Thursday, January 3, 2008

adorable ruffles

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Adorable sun hat designed to fit a 2 - 3 year old

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42 comments:

Sarah J. said...

Oh that is very cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I am sure my daughter will just love this hat. :D

KimT said...

Okay, I have to make one of these. This is sooooooo cute. Great job. Thanks for the pattern!

Jack said...

I love the hat although with my crochet skills I don't think I will be making one. ;)

starfire said...

I love the hat. I don't have really advance crochet skills but I can crochet. I'd love to make one for a friends daughter and frankly I'd love to make one for myself!! How much alteration would I need to do to make the hat fit an adult??

laughing purple goldfish said...

starfire - the hat is a very simple project... you shouldn't have any trouble with it (I still consider myself a beginner at crochet)

I haven't worked one for an adult yet, but I plan to

for an adult, I would work a couple more round of shaping... between round 5 and 6 on this pattern

5a. increase in every 5th stitch (72)
5b. increase in every 6th stitch (84)

then measure the circumference of your head, and the diameter of your circle... if necessary, work another row of increases (every 7th stitch - 96)

rounds 6-11 on the pattern have no shaping... add an extra 2 or 3 rounds to this for an adult hat... try it on! decide when you think it is long enough, and you are ready to start the brim

work round 12-15 for the brim shaping... try it on again... if it needs a few more rounds you can either continue increasing (which will make it more ruffled) or just dc into each stitch

enjoy :)

Michelle said...

again you make me want to learn to crochet....

:-)

starfire said...

Thanks so much for the advise on the adult sized "adorable ruffles" . I made one for a friend who is undergoing chemo and one for myself

Laurie said...

This is exactly what I'm looking for to make for a nearly 2 year old. I found this on Ravelry and will get going on it soon.
Thanks!
Laurie

Anonymous said...

This hat is soooooo precious! Thank you so much for sharing it. I have crocheted for years, and plan to make it and increase it a little for my 4year old granddaughter. I know she will love it! But in all my crocheting, I have never heard of a disappearing circle. Can you help me here?

Onfire4Jesus said...

This hat is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

laughing purple goldfish said...

michelle - give it a go, you might surprise yourself

starfire - you're welcome

laurie - enjoy!

anonymous - click here for a tutorial which demonstrates the magic adjustable ring

onfire - happy to share

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Gr8ful Momma said...

Hi,

First of all thank you for sharing this adorable hat, I can't wait to make this for my daughter.

I am wondering if you would happen to know about how much yarn it takes to make this hat? I will be using cotton yarn.

Thank you so much.

laughing purple goldfish said...

so sorry... I didn't take note of the quantites when I made this hat :(

fracksmom said...

someone asked me this morning if i would make her a floppy hat for her great granddaughter, love your flower touch

Tonia said...

I am having trouble. Do you chain in between rows and when you increace in between stiches do you put too dc in and the in the next stwich do you put one dc.

tonia said...

need help ny stitches are not comming out right do you dc in every stich and when you say to increace in the 2 stich what does that mean

Gramma 2 Many said...

So cute!! I found you because I googled free crochet patterns. I usually knit, but I have some cotton yarn that is splitting with my knitting so I thought it might be easier to work in crochet. It is not suitable for this hat, but that just makes it necessary to go buy more yarn!:)

The_Catlady said...

Ummm - about how many stitches to the inch should be in this hat? I crochet VERY loosely and if you don't, I will end up with a giant hat. Help! I really want to make this for my nieces!

Alice said...

I love this "adorable ruffles" hat and am going to make some for chemo hats for kids... do have one question: What is "fine ribbon yarn?" Thanks, gentsia

jodit said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern. The hat is adorable. I made one for my daughter for easter and another one for a friends little girl. The link is to a picture of my daughter wearing her hat.
http://aoneskeinday.blogspot.com/
Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know, I love this site, I'm a beginning beginner, lol and will keep checking your site for hints and tips. If u come across a hat pattern u think will work with the B.B. crocheters (is that a word), plz post. Thx

Anonymous said...

that is so adorable, how do you get the pattern?

Dawn said...

I <3 these hats! Have bought my daughter loads of them and then I found this tutorial! So I made my first crochet project, a toddler sized scarf and then gave this a go. Just starting the brim now, but its 1.25am so had to put it away. I am amazed at how easy it is, it looks great! Now to get some sleep and finish it off in the morning.

2boys_mommy said...

so I made this and it fits my head! A lady I work with says I have loose stiching...thats just how I work but I also used a smaller size needle, It is going to a 5 year old tomorrow so I hope it won't be too big lol.

mithie76 said...

I love this hat thanks for sharing.... may i have the pattern???

Bobbie said...

Can anyone tell me where to purchase the ribbon yarn used for this pattern. I have looked at my local Michales and Joann's and they do not carry it.
Thanks
Bobbie

laughing purple goldfish said...

Bobbie... the ribbon yarn is a fine novelty yarn... you could repace it with another fine yarn, or leave it out entirely

Jayne Grote said...

I used to crochet, but I an barely remember how to do the stitches. Can you recommend a good beginner's book? This hat is sooooo adorable and I'd love to make it for one of my granddaughters.

sevencielos said...

I just made this hat with cotton. It is easy and adorable. Thanks for the pattern. I would like to make it for a newborn. Please tell me how to scale it down and what size hook I should use. Thanks

Susana Moreira said...

that is so adorable, how do you get the pattern?

Unknown said...

So cute!

The link to the download is broken. Will you be putting the pattern by up?

laughing purple goldfish said...

Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. The pattern is being hosted by Ravelry. I've notified them of the problem, as they are the only ones who can fix it. Thanks.

laughing purple goldfish said...

sevencielos -

for a newborn you need to make your starting circle smaller, and the height of the hat shorter... you could still use the same hook and yarn if you wanted to though...

sorry, can't be more specific than that at the moment... the pattern link is broken, and even I can't view it!

laughing purple goldfish said...

Pattern link is now fixed! YAY.

Joanna said...

I tried downloading the pattern and could not get it to do it.I think the hat is gorgeous and I would love to make it for my granddaughter, do you know if it can be fixed

laughing purple goldfish said...

Joanna... I've repaired the link... try again, and please let me know it you still have trouble.

Patt said...

How would I make this for my 10 year old granddaughter?
It would look soooooooop cute on her.

Sue Ellen Wilcox said...

As I understand the directions, you are crocheting two strands of yarn together. But the hook size specified seems too small to easily pick up both strands. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

laughing purple goldfish said...

Hey Sue Ellen... I think I got a message from you about this over on Ravelry. You are using two strands of Worsted Weight yarn, which will be far too heavy... I have only used one strand of DK and one of sportweight (probably totalling a WW all together).
Try using just one strand of the worsted - this should give a much better result.

Sue Ellen Wilcox said...

Thanks for your explanation. Another question: Am I supposed to be crocheting in a spiral, or slip stitching at the end of each row and then chaining 3?

laughing purple goldfish said...

Hey Sue Ellen...

When I wrote this pattern, I joined each round with a slip stitch - and then the first dc of each round was actually a 3ch.

Since then I've played around with it a bit more.

I don't like seeing a "seam" in my work. Sometimes I replace the 3ch starting stitch with a "standing dc" but I find that even that isn't completely smooth.

So I prefer to work in a spiral.

For Round 1, work : ch 1, 3 sc, 3hdc, 6 dc - do not join

Then continue working as per the pattern, but do not join your rounds - work in a spiral instead.

If you want to include neat colour changes, then for the last 6 sts before a colour change - work 3 hdc, 3 sc, sl st join... then the first 6 of the new colour round are: ch 1, 3 sc, 3 hdc... then continue as usual.

Hoping all of this makes sense.

When I have time, I'm planning to rewrite the pattern formally - and it will be written in spirals, because I really think it looks so much neater.