"Thing 1" and "Thing 2" Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Growing up, every night my mum would read with my brother and myself. She really taught us a not only a love for learning, but also a love and appreciation for books.

So it should come as no big surprise that I was a big (ok massive) fan of Dr. Suess, and all the amazing books he wrote.
One of my all-time favourite books of his just so happened to be "The Cat In The Hat", which obviously helped to inspire these little cuties below!



What You'll Need
4.50mm Crochet Hook
100g DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Sizes Available 
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}
Or
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 15 inches, 38cm. Hat Height 6 inches, 15cm}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Ruby Red
Turquoise
Jet Black
White

Gauge
8 Stitches & 7 Rows in Half Double Crochet  = 2 Inches


Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and ruby red DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 48 half double crochets now.
Round 7~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 5 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 56 half double crochets now. {Note: Skip this round if you're crocheting the newborn size.}
Round 8 - 17Chain 1, then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. {Note: Skip one round if you're crocheting the newborn size.}
Round 18 - 19~ Change yarn colour to turquoise. Chain 1, then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet.
Round 20~ Chain 1, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Numbered Circle

Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and white DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Change yarn colour to jet black. Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now taking your tapestry needle and some black yarn, stitch either the number "1" or "2" onto the front of the numbered circle.
Once you've finished stitching the number, sew the numbered circle onto the front of the hat.

Then make a Pom Pom using your turquoise yarn. I used a pom pom maker, but if you don't have one you can easily make one using THIS video tutorial. {Note: My Pom Pom measured 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches.}
Taking your tapestry/wool needle, attach the pom pom to the very top of your hat.


Hope you all enjoyed this Dr. Suess inspired pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




1920's Rosebud Cloche Hat Crochet Pattern

Once again my vintage creative juices were flowing, which resulted in this 1920's hat!
When I first started making this hat I struggled finding the perfect colour, until I spotted this lovely soft French-y pink yarn you see below, and instantly knew it was the perfect colour.

So to share my excitement with the world, I've decided to give away 10 free patterns of this rosebud cloche hat from my Etsy shop. 

You can find the pattern HERE




What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
150g Worsted Yarn {10ply} - I used Drops Paris, Light Old Pink
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
Fits 13 Years & Up
Hat Circumference - 22" {56cm}



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Good luck!


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