Cotton Candy Hat

Cotton Candy Hat



An openwork motif at the crown is perfectly accented with a lacy pattern of clusters and cross stitches in the body of this cute baby hat. A solid-stitch brim gets a perfect finish with a reverse single-crochet edging.

FINISHED SIZES: Instructions given fit child's size small; changes for medium and large are in [ ]. FINISHED SIZES Instructions given fit child's size small; changes for medium and large are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference: 121/2 inches (small) [14 inches (medium), 16 inches (large)]

Length including Brim: 61/2 inches (small) [6% inches (medium), 7 inches (large)]

MATERIALS: Bernat Softee Baby light (light worsted) weight acrylic yarn (5 oz/362 yds/140g per ball): 1 ball #30301 baby pink marl

Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE

18 pattern sts = 4 inches

Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-5 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet and chain-2 unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Cross-stitch (cross-st): Sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, working behind last dc made, dc in first skdc.

Cluster (cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, yo, pull through all Ips on hook.

HAT

Crown

Rnd 1: Ch 6, si st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 15 dc in ring, join (see Pattern Notes) in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (16 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, *2 dc in next ch-2 sp**, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in same st as beg sl st, ch 3, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 hdcin next ch-3 sp, [dc in each of next 4 dc, 3 hdc in next ch-3 sp] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (56 sts)

Sizes Medium & Large Only

Rnd [5]: Ch 3, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, [dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.([64] dc)

Size Large Only

Rnd [6]: Ch 3, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, [dc in each of next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. ([72] dc)

All Sizes

Rnd 5 [6, 7]: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc.

Body

Rnd 6 [7, 8]: Ch 3, sk next 1 [0, 2] st(s), [3 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 7 [8, 9]: Ch 3, cross-st (see Special Stitches) around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 8 [9, 10]: Ch 5 (see Pattern Notes), [cl (see Special Stitches), ch 2] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 9 [10, 11]: Ch 5, [sk next ch sp, dc in next ch sp, ch 1, working behind last dc made, dc in sk ch sp] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 10 [11, 12]: Ch 5, 3 dc in each ch-1 sp around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 11 [12, 13]: Rep rnd 7 [8, 9].

Rnd 12 [13, 14]: Rep rnd 8 [9, 10].

Rnd 13 [14, 15]: Ch 1, sc in each st around with 2 sc in each ch sp, join in beg sc.

Brim

Rnd 14 [15, 16]: Ch 1, sc in each of first 4 [3, 2] sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join in beg sc. (73 [85, 96] sc)

Rnd 15 [16, 17]: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc.

Rnd 16 [17, 18]: Ch 1, sc in each of first 0 [0, 3] st(s), 2 sc in next st, [sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join in beg sc. (92 [107, 120] sc)

Rnds 17 & 18 [18 & 19,19 & 20]: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc.

Rnd 19 [20, 21]: Ch 1, sc in each of first 1 [2, 1] st(s), 2 sc in next st, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around, join in beg sc. (138 [161, 180] sc)

Rnd 20 [21, 22]: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc.

Rnd 21 [22, 23]: Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sc (see Stitch Guide) in each st around, join in beg reverse sc. Fasten off.