*Free* Infant Car Hat

This cute little hat is very simple and takes no time to whip up!

Helpful Resources:

This blog is an amazing resource for sizing hats! I highly recommend using it for gauge: Annie’s Picture Perfect Blogspot. I made mine to fit an infant age 12-18 months.

You may also want to look up how to make pompoms using cardboard, a fork or your fingers!

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials:

Hook size 3.5 and 6

Yarn needle

Measuring tape for gauge if desired

Light blue medium worsted weight yarn

Light green medium worsted yarn

Light grey medium worsted weight yarn

white medium worsted weight yarn

Dark Red medium worsted weight yarn

Black medium worsted weight yarn

Dark blue medium worsted weight yarn

White Bulky yarn

Yellow medium worsted weight yarn

Techniques:

This hat is completed using both rounds and rows with single crochet and half double crochet stitches. You will also need to know how to do tapestry crochet

Abbreviations:

Rd = round

ch = chain

hk = hook

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

st = stitch

sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together to form 1 sc

Hat: working in continuous rounds with 3.5 hook

Rd 1: In light blue, ch 3, 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hk (8)

Rd 2: 2 hdc in each st around (16)

Rd 3: ( 2hdc, 1 hdc) repeat around (24)

Rd 4: (2hdc, 1 hdc in 2 st) repeat around (32)

Rd 5: (2hdc, 1 hdc in 3 st) repeat around (40)

Rd 6-9: hdc around (40)

Rd 10-11: Switch to green: hdc around (40)

Rd 12-13: NOTE – the road is worked in sc – Switch to grey: sc around (40)

Rd 14: this round uses tapestry crochet to add the white road line: (in grey, sc 3, in white sc 3) around (at the end or this rd, sc 2 of each colour instead of 3) (40) fasten off the white.

Rd 15-17: in grey, sc around (40)

Rd 18: In Green, hdc around (40)

Rd 19-20: In back bump only – hdc around (40), sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end to sew in the lining

Sun:

I made and attached a yellow pompom to represent the sunshine. I will explain how I did it, but I would recommend checking out a youtube video or picture tutorial if you are unfamiliar with pompom making.

  1. wind yellow yarn around three fingers until you have a thick consistency. Separate your fingers slightly while you are winding so you will be able to remove the yarn
  2. cut the yarn from the skein
  3. cut another strand of the same colour
  4. carefully remove the yarn from your fingers, making sure you do not lose the shape
  5. take your strand and tie it as tightly as possible in the middle
  6. you will have two looped sides on either side of the string you tied – cut the loops
  7. use your fingers to spread the yarn and fix the look of your pompom and trim if necessary
  8. sew onto the hat using the ends of the string you tied your pompom with

Car Applique: 3.5 hook in dark red

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across (8)

Row 2:, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (7)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in 5 st, sct2tog (6)

Row 4: ch 6, skip st until the last st and sl st into place

Beginning a rd : ch 1, turn, sc into the same spot as the sl st, and into the chains, continuing around the entire car, working 3 sc into the bottom corners, sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing. Sew onto the road

Finishing the car applique:

Window: sew two strands of yarn to create a divide between the front and back windows of the car. Embroider a front headlight in yellow

Wheels (make 2): in black, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st closed. Fasten off and sew to the bottom of the car.

Truck Applique: 3.5 hook in dark blue

Row 1: ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across (11)

Row 2:, ch 1, turn, sc across (11)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in 1 st, ch 12, skip 5 sc, sl st in next sc, ch 1, turn, sc in same st as sl st

Start a round here: sc in 12 chains and in each st around, working 3sc into each corner. Continue sc in the 12 sc (adding 3sc to each corner) and sc or hdc in 7 st of truck’s front. sl st and fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing. Sew onto the road

Finishing the truck applique:

Window: sew two strands of yarn to create a divide between the front and back windows of the car. Embroider a front headlight in yellow

Wheels (make 2): in black, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st closed. Fasten off and sew to bottom of car.

Hat Lining: with chucky white yarn and 6.0 hook:

Rd 1: ch 3, 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hk (8)

Rd 2: 2 hdc in each st around (16)

Rd 3: ( 2hdc, 1 hdc) repeat around (24)

Rd 4: (2hdc, 1 hdc in 2 st) repeat around (32)

Rd 5-10: hdc around (32). sl st and fasten off. Ensure a proper fit and use your green yarn to set into place

FINISHED!!

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