Thursday, March 3, 2016

FREE PATTERN: Soft and Sweet Easter Hats

UPDATE: Here's a little info I didn't get a chance to type up yet.  In the Spring of 2015, I was sent an image of some adorable hats by a friend via Facebook that didn't have a link.  I loved the hats and finally found that they were originally in Russian, which I cannot read, and which Google couldn't translate.  A week or so later I searched again, and I found that a woman in Australia had been feverishly working to crack the crochet pattern using the images from the Russian page.  Her pattern was instrumental in determining my own adaptation.
      My pattern is different in that I use worsted weight yarn (easy to find at craft stores and Walmart - I recommend Caron Simply Soft or Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton).  Also, It's available in printable PDF (via Ravelry, click the "download" button), so you can carry a copy of it with you.  Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out this pattern!
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter HatHere is a blog-post version of my Soft and Sweet Easter 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 pattern as your own.


Soft and Sweet Easter Hat


AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter 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. Access FREE PDF here.


Sizes:  (in head circumference)
Baby: 17 to 19 inches (43 to 48 cm)
Child: 19 to 22 inches (48 to 56 cm)
Adult: 22 to 26 inches (56 to 66 cm)
Hook: F (3.75mm)
Gauge:  Using 3.75 mm (F) hook, 21 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) of DC
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft or similar yarn
Skeins: One 6.0 oz skein for main color.  Less than one skein is needed in colors for embellishments (leaves and rosette).
Pattern is written using American crochet terms.

CH 3 at beginning of Rnds count as DC unless otherwise stated.
HAT
FOR ALL SIZES:
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (Counts as Ch 1+DC).
                DC 15 times in first ch. Sl st top of starting ch. (16 DC)
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (Counts as FPDC + ch 1).
                *FPDC around DC from rnd 1. Ch 1.* Repeat ** around. Sl st to third ch of  
    starting ch. (16: FPDC+Ch 1)
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Rnd 3: Ch 3. FPDC around starting ch from rnd 2.  Ch 1.
                *In next st, DC, FPDC, Ch 1.* Repeat ** around.  Sl st to top of starting ch. (16: DC+FPDC+Ch 1)
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Rnd 4: Ch 4 (Counts as DC + ch 1).
                FPDC around first FPDC from rnd 3.  Ch 1.
                *DC in next DC of rnd 3. Ch 1. FPDC around next FPDC of rnd 3. Ch 1.* Repeat ** around.  Sl st to third ch of starting ch. (16: DC+Ch 1+FDPC+Ch 1)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, DC in same sp.  Ch 1. FPDC around first FPDC from rnd 4.  Ch 1.
*2 DC in next DC.  Ch 1. FPDC around next FPDC. Ch 1.* Repeat ** around.  Sl st to top of starting ch. 
(16: 2DC+Ch 1+FPDC+Ch 1)
Rnd 6: Ch 3. DC in same sp.  DC in next st. Ch 1. FPDC around first FPDC of rnd 5. Ch 1.
*2 DC in next DC. DC in next st. Ch 1. FPDC around  next FPDC. Ch 1.* Repeat ** around. Sl st to top of starting ch. (16: 3DC+Ch 1+FPDC+Ch 1)
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For Baby Size, move on to BABY-Rnds7-14. Continue for other sizes:
Rnd 7: Ch 3. DC in same sp.  Dc in each of next 2 sps. Ch 1. FPDC around first FPDC of rnd 6. Ch 1.
                *2 DC in next DC. DC in next 2 sts. Ch 1. FPDC around next FPDC. Ch 1.*  Repeat ** around. Sl st to top of starting ch.
 (16: 4DC+Ch 1+FPDC+Ch 1)
For Child Size, move on to CHILD-Rnds 8-16. Continue for ADULT:
Rnd 8: Ch 3. DC in same sp. DC in each of next 3 sts. Ch 1. FPDC around first FPDC of rnd 7. Ch 1.
                *2 DC in next DC. DC in next 3 sps. Ch 1. FPDC around next FPDC. Ch  1.* Repeat ** around. Sl St to top of starting ch.
                (16: 5DC+Ch 1+FPDC+Ch 1)
Continue to ADULT-Rnds 9-18.
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BABY Rnds 7-14 (smaller heads stop at rnd 13): Ch 3. DC in same sp.  DC in next st. Sk 1 DC. Ch 1. FPDC around first FPDC of prev rnd. Ch 1.
*2 DC in next DC. DC in next st. Ch 1. FPDC around  next FPDC. Ch 1.* Repeat ** around. Sl st to top of starting ch. (16: 3DC+Ch 1+FPDC+Ch 1)
CHILD Rnds 8-16 (smaller heads stop at rnd 15): Ch 3. DC in same sp. DC in each of next 2 sts.  Sk 1 DC. Ch 1, FPDC around first FPDC from prev rnd.  Ch 1.
              *2 DC in next DC. DC in next two sts.FPDC around next FPDC.
Ch 1.* Repeat ** around. Sl St to top of starting ch.
(16: 4DC+Ch 1+FPDC+Ch 1)
ADULT Rnds 9-18 (smaller heads stop at rnd 17): Ch 3. DC in each of next 3 sts. Sk 1 DC. Ch 1, FPDC around first FPDC from prev rnd. Ch 1.
              *2 DC in next DC.  DC in next three sts. FPDC around next FPDC. Ch 1.* Repeat ** around. Sl st to top of starting ch.
              (16: 5DC+Ch 1+FPDC+Ch 1)

BAND
FOR ALL SIZES:
Rnd 1: Ch 1.  SC in same sp. 
*SC in each DC. SC in ch-1 sp, sk FPDC, SC in next ch-1 sp.* Repeat ** around. Sl st to top of first SC.
(Baby: 80; Child: 96: Adult: 112)
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat

Rnds 2-3: Ch 1. SC in each st around.  Sl st to top of first SC.  
(80, 96, 112)

BRIM
FOR ALL SIZES:
Rnd 1: Ch 3.  FPDC around post of first SC from prev rnd.
*DC in same st as the left side (leg) of last FPDC made. FPDC around post of next SC.* Repeat ** around. Sl st to top of starting ch. (80, 96, 112)
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat

BABY Rnds 2-4 or CHILD Rnds 2-5 or ADULT Rnds 2-6: Ch 3. FPDC around post of first FPDC from prev rnd.
                *DC in same st as left side (leg) of last FPDC made. FPDC around post of next FPDC.* Repeat ** around. Sl st to top of starting ch. (80, 96, 112)
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CONTINUE FOR ALL SIZES:
Last Rnd: Ch 1. Reverse SC across each st. Sl st to top of first reverse SC.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
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EMBELLISH
LEAVES: make 3. 

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Ch 10. SC in second ch from hook.  HDC in next.  DC in next 2 chs. TR in next 2 chs. DC in next ch. HDC in next.  3 SC in last ch. 
Turn work so that you continue to work along the other side of the chs.
                HDC in next ch. DC in next ch. TR in next 2 ch. DC in next 2 ch.  SC in last ch.  Sl st to very first SC.  Ch 10 (for stem).  Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing to hat.

ROSE: 3 size options.Make 1.     
          Stitches to know:
V-st
DC, Ch 1, DC
Double V-st
2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC
Shell
6 DC


Row 1: Ch 33 (53, 83). DC in fifth ch from hook (ch5+DC counts as first V-st).
*Sk 1 st. Ch 1. V-st in next st.* Repeat ** across. Turn.
(15, 25, 40 V-sts)
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat

Row 2: Ch 3. In V-st sp: DC, Ch 2, 2 DC (counts as Double V-st)
                *Ch 1. Double V-st in next V-st sp. * Repeat ** across.
(15, 25, 40 Double V-sts)
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat

Row 3: Sl st into Double V-st sp. Ch 3. 5 DC in same sp (counts as Shell)
                Shell in each Double V-st across.
                (15, 25, 40 Shells)
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat

                Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to hat.
                Sew into a rose by rolling the twisty strip together.
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat


FINISHING:
Place leaves on hat in desired placement.
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat


Sew on along stem and only across the center of the leaves from stem to tip (allows for a 3D appearance if the outer edges are left unattached). 

Attach flower to hide the ends of the stems, mainly allowing the leaves to be shown.

Weave in loose ends.
AnnaVirginia Fashion - Soft and Sweet Easter Hat


Done!


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