Juci's new hat

Last week we were celebrating my niece Juci. She had her nameday. I don't know in how many other places in the world celebrate namedays. In Hungary (Central Europe) it is kinda popular feast. I think sometimes even more popular than birthday. Its reason maybe is that fact, that we have an official calendar for it, so namedays are easier to keep in mind. 

So my niece Juci (in English Julie) had her nameday on Thursday. I have crocheted a cute orange spring hat for her. 
Aww, she was so lovely in it.

I would like to share the pattern with you. Does anyone knows the name of this stitch in English? Because I don't (neither in Hungarian). I was just twirling the yarn on my hook and this stitch has turned out. 
You can find my tutorial in the previous post. 
Let's call it X-stitch (with big X). This is 2 double crochet stitches and a half puff stitch acrossed. 


This is 17 cm long and 45 cm wide (~ 7" x 18"). Juci is an average 2 and half year old girl, this perfectly fits to her and I think it still will fit for a while.


  • 1 skein Red Heart Baby Color No. 08504
  • Crochet hook size E
  • leftover pink yarn 

  • X-st = 2 double crochet stitches to the 2nd stitch, a half puff stitch across to the 1st stitch (see my tute).
  • 2X-stTog = 2 X-stitch together
  • sl st = slap stitch
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • ** = repeat


Chain 6 and join into a ring.

R1: Ch 3, (with the first X-st you will cover the 3 chains).  (total 5 X-st)
R2: Ch 3, 2 X-st into each st. (total 10 X-st)
R3:  Ch 3,* 1 X-st, 2 X-st *. (total 15 X-st)
R4: Ch 3, * 1 X-st, 1 X-st, 2 X-st*. (total 20 X-st)
R5: Ch 3, 1 X-st into each st. (total 20 X-st)
R6: Ch 3, * 1 X-st, 1 X-st, 1 X-st, 2 X-st*. (total 25 X-st) 

R7-13: Ch 3, 1 X-st into each st.

R14: Ch 3, *1 X-st, 1 X-st, 1 X-st, 2X-stTog*.
R15: Ch 3, 1 X-st into each st.

I crocheted the flower following Annemarie's tutorial

Happy crocheting!
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  1. Anonymous2/28/2012

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I found you on Ravelry and can't wait to make this for my daughter. :)

  2. I love this hat, and the flower on it is adorable.

  3. Oh very pretty! I should think it looks gorgeous on a newborn.

  4. This is too cute! I would love for you to link up at my Link Party via:

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    Mrs. Delightful

  5. This is so cute!


  6. This turned out super cute! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern, too! I am excited to give this a try!

  7. Stopping by from the Weekend Wind Up!

  8. Super adorable - love that little flower. So glad you shared at our LInk It Up Thursday party!!

  9. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...

  10. This is soooo pretty! LOVE.IT!! My daughter will be having this soon!!!

    I would like to invite you to link up at Fabulous Friday going on now.

  11. This is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern here!

  12. This is so cute! I am totally pinning this. thanks for sharing, girl!

  13. Wow, this is super cute! I can't wait to try it!

    I'd love for you to link up and share-

  14. I saw this sweet hat on pinterest and just love it.

  15. What a beautiful pattern! Thank you so much for sharing :) Please feel free to look over my blog. I love to post about crafts and crochet:

  16. Hello, thanks for the pattern and my husband's family celebrates name days too. His grandparents are from Greece and it is a big custom there too.

  17. This is such a beautiful it, thanks for sharing.

  18. This is a beautiful pattern. Love the name too, thanks for sharing.

  19. I love this hat and would really like to make one for my little girl. I'm a beginner though and can't understand the pattern. As I understand it, an X st would require 2 stitches (2dc on 2nd st and half puff st on 1st st). However, the beginning ring has 6 ch. So why does it end with 5 X st on the first row. Can somebody please explain ?

    1. The X-stitches are made in the ring, not in the chain stitches.


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