Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chunky Girly Snow Hat



Materials:
83 yards Twinkle Soft Chunky in White or other Super Bulky yarn
K 6.5mm Crochet hook
Stitch marker
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations/References
ch = chain
beg = beginning
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
blsc = back loop single crochet
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together


Ch 3, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 11 dc into ring, join to beg of rnd with sl st (12 sts)
Rnd 2: place marker for beg of rnd (move marker up each row as project progresses), 2 hdc in each st around, do not join, do not turn (24 sts)
Rnd 3: 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st* 3x, hdc in next 5 sts (28 sts)
Rnd 4: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts* 4x (32 sts)
Rnd 5-11: hdc in each st around (32 sts)
Rnd 12-13: blsc in each st around, at end of rnd 13 join to beg of round with sl st, fasten off. (32 sts)

Flower - 

ch 6, join with sl st to form ring
Rnd 1: ch 1, work 15 sc into ring, join with sl st to beg of rnd
Rnd 2: *ch3, dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch 3, sl st in next sc* 5x join to beg of rnd with sl st. Fasten off. leaving a 6" - 10" tail for sewing on to hat.

Finishing: Weave in all ends on hat, using tapestry needle and leftover tail on flower, sew flower onto hat.




8 comments:

  1. I saw a Hallmark Channel show today and the lady had a red hat just like this! Very cute!

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  2. Love the hat and attempted to crochet it last night - it did take a little more than an episode of American Idol and was so easy to crochet. Thanks for sharing the pattern. A couple of questions though, I used Lions Brand Wool ease thick and quick. I do not think it is as thick as the yarn you used. I also used N13 hook. The hat came out very, very small. I do not think it would fit a child. Any suggestions? Should I use a P15 and maybe jump to a total of 38 stitches across? Also would love to know the size needle you used for your daughter's hat? Did you adjust the pattern down, or just use 32 stitches? I am new to crocheting hats. I mainly stick with scarves and baby blankets, but would love to venture to something that is not as safe as blankets and scarves where gauge really doesn't matter. Thanks for sharing!!!! Anita

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  3. @Beaches - Thank you first of all :) Okay so to answer your questions: The yarn I used is a super bulky yarn and I believe that yes, the lion brand thick and quick is a bit smaller than the yarn I used. This may be a part of what is contributing to the small size.
    Also if you tend to crochet tighter then I would recommend using a larger hook to make up for the smaller gauge.
    And to make it smaller for a child the easiest way I would recommend would be using a smaller hook and yarn. Such as a bulky (not super bulky) yarn and an I hook for example. I hope this helps!
    Guen

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    1. I used Shetland Chunky, which is very chunky, and the 6.5 mm needle as suggested and it came out way too small. I'm not sure it would fit a preemie.....:(

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  4. tried Bernat softee chunky (6), started with an N hook, switched to a P on round 7. did not like the increase in round 2 and 3. may try pattern again but not crazy about it.............

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  5. I tried it again using a 10 mm crochet hook and adding one more increase row (36 st) plus adding two extra rows before doing the two rows of blsc for a total of 16 rows.....turn out perfect! Love the chunky patterns

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  6. I made this using Super bulky Lion Hometown USA, and an N-hook. Perfection on my head (standard hat size 7 3/4). Snug, but not over tight to where I'd get headaches. I'd make this again for gifting. Can't wait to wear it out and about.

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