Saturday, January 21, 2017

CROCHET PATTERN - Little Gnome Chinstrap Hat


This sweet, little hat gently frames your baby’s face with a pop of color. It’s a quick & easy project, and can be embellished in many ways.
The Little Gnome Chinstrap Hat is a great baby shower gift and photography prop for little boys or girls.

Yarn:  Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn worsted weight yarn (7 oz/355 yds): ½ skein each of Color A and Color B.

Materials:  US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) and H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hooks, stitch marker, 5/8” button, yarn needle, scissors

Sizes/Measurements:  Newborn, 0-3 Months, and 3-6 Months
Newborn = 13-13.5” head circumference, 5.5” hat height
0-3 Months = 14-15” head circumference, 6.25” hat height
3-6 Months = 15-16” head circumference, 6.75” hat height

Gauge:  12 HDC and 10 Rows = 4”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CA/CB - Color A/Color B, CH - chain, HDC - half double crochet, RS - right side, SC - single crochet, SL ST - slip stitch, ST - stitch

Notes: 
  1. Hat is worked from back of the hat to the front. 
  2. Newborn size is for babies less than 2 weeks old. Most new babies will fit into the 0-3 month hat comfortably. 
  3. “Join with a SC” = Put slip knot on hook, insert hook into desired ST, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Instructions:

Newborn
With I/9 hook and CA, CH 17.
Row 1 (mark as RS): HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across, continue working “up and over” by making one HDC in each CH on opposite side of starting ch, CH 1, turn—32 HDC.
*Working around the starting chain forms the top peak of the hat. All subsequent rows are worked in the same manner.
Rows 2–9: HDC in each HDC across, CH 1, turn—32 HDC.
Row 10: HDC in each HDC across, fasten off—32 HDC.
Row 11: With RS facing, join CB with a SC to last ST of Row 10, SC in each HDC across, CH 16, turn—32 SC + 16 CH.
Row 12: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 14 CH, SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—47 SC.
Rows 13–14: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—47 SC.
*Optional: Switch to H/8 hook for final row. This slightly tightens the last row, allowing edge to gently frame the face.
Row 15: SC in each SC across, 2 SC in corner ST, 1 SC in the end of each row, fasten off—51 SC.
Sew button near end of chinstrap on RS. Slide button in between stitches of Rows 13 and 14 to fasten in a comfortable position.

0-3 Months
With I/9 hook and CA, CH 19.
Row 1 (mark as RS): HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across, continue working “up and over” by making one HDC in each CH on opposite side of starting ch, CH 1, turn—36 HDC.
*Working around the starting chain forms the top peak of the hat. All subsequent rows are worked in the same manner.
Rows 2–9: HDC in each HDC across, CH 1, turn—36 HDC.
Row 10: HDC in each HDC across, fasten off—36 HDC.
Row 11: With RS facing, join CB with a SC to the last ST of Row 10, SC in each HDC across, CH 16, turn—36 SC + 16 CH.
Row 12: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 14 CH, SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—51 SC.
Rows 13–14: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—51 SC.
*Optional: Switch to H/8 hook for final row. This slightly tightens the last row, allowing edge to gently frame the face.
Row 15: SC in each SC across, 2 SC in corner ST, 1 SC in the end of each row, fasten off—55 SC.
Sew button near end of chinstrap on RS. Slide button in between stitches of Rows 13 and 14 to fasten in a comfortable position.


3-6 Months
With I/9 hook and CA, CH 20.
Row 1 (mark as RS): HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across, continue working “up and over” by making one HDC in each CH on opposite side of starting ch, CH 1, turn—38 HDC.
*Working around the starting chain forms the top peak of the hat. All subsequent rows are worked in the same manner.
Rows 2–10: HDC in each HDC across, CH 1, turn—38 HDC.
Row 11: HDC in each HDC across, fasten off—38 HDC.
Row 12: With RS facing, join CB with a SC to the first ST of Row 11, SC in each HDC across, CH 18, turn—38 SC + 18 CH.
Row 13: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 16 CH, SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—55 SC.
Rows 14–15: SC in each SC across, CH 1, turn—55 SC.
*Optional: Switch to H/8 hook for final row. This slightly tightens the last row, allowing edge to gently frame the face.
Row 16: SC in each SC across, 2 SC in corner ST, 1 SC in the end of each row, fasten off—59 SC.
Sew button near end of chinstrap on RS. Slide button between stitches of Rows 14 and 15 to fasten in a comfortable position.

Other Suggestions

  • Work stitches in back loops for a ribbed hat. 
  • Leave off the chinstrap & add braids or ribbons to the front corners to make a bonnet. 
  • Work entire hat in one solid color, or try variegated or self-striping yarns. 
  • Add a pom pom or tassel to the peak of the hat. 
  • Work the final row using fun fur for a fuzzy edging.




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