Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Baby Candy Corn Hat


(This pattern originally appeared online at Craftown.com. Copyrights have now reverted to me, the designer.)  
 
Create an adorable candy corn shaped hat for your little one to wear on Halloween, or even for a fun photo shoot prop. This free crochet pattern is adorable for fall, and works up in 1 – 2 hours, depending on your speed. I created a matching pair for my girlfriend’s twin girls and the hats received a sweet response. Trick or treating with your baby, sporting this quirky hat will make for a memorable Halloween. The pattern is laid out for size 3 – 6 months. See my notes at the bottom for making a smaller or larger version.

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Size: Baby (3 - 6 months)

Skill Level:  Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Red Heart Yarn, White, Orange, and Yellow

Hook size: H/5.00mm

Abbreviations:
CC = color change
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
MR = magic ring/loop (tutorial)
RND = round
SL ST = slip stitch

Gauge: 4 dc = 1 inch

Instructions:
Yellow
Ch 60. Careful not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1. Sc in each ch around. At end of rnd DO NOT join. Work in continuous rnds. (Do not join at end of rounds throughout pattern.
Rnd 2 – 8: Sc in each st around. (Piece should measure about 2” wide.)

CC = Orange
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog; repeat from* around (6 times), sc 6 to end. (54 sc)
Rnd 10 – 11: Sc in each sc around. (54 sc)
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (6 times). (48 sc)
Rnd 13 – 14: Sc in each sc around. (48 sc)
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (5 times), sc 3 to end. (43 sc)
Rnd 16 – 17: Sc in each sc around. (43 sc)
Rnd 18: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (4 times), sc 7 to end. (39 sc)
Rnd 19 – 20: Sc in each sc around. (39 sc)
Rnd 21: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (4 times), sc 3 to end. (35 sc)
Rnd 22 – 23: Sc in each sc around. (35 sc)
Rnd 24: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around (3 times), sc 6, sc2tog. (31 sc)

CC = White
Rnd 25 – 26: Sc in each sc around. (31 sc)
Rnd 27 – 35: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog: repeat from* around. Continue this pattern of decrease until you have 8 more rounds.
Rnd 36: Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, sc2. (8 sc)
Rnd 37: Sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2. (6 sc) Finish, leave 6 – 8” tail.
Finish the hat point by flattening hat point between your fingers. With yarn needle, thread tail back and forth through last 6 sc (3 on each side when flattened).
Finish, weave ends. (See image)


Optional Edge:
Find starting place on edge of hat. Sl st to join at first ch sp. Sk 1 sp, 5 dc in next sp, sk 1 sp, *sl st to next sp, sk 1 sp, 5 dc in next sp, sk 1 sp, sl st to next sp; repeat from * around 11 times (for a total of 12 shells). Finish, weave ends.


Notes:
To make a smaller hat (0 – 3 months), decrease starting chain to 50 and follow the decreasing pattern beginning with Rnd 9. Your rounds will decrease in scs according to how many times you repeat the decrease. 
To make a larger hat (6 – 12 months), increase starting chain to 70 and follow the decreasing pattern beginning with Rnd 9. Your rounds will decrease in scs according to how many times you repeat the decrease.
For example, in Rnd 9 the decrease pattern repeats 6 times. (60 – 6 = 54 scs) In Rnd 10, it also repeats 6 times, so you should have 6 fewer scs. (54 – 6 = 48 scs)



You are all done. Happy Autumn!

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Tia

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Originally published at http://www.craftown.com/Baby-Candy-Corn-Hat.html
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