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Fling into Spring Baby, Toddler and Child's Crocheted Hat Pattern
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Quick and easy hat in three sizes!

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Copyright 2003  Gail Bable

Size F hook, fingering weight yarn for newborn's hat

Size G hook, sport weight yarn for a toddler sized hat

Size H hook, worsted weight yarn for a child's hat.

Materials: size F, G, or H crochet hook and worsted weight yarn .
Gauge: 5 sts. to 1"
Finished size : 12/13" across infant's size, 14/15" toddler, 16/17" child's
 
Ch 5: join with a slip stitch to first ch to form ring
Round 1: ch 2 to count as first half double crochet, 9 half double crochets in ring (10 sts)
Round 2:  ch 2, 1 half double crochet in same stitch, (in back loops only) 2 half double crochet in each stitch around (20 sts)
Round 3:  ch 2, 1 hdc in same stitch, hdc around increasing 20  more sts. evenly (40 sts)
Round 4: ch 2, l hdc in same stitch, hdc around increasing 15 more sts, evenly (55 sts.)
Round 5: ch 2, 1 hdc in same stitch , hdc around increasing 11 more sts. evenly (66 sts)
Round 6: (now working in both loops of stitch) ch 3, 2 double crochet in same stitch,* skip 2 hdcs, three dc in next stitch*, repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch to third stitch in beginning chain  (22 sets of three double crochets.)
Round 7:  slip stitch to center stitch in first group of three, three double crochet in that stitch and each center stitch of groups of three around.
 
Repeat round 7 until hat measures 4" infant, 5" toddler, or 6" for a child. 
 
Brim:  make a hdc in joining slip stitch and in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch. Repeat this row for 1"
 
To make a ruffled brim for a little girl, instead of the above brim, make three double crochets in each stitch around.  Join with a slip stitch and fasten off. 
You can add a bow made from a crochet chain or a little pom pom to the top should you desire.

You can adjust this to fit an adult by adding twelve stitches and adding an inch in heighth.