Two of my best friends, both named Sarah, are due to have babies within two days of each other. The first Sarah found out she was having a girl. See her gift here. The second Sarah, who is having her second child, found out she is having her second boy. This is her "It's a Boy!" package. I went with an airplane/transportation theme for this one.
A fleece blanket with crochet edging.
An airplane crochet baby lovey (with a chart for those who want to make one).
A little outfit. I love the helicopter embroidered on the bum.
And a crochet aviator hat.
Cute, huh? Want to make your own? Here's how...
1 skein worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat Waverly in Turtle Green)
Small amount super fuzzy white yarn (This was in my stash, but I think it's Red Heart Baby Clouds)
The hat is worked in joined rounds, and the ear flaps and front flap are worked in rows. This pattern is for a 0-6 month old, or for a 16 to 18 inch head - add or subtract stitches in the first row, and increase or decrease rows for different sizes. Like the hat but don't know how to crochet? No problem! You can buy one at my Etsy shop, The Sequin Turtle. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Here are six patterns to help you resize this hat if you need to.
Round 1: In magic circle, 11dc, join to first dc
Round 3: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (33 stitches), join
Round 4: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (44 stitches), join (measures about 4.5" in diameter)
Round 5- 12: ch 2, dc in each stitch (44 stitches), join (measures about 6" in length)
Making First Ear Flap:
Row 13: ch 2, dc in next 7 stiches, turn (8 stitches)
Row 14: ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 4 stiches, dc2tog (this will include the beginning chain), turn (6 stitches)
Row 15: ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (this will include the beginning chain), turn (4 stitches)
Row 16: ch 2, dc2tog, dc2tog (this will include the beginning chain) (2 stitches)
Making Second Ear Flap:
With right side facing, count 18 stitches from the edge of the first ear flap. Join yarn and repeat directions for First Ear Flap.
With Fluffy White Yarn
Round 17: With wrong side facing, join yarn to the front of the hat, just in front of the left earflap and sc around the entire hat, working approximately 8 stitches into the sides of the ear flaps and 2sc into each of the two dc at the bottom of the ear flap (otherwise the ear flap will curl in too much), join with a sl st to the first sc.
Round 18: Ch 2, dc in each stitch until the right ear flap (18 stitches), turn.
Round 19-21: Ch 2, dc in each stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends. Note - with this super fuzzy yarn, it can be hard to see your previous stitches. Don't worry, just keep track of the number of stiches per row, and always try to get your last stitch at the end of the previous row - anyways, plus or minus a couple of stitches won't be noticeable. Two of my rows had only 16 stitches instead of 18 - oh well! (Flap measures about 3")
Sew the front flap onto the hat, and sew on the two buttons. Safety pins help keep things in place.
Congratulations! You've just finished your own baby aviator hat! If you use this pattern, I would love to see a picture!