November 7, 2012

Crochet Santa Hat-Free Pattern!



Crochet Santa Hat
By: Carrissa Knox





Materials:
Crochet hook (baby- G hook, child- H hook, adult- I hook)
Medium, worsted weight yarn (red, yellow and black)
Festive Yarn of your choice (silver)
(Pictured: Caron, Simply Soft and Loops & Threads, Festive)
Yarn needle

Stitches Used:
Single Crochet (insert hook from front to back, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook)
Double Crochet (yo, insert hook from front to back, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo, pull through both loops on hook)
Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (yo, insert hook from front to back, yo, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch from front to back, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through first 3 loops, yo, pull through both loops on hook)
Front Post Single Crochet (yo, insert hook from right to left around the front of the post of the stitch below, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook)

Abbreviations:
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together (dc2tog)
Front-Post Single Crochet (fpsc)
Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)

Pattern:  Begin using red yarn. Start with magic circle OR ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a ring.
Ch 2, dc 11 times in ring.
Round 1: ch 2. Dc in same st. 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st at the top of ch 2.
Round 2: ch 2. Dc in same st. *Dc, 2 dc in next st.* Repeat around. Join with a sl st at the top of ch 2.
Round 3: ch 2. Dc in same st. *Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st.* Repeat around. Join with sl st at the top of ch 2.
Round 4: ch 2, dc in same st. *Dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st.* Repeat around. Join with sl st at the top of ch 2.
Rounds 5-11: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with sl st at the top of ch 2.
(Switch to black yarn)
Rounds 12-14: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with sl st at the top of ch 2.
(Switch to red yarn)
Rounds 15 & 16: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with sl st at the top of ch 2.
Fasten off.

Earflaps:
Lay the hat down folded in half. Find the very edge stitch on the right side and count back 6 stitches. This is where you will join your yarn.
Row 1: join with sl st. ch 2. dc in next 11 sts. Turn.
Row 2: ch 2. Dc2tog over the next 2 sts. Dc in next 6 sts. Dc2tog. Dc in last st. Turn.
Row 3: ch 2. Dc 2tog. Dc in next 4 sts. Dc2tog. Dc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: ch 2. Dc2tog. Dc in next 2 sts. Dc2tog. Dc in last st. Turn.
Row 5: ch 2. Dc2tog. Dc in next st. Dc2tog. Dc in last st. Fasten off.
(Repeat for the left earflap)

Buckle:  (using yellow yarn)
Lay your hat flat down, front side up with the top of the closest to you. Find the middle stitch in round 11 (the last red round before the black “belt”). Count back 3 stitches, this is where you will join your yarn, around the front post of this stitch.
Join with sl st around front post. Ch 1. Fpsc around this st and the next 7 sts.
Turn your work 90 degrees counterclockwise. Fpsc across the next 4 sts.
Turn 90 degrees counterclockwise. Fpsc across the next 8 sts.
Turn 90 degrees counter clockwise. Fpsc across next 4 sts.
Join with sl st to ch 1 space. Fasten off.

Edging: (using silver festive yarn)
Join with a sl st in any st of your choice. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st in the ch 1 space. Fasten off.

Finish: Tuck in all ends with the yarn needle. You can also add a pom-pom ball to the top of you’d like!



All text and images created by Carrissa Knox from Penelope Rae at (www.peneloperae.com). You may print and share this pattern but do not reproduce or distribute as your own. Finished products created using this pattern may be sold. It is appreciated if credit is given to Penelope Rae for the design of this pattern. If you have any questions/comments please feel free to email Carrissa Knox at crochet@peneloperae.com. You can view all other crochet patterns and crochet items for sale at www.peneloperae.com

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