Bev's Country

Bev's Preemie Carousel Cap
Copyright Bev Qualheim 2002, 2013
Designed for 4-5 lbers, or newborn sized 6-8 lbers

carousel hat

kellys carousel hat-newborn

Size F crochet hook, 1 oz baby yarn
size G hook for newborns & soft worsted weight  yarn)
Ch 27
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Ch 1 and turn
Row 2:  Sc in 2nd sc from hook and in each sc across.  Ch 1 and turn
Row 3 - 48:  Repeat row 2.  End off leaving a 12" tail of yarn.
Sew side seam shut.  Backstitch 5 sts.
For top notch...
Weave needle and yarn tail in and out through the 5th row down from top.  Pull tightly to form top notch.  Make several sts woven back and forth to hold the top notch tightly.  Cut yarn.  Turn hat upside down.
Attach yarn and Sc 38 sts evenly around brim.  Don't join. Go around 2 more times for a total of 3 rows of sc.
TURN around to make the shell edge.
SHELL EDGE is done in back loop only around.  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 4 dc in same st. *skip 1 stitch, sc in next st. Skip 1 st. 5 dc in next st*.
Repeat from * to end of brim row.  This makes it so you can roll up the brim and it is really cute!  End off. Weave in tail.

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