5 Little Monsters: Aurora Hat

Aurora Hat

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Earlier this year I shared a new scarf pattern, the Aurora Scarf, made with Red Heart Unforgettable yarn. I really loved the way it turned out and wanted to try to design a matching, or at least coordinating, hat pattern. The only problem is that even though Unforgettable is a very pretty yarn, it is not my favorite for making hats. 


It is a little thinner than other medium weight yarns, and when I design hats or other fitted items I like to use yarns that are easy to substitute with a similar yarn, just in case someone either doesn't have access to the yarn I used or would just prefer using a different one. So instead of using the same yarn to make the matching hats I used Red Heart Super Saver for one and Loops and Threads Impeccable for the other, yarns that are easier to substitute. 


I made two sizes, a child size and an adult size. The pattern is a little different than the hat patterns I usually make. I often do rounds of just double crochet for the increase rounds that make the crown of the hat, then follow with the pattern rounds on the straight part of the hat. This time I started the pattern rounds from the top, so you need to pay a lot more attention to the placement of the stitches as it varies a little from round to round. 


How to Crochet the Aurora Hat in Child and Adult Sizes


You will need:



Instructions:


Adult Size

Round 1: in mr, ch 2,  10 dc, sl st to first dc to join (10 stitches)

Round 2: ch 2, skip first st, dc in next, dc in skipped st, [skip st already worked in, dc in next st, dc in previous st already worked in] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (20 stitches)

Round 3: sl st into space between stitches, ch 4 (dc + ch 1), [dc in between next stitches, ch 1] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (40 stitches)

Round 4: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (40 stitches)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in first st, dc in next 3] repeat around (50 stitches)

Round 6: ch 2, sk 1, dc in next, dc in skipped st, [sk 1 (the st already worked in) dc in next, dc in previous st (same one already worked in),sk 2 (stitch already worked in and next) dc in next, dc in previous,  sk 2, dc in next, dc in previous] repeat around (60 stitches)

Round 7: sl st into space between crossed stitches, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [sk 2 dc, dc between crossed stitches, ch 1] 14 times, skip 1 dc, dc in between next stitch, ch 1, sk next dc, [dc between crossed stitches,  ch1, sk 2 dc] 15 times, sk 1 dc, dc between next stitches, ch 1, join to first dc with slip stitch (64 stitches)

Round 8: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (64 stitches)

Round 9: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc to join(64 dc)

Round 10: ch 2, [sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc in skipped stitch] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (64 dc)

Round 11: sl st into sp between crossed doubles, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [sk 2 dc, dc in between crossed doubles, ch 1] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (64 stitches)

Round 12: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (64 stitches)

Round 13: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to join (64 dc)

Round 14: ch 2, [sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc in skipped stitch] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (64 dc)

Round 15: sl st into sp between crossed doubles, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [sk 2 dc, dc in between crossed doubles, ch 1] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (64 stitches)

Round 16: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc to join (64 dc)

Round 17: ch 2 [fpdc, bpdc] repeat around, sl st to first st to join (64 dc)

Round 18: ch 2 [fpdc, bpdc] repeat around, sl st to first st to join (64 dc)

Finish off, weave in ends, attach Pom Pom to top of hat if desired


Child Size

Round 1: in mr, ch 2,  10 dc, sl st to first dc to join (10 stitches)

Round 2: ch 2, skip first st, dc in next, dc in skipped st, [skip st already worked in, dc in next st, dc in previous st already worked in] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (20 stitches)

Round 3: sl st into space between stitches, ch 4 (dc + ch 1), [dc in between next stitches, ch 1] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (40 stitches)

Round 4: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (40 stitches)

Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in first st, dc in next 3] repeat around (50 stitches)

Round 6: ch 2, sk 1, dc in next, dc in skipped st, [sk 1 (the st already worked in) dc in next, dc in previous st (same one already worked in),sk 2 (stitch already worked in and next) dc in next, dc in previous,  sk 2, dc in next, dc in previous] repeat around (60 stitches)

Round 7: sl st into sp between crossed doubles, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [sk 2 dc, dc in between crossed doubles, ch 1] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (60 stitches)

Round 8: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (60 stitches)

Round 9: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc to join (60 dc)

Round 10: ch 2, [sk next stitch, dc in next stitch, dc in skipped stitch] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (60 dc)

Round 11: sl st into sp between crossed doubles, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), [sk 2 dc, dc in between crossed doubles, ch 1] repeat around, sl st to first dc to join (60 stitches)

Round 12: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, sk first ch sp, dc in next, dc in skipped sp, [sk sp already worked, dc in next, dc in previous sp] repeat around, dc to first st to join (60 stitches)

Round 13: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc to join (60 dc)

Round 14: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc to join (60 dc)

Round 15: ch 2 [fpdc, bpdc] repeat around, sl st to first st to join (60 dc)

Round 16: ch 2 [fpdc, bpdc] repeat around, sl st to first st to join (60 dc)

Finish off, weave in ends, attach pom pom if desired