Crochet Beret Pattern – Baby Hat – Free Infant Hat Crochet Pattern

This free crochet beret pattern was originally published around 1942 in “Lovely Creations for Baby“, No. S16. It’s still cute today!

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic baby beret. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet pattern for a vintage handmade baby hat.

Crocheting a Hat for an Infant

Crochet Beret for a Baby


Sultana Beaulysheen (All Rayon), 2 halls
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 1


This beret if for a child 6 months to 1 year old.

Gauge: 9 sts = l inch; 10 rounds = l inch


Ch 4. Join in a ring. Work 6 s c in ring.

First Round – 2 s c in each st (12 s c).

2nd Round – * 1 s c in next st, 2 s c in next st; repeat from * 5 times. Mark last st as end of round.

3rd Round – * 1 s c in each of 2 sts, 2 s c in next st; repeat from * to end of round. Inc. should be in last st of inc. in previous round.

Continue to increase in this way, having 1 st more between increases in each successive round until there are 26 sts between inc. sts (168 sts).

Work 16 rounds even.

* Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts, work off as 1 s c, 1 s c in each of next 26 sts; repeat from * around.

* Dec. 1 st, work 25 sts; repeat from * around.

Continue to dec. in this way until there are 20 sts between decreases. Work 6 rounds even. Fasten off.

Cut a cardboard 10 inches in diameter. Insert in beret and steam.

Tab – Ch 11, 1 s c in 2nd st from hook and in each st to end of ch, 10 s c on other side of ch. Fasten off. Sew to center top of beret.

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