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So if you’ve read this blog for a while you know that I like to crochet. I started learning a few years ago so that I could crochet a Hello Kitty hat for Annabelle’s Halloween costume, and I haven’t stopped since. I usually get a bit slow in the spring and summer (since no one is really looking to wear hats or scarves) but as soon as that cool weather hits I break out my hooks to start again.
This year for Christmas I got a few gift cards to JoAnn Fabrics. A few days after Christmas I got an ad in the mail showing me all. the. yarn. that was on sale. You better bet your bottom dollar I got to the store the next day to pick up some yarn (and some garland for the mantel since it was 75% off).
I bought 7 skeins of yarn…Seriously friends, I have a yarn problem (I also have a fabric problem, but that’s a post for another day). At any rate, I was going to be heading to a baby shower in a few days, and wanted to whip up a beanie, so I found some awesome yarn, and crocheted this baby up in an afternoon (had I not stopped to take pictures I could have easily finished it in under and hour). This pattern is for a newborn hat, you will have to adjust it for older kids.
I made one for Autumn too. 🙂
And will more than likely be making one for Annabelle.
Here is the pattern written out. If you would like pictures scroll down a bit more.
With the main color
Make a magic circle
Round One: Chain two (counts as first hdc), work 6hdc into circle. Close of circle by slip stitching into first stitch. (7 hdc)
Round Two: chain two (does not count as first hdc) and work 2 hdc into each stitch (14 hdc)
Round Three: chain two (does not count as first hdc) work *2hdc into first stitch, then one hdc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (21 hdc)
Round Four-six: hdc in each stitch around (21hdc)
Switch to accent color
Round seven: hdc in each stitch (21 hdc)
Switch back to main color
Round Eight: hdc in each stitch, then cut of and weave in tail. (21 hdc)
Make a pom-pom by wrapping yarn around your hand. Then take the yarn off, tie in the center (I use floss to get it good and tight), and cut the loops.
Now with pictures
Make a magic circle. Don’t know how, check out. Then chain two. (counts as first hdc).
Work 6hdc into circle (remember your fist chain 2 is a hdc) (7 hdc)
To do a hdc:
insert into magic circle
Pull yarn through
Yarn over and pull through the three loops on your hook. You will be left with one loop.
Do this 6 more times.
Pull circle closed by pulling the tail and slip stitch into chain two.
Chain two (does NOT count as a hdc)
Work two hdc into each hdc from the first round (14 hdc)
Once again, slip stitch into the chain two to close off the round.
Chain two (does NOT count as a hdc). *Work two hdc into first stitch, then one hdc into next. Repeat from * around. Slip stitch to close off round. (21)
Chain two (does not count a hdc). Work one hdc into each stitch. Slip stitch to close of round. (21 hdc in each round)
Change to your accent color.
Chain two, and work one hdc into each stitch around (21 hdc)
Change back to your main color. Chain two, then one hdc in each stitch around.
Now to make the pom-pom.
Wrap the yarn around your hand a bunch of times (I did about 20)
Take it off your hand and tie it in the center (I use floss to get it super tight)
Cut the loops and attach to your hat.
This hat is so easy! It can be whipped up in less than an hour for sure. The bulky yarn makes it go super quickly. 🙂 Now go and make all the hats in all the colors!