Monday, September 20, 2010

Crochet directions for Joshua's new hat



My grandson Joshua is two months old now. My daughter and I took Joshua and our three dogs to a bike trail the other day and the wind was a bit chilly. Joshua was wearing a cute little baseball cap but it didn't cover his ears. We don't want Josh to get an earache, so I decided to make him a hat with ear flaps. But it also needed a brim because Joshua doesn't like the sun in his face.



I spent that night looking at page after page on the internet but just couldn't find what I was looking for. So I sat down and worked up this hat. It's simple and worked up quickly. I had it done that evening. It's a little big for Joshua at two months but will be perfect in another month. So I would say that the hat fits 3-6 months. Joshie loves his new hat!



I used regular worsted weight yarn for this one but also used the same pattern using baby yarn for another hat which of course worked up a bit smaller since the yarn is thinner. Using worsted weight yarn makes for a nice thick hat that will be perfect for the upcoming cold days. I hope I can explain the directions well enough. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Use "G" or "6" hook.

Chain 4.

1. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (work in rounds for main hat until brim - do not turn)

2. ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3

3. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

4. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 2 sts (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) 11 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3

5. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 7 sts (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 7 sts) 5 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3

6. ch 3, dc in next st, dc in rest of stitches around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

7, 8, 9 & 10. Repeat round 6.

11. ch 1, (sc in next 9 sts, decease one stitch) 6 times. Cut yarn.

Brim

12. The brim will be worked on top of the finished stitching so the brim will stand out instead of down. Working at opening of hat with seam towards the back, attach yarn around one dc, ch 1, sc in next 18 sts.

13. Ch 1, turn. sc in next 18 sts.

14. Ch 1, turn. Decrease 1 st, sc in next 14 sts, decrease 1 st.

15. Ch 1, turn. Decrease 1 st, sc in next 10 sts, decrease 1 st.

16. Ch 1, turn. Decrease 1 st, sc in next 6 sts, decrease 1 st. Cut yarn.

17. Attach yarn directly in back of finished brim and repeat rounds 13-16. You will have two brims right next to each other.

18. Using plastic canvas or other type of plastic, cut out the same shape as the brim. Insert the plastic between the two halves of the brim. Attach yarn at end of brim where it joins the hat on the right side and sc through the two halves of brim all around the brim. Cut yarn.

Ear flaps

19. Attach yarn at the second stitch next to the left side of the brim. Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts.

20. Ch 1, turn. sc in next 8 sts.

21. Ch 1, turn. decrease 1 st, sc in next 4 sts, decrease 1 st.

22. Ch 1, turn. decrease 1 st, decrease 1 st.

23. sl st back to middle of flap and made chain of 32 sts.

24. sc in second ch from hook and sl st to flap.

25. Attach yarn at 9th st from right side of ear flap. Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts.

26 -30. Repeat rounds 20 - 24

Work in loose ends of yarn and you're finished! I'm making a red one next.

5 comments:

Giovanna ♥ said...

awww this is adorable!! I love the color and it looks perfect on Joshua! He's soo cute!
xo
Giovanna
bohomarket.blogspot.com

Catwalk Creative Vintage said...

What an adorable, darling little boy! He is so lucky to have such a thoughtful grandma. There's nothing like a walk in the winter sunshine - especially if you've got a fancy hat like Joshua's. Now what about matching scarf, gloves . . . . . ?

Marjorie said...

Thanks, Giovanna! And yes, Louise, scarf and gloves are a must. As well as some booties! :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Love it!!!!

ChezChani said...

So cute!