Welcome to the first in a series of patterns I will doing in the Caron Cupcakes yarn.* Every month I will feature a new crochet pattern featuring a Caron Cupcake so be sure to check back for more!
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This month I am featuring a couple of my very favorite stitches — the faux knit stitch and the ribbed stitch or front post/back post dc. I have featured these stitches in several other patterns — Aurora Skies Baby Blanket, Sassy Autumn Cowl, Carry Me Away Tote Bag and the Knitty Pretty Reversible Cowl. I love the look of these stitches together! This hat pattern also highlights the versatility of the ribbed stitch in a variation of doing a repeating pattern of two front and two back double crochet stitches.
The Caron Cupcakes are cute little bundles of goodness! These cakes are designed to give you the same color-striping effect as the regular Caron cakes but for smaller projects. They come with their own little color coordinated pom pom on top so are perfect for hats.
For this project I detail how to turn a button into a crochet flower and I have included the video tutorial below as well as a video tutorial for the foundation half double crochet stitch, the ribbed stitch and the faux knit stitch.
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Size G (4 mm) crochet Hook
Size D (3.25 mm) crochet Hook (button hole hook)
Notes about pattern:
ch 2 does not count as first stitch (except where indicated)
This hat fits size teen – adult as I wanted to use up my whole cupcake without much left over. However, if you need another size just make sure to start with an even number of fhdc in order to have a pattern of 2 fpdc and 2 bpdc for the ribbed rounds.
fhdc foundation half double crochet
hdc half double crochet
sl st slip stitch
fpdc front post double crochet
bpdc back post double crochet
Round 1 Starting with a long tail, fhdc 68, (being careful not to twist) join with a hdc in the hidden third loop to create the faux knit stitch. This will create a gap which you will need to sew together with the long tail you left before doing your fhdc.
Round 2 – 10 hdc in hidden third loop in each stitch around. At the end of round 10, sl st in next st into the hidden third loop.
Round 11 ch 2 (counts as first st), dc in each st across in the same hidden third loop to end of that round, sl st to top of ch 2.
Round 12 – 32 ch 2, fpdc in same st, fpdc next st, bpdc in next 2, *fpdc in next 2 st, bpdc in next 2 st* repeat between * * to end of round, sl st to top of first dc.
With a long tail, weave the top round together pulling snugly to pull top of hat together. Sew together. Sew pom pom to top of hat.
Crab stitch or reverse single crochet around bottom edge of hat.
With smaller crochet hook to go through button hole, using larger hook for crocheting the flower:
Round 1 sc through each buttonhole and chain 4 between each sc, sl st to 1st st.
Round 2 In each ch 4 sp (sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc, sl st) around, sl st join to first st. Fasten off with a long tail to attach flower button to hat.
Weave in ends.