So quick and easy you could make this crochet baby hat in a couple of hours. The stitch used is a simple but effective v stitch which even a beginner can master
Small ball of double knitting (UK weight) yarn and a 5.5mm hook
To fit newborn baby
double crochet (UK trebles)
ch = chain
tch = turning chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches
dc = double crochet (UK treble)
dec = decrease
Make 39 ch
Work 1dc into 3rd ch from hook
Work 1dc into each of remaining ch (38 sts)
This tch counts as one st
Miss first stitch. *Work 2dc into next stitch, miss one stitch*
Repeat from * to * along the row. Finish with 1dc into top of tch of preious row.
Miss first stitch.
Work 2dc into the top of the first v of previous row (Do this by inserting hook between the 2dc which form the v)
work 2dc into each remaining v of previous row to the end of teh row. Finish with 1dc into tch
Repeat row 3 4 more times (7 rows in total)
Miss first st. Work 2dc into first v. **Work 1dc into next v, wotk 2dc into next v **
Repeat from ** to ** to last v. Make 1dc in last v. Make 1dc in tch.
Miss first st. *** Work 2dc together into next 2sts ***
Repeat from *** to *** to end. Make 1dc into top of tch
Miss first stitch. ++ Work 3 dc together into next 3 sts ++
Repeat from ++ to ++ to last 2 sts
Work 2dc together into last 2 sts
Fasten off. Leave a length of yarn long enough to sew the seam together. Thread yarn through remaining stitches and gather up before sewing up back seam of your crochet baby hat.
More experienced crocheters can use a slip stitch to join into a round at the end of each row, to save time having to sew up the back seam
For a different effect, try working the hat in stripes or add a motif such as a small simple crochet flower or work an edging in a contrast colour.
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