This hat is done in Caron Simply Soft. A #4 weight worsted yarn. The colorway that I used is called Pink/Rose Camouflage. The stitch I used is Front Post Double Crochet - FPdc. If you are not familiar with this stitch, I explain how to make it below. This stitch gives the hat quite a bit of stretch & will fit a child or an adult. I edged the hat with a simple Single Crochet Picot; I will explain how to do this below also.
The flower embellishment is optional. I made my hat so that the flower is removable for those that don't like the added frill. You can find the pattern for this Ruffled Flower Embellishment here. You can make this little flower in less than 15 minutes & is a great way to use up leftovers.
Front Post Double Crochet Hat
1 4 oz/113 g skein Caron Simply Soft
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitches & Abbreviations:
Magic Circle - mc
Double Crochet - dc
Front Post Double Crochet - FPdc: To make a FPdc, yarn over, insert hook from front to back around the post of the indicated stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook. FPdc made
Single Crochet - sc
Slip Stitch - ss
Chain - ch
Picot - to make: sc in indicated stitch, ch 3, ss in 2nd ch from hook. Picot made
With I hook make mc, ch 3, 12 dc in circle. Pull end tight to close circle. If you don't know the mc method you can ch 3, make 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with ss to first dc made.
Round 1 2 FPdc around each dc around, join with ss in first dc, ch 2 (24 FPdc)
Round 2 *2 FPdc around 1st stitch, 1 FPdc around next stitch; repeat from * around, join with ss to first FPdc, ch 2 (36 FPdc)
Round 3 *2 FPdc around first stitch, FPdc around next 2 stitches; repeat from * around, join with ss to first FPdc, ch 2 (48 FPdc)
Round 4 *2 FPdc around first stitch, FPdc around next 3 stitches, repeat from * around, join with ss to first FPdc, ch 2 (60 FPdc)
Round 5 - 15 FPdc around each stitch, join with ss to first FPdc, ch 1
Round 16 *sc in first stitch, sc, picot in next st; repeat from * around. Fasten off. (60 sc, 30 picot)
Weave in ends. Attach embellishment if desired.
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