Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty Inspired Hat & Diaper Cover

 Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty

This Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty Hat & Diaper Cover Set was an Idea I got from a piece I worked up over a year ago. I worked up THIS cute little Newborn Dr. Seuss Hat & Diaper Cover but this was before my days of writing out what I did so there is no pattern.

I didn’t really want to make the same thing again so I decided to make a Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty for girls. I have the perfect little hello kitty buttons that I got from Epponie on Etsy.

Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty Hat & Diaper Cover - DearestDebi Patterns

Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty Free Pattern…

DIFFICULTY RATING
ADVANCED BEGINNER

Crochet Pattern Difficulty Rating - Advanced Beginner

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Yarn:
Caron Simply Soft Yarn White

Hooks:
US D3/3.25mm
US H8/5.00mm
US I9/5.50mm

Supplies:
2 buttons
Needle and thread
Stuffing
Latch Hook or you can use a crochet hook.

Special Stitches:

hdc dec = yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, draw up a loop, insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop, you should have 4 loops on your hook, yarn over, draw up a loop through all 4 loops on hook.

Gauge: 3 hdc x 3 rows = 1″

Hat..

Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty Hat - DearestDebi Patterns

**Using a US I9/5.50mm hook. Do not join rnds unless specified, use a stitch marker to mark 1st st of rnd.**

Starting with a magic ring, ch 1, hdc 8 times in ring, tighten ring. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each hdc around.. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) 8 times. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: ( hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 8 times. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: ( hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 8 times. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: 2 hdc in beg st, hdc in next 19 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in remaining 19 sts. (42 hdc)

Rnd 7-16: hdc in each st around, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (42 hdc)

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Now you may notice some of the rows will have a ♥ before them. Those are there because when I work with hdc in rows that turn I work in the back ridge and front loop for those rows. This will push all the ridges to the wrong side of the work. It is not necessary to do this, it’s just an option available.

HDC Working in the wrong side loop

Ear Flaps..

Lay hat fat in front of you and mark off the stitch where it folds. For both sides of the hat, count 3 stitches to the front of the hat and place a stitch marker. From the stitch mark in the fold, count 4 stitches towards the back of the hat and place a stitch marker. This is where you will work your ear flaps.

Newborn Crochet hat Ear flaps placement

I remove the fold stitch markers now. For right hand crochet start on right side working left, for left handed crochet start on left side working right.

**Use a US I9/5.50mm hook**

Row 1: Insert hook in stitch marker st, draw up a loop, ch1, hdc in same st, and each st across. (9 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, hdc in same st, and each st across. (9 sts)

♥Row 3: ch 1, hdc dec, hdc in next 5 stitches, hdc dec. (7 sts)

Row 4: ch 1, hdc dec, hdc in next 5 stitches, hdc dec. (5 sts)

♥Row 4: ch 1, hdc dec, hdc in next 5 stitches, hdc dec. (3 sts)

Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st across. (3 sts)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Hat Edging..

**I used Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn – Colour Giggle with a US H8/5.00mm hook to do the edging of this hat, you can continue using Caron Simply Soft with your US I9/5.50mm**

Insert your hook into the back center of the hat (as shown below), draw up a loop, ch 1, sc in same st and each sts around you hat, evenly  space your sts along the side of the ear flaps, work 2 sc in turning corner stitches of the ear flaps.

Newborn Crochet hat Edging

Below the picture show the corner turning stitch on the ear flaps and where you will place your 3 braid strands.

Newborn Crochet hat Corner stitch and braid placement.

Adding Braided Ties..

Cut 12 strips of both colours of yarn,  so you will have 24 strips.

Insert latch hook into each of the braid placement spaces drawing through 4 strands of yarn (as shown below) then braid your work.

Newborn Crochet hat Braid Placement


Bow..

The perfect crochet bow - Free pattern by DearestDebi

**Using 2 strands with US I9/5.50mm hook**

Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, *ch 4, 3 tr in center or ring, ch 4, sl st in center of ring.* (This forms one side of the bow.) REp work between * – *. Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for sewing on to hat.

Eyes & Nose..

Hook: US D3/3.25mm

Yarn: Any Black & Yellow fingering yarn.

Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last sc, working along other side of ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch with beg sc. Fasten off (Leaving a long enough tail to sew with), invisible join.

Ears..

**Using a US H8/5.00mm hook, Rnd’s are NOT joined. Make 2 ears**

Starting with magic ring, ch1, sc 4 times in ring, tighten ring. (4 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)

Rnd 3: *sc once, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (12 sc)

Rnd 4-6: sc in each st around, on last rnd after last st, sl st once, fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew ear to hat. (12 sc)

To get the ears in the right spot I lay the hat down flat and then lay the ears next to the hat, using stitch markers I mark off where the ears belong before sewing them on.

Newborn Crochet hat ear Placement

Diaper Cover..

Crochet Newborn Hello Kitty Diaper Cover - DearestDebi Patterns

**Use a US I9/5.50mm hook**

Ch 65, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (64 hdc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc in beg st and next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next 9 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next 38 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next 9 sts,  ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in last 2 sts. (64 sts)

♥Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc and the ch 1 sps across, fasten off weave in ends.  (64 hdc)

From each end count 22 sts in and place a stitch marker, you will work between the two stitch markers.

Insert hook into 1st st, ch 1, hdc in same st and each st across. (20 hdc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (20 hdc)

♥Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (20 hdc)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in each st across finishing with a hdc dec in last 2 sts. (18 hdc)

♥Row 5: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (18 hdc)

Row 6: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (18 hdc)

♥Row 7: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (18 hdc)

Row 8: ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in each st across finishing with a hdc dec in last 2 sts. (16 hdc)

♥Row 9: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (16 hdc)

Row 10: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (16 hdc)

♥Row 11: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (18 hdc)

Row 12: ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in each st across finishing with a hdc dec in last 2 sts. (14 hdc)

♥Row 13: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (14 hdc)

Row 14: ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. (14 hdc)

Row 15 – 28: Rep rows 13 & 14, on last row fasten off & weave in ends. (14 hdc)

Using alternate colour, insert hook into back of diaper cover, draw up a loop, sc in same st and each st evenly around the entire diaper cover working 2 sc in corner turning sts.

Tail..

**Use a US I9/5.50mm hook**

Starting with a magic ring, ch 1, 5 sc in ring, tighten ring, do not join. (5 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (10 sc)

Rnd 3 & 4: sc in each st around. (10 sc)

Rnd 5: *sc dec, sc, rep from * 2 more times, you will have 1 st of the rnd unworked. (6 sc + 1 unworked st)

**Add some stuffing into the tail now**

Rnd 6: sc dec once, sc in each st around and cont working sc’s around until your tail is about 4″ or 4.5″ long, fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew on to back of diaper.

Hello Kitty Hat Diaper Cover

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Comments

  1. Abbie says

    This is cute and so versatile. There is a little boy I know that NEEDS a puppy hat and diaper cover!
    Thanks for your beautiful patterns!

  2. Lee-Anne says

    What are the measurements of the finished diaper cover. When closed and buttoned up, waist diameter, waist to crotch. and waist diameter when fully opened. It is so adorable

  3. Kim says

    Why can’t I download your free pattern? It is the Hello Kitty diaper cover and hat. I cannot right click on it to copy and paste to print either. What am I doing wrong?

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