I designed this hat in honor of the American Hearts Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign to bring national attention to Congenital Heart Defects. Make one for a loved little one, make one to give. These are simple and quick to make. A fun Sunday afternoon project. This is sized for a 16" diameter hat, 6-12 months old.
To get started you will need
2 skeins of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice acrylic yarn, 1 each of Red and White.
Size G crochet hook
Ruler or tape measure
locking stitch marker
Guage: 4 sts and 2.5 rows to the inch.
Stitches you will need to know: Double-crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Start with a magic circle. But rather than use single crochet stitches. Chain 2 and Double crochet 12 sititches into the circle. Once finished, tighten the circle. This closes it firmly at the top.
Round 1: Add a stitch marker, Ch2,1 dc in the same place, 2Dc into each stitch. Slip stitch the last stitch to the fi=the top of the chain-2 for a total count of 24. Move stitch marker to beginning of next round.
Round 2: Ch2, *2 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat from *to* , slip stitch last stitch to top of chain-2 for a total of 36 stitches. Move stitch marker to beginning of next round
Round 3: Ch2, Chain 2, 1 double crochet in the same place, 2 double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, slip stitch last stitch to top of chain 2 for a total count of 48 stitches. Move stitch marker to beginning of next round.
Round 4: Ch2, Chain 2, 1 double crochet in the same space, 3 double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, slip stitch last stitch to top of chain 2 for a total count of 60 stitches. The circle should be 5" in diameter.
Ch2, 1 dc into into the same space. 1dc into each stitch fro the entire round, end with a a slip stitch into the top of the Cha2. Repeat this round until the hat measure 7- 8 inches. At the 6th inch, switch to white and work for 1 inch in white to add a bold horizontal stripe.
Scallop Edge: *Skip 1st, 1sc in next st, skip next st, 5 DC in next st.* Repeat from * to .* End wth a slip stitch to the the first single crochet.
Heart Embellishment: Use white to match white stripe.
Chain 4. Work 3 tr (triple crochet) into first ch(center), 3 dc into the same space (center)., ch 1, 1 tr into center, ch 1, 3 dc into center, 3 tr into center. Ch 3, sl st into center and fasten off. Use tails to sew heart to the hat.
Sew in all tails.
This post is from January 2016. I switched blogging platforms and migrated my most popular posts. I lost all the comments in the process. So if you've seen this pattern and made a comment in the past, I do apologize. Leave me a new one! As always, if you see an error or have a suggestion, let me know.