Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pumpkin Baby Hat


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This is a hat I made for my new little niece. She will be about a month old on Halloween, and so her mama and daddy asked me to make a pumpkin hat to go with an outfit they chose.  I was so excited to make it!

It’s a fun, simple hat to make, and so I’ll divulge how I did it!

I used Peaches & Crème in Bright Orange and Soothing Aloe (the green).  The ribbon was from a collection of ribbons.

First, I used the Flapper-Girl Hat Pattern to make the hat. If you were going to make this hat for a boy, then you would simply omit the last round (a.k.a: Rnd 11; the shells; the brim) and don’t weave in the ribbon.

Supplies: Yarn needle

Next, you make the leaf, curly vines and stem.  Use green or brown yarn and a 4.0 mm hook (size G).

LEAF (based on a pattern by Julie Chen – Ravelry login required)
This pattern uses Picot stitch: Ch 3, sl st to first ch.
Ch 4
Rnd 1: Dc 11 times in first ch. Sl st to the first dc.
Rnd 2: In 1st dc – sc.
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In 2nd dc – dc, picot, dc.
In 3rd dc – tc, picot, tc, dc.
In 4th dc – sl st, sc.
In 5th dc – 2 dc.
In 6th dc – 3 dc, picot, 3 dc.
In 7th dc – 2 dc.
In 8th dc – sc, sl st.
In 9th dc – dc, tc, picot, tc.
In 10th dc – dc, picot, dc.
In 11th dc – sc. Sl st to top of first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a tail about 8 inches (20 cm) long to use to sew to hat.

Sew to hat so that the tip of the leaf points away from the top of hat.  Attach leaf from side point to other side point. Leave the rest of the leaf unsewn. If you want, you may decide to make another leaf.

CURLY VINES
For first vine, Ch 20. *In second ch from hook, 3 sc. 3 Sc in each ch. Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch (20 cm) tail for sewing.*
 
For second vine, Ch 30, and then repeat between **.
 
Attach each vine near center of hat and leaf. Weave in loose ends.
 
STEM
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in first ch. Sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Work in back loops for this rnd only. Sc in each st. Sl st to first sc. (5 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in first two sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next two sts. Sl st to first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 4: Sc in first three sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next two sts. Sl st to first sc. (7 sc)
Rnd 5: Sc in first three sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next three sts. Sl st to first sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st. Sl st to first sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 7: Sc in first 4 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next three sts. (9 sc)
Rnd 8: Work in front loops for this rnd only. 2 sc in each st. (18 sc)
 
Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch (20 cm) tail for sewing.
 
Attach Rnd 8 of stem to center of hat, covering seams of leaf and vines.  Weave in loose ends.
 
Now it’s all done!  I think it’s so cute, and I hope it will work out for the baby!  I will be making a pair of booties to match!

annavirginiafashion.com - Pumpkin Hat
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