Monday, 1 October 2012

Little Star Hat

I have been trying my hardest recently to follow my own self-imposed better habits, one of which is to actually write down and record my patterns.  Following on from my Flowertot Hat, I have designed the Little Star hat for all little dudes.   This is a funky star design based loosely on a granny design, (a pentagon this time and this lends itself to a great fitting beanie shape) and allows some fun to be had with making it as individual as the wearer.  You can work it in one solid colour, double crochet the outline of the star to make it pop!, or crochet the whole star in a contrasting colour....have fun and play!

This pattern is easy to scale up or down for adults or tinier tots by working in a different weight yarn (aran or 4 ply) as well as altering hook size. After crocheting for a while, you soon get to know whether you're a loose 'hooker' or a slightly more snug one!!   Please feel free to let me know any comments, errors (ahem, I hope not) or feedback as I would love to know what you think. 

If you're not a crocheter and want to buy or order the hat, please message me through facebook or email me fuzzyfingers@btinternet.com . May I also add that if you make any hats for sale then please please please credit the pattern to me, FuzzyFingers. There will also be a link to the pattern through Ravelry. Have fun and happy hooking!

Little Star Hat

Double knitting yarn approx. 150m - 200m

5mm hook (or size needed for gauge)

Approx circumference  Smaller size 46 cm (18 inch)

                                           Larger size  50 cm (19.5 inch)


Approximate gauge 17 tr to 9 rows over 4inch (10cm) square
UK crochet terms used

Based on a star design set into a granny pentagon, this cute hat is sure to make your little one dazzle.  Worked in either one colour or switch to a contrasting or complimentary shade for round 3 to make the star really pop, or crochet rounds 1-3 in an alternative colour and make this hat your own. 
Love the pattern but want to change the size?  Then try a smaller hook and 4 ply yarn for a smaller fit or go up up and away to a larger hook and aran/worsted yarn for teen/adult sizes.  Also, the depth of the hat can be increased by extending the straight rows between 7-13 (8-15), or adding extra half treble rows to the brim.


 Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring

All sizes:

Round 1(rs): ch 3 (counts as tr here and throughout) 14 tr in ring   - 15 sts

Round 2: (ws): ch 7 , *dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in next 2 ch, 2 dtr in last 2 ch, sl st to 3rd ch tr of circle, rep 5 times, sl st to base of first arm of star, turn

Round 3: ch1, dc in this st and each st to end of star arm, 3 dc in point of star, swivel and work dc in bottom arm of star, dc in bottom of ‘valley’ between star arms, * rep to end, sl st to first dc to join, turn

Round 4: ch 6 (counts as dtr, ch2 ), htr in 4th dc from hook, *ch2, 3 dc into top of point, ch 2, miss 1 dc, htr in next st, ch 2 **, miss next 3 dc, dtr in st at base of ‘valley’, ch 2, miss 3 dc, htr in next st, rep from * 4 more times ending at **, ch 2, sl st in 4th ch to join, turn  - 66 sts


Round 5: ch 3, tr in same st, ch 1, *2 tr in htr, ch 1, (2 tr in middle dc at top of point, ch 1) twice [corner made], 2 tr in htr, ch 1 **, 2 tr in dtr, ch 1, rep from * to end 4 more times, ending at **, sl st to join, turn  - 15 tr-2 groups + 5 corner groups

Smaller size


Round 6: ch 3, tr in each ch-1 sp, tr in each tr, rep to end, sl st in beg ch 3 to join   -  75 sts

Round 7 -13: ch 3, tr in each st to end, join with sl st in beg ch 3, turn

Round 14: ch 3, tr in next st, *ch 1, miss next st, tr in next 2 sts,* ch 1, rep to end, ch 1, sl st in beg ch 3 turn

Round 15: ch 2, htr in same st, * htr in ch-1 sp, htr in next 2 sts, miss next ch-1 sp, htr in next 2 st* , rep to end, sl st to join, turn    -  64  sts

Round 16-18 : ch 2, htr in same st, htr in each st to end, sl st to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Larger size
Round 6: ch 3, tr in ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 tr in next ch-1 sp, *ch1, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch-1 sp [corner],**ch 1, (2 tr in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, rep a total of 4 times, ending at ** , then ch 1, 2 tr in next 2 ch-1 sp, ch 1, join, turn   -    20 tr 2 groups + 5 corner groups

Round 7:  ch 3, tr in each ch-1 sp, tr in each tr, rep to end, sl st in beg ch 3 to join  -   89 sts

Round 8- 14   : ch3, tr in each st to end, join with sl st in beg ch 3, turn

Round 15: ch 3, tr in next st, *ch 1, miss next st, tr in next 2 sts,* ch 1, rep to end, ch 1, sl st in beg ch 3 turn

Round 16:  ch 2, htr in same st, miss next ch-1 sp, *htr in next 2 sts, miss next ch-1 sp, htr in next 2 st* , rep to end, sl st to join, turn  

Round 17 – 19: ch 2, htr in same st, htr in each st to end, sl st to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 
Please can I ask that if you use this pattern to make hats for sale, then credit the original pattern design to FuzzyFingers.  Many thanks and happy hooking!!

Written pattern copyright Aimie Bennett 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.  Be sure to like FuzzyFingers on facebook.
 

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