FESTIVE OCCASION HATS (in 4 sizes)

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Sizes:    Baby (Child, Teen, Adult)

 

Materials: 

 

Worsted wt. wool, acrylic, or blends in 3 colors (see chart below) - approx. 25 (50, 50, 50) yds. of Color A, 50 (50, 75, 75) yds. Color B, 10 (20, 30, 30) yds. Color C

 

FOR SOLID COLOR HAT:  85 (120, 155, 155) yds. total

 

Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

 

Tapestry needle

 

Gauge:  3 sts = 1", 3 rows = 1" in single crochet on size H hook

 

Possible color choices

   Stripe Color A   Stripe Color B     Lower Border Color C

 

Valentine's Day:                    Pink                White                          Red

Easter:                                    Yellow             Lavender or Pink       Pale Green or Blue

St. Patrick's Day:                  White              Kelly Green                Golden Yellow

4th of July:                              Navy                White                          Red

Halloween:                             Black              Orange                       Yellow

Thanksgiving:                                    Orange           Yellow                         Brown

Christmas:                             Red                 White                          Green

 

Stitches/Terms:  beginning (beg), chain (ch), decrease (dec), each (ea), half double crochet (hdc), increase (inc),  place marker (pm), repeat (rep), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st), yarn over (yo)

 

NOTES:  Carry colors loosely up inside of hat, fastening off when  no longer needed. Work slip stitch join at end of every round, and begin each rnd with chain-1.

 

Hat

 

Rnd 1 (Color A): Chain 4, join into ring, work 6 single crochet in ring (or use "loop around finger" technique for starting ring, work 6 sc in ring, then pull to close when hat is complete), join with sl st to first sc (6 sc)

 

Rnd 2 (Color A): Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in ea sc around, join with sl st, changing to Col B (11 sc)

 

Rnd 3 (Color B): Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (22 sc)

 

Rnd 4 (Color B): Ch 1, sc in first sc and in ea sc around, join with sl st,  changing to Col A  (22 sc)

 

Rnd 5 (Color A): Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *(sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around, join with sl st (33 sc)

 

Rnd 6 (Color A): Ch 1, sc in first sc and in ea sc around, join with sl st (33 sc)

 

For BABY size, stop increases here. Change to Color B and work even on 33 sts until hat measures 3-1/2" from center of crown. Change to Color C (for border). Ch 2, hdc in ea sc around, join with sl st.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Rnd 7 (Color A): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *(sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around, join with sl st, changing to Col B (44 sc)

Rnd 8 (Color B): Ch 1, sc in first sc and in ea sc around, join with sl st (44 sc)

 

For CHILD size, stop increases here. Work even on 44 sts until hat measures 5" from center of crown. Change to Color C (for border).  Ch 2, hdc in ea sc around for 2 rnds, joining with sl st at end of ea rnd and beginning ea new rnd with ch-2. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Rnd 9 (Color B): Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *(sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from * around, join with sl st (55 sc)

 

Rnd 10 (Color B): Ch 1, sc in first sc and in ea sc around, join with sl st (55 sc)

 

For TEEN size, stop increases here.  Work even on 55 sts until hat measures 6-1/2" from center of crown.  Change to Color C (for border). Ch 2, hdc in ea sc around for 2 rnds, joining with sl st at end of ea rnd and beginning ea  new rnd with ch-2. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Rnd 11 (Color B): Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,  *(sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc), rep from *   around, join with sl st, changing to Color A (66 sc)

 

Rnd 12 (Color A): Ch 1, sc in first sc and in ea sc around, join with sl st (66 sc)

 

For ADULT size, stop increases here.  Work 2 more rounds Color A, then change to Color B and work even on 66 sts until hat measures 8" from center of crown. Change to Color C (for border). Ch 2, work hdc in ea sc around for 2 rnds, joining with sl st at end of ea rnd and beginning ea new rnd with ch-2. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Optional Brim Hat:  If rolled brim or turn-up cuff is desired, work single crochet rounds for an additional 1, (1, 1-1/2, 2)" before working hdc border rounds.

 

If desired, trim hat with pompoms, chain ties, bows, tassels, braids or decorative buttons.

 

 

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