The Smiley Hat









It is easy, it is colorful, it is fun and lovely and it has no holes - this is the multicolored hat made of linked double crochet stitches. If you are not familiar with the linked double crochet stitch check my photo tutorial on how to make ldc





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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarn: DK, light worsted
Hook size: 4 mm/G6 (hook size conversion chart)
Stitches used: ldc, hdc, ch
Finished size: Adult


Abbreviations:
ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet
ldc - linked double crochet (tutorial here)
mc - magic circle
yo - yarn over

Note: This pattern is worked continuosly in rounds - do not ss to join the rows, you will need to use stitch markers to mark the starting stitch. 





Pattern:

Start with mc, ch 3, insert the hook in the second loop from stitch and pull a loop through. Now insert the hook in the mc and pull another loop through it. You will now have 3 loops on the hook - finish off like a normal dc stitch (yo, pull through the first 2 loops, then yo and pull through the second 2 loops). Make 8 more ldc stitches in the mc. 

Round 1: Do not finish with ss - instead continue with a ldc in the 3rd chain of the starting ch3 and put a stitch marker there. Make ldc in the same st. Continue the round with 2 ldc in each st (20 ldc at the end of the round). Do not ss to join.

Round 2: Make ldc on top of the first st of round 1(where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc in next st, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with 1 ldc (30 ldc at the end of the round).

Round 3: Make ldc on top of the first st of the previous round (where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc, ldc, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with ldc in last 2 stitches (40 ldc at the end of the round).

Round 4: Make ldc on top of the first st of the previous round (where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc, ldc, ldc, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with ldc in last 3 stitches (50 ldc at the end of the round).

Round 5: Make ldc on top of the first st of the previous round (where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc, ldc, ldc, ldc, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with ldc in last 4 stitches (60 ldc at the end of the round).

Round 6: Make ldc on top of the first st of the previous round (where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc, ldc, ldc, ldc, ldc, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with ldc in last 5 stitches (70 ldc at the end of the round).

Round 7: Make ldc on top of the first st of the previous round (where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc in next 6 st, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with ldc in last 6 stitches (80 ldc at the end of the round).

Round 8: Make ldc on top of the first st of the previous round (where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc in next 7 st, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with ldc in last 7 stitches (90 ldc at the end of the round).

Round 9: Make ldc on top of the first st of the previous round (where the marker is), make another ldc in the same stitch, move the marker on the new stitch. Continue with * ldc in next 8 st, 2 ldc in next st* till the end of the round, finish the round with ldc in last 8 stitches (100 ldc at the end of the round).

Now is the time for some measuring - the crown of the hat should be now around 7 in/17.5 cm. If this is the case stop the increasing row and continue with the pattern below, if it is too small make another increase row - add another 10 stitches spread evenly. If you want to make a smaller hat make a smaller crown before continuing the pattern.

Round 10 - 25: Work 1 ldc in every st, when you reach the marker make a new ldc stitch and move the marker on it.

Measure again the hat - if this is the size you need when you reach the marker finish with ldc, hdc, sc, ss, ss.

Last row: Join new contrast color and make a row of hdc.

That's all :)


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