How to Make Baby Hats

Updated Baby Hat (page)

Volunteers knit or crochet baby hats for each and every newborn at our hospital. More than 1500 hats are needed each year.

Directions to Make Crocheted Hat

Use G crochet hook. Chain 34, then turn.

Sing crochet in each chain, starting with second chain from hook. Make 33 stitches.

Chain one, turn, single crochet in each stitch across, always picking up back loop of the stitch. This will make a rib effect.

When piece measures about 11 inches high and at least 7 inches wide, slipstitch together.

Draw together to make top and pompon.

Directions to Make Knit Hat

Use size 6 needles. Cast on 30 stitches.

Pattern: Knit one row, purl one row, knit one row. Repeat 24 times (72 rows total). Bind off.

With yarn needle, draw one long edge of knitting together. Sew short edges together and add pompon on top.

Directions to Make Fleece Bucket Hat

Downloadable Fleece Bucket Hat Instructions

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Volunteer Services
UI Hospitals and Clinics
8025 JCP (Elevator F, Level 8)
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Phone: 319-356-2515
Email: ashley-funkhauser@uiowa.edu