There are many instructions available on how to make a breastfeeding hat. I tried three of them, but they all didn’t turn out how I wanted them to be. After restarting three times, I decided to make up my own version, which you can find below.
Every hat will end up slightly different because of the yarn and needle you use. I used thin yarn with a crochet hook 4mm. The sizes for a newborn are:
Circumference: 13 inches / 33 cm
Height: 5 inch / 13 cm
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet (US)
dc: double crochet (US)
inc: increase (2sc in next sc)
dec: invisible decrease (next 2sc together, only using front loops)
**: repeat between **
(): amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row
I used pink yarn and a smaller hook for the nipple (3,5mm).
Round 1: Magic ring with 6sc (6)
Round 2: sl st around (6)
Round 3: 6sc (6)
Round 4: 2dc in every sc (12)
Round 5: *1dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (18)
Round 6: 18sc (18)
Change yarn to skin color. I change yarn in the last stitch of the previous color, meaning that I do not complete the last stitch but instead leave two loops on my hooks, which I will finish with the new color.
I used needle 4mm for the breast, if your yarn is thicker, you can use a larger hook.
Round 7: *2dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (24)
Round 8: *3dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (30)
Round 9: *4dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (36)
Round 10: *5dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (42)
Round 11: *6dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (48)
Round 12: *7dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (54)
Check whether the circumference is about 13 inches / 33 cm, otherwise increase one more row (*8dc, 2dc in next dc* repeat 6x (60)).
Round 13-17: dc around (54)
Repeat till the height is about 5 inch / 13 cm.
Round 18: last round I finished with a nice line by doing 1sc in every dc in back loops only.
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