Isn't this hat lovely? This hat has such a sweet, girly texture. I learned this stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible. (It's called the Paris stitch in the book.) Gorgeous bow by Bella Designs
Sport weight yarn (I used Bernat Snuggly)
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Four double crochet rounds are pictured, but the hat in the photo was a bit pointy on the top when I put it on the baby doll. So I changed the instructions to reflect a 3-round increase (you may recognize it from the bobble hat). I will include what I did for the pictured hat in the comments.
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3, 15 dc. Pull ring tight, join to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in each dc around, join to top ch of ch 3. (30)
Round 3: Ch 3. 2 dc first dc, dc next 2 dc, repeat around, join to top ch of ch 3. (40)
Round 4: Ch 3. In next dc, [dc, ch 2, sc]. *Skip 2 dc. In next dc [2 dc, ch 2, sc]. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to the side rib of the middle chain in the ch-3 space.
Round 5: Ch 3. Turn. In next ch-2 sp, [dc, ch 2, sc]. In each ch-2 sp around [2 dc, ch 2, sc]. Join with a sl st to the side rib of the middle chain in the ch-3 space.
Rounds 6-15: Repeat round 5. Finish off, weave in ends.
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