Free Toddler Spring or Easter Hat Shell Stitch Easter Hat with Spring Blossoms

Free Toddler Spring or Easter Hat Crochet Pattern
Shell Stitch Easter Hat with Spring Blossoms

free crochet pattern toddler spring hat

    This lightweight free toddler spring or Easter hat is made with 100% cotton and is a perfect choice for Spring weather.  This hat is created with dc and dc shell stitches.  The brim has just a slight ruffle and the flowers are a sweet addition.

This pattern is written it toddler size (ages 12-24mo) but can easily be adapted to any size.  This sizing chart is easy to follow and can help you customize this hat to the size of your choice.  Just be sure that the increasing rounds end in increments of 4.  Adult version also available here

free crochet pattern for toddler beach hatphoto courtesy of Chelsea Rich

 

Special Stitches
mc/r- magic circle/ring (watch this video tutorial)

Materials

5.5mm (I) hook for hat
4.00mm (G) hook for appliques
leaves
rossettes
100% cotton yarn in your choice of colors- link to purchase the yarn I used is at the bottom of this post
embroidery needle

Gauge
1st 2 rounds- 2.5”
Flat Circle- 5.0″

Finished Hat Size:
Lenght (not including brim)- 6.0″
Brim- 1.5″
Circumference- approx 15.5″

Notes

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PATTERN

  1. Mc/r with 12dc, join round with sl st
  2. Ch 2.  skip first st. 2dc in next st and in every st around.  Last 2dc will be placed into the sp previously left empty.   Sl st into next dc to join round <24> Should measure 2.5″
  3. Ch 2.  skip first st.  *1dc in next st.   2dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Last 2dc will be placed into the st previously left empty.   Sl st into next dc to join round <36>
  4. Ch 2.  skip first st.  *1dc in next st.  1dc in next st.  2dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Last 2dc will be placed into the st previously left empty.   Sl st into next dc to join round <48> Flat circle should measure 5″
  5. Ch 2, 3dc in same st.  *Skip 3st.  4dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join round with sl st <12 shells>
  6. Sl st into next st, then sl st into the space between the next two posts (you will be in the center of the 4dc shell).  Ch 2, 3dc in same space.  *Skip next 3 sp.  4dc in next sp.  Repeat from * around.  Join round with sl st <12 shells>
  7. Sl st into next st, then sl st into the space between the next two posts.  Ch 2, 3dc in same space.  *Skip next 3 sp.  4dc in next sp.  Repeat from * around.  Join round with sl st <12 shells>
  8. Sl st into next st, then sl st into the space between the next two posts.  Ch 2, 3dc in same space.  *Skip next 3 sp.  4dc in next sp.  Repeat from * around.  Join round with sl st <12 shells>
  9. Sl st into next st, then sl st into the space between the next two posts.  Ch 2, 3dc in same space.  *Skip next 3 sp.  4dc in next sp.  Repeat from * around.  Join round with sl st <12 shells>
  10. Sl st into next st, then sl st into the space between the next two posts.  Ch 2, 3dc in same space.  *Skip next 3 sp.  4dc in next sp.  Repeat from * around.  Join round with sl st <12 shells>
  11. Change to border color *1hdc in to each of the next three st.  Hdc in hole between shells.  Repeat from * around, join round with sl st <48>
  12. Ch1, skip 1 st.  1hdc in ever st around, last hdc will be stitched into the st previously left empty.  Join round with sl st <48>
  13. Change back to hat color.  ch 2.  skip next st. *2dc in each of next 7 sp.  3dc in 8th sp.  Repeat from * around.  Last 3dc will be placed into the space previously skipped, sl st into the next dc to join round <102>
  14. Ch 2.  skip next st, 1dc in each sp around.  Last dc will be placed into the sp previously skipped, sl st into the next dc to join round <102>
  15. Sl st around entire hat in back loops only.  Fasten off and weave in all ends

 

Add appliques of your choice.  I used the following
rosettes- 1 medium and 2 small
leaves- medium and small fat bottom leaves, 1 each

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I hope you enjoyed this free toddler spring or Easter hat crochet pattern, the Shell Stitch Easter Hat with Spring Blossoms.  If you have any questions please comment below or email me at [email protected]

Adult pattern available here

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Happy ‘Easter’ Hookin’!

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Comments

    • 2

      Lorene says

      I think you may have read something wrong, you do not dc in 1 and skip 1 all the way around… the directions say ” Ch 2, skip 1st sp, 2dc in next sp and in every other sp around.” So you will end up increasing in every other st, adding 12 st to the round for 36 st. If you are confused please read the post for seamless rounds http://cre8tioncrochet.com/2012/12/new-weekly-feature/. If you still need help please let me know. Thanks

    • 3

      Lorene says

      Wendy. I have since realized that the pattern did not call for there to be 1dc in every st with 2 dc in every other (and every 3rd) st. This must of been the confusion. I have since completely rewritten the pattern. For the last couple weeks I have had all of my patterns tested by a group of 25 women to prevent errors like this from happening in the future. I appoligize for the mistakes. I hope you are able to make this hat now!!!

      • 4

        wendi says

        That was it:-) thank you so much for your help and the adorable pattern! I can’t wait to get it on my little girl:-)

        • 5

          Lorene says

          I just posted the adult version. I’m gonna try to get cute picture of me and my 2yo in matching hats… she absolutely refused to be my model before but maybe if I’m holding her she will keep it on. Funny thing is she’ll wear a hat all day long, UNTIL I get out the camera, then she pulls it off.

  1. 6

    CaroleB says

    Wuld love to make this for myself in adult size. I did read your instructions on how to figure sizing but since I am very new to crocheting I really could not follow it very well. I am hoping you will take pity on me and post the stitch increase for an adult size.
    Btw…I love all your patterns and plan to make several in the future.
    Thank you so much.

    • 7

      Lorene says

      Adult size is being posted this week. Subscribe to the RSS feed so that you get it as soon as its posted!!! I believe it will end up being increased to 60 stitches.

    • 8

      Lorene says

      Here… I knew I had done this for someone else, lol
      I would increase this way
      mc/r with 12dc
      dc around increasing in every st for 24dc
      dc around increasing in every other st for 36
      dc around increasing in every 3rd st for 48
      dc around increasing in every 4th st for 60
      then begin your shells in the same way the pattern calls (row 5)
      Continue the pattern the same way except you will have 15 sets of shells instead of the 12 the pattern currently says.
      you may also need to add an additional row or two of shells to make the correct height, it should be approx 6.5-7″ for a women’s adult size (not including the brim). Finish the pattern in the same way (your counts will just be different)

      Hope this helps, please let me know if you need any further help.

  2. 17

    Karla says

    Hi I would just like to know what brand of cotton yarn you used because the cotton yarn I normally have and use is kinda heavy and I would like a lighter one for my baby.. This is a rely cute hat and I’m excited to make it for my LO. Thanks

    • 18

      Lorene says

      Peaches N Cream or Sugar N Cream are the cotton brands used for this hat. They can be purchased in lots of different places. I have also used Cotton from Hobby Lobby called I Love This Cotton.. which is very nice but thinner so will give you a different size. AND cotton from my LYS

  3. 21

    Zaroga says

    Approximately how much yarn does it take to do like the mostly solid color… such as the white part of the hat? Just trying to figure out how much yarn to buy.

    • 22

      Lorene says

      If you are purchasing Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Cream than you only need one skein of the main color!

  4. 26

    Elisa says

    Could you tell me what brand/colors you used for the green hat? I’d like to know both the main color and the pink flower color. I am planning on making one of these for Easter and those colors would be perfect. Thank you!

    • 27

      Lorene says

      I can tell you the brand is Peaches & Cream, I do not know the colorway names… I purchased the yarn at Walmart.

  5. 28

    Elisa says

    Thanks! I did a little searching, and it looks like the color “Lime Stripes”. One more thing I forgot to ask, did you use more then one ball?

  6. 30

    says

    This may sound like a dumb question, but forgive me, since I’m rather new to crocheting. Do we turn the work after making the slip stitch to join, then the two chains to start the next round at the end of each round?

    • 31

      Lorene says

      no, you do not turn your work. Sl st to join then ch 2 and continue working around in the same direction.

  7. 32

    Heather Texter says

    Just wanted to thank you for sharing such a wonderful easy pattern for free. I make toys, crocheted balls, headbands, bereavement blankets and HATS for the children in a local Children’s hospital. I have made several of these hats using 100% cotton yarn and they are GREAT hits. All the little girls that are dealing with cancer (something a child should never have to deal with) that have received one absolutely love them. Again, thank you for not being one of the web sites that just comes off as being greedy because they want to charge so much for a similar pattern. If you have a way, I would love to share some pictures of the hats i have made with this pattern. Thanks!

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