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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Crochet a Basic Hat Tutorial - Half Double Crochet

 



Crochet Hat sizes with this HDC pattern:

Newborn baby head circumference: 13" - 14", Hat height = 5.5 to 6"= F hook, Baby - 3 to 6 months, Head Cir, 14" - 17 ", Hat height= 6.5 - 7"= G hook, baby 6-12 months, 16"-19" head cir., hat length=6.5-7"=H hook, toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =I hook, child 3-10 yrs, head cir., 19"-20 1/2 "", hat length= 7.5"=J hook, teens, head cir., 20 1/2"-22", hat length, 7.5-8"= K hook Supplies: White yarn F hook Yarn needle Abbreviations: dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain, hdc=half double crochet, hdc2tog=half double crochet 2 together decrease Instructions: F hook, ch 4, sl st, to form a ring. rnd 1. ch 2 (count as one hdc), work 9 hdc in the ring, sl st. (10 hdc) rnd 2. ch 2, work a hdc in the same stitch as the ch 2, then work 2hdc in each stitch around, Slip Stitch (start to use a marker) (20 hdc) rnd 3. *work a hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around, no slip stitch or chain, (I would use a marker so you can keep track of your increased rounds) (30 hdc) rnd 4. *work a hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (40 hdc) rnd 5. *work a hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (50 hdc) rnd 6. *work a hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (60 hdc) rnd 7. *work a hdc in each stitch around,*repeat until you hat measures 5.5 inches long, (will be longer for a bigger size head, see above for sizes)

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