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Strawberry hat

Updated: Mar 30

Make your own Strawberry Hat, inspired by a children's cartoon from the early 2000s.

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Materials

  • 4.5 mm hook, 4 mm hook, 3.5 mm hook

  • Raffia yarn in pink (200g) and red (50g)

  • DK yarn in green, white, pink and red (all under 100g)

  • Yarn needle

  • Stitch markers

  • Scissors

  • Polyfill/stuffing

  • (Optional) fabric glue or other adhesive


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Stitches

US terms

  • Chain (ch)

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Single crochet increase (inc)

  • Single crochet decrease (dec)

  • Half double crochet (hdc)

  • Double crochet (dc)

  • BLO/FLO (back loop only/ front loop only)

Pattern notes

Project is worked in the round.


Fits most adult heads as the pattern is based on my existing summer hat from H&M. For a wider hat, continue increasing in the same fashion as rows 2-12, for a smaller hat, stop increasing sooner and skip to row 13.


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Gauge

Gauge: 16 rows and 16 sts of sc = 10cm x 10 cm



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Instructions


Hat

With 4.5 mm hook:

In Pink:

Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6)

Round 2: inc around (12)

Round 3: (sc, inc) around (18)

Round 4: (sc, inc, sc) around (24)

Round 5: (inc, 3 sc) around (30)

Round 6: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) around (36)

Round 7: (inc, 5 sc) around (42)

Round 8: (3 sc, 3 inc, sc) around (48)

Round 9: (inc, 7 sc) around (54)

Round 10: (4 sc, inc, 4 sc) around (60)


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Round 11: (inc, 9 sc) around (66)

Round 12: (5 sc, inc, 5 sc) around (72)

Round 13: in BLO, sc around (72)

Rounds 14-20: sc around (72)

Round 21: (inc, 11 sc) around (78)

Rounds 22-27: sc around (78), switch to red at round 25.

Round 28: sc 19, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc 38, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc 19 (78), switch back to pink

Round 29: in FLO, sc around, working 3 scs into each ch 3 space (78)

Round 30: (6 sc, inc, 6 sc) around (84)

Round 31: (inc, 13 sc) around (90)



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Round 32: (7 sc, inc, 7 sc) around (96)

Round 33: (inc, 15 sc) around (102)

Round 34: (8 sc, inc, 8 sc) around (108)

Round 35: (inc, 17 sc) around (114)

Round 36: (9 sc, inc, 9 sc) around (120)

Round 37: (inc, 19 sc) around (126)

Round 38: (10 sc, inc, 10 sc) around (132)

Round 39: (inc, 21 sc) around (138)

Round 40: (11 sc, inc, 11 sc) around (144)

Round 41: (inc, 23 sc) around (150)

Round 42: (12 sc, inc, 12 sc) around (156)

Round 43: (inc, 25 sc) around (162)

Finish off, weave in ends.




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Strawberry appliqués

With 4 mm hook:

I made 32, but make as many as you feel your hat requires.

In pink:

Round 1: 12 dc in MR, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, do not turn (12)

Round 2: 3 dc in next st, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 3dc in next st, sl st to last st of round 1 (17)

Finish off.

In green

Join with a sl st at st #15 of round 2. Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, ch 4, starting from the second ch from the hook, sl st 3 in each chain, sc in first st of round 2 of the strawberry, sc in the second st of round 2, then sl st in 3rd st of round 2.

Finish off and weave in ends.

I used fabric glue to attach the strawberries to the hat, but you can use whichever method you prefer.




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Bow

With 4.5 mm hook:

Ch 56, join to first ch to form a loop (careful not to twist it!), ch 1

In green:

Rows 1-2: hdc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Switch to white:

Rows 3-4: hdc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Switch to pink:

Row 5: sc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Switch to white:

Row 6: ch 1, hdc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)



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Switch to green:

Rows 7-8: ch 1, hdc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Switch to white:

Row 9: ch 1, hdc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Switch to pink:

Row 10: ch 1, sc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Switch to white:

Rows 11-12: ch 1, hdc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Switch to green:

Row 13: ch 1, hdc around, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn (56)

Row 14: ch 1, hdc around, join to first st with slst (56)

Finish off, weave in ends.

To cinch the middle, take a piece of yarn and work a running stitch up the middle through both layers, squeeze the ribbon into shape and then tie the beginning and end of the yarn in the running stitch together firmly.


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Strawberry

With 4 mm hook:

In red:

Round 1: 5 sc in MR (5)

Round 2: inc around (10)

Round 3: sc around (10)

Round 4: (sc, inc) around (15)

Round 5: sc around (15)

Round 6: (2 sc, inc) around (20)

Round 7: sc around (20)

Round 8: (3 sc, inc) around (25)

Rounds 9-11: Sc around (25)

Round 12: (3 sc, dec) around (20)

Begin stuffing the strawberry.



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Round 13: (2 sc, dec) around (15)

Round 14: (sc, dec) around (10)

Round 15: dec around (5)

Sew closed and finish off.

With white yarn, embroider on some seeds.

To make the stem, with 3.5 mm hook, in green:

Round 1: 5 sc in MR (5)

Round 2: inc around (10)

Round 3: Ch 5, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chains, sl st in next st. Repeat around 10 times. Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing and attach to the top of the strawberry.




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Assembly

Attach the strawberry to the middle of the bow, then attach the bow to the hat off-centre to the left (as you wear it).



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