Big Bloom Hat
By: Ellen Gormley from Red Heart Yarns
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Create an absolutely adorable crochet Christmas project this year with the pattern for a Big Bloom Hat. This DIY fashion craft would make an excellent homemade Christmas gift for anyone needing a little warmth this holiday season. If you're a crochet crafter looking for your next project to get started on, this Christmas crochet pattern is just the thing. Pick some fun colors and really make this design pop. The big flower on top is the perfect touch to make a bold fashion statement.
RED HEART® With Love™: 1 skein each 1909 Holly Berry A and 1101 Eggshell B.
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Stitch marker, yarn needle, ¾" (19 mm) button.
GAUGE: 15 sc = 4" (10 cm); 16 rows = 4" (10 cm). Rounds 1-3 = 3¾" (10 cm) in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
(4 Medium) RED HEART® With Love™, Art. E400, available in solid color 7oz (198g), 390 yd (357m) and multicolor 5oz (141g), 230 yd (211m) skeins.
V-stitch = (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st or space.
CL (Cluster) = [yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times in same space, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Directions are for infant; changes for toddler and child are in parentheses.
Hat circumference at bottom edge: 14 (16, 18)" [36, (41, 46) cm].
Round 1: With A, ch 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring; ch 3 (counts as dc), 14 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of ch-3 – 15 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, V-st in next dc, [dc in next 2 dc, V-st in next dc] 4 times; join – 5 V-sts, 10 dc.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * ch 2, CL in next ch-2 space, ch 2 **, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join – 5 CL, 10 dc.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, * [ch 1, V-st in ch-2 space] twice, ch 1 **, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * ch 1, CL in ch-2 space, ch 1, 2 dc in ch-2 space, ch 1, CL in ch-2 space, ch 1 **, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * V-st in next CL **, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * ch 2, CL in next ch-2 space, ch 2 **, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
Infant size only: fasten off.
Toddler and Child Sizes Only-Round 8: Ch 3, (1, 2) dc in next dc, * V-st in next CL **, dc in next dc, (1, 2) dc in next dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.
All Sizes-Round 8 (9, 9): Join B in any st; ch 1, work 55 (60 , 70) sc evenly spaced around; join with a slip st in first sc.
Rounds 9-13 (10-13, 10-13): Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 5, skip 4 sc; [sc in next sc, ch 5, skip 4 sc] 10 (11, 13) times; join. Fasten off.
Round 15: Join A with sc in a skipped sc on Round 13 next to an sc of Round 14; * working BEHIND the ch-5 loop, ch 5, skip 4 sts (including a used st) **, sc in next sc in FRONT of ch-5 loop; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.
Round 1: With B, ch 6; join in first ch to form a ring; ch 1, 7 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc – 7 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join – 14 sc.
Round 3: (Ch 3, 4 tr, ch 3, slip st) all in first sc, * skip next sc **, (slip st, ch 3, 4 tr, ch 3, slip st) all in next sc; repeat from * around, end at ** – 7 petals. Fasten off.
Round 1: With B, ch 6; join in first ch to form a ring; ch 3, 13 dc in ring; join with slip st in first dc – 14 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around; join – 28 dc.
Round 3: Repeat Round 3 of Small Flower – 14 petals. Fasten off.
Place small flower on top of large flower and secure with button. Sew onto hat with yarn needle and B.
Abbreviations: A, B = Color A, B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated;  = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
If you'd like to see more holiday patterns, take a look at the new "Have a Red Heart Holiday: 20 Knit & Crochet Gifts and Decorating Ideas" eBook from Red Heart Yarns.
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