Friday, 3 April 2015

Kayleigh Baby Hat

Kayleigh Baby Hat


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A pretty little hat, in 100% Cotton.  Easy to make, cool and comfortable to wear.  With a pretty flower and ribbon, and a teeny pearl button to finish off the look.  The hat is made using simple stitches, sc, hdc and dc; the lovely texture in the white hat being obtained by using a good solid cotton yarn such as Lily Sugar 'n Cream and working each stitch directly on top of the stitch from the previous row instead of in the spaces between the stitches. This creates a much more "defined" stitch that is really rather pretty!


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Materials: 1 - 2 x 50g Skeins (depending on size made) worsted weight (aran/10 ply) Cotton yarn, (I used Paris Drops Unicolor for the pink hat and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for the white hat); 4mm hook; yarn needle.

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; sl st = slip stitch.


Gauge: 10 sts and 14 rows on 4mm hook in hdc pattern = 4”.


Difficulty:  Easy


Sizing: 0-3 months; 3-6 months


0-3 months Circumference 12”-14”; Length 5.5
3-6 months Circumference 14”-16”; Length 6”



Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.



Pattern:


0-3 Months:


With 4mm hook


Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 1 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 9 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (9)


Row 2: Ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch1, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (18)


Row 3: Ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch1, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (27)


Row 4: Ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch1, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (36)


Row 5:  Ch1, hdc in same st and every stitch around; sl st to beg hdc.


Repeat Row 5 to 4.5”.


Next Row:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), sk 1 st; *dc in next st, sk 1 st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to top of beg ch 3.  (Note:  do not work this row too tightly - try to keep the “stretch” at the forehead).


Next Row:  Ch1, sc in next st and in every stitch to end; sl st to beg sc.


Edging:  Ch3 (counts as 1 dc), dc 4 into same st as ch3, sk 2 sts; *dc 5 into next st; sk 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Fasten off and tidy up ends.


Thread a pretty ribbon through the spaces you made just above the edging and tie in a pretty bow.


Go to 6-Petal Flower




3-6 months:


With 4mm hook and MC


Row 1: Make a magic ring; Chain 1 (does not count as 1 hdc), hdc 8 into ring, sl st to beg hdc. (8)


Row 2: Ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as ch1, then 2 hdc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beg hdc (16)


Row 3:  Ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch1, 1 hdc in next st; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next st;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (24)


Row 4: Ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch1, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 2 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (32)


Row 5: Ch1, 2 hdc in same stitch as Ch1, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches; *2 hdc in next st; 1 hdc in next 3 sts;*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg hdc (40)


Row 6:  Ch1, hdc in same st and every stitch around; sl st to beg hdc.


Repeat Row 6 to 5”.


Next Row:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), sk 1 st; *dc in next st, sk 1 st*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to top of beg ch 3.  (Note:  do not work this row too tightly - try to keep the “stretch” at the forehead).


Next Row:  Ch1, sc in same st as ch1, sc in every stitch to end; sl st to beg sc.


Edging:  Ch3 (counts as 1 dc), dc 4 into same st as ch3, sk 2 sts; *dc 5 into next st; sk 2 sts*; rep from * to * to end; sl st to top of beg ch3.  Fasten off and tidy up ends.


Thread a pretty ribbon through the spaces you made just above the edging and tie in a pretty bow.


Go to 6-Petal Flower


6-Petal Flower


Row 1:  With 4mm hook, make a magic ring.  Ch1, *sc 1, ch3* 6 times.  sl st to beg sc.


Row 2:  Sl st to next 3ch loop; *ch1; (hdc, 3 dc, hdc, ch1, sl st) all into the ch 3 loop; sl st to next loop*.  Repeat 5 more times (6 petals made), sl st to beg ch1 after last petal is made.  Finish off and secure the ends, leaving a long tail to sew the flower onto the hat.  Find yourself a pretty button, sew it into the centre of the flower.


Sew the flower on to the hat, just where the ribbon lies, but don’t attach it to the ribbon directly.  Mama may want to adjust that ribbon and it needs to move freely.  


And voila!  Your pretty little hat is complete!  


©AG Handmades 2015


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