The Winter Sprout newborn hat is the perfect cozy hat for bringing home a newborn baby in cold weather months.
This adorable little hat — paired with either blanket — will make a gorgeous handmade baby shower gift.
And both sizes of this pattern require only one skein of Drops Nepal yarn. I think you’ll enjoy working this super simple, super easy, peak hat style (that … I … love) — it’s so unique.
The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Winter Sprout Newborn Hat is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.
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Winter Sprout Newborn Hat Pattern below!
Pattern written for newborn x-small; changes for newborn small/medium in [ ].
Approximately 75  yards aran/worsted weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend yarn used for hats in pictures.
Crochet hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
In alternating half double crochet post stitch and standard half double crochet stitch worked in the round, 14 stitches and 12 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
Skill Level: Easy
Newborn Hat Pattern Notes
Hat is worked from top down in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds unless specified.
Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work.
The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
13 in (33 cm)
14 in (35.5 cm)
Front Post Half Double Crochet:
Yarn over, insert hook right to left behind the post from the row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a half double crochet.
Front Post Single Crochet:
Insert hook right to left behind the post from the row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a single crochet.
Front Post Slip Stitch:
Insert hook right to left behind the post from row below, finish as a slip stitch.
Directions for the Winter Sprout Newborn Hat
Chain 16 .
Two half crochet in second stitch from hook (you will be working in top half of foundation chain), half double crochet in top loop of each foundation chain up to and including next to last stitch in row, 4 half double crochet in last stitch, continue to turn foundation chain in your hand and half double crochet in remaining unused loops of foundation chain up to and including next to last stitch in row, 2 half double crochet in last stitch in row, slip stitch in first half double crochet to join round, 34  stitches total. (This will create an elongated oval which will be the top of the hat.)
Rounds 2 – 15 :
Front post half double crochet in first stitch of round, half double crochet in second stitch of round, continue to alternate front post half double crochet and half double crochet for number of rounds indicated, working in a continuous spiral until last 2 stitches of final round, front post single crochet in second to last stitch of round, front post slip stitch in last stitch of round, do not slip stitch to join. (34  stitches total)
Rounds 16 – 17 [18 – 19]:
Front post single crochet in each stitch of round until last 3 stitches of final round, front post slip stitch in last 3 stitches of round.
Peak Hat Finishing:
Turn hat inside out for peak seaming.
Fold both top ends of hat together. Without leaving space between points, sew ends together at points. Turn hat right side out.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.