Free Tunisian Newborn Hat Pattern

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I’m well into my newborn hat project called #100daysofnewbornhats on Instagram! I really enjoyed making these hats so far, and I think my favourite technique has been a quick and easy Newborn Tunisian Hat. Want to make one of your own? Here’s how!

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Yarn
Any light/medium weight yarn works great. I’ve been stash busting!

Materials
US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook (nothing with a covered handle OR a US Size G/6 (4.0mm) tunisian crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.

Special Stitches
Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps) = Bring yarn to front, insert hook behind bar of next st, take yarn to back of work and over hook from back to front (yo), draw loop through and leave on hook.
Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks) = Insert hook from front to back through fabric and below chs formed by previous Return Row to right of front vertical thread but to left of corresponding back thread (between vertical posts), yo, draw loop through and leave on hook.
Tunisian Knit Stitch 2 Together (tks2tog) = Insert hook from front to back through fabric and below chs formed by previous Return Row to right of front vertical thread but to left of corresponding back thread (between next 2 vertical posts), yo, draw loop through and leave on hook.
Basic Return = Ch 1, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook until end.

Instructions:

Ch 48.
Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, and draw up a loop, repeat in each ch across (do not turn here and throughout), Basic Return back across Row to end–48 sts.
Rows 2-3: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tps, *tks 2, tps 2; repeat from * across, complete Basic Return–48 sts.
Rows 4-9: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks across, complete Basic Return–48 sts.
Row 10: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks 5, tks2tog, *tks 6, tks2tog; repeat from * to end, complete Basic Return–42 sts.
Row 11: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks across, complete Basic Return–42 sts.
Row 12: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks 4, tks2tog, *tks 5, tks2tog; repeat from * to end, complete Basic Return–36 sts.
Row 13: Repeat Row 11–36 sts.
Row 14: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks 3, tks2tog, *tks 4, tks2tog; repeat from * to end, complete Basic Return–30 sts.
Row 15: Repeat Row 11–30 sts.
Row 16: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks 2, tks2tog, *tks 3, tks2tog; repeat from * to end, complete Basic Return–24 sts.
Row 17: Repeat Row 11–24 sts.
Row 18: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks, tks2tog, *tks 2, tks2tog; repeat from * to end, complete Basic Return–18 sts.
Row 19: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tks2tog, *tks, tks2tog; repeat from * to end, complete Basic Return–12 sts.
Row 20: Skip 1st 2 sts, tks2tog to end, complete Basic Return–6 sts.
Fasten off, seam up side, sew remaining 6 sts shut.

You can catch my Free Floral Newborn Hat Crochet Pattern here:
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Happy Crocheting! Be sure to visit me on Instagram at @coco.crochet.lee
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