Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hamilton Hat Pattern


Here's a new pattern, just in time for some holiday gift-giving! The Hamilton hat is made using sc, hdc, dc, fpdc, and bpdc.  The hdc crown is warm, the sc/dc combination gives the body an interesting pattern and texture, and alternating post stitches make up the brim. Follow the directions below carefully for a XS (14”), S (17”), M (19”), L (22”), or XL (24”) sized beanie.




Materials
2 skeins worsted weight [4] yarn (Vanna's Choice, Red Heart Super Saver, I Love This Yarn) in different colors. This amount of yarn will actually make two hats, if you switch the colors.
J Hook
I Hook


Notes
Do not cut the yarn after each round, just run it up the seam for the next round. Change colors with the sl st that joins each round. Instead of pulling up the color you are working with, pull up the color from the previous round.


Directions

Crown Round 1: With J hook and color A, 9 hdc in magic circle, join with a sl st

Crown Round 2: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch) 2 hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st into first hdc (18)

Crown Round 3: ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch, repeat from * around, join with sl st into first hdc (27)

Crown Round 4: ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around, join with sl st into first hdc (36)

Crown Round 5: ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around, join with sl st into first hdc (45) (4” diameter, for XS, add one extra stitch (46), continue to Body Rounds)

Crown Round 6: ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around, join with sl st into first hdc (54) (4.75” diameter, for S, continue to Body Rounds)

Crown Round 7: ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around, join with sl st into first hdc (63) (5.5” diameter, for M, add an extra stitch (64) and continue to Body Rounds)

Crown Round 8: ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around, join with sl st into first hdc (72) (6.25” diameter, for L, continue to Body Rounds)

Crown Round 9: ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around, skip the last increase stitch, join with sl st into first hdc (80) (7” diameter, for XL, continue to Body Rounds)

Body Round 1: ch 1, sc into first stitch, dc into next stitch, repeat from * around, join with sl st into first sc

Body Round 2: change to color B, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc into the first sc, sc into the next dc, join with a sl st into first dc

Rounds 3-X: Repeat body rounds 1 and 2, sc into every dc, dc into every sc, alternate colors every round (For XS: X=6, for S: X=6 or 8, for M: X=8 or 10, for L: X=10 or 12, and for XL: X=12) Increase X for a longer hat, end with a Color B round. Note: For an average kid size I would make the L with 10 rows, and for an average woman size, I would make the L with 12 rows

Brim Round 1: change to color A, ch 1, sc into each stitch around, join with a sl st into the first sc

Brim Round 2: change to I hook, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout the brim), dc into each stitch around, join with a sl st into the first dc

Brim Round 3: ch 2, fpdc around the first stitch, bpdc around the next stitch, repeat from * around, join with a sl st into the first fpdc

Brim Rounds 4-5: Repeat round 3, fasten off and weave in ends.  (For XS, end with round 4)




4 comments:

  1. Very cute hat, thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thank you. I make hats for charity and love to have something new for the boys.

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  3. I love this hat and have made 3 so far. Thank you so much!

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  4. Great this is a cute pattern. I will try it soon for sure. I have a question. I printed out your "Pattern Resizing for Basic beanie Patterns (NB through XL) 2013/11.
    I've used it many times, so much so my copy is getting ratty. I came here hoping to be able to find it again and print it but I don't see it. Is there some way I can search it on your blog or would you repost it here again please? Thank you.

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