The cold weather has officially arrived here, and my little princess was in desperate need of a cute new little hat. This is what we came up with. It's very simple to make, just basic crochet with a little ribbon added. For those who would like one for themselves, I'll try to give you an idea of what I did below.
I used 1 skein of roving yarn, but I'm sure another chunky yarn would work. Not sure exactly how much I used but less than 1 skein.
U.S. J or K Hook
Ribbon of your choice
ABBREVIATIONS (nothing too unusual here)
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc-back post double crochet
[ ]-total number of stitches there should be in round
I start crocheting in the round by using the Amigurumi Double Ring. (Click for a tutorial on how to do one.)
SC 6 stitches into the loop and pull tight. Join Round and Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 2 DC in each stitch around [12 sts] Join Round and Ch 2
Rnd 2: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next* Repeat around. [18 sts] Join round and Ch 2.
Rnd 3: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next 2 stitches* Repeat around. [24 sts] Join round and Ch 2.
Rnd 4: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next 3 stitches* Repeat around. [30 sts] Join round and Ch 2.
Rnd 5: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next 4 stitches* Repeat around. [36 sts] Join round and Ch 2.
(Now this is where I stopped increasing, but if you need a larger size you could keep increasing in this manner until you reach the circumference you need. Just make sure the stitch count is increased by 6 every round.)
Rnd 6-9: Work 1 DC in every stitch around. Join Round and Ch 2.
(If you need to make your hat longer continue working this until you have the length you need.)
Rnd 10: Ch 1 skip next stitch than FPDC in next, Ch 1 skip next stitch than BPDC in next.* Repeat around. Join round. Ch 1 (This is where we will weave in the ribbon.)
Rnd 11- Work 1 SC in each stitch and around each ch.* Repeat around. Bind off. Weave in ends.
Weave the ribbon behind your FPDC's and in front of your BPDC's and tie a bow. Make sure you don't tie the ribbon too tight or the hat won't fit! If you can't try it on when tying the ribbon be extra generous, because you can always trim it down later.
If you have any questions or something doesn't make sense, feel free to ask me. I'm happy to help! Hope you enjoy and please share what you make!