Hats Always On My Head!

It's so great to have you visit my hat blog!

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
Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mega Hats

BHP 
Version 25
Mega Hat

Sometimes I need to make a hat that is mega huge! There are some people out there with massive sized heads! I don’t need this pattern often but it is good to have several of these patterns for men, women, and even children. I have run across a child with a deformed head and have custom fit a Mega hat just for him.



I will make this hat again in 2011 using a single strand of worsted yarn.





Basic Hat Pattern

Using 2 strands of yarn held together,

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

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

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

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -11. Repeat Round 6.

Round 12. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next 3 sp, 1 dc in next sp.( 2 dc in next 4 sp, dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in next 4 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (If your number of stitches is off by 1 or 2 it will not affect the outcome of the hat.) (107 or 108 dc)

Round 13. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next 2 sp, 1 dc in next sp.( 2 dc in next 3 sp, dc in next sp) 25 times, 2 dc in next 3 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (If your number of stitches is off by 1 or 2 it will not affect the outcome of the hat.) (187 or 188 dc)

Fasten off.

NOTES;

Round 7 – 11 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.


For Your Information;
This hat was made with Simply Soft Pink, worsted acrylic yarn, 2 strands held together, a size J hook, and no edging on the hat. You can use a reverse single crochet for an edging on the hat.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A solid color and a variegated!

BHP

Version 19

A solid color and a variegated.

This hat will look good in any solid color with a matching variegated!

The variegated had black in it so it blends in with 
the hat color!


Basic Hat Pattern

Color A. Black

Color B. Variegated

With color A,
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. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (36 hdc)

Round 4. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (36 sc)

Round 5. Sl st in next sc, 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 hdc)

Round 6. Sl st in next hdc, 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 7. Sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 hdc in next 58 sp. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (60 hdc)

Round 8. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 sc)

Rounds 9-11. Repeat Round 7. Change to color B at end of round 11. (60 hdc)

Round 12. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 sc)

Rounds 13-15. Repeat Round 7. Change to color B at end of round 15. (60 hdc)

Round 16. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 hdc)

Rounds 17-19. Repeat Round 7. Change to color B at end of round 19. (60 hdc)

Rounds 20-23. Ch 1, sc in each in each sp around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made. (60 sc)


For Your Information;
This hat was made with leftover “Red Heart” black worsted acrylic yarn, and “Red Heart “ Mexicana, and a size J hook.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Version 24 Mistletoe Hat!

BHP

Version 24

Mistletoe Hat

So sorry for bad pictures! We took them at 6 this morning! There was not good 
lighting in the house at all!
The hat is made with dark green, medium green, dark red, and medium red.

There are two white beads on there for the seeds or buds on the mistletoe. Sorry I don't know what they are called!

I will get another pic this weekend!






Basic Hat Pattern

Color A Dark Green

Color B Medium Green

Color C Dark Red

Color D Medium Red

With color A,
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. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

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

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color C. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 7. Repeat round 6. Change to color D.

Round 8. Repeat round 6. Change to color A.

Round 9. Repeat round 6. Change to color B.

Round 10. Repeat round 6. Change to color C.

Round 11. Repeat round 6. Change to color D.

Round 12. Repeat round 6. Change to color A.

Round 13. Repeat round 6. Change to color B.

Round 14. Repeat round 6. Change to color C.

Round 15. Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc around. Change to color D. Slip st in first hdc made.

Round 16. Repeat round 15. Change to color A.

Round 17. Repeat round 15. Change to color B.

Round 18. Repeat round 15.

Fasten off.

Mistletoe Pattern

I looked for a free pattern but could not find one.

I used the pattern in the book, "100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet"

By Lesley Stanfield

Page 73

I can one in 10 minutes or less! So simple and very easy!

A great book!

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover Red Heart worsted acrylic yarn, a size J hook, and 18 rounds.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Dark Locks Hat!!!

BHP

Version 18

Dark Locks Hat

Mega Huge!

Its NOT a mushroom hat!

Top of hat!

Jonathan said, "It looks like a vase!"

He really loves this hat!

Wing Flaps!

Top Front!

Is it the top or back of hat?

Holy Cow!

Most of hat behind the face.

Side of hat!

Top or back?

Giant sized!

Just Goofy!

Cat in the hat?


Hook Size K

Color A White

Color B Red

Holding 2 strands together with Color A

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. 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. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

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

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

Round 6. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 4 sp) 11 times. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Round 7. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in each sp around. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 8-9 Repeat round 7 changing to color B at end of round 9. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 10-12. Repeat round 7 changing to color A at end of round 12. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Rounds 13-15. Repeat round 7 changing to color B at end of round 15. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (72 dc)

Round 16. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 6 sp, dc decrease in next 2 stitches. (dc in next 5 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 9 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (62 dc)

Round 17. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 5 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp, ( dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 9 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 52 dc)

Round 18. Ch 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, dc decrease in next 2 st, ( dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 st) 7 times. Dc in next 4 sp. Change to color A. Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 44 dc)

Round 19. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp (dc in next 4 sp, dc decrease in next 2 sp) 6 times, dc in next 2 sp Sl st in top of 1st dc. ( 37 dc)

Round 20. Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1, hdc around. Sl st in top of 1st hdc. (37 hdc)

Note: For remaining rounds do not crochet to tightly, try hat on several times to make sure its not to tight or not to loose. Hat needs to fit snugly but not tight. The hat is heavy so you want a good fit! If you are making this for a larger sized head you can eliminate some of the decrease stitches in round 19.

Round 21. Repeat round 20, change to color B. (37 hdc)

Round 22. Repeat round 20.

Round 23. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc around. Sl st in top of 1st sc. Please check the size of your hat and don’t crochet too tightly! (37 sc)

Round 24. Repeat round 23.

Round 25. Sl st around being careful not to get your sl st too tight! Another option, reverse sc around.

Fasten off.

For Your Information: This hat requires a lot of yarn! I used almost 12 ounces of one color and 12 of the other color. Please make sure you have enough yarn for this hat. I used leftovers of Red Heart, a more lightweight yarn doesn't hold its shape as well.

This hat is usually done in multi colors that are either very bright or muted tones. I would make this hat in black for people who held professional jobs and sometimes needed to contain their dreads for a more polished look. This hat was made for men and women who had dreads that were either very thick or very, very long!

I have had someone stuff this hat with toilet paper because they didn't have enough dreads to fill it out! Crazy!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Beware!!! It's coming in less than 2 hours!!!

Here it is!!! The beginning of my "Dark Locks Hat"!!!

This is the inside of the top of the hat!


I used red and white because it is December!
I can gift this to a friend with enormous dark locks!

When I completed three fourths of the hat I asked my son, Jonathan to try it on. He immediately

said, I had made a mushroom hat from the Mario game! Then my other son came upstairs and

said the same thing! I was close to beating my head on my desk! It's a holiday hat!!!


I will make this hat next year in rastafarian colors, the way it is supposed to be!



Gotta Go!!!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

It's December 1st!!!

BHP

Version 21

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This hat is usually made of 3 shades of one color. I decided to 
try it in holiday colors.



Basic Hat Pattern

Color A Red
Color B Green
Color C White

With color A,

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. 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. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp), 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

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

Round 5. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Change to color B. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 7. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1, sc in remaining stitches, change to color C. Sl st in first sc made. (60 dc)

Round 8. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 9-10. Repeat Round 8. Change to color B.

Round 11. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1, sc in remaining stitches, change to color A. Sl st in first sc made. (60 dc)

Round 12. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 13-16. Repeat Round 8. Change to color C.

Round 17. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, fpdc in next sp. ( dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp) Repeat around.

Rounds 18-19. Repeat Round 17.

Fasten Off.

NOTES;
Round 8 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.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover Red Heart yarn, a size J hook.

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