Friday, August 10, 2012

CROCHET PATTERN - Circus Hat


This Circus hat is a fun, pointed earflap hat for toddlers. I recommend making them in several bright colors with contrasting trim.  

This pattern is easy, but there are a lot of color changes.

MATERIALS:  I (5.5mm) hook, 5 colors of WW yarn, scissors, yarn needle, pom pom maker.

SIZE:  Toddler-Child Size

STITCH GUIDE: CA/CB/CC – color A/B/C, CH – chain, DC – double crochet, HDC – half double crochet, MC - main color, SC – single crochet, SL ST – slip stitch, ST – stitch

NOTES:  When joining at the end of each round, complete the last stitch of the round by pulling up the final loop with the next color.  I also recommend carrying MC along the inside of the hat instead of fastening off each time you use it.  The CH-1 or CH-2 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch.

Using CA, start with magic loop.

Round 1: CH 2, 8 DC in ring, join. (8 DC) Change to MC.
Round 2: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (8 SC) Change to CB.
Round 3: CH 2, 2 DC in each SC around, join. (16 DC) Change to MC.
Round 4: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (16 SC) Change to CC.
Round 5: CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next ST* around, join. (24 DC) Change to MC.
Round 6: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (24 SC) Change to CD.
Round 7: CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next 2 STS* around, join. (32 DC) Change to MC.
Round 8: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (32 SC) Change to CA.
Round 9: CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next 3 STS* around, join. (40 DC) Change to MC.
Round 10: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (40 SC) Change to CB.
Round 11: CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next 4 STS* around, join. (48 DC) Change to MC.
Round 12: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (48 SC) Change to CC.
Round 13: CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next 5 STS* around, join. (56 DC) Change to MC.
Round 14: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (56 SC) Change to CD.
Round 15: CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next 6 STS* around, join. (64 DC) Change to MC.
Round 16: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (64 SC) Change to CA.
Round 17: CH 2, 1 DC in each SC around, join. (64 DC) Change to MC.
Round 18: CH 1, SC in each DC around, join. (64 SC) Change to CB.
Round 19: CH 2, 1 DC in each SC around, join. (64 DC)  Fasten off.

EAR FLAPS
Keep Right Side of hat facing you at all times; do not turn at the end of each row. Fasten off after each row.  Depending on size made, join colors in sequence where you left off.

Right Flap - Starting at back seam, count 9 STS to the left.
Row 1: Join MC with SC, SC in next 10 STS. (11 SC)
Row 2: Join CA with SL ST in 1st SC, CH 1, HDC in next 10 STS. (10 HDC)
Row 3: Join MC with SC in 1st HDC, SC in next 9 STS. (10 SC)
Row 4: Join CB with SL ST in 1st SC, CH 1, HDC in next 9 STS. (9 HDC)
Row 5: Join MC with SC in 1st HDC, SC in next 8 STS. (9 SC)
Row 6: Join CC with SL ST in 1st SC, CH 1, HDC in next 8 STS. (8 HDC)
Row 7: Join MC with SC in 1st HDC, SC in next 7 STS. (8 SC)
Row 8: Join CD with SL ST in 1st SC, CH 1, HDC in next 7 STS. (7 HDC)
{Work additional rows for longer flaps.}

Left Flap – Starting at back seam, count 20 STS to the right.  Follow same instructions as right flap.

FINISHING
Join MC at back seam with SL ST, HDC along to edge of 1st ear flap.
SC evenly around ear flap, putting 2-3 SC in each corner.
HDC along front of hat to edge of 2nd ear flap.
SC evenly around ear flap, putting 2-3 SC in each corner, join with SL ST and fasten off.
BRAID TIES (make 2) – Cut 6-9 lengths of yarn. String through each of the middle 3 SC’s at the bottom of the ear flap. Separate into 3 strands, braid it & tie off at the bottom.
Add a pom pom to the top (not too big, or it will weigh down the point) and you're done!

 This pattern is free & you can make as many as you want!  Feel free to sell your hats, but please be polite and provide a link to this blog in your listings.  (Pattern by Danyel Pink - www.crazysockscrochet.blogspot.com)  Also, do not copy and paste this pattern on other sites... but please provide a link back to this page instead.  Happy Crocheting!  :)

(YES.  This pattern, formerly known as the CAL HAT, has been "retired" from my shop.  If you have purchased this pattern in 2012, contact me via e-mail for a refund.  No refunds for patterns purchased 2011 or earlier. Sorry.)