Monday, 15 December 2014

Simple shells beanie FREE PATTERN!

 Recently, I was asked to do a couple of very girly, pretty hats, and I was soooo excited! Don't get me wrong, I really love making all the cute lil animal hats, and sets too, but I don't do many just plainly pretty hats. A customer sent me a couple of photos of something she found on Google. I searched for a couple days online between caring for my kids, my house and my hubby, and nothing. Nada. Zip. Again, I couldn't find any patterns for what I wanted. So, to the drawing board I went. I had a photo to work from, so why not just write another pattern? That's exactly what I did and this was the result. I think it turned out really pretty. This was my third attempt to get the proper size and look I was going for. I ripped the other two out because I just wasn't happy with them. But this one made me happy, and after double checking with my client I whipped up another, as she had ordered two. They worked up really quick, and I loved how pretty they were. I might just have to make one for me!

Materials needed:

worsted weight yarn. (I used Bernat Super Saver in Ivory)
Size H 5.00mm hook
needle for finishing off
Second color worsted weight yarn for the flower.

I made these hats for two year old twins, so they will fit approximately 14"-17" head size, depending on how loose or tight you crochet. Check out the hat size chart to see more on how to check your size.

Hat:

1) starting with a magic ring, ch2. dc 11 more in ring. pull tight sl st to top of ch2 (12 sts)

2) ch2. Dc in same st as ch 2. 2dc in each st around. join with sl st. (24 sts)

3) ch 2. dc in same st as ch 2. dc in next st. *2dc in next st. dc in next st.** Continue from * to ** to end of round, join with sl st. (36 sts)

4) ch 2. dc in same st as ch 2. dc in next  2 sts. *2dc in next st. dc in next 2 sts.** Continue from * to ** to end of round, join with sl st. (48 sts)

5) ch 2. dc in same st as ch 2. dc in next 3 sts. *2dc in next st. dc in next 3 sts.** Continue from * to ** to end of round, join with sl st. (60 sts)

6) ch3. 4 dc in same st as ch3. *skip next 2 sts. sc in next st. skip next 2 sts. 5dc in next st.(shell made)** Continue from * to ** until you are all the way around with one more sc to do. skip 2 sts, sc in next st. sl st to top of ch 3 from first shell made.

7) ch3. 4 dc in same st as ch3.  *sc in middle st of previous row's shell. 5 dc in sc of previous row. ** continue from * to ** until you get to the last shell made. You will have one more sc to do. Insert hook through middle st of previous row's shell AND through the top of the ch3 from the start of this row. yo and draw through all loops on hook.

8) ch3. 4 dc in same st as ch3. *skip next 2 sts. sc in next st. skip next 2 sts. 5dc in next st.(shell made)** Continue from * to ** You will have one more sc to do. Insert hook through middle st of previous row's shell AND through the top of the ch3 from the start of this row. yo and draw through all loops on hook.

9) continue rows 7 & 8  until you have 10 rows of shells made OR until hat reaches desired length. The hat height for a two year old should be between 7.5 and 8 inches. Finish off hat with an invisible stitch.

FLOWER
use contrasting color

1) Start with magic ring. sc 12 sts in ring and pull tail to close. Join with a sl st.

2) sc in first st. ch 3. *skip next sc,  and sc in next st.(loop made) ch 3.** Continue around until you have 6 loops made. Join with sl st behind first sc.

3) In each loop made you are going to make the following stitches to make the petals of the flowers. sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc.  complete all 6 petals, and sl st behind the first sc made.

4) you are going to make 6 more loops. start by ch4. sl st to first sc from row 2. ch 4. sl st to second sc from row 2. You will have 6 loops behind the petals from row 3.

5) In each loop made you are going to make 6 more petals. In each loop make the following sts: sc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, sc. After all 6 petals have been made, sl st behind first petal. leave a long tail for sewing on flower. I use this tail for sewing on a button as well. Make sure it is fastened well, we don't want any little ones choking on buttons.


This hat is so thick and cozy it stands up all on it's own


For a list of crochet stitches and how to make them go here.

**You may use this pattern to sell items, but I request that a link or credit be given back to this site** This is a ©Knotty Knotty Crochet pattern, and may not under any circumstances be sold in whole or in part. Duplication is by written permission only. All photos on this blog are ©Knotty Knotty Crochet and MAY NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES be used to sell your items.



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3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this hat!! :):)

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  2. Hi, can you advice which hook size should I use to crochet this for a new born? Thanks

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  3. You made these hats for two year olds but sized them for 14-17" head circumference? Your size chart shows 14-17" head circumference for 3-6 month size. I wanted to make this in 3-6 month size so I'm wondering if I should follow the pattern as is or make it smaller?!

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