Whilst I was away, I had some time to make a few little crochet hats for the Age UK Big Knit, which you have probably heard of or seen the little hats on bottles of Innocent Smoothies. Just incase you haven't heard of this, it raises money for Age UK, with 25p per bottle sold with a hat on donated to them. For all the details and more advanced patterns (mostly knit ones) check out their website HERE, and also the Age UK one HERE.
The pattern I am going to be sharing is for one of these simple little crochet hats :)
Chunky yarn (not much, they're tiny!)
This is in UK crochet terms, substitute dc for sc if a US reader :)
Inc = Increase
I will write the details for the red/white striped ones, for a plain one just ignore the colour changes.
1) 5 dc in a magic ring (5)
2) Inc round (10)
3) [dc, Inc] round (15)
Change colours here, I pull the last loop of the round through with the new colour
4) dc round (15)
5) dc round (15)
Change colours here
6) dc round (15)
7) dc round (15)
Change colours again
8) dc round (15)
Finish off - I usually do a slip stitch then a knot.
Cut off ends and weave tails in.
And you're done! I think I will add a few pom poms to mine, but they look cute without too.