Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Baby Pixie Hat

A cute little crochet pixie hat with a knitted brim to give a nice cosy fit.




For a crochet version just substitute the knitted rib with a crochet rib or edging of your choice.

This hat is very versatile and can be made in the round or worked flat, I like the finished texture of the hat when it's worked flat, I also prefer to have a straight seam at the back, but everyone has their own preference that's why I have given instructions for both.


The pattern is available in the following sizes.

Measurements

These hats are very simple to make and you can adapt them for larger or smaller sizes just by adding or subtracting 4 stitches, or changing yarn thickness or hook sizes.
The pattern is written with preemie sizes first, larger sizes in brackets.

The instructions are given in both English and US terms (US terms are in brackets)

Abbreviations
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (sc)
htr = half treble (hdc)
tr = treble (dc)
ss slip stitch.

Materials
Double knit Yarn 
Approximately 25 gram for the larger sizes and 15 gram for the preemie size.
4 mm crochet hook
4mm dpns or circular needle.

Tension 19 stitches and 18 pattern rows to four inches.

Pattern = *one row dc(sc), one row htr(hdc), rep from *

The hats are worked from the brim to the crown. 

Pattern for Hat Made in the Round



Brim
The knitted brim can be worked flat with two needles cast off then sewn to form a circle, or worked in the round with dpns or circulars as you please.

Cast on 52(60, 64) sts and work 4(6, 6) rows k1,p1 rib.

Body of hat

Worked with alternating rows of dc(sc) and htr(hdc)

Round 1 -You can either cast off in rib, then with a 4mm hook dc(sc) 52( 60,64) sts around cast off edge or... 
change to 4mm hook and dc(sc)  all 52(60, 64) sts off needle, ss to first dc(sc)

Round 2 - ch1, htr(hdc) into same st, htr(hdc) in each st round, ss into first htr(hdc) not first ch1

Round 3 - ch1, dc(sc) in same st, dc(sc) into each st round, ss to first dc(sc) not first ch1
Repeat the last two rows on these 52(60,64) sts until until 8(11,12) rounds have been worked.

The hat should now measure 2½(3,3½) inches from beginning, you can add extra rounds here if needed.

Crown
The crown is worked by decreasing four stitches in every round.

Round 1 - ch1, dec in first 2 sts, work 11(13,14) dc(sc), *dec in next 2 sts, work 11(13,14) sts* rep from* to * to end of round, ss to first dc(sc)

Round 2 - ch1, dec in first 2 sts, work 10(12,13) htr(hdc), *dec in next 2 sts, work  10(12,13) sts*, work from * to * to end of round, ss to first htr(hdc)

Now work each following round from chart below beginning at 44(52,56) sts

Beg
64sts
2 tog
14
2 tog
14
2 tog
14
2 tog
14
60 sts
60
2 tog
13
2 tog
13
2 tog
13
2 tog
13
56
56
2 tog
12
2 tog
12
2 tog
12
2 tog
12
52
52
2 tog
11
2 tog
11
2 tog
11
2 tog
11
48
48
2 tog
10
2 tog
10
2 tog
10
2 tog
10
44
44
2 tog
9
2 tog
9
2 tog
9
2 tog
9
40
40
2 tog
8
2 tog
8
2 tog
8
2 tog
8
36
36
2 tog
7
2 tog
7
2 tog
7
2 tog
7
32
32
2 tog
6
2 tog
6
2 tog
6
2 tog
6
28
28
2 tog
5
2 tog
5
2 tog
5
2 tog
5
24
24
2 tog
4
2 tog
4
2 tog
4
2 tog
4
20
20
2 tog
3
2 tog
3
2 tog
3
2 tog
3
16
16
2 tog
2
2 tog
2
2 tog
2
2 tog
2
12
12
2 tog
1
2 tog
1
2 tog
1
2 tog
1
8
8
2 tog

2tog

2 tog

2 tog

4

You can decide how pointy you would like your hat by finishing with 8 or 4 sts  

To finish 
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and fasten off, weave in ends.
Have fun with these little hats, use up your stash yarn and make them stripy, add a pom pom or tassel, embellish them with applique.

Pattern for Hat Worked Flat 




Brim
Cast on 52(60, 64) sts and work 4(6, 6) rows k1,p1 rib. Do not cast off.

Body of hat
Worked with alternating rows of dc(sc) and htr(hdc)

Row 1 - change to 4mm hook and dc(sc)  all 52(60, 64) sts off needle, 2ch turn.

Row 2 - htr(hdc) in each st across, 1ch turn.

Row 3 - dc(sc) in each st across, 2ch turn.

Repeat the last two rows on these 52(60,64) sts until until 8(11,12) rows have been worked.

The hat should now measure 2½(3,3½) inches from beginning, you can add extra rows here if needed.

Crown
The crown is worked by decreasing eight stitches on every alternate row.

Keeping pattern rows correct :-

Row 1- work 5(6,6)sts, work  3tog, *work 10(12, 13)sts, work 3tog* to last 5(6,7)sts work across these sts to end. 44(52,56) sts

Row 2  and every alt row work 44 (52, 56) straight.

Now work from charts below 
Preemie size from 44 sts
Birth to 3 months 52 sts
Remember you are decreasing only on alternate rows
Beg
60sts
6
3 tog
12
3 tog
12
3 tog
12
3 tog
6
52sts
52
5
10
10
10
5
44
44
4
8
8
8
4
36
36
3
6
6
6
3
28
28
2
4
4
4
2
20
20
1
2
2
2
1
12
12





4
4












Three to six months from 56 sts
Beg
64sts
6
3 tog
13
3 tog
13
3 tog
13
3 tog
7
56sts
56
5
11
11
11
6
48
48
4
9
9
9
5
40
40
3
7
7
7
4
32
32
2
5
5
5
3
24
24
1
3
3
3
2
16
16

1
1
1
1
8
8

2 tog

2 tog

2 tog

2 tog

4






















To finish 
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and fasten off, weave in ends.

Have fun with these little hats, use up your stash yarn and make them stripy, add a pom pom or tassel, embellish them with applique.

Please let me know if you need more information or something is not clear.







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13 comments:

  1. So sweet. Thank you very much for the pattern and all the tips, Linda.

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  2. Oh how cute!! ♥ Really lovely, many thanks for the great pattern, Linda :-). One question: Which yardage does your normally used yarn have? Greetings, Nata xxx

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  3. Way beyond my skill level I would say, but lovely and very impressed that you can work out all the different sizes and so on!!!!! The finished hats look great!! xx

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  4. Hi and wow how adorable these baby hats are that you made! Thanks for sharing the directions on how to make it. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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  5. Nice little projects! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Greetings, Sabine.

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  6. Lovely little hats - thank you for the instructions. They are really cute.

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  7. such a cute hat! thanks for including all the tips and charts!

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  8. Delightful pattern and you've done a grand job of getting it all on here for your post, such a lot of work for you, thanks so much for sharing Linda xx

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  9. These are sooo precious, Linda! Thank you so much for sharing - will be whipping some up for the Sweet Pea Foundation - the NICU is always looking for yummy, cute hats! ♥

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  10. Hi Linda, Congratulations :) This was one of the most clicked projects at Link & Share Wednesday :) Thank you for linking up! Rhondda http://www.oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/07/link-party-51.html

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  11. Que bonito que te ha quedado los gorritos infantiles y de bebe, me tendre que poner ha hacer uno para mi sobrinita que esta al nacer, gracias por tu idea y felicitaciones por tu blog!!
    Te sigo!! Nos vemos por mi blog! saludos!!

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  12. Hi there, this is a stunning little hat. I'm such a novice at knitting and crochet that I can't do it. Do you have this pattern in just flat knitting, not with round needles? I would really, really appreciate it if you do. Pleeeeeeeeze.

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    1. Hi there, yes as soon as I have the time I'll work one out for you.

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