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Monday, February 17, 2014

Lucky Leprechaun Hat

The perfect hat for chasing rainbows and finding gold...It works GREAT in the snow too, which is AWESOME because it WON'T STOP SNOWING! :)

Notes:  I made this hat pattern for an adult woman.  I put some notations for changing up the size of the hat.  If you want to make a really small hat you may want to omit round 6 because you would have to put in quite a few decreases around round 8 and your hat will get a 'fat on top and skinny on bottom' look-which is actually kind of cool-it is totally up to you.  Basically, you will want to count your stitches, for me-every 2.5 dc is one inch SO if I want my hat to be 21.5" I want 54 stitches.  

Materials:  Worsted weight (I used red heart super saver) Green, Yellow, black, tapestry needle and H hook

Gauge: 11 dc going across that equals 4"  and for 8.5 rows of dc it equals 4"


1.     Magic ring, ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout), 9 dc in ring (10 dc); join finish off magic ring
2.     Ch 2, dc in same dc, 2dc in each dc around; join (20 dc)
3.     Ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join (30 dc)
4.     Ch 2, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around; join (40 dc)
5.     Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around; join (50 dc)
6.     Ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * around; join (60 dc)
7.     Ch 1, sl st around BP of same stitch, ch 2, BPDC around each dc (but put 6 dec evenly around this round this will give you a hat circumference of 21”.  If you want your hat smaller add a few more decreases-about 2.5 per inch or if you want your hat larger you can omit a few decreases-about 2.5 per inch) (54 dc)
8.     Ch 2, dc in each dc around; join (54 dc)
9.     Repeat round 8
10.  Repeat round 8
11.  Repeat round 8
12.  Repeat round 8
13.  Repeat round 8
14.  Repeat round 8
15.  Repeat round 8 (you can omit rounds 15-17 if you are making a smaller hat because otherwise it might stand too tall for the younglings)
16.  Repeat round 8
17.  Repeat round 8 finish off green
18.  With black, Repeat round 8
19.  Repeat round 8
20.  Repeat round 8, finish off black
21.  In FL only and using green, ch 2, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around; join
22.  Ch 2, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around; join and finish off
Buckle
With yellow, ch 18 and join.  Ch 1, 3 sc in same chain as joining, sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; join and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.  Sew buckle onto hat.


Infant size hat (will have a less floppy brim) (finished hat 16" circumference):
1.  magic ring, ch 2 (counts as dc throughout), 9 dc in ring ; join with sl st to first dc (10 dc)
2.  ch 2, dc in same dc, *2dc in each dc; repeat from *, join with sl st to fist dc (20)
3.  ch 2, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first dc (30)
4.  ch 2, dc in next 2dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 2dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first dc (40)
5.  ch 2, dc in every dc around but put an increase (2dc) in four of the dc evenly spaced (44)
6. In BL only, dc in each dc around (but put a dec (2dcCL); join wiht sl st to first dc  (40)
7. dc in each dc around; join with sl st to first dc (40)
8-13 repeat round 6
14-15 with black, repeat round 6
16. in FL only ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around join with sl st to first dc (50)
17.  in skipped BL, repeat round 16
18.  you will be working in both of the loops to join the layers together from 16 and 17.  ch 2 (counts as HDC), hdc in next dc (both layers), *2 hdc in next dc (both layers), hdc in next 2 dc (both layers); repeat from * around; join

use the buckle from above.

©Dragonbird Creations  This pattern is for personal use only.  You have permission to sell any items you make using this pattern.  Do not distribute, copy or sell this pattern, photos, descriptions or anything other content included in this pattern. 


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