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Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Best Baby Hat Ever

This is my original pattern.
I have used techniques I have learned from various sources.
I rate this pattern "Easy enough for a Beginner"

The Best Baby Hat Ever! LOL
Scraps of homespun and a J hook

Round 1 - Start with a magic loop
8 single crochets in loop
NO slip stitch to join, just continue in a spiral
In back loop only:
Round 2 - 2 sc in each sc around (16 sc)
Round 3 - 1 sc, 2 sc around (24 sc)
Round 4 - 1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc around (32 sc)

Now just continue on until the hat looks long enough. (Mine is 15 rows)
On mine I used a light purple for the main part, and a dark purple for the last 2 rows, for the last row sc in BOTH loops, slip stitch to join to the very last stitch.

This hat is very stretchy; has not been tested on a baby or any round object of similar size (yet)
Please try my pattern and let me know what you think

"The preemie hat is sized to fit an orange, the newborn hat to fit a grapefruit."

Super Easy Newborn Baby Booties - http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/newbootie.html

Preemie Booties - http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/thumb-booties.html
(Amanda has a doll that these fit perfectly using a G hook and Bernat Baby Coordinates)

Baby Sizes - http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html

Also - the right way to join in a round (to avoid that nasty crooked seam)
http://www.hook-and-hype.de/?lp_lang_pref=en&page_id=100

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