This pattern is for a newborn baby using 8ply Carnival Soft yarn from Big W and a 4mm crochet hook. To make a bigger size you could use a larger hook or do more increase rounds.
ch - chain stitch
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
vstitch - dc, ch1, dc all in same stitch
Start with a magic circle (how to here)
Ch 3 and dc 12 times inside circle join with a slip stitch and pull tight.
Ch 3, dc twice in each st around then sl st to join.
Ch 3, dc 2 in next st, dc in next st repeat all the way around and sl st to join.
Ch 3, dc 2 in next st, dc in next 2 stitches repeat all the way around and sl st to join.
For a larger hat you could keep increasing here.
From now on turn at the end of each row instead of working in a round.
Ch 3 skp, dc ch dc in next stitch (vstitch made) repeat around to last st, dc in last stitch, turn
repeat last row until desired length
I did 11 rows.
You could add a scalloped border here if you wanted.
Tie: chain 50, join to one side of bottom of bonnet, sc around the edge to other side then ch 50 fasten off
I hope that the pattern is straightforward. Would love some feedback as to how I've gone but please be kind.
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