PRETTY LITTLE BABY HAT

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Skill level:

Size: Newborn - approx. 13” circumference (unstretched) by 4.5” high (hat will stretch up to 14” circumference)

Note: size can be varied by using thicker yarn and larger hook.

Materials:

Soft sport or DK-weight  cotton or cotton-blend yarn in one or two colors, or yarn of choice in an equivalent weight that works to gauge

For one-color hat:

60 yds.

For two-color hat:

          30 yds. Color A

          30 yds. Color B

Sample hats shown in Plymouth Yarns “Wildflower DK” (51% cotton/49% acrylic, 137 yds/50 g ball) and Tahki “Cotton Classic” (100% mercerized cotton, 108 yds/50 g ball)

Crochet hook size US F/5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge:  20 sts & 22 rows = 4” in single crochet on size US F/5 (3.75 mm hook)

Pattern notes:

Hat may be worked in one color throughout or in two contrasting colors (see Variation 1 and Variation 2.)

Hat is worked in joined rounds from top to lower edging. Do not turn at end of rounds but continue in same direction throughout.

For two-color hat, drop and pick up colors as instructed but do not cut colors until hat is completed. Carry unused color strands loosely up inside of work.

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), each (ea), group (grp), hook (hk), loop (lp), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), space(s) (sp)(sps), yarn over (yo)

Special stitches/Techniques:

Magic beginning ring: wrap yarn around finger once, insert hook into loop on finger, yarn over and draw loop through, chain number specified to begin round. Work first round over strands of ring, encasing them. After first few rounds are completed, pull gently on yarn tail to close center of ring.

One-color Hat

Note: Do not turn at end of each round but continue in same direction throughout.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, join into ring (or use magic beginning ring method); ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st, do not turn (8 sc)

Rnd 2 (inc rnd): Ch 1, work 2 sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (16 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st.

Rnd 4 (inc rnd): Ch 1, work 2 sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (32 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk next sc, *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st (16 sc, 16 sps)

Rnd 6: Sl st into first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, sk next sc, *sc in next sp, ch 2, sk next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st (16 sc, 16 sps)

Rnd 7: Sl st into first sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, *2 dc in next sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 (16 2-dc grps, 16 sps)

Rnd 8: Sl st into first sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 (16 3-dc grps, 16 sps)

Rnds 9-10: Rep Rnd 8.

Rnd 11: Sl st into first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, *sc in next sp, ch 3, rep from * around, join with sl st (16 ch-3 lps)

Rnd 12: Sl st into first sp, ch 1, work 3 sc in same sp, ch 1, *3 sc in next sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st (48 sc, 16 ch-1 lps)

Rnd 13: Sl st in sp to right of joining, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, sk 3 sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 3 sc, rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 13.

Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 17 (edging rnd): Ch 1, sc in first sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sp, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sp, rep from * around. Join with sl st and fasten off.

Finishing:  Weave in all tails.

 

Two-color Hat (Variation 1)

Work as for one-color hat, but alternate Color A and Color B as instructed below. After first use of each color, drop and pick up colors at end of rounds as directed but do not cut colors until hat is completed.  Carry unused color strands loosely up inside of work.

Note: Do not turn at end of each round but continue in same direction throughout.

Rnd 1: With Col A, ch 4, join into ring (or use magic beginning ring method); ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st, do not turn (8 sc).

Rnd 2: With Col A, ch 1, work 2 sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (16 sc). At end of rnd, drop Col A, join Col B.

Rnd 3: With Col B, ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st.

Rnd 4 (inc rnd): With Col B, ch 1, work 2 sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (32 sc). At end of rnd, drop Col B, pick up Col A.

Rnd 5: With Col A, ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk next sc, *sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st (16 sc, 16 sps). At end of rnd, drop Col A, pick up Col B.

Rnd 6: With Col B, sl st into first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, sk next sc, *sc in next sp, ch 2, sk next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st (16 sc, 16 sps). At end of rnd, drop Col B, pick up Col A.

Rnd 7: With Col A, sl st into first sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, *2 dc in next sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 (16 2-dc grps, 16 sps). At end of rnd, drop Col A, pick up Col B.

Rnd 8: With Col B, sl st into first sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 (16 3-dc grps, 16 sps). At end of rnd, drop Col B, pick up Col A.

Rnd 9: With Col A, rep Rnd 8. At end of rnd, drop Col A, pick up Col B.

Rnd 10: With Col B, rep Rnd 8. At end of rnd, drop Col B, pick up Col A.

Rnd 11: With Col A, sl st into first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, *sc in next sp, ch 3, rep from * around, join with sl st (16 ch-3 lps).

Rnd 12: With Col A, sl st into first sp, ch 1, work 3 sc in same sp, ch 1, *3 sc in next sp, ch 1, rep from * around, join with sl st (48 sc, 16 ch-1 lps). At end of rnd, drop Col A, pick up Col B.

Rnd 13: With Col B, sl st in sp to right of joining, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, sk 3 sc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 3 sc, rep from * around, join with sl st.

Rnd 14: With Col B, rep Rnd 12. At end of rnd, drop Col B, pick up Col A.

Rnd 15: With Col A, rep Rnd 13.

Rnd 16: With Col A, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 17 (edging rnd): With Col A, ch 1, sc in first sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sp, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sp, rep from * around. Join with sl st and fasten off.

Finishing:  Weave in all tails.

 

Two-color Hat (Variation 2)

Work as for one-color hat, but use Color A and Color B in sections as instructed below.

Note: Do not turn at end of each round but continue in same direction throughout.

Rnds 1-10: Use Col A. At end of Rnd 10, fasten off Col A, join Col B.

Rnds 11-17: Use Col B. At end of Rnd 17, fasten off Col B.

Finishing:  Weave in all tails.

 

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