Sunday, January 22, 2012
Child's Chunky Cloche Hat Free Pattern!
You should also know that this pattern might not be perfect. Specifically, the bottom where the cloche flares out, the numbers don't exactly match up. It actually caused the "brim" to be slightly pinched in the back which I think looks really cute.
I also didn't have this pattern tested. I don't even know how to go about all that. Fair warning has been given! If you have any questions, shoot me an email. If you have a suggestion of how to phrase something different I would love it hear it :) Plus it is made with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick so it whips up in no time, so if it doesn't turn out the way you want, you only wasted like 15 minutes. Also I didn't want to make the math of the pattern all perfect and stuff. I just started college again after a 4 year break and my brain hurts. You are lucky you have a pattern at all ;)
Yarn: Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (This is the yarn I used, I have never used another yarn with this pattern and I have no idea if other thick yarns would work right. I don't know if doubling up worsted weight yarn would work either).
Hook Size: N
Size: Fits my daughter who is 2 1/2. The yarn gives the hat a good amount of stretch. If I had to guess I would say you could safely make this for an 18 mo. - 3 year old girl.
The products you make from this pattern are yours to do with as you please. You can sell products made with this pattern (woohoo!). I would be flattered to see some of these popping up on Etsy. However, do not sell this pattern. First of all I don't think it is good enough to sell, second of all this is a free pattern for everyone, so don't get all greedy. I understand that you could change like 3 stitches in this pattern and "make it your own" and that "technically" there is nothing I could do about that but, are you seriously that lacking in creativity that you would need to do that? Have some faith in yourself and your creativity :) Come up with your own stuff. (The right to sell products are for my crochet patterns only unless otherwise stated.)
Ok enough of that...on to the pattern!
Round 1. Ch3, crochet 11 hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the ch 3.
2. Ch 2, 1 hdc in same space , 2 hdc in each chain around. Join with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 2.
3. Ch 2, 1 hdc in same space, *1 hdc in next chain, 1hdc in next chain, 2 hdc in next chain*, repeat around. Join with slip stitch in top of chain 2.
4-7. Ch 2, 1 hdc in each chain around. Join with a slip stitch in top of chain 2.
8. Ch 2, 1 hdc in same space, *1 hdc in next chain, 1 hdc in next chain, 2 hdc in next chain*. Repeat around. Join with slip stitch in top of ch 2.
9. Ch 2, 1 hdc in same space, *1 hdc in next chain, 1 hdc in next chain, 1 hdc in next chain, 2 hdc in next chain*. Repeat around. Join with a slip stitch in top of chain 2 (this row didn't add up for me. I ended up with 1 hdc and a join in the last part of the row. Honestly it looked fine.)
I added 2 pink little buttons on the side as you can see in the picture above. I hope you like the pattern! Like I said, just email me with any questions.