What could be cuter than a matching mom and baby set?  I LOVE this Chameleon hat set and can’t wait to gift it to a friend with a new baby.  It’s easy, works up quickly and the hat can be adjusted very simply by just adding more rows to the band.  I love the way a contrasting band looks against a variegated yarn.

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The adult hat fits a 24″ in head around.  It measures 8.5″ across the band laying flat.

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Materials: 

  • Chameleon by Loops & Threads in Creme Brulee 
  • Big Twist Premium Ivory
  • crochet hook, 5 mm size H
  • Yarn needle
  • Yarn Scissors
  • DIY 12pcs Faux Fox Fur Fluffy Pompom Balls

Abbreviations:

  • sc – single crochet
  • dec hdc – decrease half double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • ch – chain

Mommy hat


With Big Twist Premium Ivory:
Band
Ch 8
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook across. Turn. (7 st)
Row 2: ch 1. Sc in back loop across. (7 st)
Row 3-52: repeat row 2
Slip stitch together ends and turn right side out.
Top of band: Sc around top of hat. (52 st)
You will now join new color and fasten off the Ivory color to later weave in the ends.

With Creme Brule color:
Hat
Row 1: ch 2. Hdc around. Join. (52 st)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as part of cluster) 2 dc cluster in same stitch, ch 1. *Skip stitch, 3dc cluster, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join.     {Cluster stitch is = dc, dc, dc (without pulling through) in same stitch, (4 loops on hook) and then pull through all 4 loops}
Row 3: ch 2. Hdc around. (1 hdc in cluster, 1 hdc in ch space). Join. (52 st) (*see pic below to see where to place stitches)
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 3
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8: repeat row 2
Row 9: repeat row 3
Row 10: repeat row 2
Row 11: ch 2. Dec hdc, 11 hdc, dec hdc, 11 hdc, dec hdc, 11 hdc, dec hdc, 11 hdc.

(*how to hdc on top of cluster stitches)

Weave needle in and out of top row and cinch closed. Attach fur Pom Pom.

Baby hat (for 0-6 months) – Can easily be made for a bigger child by adding more rows to the brim, that would therefore add more clusters to the hat around.  Make sure you add in multiples of 2.


Band
Ch 6
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook across. Turn. (5 st)
Row 2: ch 1. Sc in back loop across. (5 st)
Row 3-32: repeat row 2
Slip stitch ends together into a band and turn right side out. Sc around top of hat. (32 st). Join with new color. (Do not turn)
Hat
Row 1: ch 2. Hdc around. Join. (32 st)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as part of cluster) 2 dc cluster in same stitch, ch 1. *Skip stitch, 3dc cluster, ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join.
Row 3: ch 2.  Hdc around (1 hdc in cluster and 1 hdc in ch space).  join.  (32 st)
Row 4:  repeat row 2
Row 5:  repeat row 3
Row 6:  repeat row 2
Row 7:  repeat row 3
Row 8:  repeat row 2

Weave needle in and out of top row and cinch closed. Attach fur Pom Pom.

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