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Crochet Rib Look New Born Cap

What an adorable and cozy accessory! A crochet rib look newborn cap is a thoughtful gift for any little one. The soft, stretchy fabric and snug fit ensure a comfortable and warm fit for baby's tiny head. The ribbed texture adds a charming and tactile element, while the simple design makes it perfect for everyday wear. Whether you're shopping for a baby shower gift or just want to add to your own little one's wardrobe, this cap is sure to be a hit. Plus, it's easy to care for and can be machine washed and dried, making it a practical choice for parents on-the-go!

Note: Cap is worked sideways in half double crochet rib to allow for stretch to fit a range of sizes. Hat can be made smaller (for preemies) by using thinner yarn and smaller hook.

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft worsted weight, or any soft worsted weight acrylic (for smaller or preemie sizes, use sport-weight or baby yarn)

Size H hook for worsted weight newborn size (for smaller or preemie sizes use size G hook with sport-weight or size F hook with baby yarn.)

Gauge: 4 sc = 1", 16 hdc = 4"

Stitches used: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), slip stitch (sl st).

Note: Ch 2 at beg of hdc rows counts as a stitch.


Ch 26.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in ea ch across (25 sc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sc in back loop only (BLO) of first 5 sc, hdc in BLO of next 20 sc (25 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in BLO of first 20 hdc, sc in BLO of next 5 sc (25 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in BLO of first 5 sc, hdc in BLO of next 20 hdc across (25 sts)
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 10"-12" from beginning.
Finishing: Holding beginning row together with last row, sl st through both thicknesses to form tube. Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in ends.
Make crochet chain (ch 65 and fasten off) or use ribbon to gather single crochet end of tube to form top of hat. Weave chain or ribbon through row at 5th sc from edge, gather top of hat, and tie in bow. Turn up cuff at other edge of tube.

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