Sunday, June 19, 2011

Free Pattern: Cluster Hat - Premie


Newborn size here.
6-month size here.

Hat should measure about 12" in circumference for a newborn.


Supplies:
Worsted weight cotton yarn (I love this cotton)
5mm hook (H/8)
Tapestry needle (for sewing on flower)

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
YO - yarn over
Sl st - slip stitch
Sp - space

Special Stitch:
Cluster -Make a dc within one step of finishing (2 loops left on hook).  Repeat (3 loops left on hook), repeat (4 loops left on hook.  YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Instructions:
Round 1: Magic Ring.  Inside the ring, ch 3.  Make a dc within one step of finishing (2 loops left on hook).  Repeat (3 loops left on hook).  YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook.  Ch 2.  *Cluster, ch 2.  Repeat from * two times.  Pull ring tight.  Sl st to top ch of ch 3.  Sl st in next st, sl st in ch-2 sp.  (4 clusters)

Round 2: Ch 3.  In ch-2 sp, make a dc within one step of finishing (2 loops left on hook).  Repeat (3 loops left on hook).  YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook. Ch 2.  In same sp, cluster, ch 2.  *In the next ch-2 sp, cluster, ch 2.; cluster ch 2.  Repeat from * in each ch-2 sp.  Sl st to top ch of ch 3. Sl st in next st, sl st in ch-2 sp.  (8 clusters)

Round 3:  Ch 3.  In ch-2 sp, make a dc within one step of finishing (2 loops left on hook).  Repeat (3 loops left on hook).  YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook. Ch 2.  In same sp, cluster, ch 2. *In the next ch-2 sp, cluster, ch 2.  In next ch-2 sp, [cluster, ch 2; cluster, ch 2.]  Repeat from * around.  (End on a single cluster in the sp.)  Sl st to top ch of ch 3. Sl st in next st, sl st in ch-2 sp.  (12 clusters)

Round 4-6:  Ch 3.  Make a dc within one step of finishing (2 loops left on hook).  Repeat (3 loops left on hook).  YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook. Ch 2.  *In the next ch-2 sp, Cluster, ch 2.  Repeat from * in each ch-2 sp.  Sl st to top ch of ch 3. Sl st in next st, sl st in ch-2 sp. (12 clusters)

Round 7-9 or 10: Loosely sl st around in back loops only.  Join, turn.
Finish with chs facing out.  Finish off, weave in ends.

Big Flower:
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3.  10 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, skip 1 dc, sl st.  Repeat around.  Join.  (You should have five ch-3s)
Round 3: 7 dc in ch-3 sp.  Sl st over Round 2 sl st, into Round 1 dc.  Repeat around.  Join, finish off, weave in ends.

Small Flower:
Round 1: In magic ring, [ch 2, cluster, ch 2, sl st.]  Repeat 4 times.  Join, finish off, weave in ends.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

13 comments:

  1. I recently made this while flying and found the top to be easy and stretchy. When it came to the bottom stitches, although I thought I was doing them loosely, they are not as loose as I would want to allow any stretching. I have never really found the cotton yarn to be very stretchy so I guess making this "Loosely" really does mean "really loosely".

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  2. An easy alternative with more stretch would be to do two rows of sc instead of the sl st rows.

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  3. This is a darling little hat for preemies...so much cuter than some of the plain ones that were given to our two little ones while in the NICU. Not that I take the gift for granted but this little hat would really put a smile on someone's face and I will be making some this fall to take to the hosp to donate. Thanks for sharing this! Diane

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  4. How would one go about doctoring this so that the hat could fit an older baby? Should I just do increases from twelve clusters?

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    1. Keep increasing as you would a normal hat (so it would be increase every second, then increase every third and so on) until you get the width and then stop and just do one cluster in each. This page has saved my life when it comes to hats ;) - http://crochetincolor.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/trying-to-customize-hat-sizes.html

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  5. Check the comments on the newborn hat - I explain how to increase the size there. :)

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  6. What is the magic stitch? Does that mean chain three and join then start

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  7. Click on the words Magic Ring and it will take you to an explanation with lots of pictures. Or look it up on Youtube for videos.

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  8. This is such a beautiful hat, but it's so difficult to understand. Im a beginner (I know this pattern is meant for intermediates, but all beginner patterns are ugly) I'd love it if you had some easier-to-follow instructions available? I'm bored of the ugly/plain designs, but I'm trying to teach myself as my grandmother passed away before she could teach me. I cant even get halfway through round 1. Thanks

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  9. Ignore my last question.... I stuck with it and figured it out! Best way to learn after all haha Lovely pattern, and so easy when you get the hang of it. Feel silly now for not understanding Doh! :-)

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  10. hi! I love the design...do you have the size for adult?

    As Newbie is, I'm also new with crocheting...does this pattern come in video tutorial?

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  11. I don't have a video tutorial, and if you check the comments on the newborn size, I make some suggestions for increasing the size.

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  12. Lovely pattern, I made two this afternoon to go to my local SCBU.

    Thank you for the pattern.

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