Free Crochet Pattern...Confetti Newborn Hat!

Celebrate baby's arrival with these festive and super easy to crochet hats!  Bright and colorful, these little hats are fun to make and can be topped off with a cute pom pom (see video tutorial below).  If you have some leftover yarn, these are great to donate to your local hospital too.

Confetti Newborn Hat
By Jennifer Dickerson


  • Newborn (height 6 inches, circumference 35 cm/14 inches) Hat is stretchy and will grow with baby just a bit too.


  • 1 Skein Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in "Fruity" (Yarn is machine washable so it is suitable for charity donations too, I got at least two hats from each skein)
  • Yarn Leftovers For Pom Pom (solid or matching yarn)
  • K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle


Note: stitches are worked in the spaces.  Click here for a helpful tutorial.
Foundation: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, then work 11 dc into the center of the ring.
Round 2: Ch 3, *1 dc in the first space, 2 dc in the next space, rpt from * to end of round.  Close round with a sl st
Round 3: Repeat round 2
Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as a dc).  Skip the first space and work a dc in each space around.  Close round with a sl st.
Repeat round 4 until hat measures 6 inches from beginning.  Fasten off.

Finishing and Assembly:

If desired, make a pom pom for the top of the hat (see video below for instructions on how to make a pom pom).  Tie pom pom to top of hat securely and weave in any yarn ends that remain.

Click on the video below to watch a tutorial on how to crochet the Confetti Newborn Hats stitch by stitch:

If you need help with just the pom pom part, click on the video below to learn how to easily make a pom pom with your hand!

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!

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  1. I have the very little person I'd love to make this for!Thank you for sharing.

  2. I would love too make this for my granddaughter who is almost 2 do you have the pattern for this size, thankyou very cute hat

  3. Just increase on each row of the crown until desired size. There are lots of hat size charts online for each age from infant to adult.

  4. Jennifer, Help! I too need a pattern to increase for an adult or decrease for a preemie, donating to a local hospital. I tried just increasing but that does not work. I found hat size charts but I need the stitch info for the initial circle. Thanks so much! Love your blog.

  5. Can this pattern be modified for an adult hat? I'd love to make one for my mom.

  6. Can you please modifie this pattern for an Adult?
    I would love to make some for the homeless shelter! Thank you so much!

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