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Virtual Planetoid Hat

from Kim Werker Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Virtual Planetoid Hat
Virtual Planetoid Hat
Virtual Planetoid Hat
Virtual Planetoid Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain
  • Single crochet
  • Extended half double crochet (explained)
  • Decreasing (explained)

Pattern Description:

One of my favourite movies is So I Married an Axe Murderer, so it's gotta be karma that landed me the parent of a child with a gigantic head. It's a virtual planetoid. It has its own weather system. (Keep this in mind as you note that in these photos my ten-month-old is wearing the largest of the hat's three sizes!)

The hat is worked from the top down in extended half double crochet. You'll have a finished project - complete with pom pom, chin closure and edging - in just a couple of hours.

Since the brim isn't especially stretchy, make the size closest to the child's head size, erring on the larger side. If the hat's a bit too big (as in these photos), you can adjust the chin closure to compensate.

Gauge:

13 ehdc and 8 rows = 4" (10 cm).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14" (16", 18.5") circumference to fit baby (toddler, child).

Materials:

  • 60 (80, 110) yards worsted weight yarn in main colour
  • About 10 yards of worsted weight yarn in contrast colour
  • 6mm (J/10) hook
  • One 3/4" (1", 1") button, coordinating thread and sewing needle
  • Pom pom maker (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 removable stitch markers


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Novice
Crocheting
Accessory
Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
Hat
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About the designer

Kim Werker is a writer and freelance editor who tries to make something — anything — every day. The former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, she has written or co-authored six crochet ...

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