Knitting Pattern – Scooter Hat

I fell in love with a 1960s brimmed hat and didn’t have the pattern so this is what I came up with. Worked in the round with worsted weight wool. Brim is knit separately and sewn on. You can purchase this hat on Etsy or download a pattern PDF at the link below.

Scooter Hat

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Yarn:  1 skein of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn in Silver or equivalent

Needles: US size 10 16” circular needles and double-pointed needles

Gauge: 8 sts = 2 inches in pattern

Measurements: Finished hat measures approximately 8 inches tall and 9.5 inches wide

Abbreviations:

p = purl                    kfb = knit into front and back of stitch, increase by 1 stitch

k = knit                     st = stitch

sl = slip                     k2tog = knit two stitches together, decrease by 1 stitch

Notes: Body of hat is worked in the round with a brim that is worked flat and sewn on.

Directions:

Hat

Slip Stitch Pattern:

  • Purl 9, slip 1 stitch purl-wise with yarn in back. Repeat across row.
  • Purl 9, knit 1. Repeat across row.

Cast on 70 stitches. Join in the round. Work in Slip Stitch Pattern for approximately 4.5 inches, ending on row 2. Begin decrease rounds:

  • Purl 7, purl 2 stitches together, slip 1 stitch purl-wise. Repeat across row.
  • Purl 8, knit 1. Repeat across row.
  • P6, p2tog, sl st. Repeat.
  • P7, k1. Repeat.
  • P5, p2tog, sl st. Repeat.
  • P6, k1. Repeat.
  • P4, p2tog, sl st. Repeat.
  • P5, k1. Repeat.
  • P3, p2tog, sl st. Repeat.
  • P4, k1. Repeat.
  • P2, p2tog, sl st. Repeat.
  • P3, k1. Repeat.
  • P1, p2tog, sl st. Repeat.
  • P2, k1. Repeat.
  • P2tog, sl st. Repeat.
  • P1, k1. Repeat.
  • Knit 2 together. Repeat.

Pull yarn through remaining 7 stitches. Finish off.

Brim

Cast on 1 stitch using dpns. Begin increase rows:

  • Knit into front and back of stitch.
  • K2.
  • Kfb, K1.
  • K3.
  • K1, kfb, k1.
  • K4.
  • K2, kfb. K2.
  • K6.
  • K3, kfb, k2.
  • K7.

Continue to work evenly on 7 stitches in garter stitch for approximately 8.25 inches. Begin decrease rows:

  • K2, knit two stitches together, k3.
  • K 6.
  • K2, k2tog, k2.
  • K5.
  • K2, k2tog, k1.
  • K4.
  • K1, k2tog, k1.
  • K3.
  • K2tog, k1.
  • K2.
  • K2tog.

Finish off. Sew brim onto bottom edge of hat using whip stitch.

Crochet Pattern: Mushroom! Mushroom!

I think I am going to try and share a pattern of some sort every Tuesday. We’ll see how long before I run out 😉

I can very clearly remember when I first visited BadgerBadgerBadger.com. I was supposed to be finishing up the final group portfolio project for a Business Communications class in college when my partner decided to click. I don’t really understand right now why it struck me the way that it did back then but I was a changed lady. That’s why I named this pattern Mushroom! Mushroom! years after that fateful, hysterical-to-tears evening. Hell, I’m surprised I didn’t also create some toe-touching badgers and that struttin’ snake. Anyway. “Here’s an oldie but a goodie. At least where I come from.” Download the pattern PDF at the link below.

Mushroom! Mushroom!

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Materials:

Small amount of worsted weight yarn

Size F crochet hook (or any size you prefer depending on size/gauge)

Yarn/Tapestry needle

Yarn ends or other stuffing material

Note:  Work in continuous amigurumi style rounds (without joining). These are worked in two pieces the stem and cap, then sewn together after stuffing. Gauge is unimportant for this project.

Stem:

Round 1: Work 6 sc in a ring using magic loop OR ch 2 and work 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Round 2-4: Work three rounds even.

Round 5: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Round 6: Work *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc * Repeat from * around. (18 sc)

Round 7: Work even. Finish off, stuffing any yarn tails into stem.

Cap:

Round 1: Work 6 sc in a ring using magic loop OR ch 2 and work 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Round 3: Work *2 sc in first sc, 1 sc * Repeat from * around. (18 sc)

Round 4-6: Work three rounds even.

Round 5: Work one round even in back loops only. Finish off leaving yarn tail for sewing.

Assembly:

Stuff cap very sparingly for a “button” type mushroom (allows the stem to “sink” into the cap more) or stuff firmly for a more classic “toadstool” look. Sew cap to stem using yarn tail and tapestry needle through inner loops only.

Crochet Pattern: Bluebell Cloche

This hat idea was born during my quest to find crochet cloche patterns thanks to Bonnie and Clyde. I couldn’t find a pattern for what I pictured in my head so I made it up as I worked. Made entirely in the round using one ball of yarn and only 23 rows (!!) of crochet. Pretty quick and lightweight project. Download a PDF at link below, check it out on Ravelry, or purchase this hat on Etsy.

Bluebell Cloche

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Yarn:  1 ball of Knit Picks Palette fingering weight yarn in Bluebell or equivalent yarn

Hook: Size E hook or hook that yields appropriate gauge

Gauge: 10 sts = 2 inches in hdc

Measurements: Finished hat measures approximately 8.5 inches tall and 12 inches at widest

Abbreviations:  

sc = single crochet                    dc = double crochet

hdc = half-double crochet       sts = stitches

ch = chain                                   sl = slip

Techniques:

This hat is worked entirely in the round beginning at the crown. Be sure to chain 2 at the start of each non-eyelet round as the first half-double crochet. Each non-eyelet round is joined with a slip stitch into the first chain 2 of that round. Eyelet rounds are joined to the 3rd chain of the first ch 6 of that round. I used a magic ring to start my rounds but use whatever method you like best.

Directions:

1)    Make 8 single crochet in a magic ring, slip stitching into first sc. (8 stitches around)

2)    Ch 2, 2 half-double crochet into each sc around. (16 sts)

3)    Ch 2, 2 hdc into next stitch, * 1 hdc, 2 hdc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

4)    Ch 2, 1 hdc, 2 hdc into next stitch, * 2 hdc, 2 hdc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (32 sts)

5)    Ch 2, 2 hdc, 2 hdc into next stitch, * 3 hdc, 2 hdc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (40 sts)

6)    Ch 2, 3 double crochet, 2 dc into next stitch, * 4 dc, 2 dc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (48 sts)

7)    Ch 2, 4 dc, 2 dc into next stitch, * 5 dc, 2 dc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (56 sts)

8)    Ch 2, 5 dc, 2 dc into next stitch, * 6 dc, 2 dc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (64 sts)

9)    Ch 2, 6 dc, 2 dc into next stitch, * 7 dc, 2 dc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (72 sts)

10) Ch 2, 7 dc, 2 dc into next stitch, * 8 dc, 2 dc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (80 sts)

11) Ch 2, 8 dc, 2 dc into next stitch, * 9 dc, 2 dc into next stitch. Repeat from * around. (88 sts)

12) Ch 6, * dc in 3rd dc, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Sl st into 3rd chain of starting ch 6.

13) Ch 2, * 3 dc into loop, 1 dc in each dc. Repeat from * around.

14) Ch 2, dc in each dc.

15) Ch 6, * dc in 3rd dc, ch 3. Repeat from * around.

16) Ch 2, * 3 dc into loop, 1 dc in each dc. Repeat from * around.

17) Ch 2, dc in each dc.

18) Ch 6, * dc in 3rd dc, ch 3. Repeat from * around.

19) Ch 2, * 3 dc into loop, 1 dc in each dc. Repeat from * around.

20) Ch 2, dc in each dc.

21) Ch 6, * dc in 3rd dc, ch 3. Repeat from * around.

22) Ch 2, * 3 dc into loop, 1 dc in each dc. Repeat from * around.

23) Ch 2, dc in each dc. Finish off.

Knitting Pattern: Canceled Stamp Cloche

Here is another of the vintage-inspired hat patterns I created in my design frenzy last fall. I named this asymmetrical cloche “canceled stamp” after the 1920s term for a wallflower. The shaping is created using short rows along the bottom edge of the hat, one side is just a little longer than the other. Made of worsted weight yarn so it knits up fairly quickly for a vintage style hat. You can purchase this hat on Etsy. Download a PDF of the pattern at the link below or find it on Ravelry.

Canceled Stamp Cloche

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Materials
US 8 16” circular needle
US 8 double-pointed needles
2 skeins worsted/aran weight yarn in coordinating colors (I used KnitPicks Wool of the Andes and Classic Elite Yarns Renaissance from my stash)
Stitch markers

Gauge
16 stitches = 4 inches

Techniques:
Short row shaping: (I will only provide a brief review here as there are numerous tutorials available online.) On a knit row: knit the number of stitches to short row section, slip next stitch onto right needle as if to purl and bring yarn to front of work, return unworked slipped stitch back to left needle and turn work bringing yarn to the front with wrong side facing to begin purl row. On a purl row just wrap the yarn the opposite as you would when purling instead of knitting.

Remember to hide the wraps when you encounter them by knitting them along with the wrapped stitch.

Abbreviations
k = knit
k2tog = knit two stitches together, decrease
p = purl
ssk = slip first stitch as if to knit, slip second stitch as if to purl, knit the two slipped stitches together, decrease
sts = stitches
w&t = wrap yarn and turn work for short row shaping

Notes:
The main body of the hat is knit in the round but the short row shaping section is knit back and forth. Hat uses short row shaping only on one side and is worn asymmetrically as shown in photos.

Directions
Cast on 90 stitches using second color and join in the round. Place stitch marker for start of rounds if desired. Work in garter stitch for two rounds beginning with a purl round. At the start of the next round, change to main color and knit 22 stitches, place second marker (for center of short rows section), knit to start of round.

Begin short row shaping:
1) Knit to 6 stitches past short rows section marker (28 stitches past join in the round marker), wrap yarn and turn work.
2) Purl to 6 stitches past marker, w&t.
3) K to 8 sts past marker, w&t.
4) P to 8 sts past marker, w&t.
5) K to 10 sts past marker, w&t.
6) P to 10 sts past marker, w&t.
7) K to 11 sts past marker, w&t.
8) P to 11 sts past marker, w&t.
9) K to 12 sts past marker, w&t.
10) P to 12 sts past marker, w&t.
11) K to 13 sts past marker, w&t.
12) P to 13 sts past marker, w&t.
13) K to 14 sts past marker, w&t.
14) P to 14 sts past marker, w&t.
15) K to 15 sts past marker, w&t.
16) P to 15 sts past marker, w&t.
17) K to 16 sts past marker, w&t.
18) P to 16 sts past marker, w&t.
19) K to 17 sts past marker, w&t.
20) P to 17 sts past marker, w&t.
21) K to 18 sts past marker, w&t.
22) P to 18 sts past marker, w&t.
23) K to 19 sts past marker, w&t.
24) P to 19 sts past marker, w&t.
25) K to 20 sts past marker, w&t.
26) P to 20 sts past marker, w&t.
27) K to 21 sts past marker, w&t.
28) P to 21 sts past marker, w&t.
29) K to 22 sts past marker, w&t.
30) P to 22 sts past marker, w&t.
31) Knit around.

Continue to work all stitches in stockinette stitch for approximately 3 ¾ inches from unshaped cast on edge.
Begin decrease rounds:
1) K7, k2tog, k7, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
2) K around.
3) K6, k2tog, k6, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
4) K.
5) K5, k2tog, k5, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
6) K.
7) K4, k2tog, k4, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
8) K.
9) K3, k2tog, k3, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
10) K.
11) K2, k2tog, k2, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
12) K.
13) K1, k2tog, k1, ssk.* Repeat from * around.
14) K.
15) K2tog, ssk.* Repeat from * around.

Finish off by pulling yarn through remaining stitches. Be sure to block finished hat so that cast on edge does not roll!

©2013 chloeheartsowls
**Please do not sell or distribute this pattern or finished objects without permission. If anyone has any questions or corrections please email me at chloeheartsowls@gmail.com**

Knitting Pattern: Artichoke Hat

Last Fall, I went a little hat crazy and made several patterns that I shared on Ravelry. Here is one of my favorites that came out of the design frenzy:

Artichoke Hat PDF

It made me think of artichokes for some reason…

Materials

1 skein Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted or ~200 yards worsted weight yarn

US 6 16” circular needle

US 8 16” circular needle

US 8 double-pointed needles

Gauge

28 stitches = 4 inches using US 6 needles in k1, p1 rib

One lace pattern repeat is ~1 1⁄2 inches across at the widest point using US 8 needles

*This hat has lots of stretch so gauge isn’t *that* important. As long as you can match the smaller needle gauge for the rib, just use a needle that is two sizes larger for the rest of the hat!

Abbreviations/Stitches

k = knit

k2tog = knit two stitches together, decrease

p = purl

sl = slip stitch

psso = pass slipped stitch over, decrease

yo = yarn over, increase

Lace pattern: 12 stitch repeat for 8 rows

1) yo, k3, [sl, k2tog, psso,] k3, yo, p3. * Repeat from * around.

2) k9, p3. * Repeat from * around.

3) k1, yo, k2, [sl, k2tog, psso,] k2, yo, k1, p3. * Repeat from * around.

4) k9, p3. * Repeat from * around.

5) k2, yo, k1, [sl, k2tog, psso,] k1, yo, k2, p3. * Repeat from * around.

6) k9, p3. * Repeat from * around.

7) k3, yo, [sl, k2tog, psso,] yo, k3, p3. * Repeat from * around.

8) k9, p3. * Repeat from * around.

Directions

Cast on 120 stitches using US 6 needles and join in the round. Work in knit one, purl one rib for 1 1⁄4 inches. On next round, switch to US 8 needles and work in lace pattern for a total of 7 inches from cast on edge.

Begin decrease rounds:
– Be sure to keep purl stitches intact (this makes the swirl at the top of that hat!) and only decrease within the knit stitches until there are no more knit stitches.

1) K2tog, k7, p3. * Repeat from * around.

2) K2tog, k6, p3. * Repeat from * around.

3) K2tog, k5, p3. * Repeat from * around.

4) K2tog, k4, p3. * Repeat from * around.

5) K2tog, k3, p3. * Repeat from * around.

6) K2tog, k2, p3. * Repeat from * around.

7) K2tog, k1, p3. * Repeat from * around.

8) K2tog, p3. * Repeat from * around.

9) K2tog, p2. * Repeat from * around.

10) K2tog, p1. * Repeat from * around.

11) K2tog. * Repeat from * around.

Finish off by pulling yarn through remaining stitches.

**Please do not sell or distribute this pattern or finished objects without permission. If anyone has any questions or corrections please email me at chloeheartsowls@gmail.com**