NOTE: PLEASE CHECK YOUR GAUGE and adjust hook size if necessary! I tend to crochet tighter than average, so what fits children for me and my gauge might fit adults for yours.
- Worsted Weight Yarn in the following colors: (what I used will be in italics inside parenthesis)
- Tan (Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn – Sun Gold)
- Green (Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn – Jelly Bean)
- Red (Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn – Red)
- Yellow (Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn – Yellow)
- Brown (Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn – Brown)
- Off-White/Ivory (Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn – Ivory)
- Size J (6.00 mm) Hook
- PLEASE CHECK YOUR GAUGE! I suggest going down one or two hook sizes (US size I or H) if your gauge does not match mine.
- Tapestry Needle
- sts: stitches
- sk: skip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- *___*: repeat whatever is between the *’s around
2″x2″ = 7 hdc x 5 rows
This pattern will fit preschoolers up to older children.
- To make a toddler size you will need to leave out row #7 (which will give you 60 sts instead of 66 sts), make 2 less tan rows in the upper section than called for, and 1 less tan row in the last section than called for.
- To make an adult size simply go up one hook size.
Join each round with a slip stitch in the first stitch.
Begin with tan yarn and a magic loop. If you don’t know how to do a magic loop, watch this video for a tutorial. (If you are uncomfortable with the magic loop you can chain 2 and start with Round 1 into the 1st chain.)
Round 1: 9 hdc in magic loop. (10 sts)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st. (20)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st* (30)
Round 4: ch 2, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts* (40)
Round 5: ch 2, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts* (50)
Round 6: ch 2, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts* (60)
Round 7: ch 2, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 9 sts* (66)
Round 8-10: hdc in each st
Switch to green yarn.
Round 11: dc in each st
Round 12: work this round in front loops only – *sk 2, sc, sk 2, 6 dc in st*
Round 13: dc in each back loop of round 11 (you will have a ruffle of “lettuce” sticking out — don’t worry about this until later)
Switch to red yarn.
Round 14: dc in each st
Switch to yellow yarn.
Rounds 15-16: sc in each st
Switch to brown yarn.
Round 17: *sc, dc*
Round 18: *dc, sc*
Round 19: *sc, dc*
Switch back to tan yarn.
Rounds 20-22: hdc in each st
Round 23: sc in each st
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Using the green yarn and tapestry needle, sew down the “lettuce” ruffle, taking care not to make it too tight which will keep the hat from stretching properly.
Embroider sesame seeds using off-white/ivory yarn and tapestry needle. Make a tear-drop shaped outline and then fill it in.