Caron Simply Soft Baby Santa Hat

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by Kim Guzman, Caron

Caron Simply Soft Baby Santa Hat

Adorable hat for baby to wear when taking those holiday pictures!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of about 16 sts and 21 rows (about 4 inch) in slip stitch with larger hook to crochet a hat that measures about 15 (18) inch in circumference. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Notes:
    Hat is crocheted, but produces a fabric that looks knitted.
    Hat is worked in short rows, which create wedge-shaped sections. Red short row is a row worked over a portion of the stitches in the previous row, leaving the remaining stitches unworked.
    Each right side row is worked from the top of the hat down. Each wrong side row is worked from the lower edge of the hat upwards.
    Take care to work into the very first stitch (or chain) of each row, unless otherwise instructed.
  • 2
    Hat:
    With larger hook and Red, ch 40 (44).
    Row 1 (RS): Working in back bars, sl st in each bar across, turn—40 (44) sts. Note: Work a slip stitch in every back bar, do not skip the first back bar.
    Row 2 (WS): Working in back loops only, sl st in each st across to last 3 sts, turn; leave last 3 sts unworked—37 (41) sts.
    Row 3: Sk first st, working in back loops only, sl st in each st across, turn—36 (40) sts.
    Row 4: Working in back loops only, sl st in each st across to last 2 sts, turn; leave last 2 sts unworked—34 (38) sts.
    Rows 5–14: Repeat last 2 rows 5 times—19 (23) sts at the end of Row 14.
    Row 15: Repeat Row 3—18 (22) sts.
    Row 16: Working in back loops, sl st in each st all the way across, working into the unworked sts of all previous rows, turn—40 (44) sts.
    Row 17: Working in back loops only, sl st in each st across, turn.
    Rows 18–65 (81): Repeat Rows 2–17, 3 (4) more times.
    Rows 66 (82)–80 (96): Repeat Row 2–16, once more.
    Fasten off, leaving a 15 inch tail for sewing. Weave tail through ends of rows at tip of hat and pull to gather. Tie to secure, then use remaining tail to sew side edges together.
  • 3
    With RS facing and smaller hook, join White with sl st in hat seam.
    Round 1: Ch 1, work 40 (48) sc evenly spaced around lower edge of hat; join with sl st in first sc.
    Round 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
    Note: When working Round 3, push the ch-4 loops to the back of the work. The ch-4 loops will appear on the RS of the hat when the band is folded up.
    Round 3: Ch 4, sc in same sc as join, (sl st, ch 4, sc) in each sc around; sk beginning ch-4; join with sl st in first sc—40 (48) ch-loops.
    Round 4: Ch 1, skipping all ch-4 sps and sl sts, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
    Repeat last 2 rounds 1 (2) more times. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Fold band up (sew in place with a few stitches, if desired).
  • 5
    Pom Pom:
    Wrap White around 2 inch piece of cardboard, approximately 100 times. Cut yarn and carefully remove strands from cardboard. Tie an 8 inch length of White around center of strands and tighten. Cut ends of strands (at folds). Trim to even. Tie to top of hat.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn Red 104212801
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn White 104212780
  • Crochet Hook K 10.5/6.5 mm
  • Clover Amour Crochet Hook I 5.5 mm 104755763 (for Hat Band)
  • 2 inch Piece of Cardboard
  • Yarn Needle
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