Rag Quilt Baby Hats and Booties

rag quilt baby hats and booties

Hello Everyone!

I’m so excited to give you the patterns for the hats and booties that match the Rag Quilt Style Baby Blanket! There are three size options available for both the hats and the booties. Perfect for a growing baby!

These patterns are easy and work up seriously fast, which is great if you’re looking for something to give as a gift short notice or you just don’t have a ton of time to spend crocheting.

I’ve also included two trim options. If you feel like the ruffle is too feminine, simple single crochets can replace it. I showed the results in the grey version.

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rag quilt baby hats and booties

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rag quilt baby hats and booties

The stitches you need to know are the slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and double crochet 2 together (dc2tog). If you are unfamiliar with the dc2tog, I found a quick little video by CreatiKnit showing how it is done. You can see that video here.

rag quilt baby hats and booties

Since this post is already well over 2,500 words, I’m going to keep it short today.

So I hope you enjoy these super easy hats and booties!

rag quilt baby hats and booties

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Rag Quilt Baby Hats and Booties

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Rag Quilt Baby Hats and Booties

Materials Used:

  • I Love This Yarn – Ivory – 7 oz/199 g – 355 yds/325 m
  • I Love This Yarn – Buttercup – 7 oz/199 g – 355 yds/325 m
  • I Love This Yarn – Greybeard – 7 oz/199 g – 355 yds/325 m
  • I Love This Yarn – Cranberry – 7 oz/199 g – 355 yds/325 m
    Or any medium weight yarn.
  • H/8 (5.00 mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle

Finished Size Approximately:

Hats

0-3 Months (Buttercup and Ivory)

15” Circumference x 5 ¾” Height

3-6 Months (Cranberry)

17” Circumference x 6 ½” Height

6-12 Months (Greybeard)

18” Circumference x 6 ¾” Height

Booties

0-3 Months (Buttercup and Ivory)

3 ½” Sole length x 2” width x 2” height (when folded over)

3-6 Months (Cranberry)

3 ¾” Sole length x 2” width x 2 ¼” height (when folded over)

6-9 Months (Greybeard)

4 ¼” Sole length x 2” width x 2 ¼” height (when folded over)

Gauge:

13 stitches and 11 rows in a 4” (10cm) square of half double crochets.

Special Stitches:

Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog)

YO, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and draw back through stitch. YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. YO, insert hook into next designated stitch. YO and draw back through stitch. YO, draw through 2 loops on hook. YO and draw through all 3 loops left on hook.

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp – space
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
sl st – slip stitch
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only

Notes:

  • When working the Buttercup and Ivory striped hat (in whatever size you choose), I found it easier when attaching the new color for the next row, to (instead of making a slip knot, inserting the hook into the stitch, YO and chain 2) tie a knot using the tail from the previous color and the new color I added. I then inserted the hook into the stitch, YO with new color, drew back through the st and then chained 2. It took away an extremely noticeable seam that I didn’t care for. This is just one way of changing colors and only a suggestion. Do whatever you feel comfortable with. When making a solid color hat, these instructions are not necessary.
  • The ruffle border is optional. The substitute suggested in this pattern is for a simple single crochet border. Each choice can be interchanged among all of the sizes of hats and booties.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

Hats

0-3 Months (15” Circumference)

Note: The instructions for this hat are for the Buttercup and Ivory striped hat where you will be finishing off after each row and changing colors. If you are crocheting a solid color hat for this size, ignore the instructions for finishing off until the very end.

Note: You will always have the outside of the hat facing you as you work. Don’t work from the inside toward the outside.

Note: All first stitches of the round are worked into the same stitch the ch-1 comes out of.

With Ivory

FC: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring. (Or use a magic ring)

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 hdc in ring. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made of Round 1. Finish off. (8 hdc)

With Buttercup

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in every st around. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made of Round 2. Finish off. (16 hdc)

With Ivory

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. Finish off. (24 hdc)

With Buttercup

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. Finish off. (32 hdc)

With Ivory

Round 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 3 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. Finish off. (40 hdc)

With Buttercup

Round 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 4 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. Finish off. (48 hdc)

With Ivory

Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in every st around. Sl st into 1st hdc. Finish off. (48 hdc)

Note: You will continue to Repeat Round 7 while alternating colors.

With Buttercup

Repeat Round 7 for Rounds 8, 10, 12, 14.

With Ivory

Repeat Round 7 for Rounds 9, 11, 13.

Ruffle Trim

With Ivory

With the outside of the hat still facing you, work in FLO. 3 sc in every front loop around. Sl st in 1st sc made of trim. Finish off. Weave in end.

Note: If working the solid sc trim instead of the ruffle, attach the Ivory, ch 1, sc in every st around. Sl st in top of 1st sc. Repeat once more for a total of 2 rows of Ivory sc. Finish off. Weave in end.

3-6 Months (17” Circumference)

With Cranberry

Note: The instructions for this size hat are for no color changing stripes. If you want to change the colors, finish after every row and add your new color while still following the recommended stitch counts.

FC: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring. (Or use a magic ring)

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 hdc in ring. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made of Round 1. (8 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in every st around. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made of Round 2. (16 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (24 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (32 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 3 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (40 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 4 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (48 hdc)

Round 7: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (56 hdc)

Round 8 – Round 16: Ch 1, hdc in every st around. Sl st into 1st hdc. (56 hdc)

Ruffle Trim

With Ivory

With the outside of the hat still facing you, work in FLO. 3 sc in every front loop around. Sl st in 1st sc made of trim. Finish off. Weave in end.

Note: If working the solid sc trim instead of the ruffle, attach the Ivory, ch 1, sc in every st around. Sl st in top of 1st sc. Repeat once more for a total of 2 rows of Ivory sc. Finish off. Weave in end.

6-12 Months (18” Circumference)

With Greybeard

Note: The instructions for this size hat are for no color changing stripes. If you want to change the colors, finish after every row and add your new color while still following the recommended stitch counts.

FC: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring. (Or use a magic ring)

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 hdc in ring. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made of Round 1. (8 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in every st around. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made of Round 2. (16 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (24 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (32 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 3 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (40 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 4 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (48 hdc)

Round 7: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (56 hdc)

Round 8: Ch 1, *2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 6 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc. (64 hdc)

Round 9 – Round 17: Ch 1, hdc in every st around. Sl st into 1st hdc. (64 hdc)

Solid Trim

With Ivory

With the outside of the hat still facing you, ch 1, sc in every st around. Sl st in top of 1st sc. Repeat once more for a total of 2 rows of Ivory sc. Finish off. Weave in end.

Note: If working the ruffle trim instead of the solid sc, I recommend adding one more round of hdc (Round 18) in your primary color so you keep the length of hat. Finish off. Attach the Ivory, work in FLO. 3 sc in every front loop around. Sl st in 1st sc made of trim. Finish off. Weave in end.

Booties

Note: Always work your first hdc into the st your ch-2 came out of at the start of every round. Your seam will be at a slant instead of straight up, but you won’t see it after you fold the tops over.

0-3 Months (3 ½” Soles)

Make 2

With Ivory

FC: Ch 9

Round 1: In 3rd ch from hook, 2 hdc. Hdc in next 5 chs, 6 hdc in last ch. Working along the opposite side of the FC, hdc in next 5 chs. 3 hdc in next st. Sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in the sp the ch-2 came out of. 2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 3: Sl st in every st around. Sl st into the 1st sl st made of Round 3. Finish off. (34 sl st)

With Buttercup

Note: Attach the new color in the same stitch you ended your sole on.

rag quilt baby hats and booties

Round 4: Working in the upper stitches created by the slip stitches from the previous round, ch 2, hdc in every stitch around. Sl st in the top of ch 2. (34 hdc)

rag quilt baby hats and booties
(This isn’t the stitch you start with, but I’m just showing the stitches you will be working into. Start Round 4 in the last stitch of Round 3.)

Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 12 sts, dc2tog 5 times, hdc in next 11 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts, dc2tog 6 times, hdc in next 8 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 7 – Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Sl st in 1st hdc made. (23 hdc)

Finish off after Round 10.

Ruffle Trim Option

With Ivory

Round 11 – Round 12: Attach Ivory. Ch 1. With the outside of the bootie facing you and working in BLO, 3 sc in every stitch around. Sl st in first sc made of Round 11. Finish off. Weave in end. Fold top portion of bootie down.

Solid Single Crochet Trim Option

With Ivory

Round 11 – Round 12: Attach Ivory in any st. Working through both loops as you normally would, ch 1, sc in every st around. Repeat once more for two rows of sc. Finish off. Weave in end. Fold top portion of bootie down.

3-6 Months (3 ¾” Soles)

Make 2

With Ivory

FC: Ch 10

Round 1: In 3rd ch from hook, 2 hdc. Hdc in next 6 chs, 6 hdc in last ch. Working along the opposite side of the FC, hdc in next 6 chs. 3 hdc in next st. Sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in the sp the ch-2 came out of. 2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 3: Sl st in every st around. Sl st into the 1st sl st made of Round 3. Finish off. (36 sl st)

With Cranberry

Note: Attach the new color in the same stitch you ended your sole on.

Round 4: Working in the upper stitches created by the slip stitches from the previous round, ch 2, hdc in every stitch around. Sl st in the top of ch 2. (36 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 12 sts, dc2tog 5 times, hdc in next 13 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 9 sts, dc2tog 6 times, hdc in next 9 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 7 – Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Sl st in 1st hdc made. (25 hdc – includes ch 2)

Finish off after Round 10.

Ruffle Trim Option

With Ivory

Round 11 – Round 12: Attach Ivory. Ch 1. With the outside of the bootie facing you and working in BLO, 3 sc in every stitch around. Sl st in first sc made of Round 11. Finish off. Weave in end. Fold top portion of bootie down.

Solid Single Crochet Trim Option

With Ivory

Round 11 – Round 12: Attach Ivory in any st. Working through both loops as you normally would, ch 1, sc in every st around. Repeat once more for two rows of sc. Finish off. Weave in end. Fold top portion of bootie down.

6-12 Months (4 ¼” Soles)

Make 2

With Ivory

FC: Ch 12

Round 1: In 3rd ch from hook, 2 hdc. Hdc in next 8 chs, 6 hdc in last ch. Working along the opposite side of the FC, hdc in next 8 chs. 3 hdc in next st. Sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in the sp the ch-2 came out of. 2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 3: Sl st in every st around. Sl st into the 1st sl st made of Round 3. Finish off. (40 sl st)

With Greybeard

Note: Attach the new color in the same stitch you ended your sole on.

Round 4: Working in the upper stitches created by the slip stitches from the previous round, ch 2, hdc in every stitch around. Sl st in the top of ch 2. (40 hdc—includes ch 2)

Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 15 sts, dc2tog 5 times, hdc in next 14 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 12 sts, dc2tog 6 times, hdc in next 10 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 13 sts, dc2tog 2 times, hdc in next 11 sts, sl st in top of ch 2.

Round 8 – Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Sl st in 1st hdc made. (27 hdc – includes ch 2)

Finish off after Round 10.

Ruffle Trim Option

With Ivory

Round 11 – Round 12: Attach Ivory. Ch 1. With the outside of the bootie facing you and working in BLO, 3 sc in every stitch around. Sl st in first sc made of Round 11. Finish off. Weave in end. Fold top portion of bootie down.

Solid Single Crochet Trim Option

With Ivory

Round 11 – Round 12: Attach Ivory in any st. Working through both loops as you normally would, ch 1, sc in every st around. Repeat once more for two rows of sc. Finish off. Weave in end. Fold top portion of bootie down.

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