December 28, 2011

Vintage Toddler Hat

Vintage Toddler Hat
Erica Knudson
Vintage Toddler Hat
By Erica Knudson

This 20’s-inspired hat is crocheted in-the-round and was made with Aran weight yarn, a J hook, 2 stitch markers, and blunt needle (buttons, sewing needle & thread optional). The flap is crocheted back-and-forth.

Start with an adjustable ring.
1. 8 hdc into ring – 8
Place stitch marker and move up with each round.2. 2 hdc into each st around – 16
3. (2hdc in next, hdc in next) around – 24
4. (2hdc in next, hdc in next 2) around – 32
5. (2hdc in next, hdc in next 3) around – 40
6. (2hdc in next, hdc in next 4) around – 48
7. (2hdc in next, hdc in next 5) around – 56
8. (2hdc in next, hdc in next 6) around – 64
9. (2hdc in next, hdc in next 7) around – 72
10. Hdc around – 72
11. Hdc around – 72
12. Hdc around – 72
13. Hdc around – 72
14. Hdc around – 72
15. Hdc around – 72
16. Hdc around – 72
17. Hdc around – 72
You could fasten off hear for a simple boys’ beanie (without flap).

Vintage Toddler Hat
Erica Knudson


Place the second stitch marker in the 36th stitch, half way around the hat.
18. Hdc in next 18 sts, dc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 3 sts. Turn.
19. Skip 1 st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 17 sts (to st marker).
20. Skip 1 st, hdc in next 16 sts, dc in next 14 sts, hdc in next, sl st. Turn.
21. Skip 1 st, hdc in next st, dc in next 17 sts, hdc in next 11 sts, sl st.
22. Continue on to sc around the entire hat.
23. Fasten off and weave in ends.
24. Sew flap up with yarn and attach buttons if desired.

dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch

**Please note on your finished items and do not sell this pattern.


Rose said...

Very nice hat pattern! Thank you for posting :)

Anonymous said...

I don't understand your pattern. You have hdc = 72 for like almost 10 rounds, I think those are supposed to be single crochets, I am trying to do this pattern, and all it's making is a flat round.

knudsonerica said...

For Anonymous:

The rounds you mentioned are supposed to be hdc, since most of the hat is done in hdc. I did it that way because I like how hdc is taller than a sc but not as holey as a dc.

If you're ending up with a flat round, I'm not sure how you have started the hat. The rows with 72 sts are the sides of the hat where the width stays the same and seem to go straight down to the brim.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. My mother-in-law was looking for a good hat for my daughter and she loves it!

Anonymous said...

Was wondering what size this hat is for?? Will it fit an 18 month old?? : )

FrancesandtheBee said...

I made this when my daughter was about 2. She is on the larger end of head sizes. I crochet a little loose, and I tend to make hats bigger for kids since their noggins grow so fast! If you crochet tight or try one size smaller hook, you might be ok! I hope it works out for you!

Sheepyhead said...

Thank you for posting the pattern, love it, so cute! The model is super adorable, omgosh :)

FrancesandtheBee said...

Thank you. That's my daughter who just turned six. Time is flying!

misscapincrunch said...

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this project and a standard J sized hook and it came out wayyyyyyy bigger than it should have. It's even too big to fit my head let alone my almost 3 year old. Definitely using a smaller hook and tighter stitches next time!