I did a few hats to donate to a silent auction at my church. This is one of the hats that I whipped up. I tried to do things that were cute, yet really pretty easy to do. So this is a newborn beanie with scalloped edging and the curly q's on the top. You can use any size beanie, the pattern posted below is the one I used. It is for a newborn.
Curly Q Baby Hat
Yarn: At least 4 colors worsted weight yarn
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in chain
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around to end of round (12 sts) place marker
Round 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, till marker (18 sts)
Round 4: 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next sc, till marker (24 sts)
Round 5: 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next sc, till marker (30 sts)
Round 6: 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next sc, till marker (36 sts)
Round 7: 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in next sc, till marker (42 sts)
Round 8-14: SC to end of round
Round 15: Change color so show scalloped edge. SC in first st, 3 DC in next st, repeat till end of the round. Tie off
Now it's time to make the Curly Qs for the top. I made two of each color but you can add more. I also played around with the length. Have fun with this and be creative!
Use K hook and ch 15 for a shorter one, 25 for a longer curl
V- stitch: SC into 2nd chain from hook, ch 1, SC back into same ch, ch 1. Do this down the whole chain and it will begin to curl like it does in the picture.
Attach the curls to the top of the hat. And there you have it!