Make this cute and easy crochet baby hat, perfect for a baby shower gift, or for your own little one. Adorn with a flower or bow for a perfect finishing touch.
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Hello everyone! Today I am sharing another crochet pattern, this Faux Ribbon Baby Hat. It’s so easy, definitely a beginner project (my very first crochet project was a hat!). I love making this little crochet hat for baby showers and other baby gifts, because it works up quick, it’s so cute, and it complete a set if you decide to make these mary jane booties as well.

I don’t have a gauge swatch, but if you make sure your circle by step 4 has a 3” diameter, you know your sizing will be on track. I have added a note in the pattern as well.

FREE Crochet Pattern- Faux Ribbon Baby Hat. Make this cute and easy baby hat, perfect for a baby shower gift, or for your own little one. Adorn with a flower or bow for a perfect finishing touch.
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Crochet Bow Baby Hat -Crochet Pattern

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What you need: 

-Medium Weight in 2 colors (Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Conch and Silver)
-Size G hook 

Abbreviations: (American Terms)
St – Stitch
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single crochet
Tc – Treble Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch 


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3-6 Months

Start with Magic Ring or 3-ch loop.

1.  Ch 1. Work 8 hdc in ring. Join with sl st. (8 sts)

2. Ch 1. Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st. (16 sts)

3. Ch 1. *Hdc in next st. Work 2 hdc in next st.* work 8 times.  Join with a sl st. (24 sts)

4. Ch 1. Hdc in next 2 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 8 times. Join with sl st. (32 sts) (3 “ diameter) 

5. Ch 1. *Hdc in next 3 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 8 times. Join with sl st. (40 sts)

6. Ch 1. *Hdc in next 4 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 8 times.  Join with sl st. (48 sts) 

7. Ch 1. *Hdc in next 11. Work 2 hdc in next st.* Work 4 times. Join with sl st. (52 sts)

8. – 12. Ch 1. Hdc in each st around. Join with sl st. (52 sts)

13. Ch 3. Tc in each stitch around.  Join with a sl st. (52 sts)

14. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (52 sts)
Tie off.

Ribbon: Ch 58.
Dc into 3rd ch from hook. Dc 55. (56 sts) Attach a bow or flower to finish.

Happy crocheting

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  1. I came across this pattern a few months ago and made it when my friends told me they were having a little girl. I’ve never made hats before but I LOVE this pattern it’s easy to follow and I was asked to make more for her. Thank you for putting this up!❤

  2. Hello, I’m getting stuck on step 4 in the 0-3 months pattern. I keep ending up in the middle of the round when i get to stich 32. Im doing *1 hdc in one stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch**, and repeating from * to ** all the way around.
    I would love to make this for my friend’s baby girl who’s due in November!

    1. You are increasing incorrectly. You should be increasing like this–> Hdc. Hdc. 2 hdc in next st (increase). Hdc. Hdc. Increase. Hdc. Hdc. Increase, in other words, hdc 2. Increase. Hdc 2. Increase(etc.). Does that make sense?

      1. I had the same trouble. Thanks for clarifying. I’m a visual learner so sometimes the words not laid out like you did in this response can confuse. Luckily I count my stitches and come across my miss understandings quickly. thanks!

      1. Could you make this by increasing the amount of hdc, 2hdc each round until you get the right size crown? If that makes sense

  3. Hi I had a question. Im trying to make the hat but when I get to round 4 and count out 32 stitches it doesn’t go all away around the hat. This patteren is so cute. I’m just stuck. Thanks

    1. Hi Krista!
      You might be getting stuck on the increases. Are you working the increases together in the same stitch from the previous rounds? Each round increases by 8 stitches from the round previous. Does that make sense?

      1. Thank you for responding. I was reading the pattern again and figured out that I was reading it wrong. Thanks again.

      2. Hello Bethany!
        This pattern really is wonderful! I just startet crocheting and it is my first project!
        I am stuck in the same round as Krista!
        Do i understand it right, that the 32 stitches just end in the middle of the “round” and i just go on with Nr 5?
        And do i repeat the whole row or just what’s in the patentheses?

        Greetings from Austria :)

        1. Greetings!
          No, you need to come around to the same spot each time. You will repeat inside teh parenthesis all around the hat until you reach the beginning.

  4. I’m fairly new to crocheting, and this is the first pattern I’ve ever tried. I got to the end of the fourth row and I’m measuring small on my diameter by about 1/4″ … the G6 hook I’m using is a 4.00 mm, I’ve seen them in 4.25 is that my problem? Or could I be messing up somewhere

    1. You are doing great! Gauge is just unique to each crocheter. You probably crochet tighter than me, so you just need to go up a hook size or two. So glad you are crocheting!! Please let me know if you have more questions.

      1. Right at the beginning. I think it’s round 2. I do the 8 hdc into the magic ring then it says “Hdc 2 in same st. Hdc 2 in next 7 sts” that confuses me. Does it mean the same stitch as the ch1? Or the next stitch? Then it says “Hdc 2 in next 7 sts. (16 sts)”, but I’m not getting that and when I get done I’m back at the beginning do I join then go on? Or do I just keep going around?

        1. You have 8 hdc. Ch 1 and hdc 2 in the same st. Now you have 7 sts left in the circle. Sc 2 in the rest of the sts (7 of them). Join. This ends the first round. This hat is not made in the round, it’s made in joined rows. You will come back to where you started, and join with a sl st. Then, to start the next row, you will ch 1 and work the first st in the same st as your chain.

    1. Hi Katie!

      I am actually working on getting all the sizes written, so sorry about that. For 3-6 months, I would go to round 6 (hdc 4, hdc 2 in next st), and then on the 7th round, I work 11 hdc, and 2 hdc together in the next st. from there, I work 1 hdc in each st. Make sure your pieces has about a 4 1/2” diameter after row 6, and finish when it’s about 5” long.

  5. I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but by the time I get to row 5 I have a big ruffle, no hat. I think that the directions in the parenthesis are confusing me. Everyone seems to love this pattern so I guess this make me an idiot. I have tried to make this 4 times today and had to unravel each time. I really like it but I cannot figure out where I am going wrong. I just keep ending up with a little ruffly coaster instead of a hat.

    1. It sounds like you are working the increases incorrectly and working too many stitches. Each round you will work an extra single in between the doubles. The first round, you will work 2 hdc in each st. The next round you will work one single, followed by a double (two hdc worked in the same stitch) all around the whole hat. The next round you will work 2 singles (2 hdc, each in their own stitch) followed by a double. The next one you will work 3 singles followed by a double, and so on and so forth. With each round, you are working an extra single in between the doubles. Does that make sense?

  6. Hi Bethany
    I liver this pattern and I’m making it for my baby and friends baby too. Do you have a hooded baby cowl pattern? I can’t find any where that I like.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pattern

  7. Thank you for sharing this easy, adorable hat. I am expecting my first grandchild, which is a little girl. I want to make this for her. I’m also thinking about making some for the baby ward. My daughter’s husband is in the Army so I am going to make some extra’s for all the new little baby girls there.

  8. I would like to use some of your baby patterns for fund raising for a friend in my mom’s group whose husband is in need of a kidney transplant. Some of the sales might be in person rather than online, so rather than linking, would I just need to put the name of your blog on tag or something? Thanks so much for sharing your patterns for all to enjoy!

  9. I think this hat is adorable and I want to make it for my new niece that will be born end of October. Is there a way that you could post a video tutorial on YouTube or your blog? I’m really not understanding the patten. Thanks so much!

      1. I think I figured it out. The magic ring was confusing me. I was doing six sc in it and then trying to do the 8. I finally did eight in the ring and it worked. Thanks!

  10. This is such a cute hat. I just started crocheting and will try to make it. I was wondering how do you size a hat for a specific child?

    1. It’s difficult to size this type of hat for a specific child, since you are working from the top. It would just be trial and error to get it perfect.(Making the hat and then going back and adjusting your increases) Sorry, I am not much help! I am working on getting specific instructions for sizing (0-3, 3-6, 6-12) up soon. Hats are not my forte :(

  11. I LOVE the pattern but I had a problem making mine. My hat turned out WAY to big. I have no clue where I messed up.

  12. This pattern is super cute but I cannot seem to figure out how to do the triple crochet around for the ribbon to go through, please help!! Thank you!

      1. Oops I know how to triple crochet, I mean I can’t figure out how to attach them and not look really messy.

        1. Hm. Well you aren’t so much as “attaching” them, as you are just working them as your next row. Are you working them separate?

        2. It does look a little weird until you get the “ribbon” put in place, though. Feel free to email or FB message me a photo and I can get a better idea of how to help!