Happy Halloween Hat How To!


It's this the Cutest Hat Ever??!!???
Let's make one.....
Pick your favorite Black and Orange yarn....

I like working with 100% cotton so I use the Sugar'n Cream
plus it's only $1.47 at Wal-Mart
MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook ( I used a Size I for a larger hat)
Yarn needle (for attaching flower)
SIZES: Newborn 16 inch
             Toddler 18 inch

I recently learned how to start each hat with a Magic Circle...this allows you to make your starting hole as tight as possible....you can learn this too.....HERE

Round 1: Starting with the Black make a Magic Circle or Ch 3 12 dc in 3rd chain from hook. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc
[12 dc]
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [24 dc]
Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [36 dc]
Round 4: Ch 2, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [48 dc]
For 16 inch hat, skip to Round 7.
Round 5: Ch 2, *dc in 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [54 dc]
Round 6: Ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc.
 Fasten off. [54 dc]
Round 7: Join Orange color with a slipstitch in join, ch 3, 2 dc in same st. *Skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. 
Round 8-11: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space. *Skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next space. Repeat from * around. Fasten off. 
 Round 12: Join Black color with a slipstitch in top of any dc, ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc.
Round 13: Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sc. *Skip 3 sc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. Fasten off 
Flower:
Flowers are so fun to make....because just like in life all flowers have different size/shape petals so you can't make a mistake!!



YouTube is a great place to learn how to crochet all kinds of flowers! This is also a great site for other FREE crochet flowers patterns HERE Find your favorite...:

Here's mine:

Start with the color you want on top of your flower....
Ch 3 join..
SC 6-8 (depending on how many petals you want) in loop
Petals
In each SC : Slip stitch, ch1, 2 double crochet, ch 1 slip stitch.
You can change this up however you like....if you ch 2 instead of 1, it changes the shade of the petal making it rounder. Also if you double crochet more it makes a bigger petal.
To add another layer behind flower....
Slip Stitch behind petal....Ch 2, slip stitch behind next petal around.
This gives you a place to crochet the next set of petals.
Change color if you want, I like to make a bigger petal behind a smaller petal...
Slip Stitch in Ch 2 space, Ch2, 5 DC, Ch2, Slip Stitch. Around
Fasten off and leave about 12 inches of tail.
Take your yarn needle and thread tail and attach flower.

I hope that all made sense!! This hat takes me about 1-2 hours to make...so plenty of time for Halloween:-)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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45 comments:

Clara said...

Oh thanks for sharing. I have to try one.

Mim Smith Faro said...

This is adorable! I want to make one for myself :)

Amy said...

This is really super cute. I need to start learning how to make these for my girls.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

That is too freakin' cute! Love it! I just need to learn how to crochet.

Gabby said...

I found your blog on CraftGossip. Thanks for posting this!

Dianne Murray said...

This is the cutest hat ever. I would love to post this on Mom-stuff. Please give me your thoughts. dianne@mom-stuff.com

Beansieleigh said...

Very CUTE!!! I love hats, and would love to try this one!.. I wore the crochet candy corn hat LAST year (or two!), so I'm due for a fresh, new updated look for the big day! Thanks for sharing your pattern, and hope you're enjoying this beautiful weekend! ~tina

Ash said...

So cute! I have been looking for a great hat to crochet for my babe! Thanks for sharing.

anne maskell said...

So cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Ginger said...

How fun! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Beth said...

Indeed, the cutest hat ever!!!

Let me invite you to my blog to participate in my little party called Fibers on Friday; a linky party for knitters and crocheters! We'd love to have you join us!

http://plumslife.blogspot.com/

~Beth

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh my gosh this is so, so cute! I want one for myself! I just clicked over from Craft Gossip and I'm so glad I did. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

Chic Creations said...

Love the hat. Thanks for sharing the directions. I am going to make one. Thanks again.

April said...

I so wish I could crochet...I have tried and tried but my tension is always all crazy and I have one row tight one loose and nothing ever adds up quite right. Maybe I'll get it one day...Thanks for linking up. This is a truely adorable little hat...maybe I'll at least try the flower...

Al said...

Love the hat - great job with the instructions

Allie said...

SO cute! I want one! But I have one of those freakishly giant heads...
You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie linky Party!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Karen Lindsay said...

Hey from a fellow Sheridanite! A friend just directed me to your Halloween hat and I love it. I'll be making one soon. :-) I'm wondering if you would give me permission to use your pattern to make hats to sell. I'm gearing up for the bazaar in November and would love to use it.

Karen
http://community.webshots.com/user/kayellmt

BuyWoWWarlock said...

this is lovely.
i should make one for myself.
youtube FTW!!!XD

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Sweet....I love crocheting, and I LOVE Halloween!!!! Thanks for the pattern.

My Show n Tell is my newest Witch for my collection.

The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

WonderWhyGal said...

What a great idea! I make charity hats for various causes and I'm always looking for cute patterns...just found another one. Thank you.

Andrea
http://wonderwhyalpacafarm.blogspot.com/2010/10/fiber-arts-friday-kazoo-yarnies.html

daperfectmix said...

Great hat! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I will have to try this soon.

Tere said...

Oh these are awesome! I just learned who to connect chains...I need to venture out and really try to make something!

Sarah said...

Adorable hat! Thanks for sharing!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love to crochet! These hats are adorable! I'm adding them to my to do list! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

MICHELL said...

Thanks everyone! Yes....I don't mind if anyone uses any of my patterns for income..OR to donate!

I really enjoy sharing the things I make so others can make them and use them however they want!

Kara Wright said...

Oh I love the orange and black!! So cute

Veronica said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern and the magic circle link! I designed a spider to replace the flower on my hat. http://craftyclutter.blogspot.com/2010/10/crocheted-spider-pattern.html

Lynne said...

I'm looking for an email link to you. Guess I need to dig up my reading glasses and read all the little buttons. So, much interesting stuff. Love the Halloween hat, but Caron sent me over to you to look for a pattern for a Jack hat. Am I in the right place?

Anonymous said...

so cute but i'm having problems. Im new to crocheting and when I get to rows 7-11 my hat keeps getting smaller and smaller. Am I connecting with a slip stich at the end of each row like the previous rows? dont know what i'm doing wrong. help??

MICHELL said...

Oh my! I can't imagine what you might be doing wrong...these are just shells....so crochet 3 dc in each 3rd ch around then crochet 3 dc in each area in between each shell you just made...make sense??
I get confused too...if I stare at a picture long enough it will finally make sense to me..LOL

Anonymous said...

thanks! i might just be tired also. I'll try again tomorrow. Love your stuff!

Sara said...

My little girls would love one of these hats! Hope you don't mind I linked to one of your photos with a short description and a link back you your post. I started a blog to keep track of all the creative crochet patterns I find on the web. So many creative bloggers out there! Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern!

Sara said...

Hi Michelle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I saw your Sesame Street hats. They are adorable! I know some little guys that would love them. I will be posting some gift ideas soon. They will go on my list.
www.tangledhappy.blogspot.com

Anita said...

Thank you so much Michell for sharing your adorable pattern! I decided today to make one for my niece in red and white. I was sure to share the link to your blog and to this post.
If you'd like, you can check it out here:
http://aseknc.blogspot.com/2010/11/crochet-hat-free-pattern-link.html

Thanks again!
Blessings,
♥Anita
Life is more fun if you don't keep score. --Author Unknown
http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
http://asesaj.blogspot.com/
aseknc(at)gmail(dot)com

m.t.r.l. said...

thank you so much, love and peace to all crocheters xx ;-)

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-yumi-

Creative Goodness said...

Adorable!! Thank you for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I just found your page It is SO great! Thanks you so much for all the crochet patters, They are wonderful!!!! God bless

noelani said...

I love this pattern! I enlarged it and made two for granddaughter's recent fourth birthday, one in pink and apple green, and the other in lavender and white. I am now working on a black and orange one for Halloween. This pattern is a keeper! Thanks!

Mama Peck said...

Very cute hat pattern! Thanks for sharing. :)

pennjos said...

I just found this pattern, and I LOVE it! I've already made 2, and people at work are requesting more. We live in Savannah, and moms tell me you can't find beanie hats for little people in the stores. Hopefully I'll rake in some $$ this year making them.
Ever think of converting the pattern to an adult size? I can crochet, but can't change patterns to fit different sizes.
Thanks!
Penny

Meagan At Fairly Fabulous said...

OH I wish I understood this! haha. Such a cute hat. Wish I lived closer so you could teach me how to crochet. ;) Thanks for linking up for my very first party!!!

Mary said...

Precious pattern...thanks for sharing. Can you clarify how to dc in same stitch as you increase rows 8-11? Do you have 5 dc in each new row?
Thanks! I love the pattern but just keep messing up the 1st stich of rows 8-11!

chris said...

Love your patterns!! Did you ever post the abby cadabby one? Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

Thank you for posting this free pattern. I plan on tweaking it to fit a preemie. I am starting a "Beanies for Preemies" project where I make and donate hats to the NICU. Check out my blog.
www.theflightycrafter.blogspot.com

Thanks again!!

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