Matching Girl and Doll Hats

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Since I was on a doll hat crocheting kick and my 9yo could use a new hat for playing in the snow, I ended up making a matching girl and doll set! I let her pick the yarn and I think they came out pretty cute! I used Charisma yarn from Michaels and it makes such a soft, fluffy pom pom on top of the hat! I used one skein to make both hats. As for sizing, it fits my 6yo and my 9yo but is too big for my 4yo and too small for me. So, I would call it a child's size hat.

Matching girl and doll crochet beanies with free patterns!

Crochet matching chunky beanie hats for girls and their dolls!

Matching crochet girl and doll hats with a simple, free pattern.

 

Girls' Crochet Hat Pattern

hdc= half double crochet sl st= slip stitch ch= chain

I used Charisma yarn from Michaels and a size K hook. I kept my tension pretty loose for this hat. You can also use a larger hook- I have used an N hook to get a looser stitch. If it seems to be too small, add an extra increasing round after round 5 to make it bigger in diameter and add extra rows to the bottom to make it smaller. If in doubt always try to err on the small side for diameter because these hats will stretch.

Round 1: Make a magic loop/ring (Google it- it is awesome!) and ch 1, 6 hdc in loop. Sl st in the ch and pull yarn end to tighten. (7 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st as joining, 2 hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to second ch in beginning ch 2. (14 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st as joining, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, join with sl st to second ch in beginning ch 2. (21 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st as joining, *hdc once in each of the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, join with sl st to second ch in beginning ch 2. (28 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in same sl st as joining, *hdc once in each of the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, join with sl st to second ch in beginning ch 2. (35 hdc)

Round 6-13: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to second ch in beginning ch 2. (28 hdc)

Round 14:  Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st to second ch in beginning ch 2. Fasten off. (28 hdc)

For the pom pom ball on top- wrap yarn around four fingers about 75-100 times. Tightly tie a 12" piece of yarn around the center of the wrapped yarn (between the two fingers). Cut the centers of the loops on each side of the center knot. Fluff well. :) Take the long ends of the yarn used to tie the pom pom loops and insert one on each side of the hat between the first and second rounds. Knot these strings on the inside of the hat. This should be done very firmly and carefully and may not be suitable for small children to play with in case the pom pom would come loose.

 

Crochet pattern for matching girl and doll hats
 

You can find the directions for the doll version of this hat here:

Chunky Crochet Doll Beanies

 

And, because I like to finish my posts buy showing you other posts that kind of correlate so you can check them out, too...

 

 

Crochet Snowflakes

I procrastinate. Especially with my craft projects.

If it doesn't have a deadline, who knows when it will be finished? I started crocheting snowflakes a really long time ago. It was at least 10 years, but some of them could be older.

Vintage inspired crochet snowflakes

I don't know what is wrong with me, but all of these unfinished projects make me feel like a failure. That is not at all what crafting is supposed to be like. I don't need any guilt or stress added to my life over something so silly.

Someone challenged me to think of a focus for my life for the year 2017. I have never really tried that sort of thing, but I think my goal for this year is best summed up by this: I want to get my act together! I got a planner (LOVE IT!!!) and I want to be more organized. I want to keep my home managably clean and clutter free. I want to finish projects I have started. I want to do all of this so that I can bless my family and bring more peace to my home. (Now, there wasn't a lot of peace in my Momma-flip-out-moment over intentionally-made messes yesterday, but that is another story).

So, these may just look like little crocheted snowflakes, but they mean more than that to me. I mean, I like them, but it is more about the tiny sense of accomplishment.

Beautiful and simple crochet snowflakes

Crochet snowflakes- so easy to make!

I don't have patterns for these. Most of them came from a very old book that my mom gave me that was made on a typewriter. A few I might have found online back in the days of dial-up internet. I guess everything about these is old in some way. It is fitting. They look sort of vintage.

tiny crochet snowflake

crochet snowflake

I love this star shaped crochet snowflake!

All I had to do to finish them was to block them. I put wax paper on a box and pinned them fast. Then, I watered down glue and painted it on them. (My daughters helped, too.) We took them off when they were dry the next day. It definitely wasn't hard or worth procrastinating for a decade.

how to block crochet snowflakes

Crochet snowflakes- so easy to make!

I am heading somewhere with all of these little projects from our craft day and you won't want to miss the final result!!!  If you missed the last few posts, you can click on the pictures below to see more...

DIY twine balls made with jute, balloons, and glue!pine cone box centerpiece

Crochet Yoda Hat

 Crochet Yoda Hat

Crochet Yoda Hat

A friend asked me to make a crochet yoda hat for a Halloween costume and it turned out pretty cute! I very loosely based it off of THIS free pattern. I shortened the ears a bit and it is important to note that the ears are worked in a continuous spiral. I just did my own thing for the beanie and kept it simple.

I have another crochet pattern coming soon, but in the meantime you can see my other free crochet patterns HERE.

Crochet Cow Hats

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Last winter, I made a crochet cow hat for my youngest daughter and she LOVES it! It can be very hard to keep hats on kids' heads and this one was a winner!

This hat has gotten A LOT of wear! I have had to reattach a spot and tighten up the ears and wash it many, many times. Here it is over a year later...

I planned on making a similar cow hat for my friend's fuzzy headed little guy and didn't get started on it until a few weeks ago when I was sitting at a wrestling tournament all day. It is based off of THIS free pattern, but I changed quite a bit. It really didn't take too long to make this and if I had remembered to bring the pink along I could have finished it easily during the tournament.

Then, the button eyes fiasco started. I tried blue, but they looked creepy. Then, I bought new brown ones and they got lost. So, I tried other brown ones, but they still looked creepy.

Finally, I cleaned the hutch off as part of my 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge and found the final missing button. I don't know. Maybe I am just being picky. I am starting to think all button eyes are a little creepy now.

I made bigger spots on the back. I like them better than the first one I made.

But, I still prefer Guernseys and Herefords to Holsteins. :)

It is finished just in time for spring! It is a little big, so he can wear it next year and probably the year after that, too. Let's go with that- I am not late, I am just extra prepared for next winter!