Little Bow Hat Crochet Pattern

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This gorgeous crochet bow hat makes a super cute baby gift! I really love simple, easy patterns that let the colors of the yarn speak for themselves, so this hat is perfectly my style!

If you’re looking for more fun crochet patterns, click over to My friend Rachel’s Amore Shawl pattern here!

I worked the bow into the rounds of the hat, and made sure to secure the loops so that they can’t be pulled out enough to cause a hazard. However, if you’re donating to a charity, like Little Hats Big Hearts, be sure to check their donation guidelines! They often specify that you shouldn’t include pompoms or bows in their guidelines, and prefer more basic hats like this easy bias ribbed newborn hat.


J 6mm Crochet Hook; Red Heart Soft Yarn (or appropriate worsted (4) weight substitute) in 2 colors of your choice- I used Soft Pink and Berry; Stitch markers (optional); Scissors; Yarn Needle


Ch- chain; Dc – double crochet; Fdc- foundation double crochet; Sk – skip; Sl- slip stitch; St- stitch

Special Stitches

Foundation Double Crochet

Crab Stitch: working from left to right, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Puff Spike Stitch: insert hook into stitch indicated AND skipped stitch from previous row,  yarn over and pull up a loop, {yarn over, insert hook into same skipped stitch and pull up another loop} two times, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook to complete stitch.

Gauge / Finished Size

7 dc and 5 rows per 2”


This hat is written for a Newborn (0-3 mo) baby size. If you’d like to resize the hat, check out my top down hat sizing tutorial post.

For a wider bow, you may add a second row of double crochet after the fdc row.

Try adding the bow row to the end of your favorite crochet hat pattern for an extra embellishment!

Little Bow Hat Crochet Pattern

Round 1: Begin in main color, into a magic ring, ch 2, and work 12 dc, sl to join. [12]

Round 2: Ch 2, work 2dc in each st around, sl to join. [24]

Round 3: Ch 2, *work dc in first st, 2 dc in next*, repeat * to * around, sl to join. [36]

Round 4: Ch 2, * work dc in first 2 sts, 2dc in next,* repeat * to * around, sl to join. [48]

Rounds 5-10: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl to join. [48]

Round 11: change to accent color, ch 2, dc in first 18 sts, fdc 25, sk 1, dc in remaining 29 sts, sl to join. [47 dc, 25 fdc]

Round 12: working from right to left, crab stitch in last 29 sts, skip 12 fdc, work a puff spike stitch into the next fdc and the skipped stitch from round 11, skip 12 fdc, crab stitch in remaining sts. [47 crab stitch, 1 puff spike stitch]

Fasten off and weave in all ends.



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  1. Kelly Hansen says:

    I love that you have worked the bow right into the hat. Awesome idea!

  2. Bev Shriver Marks says:

    So cute I ❤all your patterns this one is on my to do list thank you so much

  3. Rebekah Berry says:

    Adorable. I love the bow.

  4. Love it. I might try making it for me. Very 1940s.

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