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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rainbow Colors!

(Basic Hat Pattern)
Version 10
Rainbow Colors
I need to get a picture during daylight hours, these are so dark!
It's actually very bright and colorful!
I will take another one tomorrow!

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.


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

This hat requires leftovers of many colors for the hair of your hat. You can choose to make it with one color.

You can choose a yarn color for your hat that best matches your colors, or just pick whatever color that pleases you.

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.

To make colored hair use an I hook and make your chain firmly and try to keep chains about the same size. You can use chunky or bulky weight yarn just change the size of your hook.

This is very easy.

Step 1. Make a slip knot on hook leaving a tail about 3 to 6 inches long. Make a row of chains as long as you want! I don’t count how many chains I am making unless I want them all to be the same length.
I make very long ones, about 100 to 120 chains, some short ones about 15 to 20, it’s just a matter of watching tv and knocking out as many as you want in any size!

Once you have completed your chain fasten off, BUT before you cut your yarn leave enough yarn so it is as long as your completed chain.

Attaching yarn to hat.

You can take your long length of yarn and use it to attach to your hat leaving the remaining yarn to hang down beside your completed chain.

With this hat you can actually make a lot of chains and attach them at the top of your hat putting as many as you can. Then you don’t have to attach any around the middle or bottom of hat. If you really want a lot of fullness then attach shorter chain amounts to other parts of the hat.

The tail on your chains can be trimmed to the size you want or leave as is.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover worsted acrylic yarn, about 3 ounces, a size I hook, and 16 rounds with no edging on the hat. The colored strands of chains were made with leftover worsted weight yarn. Don’t forget you can decorate this hat too!


Nancy said...

I love this!! Wish I would have had this when my daughter had cancer, she would have loved it. :) Thanks!

Sherry said...

Me too! It would brighten a day!

I had cancer too! I hope she is doing well!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Your hat is so cute, my daughter wants one to play dress up with. Thank you for sharing your pattern! I do have a couple of questions please.

In the instructions for the increasing rows, you have: "Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 2 ..."

1) We have slip stitched into the 1st hdc of the round to join the round but then we are supposed to slip stitch into the 2nd hdc then as well to start the next round?

2) The instructions say to work 2 hdc in the same sp as the chain 2 - but there is no chain 2 in the instructions.

Could you clarify those 2 things for me please? Thanks again!!

Sherry said...

Thank-You So Much for finding my mistake! I fixed it! It was supposed to be a ch 1, but I didn't catch it!

Yes, you do slip stitch again! There usually is a hole or gap where you slip stitch to start your next row, so that is how I get rid of the gap and you don't see a line of joined stitches going down your hat.

But you know for this hat you don't have to do the 2nd slip stitch because the hat isn't going to show! I should have thought of that!

Thanks so much!!

Sherry said...

Hi Noahsmom!

You can string a bunch of beads on your yarn before you make your chain, then pull up a bead randomly and make another chain and its secured in place. I will post some pictures in about an hour.

Anonymous said...

Oh, beads, that would be cute too! You are so creative! Thank you for responding so quickly. Have a great day.

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