I usually just sit down and create... but here's a basic pattern for creating this little baby beanie. I don't usually count my stitches. Making a hat isn't an exact science. This pattern is for size 0-3 months, but you can just keep crocheting until it's the size you like. If it's too small, add an extra row or 2 of increase... if it's too big, take out a row. No big deal... just have fun! :) If you REALLY need some help, feel free to contact me. :)
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You'll need 2 colors of cotton or acrylic yarn.
Start with magic ring/sliding loop.
Round 1: Ch 1, Make 8 SC in loop, join with SS.
Round 2: Ch 1, Make 2 SC in each ST, join with SS.
Round 3: Ch 1, Make 2 SC in 1st ST, 1 SC in next, 2 SC in next... repeat around, join with SS.
Round 4: Ch 1, Make 2 SC in 1st ST, 1 SC in next 2... repeat around, join with SS.
Round 5: Ch 1, Make 2 SC in 1st ST, 1 SC in next 3... repeat around, join with SS.
Round 6: Ch 1, Make 2 SC in 1st ST, 1 SC in next 4... repeat around, join with SS.
Round 7: Ch 1, Make 2 SC in 1st ST, 1 SC in next 5... repeat around, DO NOT JOIN. At this point, your starting circle should be about 4" diameter for a newborn beanie.(I don't like that ugly seam that runs down the back of hats, so the rest of the hat is worked in a continuous spiral.)
Now: Ch 1, SC in next ST... Ch 1, skip 1, SC in next... repeat around and around, until the hat is about 3" from Round 7 to the bottom.
To fasten off, skip 1 ST and SS in next.
*Optional shell trim: Ch 1, SC in next ST, 4 DC in next ST, skip 1... SC in next, 4 DC in next, skip 1... around, join with SS to 1st SC.
*Optional flower: Start with magic ring/sliding loop, ch 1, make 6 SC in loop. With 2nd color, join with SC to any ST, ch 2, SC in next, ch 2, SC in next... repeat around, (don't join with SS... it makes a weird bump). Make 1 SC, 3 DC, 1 SC in each ch-2 SP to make the petals... join w/ SS and sew on to hat.