crochet, Pattern

Pom pom galore child hat

pom pom hat flat

My friend Sheng, a fellow colleague in the department, is always very enthusiastic of my crochet creations. To repay his enthusiasm, I decided to make something for his 2 year old little girl. I am currently working on a pair of slippers for her, but the work got interrupted by a skein of awesome yarn.

On a quick trip to the craft store a couple weeks ago, I saw this Bernat dippity dots yarn. I must confess I adore variegated yarns, especially if they have texture like this one. So, in an impulse, I grabbed a skein of lavender, along with a couple other fun yarns I’ll feature in future posts. This yarn is such a wonder to work with. Unlike other textured yarns it works up really well and you can use a size H hook. However, I do recommend you crochet loosely, to make sure you don’t rip off any of the pom poms as you work.

As for the pom pom… I have tried many methods of making pom poms at home. I must confess I failed miserably. So I recently ordered a set of Clover pom pom makers, which I used for this one. On a funny note… my husband asked what the pom pom maker was. I told him it is a device to make pom poms out of yarn. He looked at me surprised and confessed he thought pom poms came premade. Silly!

Anyway… the pattern!

POM POM GALORE HAT

Using an H crochet hook (5 mm) and Bernat dippity dots yarn in lavender (I used half a skein for the toddler size)

Make a magic ring

Rnd1: make 9 dc in the magic ring, join to the first dc, not the chains. (9 st)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in each stitch around (18 st)

Rnd 3: *(2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in next) Repeat from * around (27 st)

Rnd 4: *(2dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 st) Repeat from * around (36 st)

Rnd 5: *(2dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 st) Repeat from * around (45 st)

Rnd 6: *(2dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 st) Repeat from * around (54 st)

Rnd 7: dc in each stitch around (54 st)

For Child size

Rnd 8: *(2 dc in first st, dc in the next 8 st) Repeat from * around (60 st)

Rnd9-13: dc in each stitch around (60 st)

Cut off yarn and weave in ends

For toddler size

Rnd8-12: dc in each stitch around (54 st)

For Child size

Rnd 8: *(2 dc in first st, dc in the next 8 st) Repeat from * around (60 st)

Rnd9-13: dc in each stitch around (60 st)

Cut off yarn and weave in ends

Using your pom pom maker on any other pom pom making device, make a pom pom and attach it to the top of the hat.

You’re done!

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