The Gooseberry Hat ( free pattern )

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The Gooseberry:

Notes:

– This hat is super easy to personalize, change colors whenever you chose, or keep it monochromatic, your choice!
– Make certain to end each row with a slip st into the chain that began it.

I – hook

Medium weight #4 yarn ( I used Loops and Thread Impeccable )

Terms:

* hdc – half double crochet
* dc – double crochet
* slp st – slip stitch
* inc – increase
* bl – back loops only
* bobble stitch – bo
* dec – decrease

how to bobble:

* yarn over, insert hook through st, yarn over pull through – 3 loops on hook.
* Yarn over, insert hook through same st, yarn over, pull through – 5 loops on hook.
* Yarn over, insert hook through same st, yarn over, pull through – 7 loops on hook.
* yarn over, pull through first 6 loops – 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops – 1 loop on hook

Brim:

ch 10
1. starting in second ch from hk, hdc across, ch 1, turn – 9
* work only in back loops*
2. hdc across, ch 1, turn – 9
3 – 61. Repeat row #2 – 9 each row
– sew two ends together

Head piece:

1. slp st at the sew spot (this will be the back of hat) sc around brim. Mine has 70 sc totaled around brim.
2. hdc in bl around – 70
3. ch 2, dc in bl around – 70
4. ch 1, ( hdc 6, inc )in bl around – 80
5. ch 2, ( dc 7, inc ) in bl around – 90
6. ch 3, ( Bo, ch 1, skp next st ) in bl around – 45 bobbles
7. ch 2, hdc around – 90
8. ch2, dc in bl around – 90
9. ch 3, ( bo, ch1, skp next st ) in bl around – 45 bobbles
10. ch 2, dc around – 90
11. ch 2, hdc in bl around – 90
12. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
13. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
14. ch 2, hdc in bl around – 90
15. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
16. ch 1, sc in bl around – 90
17. ch 3 ( bo, ch 1, skp next st ), in bl around – 45 bobbles
18. ch 2, hdc around – 90
19. ch 2, dc in bl around – 90
20. ch 3, ( bo, ch1, skp next st ) in bl around – 45 bobbles
21. ch 2, hdc around – 90
22. ch 2, ( hdc 7, dec ) in bl around – 80
23. ch 1, ( sc 6, dec ) in bl around – 70

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-Do not fasten off, this hat is sealed in a “star” pattern. This is done by pinching the sides together and crocheting them in place. Don’t worry, here are some photos on how it’s done!

-First, lay hat flat. Insert crochet hook from back to front:

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– Sc the two together with one stitch, you now have what looks like an “8”:

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– Now, with your hook still attached to the center, pull in one side of the “8”, make sure you try to keep your stitch in the center:

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-Repeat on the opposite side of the “8”, you will have an “X” shape:

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– Continue this process with the four points of the “X”. You’ll notice that you have small openings:

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– You can leave as it is, or if it bothers you ( it bothers me! ) leave a long tail when fastening off and sew them shut!
– All done, enjoy your new hat 😄

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