Crochet Baby Turban Pattern & Tutorial

This quick and easy crocheted hat makes a great handmade baby shower gift.

The hardest part might be choosing the color.

A faux rib pattern gives the little turban added interest.

Have fun! I dare you to make just one.


Crochet Baby Turban Pattern – size 0-3 months


Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend or similar worsted-weight baby yarn (you can get two hats from one skein).
US G6/4.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle

Stitches: ch- chain, dc-double crochet, hdc-half double crochet, sl st- slip stitch

The first 5 rounds are crocheted in the round and joined with a slip stitch in the starting chain. What you might consider the “wrong side” of the top of the hat becomes the “right side”  once the rib stitch begins at row 6.  From round 6 on, at the end of each round, join with a slip stitch before turning to begin the next round (this means you will alternate working from the front and the back of the hat).

Repeat pattern inside the asterisks. Total stitch count for each round is in parentheses. Chain does not count toward final stitch count.

Gauge: Rounds 1-4 = 2 3/4″ height

Start with a Magic ring (http://www.crochetme. com/forums/t/28917.aspx)

  • Row 1- ch 3, dc 11 inside magic ring; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch.
  • Row 2- ch 3, *2 dc in each dc* around; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch. (22 dc)
  • Row 3- ch 3, *2 dc in first dc. 1 dc in next dc* around; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch. (33 dc)
  • Row 4- ch 3, *2 dc in first dc. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc* around; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch. (44 dc)
  • Row 5- ch 3, *2 dc in first dc. 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches* around; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch (55 dc)
  • Row 6- ch 3, dc in every stitch around; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch. Turn. (55 dc)
  • Row 7- ch 2, hdc in every dc around in back loop only; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch. Turn. (55 hdc)
  • Row 8- ch 3, dc in each hdc front loop only; join with a sl st in top of beginning ch. Turn. (55 dc)
  • Repeat rows 7 and 8 three more times (creating 4 “ribs” of stitches). You will complete 14 rounds in all.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

Thread yarn through yarn needle. Using a double thickness, wrap yarn from top of first rib to the edge of the hat and pull tight. Wind it about 7 times to make the turban “knot”. Secure yarn and hide end under the knot.

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Aline October 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

You have no idea how much you help with this tip. I´m brazilian and it´s rare to find a nice and clear crochet tutorial with instructions, most of them are confused and impossible to understand for me. And this tip really help me.
Thank you. :)


Sharon October 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I can’t seem to find where to print this pattern. Not too savvy with computers.


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Janis October 13, 2014 at 4:04 am

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is only a number. The great thing about them though is obviously they are
a tremendous build quality and with such a timeless style you can get away with
wearing these for years to come. This is especially true if you are making only a small team order.


Natalie October 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

Hi. First off I love this pattern. I am new to crochet especially hats. How would I go about making this hat but in bigger sizes?


melanie October 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

I found a Instagram account selling these turbans using your photo :( just thought it was weird. These are very cute I love the colors


melanie October 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

I tryed commenting earlier but dont know if it went through. I found a Instagram account selling these turbans and using your photo :( I found that kinda weird. I do love these they are so cute.


Elizabeth October 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

I really appreciate this beautiful free pattern. It works up very quickly and is just adorable. I was reading your notes though and was sad to see that you don’t approve of people selling items made from your pattern. I respect your right as pattern owner, but can I possibly buy the pattern from you so that I can sell them at my local craft fair in December? I wanted to make 10 of them!


LGC Reply:

Did you get a bumpy seam?


Jenna November 6, 2014 at 8:35 am

How long is the finished hat?


Rachel November 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

I followed the pattern exactly as written but used a size H/8 hook and it turned out a perfect 6-9 month size. The yarn has enough stretch that it might even fit my girl up until 12 months.


Jane December 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Do you have a pattern for 3-6 month olds?


Sam December 22, 2014 at 4:07 am

Hey guys,
I noticed a lot of people looking for different sizes for this pattern. As its a lovely, clear pattern, to make it larger try using cre8tioncrochet’s basic beanie tutorial for the first few rows until you have the appropriate flat circle measurement, then follow this pattern from row 6. You can find the tutorial at the link below, it is the most useful one that I have found so far.

Thanks for the lovely pattern!


imabee Nsong December 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Hi there,compliments of the season. You have a really beautiful pattern and I love it.I must say itz almost impossible to see something like this and not use it to make sales as per ur terms of use. I am taking permission to use them but I promise not to share the pattern personally but link dem back to ur blog, dats if u agree.thnk u


Azi January 1, 2015 at 5:33 pm

I don’t understand the chain three and 11 double crochet in the beginning?


Pamela Reply:

First make a magical circle, then do chain 3 and so on


Khiariesmama January 1, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Hi I was just wondering if you have a pattern for toddler sizes? Like a 2-3 year old? What would be the adjustments?


Eloise's grandma January 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I cannot believe how cute this is. I made 2 so far for my new granddaughter and it was one of the first things that my daughter in law actually was excited over 😉 thanks for sharing.


Marquisha January 22, 2015 at 11:24 pm

I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. I carefully followed the pattern but I did not make a baby hat. This is more like a toddler hat. Has anyone else had this problem?


S. Camel February 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Absolutely love this! Just wondering if you had a size for 9 month olds or could advise on how to change pattern. Thank you!


Julie February 11, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I still don’t understand working in the back lol only. PleAse show a diagram? I’ve been crocheting for 30 years but I’ve never heard of that.


Christian February 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

Hello! Love this pattern and so fun to make! I made one for my baby (due in March).. but it looks rather big. My 3 year old was able to put it on and fit her great around… did i do something wrong?? Thanks!!


Abigail March 7, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Hi there! The Magic Ring link is invalid–how many stitches do I put for the Magic Ring to be able to do 11 stitches in the first round? Thanks!


Amanda Reply:

The magic ring doesn’t have any stitches. The 11 stitches are the foundation stitches in this pattern.


LGC Reply:

Amanda – how do you keep from getting a bumpy back seam?


Jessica April 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Do you have this for size 6 months?


Md Razaul Karim April 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Wow ! It’s good looking ! The idea is very talent and i think that all baby chose that.


Michelle April 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

I’ve seen several sellers on Etsy using your photos as their own and just wanted to let you know.


Melanie May 6, 2015 at 9:53 pm

I just made my first one! It turned out very nice! I think I’m going to try a smaller hook for a smaller size (I used an H because I was lazy and didn’t feel like searching for the G lol). But it’s adorable and cute and awesome! I can’t wait until my daughter is born so I can plop it on her little head. So excited! 4 months to wait…


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Christian F. June 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Hey I recently found this pattern and attempted to make one of these for my future niece. I used a 4.25 mm crochet hook because that was the closest size I had and I just tried it on the most thin and soft yarn I had but it turned out HUGE! And by huge, I mean a little too big for my own head! Lol! I’m not sure what I did wrong because my stitches counted out right and I didn’t think that the difference in yarn would make that much difference in size! Can you help me?


Molly June 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

i have made many hats and blankets. But I am very confused by work the right side of the hat and the wrong side. Do we stop working in rounds? Would love any help. Thank you


Melissa May 24, 2016 at 11:48 am

Love this pattern, but I don’t love my seam in the back…


LGC Reply:

Me neither. I am using the seam as the front and that is where I am looping the loop.


Melissa Lunde Reply:

Oooh did you like the way it turned out with the seam in the front? Good idea.


LGC Reply:

Yeah, it’s okay. I make them for charity. A while back, before this site “crashed” a lady printed a tip to remove the seam, but that post is looooooooooooonnnnnng gone.

Caryn Reply:

I just finished the hat and I’m thinking the seam is due to the chain 3. I usually chain 2 when I start a round and it typically looks better Next time I will try that.

Jdg May 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm

I was wondering how to make this a toddler size?


Liz June 13, 2016 at 10:11 am

Great pattern but sizing is way off. I followed the pattern to the t except I quit on the last two rows because the pattern is huge. It’s says its for size 0-3 but it actually fits my eight month old (and that’s again without the last two rows) so it would be even bigger had I continued. I noticed it would be too big at the very beginning. Disappointing but I guess I’ll go back and tweak it how I see fit


Joan June 16, 2016 at 4:30 am

Love this hat! I don’t know what a magic ring is and the link comes up blank. Help!


Jeaneen Reply:

A Magic Ring is just where you start off by leaving a bit of a tail, make the starting look, then chain 3 (or 5), and slip stitch the ends together, to form a ring. As you make your first row, you want to keep the tail with the beginning chains, so that it “follows” you…but don’t hide the end. After you get several rounds done, you will pull on this tail, and it will tighten up that hole in the middle so that you don’t have a hole there anymore. Then just tie off the end and weave it in.


Karis July 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm

I just finished one and it looks amazing


Jeanene July 7, 2016 at 12:08 pm

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