May 13, 2011

SmoothFox's Kool Kids Hats - Free Pattern

SmoothFox’s Kool Kids Hats
All pictures in this pattern are courtesy of Genevieve Red Shirt
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox  ©2011  Version 2.0
Use a very SOFT and STRETCHY Medium Worsted 4 ply
Color A:  Main color
Color B:  Contrast color

Skill level:  Advanced beginner
Hook Size: H – 8 – 5.0mm
PomPom maker or 4”x4” cardboard square

Size of hat is for a preemie: 5 1/2 - 6 lbs
Head Circumference:  12" 
Hat Circumference = 10" 
Hat Height =  5” to 5.5"

Baby to Toddler approx 1 to 3 years of age
Head Circumference: 14" - 16 "
Hat Circumference:  Approx 14”
Hat Height: 6” (baby) - 7" (toddler)

Special Stitches:
FPDC: Yarn over, insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch, bring up even with last stitch completed, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw yarn through remaining 2 loops to complete stitch

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INSTRUCTIONS for Preemie Hat
Note: Hats in picture are using different variations of switching yarn colors around.  Instructions are for a hat worked in two colors with the bottom few rounds worked in a second color for a roll up brim.  

Using color A ch 4, join with slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Round 1:  Ch 3 (counts as a dc in this and all rounds), dc in ring, ch 1, *[2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times; join with a slip st in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)

Round 2: Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc around, dc in ch-1 sp, *(dc in next st, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc around, dc in ch-1 sp)* repeat from * to * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Make sure you did the last dc in the last ch-1 sp. (12 dc, 12 Fpdc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st,* repeat from * to *,join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (36 dc)

Round 4: Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, *dc in next st, Fpdc  around st,*  repeat from * around; join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (18 Fpdc, 18 Dc)

Round 5:  Slip st into next st, Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Make sure you did the last dc in the stitch that you skipped at the beginning of the round. (36 dc)

Round 6:  Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, *dc in next st, Fpdc around next st,*  repeat from * around; join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (18 Fpdc, 18 Dc)

For a hat without a roll up brim:
Round 7 thru 10: Repeat rounds 5 and 6 at least twice time, if you prefer a longer hat repeat round 5 and 6 an additional time then go to Preemie Final Round.

For a roll up hat:
Round 7 thru 12: Finish off color A after Round 6, join color B with a slip st in any FPDC. Repeat round 5 and 6 at least 3 more times, if you prefer a longer hat repeat round 5 and 6 an additional time then go to Preemie Final Round.

Preemie Final Round:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around; join with slip st to top of beg sc.  Finish off. (36 Sc)  See pom-pom, flowers or bow pattern below.


INSTRUCTIONS for Baby Hat

NOTE: Above picture is the baby version without a rolled brim
Instructions are for a hat worked in two colors with the bottom few rounds worked in a second color for a roll up brim.

Using color A ch 4, join with slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Round 1:  Ch 3 (counts as a dc in this and all rounds), dc in ring, ch 1, *[2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times; join with a slip st in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)

Round 2: Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc around, dc in ch-1 sp, *(dc in next st, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc around, dc in ch-1 sp)* repeat from * to * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Make sure you did the last dc in the last ch-1 sp. (12 dc, 12 Fpdc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (48 dc)

Round 4:  Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, *dc in next st, Fpdc  around st,*  repeat from * around; join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (24 Fpdc, 24 dc)

Round 5:  Slip st into next st, Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Make sure you did the last dc in the stitch that you skipped at the beginning of the round. (48 dc)

Round 6:  Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, *dc in next st, Fpdc around next st,*  repeat from * around; join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (24 Fpdc, 24 dc)

Hat without a roll up brim:
Round 7 thru 10: Repeat rounds 5 and 6 at least twice time, if you prefer a longer hat repeat round 5 and 6 an additional time then go to Baby Final Round.

Hat with a roll up brim:
Round 7 thru 14: Finish off color A after Round 6, join color B with a slip st in any FPDC. Repeat round 5 and 6 at least 4 more times, if you prefer a longer hat repeat round 5 and 6 an additional time then go to Baby Final Round.

Baby Final Round:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around; join with slip st to top of beg sc.  Finish off. (48 sc)  See pom-pom, flowers or bow pattern below 

INSTRUCTIONS for Toddler Hat
Above picture is for the toddler hat with a brim
Instructions are for a hat worked in two colors with the bottom few rounds worked in a second color for a roll up brim.

Using color A ch 4, join with slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Round 1:  Ch 3 (counts as a dc in this and all rounds), dc in ring, ch 1, *[2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times; join with a slip st in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)

Round 2: Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc around, dc in ch-1 sp, *(dc in next st, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc around, dc in ch-1 sp)* repeat from * to * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Make sure you did the last dc in the last ch-1 sp. (12 dc, 12 Fpdc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (48 dc)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in 3 sts, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) repeat from * around, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Round 5:  Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, *dc in next st, Fpdc  around st,*  repeat from * around; join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (30 Fpdc, 30 dc)

Round 6:  Slip st into next st, Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Make sure you did the last dc in the stitch that you skipped at the beginning of the round. (60 dc)

Round 7:  Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, *dc in next st, Fpdc around next st,*  repeat from * around; join with slip st to top of beg ch-3. (30 Fpdc, 30 dc)

Toddler hat without a roll up brim:
Round 8 thru 13: Repeat rounds 6 and 7 three times then proceed to Toddler Final Round.  NOTE: FOR A LARGER TODDLER LIKE A 4 YEAR OLD, WORK FOUR REPEATS OF ROUNDS 6 THRU 7 INSTEAD OF 3 REPEATS.

Toddler hat with a roll up brim:
Round 8 thru 15: Finish off color A after Round 7, join color B with a slip st in any FPDC. Repeat round 6 and 7 four times. NOTE: FOR A LARGER TODDLER LIKE A 4 YEAR OLD, WORK FIVE REPEATS OF ROUNDS 6 THRU 7 INSTEAD OF 4 REPEATS.

Toddler Final Round:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around; join with slip st to top of beg sc.  Finish off. (60 sc)  See pom-pom, flowers or bow pattern below  
OPTIONAL POM-POM
Use a large pom-pom maker or cut a piece of cardboard about 4” square.  Wrap Yarn around square about 100 to 125 times.  Slip yarn off square and firmly tie a 12” piece of yarn around the middle. Leave the tie ends long to attach the pom-pom. Cut loops at each end and trim to a smooth ball. 

Turn hat right side out, thread yarn tail of pom-pom into the Yarn Needle and with Pom-Pom attached insert yarn needle through small opening at top of hat. Working inside of the hat on the wrong side, using the beginning yarn tail and the pom-pom yarn tail, tie together both sets of yarn tails together many times.  Cut yarn tails very short or weave in all ends. 

OPTIONAL BOW:
Round 1:  Ch 4, slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring or using a magic ring, ch 1, sc in ring, ch 5, 3 tr in ring, ch 5, 2 sc in ring, ch 5, 3 tr in ring, ch 5, sc in ring. Finish off leaving a long tail to attach the bow to your project.

OPTIONAL FLOWER:
By Cindy Pippins
Round 1:  Ch 4, slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring or using a magic ring,
(Ch 4, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st into ring), repeat 4 more times, to make 5 petals.  Finish off leaving a long tail to attach the flower to your project.
 

OPTIONAL STAR FLOWER:
by MarieAnge Brouillard
Supplies:
4 mm crochet hook
4-ply worsted weight yarn, colors of your choice
large-eyed darning needle

Using yarn color of your choice ch 4, join with slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc in ring, ch 1, *[2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times; join with a slip st in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Round 2: Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the first Fpdc around, Fpdc around same dc that you did the last Fpdc around, dc in ch-1 sp, *(dc in next st, Fpdc around next st, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc around, Fpdc around same dc that you did the Fpdc, dc in ch-1 sp)* repeat from * to * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (12 dc, 18 Fpdc)
Bobble for centre of flower
chain 4, dc into 4thch from hook, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook leaving the last loop on the hook, *dc into same as first, yo and pull through 2 loops leaving last loop on hook*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on crochet and ch 1 to close the bobble. Finish off.
Thread yarn ends through the centre of the flower and firmly attach to hat.
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com 2011

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1 comment:

Debi said...

Thank you! Everything on one page to make darling hats.

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