It’s finally feeling like fall in the great state of Oklahoma, and I can’t begin to tell you how stoked I am that I get to wear all of my amazing hats and scarves again! To celebrate the beautiful sunny and cool weather I went yarn shopping. I know, I know, I do that all the time, so it’s not really a celebration. We can just pretend. It’s okay.
While I was staring at the colorful and alluring rows of potential projects I came across these lovely skeins of Caron Chunky Cupcakes. It was destiny! I picked three shades, 1 for each kiddo; Blackberry Sorbet for Inez, Jam Session for Ryland, and Berry Blast for Iris.
I wanted a quick to work up project so I could surprise the kids after school with new hats,and let me tell you this yarn worked up like a dream. For Ryland’s hat I used the pattern for the Colorwork Crochet hat that was included on the label, but I wanted to do something with a little more detail for the girls. In true Liz styles I wasn’t quite able to find what I wanted so I ended up making my own! This youth sized pattern is a little big for Inez, but fits Iris well. The finished product is about 9 inches across when folded flat and 9 inches tall not including the pompom. It’s a great fit children between 5 and 8.
What you’ll need:
Crochet Hooks - sized H 5.00mm and I 5.25mm
Steel Yarn Needle
1 Ball yarn - Caron Chunky Cupcake in color of your choice
Terms to know:
Ch - Chain
sl st - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet
scblo - Single Crochet in the back loop only
DC - Double Crochet
dcbp - Double Crochet Back Post
Brim of Hat:
Hook size H 5.00mm
Row 1: Chain 7, sc in second chain from hook, sc 5 in remaining chains, ch 1, turn (6)
Rows: 2- 52 : scblo 6, ch 1, turn (6)
sc the final row to the remaining stitches of beginning chain to create a tube shape brim of the hat, do not fasten off or cut yarn. to begin the top of the hat we will be crocheting around the top of the tube we just created.
Top of the hat:
Hook size I 5.25mm
Row 1: Ch 1, sc 54 evenly around the brim of the hat, sl st to the beginning sc, do not turn (54)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), dc 54 around, sl st to beginning dc, (54)
Rows 3-4: Ch 2, dcbp 54 around, sl st to beginning dc (54)
Rows 5-6: Ch 2, dc 54 around, sl st to beginning dc (54)
Repeat rows 3-6 two more times, fasten off leaving a long tail
to finish the top of the hat use a yarn needle to weave the long tail through the front loop of the top of the 54 dc and pull gently like a drawstring to close the top. Sew the opening closed and attach the pompom from your beautiful cupcake!
Ta-DA! You now have a beautiful handmade hat for your loved ones.