Monday, October 3, 2016

A Pokeball Inspired Hat And Free Crochet Pattern


A few weeks ago was my nephew, Zia's birthday. Zia and his little brother LOVE Pokemon and the new game, Pokemon Go. I have to admit that we play it as a family, the 3 of us (my fiance Sean, my son Isaac and me) too and it is a lot of fun. We walk around the neighborhood and we take car rides and play as well. Scroll down for the free pattern of the pokeball inspired hat or click here to purchase the pdf.


Before the end of summer, we planned Isaac's first sleep over with his cousin Zia. I planned to make a fort, have movies and popcorn, games, homemade pancakes in the morning, and I also crocheted them a pokeball to play with. For the free pattern that I used, click here. They loved it and the boys had a blast! So I absolutely knew that he would love a Pokeball inspired hat for his birthday. I looked for patterns online but I could not find any that used the yarn and hook size that I wanted so I made up my own pattern. Scroll down for the written pattern.





 And I was right, he definitely loves it!!! Now I just need to make one for his little brother, Thomas.  They both look so cute in it!



Pokeball Inspired Crochet Hat




Materials

G hook (4.00 mm)
Caron Simply Soft yarn or yarn of the same weight
(Red: 35g, White: 30g, Black: 10g)
Scissors
Darning needle
Measuring tape

Gauge

8 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches

Size

19-22 inches

Height

7.25 inches

Abbreviations and Instructions

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
2dc: double crochet increase (put 2 double crochets into the same stitch.)
cc: color change (Yarn over, insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. You will have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over with the new color and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.

The Pattern

The Hat

Start with red:

R1: Make a loose slip knot or a magic circle or however you want to start, ch 2, (does not count as a dc, here and throughout the pattern) and put 12 dc into the loose slip knot. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round.  =12

R2: Ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round.  =24

R3: Ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc in the next stitch. *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch. Repeat from the star until the end of the round. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round. =36

R4: Ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches. *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the star until the end of the round. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round. =48

R5: Ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches. *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the star until the end of the round. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round. =60

R6: Ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches. *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat from the star until the end of the round.Slip stitch to the first dc of the round.  =72
*The diameter of the circle should be 6.5 inches.*

R7: Ch 2, dc into the same stitch, dc into each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round. =72

R8-R10: Repeat R7 until the last stitch of R10. Make a cc to black in the last stitch. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round. =72

R11: Ch 2, dc into the same stitch, dc into each stitch around and in the last stitch make a cc to white. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round. =72

R12: Ch 2, dc into the same stitch, dc into each stitch around. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round. =72

R13-R15: Repeat R12. =72

Cut the tail and weave in the ends.

The Button

Start with white:

R1: Make a loose slip knot or a magic circle or however you want to start, ch 2, (does not count as a dc, here and throughout the pattern) and put 12 dc into the loose slip knot. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round.  =12

R2: Ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around and make a cc to black in the last stitch. Slip stitch to the first dc of the round.  =24

R3: Ch 1, 2sc into the same stitch, sc in the next stitch. *2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch. Repeat from the star until the end of the round. Slip stitch to the first sc of the round. =36

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew the button to the front of the hat. I sew the button between R9 and R14. Weave in the ends.

The End!

Copyright ©2016 Alexandra Halsey
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission.

I would also love to see pictures of your pokeball hats, you can post pictures on my facebook page, leave a link in the comments below, or you can use the hashtag #pokeballhatwithalex on instagram for me to see. Thanks a bunch!

Soft hugs and





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