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Welcome to Loving Hugs . . . Stretchy Crocheted Hat Pattern
Stretchy Crocheted Hat
Copyright © 2005 by Darcy Richardson.  This pattern may be printed and used for personal and charity use.  Do not
copy this pattern in any form other than printing from this web page.  You may place a link to this page on your
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CH = chain
CHS = chains
DC = double crochet
SC = single crochet
ST = stitch
STS = stitches
Sport weight yarn with H hook.
Size H or I Hook

SOFT Worsted Weight Yarn
SOFT Baby Yarn
SOFT Baby Sport Weight Yarn
Fingering Yarn
 (use size G hook)

Chain 36 (chain 40 if using a baby yarn, or see below for other sizes).

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (35 sc).

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in first st, skip next st, *(dc, ch 1, dc) all in next st, skip next st, sc in
next st, skip next st, repeat from * to end of row, ending with (dc, ch 1, dc) in last st.  This
row should measure approx. 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 inches for full-term newborn size (adjust your
hook size or number of beginning chains if necessary).

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn.  *sc in first ch 1 st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc st, repeat from * across (use
back loops only except for the 3 stitch groups on each end).  Repeat row 3 for 34 more
rows or until piece measures approx. 10 - 10 1/2 inches for full-term newborn size.  Fasten
off.  Piece should measure approx. 7 1/2 - 8 1/2  x 10 - 10 1/2 inches for full-term newborn
(length should stretch to reach 15-16 inches, or you will need to add more rows).

Join last row with beginning chain by stitching with yarn (in other words, join the two short
sides of the rectangle). Gather one end for top of hat.  Weave in all ends.  Add a small
pompom or flower motif on top if desired.


For preemie sizes (use a soft yarn so it isn''t too bulky), pattern may be reduced by 4 (ie: ch
32 or 28) to start and make rows until the piece measures approx. 8-9 inches long or less
as you go smaller (see the size guidelines on the main pattern page).  For larger sizes,
pattern may be increased by 4 (ie:  ch 40 or 44, etc.) to start and increase the length
This pattern can be very easily adjusted to almost any yarn or head
size (preemie to adult)!

**You may also use fingering yarn -- use G hook and reduce or increase number of chains
by 4''s, just use the rectangle measurement as your guide.  
The hat pictured above
(right) uses sock yarn (fingering weight) and has the addition of flower motifs on
chains at the top instead of a pom pom.
 See my Hat Toppers pattern for more than the
traditional pom pom!
Sock (fingering weight) yarn with G hook.
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