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Preemie Boy Stretchy Hat and Booties by Aunt B 2005 

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Red Heart Baby Soft Yarn in blue and white, or other colors you wish to use.
Size K and G hook
Yarn needle
What makes this hat "Stretchy" is the use of an oversized hook. You will be working the hat upside down.

fpdc= dc around post of indicated st.

Rnd 1…With white and leaving a long tail, ch 39, sc in back ridge of second ch and remaining chains, join, do not turn
Rnd 2-10…ch 1, sc in same st, sc in remaining 37sts, join, change to blue
Rnd 11..ch1, sc in same st and next 2 sts ( fpdc in stitch 2 rows below next sc, sc in next 3) , fpdc around joining st 2 rows below, join
Rnd 1, sc in same st, sc around, join, change to white
Rnd 13…ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2, (fpdc around next st 2 rows below, sc 3) around, join
Row 14 - around.

With both colors, wrap yarn 10 - 15 times around a piece of cardboard or your first 3 fingers. Slip off and insert 2 strands of yarn through center. Tie yarn tightly. Cut loops, fluff, and trim evenly.

Row 1...with blue , Ch 11, 2sc in 2nd ch and next 8, 7hdc in last st, sc8 on other side of ch, 2scs in last st, join (27sts)
Row 2 - 3...Ch1, sc in same st, sc 26, join
Row 1, sc in same st, sc 7, sc dec 5 times, sc 9, join (22sts)
Row 1, sc in same st, sc8, sc dec 3 times, sc 8, join (19sts)
Row 2, dc in next 18 sts, join
Row around, join, fasten off

Tie…with white yarn and G hook start with a long tail, ch 70, leave a long tail, weave yarn half way threw, weave yarn from other end half way threw, stretch tie to full length, cut excess yarn.

Weave through row 6. Tie in front.

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