Thursday, September 24, 2009

Candy Corn Crochet Hat Pattern

I've been so blessed by the kindness of friends and family, my heart is full.  In a show of gratitude, and as a way to remember the little life that never made it (I miscarried on Wednesday), I have a quick pattern that I worked up last week.  It's really simple and a bit corny, but my kids love it.  It fits my 5 yr old as well as myself and my husband.  If you want it smaller, just decrease the rows of each color by few rows.

Candy Corn Hat Pattern
I used Peaches n Cream cotton yarn on this hat in white, orange and yellow.  Size G crochet hook (or hook needed to obtain correct gauge.)  Gauge: 5 sc x 6 rows = 1 1/2 inch square

Begin with white yarn.
Row 1:  Ch 2, 4 sc in 1st ch, sl st to 1st sc to join.  Ch 1.

Row2:  Sc in each sc around increasing 2 sc (this means you will do 2 sc in 2 of the sc of the previous round, just spread them out as you go).

Row 3 - 15: Continue pattern increasing 2 sc on each row.  When finishing row 15, switch to orange yarn when pulling through the last 2 lps of the row, or you may finish out the row with white and fasten it off and weave in the ends and just start the new rows with the new color.

Row 16 - 34: With Orange yarn, repeat established pattern increasing 2 sc each row.  At end of row 34, switch to yellow yarn.

Row 35 - 36:  Repeat established pattern increasing 2 sc each row.

Row 37 - 46: Sc in each sc on previous rows with no more increases, keeping it even each row.

Row 47 - 48:  Sc in each sc of previous row decreasing 4 stitches on each row.  (I decrease by doing a sc2together 4 times, spreading it out evenly)  Fasten off and weave in ends.