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Monday, May 21, 2012

Newborn Football Hat and Booties Set (free crochet pattern)

I've seen these cute little football hats all over online.
Pinterest... Google images... EVERYWHERE!
There are a variety of sizes and styles and yarns. I decided that instead of going by a pattern, I'd make my own.  Then I decided that I wanted little football booties to go with it, so I tried a couple different things until I got one (well, two) that I liked.

I used Peaches & Creme 100% cotton yarn, and both are very easy to make.

Newborn Football Hat

For the Hat:
What You Need:
Size G crochet hook
brown cotton yarn
White cotton yarn
tapestry needle

What You Do:
*Note: the first ch 3 will not count as a dc. I like that it fills up that little gap that is usually left by counting the ch as a dc. So, when you join, you will join to the actual first dc (not the ch 3), and when you  make your first stitch, it will be in the same st as the ch 3. 
Also, when you repeat a stitch pattern around, there will be 2 extra dc at the end of the round. That is ok. It's supposed to be like that. Just complete the pattern around and fill the last two sts in with a dc.
With the brown yarn, ch 6, join with sl st to the first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, work 12 dc in ring. Join to first dc with sl st. (12)
Round 2: Ch 3, [2 dc in each st] around. Join. (24)
Round 3: Ch 3, dc, [dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (31)
Switch to white yarn.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc, [dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (38)
Switch back to brown yarn.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc, [dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (45)
Round 6: Ch 3, dc, [dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st] around. Join. (52)
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join. (52)
Round 8-10: Repeat round 7. (52)
Switch to white yarn.
Round 11: Repeat round 7. (52)
Switch back to brown yarn.
Round 12: Repeat round 7. (52)
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. (52)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Find the front, center of the hat. With a tapestry needle and some white yarn, embroider the laces between rounds 6 and 9.
Newborn Football Booties

For The Booties: 

What You Need:
Size G crochet hook
brown cotton yarn
White cotton yarn
tapestry needle

What You Do:
(Make two.)

With brown yarn, make a slip knot, leaving a 10 inch "tail" for
 sewing later.
Insert hook and ch 24.

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Turn. (22)

Row 2: Ch 2. dc in each dc across. Turn. (22)
Row 3 & 4: Repeat row 2. (22)

Row 5: Sl st in the second dc from hook, and in the next 2 dc. Ch 2, dc in the next 15 dc. leave the remaining sts unworked. (15)
Switch to white yarn.
Row 6: Ch 2. Turn. Dc across. (15)
Switch back to brown yarn.
Row 7: Repeat row 6. Finish off, leaving a 12 inch long "tail" for sewing.

Fold in half and use the tail of the toe part to weave through the toe. Pull tight and knot. Then, using the same tail, sew the top and front of the bootie.
 Now, take the other (beginning) tail and sew up the back of the bootie.
Attach white yarn with a sl st to the back of the cuff of the bootie. Ch 2, dc around the cuff.
Finish off and weave in all ends.
Turn right side and shape with fingers.

With white yarn, ch 60. Weave in ends. Weave chain through the ankle if the bootie and tie in a bow.

Don't forget to make a second one! ;-)

What do you think?



  1. Adorable!! I know the perfect little man who would love these..or dad would :)Congrats on the Fantabulous Friday feature too btw!

  2. these are amazing! makes me wish i had another little baby ... almost ;) awesome you also have provided the pattern!

  3. Love this set! Totally pinning it. Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party

  4. Thanks Kirsty and Lauren!
    Hee hee... Kirsty, I feel the same way... Makes me want to have another boy! lol

  5. So So cute I can't even stand it! I might have to dust off my crochet hook and try this one out! Thanks so much for linking up to A Pinteresting Link Party!

  6. This is a great idea, such a simple way to crochet a football hat! Thanks for linking up at Hookin On Hump Day!

  7. This is so cute for little guys! I am pinning this!

  8. I'm new to crocheting and this was my first project where I actually followed a pattern and not someone on youtube. It was super easy and I actually understood it! I'm so happy that you didn't make me start out with a magic ring because those are confusing to me. I love the hat and booties and it is perfect for my little baby boy during football season. I'm going to make a set in pink and white too for my little baby girl (twins). Thank you so much for letting us use your patterns!


    1. Awww! I am so glad that you liked the pattern!!!
      I think the pink and white one will be so cute!
      Congrats on your adorable twins (I just peeked at your blog).

  9. On round 3 the dc after the chain 3 is confusing. Where does that go? Thanks

    1. So sorry it's confusing. I am assuming you mean the hat. ;-)
      After you ch 3, the dc will be in that same stitch that you joined and ch 3 in (please see the note, in red, at the beginning of the pattern for more info).
      I hope that helps! :-)

  10. i was wondering if you could tell me how to make the hat a little larger like toddler size

    1. Hi! I'm so sorry! I don't have this particular hat worked up in a larger size at this time.
      I believe you emailed me. I will continue my answer in a email. Thanks!

  11. I am having a hard time with the end of each round I know you said there should be two extra dc but on round 2 I had only one extra, then round 3 I had two extra and at the end of round four I have 3 extra do you know what I could be doing wrong. I have the right amount of stitches at the end of each round so I don't understand. Thank You Tammy

    1. Hi!
      I'm not sure what is going wrong, but if you end up with the same amount of stitches, it shouldn't affect it too much.
      The only thing that comes to mind, is maybe you are crocheting in the beginning ch 3 in one row, or adding an extra stitch at the end?
      You can test this by pulling a small contrasting (color) piece of yarn through your first dc in each row to mark it as the first stitch you work in for the next row. I often do this, and it usually gets me back on track.
      I really hope this helps! If not, please feel free to contact me for further assistance. :-)

  12. LOVING IT! Made a set for my new grand angel! Thank you for sharing!


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