I have a friend from work who has 4 grand daughters and she wanted hats for each child to give as a Christmas gift. Her only stipulation, she wanted them all to be unique. I made each of the four hats a different color and style and for a touch of fun, added a different butterfly for each hat. My friend and her granddaughters loved their hats! Today, I am going to share the pattern for the third hat and butterfly with you as the hat is my own design and a bit different than your usual hat.
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Pattern: Use worsted weight yarn, hook of your choice. Make a slip knot or your ring; however you prefer to start your hat.

1.  6 SC in the ring

2.  Single crochet twice in each single crochet around

3.  Single crochet twice in the first stitch and once in the next stitch. Repeat alternating between two sc and one sc until you get back to your stitch marker.

Note: You should always end on a single stitch after the initial row of two in each, if you do not you miscounted somewhere. When I first started I miscounted often, just pull out to where you miscounted and continue your pattern.

4.  Single crochet twice in the first single crochet and single crochet once in the next two single crochet, as always repeat around ending on one at the stitch marker.

5.  Single crochet twice in the first single crochet and single crochet once in the next three single crochet, continue around ending on one at the stitch marker.

6.  Continue in established pattern until the correct size achieved. At this point you should begin to see the pattern. This is where we are increasing to get a flat foundation for our head.


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Basic sizes: The following chart is basic sizes. Measure from one side of your circle to the other to get your diameter. The height will be measured when you are done (or think you are) by measuring from the top to the bottom.

If you can get the head circumference (around the forehead) of the future hat owner you can determine the diameter. Your starting circle, when you stop increasing, will be need to be about an inch smaller than the diameter of the person’s head because as you work down the hat will widen naturally.

Preemie 1-3 lbs is 2.5 inches in diameter 3.5" tall pre brim Preemie 4-5 lbs is 3 inches in diameter 4" tall pre brim Preemie 5.5-6 lbs is 3.5 inches in diameter 5” in height pre brim 0-3 months is 4 inches in diameter 6 in height

3-6 months is 5 inches in diameter and 7 inches in height 6-12 months is 5.5 inches in diameter and 7.5 in height

Toddler to preschooler 12mo-3yrs: 6 inches in diameter and 8” inches in height 3-10 yrs: 6.5 in diameter and 8.5 in height

Preteen- teen: 7 in diameter and 9 in height Woman: 7.5 in diameter and 11 in height Man: 8 in diameter and 11-11.5 in height

I used http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html to learn sizes but her circumference was confusing to me which is why I switched to diameter as above. I didn’t realize until charting that it’s only about .5 or so in between sizes.

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Back to the hat: 
1. Do one row even of DC around

2. After your first row of regular DC you can start doing the FPDC as described above. Often times the FPDC is alternated with the BPDC but I rather liked the look of all FPDCs together.

To do a FPDC yarn over, put the hook through one side of the DC of the previous row and out the other so the hook is behind the DC and pushing it out a little. Grab the yarn with the hook and pull it through behind the DC, finish it off like a regular DC. 

3. Stop an inch or two (you can see in the first pic it is 4 rows) before you want the hat to end and switch to sc for a nice trim until you reach desired length.

As always fasten off and wear. I suggest you try any hat you make on before you fasten it off so that you can adjust as necessary, I even try it on now and then as I go so I know if it is wrong before I get to the end.

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The butterfly pictured on the hat was made from a pattern found on 

http://dishclothdiaries.blogspot.com/2010/06/2-d-butterfly.html

It is a super cute and realistic butterfly. 

Thanks for reading! Hope you go out today and have a little fun!


 


08/28/2013 11:28pm

I love the pink hat! These hats are adorable. Great job, and thanks for visiting me at OneCreativeMommy.com!

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Kristina
09/04/2013 8:53pm

Thank you! And we loved visiting, we will be back I am sure.

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09/04/2013 11:41am

You did a great job on these! Thanks for posting on Craft Frenzy Friday!

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Kristina
09/04/2013 8:53pm

Thank you, it was fun!

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09/04/2013 9:23pm

Hi, I love the hats that you made. You did a great job and you are talented! I saw it on lamberts lately link party.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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09/04/2013 9:36pm

Super cute!!!

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Kristina
09/05/2013 6:11pm

Thank you

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Rhonda
09/05/2013 11:16pm

I love what you did with the hat. I mean I really LOVE what you did! Come show off your creativity with us at Craft Frenzy Friday. Visit us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com
We can't wait to see you!

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Kristinam
09/06/2013 7:24am

Thank you! I will have to stop by and do that.

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09/06/2013 8:43am

YAY A hat tutorial that is finally not knitting! I mean, I am a bit rusty on my crocheting, it has been a long while, but I have no idea how to knit and all of the cute hats and scarves are knitted!

If you have time you should link your post up at <a href="http://www.mypersonalaccent.com/blog-strut-peacock-style-9/">The Blog Strut</a>! We would love to have you!

Amber

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Kristina
09/06/2013 3:02pm

I love doing hats! I make more hats than anything else. Much fun. We will have to stop by. Thanks!

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Jann Olson
09/09/2013 2:37pm

Such a cute hat and I love the addition of the butterfly! I really need to try crocheting again. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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