Since this is my first pattern of the new year I'm going to say officially - Happy 2017! This project was a fun little project that I was working on over the holiday "break". If your New Year's resolution is to learn a new crochet technique, try this project to learn tapestry crochet!
Personally, this is my first double pom hat. It is a SUPER easy way to make a hat, and since my daughter refuses to wear pigtails - I can at least get that effect when she wears this hat :)
sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
14 sts x 14 rows = 4" square in SC
Width: approx. 8.5"
Height (excluding pom pom): approx. 7"
Ch stitches at the beginning of the round do not count as a stitch UNLESS otherwise noted (see 'Hat' portion of the pattern for details)
The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st.
I only made this hat in a toddler size, and therefore the pattern is written in that size. You can easily adjust the size by adding or subtracting repeats of the Aztec print pattern pictured below. Each repeat adds or subtracts approx. 4" from the total circumference.
The length of this hat can be modified by adding or subtracting rows of the Moss Stitch portion of the hat.
For the Aztec print portion of the pattern-yarn should be carried for the color changes (aka tapestry crochet)
Aztec Print Band
Color A: Blue Hawaii/Color B: White
The use of SC stitches throughout the band is implied. For pattern instructions I will note the color changes.
Ch 56, attach the end of your ch to the first ch with a sl st, making sure there are no twists.
Round 1: (With color A) ch 1, SC around (56)
Round 2: (Color B) ch 1, SC around (56)
Round 3: (Color A) ch 1, SC around (56)
Round 4: ch 1, (2 A, 3 B, 2 A, 3 B, 1 A, 3 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around
Round 5: ch 1, (1 B, 2 A, 1 B, 2 A, 3 B, 3 A, 2 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around
Round 6: ch 1, (2 B, 3 A, 3 B, 2 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around
Round 7: ch 1, (3 B, 1 A, 3 B, 2 A, 3 B, 2 A) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around
Round 8-10: repeat rounds 1-3
Hat (this portion of the hat uses the Moss Stitch. Even numbered rows will begin with 2 ch stitches. This counts as your "beginning ch" AND your ch 1 required to continue the Moss Stitch pattern.)
Round 11: ch 1, *SC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around (28 SC, 28 ch)
Round 12: ch 2, SC in next ch space of previous round, *ch 1, skip 1, SC in next ch space of previous round, repeat from * around (this round will end with a sl st into the ch 2 from the beginning of the round)
Rounds 13-28: Repeat Rounds 11 and 12 respectively.
At the end of Round 28 (or once you have reached your desired length) tie off the yarn and cut it leaving a 12+" tail. Using a yarn needle, loop stitch across the top to close the seam. Tie off the yarn. Make two large pompoms and attach them at each point on top of the hat. Weave in all ends.
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