Darling Baby Hat

April showers bring May flowers, but sometimes they bloom early! This Darling Baby Hat, adorned with added-on flowers, is perfect for your little girl. Designed by Salena Baca for Red Heart.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 14 (16, 18, 20)” [35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 51) cm] circumference at brim

Gauge: 12 hdc = 4″ (10 cm); 8 rows = 4″ (10 cm)

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #316 Soft White (A, 1 skein), #373 Petal Pink (B, 1 skein), #406 Medium Thyme (C, 1 skein)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle, 1″ (25 mm) button, 1″ (2.5 cm) barrette or hair clip (optional), small piece of felt (optional), hot glue gun (optional) 

Special Stitches

Picot: Ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook.
Adjustable-ring method: Wrap yarn in a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring when instructed.

Pattern Notes

Hat is worked in joined rounds from the top to the brim.
Flowers are made in joined rounds. Join both styles together with a button or attach to the hat individually. Flowers can be sewn to hat permanently or glued to barrette or hair clip for easy removal.

Pattern

With A, make an adjustable ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1 (Right Side): Work 10 hdc in ring; join with slip st in first hdc. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to close ring. (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] 9 times; join with slip st in first hdc. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 9 times; join with slip st in first hdc. (40 hdc)

Size Small
Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 19 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts, 2 hdc in next st; join with slip st in first hdc. (42 hdc)

Size Medium
Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 7 times; join with slip st in first hdc. (48 hdc)

Sizes Large and Extra Large
Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, [hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 9 times; join with slip st in first hdc. (50 hdc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 11 (4) sts, 2 (2) hdc in next st [hdc in next 11 (4) sts, 2 (2) hdc in next st] 3 (9) times, hdc in last 2 (0) sts; join with slip st in first hdc. (54 (60) hdc)

All Sizes
Rnd 6 (6, 7, 7): Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, skip next st, [2 hdc in next st, skip next st] 20 (23, 26, 29) times; join with slip st in first hdc. (21 (24, 27, 30) 2-hdc groups)
Rnds 7 (7, 8, 8)-13 (14, 15, 16): Slip st in first st, slip st in space before next 2-hdc group, ch 1, 2 hdc in same space, [2 hdc in space before next 2-hdc group] 20 (23, 26, 29) times; join with slip st in first hdc.
Rnds 14 (15, 16, 17)-15 (16, 18, 19): Ch 1, sc in each hdc around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. (42 (48, 54, 60) sc)

Flowers

Rounded Flower

With B, make an adjustable ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 10 hdc in ring; join with slip st in first hdc. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring when instructed. (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, skip next st, [sc in next st, ch 3, skip next st] 4 times; join with slip st in first hdc. (5 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 3: (Slip st, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, slip st) (petal made) in each ch-3 space. Fasten off. (5 petals) 

Pointed Flower

With C, make an adjustable ring, ch 1.
Rnds 1-2: Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 of Rounded Flower.
Rnd 3: (Slip st, ch 1, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc, ch 1, slip st) (petal made) in each ch-3 space. Fasten off. (5 petals)

Finishing

Place rounded flower on top of pointed flower and place button on top of rounded flower. Position this flower group on hat and sew through all thicknesses.
Optional: Sew flowers individually to hat or create a detachable flower as follows (you may want to sew both flowers and the button together first before adhering to the barrette or hair clip): cut a rounded piece of felt about 1″ (2.5 cm) long and slightly narrower than the flower to be attached. Cut off about ¼ of the felt piece. With the hot glue gun, Glue this small piece to the underside of the flower off-center, center and glue the top side of the barrette/clip to the felt and flower, then glue the larger felt piece to the flower, positioned between the 2 halves of the barrette/clip and covering the top half of the barrette/clip ensuring that the spring can move freely. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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