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My goal is to showcase the potential of even the most novice crocheter to be able to stitch together the most beautiful beanies, berets, and brain-warmers they never dreamed possible!

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Sherry
Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beads of Color!

BHP
(Basic Hat Pattern)
Version 11
Beads

You may see patches of a white hat showing through! I should have used 
black but I wanted to take pictures that you could see clearly.

This is a side view before I have trimmed the ends 

This is before I trimmed the bangs.

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

Note: Choose a color yarn that will blend with the yarn you are using for hair.
Example: Black hair use black yarn for hat.
Sometimes I will use dishcloth cotton if I can find it in the color I need. The cotton breathes a little and helps with all that acrylic yarn on your head!

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 hdc)

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 2 sp, (2 hdc in next sp, 1 hdc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (48 dc)

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. Repeat Round 6 until hat just covers forehead.

Fasten off.

Note: This hat is 80 % made of crocheted chains of various lengths and about 20% of yarn cut and attached to hat. If you want some straight strands in your hair, this is the easiest way to make them. When making your chain make sure you have a 2 inch tail. When chain is desired length, cut your yarn to the same length as your chain, this makes quick work of adding your chained lengths and straight pieces at the same time. You do not need to add the straight pieces on every chain length you make, unless you want too!

Note: You can take a piece of yarn to place on your hat as a filler. Measure the desired length and double that amount.

 
1. Fold yarn in half and make a loop and hold between your thumb and fore finger.


2. Place hook under desired stitch and bring hook up from the back of the stitch.

 
3. Place loop on hook and continue to hold it firmly, pull hook though until it is on front of the stitch.


4. Leaving loop on hook, hold remaining two pieces of yarn together, grab yarn and pull through loop. 


5. Gently tug on yarn to tighten loop.


Decorate Your Hair!!!

Have fun! Add colorful beads! Add gold beads for a very bling-bling look! There are so many ideas to for personalizing this hat! You can add beads before you attach the hair or afterwards.

Note: When adding beads to this hat you can easily string a bead on your length of chain, put as many as you like. It is quick and easy to do.

For Your Information;
This hat was made with leftover worsted acrylic yarn approximately 3 ounces, a size J hook and leftover black yarn to make the beaded hair pieces.

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