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The Mimi Hat was designed for the Hat Of The Month Club hosted by Oombawka Design and The Stitchin’ Mommy and I’m so excited to have been included! The Hat Of The Month Club is a fun, year long crochet along offering new free crochet hat patterns from Rhondda, Amy, and 6 guest designers!
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The Mimi Hat is my new favorite hat! And let’s have a “woo hoo” for my model’s first time modeling — she did a great job!
I made my sample in Red Heart Chic Sheep #4 weight yarn. This yarn is soft, 100% Merino Wool, comes in 24 vibrant colors and is machine washable! I love the stitch definition in this yarn.
Of course, you could choose from a wide variety of yarns for this cowl.
Yarnspirations has a nice selection of worsted weight yarns for you to choose from!
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The Mimi Hat is full of texture and dimension and I love the way the yarn enhances the design! The ‘knit look’ body of the hat is made using a one row repeat that is so easy, and the ribbing is worked in a combination of slip stitches and half double crochet. Be sure not to work the slip stitches tightly or you will likely be frustrated!
I love the classic look of a creamy colored hat, but this hat would look good in so many colors and the design and style is timeless.
The Mimi Hat is worked flat in rows, then seamed together and the top crown cinched closed. I added a faux fur pompom, however, you could add a yarn pompom, tassel or nothing at all. I actually like to add a removable fur pompom so that I can take it off and wear the hat plain if I like! And doesn’t the hat look cool from the back? It reminds me of a radiating sun.
If you like the hat, perhaps you’ll like the coordinating Mimi Cowl too! My friend and model is wearing both and stands out beautifully with this fall decorated bench and woods as a backdrop….look at those colors!
Sizes: (Toddler, Child, Adult) – see below for measurements
- Worsted Weight (#4) yarn, I used Red Heart Chic Sheep (186 yards per ball) – (1, 2, 2) balls used
- Hook J/6.00 mm
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
- Faux Fur pompom (optional)
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Gauge: 18 sts x 19 rows in pattern = 4” ; pattern is [sl st 1, hdc 1] in back loop only, turn and repeat at end of each row.
Abbreviations (US Terms):
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Video Tutorials on my website:
- Weave ends as you work.
- Beginning ch1 does NOT count as a stitch.
- When a number follows a stitch, it means to work that stitch in the designated number of stitches, example sl st 3 means to slip stitch in the next 3 stitches.
- Repeat instructions in * the number of times indicated.
- Work all stitches in the back loop only, unless otherwise noted.
- Work slip stitches loosely.
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Construction: The hat is worked flat, in vertical rows and then seamed together. The crown is cinched closed. All stitches are worked in back loop unless noted.
Understanding Sizing: I’ve provided instructions for three sizes within parentheses as follows: (toddler, child, adult). This means the first instruction is for the toddler size, the second for the child size and the last for the adult size.
- Toddler = 7” from crown to bottom of band x 14” in circumference.
- Child = 8” from crown to bottom of band x 17” in circumference.
- Adult = 9” from crown to bottom of band x 20” in circumference.
The band will stretch up to 3” and the hat is intended to be loose fitting. If you prefer a tighter band, use a smaller hook to work the band stitches.
Beginning chain = multiple of 2 + 1. Add increments of 2 stitches to the beginning chain if you prefer more slouch in your hat. Work these stitches in the sequence between * as noted in each row.
Work all stitches in the back loop only, unless otherwise noted.
Base Chain: Ch (31, 35, 41), work in back bump, and start first st in 2nd ch from hook–
Row 1: Sl st (5, 6, 6) this is the crown side, *sl st 1, hdc 1* (9, 10, 12) times, sl st (7, 8, 10) this is the band side. (30, 34, 40 stitches throughout)
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sl st (7, 8, 10), *sl st 1, hdc 1* (9, 10, 12) times, sl st (5, 6, 6).
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sl st (5, 6, 6), *sl st 1, hdc 1* (9, 10, 12) times, sl st (7, 8, 10).
Row 4 (Right Side Row): Ch1, turn, hdc (7, 8, 10), *sl st 1, hdc 1* (9, 10, 12) times, sl st (5, 6, 6).
Repeat Rows 1 to 4 until piece measures approximately (14, 17, 20) inches at band.
Seam: With right sides touching, match stitches along seam, working through the back loop of the side closest to you and the front loop of the side further away from you, slip stitch the seam closed to the end. Fasten off.
Closing Crown: Thread a tapestry needle with two 18” strands of yarn held together; working from the inside of the hat, weave the yarn in and out of the stitches around the crown. Pull tightly to close the hole and use the ends to sew the hole closed. Turn hat to right side and add pompom if desired.
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