This is a crochet pattern review on the Rad Rayon Newborn Donegal by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet.
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I made this adorable little hat, and began this draft back in September of 2014. Yikes! Up until recently, it only needed the ends to be weaved in, and photos to be taken (which was tough for me with the hat being so soft.)
Let’s go back to 2014:
While I was looking at the 0-3 Month Pixie Shell Bonnet, I found this Rad Rayon Infant Donegal at the end. I had some Green I Love This Yarn Sport Weight that’s been sitting around since this past Spring (from a tank top that didn’t pan out), so I decided to pull it out and try it on this golf hat.
You can find more free crochet patterns in my Hobby: Free Crochet Pattern board, and kid’s items in my Kids: Baby/Toddler Clothing/Accessories board.
I also looked into the Rad Rayon yarn that Lorene used (which has been discontinued). Being machine washable and dryable is great and it’s lightweight being made of rayon. The Darn Good Yarn company supports a great cause – helping women of Nepal and India become autonomous and self-reliant. I have enjoyed working with them in the past on my crochet pattern review of their Ripples Neckware, and the Darn Good Catchall Baskets I designed for them.
Materials I Used:
- Less than half a skein of I Love This Sportweight Yarn in Green
- I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
Bernat Softee Baby Yarn, Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, Rico Baby Classic DK
I was able to work up this hat in just about an hour.
I didn’t make any adjustments to this pattern – it was written great! Easy to follow, and the hat is quick to work up.
I am curious how it holds it’s shape when worn by a baby, though in reality, it’s probably better suited to use as a photo prop, especially for golf lovers and Father’s Day.
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Gail @Purple Hues and Me says
I’m sure you ‘ve heard the old saying – better late than never, Alexandria! Finally, lol! The hat is cute but I’m not so sure the style is for a baby. Better for props! I envy anyone who can crochet. You are very talented and creative!
Haha! You are so right. And even though I don’t have a little baby to try this on, I had a lot of fun working it up
Your baby hat has such a cute little shape to it! Baby stuff always looks so adorable.
You are so right! Anything in miniature form. I can picture a mom or dad in a matching hat to this
That is really cute and I like the color a lot.
Thanks so much! I really like how the green turned out too. It seems to be a color that has grown on me
What a cute cute hat! Adorable for a baby photo shoot like you say but maybe not the most practical.
We have a very popular TV show here in the UK, Peaky Blinders, I don’t know if you get it over there? Not very baby suitable (well, really not a show for kids AT ALL !) but it has made the flat cap popular over here again.
I watced hthat show a little bit several years ago and I really love the style! I would love to dress that way myself
Julie Huston says
That is really cute, I am going to have to make one.
Thanks! It was a great pattern to follow.