Thursday, August 09, 2012

Happily Ready For Fall ~ Free Hat Pattern

Happy Thursday everyone!
R-Chee & I just LOVE Fall!
It is our favorite season!

The air turns crisp and cool and all of the colors change and look even brighter to us outside!

The sky looks bluer and the trees turn orange, yellow, red and brown!

I also love pulling out all of my Fall hats and coats to wear on our walks together.

In anticipation of our favorite season and weather, I decided to make a new hat for myself and one for Fred too!

I found a fabulous granny stripe hat pattern from Mamachee on Etsy that was so FUN to make in my favorite retro colors, orange, yellow and brown.

The pattern was so fast and simple to make!

I will definitely be making lots more of them in different colors to keep me warm all Winter!

Ta Da!

I looked in the closet and discovered that Fred needed a hat too!

I wanted to make one for him that had a simple yet comfortable design.

Since I wanted him to enjoy wearing it, I had him choose the yarn he liked and made him this Fun & Easy Hat.

I did not think he wanted too may bobbles or granny stripes in his cap. :)

Here is the simple pattern I used to make it...

J Hook
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle to finish ends

Stitches used (US terms) :
sl - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet


1 – Ch 3, 11 dc in first ch, join w/sl st – 12dc

2 – Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join – 24dc

3 - Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next st, 2dc in next st* , join

4 - Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in 2 next sts, 2dc in next st* , join

5 - Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in 3 next sts, 2dc in next st* , join
6 – 8 dc around (do not join at end of round - use a stitch marker - 60 dc
9 - 21+ rows 
sc around (do not join at end of round – use a stitch marker)
** Since everyone's gauge and yarn is slightly different, please try your hat on to see what is comfortable and add rows from there :)
(Hat pictured was 25 Rounds)

End with a slip stitch and weave in ends.

I also documented the pattern for you in a PDF format that you can easily download and save. :)

Please let me know if you make one too!

I would love to see it!

Melissa & R-Chee


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Love both the hats!
These are definitely in my to-do list for when the bad weather comes (which is probably tomorrow, LOL.)
Lynne x

Ritaestelle said...

Great hats, Melissa!! Thank you for the pattern!!

Fall is my favorite season too :D


Meredith LeBlanc said...

We think R-Chee is wondering why he doesn't have a hat too...

Meredith & Scarlet

harrispen said...

I saved the pdf file of the pattern and will give it a try when I get a chance. Thanks for sharing.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love the colors of your new fall hats! The colors are brilliant!

Both you and Fred look so cute in your new hats. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us. Everyone loves hats to keep the wind out of our ears!

marianne said...

You look great with that hat Melissa!
I love your longer hair and your curls!