Make this simple Over The Moon Hat newborn crochet pattern. It's a perfect gender neutral crochet baby hat that will be cherished for years to come.
A newborn crochet pattern for the sweetest moon and star hat. Sweet dreams little one.
Photo: K Bothum Photography

Welcoming a new baby is one of the most exciting times for parents. Their registry is full of practical items like car seats, blankets, and onesies. I’m all for practical gifts, but a memorable heirloom gift will be kept forever.

The sweet story of how Nana crocheted them this baby hat will be retold over and over.

Although appreciated, I’m sure my mom doesn’t remember who gifted her that box of diapers. But the handmade dress with her babies name embroidered on the collar is still hanging in my closet.

Each time I shuffle through those clothes I remember the sweet “grandma” from our small town church that took the time to sew me something special.

More Crochet Patterns That Will Be Great Baby Gifts

I designed the Over The Moon Newborn Crochet Pattern a few years ago and thought I’d share it with you. The newborn crochet pattern is really simple and the tiny size makes it another quick project.

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What You Need

• #5 Bulky Weight Yarn (80 yds): Yarn Bee First Love  (from Hobby Lobby) in the color Misty. (143 yds/ 5oz per skein)
Yellow Worsted Weight Yarn: (50 yds)
6.50mm Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

Helpful Tips

• At the end of each round, slip stitch to join in the first stitch of the round, not the chain. 

• The chain does NOT count as a stitch.

• The hat is worked from the top pointy end of the hat down to the brim.

Gauge

8 dc’s and 4 rows = 3” square

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tr = treble crochet

Newborn Crochet Pattern For The Over The Moon Hat

Make a magic circle.
round 1: ch 2, work 4 dc in the magic circle, join (4sts)
round 2: ch 2, dc in each st around, join (4sts)
rounds 3-8: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each st around, join (5-10sts)
round 9: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, join (12sts)
round 10: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, join (14sts)
round 11: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, join (16sts)
round 12: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, join (18sts)
round 13: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, join (20sts)
round 14: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, join (22sts)
round 15: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 10 sts, join (24sts)
round 16: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 11 sts, join (26sts)
round 17: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 12 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 12 sts, join (28sts)
round 18: ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 13 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 13 sts, join (30sts)
rounds 19-21: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, join (30sts)
Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

Crescent Moon Crochet Pattern

Use the yellow yarn.
ch 15
row 1: 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 2 tr in the next ch, 2 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch, sl st in the last ch, turn. (20sts)
row 2: sl st in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, sl st in each of the next 4 sts (20sts)
Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing onto the hat. Smooth out the shape of the moon and sew onto the hat.

Star Crochet Pattern

Use the yellow yarn.
ch 4, sl st to the first ch to form a loop.
round 1: ch 2, work 15 dc’s in the loop, sl st to join in the first dc (15sts)
round 2: [ch 5, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, skip the next 2 dc’s (from round 1), sl st into the next dc] work 5 times, you will have 5 points.
Cut the yarn and sew the star on to the point of the hat.

The crocheted baby hat will be the perfect heirloom gift. Add this sweet bedtime storybook to make a complete “Over The Moon” gift set.