Sweet little Sunhat
0-3 month (instructions for larger sizes included in notes at the end)
Worsted weight cotton yarn (I like Peaches & Creme, I can make one of these hats with a small ball of their yarn)
DC= double crochet
SS= Slip Stitch
YO= Yarn over
X = X stitch (YO skip a stitch, DC in next St, YO DC in skipped St) here is a tutorial if you need more help http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-x-stitch.htm
BLO= Back Loop Only
FLO= Front Loop Only
Round 1: CH 3, DC 11 in first CH join with SS to top of CH 3 (12 DC total)
Round 2: CH 3, DC in same CH, 2 DC in each Ch around, join (24 DC)
Round 3: CH 3, DC in same chain, *1 DC in next CH, 2 DC in next CH* repeat from * to * around, join (36 DC)
Round 4: CH 3, DC in same CH, *1 DC in next 2 CH, 2 DC in next CH* repeat from * to * around, join (48 DC)
Round 5: CH 3, DC in BLO in each ST around, join (48 DC)
Round 6: CH 3, DC in stitch before join, X stitch around, join (24 X stitches)
Round 7: Repeat round 6 (for added length repeat round once more)
Round 8: CH 3, DC in each ST around, join (48 DC)
Round 9: CH 1, SC in FLO in next, *2 SC in next , SC in next 2* repeat from * to * around, join
Round 10: CH 1, SC in next two ST, *2 SC in next, SC in next 4* repeat from * to * around, join
Round 11: CH 1, SC in next ST, *2 SC in next, SC in next 6* repeat from * to * around, join, fasten off (88 SC)
Use the yarn needle to weave in loose ends.
I used a decorative button to embellish my hat but you can crochet a flower or small butterfly as an ornament.
To increase size add a round or rounds after round 4, the number of stitches between your single DC by one for each addition round. i.e. the next round would be *1 DC in next 3 CH, DC in next CH* the next row would be *1 DC in next 4, DC in next CH* and so on.
To increase length add rounds of X stitch between rounds 6 and 7.
To increase width of brim increase after Round 11 by 2’s. i.e. *2 SC in next, SC in next 8* for next round, then *2 SC in next, SC in next 10* for the next