Friday, 7 October 2011

Pom Pom Winter Hat



I made for my sons and their friend. The one on the far left measures approx 9”-10” when laid flat. The other three measure approx 8” when laid flat. This pattern is for both sizes.


Materials
Hook = 6mm (UK)
Yarn = King Cole Pricewise main shade (from left to right) Surf, Purple, Royal and Larkspur. The yarn comes in 100g balls though only half of this (yarn A) is needed for the hat and no more than 25g for the pom pom and edging in another colour (yarn B).
Pom Pom maker
Tapestry needle

Finished size:  approx 16’’ (18”-19”)

Gauge: 1"x1"= 6 dc x 3 rows of dc

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
dec = decrease
* = pattern repeat

How to work a dc dec:
Put the yarn over the hook, then put the hook through the stitch and put the yarn over the hook again. Pull the yarn through the stitch, there should be three loops on the hook. Put the yarn over the hook and pull through two of the loops, put the yarn over the hook and instead of pulling it through the remaining two loops, you should put the hook through the next stitch and yarn over again. Pull the yarn through the stitch, there should be four loops on the hook. Put the yarn over the hook and pull through two loops, put the yarn over the hook again and pull through the remaining three loops.

Pattern:

Ch 3, join to first ch with sl st to make a ring.

Round 1: ch1, work 15dc in the middle of the ring. Join to first dc using sl st (15 stitches).

Round 2: ch1, work 2dc in the first and all other dc around (30).

Round 3: ch1, work 1 dc in the first dc, 2dc in the next. *1dc in the next, 2dc in the next*. Repeat from *. Join to first dc (45)

Round 4: ch1, *1dc in the first 2 dc, 2dc in the next dc*. Repeat from *. Join to first dc (60).

For the smaller hat only
Round 5: ch1, *1dc in the first 11 dc, 2dc in the next dc*. Join with first dc (65).

For the larger hat only
Round 5: ch1, *1dc in the first 3 dc, 2dc in the next*. Repeat from *. Join with first dc (75).

Round 6-7: c1, 1 dc in each dc. Join with first dc.

Rounds 8-10 will be decrease rounds. See the note above for instruction on how to do this.

Round 8: ch1, *1dc in the first 11 (13) dc. 1dc dec in the next dc*. Repeat from *. Join with first dc (60, 70).

Round 9: ch1, *1dc in the first 10 (12) dc, 1dc dec in the next dc*. Repeat from*. Join with first dc  (55, 65).

Round 10: ch1, *1dc in the first 9 (11) dc, 1 dc dec in the next dc*. Repeat from *. Join with first dc (50, 60).

Round 11-20: ch1, 1dc in each dc around. Join with first dc. Fasten off.

You can repeat rounds 11-20 if you wish to make the hat longer.

Edging

Turn the hat inside out and attach yarn B using a sl st.

Round 1: ch1, work 1sc in between each dc of the previous round (not the stitches). Join with the first sc. Fasten off.

Make the pom pom using yarn B and attach to the top of the hat.

Sew in any ends using tapestry needle.

I would love to see pictures of your finished pieces.

You are free to make this pattern for personal use. If you are selling this item, please credit the design to Mrs U Makes... and post a link to the pattern if selling online. Please do not reproduce this pattern in whole or part anywhere; you may add a link to the original pattern.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Mrs. U Make. The circle of knitters and crocheters I belong to is making hats for preemies. (This is our summer charity project.) And this is a really cute pattern. Would you mind if we used it to make a few hats? Of course I would follow any restrictions you apply.

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  2. That would be absolutely fine. I'd see it as a privilege for my pattern to be used.

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  3. I did use the pattern and linked it to your page on Ravelry. Made adjustments to make it small enough for a preemie. I made one boy's and one girl's back in July. (Really slow at posting.)

    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Coukkii/pom-pom-winter-hat

    Thank you for allowing me to use.

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  4. hope you dont mind...am going to try using your Pattern to make Hats for KAS Cuddles...a wonderful charity...take a look....
    Enjoy your triplets..I have twins who are 20(lol a 21 year old and a 22 year old....)so sort of know what your going through...Enjoy

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