FREE PATTERN - YULETIDE WHIMSY HAT
Lets make this the perfect Christmas! Lets make something quick, fun and gift it your favourite person!
Red, white and green scream the perfect combination for Christmas- anything. Add pompoms to that and its beyond anything you can imagine. Make this cute hat this Christmas and add a spark of joy to the festivities.
MATERIALS & TOOLS
Any worsted weight yarn or fingering weight held double. The sample uses Vardhman Baby Soft held double.
Green: 40gm / 75yds /68.5m
White: 35gm / 66yds / 60m
Red: 25gm / 47yds / 43m
4 mm / US 6
16sts x 13 rows in hdc makes 10cm / 4” using 4mm
1. Tapestry needle
2. Blocking accessories for a hat
Finished Measurements: 20”, 22”, 24” (Small, Medium, Large)
TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS
Ch: Chain; Rep: Repeat, hdc: half double crochet, blhdc: back loop half double crochet, St(s): Stitch(es), Sl St: Slip Stitch; M: Marker
1. The pattern is written in US terminology
2. Ch1 at the start of the round does not count as a stitch
3. Turn after every round
With the smaller 4mm crochet hook, Ch11and using the Green colour
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch to the end. Turn. (10hdc)
Row 2: Ch1, blo hdc blhdc in each dc to the end. Turn.
Rep Row 2 - 46 (52, 55 ) times. 48 (54,57,) Rows of hdc in total – The length of the ribbing should be approx 19 (21,23) inches
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use the long tail to sew the short ends of the ribbing together.
Join with Sl St using Red Colour, join with Sl st to the edge of the join.
Round 1: Ch1, hdc in the same st, 2hdc in horizontal length of the next 2hdc, *hdc in horizontal length of next hdc, 2hdc in horizontal length of next 2hdc, rep* until to the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. 80 (90,95) hdc
Round 2: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each hdc until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. 80 (90,95) hdc
Round 3 – Round 17: Until the hat measures 9 inches. You can following the colour changes in the table below are as you desire.
Round 11 -12
Round 13 - 14
Round 15 -16
Fold the hat in half, Join the 2 edges using mattress stitch using the same colour that the hat ended with. Weave in the ends. Adding a pompom/tassel is optional.