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Aren't you glad spring is just around the corner? Here in Florida we'd really been having some beautiful weather - warm temperatures, blue skies. Then this past week, things got cold on us (and yes, I know that cold is relative). With spring in mind, I whipped up this adorable little chickadee hat. I love the results and it took less than an hour - can't beat that. Have a friend that's having a baby this spring? This might be the perfect gift!
This hat should fit babies whose heads measure between 13 and 15 inches. If you're interested in this hat in larger sizes, stay tuned because another size will be available next week!
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat Handicrafter in Robin's Egg Blue and yellow)
- J hook (or whatever size necessary to achieve correct size)
- Buttons for eyes
-Pattern is worked through both loops.
-This pattern is worked in spiral. There will be no chains or slipstitches at the ends of a round.
Directions for Hat:
Round 1: 12 HDC in second chain from hook. (12)
Round 2: *1 HDC in the next stitch, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (18)
Round 3: *1 HDC in the next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (24)
Round 4: *1 HDC in the next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (30)
Round 5: *1 HDC in the next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (36)
Round 6: *1 HDC in the next 11 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (39)
Rounds 7-9: HDC in each stitch around. (39)
Round 10: HDC in each stitch around. Sl st in next. (39) Join a new color in the same stitch as the sl st.
Round 11: Ch 1., HDC in the next stitch and in each stitch around with the new color.
Rounds 12-14: HDC in the next stitch and in each stitch around. On round 14, sl st in next.
Stop here for a beanie and add one round of SC. If you’d like earflaps, you can follow the earflap directions on my owl pattern.
Row 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing on the hat.
Once you've made your hat and your beak, you're read to assemble! Just sew buttons on for eyesand sew the beak on. If you'd like to add the little tufts, cut 3 strands of yarn approximately 9 inches long. Fold them in half and pull the loop through. Pull the loose ends through that loop to attach the sides of the hat.
You're welcome to make this hat and sell it, but please link back to this post so others can give it a try. Also, please share pictures of your projects! I'd love to see what color combinations you come up with. If you put the photos on Instagram, use the hashtag #daisycottagedesigns so I can see your creations!