I guess, every young mum thinks her baby is groing incredibly fast. But, in my case this is actually really true and the Sherlock Holmes style hat I crocheted for him for Christmas is already too small. So I restarted crocheting a bigger hat. This time I wanted a really Sherlock-ish hat with long ear covers and two brims and everything. Actually, I really like how it turned out and hope so do you.
For babies from 6 months on you’ll need:
100g of mercerised brown or grey cotton dk yarn. I used drops muskat, which is 100m on 50g.
Crochet hook no. 4
You work in spirals
Sc = single crochet
Sl = sling stitch
dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Fphdc = front post half double crochet
Inc = increase
1. Rd: 8 hdc into a magic ring
2. Rd: [fphdc, 3 hdc into next stitch] 4x (15 hdc)
3. Rd: [fphdc, inc., inc.] 4x (20 hdc]
4. Rd: [fphdc, inc, inc., inc] 4x (27 hdc)
5. Rd: [fphdc, 5 inc] 4x (45)
6. Rd: [fphdc, inc, 3 hdc, inc., 3 hdc, inc] 4x (52)
7. Rd: [fphdc, inc, 4 hdc, inc., 4 hdc, inc] 4x (60)
8. Rd: [fphdc, inc, 4 hdc, inc., 4 hdc, inc] 4x (68)
9. Rd: [fphdc, inc, 13 hdc, inc] 4x (72)
10. Rd: [fphdc, inc, 14 hdc, inc] 4x (76)
11. -21. Rd: [fphdc, 8 hdc, inc., 8 hdc] 4x (76)
22. Rd: fphdc, [inc dc, dc] 8x, inc dc, fphdc, sl (28)
23. Reihe: Sl, sc, hdc, 21 dc, hdc, sc, sl
Cut yarn and sew up the end
For the ear cover start in front of the back fphdc as follows:
1. Row: sl, 2 ch, 17 hdc (18 hdc)
2. – 8. Row: ch, hdc (counts as 2 hdc decreased), 6 hdc, 3 hdc in next stitch, 6 hdc, dec hdc (17 hdc)
9. Row: ch, hdc, dec hdc, 4 hdc, 3 hdc in next stitch, 4 hdc, 2 dec hdc (15 hdc)
10. Row: ch, hdc, dec hdc, 3 hdc, 3 hdc in next stitch, 3 hdc, 2 dec hdc (13 hdc)
11. Row: ch, hdc, dec hdc, 2 hdc, 3 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc, 2 dec hdc (11 hdc)
12. Row: ch, hdc, dec hdc, hdc, 3 hdc in next stitch, hdc, 2 dec hdc (9 hdc)
13. Row: ch, hdc, 3 dec hdc (5 hdc)
13. Row: 2 ch, crochet 4 dc together and add 30 ch
Cut yarn and tie up the ear covers
For the back brim crochet: sl, sc, hdc, [inc dc, dc] 5x, hdc, sc, sl (21)
Cut yarn and sew up the ends
To pull the hat into a nice form, I wet it and put it over a polystyrene ball, then I pull the ear covers into form and pin them to the ball. When the hat has dried, it will stay in this form.
Have fun crocheting!
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