Saturday 13 April 2013

Hats for Innocent Fruit Smoothies

You may have seen the Innocent Fruit Smoothies with wooly hats on in the shops - these are all part of their Big Knit campaign.  I decided to try crocheting a miniature wooly hat and this is what I've come up with.

Apologies, I didn't concentrate exactly on what I was doing, but I'll try and explain :)

The Pattern

You will need two colours of yarn.  I used Purple (A) and pink (B) in a double knit yarn with a 3.5mm crochet hook.

ch = Chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
DC = Double crochet (UK)
TC = Treble crochet (UK)

(Using A) To start, ch 2 then do 6 DC in first chain.  Continue working in the round - using stitch markers if you think they'll help.

1st Round 2DC in each st in previous round (12 sts)

2nd Round (2DC in next st, 1DC in next st) 6 times (18sts)

3rd Round (2DC in next st, 1DC in next 2 sts) 6 times (24sts)

I stitch quite tight so added an extra row of increases, you may be okay with 24stitches in the round)
4th Round (2DC in next st, 1DC in next 7 sts) 3 times (27sts)

5th Round 1DC in each st around (27sts)

(Change to B)

6th Round 1DC in each st around (27sts)

(Change to A)

Continue with rounds 4 and 5 until your hat is at the desired size.  Ensure you finish with Yarn A.

Final Round (Using B) (3TC in next stitch, sl st in next 2 sts) 9 times (45sts) - fasten off


For the PomPom, I was given this really handy tip.  It's so quick and easy to do :)

Overall, the whole thing only took a couple of hours from start to finish.

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