Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Wee Winter Hat Ornaments
Lion Brand® Bonbons
Pattern Number: L20343 This pattern features a variety of different hats to croche that can be used for wine bottle toppers or holiday ornaments.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 5 in. (12.5 cm) circumference

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

601-670 Bonbons Yarn: Jingle Bells

Metallic: Scarlet with red sparkle, white with red sparkle, white with silver sparkle, white with green sparkle, green with emerald sparkle
Acrylic: White, medium red, cool green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
1 x 3 in. (2.5 x 7.5 cm) piece of cardboard for tassel on Stocking Caps
GAUGE:
18 sc + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Little Hats can be used as holiday ornaments for your tree, or as egg cozies or doll hats! 2.

Hats are worked in one piece from the top down.

3.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.

Do not fasten off old color.

Carry colors not in use up the wrong side of piece.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPED EARFLAP HAT Note: We worked the Earflap Hat in two colorways.

Colorway 1: Use Medium Red as A, White with Green Sparkle as B, and Cool Green as C.

Colorway 2: Use Cool Green as A, White with Silver Sparkle as B, and Medium Red as C.

Crown (Top of Hat) With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.

Change to B.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Sides Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

Change to A.

Rnds 6 and 7: Sc in each st around.

Change to B.

Rnds 8 and 9: Sc in each st around.

Change to C.

Rnd 10: Sc in each st around.

Do not fasten off.

First Earflap Note: Earflaps are worked back and forth in rows.

Row 1: Sc in first 5 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog - 3 sts.

Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc3tog - 1 st.

Fasten off.

Second Earflap Row 1: From RS, skip next 10 sts of Rnd 10 following First Earflap, join C with sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts; leave remaining sts unworked - 5 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 2-4: Work same as First Earflap.

Fasten off.With 3 or 4 strands of A threaded into a blunt needle, embroider a French knot at top of Hat.



STRIPED STOCKING CAP Note: We worked the Striped Stocking Cap in two colorways.

Colorway 1: Use Green with Emerald Sparkle as A, Medium Red as B, and White as C.

Colorway 2: Use White with Red Sparkle as A, Cool Green as B, and Medium Red as C.

With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.

Change to B.

Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in each st around - 8 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.

Change to A.

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Change to B.

Rnds 7 and 8: Sc in each st around.

Change to A.

Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around - 16 sts.

Rnd 10: Sc in each st around.

Change to B.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 12: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around - 20 sts.

Change to A.

Rnds 13 and 14: Sc in each st around.

Change to B.

Rnd 15: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Rnd 16: Sc in each st around.

Change to A.

Rnds 17 and 18: Sc in each st around.

Change to C.

Rnds 19-21: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.

TasselWrap C around 1 in.

(2.5 cm) width of cardboard 12 times.

Cut an 8 in.

(20.5 cm) length of C and thread into blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.

Cut an 8 in.

(20.5 cm) length of C and wrap tightly around loops just below top knot to form Tassel neck.

Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

Tie Tassel to top of Hat with yarn ends at top of Tassel.



STRIPED BERET Note: We worked the Striped Beret in two colorways.

Colorway 1: Use Medium Red as A, White with Red Sparkle as B, and Cool Green as C.

Colorway 2: Use Cool Green as A, Scarlet with Red Sparkle as B, and White as C.

Shape Top With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Change to B.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sc.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.

Change to A.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 36 sts.

Change to B.

Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around - 42 sts.

Sides Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.

Change to A.

Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 10: Sc2tog around - 21 sts.

Change to C.

Hat Band Rnds 11 and 12: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.With 3 or 4 strands of A threaded into a blunt needle, embroider a French knot at top of Beret.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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