Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crochet Leaf On My Hat





Crochet Leaf On My Hat
Very suttle leaves in groups of 4 are spread over the hat in 2 pattern row repeats.

Size: Medium Adult
Main color approx 60 gm’s
Hook size 4.00 mm. US G/6
Yarn, 8 ply. US 4 ply
US terms used through out pattern
St’s Used:
Sl st = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Special Notes:
Dc 3 together = yo hook, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops on hook,(2 loops on hook) yo hook insert hook into next st, draw up a loop,(4 loops on hook) yo hook draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo hook insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo hook, pull through 2 loops, (4 loops on hook) yo hook, pull through all 4 loops on hook
Skill = beginner +
Time =leisurely 4 hours

Special notes: You will need the 72 dc, basic dc crown pattern to begin making your hat, which is in written form and a video tutorial, located at this link.


Complete your basic dc crown. The chain 3 is the first st of every round

Pattern rows:
 Row 1: ch 7 (ch 7= 1dc and a ch 4), skip 5 dc’s, work (3 dc’s, 3 ch, 3 dc’s) in next dc,  ch 4 , skip next 5 dc’s,  *work 1 dc in next dc, ch 4, skip next 5 dc’s, work (3 dc’s, 3 ch, 3 dc’s) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 5 dc’s,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join round ( 6 groups of (3 dc’s, 3 ch, 3 dc’s) 6 single dc’s)

Row 2: ch 5 (ch 5 = 1 dc and a ch 2), work (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,) ch 2, work 1 dc around the ch 3 group, ch 2, work (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,) ch 2,  *work 1 dc in the next dc, ch 2, work (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,)  ch 2, work 1 dc around the ch 3 group, ch 2, work (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,) ch 2,* repeat from*to* to end, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join round

Row 3: ch 5 (ch 5 = 1 dc and a ch 2), work (1 dc in each of the next 5 dc), ch 2, work (3 dc in the next dc), ch 2, work (1 dc in each of the next 5 dc), ch 2, *work 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, work (1 dc in each of the next 5 dc), ch 2, work (3 dc in the next dc), ch 2, work (1 dc in each of the next 5 dc), ch 2,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join round

 At the end of row 3, your hat may look like a little out of shape, just like this picture


Dc 3 together over next 5 st’s, see special notes above:

Row 4: ch 4 (ch 4 = 1 dc and a ch 1) work a dc 3 together this way (dc decrease over the 1st, 3rd and 5th dc of the next 5 dc group), ch 3, work 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, work 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, (dc decrease over the 1st, 3rd and 5th dc of the next 5 dc group), ch 1,* work 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc decrease over the 1st, 3rd and 5th dc of the next 5 dc group), ch 3, work 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, work 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, (dc decrease over the 1st, 3rd and 5th dc of the next 5 dc group), ch 1,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join round

At the end of row 4, your hat will come back into shape, just like this picture


Row 5: ch 7 (ch 7= 1dc and a ch 4), skip over the dc dec st, skip next dc, work (3 dc’s, 3 ch, 3 dc’s) in the ch space, ch 4, skip next dc, skip over the dc dec st, *work 1 dc in the next dc, ch 4, skip over the dc dec st, skip next dc, work (3 dc’s, 3 ch, 3 dc’s) in the ch space, ch 4, skip next dc, skip over the dc dec st, * repeat from *to* to end, sl st to top of beginning ch 3 to join round

Row 6: repeat row 2

Row 7: repeat row 3

Row 8: repeat row 4

Hat before, making the hat edging
 
Hat edge:

Row 1: ch 2 (ch 2=1 hdc), work 1 hdc in the top of the dc 3 together space, work 2 hdc in the ch 3 space, work 1 hdc in the next dc, work 2 hdc in the ch 3 space, work 1 hdc in the next dc, work 2 hdc in the ch 3 space, work 1 hdc in the top of the dc 3 together space, *work 1 hdc in the next dc, work 1 hdc in the top of the dc 3 together space, work 2 hdc in the ch 3 space, work 1 hdc in the next dc, work 2 hdc in the ch 3 space, work 1 hdc in the next dc, work 2 hdc in the ch 3 space, work 1 hdc in the top of the dc 3 together space,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to top of beginning ch 2 to join round (66 hdc)
if your stitch count is out a couple of  st’s, that’s okay, you can add or decrease anywhere on the next row, this is not an exact size, try your hat on and see if you want it smaller or larger, make adjustments on the next row

Row 2: ch 2 (ch 2=1 hdc), work 1 hdc in each hdc around, sl st to top of beginning ch 2 to join round

Row 3, Row 4 and Row 5: repeat Row 2, finish off weave in ends. But if you want your hat longer add a few more rows of row 2:



Please do not sell my pattern or claim it as your own. You can make and sell items from my hat pattern, I would be most pleased if this pattern was used for a charitable event. I would love to see your completed items.

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14 comments:

sajuki said...

amazing :)))

Gramma goes Blogging said...

your patterns are so lovely, I only wish I could think stuff like this up on my own and have it fit properly. Thank you so much for sharing I saw one of your hats through bobwilson123 on facebook

Gramma goes Blogging said...

your patterns are so creative and lovely. I wish I could think up stuff like this on my own. I saw one of your patterns through bobwilson123. I'd like to thank you for sharing, it's people like you who keep the craft going.
Yarningly yours,
Wanda

ThoseTwinsMom said...

I really love this pattern. I was wondering if it is available for purchase so I can make it for craft sales. Let me know!

ThoseTwinsMom@gmail.com

cats-rockin-crochet said...

the pattern is here free to use, you can copy and post it to a word document on your computer, cheers Cat.

Anonymous said...

Please can you help!!!! I am upto row four and am totally stuck! My hat is not taking shape! When I 3dc I am obviously not doing it right! So I have the 5 double crochet 3dc and then 5dc from the row above when you work dc 3 I work it into stitch 1/3 and then when I do it into stitch 5 do I do it in the 5th dc do I then decrease it with the following dc which is part of the next bunch?

That is a terrible description, but I want to make this for my mum and I am stuck

cats-rockin-crochet said...

I'm so sorry that you are stuck, the instructions are long, but if you break them down slightly it may help. Do one instruction at a time, stop, take a breath, you may have to jot down what is in the brackets, now we know we are decreasing, but we have to decrease in the st's that are stated in the brackets. Have you much experience with the dc decrease? if not youtube it, watch some people do it, that may help, I wish you good luck.

Giggleswick said...

I love this pattern! I'm on the second row and I'm completely lost as to where to go from the ch5. Do we flip the hat around and crochet in the opposite direction or what? I think it's the dc in the middle that's throwing me off, I'm not too sure what to do with it. Not to mention he chain thing you said. Thanks for your help!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

do not flip the hat around, after the ch 5, do this...2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,....there are many instructions, just follow them one by one slowly, it will all make sense eventually, cheers Cat.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted you to know that you are awesome!! I love your pattern and can't wait to try it!

Threadin' Along said...

Thanks for sharing your patterns. I will honor your request, however as I crochet to sell I may use some of your techniques but not all.

Anonymous said...

I would like to crochet the leaf hat pattern, but cannot find how to reprint this pattern. It would be too tedious to copy the instructions by hand. How do I reprint this?
Amy

Anonymous said...

How do I reprint the four leaf hat pattern?
Amy

Cathy Wood said...

I now have a printer friendly version :)