Cabbage Patch Hat Pattern Improved

I got an order through etsy for a cabbage patch hat like the first one I made (see the first hat, and learn the loop stich, by clicking here: Cabbage Patch Hat), however when I went to try to follow my own pattern, I had difficulty. First, the hat came out too small, I fixed that by using a head size chart I found at Crochet Geek. Also, I discovered that I hadn’t noted how I bound the pigtails! So here is my much improved pattern!

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Hook: Size H crochet hook, my go-to size!
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft, Rust color
Size 6-12 Month
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, ch 3, 9 dc, join to ch 3
Round 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in ch spot, 2 dc each dc around. Place a “marker yarn” in 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 5-8: dc in each dc around.
Round 9: sc in each dc around, 1 slip st.
turn the hat inside out, slip st into last sc made, then start loop stitch
Round 10-13: loop stitch in each stitch around.
Round 14: sc in each stitch around.

For the pigtails, cut 50 strands of yarn, 15 inches long. Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 3 and 4. Use a few of the other strands to secure the pigtail well. Comb pigtail with fingers to straighten it out. Cut a piece of yarn 10 inches long, tie with a double knot three inches from the top of pigtail, let ends hang to become part of the hair. Cut a piece of yarn five inches long, tie with a double knot one inch from the first hair tie, let ends hang to become part of the hair. Trim the pigtail one inch down from the second hair tie. Tie a 12 inch ribbon bow over the mess you made in joining. Repeat for the other side!

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Cabbage Patch Hat, Again!

I was commissioned to make another cabbage patch doll hat, this time for a 6 month old, and with loose pigtails, fringe bangs, in blonde!

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

Size 6 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 5-11: dc in next dc around.
Round: sc in each dc around.
Round: slip st in each sc around.

For the fringe bangs, cut strands of yarn 5 inches long. Tie two at a time to the front 16 stiches, and a few stiches sporadically underneath to add depth. (Do a loop tie, by halving the yarn, using a crochet hook to pull the loop through, and drawing the two loose ends through the loop.)

For the pigtails, cut 30 strands of yarn, 12 inches long. Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 3 and 4, about 3 stiches back from the last bang stiches. Use a few of the other strands to secure the pigtail well. Tie a 12 inch long ribbon bow over the mess you made in joining. Repeat for the other side!

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

My Halloween Costume – Part 2 – Peaked Pixie Hat


A day or two after I decided to do hair falls for my Fruit Fairy costume for halloween, I came across this hat pattern, to buy from etsy, and I fell in love!! I really wanted to buy it: Mittenmade Etsy Shop – Hobbit Hat Pattern

But being extra short on expendable income at the moment, I decided to see what I could do with yarn that was on hand, and whatever pattern I could find for free. I found these patterns that could work…

Stich A Yarntastic Life – Hood for tots
Just A Few Nuts – Little Pixie Hat
Ms. Crafty Galore – Pointy Ribbed Pixie Helmet Hat
Etsy Blog – Stella Pixie Hat
Fuzzy Galore – Pixie Ribbed Hat
but none of them were perfect, until I saw this hat! Womanpuli – Woodland Hat, and then realized that even though it was not a pattern, just a hat for sale, that with the beginner knitting that I just learned, I could do something very similar! That hat on the bear is my finished creation, not too shabby for my second knitting project, if I do say so myself!

After reviewing some of the above patterns, this is the pattern I concocted as I blithely stumbled along:
Cast on 90, Knit one row, Pearl one row, repeat for about 20 inches.
About 12 or 15 rows in I threw in a few messy decrease stiches, first time trying them. And then about two inches before the hat was done, I did a few increase stiches. Trying to make sure that it would peak in the back.
(Pic below shows what it will look like at this stage, just a big piece.)
Slip stich up the back on the inside with a crochet hook.
(Note on yarn, I LOVE the aqua yarn my sister sent me, and could not bear to let it all be used on dishcloths. So with the remaining Sugar N’ Cream aqua colored yarn I started the hat, and when I ran out, I switched to some white Sugar N’ Cream yarn that I’ve carried around since my teen years. I love how the soft medium thick yarn turned out with this make shift pattern! ♥ )

For the hanging ties:
Ch 50, tie off. (make 4), knot two chains together for the “ties” that hang down on each side, attach to hat.

for the little crocheted star/flower, I freehanded that, then counted stiches:
leave a long-ish tail, ch 3, join to form loop
*ch 3, slip st in 2nd chain and 3rd chain from loop, slip st in loop*
repeat from * to * 4 times
tie off in front of star, then use the hook to pull the knot through the center, to the back. Use the loose strings to tie to the hat.

Hope that all makes sense!

Just days after finishing the hat, I happened on this pattern, at A Crafter xD blog, that is perfect! I’ll definitely have to try making this hat sometime also!