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I've been crocheting for a number of years now. I started out to find something to keep my hands busy while watching TV-better than snacking. I very quickly became addicted. When I found myself ...

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Bright IDEA Hat Light Bulb Thinking Cap

from Crochet by Darleen Hopkins
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Bright IDEA Hat Light Bulb Thinking Cap
Bright IDEA Hat Light Bulb Thinking Cap
Bright IDEA Hat Light Bulb Thinking Cap
Bright IDEA Hat Light Bulb Thinking Cap
Bright IDEA Hat Light Bulb Thinking Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Standard US Stitches
  • Knowledge of changing colors mid-row

Pattern Description:

Imagine the Thinks you can Think with the Bright IDEA! Hat!! Perfect gift for that special someone who is always coming up with amazing ideas. Available in three sizes for just about everyone in your family.

BONUS: Now every purchased Crochet by Darleen Hopkins pattern comes with the Crazy Frog Hat! The Crazy Frog pattern has been added to the Light Bulb pdf. Learn more about him here: http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/crazy-frog-hat/59709

Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Completed hats may be sold but please credit Darleen Hopkins as the designer. If selling online, a link to my shop is appreciated. www.CrochetByDarleenHopkins.com


Gauge is very important for proper sizing of the hat. Please take the time to check for proper gauge and adjust yarn or hook size as necessary. 10 sc and 12 rows = in 3″ sc

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small fits approximate 171/2"- 191/2" head circumference (average Child 3yrs - 6yrs)
  • Medium fits approximate 191/2" - 211/2" head circumference (average Child/Tween)
  • Large fits approximate 211/2" - 231/2" head circumference (average Teen/Adult)


  • Lion Brand Cotton Ease or equivalent worsted weight (medium 4) yarn 50% acrylic, 50% cotton [3.5oz/100g, 207yd/188m] Amounts are approximate
  • All sizes: Light bulb (Y) .5oz/30g, 60yds/55m (Maize #186)
  • All sizes: Small amount of black (Charcoal #152)
  • Small: Main Color (MC) 3oz/70g 144yds/131m (Azalea #195)
  • Medium: Main Color (MC) 3.5oz/100g 207yds/188m (Azalea #195)
  • Large: Main Color (MC) 4oz/130g 270yds/245m (Azalea #195)
  • H (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker, yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

207 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Cotton Ease

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