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For this pattern in SWEDISH,
Abbreviations: Rnd = round; Ch =
chain; sl st = slip stitch; dc = double crochet
Less than 1 oz baby or sport yarn OR soft worsted weight yarn.
Size G or H hook (depending on how tightly you crochet)
Hat is about 5" - 5.5" tall, and measures 5.25" - 5.75" across at the base. * PLEASE make sure newborn hats are at least 5" tall!
TOP of hat - down:
Rnd 1: Chain 4, and join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Chain 3, (counts as a double crochet) then make 14 double crochets inside ring. Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st actual double crochet of previous round (not into the ch 3). (you have15 double crochets)
Rnd 2: Chain 3, dc into the base of the Ch 3. * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, Repeat from * around making sure to dc into the base of the ch 3. (23 sts including ch3)
Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st dc of previous rnd.
Rnd 3: do it the same
as the 2nd. (35 dcs including ch3)
Rnds 4 - 10: Ch 3 and make a dc in the same stitch, then dc in each dc around including into base of ch3 of the previous row, joining with a sl st in the top of the 1st dc of the round you just finished.. (Stitch counts: rnd 4 = 36, rnd 5 = 37 - increasing by 1 each rnd)
You can do a final loopy row of ch 4 skip a dc, sc into the next, ch 4, skip a dc, sc into the next etc.
You can also do rnd 10 using an alternating front post and back post dc.
Or sc around for an 11th row using an alternative color.
FLOWER: Ch 8, join with a sl st in the first chain, ch 8, join again in that first chain, repeat to make 6 loops/petals. Thread the 2 ends (starting and ending yarn) into the hat, about 1 dc apart. Tie them together 3 times inside the hat.
For RAINBOW HATS (pictured on the left)
Same pattern as above, only stop at 7 rounds and then do 2 rounds in single crochet. End off and weave in ends.
Chain 4, then do 2 double crochet in first chain, 6 half double crochets, 2 double crochet, chain 3 and slip stitch also into first chain, ch 3 turn and make a single crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to join and end off.
These are wonderful sewn to the hats. You can even place a fun button in the middle of the heart.