Here's a pattern for nice stretchy hats. Angel Baby hats should be stretchy and not have big holes. See this website for more information about making baby hats. If you go to the homepage of this blog you'll see more Angel Baby info too. See this website for the original pattern for the hats - I just modified it to work for the Angel Babies.
Note: These hats look kind of funny inside out.
Row 1: Chain 3 (to make a double crochet) - 1 dc in ring - 1 ch - * 2 dc in ring - 1 ch * Repeat * to * until you have 8 dc in the ring. Sl stitch to the beginning of the row. (This makes a hat the right size for a 20 week baby if you use the Caron Simply Soft yarn. To make it bigger just add more * to *)
Row 2: ch 3 - 2 dc around next back post - *1 dc in ch in previous row - 1 dc in next stitch - 2 dc around next back post* - repeat * to * until you get back to the beginning. Sl stitch to the beginning of the row.
Around the back post looks like this - do this twice on this row.
Row 3: ch 3 - *2 dc in next stitch - 1 dc in next stitch* - repeat * to * until you get back to the beginning. Sl stitch to beginnin of the row.
Row 4: ch 3 - *1 dc around back post - 1 dc in next stitch* - repeat * to * all the way back to the beginning. Sl stitch to beginning of row.
Row 5: ch 3 - 1 dc in each stitch around.
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you're done. Finish with a row 4. Without brim = 8 rows. With brim = 10 rows. You'll want to turn it inside out to check to see if it's long enough becuase the hats look very different inside out. Just add more rows to make a bigger hat. Sc around. Tie off.
Inside out hat above - might kind of look like a Christmas tree.
Right side out hat
For more angel baby info and crochet patterns (including best yarn types and colors) click HERE