Long Tailed Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

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I’ve been so busy lately with vacation, back to school, and other blogging jobs that I haven’t been able to do much crochet…….even though I have several orders to fulfill right now!  So I had to get busy and start of them this weekend.  I’ve made several baby sets, and more the most recent ones I’ve started getting requests for the long tailed baby beanie hats!  I’d never made one until about 5 months ago, not sure why, always wanted to.  The pattern I came up with for a newborn is very easy, and they have been a hit.  Look at the last customer’s picture of her little one in a set I made!  Isn’t he adorable?

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I also just completed a little girls’ set and love it.  The pink/gray/cream combo seems to be very popular right now because I have 2 more orders for this set, which actually includes the hat, diaper cover, baby booties, and a blanket.  I thought I would share the pattern for the crochet long tailed baby hat with you today.  It’s very easy to make, and although I only have this worked up for a newborn size, it can be easily increase by increasing more rows to the end to increase the size around of the hat. 

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Long Tailed Baby Beanie Hat Size Newborn (up to 15″ head)

  • Hook Size I
  • Yarn – Worsted Weight like I Love This Yarn
  • Embroidery needle to weave in loose ends
  • Measures approx 34″ in length

Things to note:

  • If you crochet loose, you may want to switch to a hook 1 size smaller to keep this from being too big.
  • Color scheme is worked in colors A, B, and C and 3 rows of each

Instructions:

  • Begin: Ch 3 and join to form ring.  Ch2 (does not count as first dc), 10 dc into ring, join with 1st dc, ch2.  – 10dc
  • Round 2: Dc in each dc around, ch2 – 10dc
  • Rounds 3-22: Repeat round 2 changing colors from A to B to C every 3 rows
  • Round 23: Dc 3, 2dc in next, dc 3, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch2. – 12dc
  • Round 24: Dc 4, 2dc in next, dc 4, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch2 – 14dc
  • Round 25: Dc 5, 2dc in next, dc 5, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 16dc
  • Round 26: Dc 6, 2dc in next, dc 6, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 18dc
  • Round 27: Dc 7, 2dc in next, dc 7, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 20dc
  • Round 28: Dc 8, 2dc in next, dc 8, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 22dc
  • Round 29: Dc 9, 2dc in next, dc 9, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 24dc
  • Round 30: Dc 10, 2dc in next, dc 10, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 26dc
  • Round 31: Dc 11, 2dc in next, dc 11, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 28dc
  • Round 32: Dc 12, 2dc in next, dc 12, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 30dc
  • Round 33: Dc 13, 2dc in next, dc 13, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 32dc
  • Round 34: Dc 14, 2dc in next, dc 14, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 34dc
  • Round 35: Dc 15, 2dc in next, dc 15, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 36dc
  • Round 36: Dc 16, 2dc in next, dc 16, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 38dc
  • Round 37: Dc 17, 2dc in next, dc 17, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 40dc
  • Round 38: Dc 18, 2dc in next, dc 18, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 42dc
  • Round 39 : Dc 19, 2dc in next, dc 19, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 44dc
  • Round 40: Dc 20, 2dc in next, dc 20, 2dc in next, dc in last 2. Ch 2 – 46dc
  • Round 41-42: Dc in each stitch around – 46dc
  • Round 43: BPDC in first dc, dc in next, *bpdc in next, dc in next* repeat from *to* around. Join with first bpdc. Ch2 – 46dc
  • Round 44: Bpdc around first stitch, dc in next, *bpdc in next, dc in next* repeat from *to* around. Ch2 – 46dc
  • Round 45-46: repeat round 44. Finish off.

*If you make this hat, feel free to sell your finished items, however please do not re-post this pattern as your own.  If you share online, please link back to me in reference. Thank you.

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About Amy

I'm a nurse turned stay at home mom, I love to blog about everything from parenting to baking/cooking, playing, toys, tennis, crochet, and my diy projects gone wrong. My household includes the Mr. and I, 3 handsome teen boys, 1 lil' diva (3), and our 2 puppy dogs! Life everyday consists of STILL learning how to parent after all these years with the hilarious stories of parenting, as well as all the other things I'm not good at. Interested in working with me? Contact me at pnppowell09@gmail.com

82 thoughts on “Long Tailed Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

  1. Michelle

    This is adorable. Curious. At the end of row 23 why am I chaining 2 unless I’m turning? It does not state to turn. I’m very experienced and I don’t understand the chain 2. Just wondering because if a beginner tries this they may not understand?

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  4. Terry-lynn

    I have a question about weaving in the loose ends. Do you weave each one in as you work or do you weave them in after you finish? I’m thinking the loose ends should be on the inside

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  5. shell

    Could you share what colors were used in the photo of the baby boy by Sarah Votan at the top. (blue, cream, green hat) Thanks

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Shell, I can’t remember exact names of the colors, but I do know they were I love this yarn brand. It was a dark navy blue color, a dark olive color and actually a soft grey.

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  6. Amber

    thank you for sharing this adorable pattern, I really enjoyed making it. very well written. I think I found 1 error though, are the BPDC suppose to be FPDC, I tried both ways and the back post didn’t look right but front post did, thanks again for sharing the pattern!

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  7. Amanda

    Can i ask what type or yarn and worsted weight/gauge you recommend. Looking for a chunky/fluffier yarn type

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    1. Amy Post author

      For the baby items I love to use I Love This Yarn or Red Heart with Love, they’re both a 4 ww but they are softer and chunkier than others 🙂

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  8. kelsey

    love this hat pattern! im making one to fit a 6-9mth old.. I went up a hook size, should I increase a few rows as well? seems to be a very easy hat to make so far! 🙂

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    1. Amy Post author

      The increase in hook size definitely does the trick lol, and for a 6-9 month, definitely working a few more increase rounds would help 🙂

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    1. Amber

      it just means to not count it as a stitch, so ch 2 then dc in same stitch, that will be your first stitch of the round.

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  9. Laura

    I’m confused about the “Ch2 (does not count as first dc), 10 dc into ring, join with 1st dc, ch2”. I’m ending up with big holes with the ch2 and I don’t know what Im doing wrong.

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  10. Laura

    I’m a little confused about this part: “Begin: Ch 3 and join to form ring. Ch2 (does not count as first dc), 10 dc into ring, join with 1st dc, ch2. – 10dc”. I’m not understanding how to join with 1st dc. Am I supposed to skip over the ch2 that “doesn’t count as first dc”? I’m ending up with ch 2 gaps on every row.

    Thanks!

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  11. shaina

    Love this pattern! Made one today for my 12 month and 2 year old and it was so easy. I just went up 6.5 hook size and added a few extra increase rows. Thank you for sharing this pattern, I’ve been looking for one for months to make them Christmas ones!!

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  12. Lisa

    I was hoping and crossing my fingers that you had found the time to write up the diaper cover pattern , I love it !

    thanks
    Lisa

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  13. LOLA LANE

    I was trying to find this in a adult size and saw you were going to post one. Can you tell me where to fiND it. Thanks

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  14. Chelsea

    Hi. Love your pattern! My daughters head circumference is about 17 inches, could I just go up a hook size or would that be too big?
    Thanks 🙂

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    1. Amy Post author

      You can definitely go up a hook size, and then just continue doing increase rows to get to about 15.5″. 🙂

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  15. Cindy wilson

    Hi Amy- can I please order the long tailed baby hat in white, gray, and blue (like that pictured). Thanks- Cindy

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        1. Mariyah

          U can wrap yarn around three or four fingers and tie a piece of yarn in the middle then cut the rounded ends

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  16. Claire

    Hi, for some reason when I do the BPDS it gives it this ruffled look, is there a way to fix that? This is my first time trying this type of stitch and it didn’t look like that in your pictures. Thanks for any help you can give me

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Claire, the back post stitches will make them have a chunkier ridged texture, not so much ruffled though. Is there any way you can send me a picture to pnppowell09@gmail.com? Maybe if I can see what you’re talking about I can help you better 🙂

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    2. Anne

      i tried the BPDC and it gives the band a fuzzy look so I switched to FPDC and it gives the band a ribbed look just like the photos and now the wrong side has the fuzzy look.

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      1. Heather

        I had the same problem. When I did an actual BPDC, it did not look like the picture. When I switched to FPDC it looks like the picture and less ruffled.

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          1. Rhi

            Hi xx can i just check am i to do fpdc followed by just a normal dc or fpdc – bpdc alternating xx

  17. Heather

    I’m wanting to make this for my 4 yr old. How do I do that? Do I just use a bigger hook and if so which would you recommend?

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Heather, there are a couple of different things you can do 1. Go up to a J hook 2. OR Use I hook but work several more increase rows, which will make it a lot longer too! I would recommend using the J hook & adding maybe 4-5 increase rows. Work it until it gets to about 18″ unstretched (I’m guessing based on my little girls head, she’s nearly 5 and about 20″ head 🙂 ) try that and see if it works for you!

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      1. Crystal

        I emailed you a pattern for childrens sizes, where you don’t have to use a different hook or add more rows, I have made 2 so far working on the 3rd, sent pics in a separate email. Feel free to share!

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        1. Amy Post author

          Thank you so much Crystal, I got those and I’ll be adding them here in the post if it’s okay with you?! The readers will appreciate that!!!

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Estelle, it reads “Dc 3, 2dc in next” which means 1dc in next 3 stitches, and then 2dc in next stitch.

      Reply
  18. Kris

    when you change colors do you count 3 rows starting at row 3 (making first color 5 rows)or do you start with row 1

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Terri, the diaper cover and hat sets run $20 a set. My shop is closed right now for re-stocking, but I still take custom orders if you would like to place one for a set just let me know and I can send you an invoice 🙂

      Reply
  19. Aida

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I am hoping to get started on my Christmas crocheting. I would love to make these for the older members of my family and friends is there a pattern for adult size? I would love to know how to make them bigger. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this available. I’m new at crocheting but I’m finding that I love it . many blessings Aida =o)

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Aida, I actually just wrote up a pattern for an adult size in this last week for another reader. I’ll be posting it this week once I get it typed up, so be sure to check back 🙂

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      1. Jodi

        Hello,love the hat, thanks for the pattern, you said in one of your posts that you were writing another pattern but for other sizes, have u done that yet?
        I have a little girl that is 10 that would love one.
        Thanks so much.

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      2. carol Sawyer

        I was wanting to know if you have the pattern up yet for the adult sizes .. I really want to make me one of these .. I love them so much .. thanks !

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    1. Amy Post author

      Eek…that’s a big jump. There are a couple things you could do, simple though. Either do several more increase rows until you reach about 22″ (it’ll stretch to 24″). You could also work in one more increase stitch in each round to make 3 increases instead of 2.

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          1. Tori

            I’m not very good at this lol I’m just learning increases. Is it possible for you to write out the adult pattern and email me it? My boyfriend loves hats and I made my friend one for her babies pictures and my daughter one and now he really wants one to wear lol

  20. Sarah

    Amy, I am a beginner and I just can not seem to grasp the concept of the Bpdc. Is there an alternative way to finish this beautiful hat and how do I attach the ball on top?

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Sarah, I’m sure there are different ways to attach the ball, but what I do is leave about 6-8 inches on the strand that you tie it with and then sew.stitch it into the hat end. As far as the bpdc…..it’s what makes the chunky texture on the hat 🙁 so you can either just work regular dcs instead, which will make it not have that look, OR you can check out this video, she shows how to work the bpdc and it’s very easy to understand https://youtu.be/RbsXa8–dzk

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  21. Laurie

    Love the pattern! It seems to work up perfect. Just an FYI there’s not a round 35 printed? Just checking to see if I missed something? It looks like the pattern skips from 34 to 36?

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  22. REBECCA

    THANK YOU FOR THE LONG TAILED HAT PATTERN, IT’S VERY CUTE. PLEASE NOTE THAT ROW 35 IS MISSING FROM THE WRITTEN PATTERN BUT I’M SURE I CAN FIGURE IT OUT. THANK AGAIN.

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  23. Keri

    Hi- I love this hat! I am new to crocheting. Do you do a slip stitch at the end of each round? Is it into the top of the chain or the first double crochet? Thank you so much!

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  24. Kim Clayton

    Can you tell me how you made the pompom/tassel at the end? How did you attach it securely?

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Kim, I’m not sure if it’s the way everyone else does it, but what I did was leave the string that I tied the pom pom with long (leaves 2 strands) and once the pom pom was nice and tight, I pulled those 2 strands back through into the end of the hat and just tied them several times and cut the excess.

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  25. Polina

    Thank you SO much for the pattern!!! 🙂 it is very cute I love the ribbing! I am sorry – may I ask you where you bought the diaper cover pattern ?:) if I may.. It is pretty too! Thank you:)

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    1. Amy Post author

      Hi Polina, thank you so much. The diaper pattern is just one I worked up and have not written the pattern for yet. It’s on my list to do in the next couple of months though 🙂

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  26. Anonymous

    very cute and so easy! It came together so quickly, these will be a great pattern to use to donate to hospital nurseries! I imagine they’ll be so cute in newborn photos 🙂

    Tiffany

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  27. Carolyn

    It says row 40 twice so would that be 40 then 41 and each row after that change it up one number so as not to have duplicates? Or am I missing something. I am a very new newbie, Youtube and I taught me to crochet and I have never tackled this bpdc yet. For some reason it scares me to even try it. I am not sure from the pictures where I insert or where I am supposed to be for that stitch!

    Thank you so much for your patterns they are so cute and I hope I can do them justice!
    OregonCaro

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  28. Lisa

    I need hell with this term dpdc. , is it double post double crochet ?

    Thanks for the hat pattern !

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      1. Lisa

        Thanks so much….:) I was thinking is this a new fandangled stitch I have to learn…., also I am using worsted weight but I have found that the hat comes rather large – 5 mm hook. worsted weight – if I drop down the size of hook will it shrink down the size of the hat? Also what is the circumference of the hat around the ribbed part.

        Thanks so much – just found your blog and I am very excited to try all your patterns

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        1. Amy Post author

          The circumference around the ribbed part is measured to fit a 15″ circumference and will stretch up to about 16″. If you go down a hook size it will definitely cause the hat to be smaller in size 🙂 Glad you found my site, I’m adding a few new patterns this week, so check back.
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  29. Julie Wood

    This is such a cute Hat for baby to wear this winter. I like the style and colors and would love to make this. It does not look to hard.

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