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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Crochet a simple Shell Stitch Hat: Beginner crochet pattern

I made this crochet shell hat for my toddler. The 6 petal-layered flowers can be fastened on and off from the button so she can wear different colored flowers on her hat. I'll show you how to make a beginner-friendly layered crochet flower. This flower is easy to make and can be customized to suit your needs.

This beginner crochet pattern will teach you how to crochet a simple shell stitch hat. This pattern is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to crochet, and it's a fun project that you can complete in a few hours. If you're looking for a simple hat to crochet, this is the perfect pattern for you! This hat is easy to follow, and it's a great way to start your crochet journey. This hat is versatile, and you can wear it in a variety of ways. So whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this pattern is a great choice!

Newborn Bulky Hat, instead a D hook, Use a J hook with this pattern:, when the increase stops, then start the shells in this pattern with J hook for the entire pattern. 

How to Make a 6 Petal Layered Flower Video

Shell Stitch Hat Tutorial

Abbreviations: ch=chain sc=single crochet dc=double crochet sl st=slip stitch

I used Red Heart Love White, Pink yarn. G Hook, H hook, Yarn needle 1/2" button

toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =H hook

H hook white yarn yarn

rnd 1: Work 11 dc in a Magic Circle, sl st on top of the chain 3. -11 dc
rnd 2. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in same st. as joining, 2dc in each dc around. join with sl st on top of chain 3. -22 dc
rnd 3. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), *2dc in next dc, dc in the next dc, Repeat from *around, join with sl st. -33 dc
rnd 4. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc, *dc in the next two dc, 2dc in the next dc, Repeat from *around, join with sl st. -44 dc
rnd 5. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the 2 next two dc, 2dc in the next dc, *dc in the next 3 dc, 2dc in the next dc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st. -55 dc
rnds 6-7. ch 3, dc in each dc around, sl st, *Repeat twice
rnd 8. ch 3, work 2 dc in the same stitch, *skip two dc, work 3 dc in the next dc, *Repeat around. at the end of each round, sl st in the ch 3

rnds 9-13. Ch 3, work 2 dc in the same stitch, skip 3 dc(shell), *work 3 dc in between the shells, skip 3 dc, *Repeat around, sl st on top of the ch 3. Repeat for 5 rounds. 

rnds 14-17. ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, sl st, *Repeat around for a total of 4 rounds. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Make sure the seam is on the back. Then in the front of the hat, sew the button on the side center. Now you can place your flower around the button and use different colored flowers for a new look.

H hook (Video above)
chain 6, sl st to join to create a ring.
Rnd 1. work 12 sc in the ring, sl st.

Rnd 2. *chain 3, skip next sc, sl st in the next sc, *Repeat around for a total of 6(chain 3 spaces).

Rnd 3. sl st into the chain 3 space, ch 1, work 4 dc, ch 1, sl st in the same chain 3 space, *sl st in the next chain 3 space, ch 1, work 4 dc, ch 1, sl st in the same chain 3 space, *Repeat around for a total of 6 petals.

Bp sl st=back post slip stitch

Rnd 4. Bp sl st around the first post, chain 4, Bp sl st in the next, *Repeat around for total of 6(Bp sl sts)

Rnd 5. *sl st into the chain 4, ch 2, work 5 treble crochet, ch 2, sl st into the same chain 4, *Repeat around for a total of 6 pedals. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.


J Project said...

I like the two layer flower with clear video directions. Can you tell us how to add a 3rd. layer to the flower?

Unknown said...

Thank you so so so much for explaining in so many different ways! As a beginner it really helps me to see a video of the pattern as I read it & I absolutely love your patterns!! (:

Unknown said...

I did a thrid layer with 6 cjains around with the bp sl st, then s sl st, vhain 2, dc, 5 treble st, dc, chain 2, and sl st in ea h chain loop.

Bea said...

I would like to make this pattern for my daughter and her two girls. However the instructions shown are only for 12mos-3yrs. Where can I find instructions for those sizes? Thank you.

Bea Connor

amyscrochetpatterns said...

see the box above with a list of hook sizes for different ages, so if its for an adult then check the box above which is a J hook and follow the pattern the same way and then check what age for your child which maybe a H hook.

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