|I took a ton of pictures|
without realizing I had the hat
turned inside-out. Oops!
Our friends invited us to a party for their daughter's 1st birthday. I wanted to bring a gift so I decided I would make a hat. I looked through my yarn and found a coarse yellow 3 weight yarn and envisioned a big floppy sort of straw sun hat with a huge brim. Well, I didn't have a lot of yarn so a big floppy brim was out of the question, so I came up with this hat instead. I think it turned out rather nicely. I made it for a one year old but it could easily be made into larger side by adding additional rounds.
Click here for an adult sized hat
3 weight yarn, size H hook (I found some of the yarn I used at Wal-mart the other day, turns out it was Peaches and Cream Brand and it was a 4 weight, but it really does feel a little thin to me, more like a 3 weight. I guess you could use a worsted weight yarn.)
Instructions: work in continuous rounds
Round 1 Chain 3. In second chain from hook work 6 sc .
Round 2 2 sc in each sc 12 stitches
Round 3 [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 18 stitches.
Round 4 [1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 24 stitches
Round 5 [1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 30 stitches
Round 6 [1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 36 stitches
Round 7 [1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 42 stitches
Round 8 [1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 48 stitches
Round 9 [1 sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 54 stitches
Round 10 [1 sc in next 8 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, join with slip stitch 60 stitches
Round 11 [ch 3 (counts as first stitch) Dc in last stitch of previous round. Skip stitch with chain 3, skip next stitch, (This creates a crossed over X pattern) [Skip next stitch. Dc in next stitch, double crochet in unworked skipped stitch.] around. Join with slip stitch to chain 3 stitch.
Rounds 12-15 Repeat round 11
Round 16 Chain 4 [skip next stitch, dc in next stitch, ch1] around, join with slip stitch to chain 4 space (because the chains tend not to be as stretchy as the stitches in the previous rounds. I added and extra chain to every 4 or five ch1's)
Round 17 [Chain 3, 2dc in next ch 1 space. 1dc in next dc] around. Join with slip stitch to ch stitch.
Round 18 Reverse sc in each dc. Fasten off.
Run a ribbon through row 16, join the two ends of the ribbon together and fasten a flower on to the ribbon.
|Don't worry, this one's right-side-out.|
|For this has, I just made the greed bow out of an icord.|