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Free Crochet Pattern: Bubblegum Hat

It's been basically forever since I posted a pattern. Part of that is because I've been busy, part of it is because photography is not my strong point. In terms of skill, I've got nothing and in terms of equipment, all I have is a crappy phone camera. But nonetheless, I still wanted to share one of (there are more coming) of my latest projects: The Bubblegum Hat. 

It's a high-textured, top-down hat made with lots of love. And math. I ripped out round 6 more times than I can count but I'm pleased to say it's finally perfect. And I love it. Check out the closeup of the texture:

Isn't it lovely? 
Because of the math involved, the Bubblegum Hat currently only comes in one size-- woman's medium/large. If you're interested in more sizes, let me know. I'd be happy to make a few more sizes.

See what I mean by crappy photography? Ugh, and the seam's facing out. Oh well. I've spent too many hours fighting photos and editing and slow internet. 

This pattern is free for you to use but not for me to make. Please pay it forward by sharing it on social media and checking out Stuck with Ewe's Facebook page. Or check it out on Ravelry and Pinterest. 

  • 175 yds. Light worsted weight yarn (I used Sonata by Camelot Dyeworks)
  • Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional: faux fur pompom

First three rounds measure 3.25 inches across. 

  • Stitch multiple is 6. 
  • This hat is sized to fit a 22-23" head. (A women's medium/large) Because I have an unusually large head, I added a few extra increases to mine that are not included in the pattern.
  • A ch at the beginning of a round never counts as a st. 
  • A sl st at the end of a round never counts as a st.
Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Dc: Double crochet
  • Sl st: Slip Stitch

Special stitches:
  • Working in the third loop: Work the whole round in the third loop. Instead of working in the front or back loop of a dc or hdc, work in the third loop behind the top of the st. Moogly explains it well HERE.
  • Bob (bobble): *Yo, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops* 4x, yo and pull through all 5 loops. One bobble made. 
  • FPdc (Front Post Double Crochet): Yo, insert Hook from front to back around st, pull up a loop, *yo and pull through 2 loops* 2x. Once front post dc made. 
  • BPdc (Back Post Double Crochet)Yo, insert Hook from back to front around st, pull up a loop, *yo and pull through 2 loops* 2x. Once back post dc made. 

Round 1: Ch 2, dc 12 in a magic ring, sl st to first dc to join. (12)

Round 2:  Ch 2, Inc in each st. around, sl st to first dc to join. (24)

Round 3: Ch 2. Working in the third loop, *dc in next st, inc in next st* 12x, st sl to first dc to join. (36)

Round 4: Ch 2 *dc in each of the next 2 sts, inc in the next st* 12x, sl st to first dc to join. (48)

Round 5: Ch 1. Working in the third loop, hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc to join. (48)

Round 6: Ch 1, *(2 sc in next st, bob in next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, bob in next st) 2x, 2 sc in next st, bob* 3x, sl st to first sc to join. (60 sts-- 20 bob, 40 sc)

Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc to join. (60)

Round 8: Ch 2. Working in the third loop, *dc in each of the next 4 st, inc in next st* 12 x, sl st to first dc to join. (72)

Round 9: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join. (72)

Round 10: Ch 2. Working in the third loop, dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join. (72)

Round 11: Repeat Round 9.

Round 12: Ch 1. Working in the third loop, hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc to join. (72)

Round 13: Ch 1, *sc in next st, bob in next st, sc in next st* 24x, sl st to first sc to join. (72 sts-- 24 bob, 48 sc)

Round 14: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc to join. (72)

Round 15: Repeat Round 10.

Round 16: Repeat Round 9.

Rounds 17-23: Repeat rounds 10-15 once more. Or repeat rounds 10-16 (ending on a Round 15) until hat is roughly an inch from desired length/slouch. 

Round 24: Ch 2, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st* 36x, sl st to first FPdc to join. (72 sts-- 36 FPdc, 36BPdc)

Round 25: Ch 2, *FPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around next BPdc* 36x, sl st to first FPdc to join. (72 sts-- 36 FPdc, 36BPdc)

Fasten off and weave in all ends. If desired, attach a fur pompom to the top and rock your awesome new hat! 

Copyright 2018. Do not reproduce this pattern in whole or in part. To share this pattern, link back to this page. You may sell items you make with this pattern but I ask that you credit me as the designer. I work hard to develop my patterns and I ask that you respect that.


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