Monday, November 22, 2010

Baby Flapper-Girl Hat *Pattern*


UPDATE: Do you need to make some cute booties to go with this hat? Check out my free pattern: Baby Booties for Boy or Girl!
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Here is a blog-post version of my baby hat pattern.  You may print a copy of this post.  Click on a photo to enlarge. The pattern is also a free PDF via Ravelry.  You will need the latest version of Adobe to open the PDF.   Please do not sell or redistribute as your own.  Since I sell these hats, please do not make them for personal profit.






Baby Flapper-Girl Hat
AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat
If you have questions about this pattern or need help with a particular problem, let me know! I'm happy to answer any questions.  You can leave a comment below, email me at shopannavirginia@gmail.com, or send a message via my website contact page.

Hooks: Newborn hat, (14” or 35.5 cm), use use 4.0 mm (G)
0-3 mos, (16” or 40.5 cm) hat, use 4.0 mm (G)
3-6 mos, (17” or 44.5 cm) hat, use 5.0 mm (H)
6-12 mos, (19” or 48 cm) hat, use 5.5 mm (I)
Gauge: Using a 4.0 mm (G) hook, 16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) of dc
Yarn:  Peaches & Crème OR Sugar ‘n Cream 4-ply Worsted cotton yarn.
Skeins: One 2.5 oz skein.

*Notes: Beginning Ch 3 does NOT count as a dc.  Begin first st instructions in the same st as the chs.  Numbers in parentheses are the st count at the end of the round.
 
CAP
Rnd 1: Ch 4. 
10 dc in first ch.  Sl st to top of first dc, forming a circle. (10)
AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat
Rnd 2: Ch 3
2 dc in each st.  Sl st to top of first dc. (20)
AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat
Rnd 3: Ch 3
2 dc, 1 dc.  Repeat to end of rnd.
 Sl st to top of first dc.  (30)
Rnd 4: Ch 3
           2 dc, 1 dc in next two sts.  Repeat to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.  (40)
Rnd 5 (Skip for Newborn hat): Ch 3
           2 dc, 1 dc in next three sts.  Repeat to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.  (50)
Rnds 6-10 (Skip 10 for Newborn hat):
           Ch 3
           1 dc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.  (50)
AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat
 

BRIM
Rnd 11: Shell st as follows: Sc in st, Sk 1 st, (dc 5 times) in next st, sk 1 st. 
           Repeat shell st to end of round.  In last 4 sts: make shell, sk 2 sts, sc in last st and sl st to first sc.
AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat

Fasten off, weave in loose end.

Weave ribbon as desired (fastest way is by threading ribbon through a yarn needle) in Round 9, tie a bow.
AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat

EMBELLISH
Add contrasting color border to lower part of cap, stripes, or add flowers, buttons and/or embroidery.
Done!
AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat
UPDATE 11/9/2012:  A lot of you have asked for a diagram, so here is the little picture I drew up in paint. This is what I have emailed to those who have requested it!  Click on the picture to see it enlarged.

AnnaVirginia Fashion: FREE Crochet Pattern Flapper-Girl Baby Hat


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This pattern is licensed for personal use only. 
No item made using this pattern may be sold.
All Rights Reserved.
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28 comments:

  1. Do you have gauge details as I am from Australia and we dont have the same yarn weights so I need to make the pattern work with an Australian 8ply wool??

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  2. Kooklah,

    Let me measure really quick... I've been wanting to perfect my skills and increase my pattern's value and start including gauge, so this is good!

    Okay, here it is:
    16 stitches = 4 inches
    8 rows = 4 inches

    Hopefully that helps!

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  3. You are wonderful! It's really great to see someone sharing patterns with the caveat that the items made can't be sold!!! Let's hope it catches on....how clever!

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  4. DianeR,

    I'm so glad that you like my stipulation! I've thought that it often makes people upset, but I'm not keeping them from modifying it and making it uniquely theirs. :) Good to hear from someone that doesn't view that negatively! Thanks!

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  5. I am new at making hats and I am having a hard time understanding rounds 4 and 5. Could you please clarify, Am I just doing 3 dc in next 2 stitches or continuing with 2 dc in one stitch then next one dc in next stitch. My end of row count is always off. Thank you for your help.

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    1. Bernie,

      I sent a reply to your email (since you asked the same question in both places and I happened to get the email one first).

      ~Anna

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    2. Can u send me the answer to this question? I'm having trouble as well.

      Misty

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  6. This is such a cute hat! Thanks for sharing, I am new to crocheting and the instructions were great and easy to follow. I was able to make 2 in a few hours... The first one ended up doll size, but I figured out what I did wrong and the next one I made was newborn size and super cute. Thanks again!

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    1. Stephanie,

      I'm so glad the pattern worked for you! That's great to know. And with the doll size hat, you can have a matching one for baby and dolly. :)

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  7. Thank you Anna. Lovely, cute hat!
    Stephanie.

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  8. I love this pattern and I'm new to crocheting as well. I'm confused as to how to keep from getting a hole in the middle if that make since? After I dc 10 in the first ch, I have a hole in the center of my circle. Any idea as to what I'm doing wrong?

    Thanks,
    Misty

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  9. Never,ind my first comment I figured it out but I do have the same question as Bernie did about round 4.

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    1. I'm sorry it's got you confused! Let me see if I can help...

      Just to help you see the pattern, here's how it works from Round 1. By the way, the chains at the beginning of each row do *not* count as dc.

      Rnd 1: ch 4, 10 dc in first ch (10 dc)
      Rnd 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each st (20 dc)
      Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc, 1 dc around (30 dc) -- that means in the first stitch, you do 2 dc. In the next stitch, you do 1 dc. Then you repeat the 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc until you get back to the beginning.
      Rnd 4: ch 3, 2 dc, 1 dc in next 2 sts (40 dc) -- in the first stitch, do 2 dc. The 2 next stitches only get 1 dc each. Then you do 2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 1dc until you get around.
      Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc, 1 dc in next 3 sts (50 dc).

      If that still doesn't help, I can email you a diagram... I don't think I can upload a picture in the comments. Let me know if you're still confused!

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  10. Anna,

    This person on Etsy.com is trying to sell your pattern. I have Reported her and just thought you should know so you can make sure she doesn't do it again. Here is the link:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/86845688/pattern-flapper-girl-hat-pdf-crochet?confirm_reported=1

    P.S. I LOVE this pattern and I use it as a basis for almost ALL of my hats that I make!!

    -Nicole R.

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    1. Hi Nicole! Actually, that's my Etsy shop... LOL. I have to pay to have them listed on Etsy (20 cents a listing) and I also have to pay a percentage when it "sells." It turns out that more people find my patterns via Etsy (where I have to pay) than at Ravelry (where I pay less) and my blog (where I pay nothing!). So, I have my FREE patterns for sale at-cost on Etsy. Thanks for keeping your eyes open for me, though! :)

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    2. Well, this is awkward, lol! Sorry about that then. :)

      -Nicole R.

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  11. Hi Anna,

    Could you please email me a diagram?

    Thank you!

    Sean

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    1. I've got a diagram, but I don't have your email address! I tried following the link on your name, but I don't see any contact info there. Send me an email at shopannavirginia@gmail.com so that I can send you the crochet chart!

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  12. I would like to make one for a toddler? How can I do that? Add extra rounds? Thanks so much. LOVE this pattern:)

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    1. I know that if I crochet 11 dc in the first round (and increase accordingly) and do 6 increasing rounds and 6 regular rounds (for a total of 12 rounds), then I get an adult-sized hat.

      I would try either using a bigger crochet hook (I know that using the "I" hook works for my toddlers' heads - they both have 19 inch head circumferences).

      Or you could try adding another increasing row and see how that works. But, if you add another increasing row, I would go with a smaller hook (start with G or H).

      Good luck! I'd love to hear how it works out!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern Anna! There are many expected babies soon at my church and I thought this would be a cute gift idea and would help me with giving something unique and made with love without going broke in the process, LOL! So far tonight I've done two.

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  14. Hi! My english is not so good, but I hope that you understand what I mean. I wish you send me diagram on my email - daliborkaberi@yahoo.com.

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    1. Hi Daba,

      I tried you email but it didn't work. Please send me an email address and I'll try again!

      ~Anna

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  15. Hello, can you send me a diagram also. Thanks wearebramlett@windstream.net

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  16. Hi, thanks for answer..I see that I write my email wrong...my email is daliborkaberic@yahoo.com. Sorry, my english is not so good :-).

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  17. What a darling pattern! I really appreciate that you provide a step by step photo tutorial along with the pattern (I am a longtime knitting but new to crochet and I am looking to try different stitch patterns!) Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad it's a helpful pattern! Thanks for letting me know - I'll keep it up!

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