Saturday, January 3, 2015

Preschooler’s Crochet Hat, Free Pattern



Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season!





Originally, this pattern for a preschooler’s hat appeared in my Etsy and Craftsy shops. The pattern sat there for about half a year and was purchased only twice. Hmm, I don’t know, I thought it was a cute hat pattern. Perhaps it’s the advanced skill level of this pattern that put my customers off. I noticed that the most popular patterns in my shops are the easiest ones.



Anyway, I didn’t want all the work that I put into this pattern go to waste, so I’m sharing the pattern here. Please, do not copy and repost it on other websites, and do not sell it. But you are welcome to sell the finished items made from this pattern. 



Size: 3-5 years old


Measurements: about 20 inches in circumference and 7.5 inches in height


Skill Level: Advanced


Materials:


US Hook size G/6 (4.25 MM)










Light worsted yarn, about 170 yards

For the hat shown above I used Bernat Softee Baby



Gauge: first 4 rounds = 3.5 inches in diameter


Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

dc double crochet

FPdc: front post double crochet

BPdc: back post double crochet

* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.


Pay special attention to Round 12 (and the following rounds), that’s where back post and front post double crochets begin to shift.



Ch 4, join in ring with sl st.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), 2 FPdc around beginning ch-3 of Round 1, 2 FPdc in next 13 dc; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 FPdc)

Round 3: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), FPdc in each FPdc around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (20 FPdc)

Round 4: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next 2 FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (32 FPdc)

Round 5: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *2 BPdc in next FPdc, 3 FPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (16 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 6: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 2 BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (16 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 7: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next BPdc, 2 BPdc in next BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 8: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 2 BPdc, 2 BPdc in next BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (32 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 9: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 4 BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (32 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 10: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 3 BPdc, 2 BPdc in next BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 11: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 5 BPdc, FPdc in next 3 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 12: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 13: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 14: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 15: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 4 BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 16: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 3 BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 17: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 2 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next 2 BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 18: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 3 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc, BPdc in next BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 19: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 20: ch 3 (doesn’t counts as a stitch), *BPdc in next 4 BPdc, BPdc in next FPdc, FPdc in next 2 FPdc, FPdc in next BPdc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 BPdc, 24 FPdc)

Round 21: same as Round 12.

Round 22: same as Round 13.

Round 23: same as Round 14.


Fasten off.


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15 comments:

  1. Dearest Olga,
    Guess it is the advanced skill level needed as here crocheting is often a self-taught simple hobby!
    This is such a cute preschooler's hat!
    Wishing you and your family the very best for 2015; great health.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  2. Looking for newborn hats for a local hospital and thinking I can use smaller yarn to do this. thanks for making it a free pattern

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  3. Lovely hat, lovely smile...
    Have a great week !
    Anna

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  4. That hat is wonderful, thank you so much for your generosity.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. so adorable! loving the model, color and the stitches! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  6. This child's hat you made and created is so pretty Olga! I hope you enjoyed the holidays. Wishing you a happy new year!

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  7. It is an adorable pattern. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year to you!
    xx Beca

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  8. What a cute pattern on the hat. I'll have to send this to my mother as that is one hobby I don't do. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. Thank you for sharing your pattern, it is a lovely hat. :)

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  10. Ciekawy wzór :-) Piękna czapka :-)

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  11. This is just adorable Olga. Great job on it.

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  12. Bellisimo!!! como siempre tus delicias de trabajos !!! encantador este modelo y muy detallado el paso gracias!
    Quiero desearte Olga el mas bello y Feliz Año Nuevo!!!! besitos.

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