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Sherry
Sunday, September 05, 2010

It's Puffy Time! Version 7!

BHP

(Basic Hat Pattern)

Version 7


This hat looks great on anyone!


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 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

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

Round 3. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook. (2 dc in next sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook. (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook. (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook. (1 dc in next 4 sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -13. Repeat Round 6. (60 dc)

Round 14. Ch 1, sc around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60)

Rounds. 15-17. Repeat Round 14.


Fasten off.

NOTES;
Round 7 – 13 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

To make your puff stitches pop out, push them out with your finger from the wrong side, or squeeze or pinch them with your fingers!

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover unknown worsted acrylic yarn, a size J hook, and 17 rounds with no edging on the hat. It took 4 ounces to make this hat. If you add more rounds remember you will need more yarn.

3 comments:

Anne said...

Hi I'm having issues with this pattern, I'm only on row 3 and i keep coming up with 12 bumps not 11 lol and it's throwing off the look on the next row. Can you email me at Anne.Morrow@charter.net I could use the help! I'm making this for a friend of mine with breast cancer.

Colleen said...

Your pattern confuses me a little. Are you not counting the ch2 at the beginning of rnds as a dc like most patterns do? If so, does that mean that I should skip the ch2 and sl st into the dc after it at the end of rnds?

Sherry said...

Yes! You are correct! (The ch 2 helps to fill the space so there is no gap going up the back of your hat where you join each round.)

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