Friday, December 30, 2011

Crochet, Crochet, Crochet!

So I've been going a little nuts with crochet lately.  I have all this yarn just sitting around, and I found a really easy kids hat pattern that I've modified a bit.  These are all preemie - newborn size hats, using up yarn that I have around.  The type of yarn and size of hook changes the size of the hat.  I just went with it, and let the hats turn out like they wanted. 

Simple Hat:

Chain 3, ss to form ring.
Work 12 dc in ring, ss to join. (round 1)
Chain 2, 2 dc in each stitch, ss to join (round 2)
Chain 2, *1 dc in 1st stitch, 2 dc in next stitch.  Repeat from *, ss to join (round 3)
Chain 2, *1 dc in 1st stitch, 2 dc in next stitch.  Repeat from *, ss to join (round 4)
Chain 2, 1 dc in each stitch around.  ss to join.  Repeat this round until hat is measurement you want.

I finished some with a lacey edge, which was 3 dc in 1 stitch, 1 ss in next, repeated around:

This one started to become huge, so I reduced some stitches, (dc in two stitches at same time) which gave it a beret look, so I added a bunch of dc around the ring at the top, and a few half-rows of sc in the front to give it a brim:

Some of these hats were wool, some acrylic, and some cotton.  Again, I'm just using up old yarn.

While I was at it, I used some cotton yarn up making a dishcloth:

This was just a chain, with dc worked along it, then turn, chain 2, work dc along, turn, chain 2, continue until size needed.  I did the ruffle edge around it (3dc, 1 ss).

So have fun with this!  CareNet or some other ministry would love the hats if you start making a bunch!


  1. Nice hats, and my favorite dish scrubbie is just a crochet holds the soap really well! I love doing crochet, but I got rid of all my yarn before we moved down to AZ last that we are back, I will have to scour the yard sales this spring to see if i can score more.

  2. Are you collecting any hats to give away? I have a bunch that I made this last summer/autumn, all for kids. Let me know and I'll send them to the Food/Clothing Bank.

  3. J - Yes, we could use them. If we don't pass them out, I know of another charity here in town that can! -- thanks!

  4. What a great thing to do with old yarn!