For this project you will need a 5mm hook (H) and worsted weight yarn.
For sizes 2 to 4 years old use 8 ply (3 ply) yarn
For sizes 5 to 8 years old use 10 ply (4ply) yarn
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sts = stitches
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Sc in second ch from hook, and sc in all 30 sts, sc again in 30th stitch and then turn/pivot your work so that your working with the bottom side of your sc's and sc 1 in all 30 sts. sl st into beginning st to end round. (60 sts total)
ch 1 and DC into same stitch, ch 1, skip a st and dc in next stitch, Repeat til end of round. Sl st into beginning dc (dc 1, sk a stitch, dc 1) (30 dc's total)
Round 3 - Working in the stitches one row below
This row you'll be working the stitches you skipped in the previous round.
Ch 1, DC into the skipped st one row down. (As you can see in the picture below, the long stitch) Then ch 1 and repeat for the whole round. (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1, worked in previous round) (30 dc's total)
This round you put your DC's to the left of the smaller st from round 2 (two rows down) as shown in the picture below.
If you can not find the stitch, just use your finger to find the two rows. As the picture shows above. I have two rows on my finger. You want to place your DC to the left of the smaller stitch, where the tip of my finger is. Always to the left of the smaller stitch two rows down.
Round 5 – 28
Continue to repeat round 4. Remember to chain in between the dc's . When counting the rows from here on out, count from your first set of dc's, don't count the sc rows. So starting from your first dc row, keep working until you have 28 rows of dc's done.
sc and ch 1 in the same spaces you were using before. sc in all sts around. (If your making this hat for a smaller child, you may wish to do a few decreases here.)
Round 30 & 31
Start your Front post Single crochets (FPSC) in all spaces around.
Rounds 32 & 33
Sc in all sts around.
Now add pom poms, tassels or flowers to the two top corners to add style! I have a tutorial on how to make your own pom pom makers below.
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