It makes a neat slanting pattern that's a bit lacy, but still would be plenty warm. I went a bit crazy with this, and made bunch of hats in quite a few sizes (that light pink one is for me!)
Although all the colors I've used here are traditionally feminine, I think this stitch would work for either a girl or a boy.
I love the way the brim looks when It's folded up. I couldn't find a name for this stitch pattern worked in the round, so I'll just call it Bliss!
The yarn I've used here is Caron Simply Soft from my Consumer Crafts box last month. I fell hard for this yarn-- it's extremely soft and comes in bright colors that are sometimes hard to find in wool. It's also washable, which is a big plus for baby gifts. I do find that it's splitty when knitting with it, so I stick with using it for crochet.
This hat may be a bit more complicated than the other hats in the series, but once you get the Bliss Stitch pattern down, you'll find the only part you'll really have pay attention to are the decreases at the top of the hat.
Materials:Caron Simply Soft Yarn
Size F needle,
Yarn needle for finishing/weaving in ends
Gauge:2 inches = 6 rows in pattern
2 inches = 9 stitches in pattern
*sc,dc,dc in each sc from the previous round. skip the 2 dc of the previous round* Each group of 1 single crochet and 2 double crochet creates 1 cluster.
- Using a foundationless hdc chain, chain 54 stitches.
- From this point forward, we will be working in a continuous round. Work 1 single crochet and 2 double crochet stitches into first stitch creating a loop. *Skip 2 stitches, work 1 single crochet and 2 double crochet stitches into the same stitch* repeat from * until work measures 5 inches
- Decrease Row 1 : place marker *work 1 sc in next sc, work 1sc, 2 dc in next sc* repeat from * until marker is reached (36 stitches remain)
- Decrease Row 2: * skip 1 sc ,work 1sc, 2 dc in the next sc.* repeat from * until marker is reached (27 stitches remain)
- Decrease Row 3: work 1 sc in next sc, *work 1 sc in next sc, work 1sc, 2 dc in next sc* repeat from * until marker is reached (17 stitches remain)
- Decrease Row 4: * skip 1 sc ,work 1sc, 2 dc in the next sc.* repeat from * until marker is reached (12 stitches remain)
- Decrease Row 5: work 1 hdc in each sc around. (4 stitches remain)
- Using a yarn needle, pull yarn through stitches to close top of hat.
- To finish this hat, simply weave in the ends an block the hat. Blocking will really allow the stitch pattern to show through.
This post is part of our Newborn Hatstravagnaza Series! Check out the other posts in the series:
- The Perfect Pom Pom Tutorial
- Yarn Dyeing... With A Toddler Tutorial
- The Bubble Gum Hat-- Free Pattern!!!
- The Pixie Stix Hat-- Free Pattern!!!
- The Bliss Hat-- Free Pattern!!!
- The Everything Hat--Free Pattern!!!
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