The Cutest Hat!

10:45 AM

Several weeks ago I read about The Aviatrix on The Knitty Gritty Homestead blog.  Since both my husband and I work in the aviation industry I thought it was the perfect hat to knit for Corrine.  I printed the free pattern from Ravelry, found the correct knitting needles in my stash, bought some yarn and got to work.  The hat knits up real fast and had I had more uninterrupted time I would have finished in just a few days.  Of course had I not made a mistake in the chin strap and had to rip it out and start almost completely over...

I added the flower to make the hat more girlie (especially since I made it in blue).  The flower is crocheted in the following pattern:
Chain 5 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
Round 1- 8 sc in ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Round 2- 4 ch, *1sc in next sc, 3ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 7 times.  Finish with 1 sl st in second ch from beg of round.  (8ch loops)
Round 3- crochet at follows in each ch loop- 1 sc, 4 dc, 1 sc.  Finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round (8 leaves)
Round 4- Fold leaf towards you and crochet from the back as follows.  1sc round first sc from round 2, 8ch, *1dc round next sc from round 2 5ch* repeat from *-* and finish round with 1 sl st in third ch from beg of round. (8ch loops)
Round 5- Crochet as follows in each ch loop- 1 sc, 6dc, 1sc.  Finish with 1 sl stitch in first sc from beg of round (8 leaves).
I think the pattern sounds difficult (but I don't read pattern all that well), but it crochets up in about 20 minutes.

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  1. love. love. love! I've stuck with scarves and dish towels, but this makes me want to branch out.
    and I love her expression in the photo! adorable!

    1. You should try it! After a quick you tube refresher on the wrap and turn, it was a pretty easy hat to knit.

  2. I love it!! The flower is perfect. You really did a beautiful job :)

  3. I've seen the pattern around in the knitting world and I love the flower you have added. What a perfectly gorgeous hat for your sweet girl. I love the colour too. Jacinta

  4. i don't know how to knit, but this hat might get me to learn how. so cute! and i love the color too.


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