Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Some hats from Denise in Iowa

Denise in Iowa sends pictures of four delightful hats she has knit for the project!

From 310 Hats

From 310 Hats

THANK YOU, Denise!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birthday hat

 Behold "The Birthday Hat"!

From 310 Hats

Yesterday was E3's birthday. I am pretty sure she turned 21. :-)

While the hat isn't for her (it's for 310 Hats), I prayed for her intentions as I crocheted it. Prayer is a very powerful birthday gift and she was grateful. :-)

The knitting ladies of the "Toastmasters in Motion" club may join me in the Hats project. We'll see! Hey, ladies, if you are reading this, the bottom of this blog screen gives you an easy crochet pattern. An easy knitting pattern is available from the Knit A Cap organization.

Crochet Basic Roll-Brimmed Hat

From 310 Hats

Worsted weight yarn
I hook (5 mm)

  • Chain 2
  • 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Place marker in last stitch.
  • 2 sc in each sc (12). Move marker.
  • (1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch), repeat around (18 sc). Move marker.
  • (2 sc in each of first 2 sts, 2 sc in next stitch), repeat around (24 sc). Move marker.
  • (3 sc in ea of first 3 sts, 2 sc in next stitch), repeat around (30 sc). Move marker.
  • Continue in this manner for 13 or 14 rounds (increasing the number of scs before the increase by 1 each round) until your radius is about 3", diameter about 6", and circumference about 18". (78 scs or 84 scs). This should make a nice flat disc, which is the hat top.
  • Work even without increasing. It will start making a bowl shape. Continue even until the depth is about 6". It needs to be long enough and and big enough around to cover a Kindergarten-age child's head and ears.
  • To create a rolled brim, increase the stitches by 50%: (1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch) repeat around.
  • Work a few rounds even.
  • Slip stitch around to give a nice tight, neat edge.
  • Cut yarn. Work in ends.
  • If the hat is too "airy", you can weave colored yarns through the stitch spaces. Colored yarns will be very decorative.