Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer Couture Sun Hat


Did you know there is now a WINTER version of this hat?? Check it out HERE.













Material: Vanna’s Choice

Hints & Tips:
-          Ch 1 does not count as a st
-          There will be a sc outlined by a line on top and bottom, bring the fold up to here and pin it with the flower by using the ends from the flower to tie it to the hat.
-          Flower instructions at very bottom – same for every size
-          Toddler instructions and young child/teenager instructions are the same except for the hook size
-          To create a larger flower, increase your hook size. I used the F hook for the young child/teen hat but an H hook for the adult hat.
-     Cute little story about the snow in the pictures and my daughter after the flower instructions
-     This hat is VERY stretchy which is partially what makes it fit so well for so many other sizes by just altering the hook size. Gauge is for the hat and is for dc rounds which might seem confusing. Using the adult size as an example, the 3 rows = 1 inch does seem small but it's beacuse of the front loop and then back loop technique used that makes the hat so stretchy. This gauge would not get a hat to fit on an adult head if worked without that technique. I hope this helps clear up any gauge confusion! :)

Abbreviations:
-          Ch – chain
-          Dc – double crochet
-          Sc – single crochet
-          Trc – triple crochet
-          Sl st – slip stitch
-          St – stitch


Size: Baby (6-12 months)
Hook: I
Gauge: 3 rows & 5 st = 2” (dc rounds/stitches) 

Hat:
Round 1) Using magic circle, ch 1, 12 dc in circle, pull tight, join to first st with sl st – 12 dc

Round 2) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of same st* in every st around, join to first st with sl st – 24 dc

Round 3) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 36 dc

Round 4 - 9) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first st with sl st – 36 dc

Brim:
Round 10) Ch 1, *dc in back loop of next 2 st, 2 dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 48 dc

Round 11) Ch 1, *dc in back loop of next 3 st, 2 dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 60 dc

Round 12) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 72 dc


Round 13) Ch 1, sl st around, join to first sl st with sl st – 72 sl st

Size: Toddler (same instructions as young child/teen but smaller hooks)
Hook: G
Gauge: 2 rows & 3 stitches = 1”

Hat:
Round 1) Using magic circle, ch 1, 12 dc in circle, pull tight, join to first dc with sl st – 12 dc

Round 2) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of same st* in every st around, join to first st with sl st – 24 dc

Round 3) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 36 dc

Round 4) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 48 dc

Round 5 - 11) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first st with sl st – 48 dc

Round 12) Ch 1, sc in back loop of every st around, join to first st with sl st

Brim:
Round 13) Ch 1, *dc in back loop of next 3 st, 2 dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 60 dc

Round 14) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 72 dc

Round 15) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 84 dc

Round 16) Ch 1, *Dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next stitch, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 96 dc

Round 17) Ch 1, sl st around, join to first sl st with sl st – 96 sl st

Size: Young child/teenager
Hook: G
Gauge: 2 rows & 3 stitches = 1” (dc rounds/stitches) 
Hat:
Round 1) Using magic circle, ch 1, 12 dc in circle, pull tight, join to first dc with sl st – 12 dc

Round 2) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of same st* in every st around, join to first st with sl st – 24 dc

Round 3) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 36 dc

Round 4) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 48 dc

Round 5 - 11) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first st with sl st – 48 dc

Round 12) Ch 1, sc in back loop of every st around, join to first st with sl st

Brim:
Round 13) Ch 1, *dc in back loop of next 3 st, 2 dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 60 dc

Round 14) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 72 dc

Round 15) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 84 dc

Round 16) Ch 1, *Dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next stitch, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 96 dc

Round 17) Ch 1, sl st around, join to first sl st with sl st – 96 sl st

Size: Adult
Hook: G
Gauge: 2 rows & 3 stitches = 1” (dc rounds/stitches) 
Hat:
Round 1) Using magic circle, ch 1, 12 dc in circle, pull tight, join to first dc with sl st – 12 dc

Round 2) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of same st* in every st around, join to first st with sl st – 24 dc

Round 3) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 36 dc

Round 4) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 48 dc

Round 5) Ch 1* dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 60 dc

Round 6 - 14) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first st with sl st – 60 dc

Round 15) Ch 1, sc in back loop of every st around, join to first st with sl st

Brim:
Round 16) Ch 1, *dc in back loop of next 4 st, 2 dc in back loop of next st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 72 dc

Round 17)  Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 84 dc

Round 18) Ch 1, *Dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next stitch, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 96 dc

Round 19) Ch 1, *dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of same st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first st with sl st – 108 dc

Round 20) Ch 1, *Dc in front loop of st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next stitch, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st,  dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of next st, dc in front loop of next st, dc in back loop of same st* around, join to first dc with sl st – 120 dc

Round 21) Ch 1, sl st around, join to first sl st with sl st – 120 sl st

Flower: with F hook
Center: Using magic circle, ch 1, 10 sc in circle changing to second color in last st, pull tight (no joining)

First round of petals:  Working in first sc of center (you normally would join here but did not) – *sc, hdc, 
dc, hdc, sc all in same st, sk next st*around, do not join (you’ll have five petals

Second round of petals: Working behind first round of petals, ch 1, insert hook into the back loop of the first st you skipped (it will not have anything worked in it) – *sc, hdc, dc, trpc, dc, hdc, sc, skip next st* around, join to a loop somewhere at the bottom of the first petal and tie off. Straighten flower petals up a bit and then trim loose ends – I left two loose ends so I could tie the flower to the hat instead of sewing it. 


Despite being in the mid 70s when I designed these hats, it snowed all day yesterday (as you can see in the photos of the hats). Well, while I was taking the pictures my daughter decided to play in some of the snow on the porch, which was fine. As I'm finishing the photos she runs to the door, steps in the house and says very urgently "come in right now and fix my hands!" Her hands were red from the cold of the snow. My husband and I tell her that we will come in, in just one second to warm them up. She runs away screaming (with a TON of passion in her voice) "what am I going to do!!??" So we came inside and snuggled her into the couch and wrapped her up in the very first baby blanket I ever made her... and the very first baby blanket I ever made! 


22 comments:

  1. very cute pattern - but I am not getting the numbers to come out right on the brim on the small size.

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    1. Can you message me on the contact me tab at the top? That will make it easier for me to help you. :)

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  2. Beautiful pattern and a lovely story :)

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  3. In you gauge for the adult size, you say - 2 rows x 3 sts = 1". Are these dc rows or sc rows? I think it would help to know the measurement of the diameter of the crown (increase section) for each size. After completing the last row of increases with a 'G' hook and a worsted weight yarn, the diameter of my hat is only 5". I don't think that's big enough for an adult sized hat.

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    1. The gauge listed is for double crochet. The diameter of the crown is 11 inches. If you take the final stitch count for the last increase of the adult hat you have 60 stitches. When you fold the hat in hat that is 30 stitches, divided by 3 stitches (for the gauge of 1 inch) you get ten inches. So the total diameter would be 20 inches. Five inches is definitely not big enough for an adult head. I would suggest you go ahead and use a larger hook to achieve your gauge. I hope this helps!

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  4. Is your row gauge for dc rows or sc rows? My hat using a 'G' hook is only 5" across when I've completed the increases on the adult size instructions. That doesn't seem big enough for an adult size hat.

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    1. It is for double crochet. I would suggest using a larger hook size if your gauge isn't working out quite right. :)

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  5. Lovely pattern and a cute story. I can hardly wait to make this. Thank you so much for creating and posting this pattern.

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  6. i love it and would like to see more patterns for hats,,thanks for sharing

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  7. Lovely pattern! Approximately how much yarn should it take for one adult hat? I am looking for projects for left-over yarns and often only have close to one skein! Thanks.

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    1. You can make the adult sizes (and all the other sizes) with a bit under a skein.

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  8. What size hook is used for the teen size? Both the toddler and teen sizes have the same hook listed as G. I'm trying to make one for an eight year old girl who is battling bone cancer, and I can't seem to get it large enough.

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    1. If your gauge isn't quite matching up try using a looser tension or even a larger hook. What a beautiful gift this will be to that child. God bless you.

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  9. Muy bonita. La manta esta hermosa.

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  10. I've started making these hats as part of a year long project to donate proceeds to my favorite organization... the pattern's easy & the hat fits great!

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    1. That makse me so happy to hear!! God bless you for being so giving!!

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  11. I made this hat last night in Lavender to give to my cousin that just graduated high school. I am not a hat person, but I really like this hat. I have added it to my Etsy shop. Thank you for the easy to follow pattern. I tend to crochet a little tight, so I used the I hook instead of the H to make the adult size hat.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/192207585/crochet-couture-sun-hat-stylish-sun-hat?

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  12. This is the other one I made today and now on to your News boy hat, I love them all. Thanks

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  13. Love your story! What wonderful memories that blanket holds than can be passed down to that little cutie.

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