Little Lindy’s Aviator Hat
Keep your cuddly baby protected from the cold with this clever aviator-style hat. Choose neutral shades as shown for a dashing look with any outfit.
Pattern #: LW4221
Designed by: Salena Baca
Project Type: Hats, Baby/Child, Accessories
- RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 400 Grey Heather A, and 316 Soft White B
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
Additional Supplies Needed:
Two ¾–1” (19–25 mm) buttons
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4” (10 cm); 9 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in half double crochet (hdc). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Directions are for size Baby. Changes for sizes Toddler and Child are in parentheses
Finished Circumference: 16½ (18, 20)” (42 (45.5, 51) cm)
Finished Height: 6 (7, 8)” (15 (18, 20.5) cm), not including earflaps
Adjustable-ring = Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently on tail to tighten ring.
1. Hat is worked in joined rounds beginning at center top of hat. Rounds are worked with right side facing at all times.
2. Earflaps and forehead flap are worked back and forth in rows over a portion of the stitches in the last round of the hat.
With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), 10 hdc in ring; join with slip st in first hdc—10 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc—20 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] 10 times; join with slip st in first hdc— 30 hdc.
Round 4: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts] 10 times; join with slip st in first hdc— 40 hdc.
Round 5: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts] 10 times; join with slip st in first hdc— 50 hdc.
Size Toddler Only: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 9 sts] 5 times; join with slip st in first hdc—55 hdc.
Size Child Only: Ch 1, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] 10 times; join with slip st in first hdc—60 hdc.
Next 8 (9, 11) Rounds: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc. Do not fasten off.
Row 1 (right side): Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc in next 6 (8, 10) sts; leave remaining sts unworked—6 (8, 10) hdc.
Rows 2–3 (4, 4): Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
With right side facing, skip 3 unworked sts following last st of Row 1 of first earflap, draw up a loop of B in the next unworked st.
Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 15 (16, 17) sts; leave remaining sts unworked—16 (17, 18) sc.
Rows 2–8 (9, 10): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
With right side facing, skip 3 unwokred sts following last st of Row 1 of forehead flap, draw up a loop of A in the next unworked sts.
Rows 1–3 (4, 4): Work same as Rows 1–3 (4, 4) of first earflap.
Border: With wrong side (inside) of hat facing, join A with sc in st at center back of hat (between the two earflaps), work sc all the way around the edges of hat, earflaps, and forehead flap, working 1 sc in each st, 2 sc in end of each hdc row (on sides of earflaps), and 1 sc in end of each sc row (on sides of forehead flap); join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Fold forehead flap up. Sewing through flap and hat, sew one button to each upper corner of flap to hold in place.
Weave in ends.
ch = chain; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.