Monday, July 16, 2018

Reversible Hat

I love versatility, especially with craft projects.  I'm making a hat and diaper cover set to match the WV Baby Blanket I just completed.  So, I decided to make the hat reversible with pompoms on each side.  It's made completely in one piece - so not much weaving at all.

Quick, easy, functional and sure to keep a baby's head toasty warm come this fall and winter.

I used a 5.0mm hook and RHSS yarn in Soft Navy and Gold to complete.  It's double the warmth for certain.

What do you all think?

Reversible Hat
Size:  
Pattern below is for 1-3 year olds (18" head circumference)

Alternate sizes:
1.  To make a Newborn size (14" head circumference), stop increase rounds at 40 stitches, then complete 5-6 repeat rounds before switching yarn color and repeating pattern in reverse.
2.  To make for a 3 month - 6 month (15 1/2" head circumference), stop increase rounds at 48 stitches, then complete 6-7 repeat rounds before switching yarn color and repeating pattern in reverse.
3.  To make for 3 - 5 year olds (19" - 20" head circumference), stop increase rounds at 64 stitches, then complete 8-9 repeat rounds before switching yarn color and repeating pattern in reverse.
4.  To make additional sizes, just make fewer or more increase rounds to get the head circumference you need.

How to determine the number of stitches needed for your head size:
1.  Use a tape measure, and measure around your head in inches to get your size;
2.  Divide that number by 3.14.  The number you get will determine how many inches wide your circle needs to be before you stop increasing the number of stitches in each round.   If you do not have a tape measure readily available, you can go to Pinterest and do a head circumference chart search.  This will bring up charts/tables that will give you the approximate age, head circumference size and length you need to make your hat.

Materials:
--5.0mm hook
--RHSS yarn in Soft Navy and Gold (or your colors of choice)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
HDC:  half double crochet
HDC2tog:  half double crochet 2 stitches together (creates a decrease)
MR:  magic ring
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Special Stitch:
1.  HDC2tog:  yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and come back through the stitch, yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and come back through the stitch, yarn over and pull all 5 loops on the hook through; you have created a decrease stitch.

Special Note:
1.  This Reversible Hat is ALL made in one piece.
2.  This hat can be worked in the round (if so, then use a stitch marker to keep track of starting/ending stitch) or you can slip stitch join and chain 1.

Directions:
1.  With Soft Navy yarn, 8 HDC into MR.  Pull tail to tighten.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (16)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (32)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
7.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 5 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (56)
8-14.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 14, FO and weave ends.  (56)
15.  Join Gold yarn in any stitch with a sl st and Ch1.  HDC in same st and in every stitch around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (56)
16-22.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (56)
23.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 5 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
24.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
25.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (32)
26.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
27.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (16)
28.  HDC2tog.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long tail to weave in and out of the last row to close the hole.  (8)
Pompoms:
1.  I held Navy and Gold strands together and wrapped 30 times around 3 fingers.  Cut and tied in the center.  Then trimmed ends and rubbed together with the palms of my hands to shape.
 
To wear:
1.  Push one color inside the other color and your hat is ready to wear - with DOUBLE the WARMTH.
2.  Turn inside out, to wear the contrasting color. 
Happy Crocheting...
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