Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Popsicle Pom-Pom Hat

What makes a kid's hat go from boring to fantastic?  Color?  Texture?  Pom-Poms?  This hat has it all!  These bright colors are reminiscent of summer and popsicles bring some playfulness into winter fashion.

I am so excited to bring you the Popsicle Pom-Pom hat as part of the Winter Fashion Blog Hop hosted by E'Claire Makery!  You can find  a whole month's worth of awesome  patterns here: Winter Fashion Blog Hop

I had a daydream about this hat sometime in June but was too busy to experiment with it.   I sketched my idea and then later in the summer I did my test run with the pattern.  I love when everything comes together!  The hat looked even better than I had pictured.  But, I made one big mistake.  The only thing I wrote down about the pattern was this; "First attempt, ch 69."  Not very helpful!  So, just this past week, I recreated the hat.  I learned a good lesson - take better notes!

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Popsicle Pom-Pom Hat 

Crochet hook size I
Stitch marker
200 yards of weight 4 yarn
Yarn needle
2 Pom- Poms

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl-st = slip stitch

  • I used Red Heart Super Saver in Polo Stripes to make the hat and the pom-poms
  • This hat is crocheted in continuous rounds.
  • Be careful not to twist the foundation chain when joining into a circle.
  • Sizing: This hat is sized to fit an elementary-aged child.  To resize the hat, use an odd number of chains in the foundation chain.  I like using this hat size chart.  Suggestions for adult size are below the pattern.
  • It is important in rows 8 and beyond that each single crochet is placed above a double crochet and each double crochet is placed above a single crochet.  This forms the Lemon Peel stitch.  
  • If you end up with an even number of stitches, don't panic!  You can fudge it by doing a dc and sc in the same stitch at the end of row 7.
  • The texture in rows 7 and beyond will appear on the backside of the stitches. 

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Foundation: ch 67, sl-st to join.

Row  1: ch1, sl-st in first ch, place a stitch marker, sl-st in next, sc in all remaining ch (67 stitches)

Row 2: sc in each stitch (67 stitches)

Rows 3-6: repeat row 2 (67 stitches)

Row 7: sc in first {dc in next, sc in next} repeat until the end of the round

Row 8: dc in first {sc in next, dc in next) repeat until the end of the round

Continue alternating rows 7 & 8 until the hat is about 7 1/2" tall.

Finishing the Hat: End the final round straight above the stitch marker.  Fold the hat flat.  Seam the top of the hat using slip stitches.   Add one pom-pom to each corner.

To Make Adult Size: Foundation chain 71, hat height 8 - 8 1/2 inches.

Happy Crafting
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