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Sherry
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Version 5! Band of many colors!

BHP
(Basic Hat Pattern)
Version 5



Remember those watches in the 90’s that had the bands of different colors, you could interchange? This hat is like that! You can make as many belt bands to match your hat as you want! 



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Notice, the green band is smooth and flat because it has been used once.


 Hat without any band.


For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.

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1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern

Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 1, hdc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1. 2 hdc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (24 hdc)

Round 3. Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, (2 hdc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (36 hdc)

Round 4. Sl st in next ch, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 1 sp, (2 hdc in next sp, 1 hdc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (48 hdc)

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 3 sp, (2 hdc in next sp, 1 hdc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (60 hdc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 hdc in next 58 sp. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (60 hdc)

Rounds 7 -17. Repeat Round 6.

Note: Check hat to see if you need to add more rounds or take a round off. At this point your hat needs to cover your head to the top of your forehead.

Round 18. Do not sl st in next ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same space as ch 1, hdc in next sp, ch 2, sk next 2 sp, hdc in next 2 sp. ( ch 2, sk next 2 sp, hdc in next 2 sp ) 13 times, ch 2, sk 2 ch, Sl st in top of hdc.

Round 19. Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, 2 hdc in ch 2 sp, ( 1 hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in ch 2 space) around.

Round 20. Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in each sp around, join with sl st in top of hdc.

Fasten off, and place marker or piece of yarn where your last stitch was made..

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Belt Band
The Belt Band can be worn on the side of the head or worn in the back, it’s your choice!

Use a size H hook for your belt band. 

Use your leftover yarns; it only takes a few yards to make this.

Ch 117.

Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 17 ch, sc crochet in next 81 ch, sl st in next 18 ch.

Fasten off.

Note: If your count is off by 1, or 2, or 3 its ok. It’s not noticeable; you will not be able to tell!

You can make the belt band in as many colors as you desire! Have fun! 

Note: You can make your band longer if you want more to hang down behind you or on the side. Remember to have the same amount of sl sts on each side!

You can experiment with different types of yarn. Make a few inches to check if it will fit in the spaces for your hat. You can change your hook size to get a different look in its size.

You can add beads to the sl sts, you can make the band very long to hang down your back, you can put your hair in a elastic hair band at the base of your neck and braid the belt band with your hair, remember to make it long enough.

How to weave Belt Band in your hat.

1. To the right of your marker, begin weaving your belt band. Place one of the sl st ends inside the hat and pull up until the other sl st side is hanging down with all 18 sts hanging inside the hat.

2. Place first sl st end into next sp pulling it down to the inside of the hat. Make sure band is straight and not twisted. Continue pulling band up and down through the spaces keeping it straight and not twisted. 

3. When you reach the back of the hat, place your sl st side in the first space you started with going in from the outside of the hat to the inside. Tie the ends together. Push knot through sp so it is showing on the outside of your hat.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with Simply Soft Black acrylic yarn, a size J hook, 20 rounds and no edging.

Belt Bands are made of scraps of Simply Soft and Red Heart, using an H hook.


Please if you find any errors let me know! Mom was sick this week so I didn’t proof it 4 times!

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