I’ll admit that this post’s title is less than what my creative-quirky writing side hoped, but I’m writing this mostly for myself. It’s for the next time that I think, “how did I make that one hat that actually fit me?” Well, if you have a slightly-smaller-than-average-female-sized-head (roughly 21.5 inch head circumference) this is the pattern for you!
Maggie’s Crocheted Beanie
- Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Vanna’s Choice “Honey” (about half a skein?), and then yellow, cream, and brown from my stash
- Crochet Hook Size I
- Darning Needle (for weaving in ends)
- r = row
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- st = stitch
- sl st = slip stitch
- *instructions* = repeat around
R1: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form ring; ch 2, 12 hdc’s in ring, sl st to join (12).
R2: ch 2, 2 hdc’s in ea st around, sl st to join (24).
R3: ch 2, *1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc’s in second*, sl st to join (36).
R4: ch 2, *1 hdc in first, 1 hdc in second, 2 hdc’s in third st*, sl st to join (48).
R5: ch 2, *1 hdc in first five st’s, 2 hdc in sixth*, sl st to join (56).
R6-R18: ch 2, hdc in ea st around, sl st to join. Finish and weave in ends.
For the rosette, I used a simple pattern provided by Lion Brand.
And, for just a touch of color without going over-board, I simply wove three different yarns (double-stranded) around the band of the hat with a darning needle.
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Do you have a favorite hat? I think this one might move to the top of the list for me. Nothing like a fashionable hat that fits perfectly to brighten a chilly day!