Stitches you need to know

YO yarn over - bring your yarn over your hook from the back over the top to the front

CH chain - pull your yarn over through the loop on your hook.

SLST slip stitch - insert hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook.

DC double crochet (US sc - single crochet) - insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. 

TRtreble crochet (US dc - double crochet) - yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook twice.

TR2TOG treble crochet 2 together (US dc2tog - double crochet 2 together) - yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook, insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook twice. twice.

TR-INV-DEC (US dc-inv-dec) - yarn over, insert into front loop only, insert into next front loop only, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook twice. 

CH-SP chain space - the space created by a chain stitch.

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The Pattern

You will need

· 6mm hook

· Chunky weight yarn in red and white.

· Yarn needle

· Pom Pom maker

 

Measurements

Finished product is designed to fit:

• Size 1: Baby/Toddler

• Size 2: Child

• Size 3: Teen/Adult

Pattern Notes

• The pattern is worked in joined rounds.

• To make a plush rim, you work double the amount of rows and then join the starting row to the last row to double it over.

Pattern Begins

Rim

Using a 6mm hook and white, ch 48 [54:60]. Making sure the chain isn’t twisted, join into 1st ch with sl st.

Note: The body is worked in joined rounds.

Note: You can also making a chainless foundation with the same amount of tr sts, this would count as rnd 1. Skip to rnd 2.

RND 1: ch 3, tr into each ch. Join into top of first tr (not ch 3) with a sl st. (48 [54:60] sts)

As you work your rows, you want the side facing you (your rs) to be on the outside of your work.

RND 2-4 [6:8]: ch 3, tr into each ch. Work last tr into sl st from prev rnd. Join into top of first tr (not ch 3) with a sl st. (48 [54:60] sts)

Now fold your rim so the bottom comes up through the middle with your rs facing you on the outide of your work at all times. Both sides of the rim will become the ‘rs’ facing out.

RND 5 [7:9]: ch 1, dc into each st and the corresponding ch.

NOTE: You will find this is a few sts from the same st in the round. If you try to join the first st of row 4 [6:8] you will find it twists. Simply join to the st that aligns with it once folded rather than trying to force it.

Main Hat

Attach red to any st.

RND 6 [8:10]-8 [10:12]: As row 2.

Decreasing begins

NOTE: You can either use a tr2tog or inv-dec with trebles.

Large only

RND [-:13]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 27 sts, dec, tr in next 28 sts, dec. [58 sts]

RND [-:14]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 26 sts, dec, tr in next 27 sts, dec. [56 sts]

RND [-:15]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 25 sts, dec, tr in next 26 sts, dec. [54 sts]

 

Medium & Large only

RND [11:16]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 24 sts, dec, tr in next 25 sts, dec. [52 sts]

RND [12:17]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 23 sts, dec, tr in next 24 sts, dec. [50 sts]

RND [13:18]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 22 sts, dec, tr in next 23 sts, dec. [48 sts]

 

All sizes

RND 9 [14:19]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 21 sts, dec, tr in next 22 sts, dec. [46 sts]

RND 10 [15:20]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 20 sts, dec, tr in next 21 sts, dec. [44 sts]

RND 11 [16:21]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 19 sts, dec, tr in next 20 sts, dec. [42 sts]

RND 12 [17:22]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 18 sts, dec, tr in next 19 sts, dec. [40 sts]

RND 13 [18:23]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 17 sts, dec, tr in next 18 sts, dec. [38 sts]

RND 14 [19:24]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 16 sts, dec, tr in next 17 sts, dec. [36 sts]

RND 15 [20:25]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 15 sts, dec, tr in next 16 sts, dec. [34 sts]

RND 16 [21:26]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 14 sts, dec, tr in next 15 sts, dec. [32 sts]

RND 17 [22:27]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 13 sts, dec, tr in next 14 sts, dec. [30 sts]

RND 18 [23:28]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 12 sts, dec, tr in next 13 sts, dec. [28 sts]

RND 19 [24:29]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 11 sts, dec, tr in next 12 sts, dec. [26 sts]

RND 20 [25:30]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 10 sts, dec, tr in next 11 sts, dec. [24 sts]

RND 21 [26:29]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 9 sts, dec, tr in next 10 sts, dec. [22 sts]

RND 22 [27:30]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 8 sts, dec, tr in next 9 sts, dec. [20 sts]

RND 23 [28:31]: ch 3 (counts a st), tr in next 7 sts, dec, tr in next 8 sts, dec. [18 sts]

RND 24 [29:32]: ch 3 (counts a st), dec, *tr dec, rep from * around. [12 sts]

RND 25 [30:33]: ch 3 (counts a st), dec into base of ch 3 and next st, dec around. [6 sts]

Fasten off.

 

Assembly

With your left over white yarn, make a 2-3in pom pom to go on your tip. You can either use cardboard cut outs or use a pom pom maker.

Wrap your yarn around your maker of choice, until it is very full. The fuller the better, if you’re using a pom pom maker, you want the arms to close tightly. If you’re using cardboard, make sure the centre hole is filled fully (you can use your yarn needle to thread it through the middle).

Cut around the middle with the scissors between both sides, making sure not to let the pom pom explode everywhere. Then take a length of yarn and tie it firmyl around the middle a few times, then trim the shape, making sure to leave the long tails as you’ll need these for attaching. Sew the ends through the tip of your hat and tie securely in the inside.

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