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Sunday, May 7, 2017


I am still working my way through my 'bottomless' yarn stash ;-)

With the Bazaar Season slowly sneaking up on me, I reached for my baby yarn and made this little hat up last night, and the mitts today. It’s a very nice baby boy set: 

0-3 MO Infant Hat/Mitts. $15 Trio

These patterns are not my own designs. The pattern for the mitts comes from an old 1980’s Crochet Omnibook magazine; the hat pattern from a 1988 Workbasket pocket magazine.

Infant Crocheted Thumbless Mittens

*NB (smaller size shown above) & 0-3 MO size (larger size shown above) are worked with size E crochet hook using the written directions as stated.

Size: 6 Mo to 1 YR

MATERIALS: Sizes E & F crochet hook
                       1 oz. 3-ply baby yarn or 3-ply sport weight yarn

NOTE: Written for smaller size – larger size in (). Work all sts in back loop of sts of previous row.

Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch

ROW 1: Ch 42 sts (58).

Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 5 (6) ch - sc; sl st in 4 (5) ch – sc; sc in 9 (15) ch – sc; sl st in 5 (5) ch – sc; sc in 9 (15) ch – sc; sl st in 4 (5) ch – sc; sc in 5 (6) ch (sc. Ch 1 & turn.

Row 2: Repeat Row 1.

Continue to repeat Row 1 until 10 (14) rows have been completed from beginning.

Fold Mitten in half and sl st both sides of mitten. Darn in loose ends.

Make a second mitten to match.

IF YOU WISH A TIE, use double yarn and ch st a length to measure 30 (36) inches long. Sew to cuffs of mittens.



This crocheted stocking hat can be made for premature, NB and 3 – 6 MO old babies.

MATERIALS: Sizes E, F & G crochet hooks.
                        1 oz. baby yarn for solid color hat
                         ½ oz EA for 2-tone colored hat
                         Tapestry needle

Gauge: Using size F crochet hook: 5 sc = 1 inch; 6 sc rows = 1 inch.

NOTE: Size E hook is used for premature size
            Size F hook is used for NB size
            Size G hook is used for 3 – 6 MO size

Work all sts in back loop of sts of previous row to create ribbing for stretch ability.

You may alternate colors, working 2 rows MC and 2 rows CC. When changing colors, work new color into last 2 loops of ending sc of previous color – do not fasten off when changing colors: carry across.

HAT: Ch 35.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn – 34 scs.

Rows 2 thru 56: Sc in back loop only of each st across. Ch 1, turn – 34 scs.

Using tapestry needle, weave remaining yarn in end sts of every other row along the 56 row portion; pull yarn tightly and whipstitch to firmly secure top of hat crown. Do not fasten off. Hold wrong side of Row 1 and right side of Row 56 tog and sl st with crochet hook, or use tapestry needle and go through the back loop of Row 56 – matching the 34 corresponding sts of foundation chain for back hat seam.

Fasten off and weave in end.

Make a small pom-pom for crown.