Additional Materials:

Stitch Studio by Nicole: Bamboo Yarn in Pink Primrose (3 balls), Stitch Studio by Nicole: Bamboo Yarn in Cotton Candy (3 balls), U.S. Size G-6 (4 mm) Crochet Hook, Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Tape Measure

About this Project

Oh, baby! Crochet a cozy blanket and hat for any newborn using Stitch Studio Bamboo, a variegated yarn made from touchably soft bamboo fiber!

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    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    Blanket: Width: 34”, Length: 34”
    Hat Circumference: 13 (14, 15, 16, 17)”

     

    HAT TO FIT SIZE:
    Newborn (3, 6, 9, 12) months
    Shown in Size 6 months

    GAUGE
    17 dc x 9 rows = 4”
    Each Square Motif = 5”

    STITCH GUIDE
    Magic Ring:
    Wrap yarn around your left middle finger twice, leaving a 6" tail. Insert hook under both strands and pull up a loop. Ch 1, and beg working directly into center of ring. This ring can be tightened later by pulling on the yarn tail.

    Square Motif:
    With Color B, Make a magic ring. Ch 4, sl st into first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first tr), tr 11 times into the ring, sl st in top of beg ch-3. 12 tr.
    Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc throughout), dc in same sp as sl st, ch 1, *2 dc in tr, ch 1; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 24 dc.
    Rnd 3: Sl st across 2 dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as sl st (cluster made), sk 2 dc, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp (cluster made), sk 2 dc*; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 12 clusters – 36 dc.
    Cut Color B. Join Color A with a sl st.
    Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in that same stitch, ch 1, 2 dc in dc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in each of the next 2 dc*; rep from * 2 times more, sl st in top of beg ch-2.
    Rnd 5: Sl st into next dc and into the corner ch-1 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all into corner sp, dc in next 11 sts, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all into corner sp, dc in next 11 sts*; rep from * 2 times more, sl st in top of beg ch-2.
    Rnd 6: Sl st into next dc and into the corner ch-1 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all into corner sp, dc in next 15 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all into corner sp, dc in next 15 dc*; rep from * 2 times more, sl st in top of beg ch-2. Fasten off.
     

    PATTERN NOTES
    Sew the square motifs in strips of 6 first to make seaming more even.
    For the hat: the pattern is written for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parenthesis. If only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

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    BLANKET
    Make 36 Square Motifs.

    FINISHING
    Sew the 36 squares together, 6 squares tall x 6 squares wide.

    Border
    Rnd 1: With Color B, sl st into any corner, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), work (2 hdc, ch, 1, 2 hdc) all into first corner, hdc in each stitch around the blanket, working (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) all into each of the remaining corners, sl st in top of beg ch-2.
    Rnd 2: With Color A, sl st into the corner of the blanket and rep Rnd 1 but with Color A.
    Rnds 3-4: Rep Rnds 1 and 2. Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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    HAT
    With Color B, Make a magic ring. Ch 4, sl st into first ch to form a ring.
    Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first tr), tr 11 times into the ring, sl st in top of beg ch-3. 12 tr.
    Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc throughout), dc in same sp as sl st, ch 1, *2 dc in tr, ch 1*; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 24 dc.
    Rnd 3: Sl st across 2 dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as sl st (cluster made), sk 2 dc, *3dc in next ch-1 sp (cluster made), sk 2 dc*; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 12 clusters – 36 dc.
    Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc same sp as beg ch, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc*; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 48 dc.
    Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc same sp as beg ch, dc in next 5 (3, 3, 3, 3) dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 (3, 3, 3, 3) dc*; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 56 (60, 60, 60, 60) dc.

    6 month size only
    Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc same sp as beg ch, dc in next 14 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 14 dc*; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 64 dc. Proceed to All Sizes.

    9 month size only
    Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc same sp as beg ch, *dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc*; rep from * twice more, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 68 dc.
    Proceed to All Sizes.

    12 month size only
    Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc same sp as beg ch, dc in next 5 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc*; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 72 dc. Proceed to All Sizes.

    All Sizes
    Next Rnd: Ch 2, dc in each dc, sl st in top of beg ch-2. 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) dc.
    Rep the last rnd until hat measures approximately 5¼ (5½, 6¼, 6½, 7)” from top of crown. Work 1 rnd of backwards sc. Cut yarn and fasten off.

    FINISHING
    Weave in ends.

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    ABBREVIATIONS
    beg       
    beginning
    ch         chain
    dc         double crochet
    rep       repeat
    rnd       round
    RS        right side
    Sc         single crochet
    sk         skip
    sl st      slip stitch
    sp         space
    st(s)      stitch(es)
    tr          triple crochet