Monday, November 23, 2015

The Evelyn Hat

A brief history on this hat. My mom asked me to make a brown hat to give to my 92 year old Grandma Evelyn as a Christmas present.  I figured that my Grandma would not want a hat with eyeballs like the majority of the hats I make have so I came up with this design.  It has a few different special stitches which give the hat a neat texture.  The seam is on the back of the hat so it can be worn with the flower on the left or the right side of the hat.

Front of the hat

Back of the hat

Front of the hat with flower


Materials:

One skein of worsted weight yarn in color A and one skein of worsted weight yarn in color B.  (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe as color A and Coffee as color B)
H hook
Tapestry Needle
Button for the center of the flower (probably about 1 inch in diameter)
Embroidery needle
Thread or Embroidery Floss
scissors

Abbreviations:

bpdc= back post double crochet
bpsc= back post single crochet
ch= chain
crdc= crossed double crochet
dc= double crochet
fpdc= front post double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
sl st= slip stitch
st= stitch
tc= triple crochet

Special stitches:

Crossed double crochet (crossed dc)
See here for tutorial
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-make-a-crossed-double-crochet-stitch.html

Front and Back post double crochet
See here for tutorial
https://crochetwithpassion.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/front-and-back-post-double-crochet-tutorial/

Back post single crochet
See here for tutorial
http://newstitchaday.com/bpsc-back-post-single-crochet/

Body of the Hat


In Color (A)  Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)

Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)

Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)

Round 4: Ch 2.  In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the next st  make 2 dc.  *In the next two stitches make 1 crdc.  In the next st make
2 dc*  Repeat to end of round. Join to first st in round with a sl st.  (44 stitches total)

Round 5: Ch 2 In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the next eight stitches make 4 crdc  In the next st make 2 dc.  *In the next ten stitches make 5 crdc.  In the next stitch make
2 dc*  Repeat to the end of round. Join to first st in round with a sl st  (48 stitches total)

Round 6:  Ch 2 In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the next eight stitches make 4 crdc.  Skip the next st.  Work 1 dc in the next stitch over.  Now go back to the skipped stitch and
make 2 dc.  *In the next ten stitches make 5 crdc.  Skip the next st.  Work 1 dc in the next stitch over.  Now go back to the skipped stitch and make 2 dc.*  Repeat to the end of round. Join to first st in round with
a sl st  (52 stitches total)

Round 7: Ch 2 In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the next ten stitches make 5 crdc  In the next st make 2 dc.  *In the next twelve stitches make 6 crdc.
 In the next stitch make 2 dc*  Repeat to the end of round. Join to first st in round with a sl st (56 stitches total)

Round 8:  Ch 2 In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the next ten stitches make 5 crdc.  Skip the next st.  Work 1 dc in the next stitch over.  Now go back to the skipped stitch and
make 2 dc.  *In the next twelve stitches make 6 crdc.  Skip the next st.  Work 1 dc in the next stitch over.  Now go back to the skipped stitch and make 2 dc.*  Repeat to the end of round. Join to first st in round with
a sl st (60 stitches total)

Round 9: Ch 2 In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the next twelve stitches make 6 crdc  In the next st make 2 dc.  *In the next fourteen stitches make 7 crdc.
 In the next stitch make 2 dc*  Repeat to the end of round. Join to first st in round with a sl st  (64 dc)

Round 10:  Ch 2 In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the next twelve stitches make 6 crdc.  Skip the next st.  Work 1 dc in the next stitch over.  Now go back to the skipped stitch and
make 2 dc.  *In the next fourteen stitches make 7 crdc.  Skip the next st.  Work 1 dc in the next stitch over.  Now go back to the skipped stitch and make 2 dc.*  Repeat to the end of round. Join to first st in round with
a sl st (68 stitches total)

Rounds 11-13: Ch 2 In the next st make 1 dc now go back to the st with the ch 2 and make 1 dc.  In the remaining sixty-six stitches in the round make 33 crdc. (68 stitches total)
Switch to color (B)
Round 14: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc).

Round 15: Ch 2 in same st make 1 fpdc.  Make 1 fpdc in the next st.  Make 1 bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  *Make 1 fpdc in each of the next two stitches and then 1 bpdc in each of the next two stitches* Repeat to end of
round.  Join to first st in round  with a sl st (68 stitches total)

Round 16: Ch 2 in same st make 1 bpdc.  Make 1 bpdc in the next st.  Make 1 fpdc in each of the next two stitches.  *Make 1 bpdc in each of the next two stitches and then 1 fpdc in each of the next two stitches* Repeat to end of
round.  Join to first st in round with a sl st (68 stitches total)

Round 17: Ch 2 in same st make 1 fpdc.  Make 1 fpdc in the next st.  Make 1 bpdc in each of the next two stitches.  *Make 1 fpdc in each of the next two stitches and then 1 bpdc in each of the next two stitches* Repeat to end of
round.  Join to first st in round with a sl st (68 stitches total)

Round 18 : Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (68 sc)

Flower (in Color B)

Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring

Round 1: Ch 1 and then make 10 sc in the ring, join to first st in round with a slip st (10 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1 and then make 1 sc in the same st ch 3.  Skip next st.  *Sc in next st and ch 3, skip next st* Repeat until you have 5 loops made from your ch 3.  Join to the first ch 1

Round 3: Ch 1.  In the first set of your Ch 3 loops make 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sl st.  Make 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sl st in each remaining set of Ch 3 loops.  Join to ch 1 from the beginning of the round
with a sl st. When you are finished with this round you should have a total of 5 petals

Round 4: Ch 1.  In the first hdc from round 3 make a bpsc and then ch 5.  *Make one bpsc in the first hdc from the next petal and ch 5*  Repeat until you have five ch 5 loops.  Join to the ch 1 from the beginning of the round with a
sl st

Round 5: Ch 1.  In the first set of your Ch 5 loops make 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sl st.  Make 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sl st in each remaining set of Ch 5 loops.  Join to ch 1 from the beginning of the round
with a sl st. When you are finished with this round you should have a total of 5 petals.  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing flower onto hat.

Finishing

Lay the hat down on a flat surface.  Make sure that your seam is on the backside of the hat and is running down the middle of the hat
Sew flower onto one side of the hat.  About half of the flower should be on the color A section of the hat and the other half should be the color B half
Sew button onto the center of the hat
Weave in any remaining loose ends on the hat

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