Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

Here's the easy crochet hat pattern that I promised in the newsletter. This pattern is included in my book "You Too ...Can Learn To Crochet!" You can buy the entire book on the store's website, at the store, or on Amazon or other websites that sell books.

Let's see how many hats we can collect for charity this year. As I said in the newsletter, bring in one hat between now and December 1, 2011 and receive 10% off any purchase that day.

Crocheted Hat With Turned Up Brim

Crochet an easy hat for those cold winter days!

Materials Needed:
85(110, 150) yards of worsted weight acrylic for a one color hat
If you want to do the brim in a different color, allow 40(50,62) yards for the brim and 45(60, 88) yards for the rest of the hat.
The sample hats were done in Patons Canadiana (100% acrylic, 201 yards per skein)
size I crochet hook (or size needed for gauge)
yarn needle

Skill Level:

Sizes: toddler(child, adult) measuring 14”(17”, 22”) head circumference
Gauge: 11 dc or 6 rows = 4”
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
st: stitch
dc: double crochet
dec: decrease

Special Stitch Instructions:
decrease (dcdec): (Wrap the yarn over the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch and pull up a loop. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through two loops on the hook.) 2 times. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all loops on the hook.

Note: The beginning chain counts as the first stitch of the round. When working in rounds, join the last stitch of the round with the second chain of the beginning chain with a slip stitch.
Instructions written for the toddler size with child and adult sizes in ( ). If only one number is given, it is for all sizes.
Ch 11(13, 13), turn.
Row 1: 1sc in the second chain and in each chain across, turn – 10(12, 12) st.
Row 2: Ch1, 1sc in the back loop of each st across, turn.
Repeat row 2 until a total of 36(48, 60) rows have been done. Hint: Count the ridges: each ridge is equal to 2 rows.
Lay your piece flat with the beginning tail on the bottom left hand side. Fold the brim with the short edges together. Slip stitch the edges together by inserting the hook through one stitch from each edge. Do not cut the yarn. The rest of the hat will now be worked in rounds. If you want to change colors, cut the yarn from the brim and add the new color.

Crown of Hat:
Round 1: Hold the brim with the last stitch from the join facing up. Ch1. working from right to left, 1sc in each row around the edge of the brim. Join the last stitch to the first chain at the beginning of the round – 36(48, 60) stitches.
Round 2: Ch2, 1dc in each st around, join.
Rounds 3 – 6: Repeat row 2.
Round 7: Ch2, 1dc in the next stitch, (dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 4 stitches) 5(7, 9) times, dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches, join – 30(40, 50) stitches.
Round 8: Ch2, 1dc in the next stitch, (dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 3 stitches) 5(7, 9) times, dcdec, 1dc in the next stitch, join – 24(32, 40) stitches.
Round 9: Ch2, (dcdec, 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches) 5(7, 9) times, dcdec, 1dc in the next stitch, join – 18(24, 30) stitches.
Round 10: Ch2, dcdec 8(11, 14)times, skip the last stitch – 9(12, 15) stitches.
Round 11: Ch2, dcdec 4(5, 7) times, 1dc in the next stitch 0(1, 0) times, join – 5(7, 8) stitches.
Cut the yarn and pull the end the last loop. Run the end through the last round and pull the center of the hat tight. Fasten the yarn on the wrong side. Weave in any ends.

Turn the brim to the outside of the hat.

©2010 Ava Lynne Green
927 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

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