Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Crocheted Hats

I have decided that I really like to crochet. The problem is that I have a hard time sitting down and doing it.  So on our recent trip to California I spent the drives there and back crocheting hats for my kids. I am definitely a beginner crocheter. If you're a pro, don't look to closely because there are definitely mistakes. But that's the beauty of these hats, they are very forgiving and very easy.
 I got all the patterns free from the internet.   I either used yarn I had or bought it at Walmart. It's super cheap there - $2.33 per skein. I'm sure I could make at least one more hat of each color, maybe 2. So that means that the hats cost around $1. You can't beat that.

This earflap hat pattern you can find at Peanutzmom's Pattern Place. It was super fast
and easy to make, using double crochet, decrease double crochet, single crochet and chain stitches. I used Red Heart yarn - the color is Watercolor.

My son's hat was the most difficult of the bunch. I learned some new stitches while making it - Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet. (I had to look up a diagram to learn them).  I got about 1/2 way and it looked really bad. It was lumpy and weird looking. I'm not sure what I did but I unraveled it all and started over.   I think I got it right this time - although in the original picture all the lines were straight not curved. Overall I'm pleased with it and it has a nice feel to it. You can find the pattern at Celtic Mommy. Her pattern includes either toddler or child sized hats. For this hat I used some cream yarn I already had and the label is long gone, so I don't know the brand or color.

I used the same pattern for my two little girls. I got the pattern at Vallieskids  I love the little butterfly on the side. Another super easy hat with a fun twist.  This hat uses double crochet, single crochet and chain stitches.
This hat is Red Heart in Cherry Chip

 And this one is Red Heart Pink Camo

I hope this inspires you to try some crocheting.


  1. Aw! Great job! Looks like the kids love them. Thanks for linking up to Shine On Fridays!

  2. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing them at Crafty Moms Share's Sharing Saturday!

  3. i reallllly wantto learn how to do this!! thanks for linking them up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party last week! hope to see you again this week!

  4. Your hats are darling! I've been crocheting hats too lately, some from patterns and some of my own "invention".

  5. Your hats came out just perfect... and only you know where those teeny imperfections are so don't worry about them. I am sure your sweeties love them and will enjoy wearing them!
    Happy Holiday!!
    Hettie, CelticMommy