Sunday, February 1, 2015

Free Pattern: Up and Down Stitch Hat - Newborn



This hat was inspired by my late grandmother.  She used this simple, textured stitch pattern to make so many beautiful blankets, one of which my daughter uses every night.  Her dedication to beauty and perfection in her craft inspired me to begin crocheting, and it inspires me still.

For my Valentine's theme, I got my idea from this gorgeous picture of an item no longer available on Etsy.  I made my hat in red, changing to white for the last round, and added a heart applique from Skip to My Lou - though I only did rounds 1 and 2, leaving off the last round.  Perfect for a Valentine's baby!



Materials:
Worsted weight yarn - I used I Love This Cotton in red and a white cotton for the last round and the heart
5mm hook
Yarn needle for stitching on the heart

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sc - single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch



Instructions:

You will be alternating - doing dcs in scs from the round before, and doing scs in dcs from the round before.  Keep that in mind, and if you get off, double check for where you went wrong!

Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3.  Inside ring, [Dc, sc] 5 times.  Attach to top ch of ch 3 with sl st. (10 st)
Round 2: Ch 1.  *In dc, [sc, dc, sc].  Dc in sc.  Repeat from * 4 times.  Attach to ch 1 with sl st. (20 st)
Round 3: Ch 3.  *Dc, sc, dc.  In next dc, [sc, dc, sc].  Repeat from * 4 times.  Attach to ch 3 with sl st. (30 st)
Round 4: Ch 1.  Sc, dc around.  Attach to ch 1 with sl st. (30 st)
Round 5: Ch 3.  Dc, sc around.  Attach to ch 3 with sl st. (30 st)
Round 6: Ch 1.  Sc.  *In next sc, [Dc, sc, dc].  Sc, dc, sc, dc, sc.  Repeat from * 3 times.  Sc, dc, sc.  Attach to ch 1 with sl st. (40 st)
Round 7: Ch 3.  Dc, sc, dc, sc, dc, sc.  *In next sc, [Dc, sc, dc].  Sc, dc, sc, dc, sc, dc, sc.  Repeat from * 3 times.  In next sc, [Dc, sc, dc].  Sc.  Attach to ch 3 with sl st. (50 st)
Round 8: Ch 1.  Sc, dc around.  Attach to ch 1 with sl st. (50 st)
Round 9: Ch 3.  Dc, sc around.  Attach to ch 3 with sl st. (50 st)
Rounds 10-16: Repeat rounds 8-9.
After round 16, finish off, weave in ends.

For the decoration, I made this heart from Skip to My Lou, leaving off the third round.  I whip stitched it to the hat using red yarn.


©2015 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

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