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Carousel Baby Hat
Carousel Baby Hat

Materials:
 D hook
 Baby Yarn

Sizes:
 Can fit preemie or newborn.

Special Stitches:
 FPDC (front post double crochet)

Instructions:

 Ch 3, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 5 dc in ring, join to first dc. (6 dc).

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join. (12 dc).

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, fpdc around post of next dc. (2 dc in next st, fpdc around post of next st) around, join. (12 dc, 6 fpdc).

Round 4: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, fpdc around next fpdc; (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, fpdc around next fpdc) around. Join. (6 fpdc, 18 dc).

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in next dc, fpdc around next fpdc; (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, fpdc around next fpdc. Join. (6 fpdc, 24 dc).

Round 6: Working this round in back loops only; ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 st, fpdc around next fpdc; (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st, fpdc around next fpdc) around, join. (6 fpdc, 30 dc).

Round 7: ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, fpdc around next fpdc; (dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, fpdc around next fpdc) around, join. (6 fpdc, 36dc).

Round 8: ch 3, dc in next 5 st, fpdc around next fpdc; (dc in next 6 st, fpdc around next fpdc) around, join.

Round 9: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 st, fpdc around next fpdc; (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 st, fpdc around next fpdc) around. Join. (6 fpdc, 42 dc).

Round 10: Working this round in back loops only; ch 3, dc in next 6 st, fpdc around next fpdc; (dc in next 7 st, fpdc around next fpdc) around, join.

 For preemie size, skip down to last round (round 14).

Round 11-13: Working in BOTH LOOPS, repeat round 10.

Round 14: ch 3, fpdc around next st; (dc in next st, fpdc around next st) around. Join, fasten off. (24 fpdc, 24 dc).

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