Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patriotic Top Hat

This hat was designed for a stuffed animal that will be in a Independence Day celebration but as I was making it, I considered all the alternative uses for a little hat like this.  It can be used as a centerpiece on your picnic table, it can be used for an Uncle Sam doll or teddy bears hat, it can be attached to a headband for a fun accessory.

My first draft of this pattern was a lot less polished than this.  Traditional color changes on such a small project left the hat looking messy.  By working stitches on the surface of the fabric, you achieve a much cleaner color change.  If this is your first time doing surface crochet, be sure to watch the video tutorial for best results.

This pattern uses US crochet terms.  If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out.  I love to see your FO (finished objects), if you make this or any of my projects or recipe, you can post pictures on my Facebook page.

Materials
Scraps of worsted weight acrylic yarn in Red, White and Blue.  
Size G crochet hook
yarn needle
scissors



Patriotic Top Hat
Red and white striped section (body of hat)
With red, ch 11
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: sc across, on the last st you will begin the stitch as normal but finish the stitch with white, ch 1 turn
Row 3: front post sc (fpsc) across, to be sure you don't miss a stitch its a good idea to count your stitches, you should have 10 fpsc, ch 1 turn.
Row 4: sc across, changing color on the last st, ch 1 turn
Row 5- 24: repeat rows 3 & 4. Your piece should have 6 red bands and 6 white bands. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew your seam.
Roll your work into a tube with the right sides facing out, sew the seam to close the tube.

Blue Band
Attach the blue yarn and work sc on the surface along the bottom edge. You will be working the stitches around the rows and the stitches will lay on the surface of the red and white striped section. Row 1: Work sc around to the beginning, sl st into the first st to join the round.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st into the beginning ch 1 to join the round
Row 3: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.
Embroider white stars onto the blue band, alternately you can glue felt stars on or leave it plain

Top:
Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 2, 7 hdc into the ring, sl st to top of beginning ch to join.
Round 2: ch 1, sc in the same place, 2 sc in each st around, sl st into beginning ch 1 to join.
Round 3: ch 1, sc in the same place, sc in the next st, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, sl st into the beginning ch 1 to join. Fasten off and leaving a tail to attach the top to the hat. Sew the top onto the end of the tube opposite the blue band.

Brim:
Row 1: Attach the red yarn around the post of any blue stitch, fpsc around, sl st into the first st to join the round.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the same place, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to beginning ch 1 to join the round.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st into the beginning ch 1 to join the round. Fasten off.


This pattern and tutorial is my own creation, made with love for you to use for yourself or to give as a gift.  Do not sell this pattern or projects made from this pattern.  Please credit me as creator and link back to this post when sharing.  Thanks.


Check out some of my other patterns
Slouchy Summer Hat
Basket Weave Beverage Cozy
Baby Teether Toy
Daisy Bonnet
Baseball Coaster

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