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This cute and stretchy newborn hat is crochet from side to side. It is mostly HDC, but the top few stitches are SC to make it narrower, so there's less to gather at the top! Below is a basic pattern Look in my links at the right to find a Striped Version with a decorative top and a Pumpkin Version.
2 oz. soft worsted weight yarn
Size H crochet hook
Foundation : chain 32. Starting in second chain from hook, HDC in the next 24 chains. SC in the last 5 chains. CH1, turn. (25 HDC including initial CH2, 5 SC).
Row 1 : WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY, SC in each SC (5 SC), HDC in each HDC (25 HDC). CH2, turn.
Row 2 : WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY, HDC in each HDC (25 HDC), SC in each SC (5 SC). CH1, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 36 rows (18 ridges) or until the hat measures approx. 12 inches across the bottom edge. End with a Row 1.
Finish : WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY,slip stitch the two sides of the hat together. Bind off and cut yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail on a tapestry needle and weave through the top of the hat. Pull tight to gather the top of the hat and tie off. Weave in ends and turn hat right-side out.