Pro-Breastfeeding Infant Hat


The Boob Hat has been making the rounds–blazing a trail all through fb and pinterest. So naturally, I’ve been asked several times to tackle it–and I have. I present you with my version of The Boob Hat!

http://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/ Pro Breastfeeding Crochet Hat

The pattern is pretty straight forward. You need some skin toned yarn and–well, nipple colored yarn….   Those of us with breasts already know that these shades can range through lots of tones, so really any combo will work.

I’ve used for the main part of the hat an eggshell color and for the nipple, baby pink.

Onward to the pattern!

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OCTOBER 20, 2013 PATTERN UPDATE!! 

For a COMPLETE pattern (with list of materials, gauge information, pattern notes, stitches and terms used, and size information) head on over to my Craftsy or Ravelry shops where you can pick up your instant PDF download for free!

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Pro Breastfeeding Crochet Hat: Using size I (5.50 mm) crochet hook and your chosen ‘nipple’ colored yarn: Begin with a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (beginning chs count as a st here and throughout pattern), 7 hdc in ring, join with a slip stitch in the top of the ch 2. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join with a slip stitch in the top of the ch 2. (8 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, 2 dc in each hdc around, join with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 3. (16 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, 1 dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, change color to ‘flesh’ colored yarn in last dc worked, join with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, (crochet over your tails to make weaving simple later), 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 2 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (32 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 3 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (40 dc) For size x-small skip to rnd 10. For all other sizes continue with rnd 7.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 4 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (48 dc) For size small skip to rnd 10. For all other sizes continue with rnd 8.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 5 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 5 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (56 dc) For size medium skip to rnd 10. For size large, continue with remaining pattern.

Rnd 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same space as join, *(1 dc in next dc) 6 times, 2 dc in next dc, continue from * around, 1 dc in each of the last 6 dc, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3. (64 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch in the top of the ch 3. (40, 48, 56, 64 dc)

Repeat rnd 10 to reach the desired length:

  • Size x-small and small: 5.5 – 6.5 inches from top of hat to brim.
  • Size medium: 7.5 inches from top of hat to brim.
  • Size large: 8 inches from top of hat to brim.

Note: Length can be adjusted for better fit. Finish off and weave in ends.

If you complete a hat and would like to show it off, head on over to facebook!

 

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37 thoughts on “Pro-Breastfeeding Infant Hat

  1. Jose April 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply

    What is the circumference when finished on x-small- large?

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  2. […] Pro Breastfeeding Infant Hat […]

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  3. […] “nipple” hats made using a free pattern provided by Hodge Podge Crochet http://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/pro-breastfeeding-infant-hat/ I made a few of these to donate to my local Health Department in appreciation for all they do to […]

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  4. Laura Walker November 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I like the original pattern better – do you still have a copy of that?

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    • Marissa November 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm Reply

      This is the same pattern. The only thing that was updated was the pdf download that you can now get over in Craftsy.

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  5. Julie October 20, 2013 at 7:45 am Reply

    I literally just came back this morning to finish the last few rounds, and the pattern is totally different. Will the ravelry pattern be what it was with g hook and 11 rounds for the newborn hat?

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    • Marissa October 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm Reply

      It’s the exact same pattern, just reworked to add a gauge for a larger hook :) You’re pattern shouldn’t be any different!

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      • Julie February 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

        OK…I understand that in theory it shouldn’t matter that the hook size changed with the pattern. However, I’m trying to make this again for another friend, and it is not turning out at all like the one I made with the G hook. I had to wing it to finish the first one without the original pattern. Is there any way that you still have the pattern worked with the G hook?

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  6. Sharon October 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Marissa,
    How may I print this up without all the photos and comments? The yarn is purchased and I’m ready to make it.

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  7. Alicia September 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm Reply

    What would I do to make this for an adult?

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    • Marissa September 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm Reply

      I would simply add in more increase rounds to make the diameter larger.

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  8. Rose July 10, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

    Just made this and it turned out perfectly! You gave great instructions and were easy to follow for a newby crocheter like myself. Thank you so much!

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    • Marissa July 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm Reply

      <3 That's so sweet of you and always awesome to hear!!

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  9. Lauren June 30, 2013 at 3:58 am Reply

    Hi, I can’t seem to get the nipple bulge shape at the top, how did you do it?

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    • Marissa June 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm Reply

      Hey Lauren!

      Sorry to hear you’re struggling with the most important part of this hat!! Since I can’t see what you’re doing to know where it’s going pear-shaped, I’m going to assume that it’s either your tension or your hook size that’s tripping you up. If your tension is too loose, the nipple part won’t hold its shape and will spread out on you. It will be the same if your hook is too large. It just won’t look the way mine does.

      I would try to work that first part of the pattern–just the nipple section–with a smaller hook first. If that works and you see a nipple, then that’s what was off! Simply switch back to the hook required for the rest of the pattern and march along. If it doesn’t work, then I’d need a bit more info as to exactly what’s going off the rails for you. Perhaps your join is off and adding extra stitches where they aren’t supposed to be? Or perhaps you aren’t seeing where to add in those stitches, resulting in too many (or too few) and you’re ending up with something that flares out or pinches in?

      Keep me posted and don’t give up! :)

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      • Lauren June 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

        Hi, thank you for your reply :o)
        I did a magic circle and when I pulled the hole together it just closed the gap and didn’t bunch like the nipple. It’s my 1st ever crochet so I was expecting to find the magic circle bit difficult when I looked at some instructions!….. Anyway, I managed to gather some of the pink to make a nipple and it has worked :)

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  10. Donna Stewart October 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm Reply

    I really was excited to find this pattern. Could you please explain what a magic ring is and how to make it. I have no idea how to start thanks for your help

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  11. Kay June 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm Reply

    OMG, love this pattern too! My daughter is expecting and she will be breastfeeding too, I would love to make this for her. Could you help me print this or download please. Thanks

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  12. Nikki May 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Hi, is there any way to knit this that you know of? I’m a knitter, not a crochet-er, and I would love to make one for my friend who is expecting and will be breastfeeding…

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    • Marissa May 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm Reply

      I’m really sorry that I can’t help you out. The only thing I know how to knit is your basic scarf–and even that is a struggle for me!! I’m positive there is a way to make this using a pair of knitting needles but you’d have to find someone that’s able to do both in order to translate it into knitting terms.

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    • Regine Johnson May 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm Reply
    • D. Price March 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm Reply

      There is a cute Knitted baby hat pattern out there for a strawberry hat – it has a red body and a green “stem” top. This could be made in “boob colors” and should work nicely!

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  13. nickia pranevich May 8, 2012 at 11:53 am Reply

    i did not know about this hat until my neighbor with a new baby asked me to make one. t is a great pattern for a wonderful cause! thanks for the pattern!

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  14. Annie March 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply

    What size is it? My baby has a fairly big head lol

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    • Marissa March 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm Reply

      This one will fit a newborn up to 3 months. If you wanted to make it larger you can cheat it by upping the hook size and/or doubling your yarn!

      I get a lot of people asking me to size this one up. I’ll work on it!

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      • Annie March 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        Thank you so much! I lost one/ got swollen so I’m needing to make one after spending $14 on the first one I thought I would try to tackle it! Thanks for posting the pattern! He’s got a 19″ head how much bigger do you think I should go?

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      • Marissa March 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

        The original finished hat only measures 14″ in diameter so upping the hook might not so it for you if you need it in a 19″ size. Let me tackle it and see what I can come up for you! I’ll need about an hour or so to puzzle it out!

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      • Annie March 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        Ohhh awesome thank you so much I’m very new at this!

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  15. Heather March 12, 2012 at 1:56 am Reply

    You are my new hero! :)

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  16. Emma March 7, 2012 at 8:49 am Reply

    Awesome! I’ve been looking for a patter for one of these for ages! :) My baby is due in June and I really want to make one of these! Can I just check though, are you using US terminology for stitches etc? Also, up to what age baby do you think this hat would fit?

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    • Marissa March 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm Reply

      Congratulations on your new bundle!! All of the terms in this pattern (and all my others) are done with US terminology. Thanks for asking!

      This cute little beanie hat will fit a newborn: 0-3 months. I haven’t done anything larger with it yet. Hope that helps!

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  17. Liz February 29, 2012 at 10:28 am Reply

    what type of yarn are you using for this?

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    • Marissa February 29, 2012 at 10:34 am Reply

      I use regular Red Heart Super Saver with practically everything I make. It’s inexpensive and relatively simple for everyone to get.

      Sorry I didn’t mention that–I’ll edit it now!

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  18. SilentKat February 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Lol I love this!! No one I know has seen this yet, otherwise they would ‘ve asked me to try. I have a couple of friends that are expecting soon, very soon. I think they would like this. XD Very cute.

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