10.07.2010

Strawberry Beret

You can always count on a random hat pattern from me every now and then. So to not disappoint here is one I whipped up today. Although nothing like the actual Strawberry Shortcake hat, it still sort of reminds me of hers so I will just call it the Strawberry Beret.



The best part is this hat is insanely quick and easy to make. In fact the mini photo shoot to show it off proved more time consuming then actually making it.
No Kidding....


Figured you might want to make one too..

Super chunky yarn, I used Rowan Spray
Size K hook..6.50 mm
this makes about a 12 month size but can be easily  up sized.
US terms

(Ch3 counts as dc)

Row1 Ch 4, dc in 1st chain 11 times, join to 4th ch. of starting chain (12)

Row 2 Ch3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each stitch around join(24)

Row 3 Ch3 *2dc in next dc, 1dc in following, repeat from * ending in 2 dc join (36)

Row 4 Ch3, dc in next 4 dc's, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc's repeat from * join (42)

Row 5 Ch3, dc in each dc join
Row 6 Ch3, dc in each dc join
Row 7 Ch 1 sc in each dc join

Row 8 Ch 1 sc in next 3 sc's, *sc 2 tog, sc in next 4 sc's repeat from * join

Row 9 Ch 1 sc in each sc, join
Row 10 Ch 1 sc in each sc, fasten off



Get cheeky with it  :)

32 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

and what a cute photoshoot it is. super cute squishy baby

happy weekend lovely Amanda ♥

Andrea said...

Oh my. This has to be the cutest baby hat I've seen in a long while!

Ooty said...

Love it and such lovely images of your cutie:)

Sally said...

That is so adorable.
I hope I remember to come back and make it next winter. Gorgeous!!!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Yes, like Sally said, remind us in 6 months time!

NessaKnits said...

Very cute!

Kate said...

That kid is so cute!
Love the hat too...have a wonderful weekend. X

delia hornbook said...

awww she is so beautiful, and i adore the hat its gorg and looks so cute ;-) Dee x

Clara said...

Such a sweet little model and the hat is divine. Thanks for sharing.

lovestitches said...

Seriously thats too much cute!!

pat said...

Really cute hat! I'd love to make it for my granddaughter, Charlotte! Any thoughts on making it into a sz 6months?

Amanda said...

Pat, if you simply take out the last increase row and just simply work in each dc instead that should do it, but if that is too small you can simply space out the increases a few more stitches. :)

Jackie said...

I honestly don't know which is cuter, the baby or the hat?! Oh, I know - It's the baby IN the Hat!

Thanks for this cute pic... and pattern!

Ruth Hillman said...

this is gorgeous - I'm new to knitting and crocheting - and only doing it so I can make my pwn photography props. I would love to try this on holiday but am a bit stuck! So do you do 11 dc in the first chain hole? And then how does one join to the 4th? It will beinteresting to see hoe I get on without youtube backup!! Thanks

Kristen said...

thanks so much for generously sharing your pattern! I am a SAHM of 4 and I love to crochet! I am not ready to be making my own patterns yet, so I appreciate you sharing yours. I made one for my neice and it turned out perfect!

BellaReDone said...

I love this hat and would like to make it for my daughter but I am having trouble making it a bigger size. Can you please explain how I would go about making it into a girls size for an 8 year old?
Your crocheting is so pretty, love the photos too! :)
Bella

Amanda said...

Bella, the easiest way to upsize the pattern would be to make the increases on the last increase row closer together as well as add an extra non increase row. I have not tried it but I would go with increasing after two stitches and see if that does it. If that is too big make the increase more spread out or you could always add another increase row eliminating the need for another non increase row. Hope that helps some.

sselora said...

I love this hat. Thanks for sharing. Would you share your tips for taking such great photos?

BellaReDone said...

Thanks Amanda! I will try that out and hope that works :)

Rachel said...

I absolutely LOVE this pattern. Would you mind if I used the hats as photo props or to sell in my Etsy listing? I'd certainly love to, and credit your pattern in the listing, of course. :-)

Lucy said...

Very cute hat (and child!). I also love your blog name :)

Jo said...

I love this hat, not really good on increasing can you help?

Mammalupe said...

Thanks for this great hat pattern. I whipped it up in less than an hour tonight. I used a super bulky yarn but added a medium worsted yarn with it....looks adorable on my little girl:)

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Mammalupe said...

I added a flower to my hat. Have a look at my profile picture. Thanks for sharing:)

Amanda said...

Oh it's so cute, so glad you enjoyed the pattern.

f18fe34a-4163-11e1-9c2f-000bcdcb8a73 said...

i really like the look of that - how would you size it up for an adult?

MSBABY said...

So sweet! Funny you dubbed it "Strawberry beret" because when I saw it I heard Prince singing "Raspberry Beret"! :-)

Such a beautiful picture.

I pinned it on my board so more people would find your pics.

http://pinterest.com/nurseryideas/baby-crochet/


Jan
Unique Baby Nursery Ideas

Anonymous said...

this is just precious! I am attempting to make this. Love it!

Denise Boyd said...

I just made this for a new born size, it is gorgeous! I can't get super chunky yarn here so I used two yarns in purple and pink. I skipped round 3 and went to 2dc, dc in next 2dc, 2dc in next dc. Then went on to round 5. What a wonderful cozy, funky baby hat! Thanks again









































Amy said...

I am trying to increase this hat to fit a 19inch head child. Do I just repeat row 2 again for row 3 and then continue the way it is written (row 3 becomes row 4 and so on)? Or is there a better way?


Thanks! It's a very cute hat!

Amanda Kristeen said...

I just found your blog via ravelry and made this hat. Soo cute! Love it! And I'm now following. :)