Sebastian’s Crochet Hat

 

Crochet hat for Sebastian at 2 yrs old

 

Using Red Heart yarn, forest green is what I had on hand, and a size F or 3.75mm hook. The hat to the left was crocheted thru back loops only. Plus I decided a little stripe of brown would be a nice contrast. I use American crochet terms, go to this link if you need help translating: http://www.yarnfwd.com/main/crochet.html

I also used a medium to large heirloom winter squash to be the form so I could take pictures!

Instructions:

Using the magic loop method (search youtube if you don’t know what it is) double crochet 12 sts in a circle, sl st in top of first dc and pull magic loop tight.

Chain 2 (counts as first dc) dc again in joining st and dc twice in each st around, sl st in top of first dc (total 24sts).

Chain 2, dc again in joining st, *dc in top of next st, 2 dc in top of next st,*, repeat from * to * and sl st in top of first dc. (total 36sts)

Chain 2, dc again in joining st, *dc in top of next 2 sts, 2 dc in top of next st*, repeat from * to * and sl st in top of first dc. (total 48sts)

Chain 2, dc again in joining st, *dc in top of next 3 sts, 2 dc in top of next st*, repeat from * to * and sl st in top of first dc. (total 60st)

Cap now measures aprox 5.75 inches across (diameter).

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We will now make the sides of the hat or length from crown to base of ear:

Chain 2, dc in back loops only in top of each st around…sl st in top of first dc.

Chain 2, dc in back loops only in top of each st around…sl st in top of first dc.

Repeat for a total of 7 rows. You can end it here, do a row of crab stitch, or continue another 2 rows, do a row in a contrast color, and finish with the main color, and bind off.  I did 9 rows of green, then one row of dark brown, and a final row of green and bound off. Hide the tails, remember the brim will be turned up so hide on outside of hat so they don’t show.

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