Thick Baby Blanket with Hat
While wandering through the yarn aisle looking for yarn to make a crocheted baby blanket for my soon-to-be-born grandson I saw this Baby Bernat Yarn. It was sooo soft, and the colors so nice, I could not resist buying it. I didn’t plan to follow a pattern, and had no idea how thick this baby blanket was going to turn out. After I started making it I was pretty sure that two skeins wasn’t going to be enough. Four skeins make this blanket at a cost of about $12, which was well worth it. My daughter loved it.
Chain until you get about 15 or so inches, or until it looks about the right width for the bottom.
Double crochet til you run out of yarn. That’s it! Simple!
My blanket was just big enough to wrap a newborn in.
The border is done in white and blue. With white I Single Crocheted around for 2 or 3 rows. Next, do a row of Half Double Crochets. I used Red Heart Plush baby yarn that has since been discontinued. I don’t know what brand the blue is.
The blue was done with a Picot Edge Stitch
Insert blue yarn into a stitch with a SC, chain 3, SC into same stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, repeat around.
There are a number of hat patterns out there. I like this one by Ashlea at Heart Hook & Home. It’s much easier to have a ‘go to’ pattern for all beanie sizes when you are making a lot of them. You want to chose a soft baby yarn for baby hats.
Before I made a pom pom I did some online research til I found a method I liked. Over at Homemade Gifts Made Easy they have an article: How to Make Pom Poms Five Times Faster! This method worked great.
Our little guy was born in January, so the blanket was perfect for him for winter. This is his big brother holding him with his cousin looking on.
My oldest granddaughter loved this baby blanket. A few months later she requested a doll blanket for her birthday, just like this one. I was able to get a doll blanket out of one skein. It’s a good size to place in a doll carrier, stroller or crib. I made a second one for another granddaughter. They love them! I also made them lots of small fleece blankets with a crocheted border for their dolls.
Above: Peach and pink blanket second doll back.
Below: One granddaughter went to Kindergarten this way for ‘What do you want to be when you grow up’ Day. She said she wants to be a mommy.