When I was pregnant, I tried to crochet as many baby-related items as I could since I knew I would be tired and have much less time when baby actually arrived! I really wanted to make a matching mommy and baby hat set, and when I stumbled upon Brittney Waterhouse’s free pattern for her “In Bloom Cap” on Ravelry HERE, I immediately gave it a try! Around the same time, I found Alli Crafts’ free pattern for her “Cluster Hat” HERE, so I decided to use the same yarn and make matching hats!
As you’ll note, the hats are not identical as they use different patterns: the adult hat uses bobble stitches while the baby hat uses clusters. I found the diagram at the end of the adult pattern very helpful, and Brittney also provides a free pattern for a beret version as an alternative to the cap version (which is the one I made). It is also important to note that the baby hat might run a bit small as it fits Myla’s 3 month old head even though it’s designed for 6 month olds! Alli also provides free patterns for this cluster hat in premie and newborn sizes. I crocheted the baby hat band the same as the adult hat band (single crocheting in back loops only) and added two wooden buttons onto each hat to make them match even more!
I think this set would make a great baby shower gift: that way, both mommy and baby get something chic and cozy to wear….and who doesn’t love matching sets? We had a lot of fun sporting our matching hats on the weekend as everyone thought they were very cute! Once again, you can find the adult hat pattern HERE and the baby hat pattern HERE!!!