Charity Hats

My hope is to send a box of hats to Beth’s Hats for Hope by the end of September.

If I can, I also plan to include some scarves.

I make all these hats from acrylic yarn so there aren’t any worries about allergies to wool. Plus, they can be thrown in the washing machine and dryer.

This week I made three hats.

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First up was a Happy Granny Hat by Simone of Cows and Pink.

A quick pattern that made a nice hat.  The only part I didn’t like was the occasional double clusters in the pattern.  I realize they are needed to increase the size, but I thought it looked a bit strange.  Luckily, where it occurs is in the dark part of the pattern so I don’t think it is that noticeable.

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Next up were two simple, basic hat patterns.

I used the following pattern:

Worsted weight yarn, 6mm hook.

  • Start with a magic ring
  • Chain 2 (counts as 1 HDC)
  • HDC total of 11 into ring (including ch 2), SS to ch2
  • Ch3, 2 DC in each stitch, SS to ch3
  • Ch3, 2 DC (ch 3 counts as 1st DC), 1DC in next stitch.  *2DC, 1DC* until end, SS to ch3
  • CH3, 2 DC (ch 3 counts as 1st DC), 1 DC in next 2 stitches.  *2 DC, 1DC in next 2 stitches* until end, SS to ch3.
  • Ch3, 2 DC (ch 3 counts as 1st DC), 1 DC in next 3 stitches. *2 DC, 1 DC in next 3 stitches* until end, SS to ch3.
  • Continue in this pattern until you reach the size you need
  • Chain 3, 2 DC (ch 3 counts as 1st DC), 1 DC in each stitch to end, SS to ch3.
  • Continue until you reach desired length.
  • Last row, SC around, fasten off.
  • Add embellishment, applique or pompom.

An easy, quick, basic hat.

The toddler hat turned out perfect.

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The adult hat, I used sport weight yarn and had to do a few DC 2 TOG to get the size right towards the end (I wasn’t paying attention and forgot to change to a smaller hook for the yarn weight).

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For both hats I did a simple reverse SC on the last row and added a pompom.

This has been a great way to use up some stash yarn.

Just because they are for charity doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty and cute!

Now to make some hats geared more for men.

Happy Crocheting!

Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918

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Linked to: Live Randomly Simple, Sew Can Do, Lou Lou Girls, The Stitchin’ Mommy, ELK Studios, Moogly, Its All About Crochet

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