Free Crochet newsboy Hat Pattern {Newborn-3 months}

Newborn-3 months Baby Newsboy FREE Crochet Pattern with Brim:
This newsboy crochet cap is very easy to complete and looks great, I love how the Brim is pretty stiff by doing the Half Double Crochet and using 2 strands of yarn.  Finished hat is 16 inches around (0-3 months) I have included how to make this one size bigger, the hat will still hold its shape.
This also makes an adorable photoprop for a little boy too

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Hook.4.00 mm
Yarn. Double Knit (worsted)
Start with Chain 4

Row 1: 12 dc in fourth ch from hook. Join in top of chain three with ss. (12 stitches)

Row 2: chain 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout pattern), {2 dc in next dc} repeat {} 11 more times, dc in ss, join (24 stitches)

Row 3: chain 3, dc and fpdc in and around next st (increased one), {dc, dc and fpdc around next st}. repeat from  {} 11 more times around, join  (2dc,1fpdc)

Rnd 4: chain 3, dc in next dc, dc and fpdc in and around previous rnds fpdc , {dc in next 2 dc, dc and fpdc in and around fpdc} repeat from {} 11 more times, join. (3dc,1fpdc)

Rnd 5: chain 3, dc,dc,dc fpdc in and around previous rnds fpdc , {dc in next 4sts, fpdc } repeat from {} 11 more times, join.  (4dc,1fpdc)

If you wish to make this baby hat 1 size bigger.  (3-6months)
continue working in the established pattern so next rnd would be
{dc in next 5sts,fpdc} repeat {} around.
Only work 1 more round.
Rnd 6-10: chain 3, dc,dc dc,dc, fpdc around previous rnds fpdc, {dc in next 4sts, fpdc } repeat from {}  11 more times. join.  (4dc,1fpdc)

Rnd 11: ch1, sc around, decreasing 9 sts evenly around hat. (usually I decrease every 5th stitch until end) slip to join
Rnd 12: ch1 sc in same st as ss, sc  around. , slip to join
Rnd 13: ch1, sc in same st as ss, sc around, Fasten off and weave in end. .

How to make a stiff Brim for the cap:
Working with double strands 
By folding your hat in half. mark 8 stitches down from middle point each side =16 sts
attach yarn
Sc in next sc, 2sc, "sc in next 2sts, 2sc in next st" repeat from "to" 3 more times, sc in next 2 sts, ss in next st (24sts )  *chain 1 TURN
Slip st in next sc, chain 1, sc in next 2 sc, sc and hdc in next sc, hdc in next 12 sc, hdc and sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, slip st in next 2 sc
The last ss will be on the single stranded crochet
chain 1, turn.
Use 1 strand of yarn to complete round brim of hat, in SC

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