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Friday, April 17, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Youth Size Crochet Cupcake Hat

(Shown in Red Heart With Love Bubble Gum, Tan & Berry Red)

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Size: Youth, 4-9 years, 20-21" head circumference

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love, worsted weight yarn in choice colors
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
FLO - Front Loop Only
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Tr - Treble Crochet

Notes:
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Joins should be made to the first dc, not the ch 2.
-Ch 2's do not count as a dc.
-Gauge: 4 dc & 2 rows = 1"

Hat
With size I hook & frosting color:

Row 1: Magic Circle, ch 2, 11 dc in circle. Join. (11 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same and in each around. Join. (22 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next. *2 dc in next, dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 2. *2 dc in next, dc in next 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 3. *2 dc in next, dc in next 3.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (55 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 4. *2 dc in next, dc in next 4.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (66 dc)

Your circle should measure about 6" across the center.

Row 7-11: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Row 12: IN FLO: *Sk 2, in next: [dc, 4 tr, dc], sk 1, sl st in 2.* Repeat *to* around. Do not fasten off, instead pull up a loop and leave the yarn attached. Remove your hook. We will come back to this after finishing the cupcake portion of the hat.


-The next row is worked in the un-worked back loops from the previous row, hold down the shells while working around. Be sure to count your stitches at the end of the next row and be sure you have 66 dc.


Using size I hook & cupcake color:
Row 13: IN BLO: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next and in each around. Join to 3rd chain. (66 dc)
Row 14-18: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc around next. *Dc in next, fpdc around next* Repeat *to* around. Join to 3rd chain.

-Work the next row loosely.

Row 19: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next and in each around. Join, fasten off and sew in ends.

Now using your frosting color again: Insert your hook into the loop you left loose earlier, *Sl st, ch 1* around the hat repeating from *to* just above the shells you created, this will help the shells to lay nicely. Fasten off and sew in ends.

Cherry
Using size H hook & cherry color:

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc in circle. Pull magic circle tight, join. (6 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each around. Join. (12 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same, 2 sc in next. *Sc in next, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (18 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each around. Join. (18 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same, sc2tog. *sc in next, sc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (12 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same, sc2tog. *sc in next, sc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (8 sc)
You should now fill your cherry with poly-fil or small ends of yarn work like a charm too!
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog 4 times. Join.
Fasten off leaving long enough end to sew onto top of hat.
If needed, sew bottom of cherry closed. Sew on to hat and either sew in the end or pull it through the top of the cherry to make a stem. Tie a knot in the stem as close to the top of the cherry as possible so it will stay in place.

Optional: You can now add sprinkles to the top of the hat by tying on yarn pieces in multiple colors or leave it as is. I've also created the same hat using Red Heart Super Saver Coffee Fleck, this fun yarn makes sprinkles easy!