buttons and I love how they look. I have included the small crochet buttons in the pattern as well.
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What you need:
- Size G Hook
- Worsted Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava – Navy, Seashell, Dove Heather, Cornflower, Mint)
- 2 large buttons
Abbreviations: (American Terms)
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – dc decrease
Sc2tpg – sc decrease
Sk – skip
St – stitch
Start with a magic ring or 3-ch loop.
1. Hdc 8 in ring. Join with sl st.
2. Ch 1. 2 hdc in same st. 2 hdc in next 7 sts. (16 sts) Join with sl st with your first ch.
3. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc. 2 hdc in next st* repeat around the hat. (24 sts) Join with a sl st.
4. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st* repeat around the hat (32 sts) (your piece should have a 3” diameter). Join with sl st.
5. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 3, 2 hdc in next st* repeat around the hat. (40 sts) Join with sl st.
6. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 3. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 4, 2 hdc in next st* all around the hat. (48 sts) Join with sl st.
7. – 13. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in each st around. (48 sts) Join with sl st. Tie off.
1. With your seam in the middle back of the hat, lay your hat flat and find a stitch that 2-3 sts from the side on the front (it doesn’t have to be exact) . Use this st at your starting point. Join your new color with a sl st. Work from the inside. Join your new color with a sl st. Work from the inside Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 17. Turn. (18 sts)
2.-7. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 17. Turn. (18 sts)
8. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc. Ch 2. Sk 2 sts and sc into next st ( 3rd st away from your last sc.). Sc 9. Ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc into next st ( 3rd st away from last sc. ). Sc in last st. Turn. (18 sts)
9. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 14. Sc2tog. (make sure to work a sc in each of the chs from the last round. (16 sts)
Start with your hat upside down, working from the outside. Join your yarn with a sl st on the left of the flap. Start in the last worked st. You will work all the way across the back until you meet the front flap:
1. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 29. (30 sts) Turn.
2. – 3. Ch 2. Dc in same st. dc 5. Hdc 18. Dc 6. (30 sts) Turn
4. Ch 2. Dc2tog. Dc 4. Hdc 18. Dc 4. Dc2tog. (28 sts)