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Monday, May 12, 2014

Pompom Hat


This textured hat is very easy to make and perfect project to practice the fpdc (front post double crochet) and bpdc (back post double crochet). Adding pompoms make it looks more adorable! This can be easily adjust too to bigger size, by simply making the starting chains longer, using thicker yarn and/or bigger crochet hooks. For this project I used the Anne Geddes Baby Yarn of the Red Heart Yarn. This yarn is very soft and light weight. I highly recommended this yarn for all baby stuffs. Thanks to Red Heart for sponsoring the yarn for this project.

Materials:
Anne Geddes Baby Yarn or any lightweight yarn
Crochet Hook Size G (4.00 mm)
Tapestry Needle

Difficulty:
Easy

Gauge:

Stitch Guide:
ch(s) - chain(s)
ss - slip stitch
dc - double crochet

Finished Size:
Newborn (4.5" height & 11.5" circumference)

Pattern:

Round 1:  chain 60 and join to form a ring.

Round 2: ch 3, (count as the first dc) and dc in each chains and join with ss into the 3rd ch of the beginning.

Round 3: ch 3, (count as the first dc) *fpdc in the next stitch, bpdc in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

Round 4: ch 3, (count as the first dc) *bpdc in the next fpdc, bpdc in the next fpdc*. Repeat from * to * around.

Next Round: Repeat round 3 and 4 until reach the desire length. Fasten and leave long tail for sewing later.

Finishing:

Option 1: Use a tapestry needle, flip the hat inside-out and sew across. Attach pompoms in two sides.

Option 2: Use a tapestry needle and pass the needle in and out of each stitches. And pull the tail carefully until it is fully closed. Flip the hat inside-out and secure it. Attach a pompom at the top of the hat.
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