Crochet Tripod Hat

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Crochet Tripod Hat

designed by Brenda Lewis
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Bright shades and floppy tassles make this hat a sure-fire hit with babies, toddlers, and kids.

Sizes

12-18 months
15 1/2"/39.5 cm
2-4 years
18"/45.5 cm
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The materials for this project cost $18.82

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 12-18 months
  • 2-4 years
Circumference
15 1/2"/39.5 cm

Version

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Berry Blue, 9609Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Pistachio, 0003Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Melon, 0016Edit Color
$4.29

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Darning Needle Set

3 Sizes
$3.75

Materials not included in this kit:

3 1/2"/9cm heavy cardboard (for making tassels)

The materials for this project cost $18.82

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Circumference
12-18 months 15 1/2"/39.5 cm
2-4 years 18"/45.5 cm

MATERIALS

Boys' Hat
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes12-18 months2-4 years 
Contrast A
Berry Blue (9609)
11
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast B
Pistachio (0003)
11
Contrast C
Melon (0016)
11
One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. 3 1/2"/9cm heavy cardboard (for making tassels).
Girls' Hat
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes12-18 months2-4 years 
Contrast A
Strawberry (0015)
11
Contrast B
Pistachio (0003)
11
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast C
Lemonade (9776)
11
One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. 3 1/2"/9cm heavy cardboard (for making tassels).

GAUGE

In single crochet, 14 sts and 18 rows = 4"/10cm

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES

  1. 1. Hat is worked from striped lower edge (cuff) upwards.
  2. 2. Hat is worked back and forth in rows, then seamed.
  3. 3. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Do not fasten off old color. Carry colors not in use wrong side of piece until next needed.

HAT

Cuff
With A, ch 55 (65).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—54 (64) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn; change to B in last sc.
Rows 3 and 4: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn; change to C in last sc of Row 4.
Rows 5 and 6: With C, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn; change to A in last sc of Row 6.
Rows 7 and 8: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn; change to B in last sc of Row 8.
Rows 9–14: Repeat Rows 3–8.
Rows 15–17: Repeat Rows 3–5.
Row 18: With C, ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 (7) sc] 5 (7) times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 (3) sc, turn—60 (72) sc.

Top of Hat
Row 19 (RS): With C, ch 1, sc in first 20 (24) sc; change to B, sc in next 20 (24) sc; change to A, sc in last 20 (24) sc, turn.
Row 20 (WS): With A, ch 1, sc in first 20 (24) sc; change to B, sc in next 20 (24) sc; change to C, sc in last 20 (24) sc, turn.
Repeat Rows 19 and 20 until hat measures 8 (9)"/20.5 (23)cm from beginning, ending with a WS row.

First Point
Note: The first point is worked over the 20 (24) C-colored sc only.
Row 21 (RS): With C, ch 1, sc in first 20 (24) sc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked (for other points)—20 (24) sc.
Rows 22 and 23: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 24 (decrease row): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn—18 (22) sc.
Rows 25­–27: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 28: Repeat Row 24—16 (20) sc.
Row 29: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 30: Repeat Row 24—14 (18) sc.
Rows 31–40 (44): Repeat Rows 29 and 30 five (seven) more times—4 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for gathering top and sewing side seam of point.

Second Point
Row 21: With RS facing, join B with sc in first unworked B-colored sc following first point, sc in next 19 (23) sc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked (for third point)—20 (24) sc.
Rows 22–40: Repeat Rows 22–40 (44) of first point.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for gathering top and sewing side seam of point.

Third Point
Row 21: With RS facing, join A with sc in first unworked A-colored sc following second point, sc in next 19 (23) sc, turn—20 (24) sc.
Rows 22–40: Repeat Rows 22–40 (44) of first point.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for gathering top and sewing side seam of point.

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, thread tail at top of each point through stitches of last row and pull gently to gather. With tail, sew sides of points together. Sew sides of hat together. Weave in ends.

Tassels (make 3): Holding 1 strand of each color together, wrap yarn around 3 1/2"/9cm piece of heavy cardboard, 6 times. Thread an 8"/20.5cm length of yarn under top of wraps and tie in a knot. Cut lower ends of wraps and remove from cardboard. Wrap an 8"/20.5cm length of yarn around the tassel, about 3/4"/2cm below the top to form tassel neck, and draw ends down through tassel neck to inside of tassel. Tie one tassel to top of each point.