Here’s a detailed pattern for making a mini crochet hat that can be used as a souvenir:
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Crochet hook (size will depend on the desired hat size)
- Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
- Yarn needle
Note: This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
Step 1: Magic Ring
Start by creating a magic ring. To do this, hold the end of the yarn in your hand and wrap the yarn around your fingers twice, creating a loop. Insert your hook into the loop, yarn over, and pull through to create a slip knot on your hook.
Step 2: Crochet the Crown
Round 1: Make 6 single crochet (sc) stitches into the magic ring. (6 stitches)
Round 2: Work 2 sc into each stitch around. (12 stitches)
Round 3: Work 1 sc into the next stitch, then 2 sc into the following stitch Repeat from * to * around. (18 stitches)
Round 4: Work 1 sc into each of the next 2 stitches, then 2 sc into the following stitch Repeat from * to * around. (24 stitches)
Round 5:Work 1 sc into each of the next 3 stitches, then 2 sc into the following stitch Repeat from * to * around. (30 stitches)
Round 6: Work 1 sc into each of the next 4 stitches, then 2 sc into the following stitch Repeat from * to * around. (36 stitches)
Step 3: Crochet the Body
Rounds 7-10: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (36 stitches)
Note: You can adjust the number of rounds depending on how tall you want your hat to be.
Step 4: Crochet the Brim
Round 11: Work 1 slip stitch (sl st) into each stitch around. (36 stitches)
Round 12: Work 1 front post double crochet (fpdc) into the next stitch, then work 1 back post double crochet (bpdc) into the following stitch Repeat from * to * around. This creates a ribbed effect for the brim.
Rounds 13-14: Repeat Round 12.
Step 5: Finish Off
Cut the yarn, leaving a tail of about 6 inches. Thread the yarn tail through the yarn needle, and weave it through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close the hole. Fasten off and weave in any remaining yarn ends.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
You can add decorative elements to the hat, such as a small crochet flower, a button, or a pompom on top. Get creative and personalize your mini hat!
And there you have it! Follow this pattern to create your own mini crochet hat souvenir. Experiment with different yarn colors and embellishments to make each hat unique. Happy crocheting!