Sunday, January 26, 2014

DIY PomPom Hat Pattern



I love this pattern, it's easy and quick to make an adorable PomPom hat for your bestie. Add the monogrammed applique and it becomes a perfect gift or addition to a winter wardrobe. The pattern directions are for a 18 - 20" hat that would fit a 7 - 8 year old. I don't go by gauge, it makes me crazy, just too many variables, I go by eye and sizing. ☺




Hat Directions - Using Acrylic Yarn

Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first stitich, 1 DC in next, repeat around, join to first DC, ch 2 (27 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around, join to first DC, ch 2 (36 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3 stitches, repeat around, join to first DC, ch 2 (45 DC)
Row 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4 stitches, repeat around, join to first DC, ch 2 (54)
Row 7 - 14: DC around (54 DC) do not fasten off, start first earflap
*You can add additional rows if you want a deeper hat

Earflaps

Row 1: Chain 2, HDC 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC across (10 HDC)
Row 3: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 4: HDC across (8 HDC), chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 6: HDC across (6 HDC)
Row 7: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 8: 2 HDC decreases, chain 2, turn
Row 9: HDC decrease, fasten off leaving a long tail

*Skip 20 stitches along the front of cap, fasten on yarn and repeat for second earflap

SC around the entire hat and fasten off leaving a long tail

Attach Color Trim Yarn and SC around hat 2 - 3 times, fasten off

Braids

Cut ten 1 yard strands of the colors used, push through the last space in the earflap, knot close to the top, braid and knot at the bottom, repeat for the other side.

PomPom

Use a mix of the two colors to make a pompom of the size that you prefer, I do about a 4" wrap on my hat

Happy Crocheting!