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Baby Gift Card Beanie

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This hat is made with a little pocket that fits a gift card of your choice. In my opinion, it’s quite an elegant way to give new parents the two things they enjoy most: a handmade keepsake and money.

Finished Size: Preemie (Newborn, 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months)

Materials:

  • Color A: 180 yd baby weight yarn
  • Color B: Scrap baby weight yarn
  • Color C: Scrap baby weight yarn
  • Size H-8 (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Gift card

Increase Rounds

With Color A, ch 4.

Rnd 1. 12 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 12 dc.

Rnd 2. Ch 3;turn. 2 dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 24 dc.

Rnd 3. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 36 dc.

Preemie size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 4. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 48 dc.

Newborn size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 5. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 60 dc.

0-6 month size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 6. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 72 dc.

6-12 month size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 7. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 84 dc.

Even Rounds

Rnds 4-9 (5-12, 6-15, 7-18, 8-21). Ch 3; turn. Dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. Finish off.

Band and Pocket

Join Color B with sl st in t-ch of last rnd.

Rnd 1. Ch 3, dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Change to Color C.

Rnd 2. Ch 3; turn. Dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch.

Pocket is worked in rows from this point forward.

Row 1. Ch 3; turn. Dc in next 9 (12, 15, 18, 21) dc; leave rem dc un-worked. 9 (12, 15, 18, 21) dc.

Rows 2-3 (2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7). Ch 3; turn. Dc in ea dc across.

Finish off.

Edging

Join Color B in any dc of last rnd worked. Sc evenly around bottom of hat and around pocket flap.

Finishing

Fold pocket flap up so that it lies flat against the hat. Sew sides of the pocket flap to the hat, leaving the top open so that a gift card can be slipped in.

Abbreviations

  • beg (beginning)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ea (each)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • rnds (rounds)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • t-ch (turning chain)
  • yd (yard)
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