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Cute as a Button Brimmed Cap Hat for Baby

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Cute as a button Boys FREE Crochet Cap Pattern.  I love this cap not only is it fashionable and modern, but its so warm and cosy. 
(This is  NOT a beginners crochet hat pattern.)  If you would like a beginners crochet baby hat pattern see this page here.

You should be able to work Front Post Double crochet  (this creates the ridges)  and you should be able to crochet in the V stitch following a pattern.
The Cap was inspired by a vintage cap pattern my friend had asked if I could make for her.
I would like to thank the readers of my site, as I learn and grow in my crocheting journey, YOU help to shape the patterns. Many contacted me to say they were confused by the pattern, (and actually its relatively EASY)
SO I have made a few adjustments and written it out a little clearer for you all.
Now as always if you spot a mistake or I could write something more clearly, please leave me a message.

I used Baby DK Cygnet Yarn Which is available only in the UK, however a suitable Substitute would be Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn, Baby*

I used a 3.500mm hook and gauge is not important as we will go by measurement 
(this means you can also easily make the hat bigger if you wanted it to fit a toddler child.

Someone asked if they could make this bigger Using a 4.00mm hook and Cygnet DK supersoft. 
I achieved a hat with a 21 inch" circumference. ( Child)

Making this hat is totally different to making a beanie or skull type hat. 
You will end up with a piece of crochet that works out flat from the center (actually if you look at it you may even  think you have increased too much....have faith)

 The hat pattern is also a yarn eater! 

Only once you start decreasing you will start to see your work resemble a hat. 
And will be amazed at how the hat then takes shape.

3.5omm hook = 18 inches around
4.00mm hook = 20 inches around

US crochet terms used
ch=chain
sc=single crochet
sk=skip
dc=double crochet ( k
FPDC=Front Post Double Crochet
v stitch= (1dc, ch1, 1dc) = double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in same stitch}
always slip to join top of start ch.

(SEE Picture Below for close ups of stitches and rounds) 

Finished cap measures: approx 18 inches around.

Boys Brimmed Cap (FREE Crochet Pattern).  

Round 1:  Ch 6, join in ring, ch 3, 23 DC in ring, join to top of ch 3. 
or magic circle, ch3, (23)


Round 2:  Ch 3, [ FPDC around next st,DC  in top of next ] repeat [ ]  around, sl st to join.(46)

Round 3:  Ch 3, [2FPDC around next FPDC, (increase) DC in next] repeat [ ]  around sl st to join (69)


Round 4:  Ch3, DC,  [FPDC, FPDC,  DC either side of previous rnds DC],
 (FPDC,FPDC, DC, DC) repeat [ ] around, sl st to join you will now have 2 FPDC, 2DC combinations,) (92)
 your hat now resembles a scrunchie here...do not worry! just continue)


Round 5 is the PATTERN ROUND - continue working following in rounds until work measures 4 1/2  or for slightly bigger size 5 inches  from center
slip into middle of 1st 2 DCs, to start next round

Round 5+ Ch4 (counts as 1st DC of V stitch), dc, [FPDC,FPDC, V Stitch] Repeat Around (Create the V stitch by  working {1dc, ch1, 1dc} in between the previous rounds DC sts), slip to join, into 3rd chain of chain 4,  (23 V stitchs, 23 2FPDCs)

Repeat Rnd 5 -7 or until work measures  5 inches from center (pattern rounds) continue working in established pattern (FPDC, FPDC, DC, CH1, DC, Repeat around) until work measures  5 inches from center

Round 8: Work next round FPDC, FPDC, 2FPDCtogether = decrease by working the  2 DC posts of the previous rounds  V stitches, 

I like to work these rounds using a slightly tighter tension, as this is the shaping of the hat to fit around head.

Rnd 9-10: 

Work 2 further rounds of FPC  in every stitch around
(finished size un-stretched is 16.5 inches  (so this hat will fit baby 3-6 months +)

Fasten off  (SEE Picture Below for close ups of stitches and rounds) 

Cap Brim
TO get the correct position of the Brim fold hat in half using back (slip joins as the guide to  the back of hat)
and mark where you would like the brim to start and finish. (see Green picture below for help)

Row1.  With top of cap toward you, join yarn in first marker , ch 3, front post dc (from top of work) around each of 2, * 2 front post dc around next, (= inc) front post dc around each of 3 *, repeat * to *, ch 3, turn.

Row 2. FPDC around both of next 2 at once, (= decrease), FPDC until last 3 stitches, FPDC around both last 2, dc in top of ch 3, ch 1, turn.

Row 3.   FPDC around both of next 2 at once, (= decrease), FPDC until last 3 stitches, FPDC around both last 2, dc in top of ch 3.
To finish off .

Row 4.  Join yarn at right side of visor, sc around, inc at turns if necessary to keep visor flat. 

I felt as though I had over complicated the instructions for this hat. so I have provided close ups to help you through the first 4 rounds and to hat length before decreasing (I used a magic adjustable ring so I could show you more clearly the stitches (your ring to crochet into is much smaller :) 
I would appreciate feedback in the comments as to whether this has helped or not 



Boys Brimmed Cap Crochet Pattern (FREE Crochet Pattern)

I have now added in a picture of how to find the caps middle center and how to mark the stitches to create the brim.  

(the picture shown in green.mint color is made using Double Knit yarn and a 4.0mm hook) 

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After the success of this cute hat people have asked for an adults version here is my daughter Modelling
 the

Cute as a Button ADULTS sized hat. 


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