Cabbage Patch Hat for Halloween!

12/5/13 UPDATE: I changed this pattern, to see that post click here: Cabbage Patch Hat Pattern Improved

 

My dear friend, and childhood playmate, asked me to make her daughter a hat for Halloween, the sweet little almost one year old is going to be a cabbage patch doll!!

I could not wait to get going on this new project, so I started at this tutorial: Travis and Jessica – Cabbage Patch Doll, it linked me to this basic beanie hat: Alli crafts – Earflap Hat, but I didn’t love it, so I altered the pattern so I could work in the round, and to make it slightly smaller for a 17 inch circumference.

I was following instructions for the loop stitch from Repeat Crafter Me – Crochet Cabbage Patch Doll Inspired Hat, but something was wrong with the loops, they were too sparse, and when I tried to make more, the hat flattened out. It was not until I came across this tutorial: Dearest Debi – Crochet Cabbage Patch Kid, that I was finally making real progress again because it linked to this much better version of the loop stitch: Crochet Loop Stitch

So to make a long story short, I ended up taking out my stitches twice, all the way back to row four, but third time is the charm! Here is the pattern that I ended up with, cobbling together the bits I liked from the above linked patterns…

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Hook: Size H crochet hook, my go-to size!
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft, Toffee color

Size 9-12 Month
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, dc 10, join to first dc
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc each dc around. Place a “marker yarn” of a different color to keep track of rounds.
Round 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * around.
Round 4: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around.
Round 5-7: dc in next dc around.
Round 8: sc in next dc around.
Round 9-12: loop stitch in each stich around.

For the pigtails, cut 70 strands of yarn, 20 inches long. Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 4 and 5. Use a few of the other strands to secure the pigtail well. Tie a ribbon bow over the mess you made in joining. Repeat for the other side!

12/5/13 UPDATE: I changed this pattern, to see that post click here: Cabbage Patch Hat Pattern Improved

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9 Comments

  1. Maureen

     /  September 11, 2014

    I have now made 2 hats following your pattern for my 9 month old granddaughter. Both fot me! I followed instructions, I do not know why they are coming out so large! Suggestions?

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  2. Maureen

     /  September 11, 2014

    Thanks. It may be the yarn. I am using a bulky one. I will try a different yarn. And also I will try the improved version of the pattern!

    Reply
  3. Paula Jean

     /  February 19, 2017

    Love it what about adults hats

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  February 20, 2017

      You can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and longer pigtails. Hope that helps :)

      Reply
  4. Regina

     /  February 24, 2017

    Can you make them for Aults I would love to wear one. They are so adorable. Very good idea

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  February 27, 2017

      You can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and longer pigtails. Hope that helps :)

      Reply
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