I hope you all have been enjoying your pre-holiday festivities. This is one of my worst years as far as preparation goes. I. AM. A. MESS. Luckily my husband has been on the ball with practically everything. I am so blessed to have him. So even though I am behind on everything, I promised many of you that I would have a Toddler Plaid Trapper Hat crochet pattern on the blog this week and I came through! You can find a version for babies here and a version for adults here.
This hat features a handmade pom-pom and I am totally addicted to making them. They are so easy, and now I need more fur colors! I only bought about an 1/4 of a yard (it’s pretty expensive) of two colors, but now that I realized how easy they are to make, I am wanting fur in every color. I wrote a tutorial here if you are interested in making your own.
TODDLER PLAID TRAPPER HAT
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Gauge: See Step 6
Use TWO STRANDS of yarn to make the hat, front flap and back piece. It’s easiest to work with 2 skeins.
Hat: (ch 1 does not count)
Start with magic ring
1. Ch 1. Hdc 8 into the loop you just made. Join with first st with a sl st. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. Hdc 2 in same st. Hdc 2 in the next 7 sts. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)
3. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. *Hdc 1, Hdc 2 in next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st. (24 sts)
4. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc . Hdc 2 in the next st. *Hdc 2, Hdc 2 in the next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
5. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. Hdc 2 in next st. *Hdc 3, hdc 2 in the next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with a sl st. (40 sts)
6. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 3. Hdc 2 in next st. *Hdc 4, hdc 2 in the next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st. (48 sts) (Your circle should have an approx. 5 ½” diameter)
7. – 13. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st.( 48 sts)
Break yarn. Tie off.
Start with the hat upside down with seam on the back. Count 3 sts in from the side, this is your starting point.
1. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch for 6 sets, 18 sts total, alternating black and wine. Finish last st with red. Turn.
2. – 4. Ch 2. Work plaid st all the way across. Finish the last st with the color you will be using in the next row. Turn. (18 sts)
5. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Ch 1. Sk 1 sts. Dc in next st (change color). Work Plaid st for 4 sets (change color). Dc. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in last st. (18 sts)
Break yarn. Weave in ends.
Turn hat upside-down, with seam facing you. Start to the right, in the first unworked st, right next the last worked st of the front flap.
1. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch for 10 sets, 30 sts total, alternating black and wine. Finish last st with red. Turn.
2. – 3. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch all the way across. Turn. (30 sts)
4. (Using all black) Ch 2. Dc2tog. Dc 4. Hdc 2. Sc 14. Hdc 2. Dc 4. Dc2tog. (28 sts)
DON’T BREAK YARN. Make sure to weave in all your ends before moving on.
Continuing where you left off, sc all around the hat, working 2 sc in each corner.
Tie off. Weave in ends.
Sew on two chunky buttons behind the button holes on the front flap, so that it folds up.
Make a pom pom to go on top using a pom-pom maker or THIS tutorial. Make the tassels by taking several lengths of yarn, pulling through the corners of the back piece and braiding them together.
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