Newborn Diaper Cover

Along with the newsboy hats I made in the post Newborn Newsboy Hat, I made matching diaper covers. The pattern I used was from Posh Patterns and can be found here. It is not free, but comes in several sizes. This pattern called for the H hook so I stuck with that size hook since that was what I used for the hats. I chose to only add one button in the middle of the cover to secure the straps. These were going to be for pictures anyway so no need to get to complicated.

Button Up Diaper Covers.

Button Up Diaper Covers.

My Hook: I used the front-loops only on both covers. It added some texture to this simple and easy pattern. Also for the grey cover, I used a lighter grey for the body of the cover and then the same dark grey I used for the hat for the trim.

Newborn Newsboy Hat

Nothing beats a baby in a hat, right? Especially a newborn baby. So I knew when I learned to crochet and I was pregnant with my son that I had to make him a newsboy’s hat. I found a FREE pattern here.

I made two hats from this pattern.

The first I made with I Love This Yarn™ in a dark grey with the optional strap and buttons.

My 1st Hook: I used a H hook instead of the G hook the pattern calls for. My first attempt was with the G hook and I got that “mom feeling” that my son’s head was going to be a little bit bigger. (I was right by the way. The H hook was the right choice!)

The second hat I used Bernat™ yarn in navy. I chose not to add the strap to this one.

My 2nd Hook: I ordered an iron Yankee patch from Amazon.com to put on this hat. My husband is from Connecticut and is a HUGE Yankee fan. To attach this to the hat (DO NOT IRON ON THE PATCH!!!) I used a fabric spray adhesive. It worked like a charm!

This pattern is a quick work-up and comes with versatility as you can see. While both of my hats were for a boy, but crocheting a flower to attach is an easy option to make this hat for a baby girl.