Birthday Cake Hat or Centrepiece In Single Crochet

Author

Debbie G.

Introduction

I went to a friends 50 th. birthday party a few years ago. She was wearing a birthday cake hat that she bought. I thought I could crochet one, so I went home and designed this! Hope you like it!! YOu can see more pics at…http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Emeraldthistle_photos/Emeraldthistle_Crochet_stuff_2008/

Materials List

Worsted weight yarn in Brown, (or cake colour) White (for doily/brim), and frosting colour, hook size 4.5 mm. Assorted buttons (from Michaels craft store) for decorations, Happy Birthday ribbon etc.

Finished Size

About 6″ wide by 5-6″ deep (depending on how tight of a crocheter you are)

Gauge

none

Notes

Note: To use as a centerpiece, stuff with fibrefill, or cover an ice cream or margarine tub.

The Pattern

Starting at top of hat, use frosting colour:
Row 1: chain 6 and then join with slip stitch to form a ring.
Row 2: 6 sc around ring, ch 1
Row 3: 2 single crochet in each stitch, slip stitch, ch1
Row 4: *1 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 5: *2 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 6: *3 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 7: *4 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 8: *5 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 9: *6 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 10: *7 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 11: *8 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 12: *9 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 13: *10 sc then 2 sc in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch, ch 1
Row 14: sc around, slip stitch, ch 1.

Row 15: sc in back loops only, all round. Slip stitch. Fasten off frosting colour.

With Cake colour: (Start of the side of hat)
Row 1-? : sc around, slip stitch, ch 1, building sides as high as you want. Cover your ears. Then do

doily / brim. (See below)

For a two-layer cake:
Row 1-10: sc around, slip stitch, ch 1. Fasten off cake colour, attach frosting colour.
Row 11: sc around, slip stitch, ch 1.
Row 12: sc in back loops only, slip stitch.
Row 13: *ch2, slip stitch in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch. Fasten off frosting colour and attach cake colour.

Row 14 -24: sc around, slip stitch, ch 1. Fasten off cake colour, attach doily / brim colour.

Make doily/brim with white:
Row 1: sc all round, slip stitch, ch 1.
Row 2: sc in front loops only, slip stitch, ch 1.
Row 3: sc all round, slip stitch.

Row 4: *ch 2,2 dc in next sc, slip stitch in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch. Fasten off.

Finishing:
Starting back at top of hat, join frosting colour. Working in front loops, *ch2, slip stitch in next stitch* repeat, slip stitch. Fasten off frosting colour.

Decorate: Sew on buttons, ribbons etc.

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