Santa Baby Layette

Holiday Gift Making

 The holiday season has always been a very busy time for me since I typically make many of my gifts.  Is it the same for you?  Every year I say that I am going to start my gifts for the following year in January and that just never happens.  Maybe I should just limit what I make to focus on Christmas only.  This holiday season will be different than any other and since we may not be able to get together like we normally do, we may have to share more on social media, or good old fashioned picture taking.  So if you have a new baby to share with everyone, why not dress them up in this easy to make Christmas outfit and give everyone a smile!  I do want to disclose that this pattern has not been tested or tech edited, so hoping that you do not find any mistakes, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I’ve been told many times by many people that “Done is better than perfect”, so this week, that’s what’s happening!!  I’m going to put the pdf on my Freebies page, so sign up for my email list to get the password.  

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Santa Baby Layette is a quick pattern to make a cute baby hat and diaper cover in 2 sizes that would be great for Christmas photos for the newest members of your family.  A blanket pattern is on it’s way to add to this collection.  But don’t forget about the Season of Joy blog hop where you can get a  free PDF daily, click on the Season of Joy graphic below that will take you to Ambassador Crochet’s website for the coupon code and direct you to the website for that day’s free pattern.

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Materials

Knit Picks Brava Bulky 100% premium acrylic, 136 yards/100 grams, color wine
Red Heart Hygge 70% acrylic/30% nylon polyamide, 132 yards/141 grams, color pearl. 
 Large set uses approximately 176 yds of wine and 40 yds of pearl.  Small set uses approximately 80 yds of wine and 30 yds of pearl. 

Size K 10 1/2, 6.50mm crochet hook

1 or 2 buttons for each set
 

Gauge

10 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches

 

Measurements

Small diaper cover-18 inches at waist x 5.5 inches tall, hat-14 inch circumference, x 8 inches tall

Large diaper cover- 20 inches at waist x 7 inches tall, hat 16 inch circumference x  9 1/2 inches tall

Abbreviations

ch-chain

sc-single crochet

dc-double crochet 

ea-each

RS-right side

WS-wrong side

st(s)-stitch, stitches

sl st-slip stitch

 

Pattern Notes

For the diaper covers, Ch 2 at beginning of row counts as a dc.  Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a sc. 

Diaper cover in 2 sizes should fit most babies.  Button can be placed in middle  for a snugger fit or 1 button can be placed at each side to make it a little bigger.

Diaper Cover– Small

Row 1:  ch 38 with wine yarn.  

Row 2:  (RS) 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, turn.  37 st

Row 3: (WS) ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in ea st across, turn.  37 st

Row 4:  (RS) ch 1, 1 sc in ea st across, fasten off.  37 st

Row 5:  (RS), skip 1st 10 sts, join yarn at 11th st, ch2, dc in 16 sts across, turn. Leave 10 stitches unworked at end of row.  17 st

Row 6:  (WS) ch 2, dc in ea st across, turn.  17 st

Rows 7-9:  Repeat row 6

Row 10: (WS) ch 1, dc2tog, 1 dc in ea st across to last 2 st, dc2tog, turn. 15 st

Row 11:  (RS) ch 1, dc2tog twice, 1 dc in ea of next 7 st, dc2tog twice, turn.  11 st

Row 12:  (WS) ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in ea st across, turn.  11 st

Rows 13-14:  Repeat row 12

Row 15: (RS) ch2, (counts as dc), 1dc in same st and ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn. 13 st

Row 16: (WS)  repeat row 15, turn.  15 st

Row 17: (RS)  repeat row 15, turn. 17 st

Row 18: (WS) ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in ea st across, fasten off.  17 st

Row 19: (RS) join white in any corner, 2 sc in each corner, 1 sc in ea st or end of row around to make the trim, sl st to 1st sc to join, fasten off. 

Diaper Cover–Large

Row 1:  ch 48 with wine.

Row 2:  sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn.   47 st

Row 3: ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in ea st across, turn.  47 st

Row 4:  ch 1, 1 sc in ea st across, fasten off.  47 st

Row 5:  skip 1st 13 sts, join yarn at 14th st, ch2, dc in 21 sts across, turn. Leave 

13 stitches unworked at end of row.  21 st

Rows 6-10: ch 2, dc in ea st across, turn. 21 st

Row 11:  ch 2, dc2tog, dc in ea st across to last 2 sts, dc2 tog, turn.  19 st

Row 12:  ch 2, dc2tog twice, 1dc in ea st across to last 4 st, dc2tog twice, turn.  15 st

Row 13:  ch 2, dc2tog, 1 dc in ea st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog, turn.  13 st

Rows 14-15:  ch 2, 1dc in ea st across, turn.  13 st

Row 16:  ch 2, 1dc in same st and in ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn.  15 st

Row 17:  ch2, 1dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in ea st across to last 4 st, 2 dc in ea of last 2 st, turn.  19 st

Row 18:  repeat row 16.  21 st

Rows 19-24:  ch 2, 1 dc in ea st across, fasten off.

Row 25:  join white in any corner, 2 sc in each corner, 1 sc in ea st or end of row around to make the trim, sl st to 1st sc to join, fasten off. 

 

Small Infant Santa Hat

Make a magic circle with the wine yarn.

Round 1:  Make 5 dc inside the circle, sl st to 1st dc to join, turn.  5 st

Round 2:  Ch 2,  2 dc in ea st around sl st to 1st dc to join.  10 st

Round 3:  Ch 2, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * 1 time, 1 dc in last sts, sl st to 1st dc to join.  12 st

Round 4:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * 1 time, 1 dc in last 3 sts,  sl st to 1st dc to join.  15 st

Round 5:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in ea st around, sl st to join.  15 st

Round 6:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in ea of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * 1 time, 1dc in ea of last 3 sts, sl st to 1st dc to join. 18 st

Round 7:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in ea of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts, sl st to 1st dc to join. 21 st

Round 8:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1dc in ea of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts, sl st to 1st dc to join.  24 st

Round 9:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in ea of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts, sl st to 1st dc to join.  27 st

Round 10:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in ea of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc n ea of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts, sl st to 1st dc to join.  30 st

Round 11:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in ea of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in ea of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts, sl st to 1st dc to join.  33 st

Round 12:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in ea of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in ea of next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * once, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts, sl st to 1st dc to join.  Fasten off.  36 st

 

IF YOU ARE MAKING THE SMALL SANTA HAT, JOIN YOUR WHITE YARN FOR THE TRIM HERE, AS DIRECTED BELOW.    IF YOU ARE MAKING THE LARGE SANTA HAT, DO NOT FASTEN OFF, CONTINUE WITH THE NEXT 2 OPTIONAL ROWS TO INCREASE TO A TOTAL OF 44 STITCHES BEFORE JOINING THE PEARL YARN FOR THE TRIM.

Optional Rows for Large Santa Hat

DO NOT FASTEN OFF YARN AFTER ROUND 12. SL ST TO JOIN.

Optional round 1:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in ea of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in ea of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * twice, 1 dc in last st, sl st to 1st dc to join.  40 st

Optional round 2:  Ch 2, 1 dc in same st and in ea of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in ea of next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * twice, sl st to 1st dc to join.  Fasten off.  44 st

 

Trim Rows

Round 1:  Join the PEARL yarn, 1 sc in ea st around, sl st to 1st st to join. 36 sts for small, 44 sts for large

Rounds 2-5:  Ch 2, 1 dc in ea st around, sl st to top of ch 2 to join.  Fasten off.  36 sts for small, 44 sts for large

Weave in ends, attach buttons on diaper covers. Fold up brim of Santa Hats.  Take pictures of all those Christmas babies!!

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