This is a perfect spring hat that I made this hat to go with a cardigan (see the picture below) as a commission for a friend. The cardigan uses linen stitch (aka granite stitch) for the main body of the cardigan and the sleeves. I love linen stitch it’s very effective when using a new colour for each round and it’s brilliant for a chunky blanket or pillow. Click HERE to see a beautiful grey blanket that I made for a friend using a super chunky yarn using the same linen stitch.
I hadn’t originally intended to make a hat but when I made the cardigan I just knew it needed a hat to go with it and, that the hat and cardigan both needed a pretty flower to embellish them. This works equally well for a boy just leave flower off the hat.
Making a hat was one of my very first crochet projects on picking up the hook for the first time in many years. Since then I’ve made a few but this is my first venture into designing a hat pattern all by myself. My challenge was to use the same stitches in the hat as in the cardigan so that they match. I’m very pleased with the outcome I think it works really well.
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Yarn Patons wool blend aran 1 ball 100g 185 meters Colour Steel 097
Flower – cream and pink Aran weight yarn of your choice from your stash
5mm crochet hook (US H-8)
Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
Finished size; Toddler age 1-3 years, crown width 5.75 inches, hat length top to edge is 7 inches.
This pattern is written in UK terms find a guide to converting to US terms click HERE.
There are no special stitches.
Pattern (UK terms)
Start with a magic circle, leave a tail at least 2 inches long for weaving in at the end. Alternatively start with ch 4, sl st into the first ch, ch 2 11 trc in the first ch. Place a st marker in the ch 3 starting sts.
Row 1: Ch 3 (insert your st marker in the top of ch 3 in each row as you progress if using), 11 trc in the magic circle, close the circle sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3 (12 st)
Row 2: Ch 3,*2 trc in the next st,* repeat to the end, sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch to join(24 st)
Row 3: Ch 3 *2 trc in the next st, 1 trc in the next 3 sts*, repeat to the end, sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch to join (30 st)
Row 4: Ch 3, *2 trc in the next st, 1 trc in the next 5 sts*, repeat to the end, sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch to join (35st)
Row 5: Ch 3, *2 trc in the next st, 1 trc in the next 7 sts*, repat to the end, , sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch to join (40st) check your measurements here the circle should be 5 inches wide, if its bigger start again with a smaller hook, if its smaller start again with a larger hook.
Row 6: Ch 3, 1 trc in each st to the end, sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting ch to join (40sts)
Rows 7-10: repeat row 6.
From here you will work in linen stitch
Row 11: Ch 1 dc in each st,sl st in the ch 1 of the start of the row to join (40st)
Row 12: Ch 1, 1 dc in the same st, *ch 1 miss one st, 1 dc*, repeat * to* to the end you should end with a ch 1, sl st into the starting dc.
Row 13: Ch 2 miss 1 st, 1 dc in the ch 1 space, *ch 1 miss 1 st, 1 dc in the ch 1 space*, repeat *to* to the end finish with 1 dc sl st into the 2nd ch of the starting ch 2.
Row 14: Ch 1, 1 dc in the ch 1 space, *ch1, miss one st, 1dc in the ch 1 space* repeat *to* the end, finish with a ch 1 sl st into the starting dc.
Row 15: Repeat rows 11 and 12 once more 17 rows in total before you cast off check he hat measures 6.5 inches from top to bottom if it’s too long, unpick your work, if it’s too short do another row of linen st. Cast off and weave in your ends.
Small amount of Aran weight wool in colours of your choice I used cream for the centre and pink for the petals.
Colour A = cream
Colour B = Pink
Pattern (UK terms)
Row 1: Colour A, start with a magic circle, ch 1, 8 dc in the ring, pull the ring closed, change to Colour B sl st in the first DC to close.
Row 2: Colour B continued, Ch 3, 2 dtrc in the next dc, ch 3 sl st in the same dc, *sl st into the next dc, ch 3, 2 dtrc in the next dc, ch 3, sl st into the same dc*, repeat* to * 6 more times until you have 8 leaves, cast off and leave a long tail for weaving in your ends.
Attach the flower to the hat in a location of your choice.
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