I did not want anyone to feel left out, so I have played with my yarn and have come up with a crochet version of my Vertical Stripe Noro Hat Pattern.
Being crochet this hat works up even faster than her knitted sister. Because I have used the simplest stitch – Single Crochet even a beginner can make it. At the same time, because I have chose Noro, the yarn, famous for the wonderful striped effect the hat looks amazing. I hope you will have fun with it.
This hat will fit a toddler between 12m and 2T.
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1 Skein of Noro Kureion – I used almost the whole skein.
Crochet hook size 5.5mm
Tapestry needle for the seams.
Ch – chain
SC – single crochet
st – stitch
SK – skip
Crochet Vertical Stripe Noro Hat
1 SC in the second chain from the hook, and in each chain to the end of the row, Ch1, turn – 20st.
1SC in each st of the previous row to the last st, 2SC in the last st. Ch1, turn – 21st.
1SC in each st of the previous row. Ch1, turn – 21st.
1SC in each st of the previous row to the last st, 2SC in the last st. Ch1, turn – 22st.
1SC in each st of the previous row. Ch1, turn – 22st.
1SC in each st of the previous row to the last st, 2SC in the last st. Do not Ch1. Turn – 23st.
Sk first st, 1SC in each st of the previous row. Ch1, turn – 22st.
1SC in each st of the previous row. Do not Ch1. Turn – 22st.
Sk first st, 1SC in each st of the previous row. Ch1, turn – 21st.
1SC in each st of the previous row. Do not Ch1. Turn – 21st.
Sk first st, 1SC in each st of the previous row. Ch1, turn – 20st.
One peak made.
Make three more peaks, repeating rows 1 – 11 three more times. Sew the foundation chain and the last row together to form a tube.
Then seam up the tops of the peaks individually.
Turn up the bottom of the hat and add the edging of your choice. I like picot edging – (1SC,Ch3,1SC) in each stitch.
Noro Kureion might seem a bit scratchy for the next to the skin wear, especially for a child.
I find that hand-washing it in hear conditioner softens it up very nicely.
For those, who want the stripes, but are not found of Noro, or allergic to wool,
here is the list of yarns that might work as a Noro substitute:
South West Trading Company – Karaoke – 50% wool, 50% soy silk
Knit 1, Crochet 2 – Paint Box – 100% singles wool
Trendsetter – Tonalita – 52% wool 48% acrylic
Knit 1, Crochet 2 – TY-DY – 100% cotton
Kertzer Yarn – Marble Chunky – 100% acrylic – this you might have to fiddle with
All these yarns are available from the YARN BARN of KANSAS, Inc.
I have to say that I have not tried any of this substitutes myself, take a look and use your judgement.
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