Friday, May 15, 2020

Rumpelstiltskin Kitty Hat

The griddle stitch pattern creates a soft texture ideal for any fabric and occasion! 

*The griddle stitch is an alternating pattern between SC and DC. Make SC stitches in DC stitches from previous row, then DC in the SC from previous row. Each row should always start with a SC and end with a DC, Chain 1 and turn.

Sizes: Newborn - Adult 
(Hat  Circumference x Hat Height)
0-3 months: 12”x 4”
3-6 months: 14”x 5”
6-12 months: 16”x 6”
Toddler/1-3 years: 17”x 6.5”
PreK/3-5 years: 18”x 7”
Child/6-10 years: 19”x 7.5”
Adult S/Teen: 20”x 8”
Adult M: 21”x 8.5”
Adult L: 22”x 9”
Adult XL: 23”x 9.5”

Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle

Hook size: J/6.00mm 

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = stitch
6 stitches = 2" across 
5 rows = 2" height 

Special Notes:
Chains do not count as stitches in this pattern.
Dimensions are based on averages, (Circumference x Height).
Measure the intended noggin (around the head just over the ears) for an ideal fit.
End on DC stitch throughout pattern. 

Pattern Instructions:

Adult Medium
Chain 62+1, 
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook, DC in next chain, *(SC, DC) repeat across to end of chains, Chain 1, turn. (62 stitches)
Row 2: SC in first stitch, DC in next, *(SC,DC) repeat across to end of row, Chain 1, turn. (62 stitches) 
Row 3 - 26: Repeat Row 2. Or...
Continue to repeat Row 2 until you have reached desired length. 

Refer to the guide below for various size options. Replace the “Chain xx+1” with your respective size for number of stitches and rows.

Pattern Guide: 
(Stitches x Rows)
0-3 months: 36+1 stitches, 12 rows
3-6 months: 42+1 stitches, 14 rows
6-12 months: 48+1 stitches, 16 rows
Toddler/1-3 years: 50+1 stitches, 18 rows
PreK/3-5 years: 54+1 stitches, 20 rows
Child/6-10 years: 56+1 stitches, 22 rows
Teen/Adult S: 60+1 stitches, 24 rows
Adult M: 62+1 stitches, 26 rows
Adult L/XL: 64+1 stitches, 28 rows

You should now have a rectangle shaped piece of fabric. Fold in half sew up the side of your hat with a tapestry needle and yarn. Align edges with care as you sew - sometimes the fabric can get off a row as you sew. When you reach end of side, continue to sew across the next edge to close the top of the hat. 

Next, take two stitch markers and mark off a "triangle" where you will stitch across to form the ears of your kitty hat. (See image below for reference.) I counted 8 rows down from the top of the hat and placed a stitch marker there, then counted 10 stitches in from corner of hat and placed a stitch marker there to give me the desired "triangle" shape for my ears. You could also eyeball it. Use yarn needle and yarn to sew across diagonally from one stitch marker to the other. I used a basic embroidery back stitch to create my diagonal seam line for the ear.

Repeat this process for both sides of the hat to form two "ears" that will stick up to create the cute kitty effect on your hat. Remove stitch markers, break yarn, weave ends. 

*Note: I added several extra rows to the hat pictured to create a fold over brim. 

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