Newborn Easter Chick Hat

Easter Chick hat crocheted with 100% cotton yarn and embroidered with bracelet floss.

To make a newborn sized version of my Easter Chick hat pattern simply use a 5 mm hook (sz h)

Stitches Used in This Pattern-
Half Double Crochet worked in a spiral.   No need to join, chain or turn.  You should place a marker at the end of each round so you will know where you begin new rows.

Pattern
This pattern is crocheted in a spiral.  Do not join, do not chain, do not turn.

Round 1)Magic circle – 8 hdc [or ch2 and make 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook]
Round 2) in each hdc make 1 loop stitch & 1 hdc (16)
Round 3) *2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next * (24)
Round 4) *2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches * (32)
Round 5) *2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches * (40)  *your circle should measure 4″ across at the end of this round if you are making a newborn size hat
Rounds 6-12) hdc in each stitch around.

Crochet in rounds thru row 12 or until desired length. I added a row of Brick Stitch to the edge.

Optional Brick Stitch Edge:
* skip 3 chains, sc in next chain, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same chain. Repeat from * across row.
End with: single crochet in next

Optional Stitches
Loop Stitch-  http://crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/stitches.php
Brick Stitch (aka Crazy Stitch)- http://crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/stitches.php

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