New Pattern: Quick and Simple Crochet Hat
Just in time for Easter, here’s a cute topper for you or your little one. Yes, I realize Easter is in four days, but trust me, this hat works up fast! The design is intentionally simple and basic– the idea being that you can add your own touches through stripes, edgings, flowers, etc. The pattern is sized for babies (15″), children (19″), adults (21″) and adult large (23″), so you can make them for the whole family–easily changing the colors and stripe patterns to come up with hats anyone will love. Here is an adorable hat that my tester Jeannie worked up for her daughter in Lion Brand Jiffy. If you’re on Ravelry, click here to go to her project page.
I love it!
And here’s mine, worked in 1 skein of luscious Misti Alpaca Chunky (about 110 yards- I used around 95 yards for the adult hat and flower). The bulky yarn makes it go really fast. Texas’ “Spring” is more like summer to me, but I have always loved making hats and couldn’t resist writing this pattern. I’ve been meaning to write up some “Go-to” basic patterns that will be as cute today as they are a few years from now. Crocheting doesn’t have to be brain-taxing in order to look great, and this pattern provides all of the “wow” using only basic stitches. I worked it up in under 2 hours, so I know you can finish it in time for Easter Sunday! Here are the details:
- Approx. 110 yards bulky weight yarn (shown in Misti Alpaca Chunky, 100% Baby Alpaca, 100g/3.5 oz, 109 yds/100 m, 1 skein in color 9100 lavender)
- Size H-8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge (for hat)
- Size J-10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook (for optional flower)
- Small amount of scrap yarn (for embroidery)
- Yarn needle
Baby: 15″ Child: 19″ Adult: 21″ Adult Large: 23″
Note: Hat will stretch to fit heads 1-2″ larger than finished size.
Gauge For Baby: First 4 rounds measures 4 3/4″ in diameter
For all other sizes: First 5 rounds measures 6″ in diameter
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
RS right side
WS wrong side
The pattern,which includes all 4 sizes, is available for $4 on Ravelry (preferred) and Etsy. You can use this link to purchase through Ravelry even if you don’t have an account. that way you will get an instant link and download, with Etsy, you will have to wait for me to email you, although it won’t be long!
I’ll also be teaching this hat and flower as a class in April at Yarnivore (2 sessions, April 11th and 18th)- check out the calendar and call if you’d like to sign up. (Please purchase the pattern in person at Yarnivore if you plan on taking the class- the price is the same).