Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Fever!!


I have been loving the warmer weather and beautiful sunshine the past few weeks. The trees are all in bloom, and I have serious spring fever! I wanted to make McKinley a hat that would be nice for spring, and I have seen this hat featured several different places. I created this pattern from about four different patterns, so I cannot claim it as my own. I would love to share this creation with you.
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McKinley's Springtime Hat

Sizes:
Newborn Size(measures 16 inches around)
Toddler Size (measures 19 inches around)

Supplies:
Size G (4.25MM) crochet hook
100 grams worsted weight yarn (I use 100% cotton yarn)
Tapestry needle

Notes:
1. In this pattern, unless noted otherwise, the ch2 at the beginning of the round DOES NOT count as the first stitch.
2. This pattern is made using 100% cotton yarn, cotton yarn may stretch over time, so it is made a bit tighter to compensate for that.
3. The crochet stitches are worked under both top threads.
4. To make the flower, I got the free flower pattern here http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-crochet-flower-video-tutorial.html:
Gauge: 4 stitches and 5 rows= 1 inch in single crochet
Abbreviations:
Chain (ch), Slip Stitch (sl st), Single Crochet (sc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Double Crochet (dc), stitch (st), stitches (sts).
 
 
Newborn Size:
Foundation: ch4, join with sl st in first st to make a ring.
Round 1: ch2, 9 hdc in ring, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2: ch2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: ch2, *2 hdc in first st, 1hdc in next st* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: ch2, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: ch2, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (45 sts)
(for the remaining rounds, ch2 DOES count as a stitch)
Round 6: ch2, 2 dc in next st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st.
Round 7: ch2, skip next 2sts, *3 dc in space between the shell, skip 2 sts* repeat from * around, when you get to the end, do 2 dc in space and then connect it to the ch2 at the beginning of the round with a sl st. (by doing this, the ch 2 and the 2 dc become a shell with 3 stitches.)
Rounds 8 and 10: repeat round 6
Rounds 9 and 11: repeat round 7
Round 12-14: ch1, sc around, join to first st with a sl st.
Try not to crochet the sc rounds too tightly as it will not have enough give around the head.
To finish: Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends with a tapestry needle.
Edging instructions are at the end. 
 
Toddler Size:
Foundation: ch4, join with sl st in first st to make a ring.
Round 1: ch2, 9 hdc in ring, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2: ch2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: ch2, *2 hdc in first st, 1hdc in next st* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: ch2, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: ch2, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (45 sts)
Round 6: ch 2, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (54 sts)
Round 7: ch 2, *2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st. (63 sts)
(for the remaining rounds, ch2 DOES count as a stitch)
Round 8: ch2, 2 dc in next st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st* repeat from * around, join to ch2 space with a sl st.
Round 9: ch2, skip next 2sts, *3 dc in space between the shell, skip 2 sts* repeat from * around, when you get to the end, do 2 dc in space and then connect it to the ch2 at the beginning of the round with a sl st. (by doing this, the ch 2 and the 2 dc become a shell with 3 stitches.)
Rounds 10 and 12: repeat round 8
Rounds 11 and 13: repeat round 9
Round 14-20: ch1, sc around, join to first st with a sl st.
Try not to crochet the sc rounds too tightly as it will not have enough give around the head.
To finish: Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends with a tapestry needle.
Edging instructions at the end of pattern
To make Edge: cut a length of a contrasting color yarn 3 times the size of the hat. Thread the yarn into a tapestry needle, start by going through a stitch leaving about a 4 inch tail. Weave through each stitch until you reach the end of the round.

Fasten off the ends using a square knot and then weave in the ends. I hope you enjoy making this hat as much as I did!

15 comments:

  1. I found your hat on Ravelry, and it is adorable!!! You are very gifted :) I can't wait to see how mine turns out!

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  2. ola...
    muito lindo seu blog...
    abraços

    http://velvetartescomlinhas.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hola, te felicito por tu blog.
    It is very nice. Kisses

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  4. HOLA AMIGA¡¡¡ AGREGA EL TRADUCTOR ASÍ PODEMOS LEER EN ESPAÑOL, EL INTERESANTE BLOG QUE POSEES DESDE YA MUY AGRADECIDA, TERE

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  5. HOLA, ESTAN PRECIOSOS LOS GORRITOS, PERO ME GUSTARIA PODER LEER LAS INDICACIONES EN ESPAÑOL, GRACIAS

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  6. Thanks for pattern! It is very pretty!

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  7. Adorable pattern! Found it through Ravelry and just made one tonight while watching TV. So quick and easy and cute. I think I'll plan to make a few more.

    I blogged about it on my blog here: http://lillyjean.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-crochet-baby-hat.html

    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. LOVE this hat! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  9. hi!this hat is simply wonderful!I was wondering if it would be possible to make it for a woman...can you help me with the right modifications?
    Thank you!!!
    Have a nice day!

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  10. So cute! I'm going to try it today. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Making it for new g daughter Ella today....Thx for pattern!!!

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  12. I made this for my niece it was awesome!!! my sister liked it so much she asked for one for her. I am just guessing at how to make it bigger for an adult head from how you adjusted from nb to toddler. thanks so much for the pattern it is amazing!!

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  13. Wow, thank you, for such a Fab free pattern, i knit n crochet on a budget, So always looking for freebies. many thanks. Linda

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  14. Thanks so much for your pattern! I made a cute little hat for my niece. And am sure making more hats in the foreseeable future :-)

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  15. How could I adjust this for an adult size? I am currently making hats for adult cancer patients and thought this would be the perfect hat. Thanks.

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