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Garden Party Hat

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Make a sweet and feminine hat to wear in the garden or anywhere with this easy-to-follow pattern from Alla Koval. This crochet garden hat would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Sizes for infant, child and adult are all included. Wear with your favorite ribbons and/or crochet accessories. *Please note: This pattern does not include crochet flower pins shown in picture, only the hat. 

Find this project and 18 other Mother's Day crafts in the Mother's Day Crafts: Blogger Edition 2010 eBook.

Crochet Garden Hat

Materials:

Small Hat (CS)

  • 2 balls Shachenmayr Catania (100% Cotton/50 g/136 yds) yarn in Yellow, or any other light weight cotton or blend of similar yardage
  • C-2/2.75MM crochet hook

Medium Hat (CM)

  • 2 balls Katia Bamboo (60% bamboo, 40% cotton/50 g (1.75 oz)/109 yds) yarn in Lime, or any other DK 3 weight cotton or blend of similar yardage
  • D-3/3.25MM crochet hook

Large Hat (CL)

  • 2 balls Cascade Cotton Rich (64% cotton, 36% Nylon/50 gr (1.75 oz/ 80 yds) yarn in White, or any other worsted Medium 4 weight cotton or blend of similar yardage
  • F-5/3.75MM crochet hook

 

Gauge:  First 3 (5, 7) rounds = 4” in diameter (see Diagram3, between points A-B) or 6 (10, 14) rounds = 4” (between points C-D)

 

Special Stitches and Terms:

  • Crab st (backward sc): ch 1, sc from left to right, instead of from right to left (as in sc).

 

Instructions:
Small (infant)/ Medium (child)/ Large (adult). 18-20” head circumferences in kids sizes and 21-22” adult. The difference in size make yarn used.
The hat is worked in rounds. See diagram 1

Body

  1. With CS (CM, CL), ch 4, join with sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
     
  2. Rnd 1(RS): ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 more dc in ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 12 dc.
     
  3. Rnd 2: ch 3, FPdc around same dc as join (increase made), [dc in next dc, FPdc around same dc (increase made)] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 24 dc.
     
  4. Rnd 3: ch 3, dc in next st, FPdc around same FPdc, [dc in next 2 dc, FPdc around same FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 36 dc.
     
  5. Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around same FPdc, [dc in next 3 dc, FPdc around same FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 48 dc.
     
  6. Rnd 5: ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around same FPdc, [dc in next 4 dc, FPdc around same FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 60 dc.
     
  7. Rnd 6: ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, FPdc around same FPdc, [dc in next 5 dc, FPdc around same FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 72 dc.
     
  8. Rnd 7: ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, FPdc around same FPdc, [dc in next 6 dc, FPdc around same FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 84 dc.
     
  9. Rnd 8: ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, FPdc around same FPdc, [dc in next 7 dc, FPdc around same FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 = 96 dc.
     
  10. Rnds 9 - 16: ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, FPdc around next FPdc, [dc in next 7 dc, FPdc around next FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

 

Brim
See diagram 2.

  1. Rnd 1: Beg 2-dc cluster, sk next 3 dc, ch 1, (2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster) in next dc, ch 1, [(2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster) in next FPdc, sk next 3 dc, ch 1, (2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster) in next dc, ch 1] around, 2-dc cluster in last FPdc, ch 3, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
     
  2. Rnd 2: (beg 2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster) in 1st ch-1 sp), [ch 1, (2-dc cluster, ch 3, 2-dc cluster) in next ch-1 sp] around, join with sl st in beg 2-dc cluster.
     
  3. Rnd 3: ch 3, 4 dc in 1st ch-3 sp, [dc in next ch-1 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp,] around, dc in last st, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
     
  4. Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, FPdc around next dc, [dcin next 11 dc, FPdc around next dc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
     
  5. Rnds 5 - 8: ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, FPdc around next FPdc, [dc in next 11 dc, FPdc around next FPdc] around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
     
  6. Rnd 9: Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse (crab) sc in each st around, join with sl st to beg ch. Fasten off.
     
  7. Weave in ends.

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Apr 4, 2014

Still unable to "pin" pictures. FRUSTRATING!

 

Jun 2, 2013

i found this to be huge no matter what yarn i used so after experimenting i found that staying on the 5 dc between fpdc to round 14 then doing 6 then 7 before adding brim made the hat a much nicer size i used an E hook. if you search on this site there are several flower patterns

 

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Jul 18, 2012

I can't believe some people - I counted 17 people asking what a fpdc is! I would suggest you read the other comments before entering your question. To the 17 people who don't know what a fpdc is - read the answer given to the first person who asked!

 

Jun 28, 2012

Ppl looking for the flower pattern may check this out http://edivanacroche.blogspot.in/

 

Apr 1, 2012

I am on row 10 and wonder will I need to use some type of stiffening agent to help the hat hold its shape?

 

Mar 2, 2012

I had to revamp this! I used a D needle and Peaches and Cream thread for the adult hat

 

Mar 2, 2012

what thread do I need for this? and where can I get it?

 

Dec 9, 2011

I love the look of these hats, but I've ripped out the gauge swatch FOUR times. Finally got the gauge right (using a J hook), got through to round 13, and it was the sorriest looking hat EVER. In between the FPdc columns, it puffs out and in (really wavy). When I do the first 8 rows (the increasing rows), it doesn't bowl, like the picture. It works into a flat circle. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Any and all tips are appreciated! Thanks.

 

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