Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scalloped Newborn Cupcake Hat

Please read this before continuing or starting a new project.  Thanks.

I know there are several other similar patterns like this one out there, but I wanted something with more texture than just a typical single crochet beanie, so I decided to write my own. :)

This pattern is written for newborn size and will fit a head approximately 15-16" in circumference. It can be easily adjusted for larger sizes; simply add additional increase rounds and additional rounds for length.

Please do not distribute or sell this pattern. Items made from this pattern are for personal use only; do not sell items made from this pattern.

Worsted weight yarn in desired colors (for this project, the colors I used and will reference are brown, pink, and red)
Size G and I hooks
Yarn needle
Polyfil stuffing (or some other sort of stuffing material)
Optional: straight pins, stitch marker, beads, other desired embellishments

Abbreviations (American standard):
ch = chain
sp = space
st = stitch
sk = skip
rnd = round
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
dec = single crochet decrease
BLO = back loop only
F/O = fasten off

Notes: When working rounds, do not join rounds with a slip stitch. Work in continuous rounds (use a stitch marker if desired) UNLESS INDICATED.


Bottom part
• With brown and G hook, ch 8
• Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in ea ch to end (6 st). Ch 2, turn.
• Rows 2-32: hdc in BLO in ea hdc to end (6 st). Ch 2, turn. (DO NOT ch 2 at the end of row 32.)
• Join the last row to the first ch in row 1 with a sl st. F/O brown yarn. ( I like to join by crocheting together the back loop of ea st in row 1 and the front loop of ea st in row 32, then turning inside out so the seam isn’t as visible. Just a suggestion, you don’t have to do this.)
• Next step: crocheting on the side of the band, evenly add TWO (2) rounds of sc stitches with pink (or whatever color you will be using for the top half). The exact number of stitches does not really matter, as these rows will just be used for attaching the top part to the bottom part. It should be around 50, give or take a few sc.

At this point, your hat will resemble a headband.

Top part:
• With pink (or desired "frosting" color) and size I hook, ch 4 and join to first ch with sl st to form a ring.
• Rnd 1: Ch 1, place 6 sc in the ring. (6 st)
• Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around (12 st)
• Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st - repeat from * around (18 st)
• Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st - repeat from * around (24 st)
• Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st - repeat from * around (30 st)
• Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 st - repeat from * around (36 st)
• Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st - repeat from * around (42 st)
• Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc. *Sk 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc - repeat from * around.
• Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in 1st sc. *1 sc in center of first scallop (3rd dc), 5 dc in sc - repeat from * around, put 3 dc in last sc.
• Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in 1st dc (this would be the 3rd ch in the ch 3), *5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in center (3rd dc) of next scallop - rep from * around, put 1 sc in the ch 1 that you made at the beginning of this rnd.
• Rnds 11 - 14: Repeat rnds 9 & 10. At the end of rnd 14, join with sl st to 1st sc made in rnd 13.
• F/O.
Cherry:• With red and a G hook, ch 2.
• Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 st)
• Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around (12 st)
• Rnds 3-4: sc in ea st around (12 st)
• Rnd 5: *1 sc in next st, dec over next 2 st - repeat from * around (8 st)
• F/O

With a yarn needle, sew the top part of the hat around the bottom of round 13 to the bottom (brown part) of the hat along the two rows of pink sc (this will allow round 14 to overlap the band, and the two rows of pink sc on the band will make the sewing invisible). I found it easier to turn both parts inside out and sew them this way. If you do it this way, it will look like you're sewing the band to the outside of the top part. Once you have finished attaching, turn back right side out. You may also want to pin the two parts together before you sew them to ensure that it will be straight and even.

Lightly stuff cherry and sew to top of hat.

If desired, add colored "sprinkles" to your hat using beads, French knots, surface slip stitches, etc. In my sample, I used a lazy daisy embroidery stitch with some stash yarns.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this pattern. I just finished it and love how it turned out.