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Caleb's Puff Stitch Baby Hat

Image of Caleb's Puff Stitch Baby Hat Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This baby hat is fun and easy to make and is a great pattern for a beginner to learn how to do the puff stitch. Caleb is my very first Grand Son! As of the time of writing this pattern, he is not born yet but today is his due date!
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Materials Needed
1.5oz Red Heart fingering weight acrylic yarn. Pompadour. In baby blue
Size D3 or 3.25mm aluminum crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Yarn Thickness: 3mm
Gauge: 6dc=1"
Finished Size: Fits a new born head. 6½" across flattened brim
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate

Puff Stitch: Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a long loop, 3 times, yo pull through all loops on hook.

Instructions
RND 1: Ch4. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. 14dc in rig. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch3, puff st in same st as slst. Dc & puff st in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Ch3, puff st in same st as slst. Dc in next st. Puff st & dc in next st. Puff st in next st. *Dc & puff st in next st. Dc in next st. Puff st & dc in next st. Puff st in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch3. Puff st in same st as slst. Dc in next st. Puff st in next st. *Dc & puff st in next st. Dc in next st. Puff st in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5-16: Ch3. Puff st in next st. *Dc in next st. Puff st in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 17: Turn work and work the other way now. Ch1. Sc in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work. Fold brim up on the 3rd puff stitch row from edge to form cuff.

Design written on Monday, February 18, 2008. Copyright ©2007 By Julie A. Bolduc f124007

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This free crochet pattern is for personal use only and is not to be resold. This pattern is for personal use only and not to be resold.