One of my daughters requested a rainbow hat with a cloud. So this is what I came up with.
It turned out pretty cute so I whipped up a newborn sized one just to see if I could. I wanted to make it nice and airy since we're heading into spring and summer and don't need the thick winter hats anymore. I think I might attach a butterfly or a flower just to make it a little more "springish".
This is what I did for the newborn size.
The toddler size is Here
I used one strand worseted weight yarn and an N hook. I know that the yarn and hook combo might not seem right, but that's what gives it the "airyness". If you use more than one strand you'll end up with a thicker, more tightly crocheted hat. It won't have all those holes in it for the breeze to blow through : )
R1: (red) 10 DC into a magic ring
R2: (red) 2 DC into every DC. You'll have 20 sts total
R3: (Orange) [1 DC in the first and 2 DC in the second] repeat all the way around. You'll have 30 sts total.
R4: (Yellow) 1 DC into every DC. (30 sts)
R5: (Green) 1 DC into every DC. (30 sts )
R6: (Blue) 1 DC into every DC. (30 sts )
R7: (Purple) 1 DC into every DC. (30 sts )
R8: (White) I HDC into every DC all the way around and then Ch 4, skip a stitch, slip stitch. Then Ch 4 again, skip a stitch, slip stitch. You should be slip stitching into every other stitch all the way around. Then go around again but this time slip stitch into the skipped stitches. (I hope that makes sense. If not let me know and I'll try to take some pictures or something.) Then Ch 3 and slip stich onto the post of the Hdc. Ch 3 again and slip stitch onto next post. Do that all the way around then fasten off. Of course you could go around with the chaining and slip stitching as much as you'd like to get the fluffiness that you want from your cloud.
This is the first pattern I've tried to write for other people to read so If you find that it's lacking in something, just let me know and I'll try to fix it.
Thanks and I hope there will be many cute rainbow hats out there.
If you would like one made for you, then go to my Etsy store. I'll be making them to order.
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