Cute as a Button Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern Free Perfect for Baby Boys

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The original Baby Hat Pattern
 Adorable small fitting ribbed peaked cap perfect for the little man. A Reader requested the popular Cute as a Button Pattern for a small baby 14 inches around. the problem making the original pattern any smaller means you start to lose the effect of the ribbing. So with a little bit of tweaking to the original pattern here is Cute as a Button Hat for newborns

I used Red Heart Bella  in white (Buy Now)  and a 3.50mm hook
Terms and pattern are written in US.
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Free Crochet Newborn Baby Hat Pattern



Notes: I would suggest you read through this pattern, you will see there are different chains at the beginning of different rounds, so watch out for those changes. 
Especially RND 10. where we are going to start decreasing the V stitches in the round
 for the shaping of the hat.   Please remember this hat started out as a larger baby hat ad adult hat,  so we can keep the shaping and ribbing we have had to play around with it a little. 
Rnd 11: decrease by working the 2 dc of the previous rounds V stitch together in Front Post Double Crochet
As always any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
                      
Rnd 1: Ch4, DC into 1st chain on hook,  work a further 14 DC's into the first chain on hook , sl stitch to top of ch3 to join. and pull tight to close.  (15sts)

Rnd 2:  Ch3, fpdc in next stitch, DC in top of next stitch, [ FPDC around next, DC in next available space ] Repeat [ ] around,  DO not FPDC around the ch3, but,  slip stitch  to top of ch3 to join (30sts)

Rnd 3: Ch3, [2FPDC around previous rounds FPDC, DC in next] Repeat [ ] around. (45sts)

Rnd 4: Ch3, dc into base of chain 3, [FPDC around each of previous rounds FPDC, create 1 dc either side of previous rounds dc] Repeat [ ] around slip stitch  to top of ch3 to join (60sts)

Rnd 5: Ch4, dc in same space (1st V stitch created)  [FPDC, FPDC, dc, ch1, dc ]  Repeat around creating 2 FPDCs for the ribs and a V stitch inbetween the front post stitches.  slip stitch  to top of ch3 to join 
(15 sets of FPDS 15 Vs) 

Rnd 6 - 9: Ch4, slip into next stitch/space and create  another dc in same space (1st V created)
 [FPDC, FPDC, dc, ch1, dc] Repeat around. slip stitch  to top of ch3 to join.

Rnd 10: Ch2, FPDC together, [FPDC, FPDC, 2 FPDCtog]  repeat around, slip to join to the FPDC2tog

Rnd 11: FPDC in each stitch around. Fasten off and weave in end neatly.

Cap Brim
TO find the correct position of the Brim fold hat in half using slip st joins as the guide to the back of hat) Place marker at centre
count 7 sts back from centre (each side) and place markers  (14sts for brim)

Row1.  With top of cap toward you, join yarn at first marker,
ch 3, FPDC around first 2sts, [2 front post dc around next, (= inc) FPDC around each of next 2 sts], repeat [ ], ch 3, turn.

Row 2. FPDC around both of next 2 at once, (= decrease), FPDC until last 2 stitches, 
FPDC 2tog around last 2sts (=decrease) , ch 1, turn. Fasten off and weave in all ends neatly and
securely

Finishing ROW

Row 3. 
Join yarn at right side of Brim,Work slip stitch up the SIDES, single crochet along brim increase  at turn/corners if necessary to keep visor flat. 

FPHDC (Front Post HALF Double crochet around,

If you would like to see other sizes available Visit Here CHILD AND ADULT Crochet Ribbed Hat

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