Friday, 17 October 2014

The Big Knit - Mrs Flowerpot's Crochet Hat Pattern

For the past few years I've donated cute little hats for Innocent Smoothies The Big Knit  For each little hat sold they make a donation to Age UK to help

I enjoy knitting but my first love is crochet so I made up my own crochet pattern for hats and I thought I'd share it with you.

The Big Knit - Crochet Hat Pattern

(UK crochet terms)

You will need:
Double knit yarn              
4mm crochet hook
Darning needle

Round 1:  Start with a magic loop, make 6dc into the loop.  Pull it closed and join with a slip stitch into the first dc. 

Round 2:  1ch.  Work 2dc into each dc (starting in the same dc as the slip stitch).  Join to first dc with a slip stitch.  12dc.

Round 3:  1ch.  Work 1dc into same dc as slip stitch, 2dc into next stitch,  *1dc, 2dc into next stitch.  Repeat from * to end.  Join with a slip stitch.  18dc.

Rounds 4-10:  1ch.  Work 1dc into each dc.  Join with a slip stitch.  18dc.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Make a bobble to go on the top, if you like.


Work 4 rounds colour A.
Work 2 rounds colour B.
Work 2 rounds colour A.
Work 2 rounds colour B.

Using red yarn work as for main pattern for first three rounds.  Round four, work 1dc into the back loop only of each dc.  Follow rest of main pattern.  This will give the hat a flat top.  Decorate top of fez with a black tassel.

That's the basics.  Use your imagination and get crocheting!

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