Adorable Crocheted Hat

April 5, 2009

Crocheted Summer Hat

Adorable Crocheted Hat

A wonderful hat that will perfect any summer dress with its light and versatile appearance.
Having successfully finished one of these cute hats I cannot wait to crochet great a many more in different colours to keep the crown of my head elegantly covered through all of the upcoming summer days!

Materials:

– 2.5mm (UK size 12) crochet hook
– 1 ball of cotton yarn

Optional:

– 90cm (3feet) silk ribbon
– Decorative flower pin

Gauge:

Using a 2.5mm hook a 10 by 2 square of dc measures 4cm (1.5inch) by 1.5cm (5/8inch), and the first five rows have a circumference of 5cm (2 inches).

Size:

Using a 2.5mm hook the finished hats fits my 53.5cm (21″) circumference head perfectly.

Stiches Used:

– Chain (ch)
– Single crochet (sc)
– Half double crochet (hdc)
– Double crochet (dc)
– Treble crochet (tr)
– Slip stitch (slip st)

Special Technique:

Double-Ring method:

– Hold the yarn a few inches from end and wrap it twice around your fingers.
– Remove the rings from your fingers and grip the two rings firmly between your middle finger and thumb.
– Insert the hook through the centre of the rings and draw up a loop.
– Yarn over and draw through the loop on the hook.
– Work the stitches of the first round in the rings.
– Pull gently, but firmly, on the tail to tighten the ring.

Instructions:

Form a ring using the double-ring method (see above).

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as sc), work four more sc in ring; join with slip st in beginning ch.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 9 more dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 2 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 3 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 9: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 10: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 4 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 11: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 12: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 5 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 13: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 6 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 14: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

(To make the hat smaller than what is indicated above, you may skip row 15. If you wish to make the hat larger than what is indicated above, you may add another round of dc after row 15.)

Row 15: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 7 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 16: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 17: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 18: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 19: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 20: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 21: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 22: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 23-34: Repeat row 19-22.

Row 35: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 36: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 37: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same sc; * dc in next 8 sc; 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 38: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 39: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 9 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 40: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 41: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 10 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 42: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 43: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 11 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 44: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 45: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc; * dc in next 12 dc; 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 46: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 47: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each sc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Row 48: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1) tr, ch 1 in next sc, tr in next sc; * dc in next 2 sc; hdc in next sc; sc in next 3 sc; hdc in next sc; dc in next 2 sc; tr, ch 1 in next sc; tr, ch 1 in next sc; tr; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Weave in and cut off ends. Turn.

Decoration:
– Try the hat on.
– Take the silk ribbon and wrap it around your head, fastening it with a double knot.
– Take the hat off and trim the ribbon ends to an even length and in an inverted V-shape to keep them from splitting.
– Attach the decorative flower pin.

Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of an adorable crocheted hat!

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6 Responses to “Adorable Crocheted Hat”

  1. thecrocheteer Says:

    that’s really pretty, looks so professional i would never have known that was hand made!


  2. Thank you for your comment and compliment. It is remarkable how crochet can turn metre after metre of yarn into something useful, is it not?

  3. crookedcrocheter Says:

    Oh yes – it’s a very underrated skill. People usually think of ugly 1970s chunky jumpers when they think of crochet. I’d love to try my hand at this hat and wow all my friends with it some day!

  4. Kathy Says:

    Oh my goodness, what a lovely blog you have.
    Hello! I’ve followed you over from crooked’s ;)
    Thank you for posting the pattern to your beautiful, beautiful millinery. I have only dreamed of finding a pattern like yours <3
    I love the embellishments you chose— I am so inspired!
    Kath


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