Monday, October 1, 2012

Crochet Strawberry Shortcake Hat

Crochet Pattern for Strawberry Shortcake Hat, any size

This pattern is owned by Amanda Gatton.  You may make these hats for sale, but please credit me, and my blog, www.amandadgatton.com. 

The nice thing about this hat is that you can make it to whatever size you want it by testing the size as you work it, so it can be made for adult or child/baby size.  It also makes a nice winter hat, so use your creativity maybe make it a solid color and omit the berries and stem, you’ve got a really cute hat and it will hold your hair up too!

Notes:

Any yarn will work for this pattern; I just used you plain, old, run of the mill Walmart yarn in the one pictured.  I suggest using a large needle. 

You may want to attach your berries while the hat is still a large flat disc.  Do this before you begin your white rim.

Stitches used and abbreviations:
Ch=chain
Sl st= Slip Stitch
Sc= single crochet
Dc= double crochet
2tog= crochet 2 stitches together, in this pattern, they are single crochet 2 togethers. 
YO= yarn over
FO= finish off

Gauge:

Your piece should measure about 4 inches in diameter after round 2.

Hat:

Rnd 1:  ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch now and throughout).  1 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Ch 1.  Into magic circle created by double crocheting into the chain, [1 dc, ch 1] 6 times sl st to join.

Rnd 2:  ch 4. 1 dc in same sp. Ch. 1.  [1 dc, ch 1 twice in the next space between double crochets] repeat all the way around. Sl st to join.

Rnd 3-5: (for a less slouchy hat, you may omit a round here) ch 4. 1 dc, ch 1 twice in the next space between double crochets.  [1 dc, ch 1 in next dc space. 1 dc, ch 1 twice in next dc space.]  Repeat around.  Sl st to join.

* at this point, your piece will be getting pretty big and should be like a wavy/floppy disc

Rnd 6-11: ch 4. [1 dc, ch 1 in next dc space] repeat around. Sl st to join.

* Here you will be making the band.  If you are making a solid colored hat, carry on, if you are making the Strawberry hat, cut your yarn and finish off.  Add your white yarn with a slip-stitch and proceed.

Rim:

Rnd 1: ch 1 (counts as 1 single crochet) 1 sc in each space all the way around the piece.  Sl st to join. 

* This is where you begin to size the hat so you may vary the way you proceed by altering the way you do your sc 2tog stitching.  Following my pattern will give you a fairly wide white brim, as pictured.

Rnd 2-indefinite: *sc 2tog.  Sc in each of the next five spaces. * Continue from * in a continuous round.  The hat will begin coming together, and forming an opening.  I did three rounds and then wanted to start wrapping it up, so on the next round I did sc 2tog, then only 2 sc in following spaces.  It will diminish the opening faster that way.  Use caution in the end, by testing the hat and ensuring it is the size that you want it.  Before you proceed to the final round, let the hat be diminished to the point that it is slightly bigger than you want the final product.

Final rnd: 1 sc in BLO of each sc around.  Sl st twice at the end to flatten the ridge that has been formed by continuous rounds.  FO

Stem:

Rnd 1: With your green color, slip stich 6 times around the small hole in the top of the hat.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sl st around.

Rnd 3: sc into each stitch around (12 stitches)

Rnd 4-finish: complete continuous sc 2tog stitches in a continuous round to close the opening, finish by slip stitching the opening closed.  FO 

Brim:  

Row 1: join your green yarn somewhere on the bottom edge of the white brim.  Make 13 sl st across.

Row 2: * 1 dc in each of the first 2 sl st. 2 dc in the next sl st. * repeat from * across. Turn

Row 3-6 work back with 1 dc in next 9 dc.  Dc 2tog. Turn. FO

Berry Seeds:

Adding the pink berry seeds is very simple.  Sl st your pink yarn into the hat in the spot of your choosing (I placed them on the puffy parts of the hat, and then a second row above that row and closer to the stem.)  Do one puff stitch (I wrapped the yarn 7 times around the needle) then sl st again to the hat.  I then tied my two ends together in a tight know and cut the excess yarn off.  Just that simple! 

Hope you love this pattern, and I would love for you to share your results on my blog at www.amandadgatton.com or, you could drop me a line at indigosunrise21@yahoo.com.  Also, contact me there if you have any questions!