CLICK for Babies Newborn Beanie-A Free Pattern

 

If you are a parent, I know that you must be familiar with those heartwarming first moments after you bring your newborn home from the hospital..those moments when you look down into your baby’s eyes and know that your life is perfect…the times when the only thing that will put them to sleep is cuddling against your chest. You have tons work to do but you still stay put and enjoy those moments of pure joy. Then after a couple of weeks you notice that your newborn is a bit fussier than usual, a bit harder to calm down, and sometimes cries for long periods of time. It can be a bit frustrating at times, knowing that you’ve done everything but the baby still won’t stop crying. This is normal. Not only your frustration, but the crying as well. I’m not sure if all parents are familiar with the Period of PURPLE Crying. I know that I wasn’t, and I’m sure I would have felt a lot better about myself and my parenting abilities had I been educated about it.

The Period of Purple Crying usually begins when your child is around 2-3 weeks old and lasts until they are around 3-4 months old. The peak time when your baby will cry the most is around 2 months old then it will lessen little by little after that point. Every baby goes through this, it isn’t just your baby. You did nothing wrong as a parent, don’t worry!!

What does PURPLE stand for?

P- Peak of Crying (Baby may cry more and more each week, with the peak time being around 2 months old.)

U- Unexpected (The crying can oftentimes be unexpected and can come and go.)

R- Resists Soothing (Baby can be fed, changed, cuddled with all needs met, but will still cry. )

P- Pain-like Face (Baby may also make a pain stricken face even if he/she is not in pain at all.)

L- Long Lasting (Crying can last for 5+hours a day)

E- Evening (Baby may cry the most later in the evening and throughout the night)

This particular hat pattern was designed specifically for donating to CLICK for Babies. CLICK for Babies is a public awareness campaign that creates awareness about the Period of PURPLE crying that all infants experience. This program educates parents and other care taking individuals about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking a baby to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome and abuse in infants.

This hat has been designed per the crafting guidelines on the Period of Purple Crying website. To donate to this cause, you must create a hat using, new, soft, and machine washable yarn. The hat must measure about 6 inches high and between 13 and 15 inches around. It also must be 50% or more purple in color. To see more of the crafting guidelines click here. Although this hat was designed for this program, it is a great unisex hat and can be made in many different colors for donating elsewhere as well.

 

 

CLICK for babies newborn hat

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CLICK for Babies Newborn Beanie

Materials Needed:

  • H 5.0mm hook
  • 65-75 yards light worsted weight #4 yarn
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors

 

Project Level: Easy

 

Gauge: 12.5 rows x  14 hdc = 4 inches

 

Stitch Glossary: ch-chain, st-stitch, hdc-half double crochet, fhdc-foundation half double crochet, hdc dec-half double crochet decrease, FPTr-front post treble crochet, FPTr dec-front post treble crochet decrease, popcorn

 

Special Stitches:

Popcorn- 5 dc in the indicated st. Take your hook out of the current loop and place it from front to back in the 1st dc of the 5. Pick up the dropped loop and pull it through the 1st dc.

Joining foundation hdc- https://youtu.be/09_08oIMt60

 

Final Measurements: 6 inches wide by 6 inches high

 

Notes:

  • Hat is worked in rounds and turned after each round.
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
  • When working front post stitches, you will skip the stitch directly behind the post stitch you just worked.

 

Pattern Instructions:

Round 1: 42 fhdc. Join using the technique listed in the special stitches section. Turn. (42 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1. Hdc in each st around. Join to the 1st st. Turn. (42 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1. Hdc in the next 13 st. FPTr around the next 2 hdc from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next st.  Popcorn in the next st. Hdc in the next st. FPTr around the next 2 hdc from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next 22 st. Join to the 1st st. Turn. (37 hdc, 4 FPTr, 1 popcorn)

Round 4: Repeat Round 2. (42 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 1. Hdc in the next 13 st. FPTr around the next 2 FPTr from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next 3 st. FPTr around the next 2 FPTr from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next 22 st. Join to the 1st st. Turn. (38 hdc, 4 FPTr)

Round 6: Repeat Round 2. (42 hdc)

Round 7: Ch 1. Hdc in the next 13 st. FPTr around the next 2 FPTr from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next st. Popcorn in the next st. Hdc in the next st. FPTr around the next 2 FPTr from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next 22 st. Join to the 1st st. Turn. (37 hdc, 4 FPTr, 1 popcorn)

Round 8: Repeat Round 2. (42 hdc)

Round 9: Repeat Round 5. (38 hdc, 4 FPTr)

Round 10: Repeat Round 2. (42 hdc)

Round 11: Repeat Round 7. (37 hdc, 4 FPTr, 1 popcorn)

Round 12: Repeat Round 2. (42 hdc)

Round 13: Repeat Round 5. (38 hdc, 4 FPTr)

Round 14: Repeat Round 2. (42 hdc)

Round 15: Repeat Round 7. (37 hdc, 4 FPTr, 1 popcorn)

Round 16: Ch 1. (Hdc dec over the next 2 st. Hdc in the next 3 st.) x8. Hdc in the next 2 st. Join to the 1st st. Turn. (34 hdc)

Round 17: Ch 1. (Hdc dec over the next 2 st. Hdc in the next 2 st.) x2. Hdc dec over the next 2 st. Hdc in the next st. FPTr dec around the next 2 FPTR from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next st. FPTr dec around the next 2 FPTr from 2 rounds below. Hdc in the next st. (Hdc dec over the next 2 st. Hdc in the next 2 st.) x4. Hdc in the last st. Join to the first st. Turn. (7 hdc dec, 16 hdc,  2 FPTr dec)

Round 18: Ch 1. *Hdc dec over the next 2 st. Hdc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * around until 2 st remain. Hdc dec over the next 2 st. Turn. (8 hdc, 8 hdc dec)

Round 19: Ch 1. (Hdc dec)x2. FPTr dec around both Tr below. (Hdc dec) x5. Join to the 1st st. (7 hdc dec, 1 FPTr dec) Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page or my Ravelry page. Feel free to also join my community group for sneak peeks, giveaways, testing opportunities, and to share your work!

I hope you enjoyed this free hat pattern!

XOXO

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