Flowers by the Seaside
©Home made hats by Cheryl
April 28, 2015
A free hat pattern for you! This adorable summer hat is done in shell stitch with a lovely flower embellishment. The flower is not my creation and I have included the link to make it. With or without the flower this cotton hat is perfect for the beach or any outdoor activity. You can make one for your toddler and a matching one for yourself all with the same pattern, just a change of hook size and you are good to go! Child’s hat will fit 2-3 years.
Girls Hat I/5.5 mm hook (flat circle measurement 4.5 to 4.75 inches at end of round 5)
Womens Hat J/6 mm hook (flat circle measurement 6 - 6.25 inches at end of round 5)
Peaches and Creme Cotton
Buttons optional for center of flower ~ I used a french knot with a strand of each color.
Main Color (MC) 2.5 oz Fresh Lilac
Contrast Color (CC) Small Amount Black Currant
Main Color 2.5 oz Ecru
Contrast Color Burgundy
Chain - ch
Magic Ring - mr
Shell - sh
To make shell - 5 dc in stitch indicated, shell made
Double Crochet - dc
Half Double Crochet - hdc
Single Crochet - sc
Slip Stitch - ss
If you do not know the magic ring method you can learn it here. How to crochet magic circle or finger wrap by Yarn Obsession
Or you can chain 3 and make 12 dc in 3rd chain from hook
Magic Ring, ch 3, 12 dc in ring, join with ss in 1st dc (12 dc)
Round 2 - ch 2, 2 dc in ea st around. Join with ss in 1st dc (24 dc)
Round 3 - ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (36 dc)
Round 4 - ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat from * around (48 dc)
Round 5 - ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next 3, 2 dc in next around. (60 dc)
Round 6 - ch 3 (counts a 1st dc) 4 dc in same sp as join, *sk 2 st, sc in next st, sk 2 st, sh in next stitch, repeat from * around (10 sh, 10 sc) join with ss in 1st dc
Round 7 - ss over 1 stitch, ch 1, sc in same st , *skip 2 stitches, shell in sc of previous round, skip 2, sc in center of sh of previous round, repeat from * around.
Rounds 8 through 12, repeat rounds 6 & 7 ( or until desired length). At end of round 12 join contrast color, continue with pattern for one more round.
Round 14 ~change to mc, join with ss, hdc in same stitch as join and in ea stitch around.
Round 15 ~ join with ss, 2 sc in same stitch as join and in ea stitch around. Join with ss to first hdc
Round 16 - ch 1, sc in ea stitch around (for womens hat continue for one more round on brim before changing to cc). Change to contrast color for final round on brim.
Round 17 - ch 1, sc in same stitch as join, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in next repeat from * around; fasten off. Weave in ends
Flower pattern is by Northern Girl Stamper ~ I would like to say thank you to her for the lovely pattern.
Flower Pattern by Northern Girl Stamper
I would like to thank Yarn Obsession for allowing me to link her tutorial of the Magic Circle/Ring
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