Newborn size here.
Premie size here.
This is a thicker texture that I've seen a lot on Etsy. It is simple, though it would not be a good project for beginners. This hat is extra warm, so perfect for a snowy Christmas.
Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Cotton)
5mm (H/8) hook
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
St - stitch
Sl st - slip stitch
Crossed dc in same st - make a double crochet, then insert hook in same space, but behind just-completed dc and make another dc.
Crossed dc - skip one dc, dc in next dc. Then dc in the skipped dc.
St - stitch
Technique for starting each round -
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), then dc in stitch behind. Then continue forward as usual with the crossed dcs. That will count as a pair of crossed dc. You will move back a stitch each time, but because you can't see the seam, it won't matter.
To make it easier to find the top ch of the ch 3 for the join, put a stitch marker in it.
Tip for ending each round - (If you don't use a stitch maker) It can be hard to find the top ch of the ch 3 at the end of the round, so look for that "behind" dc in the first pair, follow it up to its "insert hook" spot, then go one st back and there's your ch.
Instructions: (read tips in bold before beginning!) (I changed colors for rounds 7-8 and 11-12.)
Round 1: Magic ring, 6 pairs crossed dc. (12 dc) Sl st to top ch in ch 3.
Round 2: In each dc, crossed dc in same st. (24 dc) Sl st to top ch in ch 3.
Round 3: *In next pair, crossed dc in each st. In next pair, crossed dc. Repeat from * five times. (36 dc) Sl st to top ch in ch 3.
Round 4: *In next pair, crossed dc in each st. In next two pairs, crossed dc. Repeat from * five times. (48 dc) Sl st to top ch in ch 3.
Round 5: *In next two st, crossed dc in same st. In next seven pairs, crossed dc. Repeat from * two times. (53 dc) Sl st to top ch in ch 3.
Round 6-13: Crossed dc around. (53 dc) Sl st to top ch in ch 3. Finish off, weave in ends.
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