Thursday, March 20, 2014

TUTORIAL: American Girl Crochet Hat



Lately, I have been having so much fun making my girls clothes for their dolls.  My latest project was these cute crochet hats.  They fit nice and tight, and I love the way they look on the dolls.  I am sharing the pattern with you today so that you can make a few for your dolls too!

The yarn I used for this hat I purchased online from Fabric.com.  It is called Cotton Classic Yarn.  They have changed their website up a bit and I haven't been able to find it recently, so I am not sure if they are still selling it.  This is my favorite yarn for crocheting Doll hats, so I hope I can find some more in the future. 

Materials Needed:
DK weight yarn (#3)
Crochet hook size: F  5/3.74 MM

Click HERE for a list of abbreviations.

Notes:
-Gauge: 4 sts and 5 rows = 1" (2.5 cm) The gauge is for sc rows.  If your gauge is not right, go up or down a size crochet hook in order to get the right gauge.

Instructions:
Make a magic loop, ch 1;

Rnd 1: 12 hdc in the ring, join with a sl st to the first hdc, ch 1 (12 hdc)

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around, join with a sl st, ch 1 (24 hdc)

Rnd 3: (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, join with a sl st, ch 1 (32 hdc)

Rnd 4: (hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, join with a sl st, ch 1 (40 hdc)

Rnd 5: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), dc in the same st you just joined in, ch 1, 2 dc in the same st, skip the next 3 sts, {(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the next st, skip the next 3 sts} repeat from {to} 8 more times, join with a sl st to the first dc (40 dc, 10 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 6-8: sl st in the next dc, sl st into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, (counts as the first dc), dc in the same ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 dc in the same ch-1 space, skip the next 4 dc, {(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the next ch-1 space, skip the next 4 dc} repeat from {to} 8 more times, join with a sl st to the first dc (40 dc, 10 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 9: ch 1 (does not count as the first sc), sc in the same st as you just joined in, sc in the next st, skip the next ch-1 space, sc in the next 2 sts (sc in the next 2 sts, skip the next ch-1 space, sc in the next 2 sts) repeat around, join with a sl st to the first sc (40 sc)

Work in the BLO for the last 3 rnds.

Rnd 10-12: sc in each st around, join with a sl st (40 sc)

Fasten off, weave in your loose end and you are finished!

Enjoy your Doll Hat!

6 comments:

  1. I got confused at row 5. It says "in the next ch1 space" but we didn't make any ch1 spaces in the previous row, right? I am a beginner so it could just be my lack of experience. Thank you!

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    1. Hi there. You are right, I typed rnd 5 up wrong. Thank you so much for pointing that out so that I could get that fixed. Let me know how your hat turns out :) Thanks again!

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  2. If you were going to sell these, how much would you charge, if you don't mind me asking?

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  3. If you were going to sell these, how much would you charge, if you don't mind me asking?

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  4. A lovely pattern easy to understand nice and lacy

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  5. Very easy to follow pattern! It turned out very cute. Do you think it would be easy to increase the pattern for a matching child's hat as well?

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