Monday, February 1, 2010

Crocheted Hats, A Pattern, & A Giveaway!

Lately I have been wanting to make those really cute crocheted hats. I finally found a pattern and made a bunch of them. Of course I had to make four of them before one would fit my son.
I hadn't figured out gauge and such at that time so I just kept on making them till one fit. Finally one did. I think he looks so handsome.
Here is the pattern for this hat. It was pretty easy to make.

-Worsted weight yarn
-Size J or K crochet hook (for adult size hat)

-5 dc=2 inches
-6 rows=5 inches

Beginning at top with main color, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in ring. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Turn each round.*

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around = 24 dc Sl st in top of ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc (12 times) = 36 dc
(You can make this row twice to make a larger hat)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc (12 times) = 48 dc

Round 5-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. I added a different color to rows 9, 11, and 12.

Round 13-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Can fold sc rounds for a smaller hat.

* I didn't turn the hat. I just kept on going in one continuous round.

The other hat I made was this scalloped one. I saw how hats are made and decided to try out making one from scratch. This is what I came up with. I think it turned out pretty cute. The only thing I would change would be part of the top. It pocks out a little bit and I have to figure out how to make it so it doesn't do that.

So, here is the giveaway! You have a choice between one of the two hats I made that don't fit my son's head. One has a circumference of 14 inches and the other has one of 16 inches. I'm guessing both will fit from around 6 months to 1 1/2 years. I would measure your kids' head though.

Here is how you enter. You must do the first one before you can enter the other times. Each one counts as one entry. If you are already a follower and have the button just let me know in a separate comment.

1. Become a follower of this blog and leave me a comment saying that you did.

2. Blog about this Giveaway and leave me your link as a comment.

3. Become a follower on Facebook and leave a comment.

4. Grab my button and put it on your blog and leave a comment.

This giveaway will be ending Monday, Feb 8th. I will announce the winner on Tues, Feb 9th.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff
The Girl Creative



Levi and Amanda said...

What if I already follow your blog and am a fan on facebook? Do I get 2 entires already or do I need to do something else? I'll share your post on facebook, too! :-)

Love the hats, they are so cute! I really need to learn to crochet. I've tried and failed once but I need to try again.

Tierra said...

It counts of course. Just leave a separate comment for each.


The Yorgason's said...

I love the hats! They are so cute.

Levi and Amanda said...

Thanks! Here's another comment then!:-)

I'm determined to learn to crochet so I can make the hats and blankets I'm always dreaming of.

Andy Porter said...

Those hats are awesome!! Cute cute cute kids!!!! Thanks for linking all of these fabulous ideas!

Poppies at Play

Its So Very Cheri said...

Those are just tooooo cute.


Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Love your crafts..I love to craft too! I also love to bake,sew,Vinyl name it..
Wanted to let you know that we are having a free giveaway @
Feb/13th-Feb17th (a Cutie-Pie apron & Vinyl lettering "Kiss the Cook" plate..)
Check it out & if you decide to enter.. good luck...Tahnks..Barb

Analisha said...

I love your site it is so great. I was wondering if you would be willing to post how you also made the scalloped hat? I am not real great at crocheting, but I do attempt to try. :) Thank you for all your wonderful and inspirational ideas!

Tierra said...

Analisha -
I will see what I can do. It might take me awhile though.

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