2 Helicopter Hat by Susan B. Anderson When Robin Armstrong contacted me about this wonderful charity hat knitting event, I was honored to design and write a hat pattern for the Arkansas Children's Hospital. She told me she had been trying to come up with a way to knit a helicopter hat. I said I wasn't sure I would make a helicopter hat for the design, but I would be sure to come up with something cute! In fact, I originally knitted a different hat for ACH, but that helicopter hat idea stuck in my head. Then as I watched my four kids fishing off a pier one beautiful sunny August day, I knitted this helicopter hat. It was such a peaceful setting that I became overwhelmed with happiness as I knit this little hat. The helicopter hat is pure fun, and I knew it was meant to be for Knitting for Noggins! I hope this hat gives peace and happiness to its recipients and families. Tip: Remember, you can always substitute the yarns for any worsted weight yarn. Of course you can leave out the stripes and use only one color to make it even easier and less expensive. Size: Newborn (0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years) Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic/microfibre; 90d50 grams) 1 skein each in # 1 82 Bleached, # 1 92 Iceberg, # 1 97 Limedrop, #2 16 Citron GGH Samoa (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 104d50grams) 1 skein in #98 red Tools: 16 inch circular needles, US size 7 or size to obtain gauge Set of 4 double pointed needles, US size 7 or size to obtain gauge Set of 2 double pointed needles, US size 3 Yarn needle Stitch marker Ruler Pipe cleaner Gauge: 5 stitches per inch Hat pattern: With Citron, and circular needles cast on using the long tail method. Cast on 64 (72,80, 88) stitches. The following steps are to begin knitting in the round. 1) Spread the stitches out around the circular needle with the first and last stitches meeting at the points of the needles. 2) Place a stitch marker to show the beginning of the round by slipping a stitch marker on your right needle before you begin knitting.
3 3) Most importantly be carehl the stitches are not twisted on the circular needles before you make that first stitch connecting the ends. You only have to worry about this one time before you connect the circle together. After this first stitch you don't have to think about twisted stitches again. 4) Join to make a circle by knitting into the first stitch on the left needle. Continue knitting every stitch to the end of the round. Continue knitting every round for 1 % inches from the beginning. Next begin the stripe pattern, and continue in the stripe pattern to the end of the hat. Note: If you are making a one color hat, skip the stripe pattern and knit every round to the desired length listed below, then begin the decrease sequence. Stripe Pattern: Knit 5 rounds of each color in this order: Iceberg Limedrop Red Citron Repeat Continue in stripe pattern beginning with Iceberg, until the hat measures 5?4 (6,6 %, 7) inches from the beginning. When you reach the desired length for the size hat you are making you are ready to begin the decrease sequence. Decrease Sequence: Round 1 : Knit 6 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat to the end of the round. 56 (63, 70,77) stitches remain. Round 2: Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat to the end of the round. 48 (54, 60,66) stitches remain. Round 3: Knit all stitches. Round 4: You will begin knitting with the double pointed needles. You switch to double pointed needles to knit in the round on a small number of stitches. Do this by knitting directly onto 3 of the double pointed needles as follows: Needle 1: Knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat 3 (3,3,4) times. 15 (15, 15, 20) stitches are on first needle. Needle 2: Knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat 3 (3,3,4) times. 15 (15, 15, 20) stitches are on second needle. Needle 3: Knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat 2 (3,4,3) times. 10 (15,20, 15) stitches are on the third needle. 40 (45, 50,55) total stitches remain. Use the fourth or the free double pointed needle to knit onto for the following rounds. Round 5: Knit all stitches. Round 6: Knit 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat to the end of the round. 32 (36, 40,44) stitches remain. Rounds 7 & 8: Knit all stitches. Round 9: Knit 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat to the end of the round. 24 (27, 30,33) stitches remain.
4 Round 10: Knit all stitches. Round 1 1 : Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together. Repeat to the end of the round. 16 (1 8, 20,22) stitches remain. Round 12: Knit 2 stitches together. Repeat to the end of the round. 8 (9, 10, 11) stitches remain. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail and thread onto yarn needle. Thread each stitch onto the yarn needle and off the knitting needles. Pull tail through remaining stitches. Pull tight to completely close ring. Secure on inside of the hat by tying a knot and weaving in the end through several stitches. Trim the excess yarn close to hat. Weave in the end at the brim of hat along the cast on edge so it is hidden in the roll. Helicopter Top Propellers: With Bleached and 2 double pointed needles in US size 3, used as straight needles, cast on 10 stitches. Work back and forth on the needles as follows: Knit 1 stitch, slip 1 stitch as if to purl and with the yarn held in the back. Repeat every row like this until the propeller measures 2 inches from the beginning. Cut the yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail and thread on a yarn needle. Take the stitches off the needle and separate the stitches by gently squeezing the piece into a tube. Thread the yarn needle through the stitches and gently pull the tail through the stitches, but do not tighten up. At this point turn the propeller inside out, so the knit stitch is on the outside. Now gather up the top by pulling the tail tight, and take a couple of stitches to create a slight crease. Set aside. Repeat this to make a second propeller. Stem: With Limedrop and 2 double pointed needles in US size 3, cast on 4 stitches. Make an I- cord for 2 inches. Cut a long tail, at least 12 inches, and pull up tight through the last stitch. Sew the propellers on to the cast on end of the I-cord. Have one crease facing up and the other crease facing down. This will give the appearance of motion to the propellers. Next, bend a pipe cleaner in half. Push the bent end of the pipe cleaner inside of the I- cord all the way up to the propellers. Cut the pipe cleaner ends off leaving % inch sticking out of the I-cord. Now bend these ends up tight on the outside of the I-cord. Thread the long tail onto a yarn needle and sew the I-cord to the top of the hat, right on the center ring, do not tie off.
5 Remove the yarn needle and use the tail to tightly wrap the I-cord, going up to the propellers and all the way back down to the hat, being sure to cover and secure the pipe cleaner ends. At this point, place the tail on a yarn needle and pull through to the inside of the hat and secure. Bobble: With red and 2 double pointed needles, US size 3, used as straight needles, cast on 1 stitch loosely, and leaving a 2 inch tail. Knit in the fi-ont and back of this stitch until there are 5 stitches on the right needle. Knit 1 row. Purl 1 row. Knit 1 row and do not turn. With the stitches on the right needle, pass over the 2nd, 3d, 4th, and stitches over the first stitch. Cut the yarn leaving a 6 inch tail, and pull through the remaining stitch. Place tail on a yarn needle. Form into a ball and stuff with the 2 inch tail fi-om the cast on. Gather up the edges to close and attach bobble to the top of the propellers.
7 Flower Petal Hat By Heather Lester Notes: This pattern starts out by first making the small petals for around the face, separately, then connecting them in the round and working in a circle. There is a purled ridge about?4 of an inch up from the first row of petals. This is where the second and third rows of petals are attached at the end. Yarn: The original hat is made with Reynolds, self-striping, Santana, but this pattern would work with any bright colored yarn. There are all sorts of different colored flowers in the world. You could even make the petals one color and the top of the hat a different color. Let your creative spirit soar. Gauge: 5 stitches per inch Materials: Size 3 16" circular needles and size 3 Double Pointed needles. Gauge is more important than needle size! Secret Code words: MI: make one. Do this by knitting into the front and the back. =tog: Knit 2 together Time to start: Small petals worked in garter st. (make 11). CO 3 sts Row 1: MI, K to last st, M1 Row 2: Knit Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are a total of 9 sts. Cut the yam and make more petals and continue making petals until you have 11 petals. Leave all of the petals on the needle and connect in the round. This gives you a total of 99 stitches. Place a marker at the beginning so you know where you started. Knit 3 rounds, decreasing 4 stitches evenly to give you a total of 95 stitches. Round 4 and 5, Purl (this purled ridge will be for the 2nd and 3rd layer of petals that will be put on at the end. I guess you could put them on before you were finished if you wanted to, but I waited until the end. Continue knitting all rounds until you have worked 5 inches. Place a marker every 19 stitches. These markers will come in handy for when you are doing your decreases for the top of the hat. *Knit until 2 sts before the marker and K2tog*. Repeat from * until you have a total of 10 sts. Use a tapestry needle to thread yarn through all stitches, pull tight and weave in the end.
8 Second and third rows of petals On bottom side of purl ridge, pick up and knit 9sts, (staggered between and above first row of petals). Row 1 *knit Row 2 K2tog, k to last 2sts, k2tog* repeat from * until petal has only 3 sts remaining. Cast off. Repeat this process until petals cover bottom edge of purl ridge. For third row of petals, Pick up and knit on top edge of purled ridge and work in the same manner as the second row of petals. When all of your petals are completed, you will have lots of strings hanging down that you need to weave in, it might look overwhelming but it's not so bad once you get going. Loop for the top of the hat: Make an I- cord about 3 inches long, cast off and attach at the top of the hat in a loop. Use a tapestry needle or crochet hook to pull strings through and weave in the ends. Finishing: Be sure to steam iron the petals down, unless you like them to be pointing up or out. Finally, Donate this hat to a children's Hospital near you.
10 This pattern is submitted in honor of my niece, Morgan, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia at ACH. Materials: 1 lg skein "nubby textured" yarn (will need 2-3 small skeins) Size 6.5 crochet hook Gauge: gauge is not important for this project This pattern is easily adjusted for any size head Abbreviations used: dc = double crochet Dec dc = decrease double crochet, worked like a decrease sc, except drawn yarn through loops like a regutar dc To begin chain 43. (This will fit a teenager.) Row 1 - in 3rd chain from hook 1 dc, continue dc across, (40 dc) chain 3, turn Row 2 - Row 6-1 dc in each dc across, at each end chain 3, turn Row 7-1 dc in dc closest to hook, 1 dec dc, (Idc, 1 dec dc across) at end of piece chain 3, turn Row 8 - I dc in dc in each de across, chain 3, turn Row 9 - I dc in dc closest to hook, 1 dec dc, (1 dc, 1 dec dc across) to end of piece, chain 3, turn Row 10-1 dc in dc closest to hook, 1 dc, 1 dec dc, (2 dc, 1 dec dc across) at end of piece chain 3, turn
11 Row 11 - I dc in dc closest to hook, 1 dec dc, (1 dc, 1 dec dc across) at end of piece chain 3, turn Row 12 - Row 13-1 dc in each dc across, chain 3, turn **At this point you should have about 14 dc across the top** Row 14-1 dc in dc closest to hook, dec dc across, end with 1 dc, chain 3, turn Row 15-4 dec dc across, dc at end of piece, chain 3, turn Row 16-3 dec dc across, chain 3 turn (should be coming to a point) Row 17 - finish with 1 dec dc, chain 12, pull at least 12" piece of yarn through last loop to finish off. To finish hat: fold in half lengthwise with "tail" inside. Starting at the "tail" whip stitch sides together with yarn, being careful to leave "tail" free. When at the bottom, tie off and weave in loose ends. Reach inside and gently pull "tail" to turn the piece. To make a bushy "tail", cut 4 pieces of yarn approximately 24" long. With a crochet pull them through last chain, tie in %+ square knot. Take a 6" piece of yarn and tie all around the other pieces approximately %+ inch from the last chain to form a tassel or in this case a "tail". Weave the short ends back up into the chain. Trim the long ends evenly. To adjust for size vary the number of chains at the beginning and delete dc throughout the piece as needed. To make for a baby, use 1 skein of sport weight yarn and 5.0 mm or G size crochet hook. After completed with the sport weight you may want to go around the top edge in the front loop only with dc to make a nicer finish.
13 Pattern notes: The same pattern is used for each size hat. Differences in sizes are achieved by using different weights of yam and different sized crochet hooks. It is a good idea to crochet a swatch of sc to check your gauge before beginning. The following are the gauges used. Hat size Yam type Hook size Sc stitches Sc rows Large Medium Small Worsted weight Sport weight Sport weight H G E 7 = 2 inches 9 = 2 inches 10 = 2 inches 7 = 2 inches 10 = 2 inches 11 = 2 inches This hat can be made with or without a contrasting hatband, and with or without a ruffle. The ruffle works nicely with a sport weight or lighter yam. Materials needed:.".lain color yam, see size notes, 1-4 to 6 oz skein. Contrasting color yam (for hat band andlor ruffle), partial skein. Crochet hooks, size to give correct gauge. Instructions: Notes: Inc stitch is worked by working two stitches into a single stitch of the previous row. Dec stitch is worked by crocheting two stitches together. Beginning at the center of the crown, the hat is worked in rounds. At the end of each round, join to the top of the beginning chain with a slip stitch. On the dc rows, the chain 3 counts as the first dc. To form the foundation, wrap the yam twice around your finger, leaving a 3 inch tail. Slide ring of yam off your finger. Sc 10 times in the ring and pull on the tail to tighten the circle. Round 1 Ch3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each sc around. (Join with sl to top of ch3.) (20 dc) Round 2 Ch3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each dc around. (40 dc) Round 3 Ch3, dc in same space, [dc in next two dc, inc in next dc] around. Round 4 Ch3, dc in same space, [dc in next 3 dc, inc in next dc] around..
14 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Ch3, dc in same space, [dc in next 5 dc, inc in next dc] around. Chl, sc in the back loop of each dc around. Ch 1, [sc in next 4 sc, dec next sc] around. Rounds 8-12 Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Rounds Attach yam B, ch3, work 2 rows dc around. This makes the hatband. If you do not want a hatband, continue with 4 more rows sc instead. Rounds Return to main color. Chl, sc in each stitch around Round 17 Chl. Working in the front loop only of the previous row, [sc in next 3 sc, inc in next sc] around. Note: This results in a ridge formed by the unused back loops. These loops are where the contrasting yarn is attached to make a ruffle. Round 18 Round 19 Round 20 Ch3, dc in same space, [dc in next 5 sc, inc in next sc] around. Ch3, dc in same space, [dc in next 9 dc, inc in next dc] repeat around. Ch3, dc in same space, [dc in next 20 dc, inc in next dc] repeat around. Join with sl. Fasten off. Ruffle: Join contrasting yam to the inside of hat brim where crocheting in the front loop left a row of unused back loops. Round 1 Using tho.: loops for the foundation of the ruffle, [sc in next loop, 2 sc in next loop] around. Join with sl. Round 2 Chl, [sc in next 3 sc, inc in next sc] around. Round 3 Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Round 4 Chl, sc in joining, [ch5, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc] repeat around. Round 5 Chl, *[sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in chain 5, sl in next sc. Repeat from * around Fasten off. Using a tapestry needle, secure loose ends.
16 Head Huggers - Nellie's Butterfly Garden Pattern Designed by Sue W. Thompson Knit Rolled Brim Cap: Moteriols: Worsted weight yarn Size 8 knitting needles (4 dp needles) Tapestry needle birections: Cast on 90 sts. Divide stitches evenly onto three dp knitting needles. Being sure that sts are not twisted, begin knitting in the round. Knit until hat is 6+" from beginning. Decrease rows: Row 1 - K8, K2tog around. Row 2 and even numbered rows 4 and 6 - K Row 3 - K7, K2tog around. Row 5 - K6, K2tog around. Row 7 - K5, K2tog around. Row 8 - K4, K2tog around. Row 9 - K3, K2tog around. Row 10 - K2, K2tog around. Row 11 - K1, K2tog around. Row 12 - K2tog around. Thread yarn thru remaining sts and pull up tight. Finish off.
17 Nellie's Crochet Butterflies: Materials: Yarn (anything from worsted weight yarn to crochet thread-we've used worsted weight yarn, sport weight yarn, and crochet thread with wonderful results) Crochet hooks sized to be appropriate with the yarn/thread used Chenille wired stem birections: Row 1: Ch 13; sl st in f irst ch to form a foundation ring Row 2: Ch 3 (this counts as first dc). 2 dc, ch 2 on foundation ring to form first group of 3 dc. *3 dc, ch 2* around the foundation ring until there are 8 set of 3 dc, ch st last ch into top of the original ch 3 to close the circle. Row 3: 51 st across top of first set of 3 dc to first space between sets. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in first space (making total of 6 dc, ch 2 in that space). Ch 2. *3 dc, ch 2.3 dc in next space. Ch 2*. Repeat ** in each of next 6 spaces. 51 st last ch into top of the original ch 3 to close the circle. You should have 16 spaces formed in this round. Row 4: Scalloped edge - 8 dc in first space. 51 st into next space. Repeat around to make 8 scallops. End with a sl st into last space. Finish off. (I like to finish off one thread of yarn by untwisting the thread, splitting it into two sections, looping one section under o nearby loop of the piece, ond then tying it into a tight squore knot. The threads con be cut very close to the knot ond the knot remains very small.) Fold butterfly in half, right side showing. Fold chenille wired stem in half and loop over center of butterfly. Twist to fasten, shaping ends on top as antennae.
19 Slump Roll Cap Created by Gayla Irvan Supplies needed Sport or Baby weight yarn Size 4 Knitting needles Sample made with Bernat Cottontots (yellow) Cast on 77 stitches Row 1 Knit right side Row 2 Knit Row 3 Knit Row 4 Knit Row 5 Knit Row 6 Knit Row 7 Knit Row 8 Knit Row 9 Knit Row 10 Purl wrong side Row 11 Knit Row 12 Purl Row 13Knit Row 14 Purl Row 15 Knit Row 16 Purl Row 17 Knit Row 18 Purl Row 19 Knit Row 20 Purl Row 21 Knit Row 22 Purl Row 23 Knit Row 24 Purl Row 25 Knit Row 26 Purl Row 27 Knit Row 28 Knit wrong side Row 29 Purl Row 30 Knit Row 3 1 Purl Row 32 Knit Row 33 Purl Row 34 Knit Row 35 Purl Row 36 Purl wrong side Row 37 Knit
20 Row 38 Purl Row 39 Knit Row 40 Purl Row 41 Knit Row 42 Purl Row 43 Knit Row 44 Knit Row 45 Purl Row 46 Knit Row 47 Purl Row 48 Knit Row 49 Purl Row 50 Knit Row 5 1 Purl Row 52 Purl Row 53 Knit Row 54 Purl Row 55 Knit Row 56 Purl Row 57 Knit Row 58 Purl Row 59 Knit Row 60 Purl Shape Top Row 61 Kl,*sl next 2sts tog knitwise, K1, pass the 2 slipped sts over the K st: Repfiom* to last st, K1.27 sts. Row 62 Purl Row 63 *K3tog; rep fiom* across-9sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Finishing : Weave yarn end though remaining sts. Gather tightly and secure. Sew back seam. Roll up bottom of cap about 1 inch.