Top of hat
Rnd 1: Make 15 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook, join with sl st into top of first dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc into same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around, including in the very first stitch base, and join with sl st in the top of the first stitch. (23 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc into next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around and join with sl st. (30 sts)
Rnd 4: (Preemie size) Ch 2, dc in each st and join with sl st. Rnd 5-8 Repeat rnd 4.
For lg preemie or
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc into next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around and join with sl st. (37 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 2. Dc in each st and join with sl st. Rnd 6-9: Repeat rnd 5.
Final Round for Brim
Ch 2, dc into front post of the dc below, then dc into back post of the next dc below. Keep alternatiion fp and bp around. Join.
You can add a pompom and
ribbon woven through the brim row, or leave the hat bare. Both
You can also vary the size of preemie hat just by using the f hook with the newborn instructions, or doing fewer sts at the top, adding more sts to make it larger. Play around with this and have fun.