Monday, October 22, 2012

i have made a few hats to donate for 2 different causes.
one of them is a facebook group collecting hats for soldiers. anyone can join in and they are accepting hats until nov 1st to send overseas in time for christmas. they are also accepting candy donations!
the other one is Hopeful Threads October project to support the outreach efforts of Sew For Kids and providing handmade gifts for the babies and mamas of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota.
i based this pattern off of this newborn pumpkin beanie pattern
so here's the pattern:
you will need

size I-9 hook

worsted weight yarn
(i have used acrylic and wool-both work well)
Stitch Guide:

BL – back loop, CH – chain, HDC – half double crochet, SC – single crochet, SC2TOG – single crochet 2 together (decrease), SL ST – slip stitch, ST – stitchInstructions:ch 38.
Row 1: hdc in BL of 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across, ch 2, turn. (23 hdc)
Row 2 – 44: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn.
Row 45: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn.

You will have a big rectangle, fold it in half

joining both ends, sl st down entire length of hat through both sides, fasten off and weave in ends.
join with sc at top of hat near back seam.
sc evenly around (about 44 sc), do not join. When you arrive back at your 1st sc, begin sc2tog continuously around, until 2-3 stitches remain.
sl st to other side of hole and tie off. weave in ends
viola you have a hat!
it is pretty easy to adjust this pattern for different sizes. to adjust the length chain more or less at the beginning and to adjust the width around add more or less rows.
here are some different size variations i have made from NB to Adult

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