Unicorn Stripes Baby Hat

Does this yarn look familiar?  It should!  This is the very same yarn that I used to make my Unicorn Stripes Baby Blanket - the free crochet pattern on my blog last week.  I'm not one to waste yarn (especially not yarn as much fun as the new Red Heart Super Saver Stripes!), and I thought a sweet, newborn-sized baby hat would be the perfect way to use the rest of my last skein.  A baby blanket and matching hat would make a lovely baby gift, don't you think?!

Unicorn Stripes Baby Hat.jpg

Like the baby blanket, I made this hat on the lighter/airier side so that it would be perfect for a summer baby.  And honestly it wasn't planned, but I love that it used approximately one whole color sequence!  This would be cute for any baby, but I think it would be extra special for a rainbow baby :)



  • st/sts: stitch/stitches

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • ch: chain

  • SC: single crochet

  • DC: double crochet

Special Stitches:

Puff (Puff Stitch): (Yarn over hook and pull up a loop) repeat 3 times in the next stitch. You will have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. 


15 sts x 7 DC rows = 4" square

Finished Size:  

Diameter (at bottom): approx. 6"

Height: approx. 5"

Pattern Notes

  • ch sts at the beginning of the round do not count as a stitch

  • The end of each round is attached to the first st of that round with a sl st

  • This hat pattern is written in newborn size.


Start with a Magic Circle (see video above)

Round 1: ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 2, *puff, ch 1, repeat from * around (20)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 2, *puff, ch 1, puff, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ch 2, DC around (40)

Round 6: ch 2, *puff, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 7: ch 2, DC around (40)

Round 8: ch 2, *puff, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around (40)

Round 9: ch 2, DC around (40)

Round 10: ch 1, SC around (40)

Tie off and weave in ends.

Have you gotten your hands on the new Super Saver Stripes or Ombre yarn yet?  Red Heart very kindly sent me some of these to play with as well, so there will be more free patterns with this yarn coming!

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