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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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy September 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm

I made this and it turned out perfect for a 0-3 month for me! Absolutely love it!


Carolyn Reply:

Can you make these little bigger,say for a 10 yr.


CHRISTINA PAAVO September 19, 2016 at 9:04 pm

How would you do it for 6-9 month Olds without taking away from the pattern. I wanna make these for my babies. I’m an early head start teacher would love to Gove this as a gift to them.


Leah Reply:

Use a larger hook and thicker yarn, but that’s mostly trial and error.


Joan September 25, 2016 at 4:40 am

The banners “this mama runs” is covering up most of the instructions!!!!


speciallittlecritter Reply:

You should install AdBlock Plus.


Shari October 7, 2016 at 6:13 am

Help!!….don’t know if its me but can’t get the tutorial….I clicked on where it says to find tutorial and its the written pattern….is that your tutorial?….I don’t find where I can watch you crochet…by the way the hat is so adorable and the baby you have modeling it is so cute…..


Cynthia Jewett Reply:

I had the same problem.


Linda October 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern.


DIANNE October 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

these are soooo cute, I would like to make it or a 3-4 year old. What do I do to make it bigger.
thanx Dee


Amy Reply:

I would just find a hat pattern for the age/size of head and follow it until it would fall right by the ears then finish it up repeating row 6-8


kc October 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm

How would I alter this for sz 3-6 months? Im having a hard time. Thanks


Faye Carney Reply:

I just used a larger size needle and followed her pattern correctly and they turned out adorable. I crochet loosely so i went up to an H needle


Karen October 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

Is it UK terms or u.s ? Thanks great pattern .xx


Michele November 2, 2016 at 5:07 am

Everytime i make it i get a bigger sized hole right by the chains.i follow the insteicrions but the chain 3 to the first double cro het leaves a big hole.


Rhona 22 Reply:

It is a USA pattern three chain is usually the start of a treble not a double crochet this would be a two chain start…hope this helps


Holly Surgens Reply:

I believe what she means is there is a gap between the last DC and the chain three in row 2 and then so on. I ran into the same issue. If we are not using the chain three in our count then there is an extra loop. 11 DC in the first row (not including the chain 3) leaves 12 loops in the top chain for row two. that would make 24 DC for row 2, not 22. Can you please clarify? I am not sure what I am doing wrong.


Mary December 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

I want to make this for an adult. How would I do that? Love the hat!


Terri Z Reply:

You could use a lager hook size and thicker yarn and work as stated in pattern.


laura January 16, 2017 at 5:03 am

Row 7, is the back loop classed as the inner side of the hat? Xx


Faye Carney January 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

and for a preemie baby hat I used an F needle and it worked out great


Gloria January 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

Probably a stupid question, but what is a magic ring? I clicked on it, expecting to take me to the instructions but the link doesn’t go anywhere. Thanks.


Janet Reply:

If you Google magic ring, there are several tutorials that will show you how to do one. The magic ring is used when you are crocheting in rounds. You can pull it tight so the hole disappears.


Shari H January 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

Turned out great!!


Sue February 9, 2017 at 3:55 pm

I love this hat but have never crocheted. Have you ever converted it to a knitting pattern ? If not is there anyone who has? thank you


Linda March 1, 2017 at 11:29 am

I just found your lovely pattern posted on another website as if it were their own pattern – almost word for word!


Genie May 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm


Love this cute pattern. But do wish everyone that posts a pattern would offer a AD FREE PDF so that it can be printed without wasting a lot of ink on all the ads etc..

I like to print and make that one my master copy and reprint when it gets to marked up. Makes it so much easier to “take along” a small project in your bag.


belle Reply:

Hi Genie,
A lot of sites now offer an “ad free” PDF for a nominal fee I have noticed.

When they don’t I use to make my own.

Hope this is helpful.


Margarita Castillo June 1, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Por favor un video tutorial en Español. Estan hermosos


Stephanie June 2, 2017 at 1:29 am

I am so ecstatic! The pattern is so cool! Here it is 1:30am and I couldn’t put the turban down until I finished. I will definitely be making more. Thanks for sharing the pattern.



Judy July 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

I am a cancer patient and I enlarged it to fit me. I received so many compliments on what a cute hat. Thank you for the pattern.


Peggy Reply:

May I inquire how you enlarged it? Thank you for any information that you are able to provide. Also, what kind of yarn works best for cancer patients?


Joy August 21, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Thanks for the Pattern. It was very easy after reading through several times before I attempted to create the turban for my new granddaughter. She was a large baby 24 inches tall and 14 pounds at two months. I used an H hook to ensure it would be big enough.


Roma September 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Thank you for sharing!


Sapphire September 18, 2017 at 6:58 am

I was just wondering about row 7. When you turn and use back loops, would that technically be the front loops of the hat or just go by when you turn back loop is back? I’m not sure if that makes sense but I hope it does. I have searched for other patterns and tutorials and the ones I have seen I noticed they do not turn their work they just continue on same side the whole time, I’m not sure what the difference in doing that is.


Deborah Reply:

Sapphire, I’m at this same point right now and wondering the same thing. I’m only a few stitches into row 7, but I already feel like it doesn’t look like the photo and I’m wondering if I should either not turn at all or do it in the “now” front loop. I may finish a row or two and see what I think. Did you come to a decision on this?


Paula September 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

How do you make a magic ring?


Diane Reply:

YouTube has several really good tutorials for the Magic Ring.


jessica November 14, 2017 at 10:55 am

i may have not seen it but how many sc do you crochet in the magic ring before starting the dc? or do you got straight to dc in the ring without starting with the sc in the ring??


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