Update 2016 Apr:
Note: This is for the newborn size hat, and I used the recommended size H crochet hook.
Follow the instructions from this pattern through round 11, which will leave you with 40 sts on the last round.
Rounds 12-13) sc camel st*, join with ss to 1st sc.
*Not familiar with the camel st? Please see this video or give it a google search.*
Fasten off after Round 13.
Brim (switch to size G or a smaller hook size than what you used for the hat):
Join yarn to 12th sc from prev round. NOTE: join yarn in the hump behind the 12th sc as in the camel st.
Row 1) This is crocheted as the camel st (crocheting in the hump on the back side of each st from the previous round). ch 1, sc in same st, sc, *hdc, 2hdc* repeated 3 times, 2 hdc, *2hdc, hdc* repeated 3 times, sc 2, turn, 24 sts total.
Row 2) ch 1, sc2tog, sc until last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn, 22 sts total.
Row 3) ch 1, sc2tog, sc until last 2 sts, sc2tog, 20 sts total. Fasten off.
Switch to accent color (if desired).
Join yarn with H hook to 1st sc (back hump as in camel st) from Rnd 13.
Round 14) ch 1, sc camel st in same st as join, sc camel st all the way around, join with ss to 1st sc. Fasten off.
Optional: Sew buttons to brim.
I love making crocheted gifts for others. I made this hat and bootie set in newborn size for a friend of mine due next month. The bootie pattern is from the designer Elizabeth Alan here at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-boy-shoes-little-mister-loafers ($5.95).
The beanie pattern is from this website: http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2012/11/free-pattern-vertical-stripes-beanie.html . This pattern is available for free, however I added a brim to the hat based on this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-newsboy-beanie-little-sport-newsboy-hat .
These were crocheted in Martha Stewart’s wool blend yarn. I purchased the buttons from Jo-Ann’s.
Hopefully the size works out and that these items get some use!