Another day and another crochet pattern from the archives. This one comes from 2010 and I’m still finding hats I made from this pattern around the house. It’s another super easy one and made holding 2 strands of wool together to make it a faster knit.
Sizes : baby (toddler, preschooler)
what you’ll need :
2 x 50g balls 8 ply wool ( I used Lincraft’s ‘cosy’ wool for this project)
6.5mm hook for hat
scraps of wool for your flower
4mm hook for flower
Ok, let’s get stuck into it. I’m not going to use abbreviations to make it easier for all of you and please note that I use American terminology so when I say double crochet if you’re using Australian/UK crochet terminology then you call that a treble!!!!
Using 2 strands of wool (one from each ball), chain 5 (6,6) and with a slip stitch form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3 and then make 15 ( 17, 19 ) double crochet into your ring. Join with a slip stitch to the top of your first chain 3 (so basically your 3rd chain).
Round 2: Chain 3 (this gives you the height of the round) then starting with your next stitch do 2 double crochet (if you’re using aussie/UK terminology you call these trebles) into every stitch the whole way around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of your first chain 3.
Rounds 3-6 : Chain 3 and do 1 double crochet in each stitch the whole way around. Join with slip stitch to the top of your first chain 3. For the preschooler hat or if its looking too short on your model/recipient/nearest child in sight then add another round or two of exactly the same so you end up with 7 or 8 rounds. Cut wool and weave in ends.
Using the 4mm hook and one strand of wool, chain 5 and with a slip stitch form a ring.
Round 1 : chain 3 and then do 20 double crochet (you might call these a treble) into the ring. Slip stitch to join to the top of the first chain 3.
Round 2: chain 1 then single crochet in each double crochet of the previous round.
Round 3: single crochet, *skip one stitch of previous round then 7 double crochet in the next stitch, skip one stitch then do a single crochet. Repeat from * until you reach your first single crochet and slip stitch to finish. Leave 50cm of wool, cut and pull through the loop on your hook. Attach your flower using a darning needle and the wool strand you left on the flower.
Now remember this is for you to make for your family, friends, charity and not for resale! Please be nice and respect that!