I gave a pair of baby boots to my friend Amanda and later she requested that I make her a hat too. This cable-rimmed beanie may be simple in design, but the button adds the little bit of spunk it needs to be adorable! The hat goes great with the boots!
A local women’s shelter has requested homemade newborn hats so I am using my extra yarn to work up several of these to donate. Here are some of the fun colors!
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Large newborn/0-3 months hat:
Use H hook. Work in the round until Row 16 and use a stitch marker to track your rounds. Starting with Row 16, the chain 2 counts as a stitch.
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half-double crochet
inc = increase (two hdc in the same stitch)
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front-post double crochet
Row 1: Magic ring and ch 2. Hdc 8 times. 
Row 2: *Hdc in 3 st, inc.* Repeat. 
Row 3: *Inc in each st.* Repeat 
Row 4: *Inc, hdc in next st.* Repeat. 
Row 5: *Inc, hdc in next 2 st.* Repeat. 
Row 6: *Hdc in next 7 st, inc.* Repeat. 
Row 7: *Hdc in next 8 st, inc.* Repeat. 
Row 8-15: Hdc in each st around. 
Row 16: Sl st into next stitch and ch 2 (ch 2 counts as first stitch). *Dc in next st, hdc in next st.* Repeat around and end with a dc in the last stitch. Sl st in top of ch. 
Row 17: Ch 2. *Fpdc around the previous row’s dc, hdc in next st.* Repeat and sl st in top of ch. 
Row 18-19: Ch 2. *Fpdc around the previous row’s fpdc, hdc in next st.* Repeat and sl st in top of ch. 
Finish off and weave in ends.