Shell Baby Hat
Size 3 to 6 months
Size G hook
Ch - chain
Ss - slip stitch
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc - double crochet
Shell – 3 dc in same space
Beginning ch of each round counts as a stitch.
Join each round with a ss in top of the beginning chain.
Ch 4, 11 Dc in 4th ch from hook, join with ss to top of beginning ch. (12 DC)
Ch 3, Dc in same st , 2 dC on each st around., join with ss to top of beginning ch 3 (24 DC)
Ch 3, + 2 Dc in next st, DC in next st + repeat from + to+ , 1 more Dc in same st as beginning ch 3, join with ss to top of beginning ch 3. (36 DC)
Ch 3 and Dc in each st around, join with SS in top of beginning ch 3. (36 DC)
(this row still increases the diameter of the hat.)
SS to next st, ch 3, 2 more DC in same st, + skip a stitch, 3 DC in next st +, repeat from + to + around, join with SS in top of beginning ch 3. (18 shells, each with 3 DC)
Round 6 to 12
SS to the center st of the next 3 DC group, do 3 DC in center stitch of each shell around.
Ch 2, HDC in next st and in each st around.
Notes: You can easily make this hat bigger by adding some extra stitches in row 4.
Remember that row 5 increases the number of stitches again by 1/3, so don't add too many stitches. You need an even number of stitches in row 4 to make the pattern work.
You could also make the hat larger just by using a larger hook.
Add extra rows of shells to make hat taller.
If you want a turned up cuff add a few more rows of Hdc at the end.
You may sell one or two items made from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern or publish it anywhere else. Please link to the pattern if you post a picture elsewhere.