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thanks, hope it inspires others to make one, he has my eyelashes!
Oh, lucky both of you!
I love your hat (and what a handsome son) and thoroughly enjoyed looking at your blog. Great promotion of KAS too.
thanks, i have sent lots of stuff to KAS but before I started my blog, I have photos so i'll try and post some more.
I love this hat, it's so cheery and what a great way to use up the bits and bobs from other projects. Your son sure has great eyelashes, I imagine when he's older all the girls will be chasing him, so sharpen your needles ecozee---(just kidding).
Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern - see photo above by ecozee
I used approx 35g of UK double-knit weight yarn in total although I used loads of tiny balls in different colours. I believe this is equivalent to US "light worsted" and AUS "8-ply" yarn. Apparently, the brighter and more colourful the better for the recipients.
4.5 mm crochet hook.
I used UK treble crochet stitch (trc) for the whole hat except the last two rows which are UK double crochet (dc). These stitches are called double crochet and single crochet in the US.
I made each round a different colour, this makes it easy to count rows and stitches and means you can have fun and use up teeny tiny balls of yarn. Complete each round with a slip stitch (ss) in to the top of the first (chain 3) stitch of the previous round and leave a tail at least 5 inches long for weaving in later. Start each new round in a random place around the hat by joining yarn with a ss and chaining 3 for your first stitch. This means the joins will not be visible and will make it easier when you are weaving in ends. I am not going to tell you to join every round with a ss and join new colour for each stripe – you can remember to do that yourselves!
chain 4, join with a slip stitch (ss)
round 1: trc 12 sts into the centre of the chain 4 ring, join with a ss.
round 2: join new colour, starting with a chain 3 for the first stitch, make 2 trc sts into each of the previous 12 sts (24 sts total), join with ss.
round 3: make *2 trc sts in the first stitch and then 1 trc in the next st* repeat all the way round (36 sts total).
round 4: make *2 trc sts in the first stitch and then 1 trc in the next 2 sts* repeat all the way round (48 sts total).
round 5: make 1 trc in each of the previous 48 stitches (keeping the total 48)
round 6: make *2 trc sts in the first stitch and then 1 trc in the next 3 sts* repeat all the way round (60 sts total).
rounds 7- 17: make 1 trc in each of the 60 sts of the previous round. If you want to make the hat slightly smaller, work fewer rounds here.
round 18: double crochet (sc USA) in each st of the previous round.
round 19: turn the work so you are working with the inside of the hat facing you and make one more round of dc in reverse as it were (this helps stop the hat curling and makes a slightly chunkier looking edge from the right side).
Weaving in Ends
Weaving in ends is much better than simply laying the old yarn along the work and crocheting over it – these pull out and can be seen. Weaving in ends is a bit of a fiddle but sooo worth it.
Thank you for writing up this pattern here, really great for my stash busting exercise. And for making inroads into my DK stock pile! ♡
My yarn pile too, I'm more confident giving it a go in crochet! :)
Sharon B.'s JBRP crochet hat pattern (also available in the beaded version)
DK yarn on a 4mm - 5mm crochet hook
Round 1: Ch 5 and join with a slip stitch in first ch to form ring. Ch2, (do not count as first dc from now on), 12 dc in ring. Join with a slip stitch in first dc. (12 stitches)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch. Join with a slip stitch in first dc. (24 stitches)
Round 3: Ch 2, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st), repeat around. Join with slip stitch in first dc. (36 stitches)
Round 4: Ch 2, (dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st), repeat around. Join with slip stitch in first dc. (48 stitches)
Round 5: Ch 2, (dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st), repeat around. Join with a slip stitch in first dc. (60 stitches)
Round 6-14: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slip stitch in first dc.
Round 15: Ch 1, reverse sc in each st (be sure to skip the stitch made by the slip stitch). Do not join, you will have a nearly invisible join if you fasten off and weave in end.
As above for 11 rounds. Cut yarn and string 30 beads.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slip stitch in first sc. (60 stitches)
Round 13: ch 2, hdc in same st as join, move up one bead to the hook, ch 1 skip next sc, *hdc in next sc,
move up 1 bead to hook, ch1, skip next sc* repeat
around to last bead of round. On last bead of round omit the chain 1, skip ch 2 and join in first hdc. (30 beads)
Round 14: ch 1, sc in same stitch as join, sc in ch 1 over each bead and in each hdc around, skip ch 1 and
join with a slip stitch in first sc.
Round 15: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slip stitch in first dc.
Round 16: Ch 1 reverse sc as in round 15 above.
The hat should be 8 to 9 inches long and 9 to 10 inches wide. The US size for the crochet hook is J or 10.
Thanks for sharing! :D
Thanks so much for posting this pattern, Gitta. I would love to try the beaded version sometime. No worries about losing beads since they are crocheted right in!