Sunday, September 28, 2008

Free Pattern #2

Hurrah! Another free pattern! This time it’s a hat. It reminds me of when we were young.


Whimsical Hat

Materials:

- 5 mm crochet hook
- DK/ Worstered/ 8 ply yarn. I used Pallette Collection (155 m/ 170 yd, 50 g per ball) a 100% acrylic yarn in Sage ( available for 99c at K- Mart in Oz)
- A stitch marker or scrap of yarn to do the same job
- A small wooden button for the centre of the flower
- Yarn needle

EDIT- The following are US crochet abbreviations. The UK equivalents for slip st, sc and dc are sc, dc and tr respectively. Sorry about that!

Abbreviations:

ch= chain
sc= single crochet
dc= double crochet

yrh= yarn over hook
inc= increase
st/s= stitch/es

Tension:
Approximately 21 sts by 25 rows per 4 inches/ 10 cm

Note on sizing:

This hat may be a bit on the large size as it is made to fit my unusually large head. The increases in the pattern should only be used as a guide, so what I would recommend is following the pattern until the top of the hat is as large as the top of your head. Then just stop increasing and single crochet for the specified amount of rows. Easy!

Copyright note:

Method:

Start by making a circle. Here’s how (hope these pictures are clear enough):

- Hold yarn with the tail in your right hand (sorry lefties!).


- Place yarn tail behind itself.


- Insert hook, yrh, draw yarn through then ch 1.


- sc 6 into circle, then pull on the yarn tail to draw the hole closed tight.



Place stitch marker to mark start of round, replacing at the start of every subsequent round.



Round 2- inc in each st (12 sts).
Round 3- (sc 1, inc in next st) to end (18 sts).
Round 4- (sc 2, inc in next st) to end (24 sts).
Round 5- (sc 3, inc in next st) to end (30 sts).
Round 6- (sc 4, inc in next st) to end (36 sts).
Round 7- (sc 5, inc in next st) to end (42 sts).
Round 8- (sc 6, inc in next st) to end (48 sts).
Round 9- (sc 7, inc in next st) to end (54 sts).
Round 10- (sc 8, inc in next st) to end (60 sts).
Round 11- (sc 9, inc in next st) to end (66 sts).
Round 12- (sc 10, inc in next st) to end (72 sts).
Round 13- (sc 11, inc in next st) to end (78 sts).
Round 14- (sc 12, inc in next st) to end (84 sts).
Round 15- (sc 13, inc in next st) to end (90 sts).
Round 16- (sc 14, inc in next st) to end (96 sts).
Round 17- (sc 15, inc in next st) to end (102 sts).
Round 18- (sc 16, inc in next st) to end (108 sts).
Round 19- (sc 17, inc in next st) to end (114 sts).
Round 20- (sc 18, inc in next st) to end (120 sts).

Sc in each st for 30 rounds.
You will now be crocheting the edging.
Working in front loops only- slip st, (ch 3, slip st) to end.
Working in back loops only- slip st, (ch 4, slip st) to end.

Finish off and weave in all ends.

Crocheted Flower:


Back-

Make a beginning circle as for the hat, leaving a long yarn tail which will be used later on to attach the flower to the hat.
Round 2- 2 ch, 13 dc, slip st and turn work.
Round 3- 2 ch, dc, (inc in next st) to end, slip st and turn work.
Round 4- 2 ch, (inc in next st, slip st) to end.

Finish off and weave in end.

Front-

Make a beginning circle as for the hat.
Round 2- 2 ch, 13 dc, slip st and turn work.
Round 3- 2 ch, (inc in next st, slip st) to end.

Finish off and weave in all ends.

Attach flower to hat using tail of yarn from the back of the flower.

And your finished!

How about trying some of these ideas to individualize your hat?

- Use a multicoloured and/ or glittery yarn to really make a statement.
- Forget about the crocheted edging and flower and work the hat in bold stripes of about five or six rows.
- Add a pompom or two!
- Or........add your own idea here!

Any problems? E-mail me! cookie.monster-36@hotmail.com

7 comments:

KOK Church Mouse said...

Are these UK or American directions?

Love the look of the hat, plan on making it for sis-in-law who's undergoing chemo (and hair loss).
Thanks so much.

jessie said...

Very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. Hope she gets better soon :( These are American instructions, so slip st is UK sc, sc is UK dc and the tr should actually be a dc so it is a UK tr.
Thankyou for your kind words,
Jessie

ashleyhoss820 said...

So very cute! I cannot wait to get started on this adorable hat! :) Thank you very much for sharing!

mrscsue said...

I can't thank you enough for the excellent pictures of the elusive magic circle!!!! I have bookmarked this page and will be coming back again and again.
Wonderful (Love the hat, too!) :-)

rose said...

Question:when you say crochet sc for 30 rounds, do you mean crochet 10 rounds so that the total will be thirty, or to actually crochet 30 more rounds, which will make the total number of rounds 50?

Jess said...

rose, its the latter, you need to crochet another 30 rounds, so the last round is round 50 of the pattern. or just go for as many rounds as will suit the size of your head! :)

rose said...

:D thank you!