Monday, September 21, 2009

Crochet Santa Hat

Crochet Pixie Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Pixie Hat

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Pixie Hat

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch

PC - Popcorn

Gauge Estimate
15 stitches
14 Rows
Keep in mind this is an estimate and your results may differ

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle



The final size estimate for this hat will fit a 22"/56cm - 24"/61cm, adult head.

Chain 3, join.

Round 1: Work 6 SC through the chain. (6 SC total) Mark the first stitch with a yarn marker. Do not join.

Round 2-3: The first single crochet will be worked right in the top of the previous single crochet, working the cap in a continual round. Work 1 SC through each stitch. (6 SC total)


Round 4: Work 2 SC in each stitch. (12 SC total)


Round 5-9: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (12 SC total)


Round 10: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 Stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (16 SC total)


Round 11: *Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (16 SC total)


Round 12: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (20 SC total)


Round 13: work 1 SC in ea SC around. (20 SC total)

Round 14: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (24 SC total)


Round 15-16: work 1 SC in ea SC around. (24 SC total)

Round 17: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (32 SC total)



Round 18-21: work 1 SC in ea SC around. (32 SC total)

Round 22: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (40 SC total)

Round 23: work 1 SC in ea SC around. (40 SC total)
This is the first place that you can stop increasing and continue on for the length of the cap. The size estimate will be for a 12-13 inch/32 centimeter head.


Round 24: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (48 SC total)


Round 25-27: work 1 SC in ea SC around. (48 SC total)
This is another place that you can stop increasing and continue on for the length of the cap. The size estimate will be for a 16 inch/41 centimeter head.

Round 28: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (58 SC total)

Round 29-32: work 1 SC in ea SC around. (58 SC total)
This is another place that you can stop increasing and continue on for the length of the cap.

Round 33: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from *. (66 SC total)

Round 34-43: work 1 SC in ea SC around. (66 SC total)
Continue for the length of the cap. This will fit an adult size head.


To end, skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in the next stitch. Cut the yarn and pull the tail through. This technique will make the round even. Sew in the tail.





Edging
Round 1: Work a round of single crochet with a contrasting color. Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 2: Work 1 double crochet in each of the next two stitches. Work a popcorn in the next stitch. Continue around. Join with the beginning stitch.



Round 3: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch and popcorn stitch around. Join with the beginning stitch.







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