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Bev's CANDY CORN HAT!

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Abbreviations: Rnd = round; Ch = chain; sl st = slip stitch; dc = double crochet

Soft worsted weight yarn-- Orange, Yellow and White colors. - I love Bernat Super Value Yarn
Size G (4 mm) (for l4-5 lb preemie hat)
H (5 mm) hook (for 6-8 lbers) 
I (5.5 mm) hook (for 9=10 lbers)

NEWBORN Hat is about 5"tall, and measures 6" across at the base. * PLEASE make sure newborn hats are at least 5" tall!

TOP of hat - down:  Using WHITE!
Rnd 1: Chain 3 (or Magic Circle) and make14 double crochets. Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st actual double crochet of previous round (not into the ch 3).

Rnd 2: Chain 2, make 1 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 2 at the very end of the round.
 Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st dc of previous rnd.

Rnd 3: Repeat round 2. 

Change to ORANGE yarn 

Rnds 4 - 6: Ch 2 and make a dc in the same stitch, then dc in each dc around including into base of ch 2 of the previous row, join with a sl st in the top of the 1st dc of the round  you just finished

Change to YELLOW yarn

Rnds 7 - 9: Ch 2 and make a dc in the same stitch, dc in each dc around including into base of ch3 of the previous row, join with a sl st in the top of the 1st dc of the round  you just finished.

RND 10: Chain 1, sc in base of ch1 and in each dc around.  (you can repeat rnd 10 to add one more rnd of sc if you wish.  JOIN with a sl st in the top of the 1st sc of the round  you just finished.

Cut yarn tail about 4" to weave back inside.