Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS GUIDE
ch(s) = chain
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
hdc(s) = half double crochets
hdc2tog = half double crochet two together (decrease)
hk = hook
sl st = slip stitch
st(s)  = stitches

[ ] – instructions between brackets are repeated as directed

 

DIRECTIONS:

HAT: With red yarn, ch 27, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (27 sts).

Rounds 2-3: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 4: [Hdc2tog, hdc next 7 sts] around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (24 sts).

Round 5: [Hdc2tog, hdc next 6 sts] around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (21 sts).

Round 6: [Hdc2tog, hdc next 5 sts] around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (18 sts).

Rounds 7-9: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 10: [Hdc2tog, hdc next 4 sts] around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (15 sts).

Round 11: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 12: [Hdc2tog, hdc next 3 sts] around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (12 sts).

Round 13: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 14: [Hdc2tog, hdc next 2 sts] around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (9 sts).

Rounds 15-16: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 17: [Hdc2tog, hdc next st] around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (6 sts).

Round 18: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 19: [Hdc2tog] around, sl st top beginning hdc, fasten off (3 sts).

TRIM:

Row 1: With white yarn, ch 3, sc 2nd ch from hk, sc last ch, turn (2 sts).

Row 2: [Ch 4, sl st next st] across, ch 1, turn (forms 2 loops).

Row 3: Press loops to back of piece, sc each st across, turn (2 sts).

Rows 4-59: Repeat Rows 2-3. End Row 59 and fasten off.

With needle and white yarn, sew trim to bottom of hat. Fold top of hat over so the tip is even with the hat’s bottom edge. Using red yarn, stitch folded hat in place.

TASSEL: Wrap white yarn around the 2-inch length of the cardboard piece 25 times. Cut a 6-inch piece of white yarn. Slide the wrapped yarn off the cardboard and insert the 6-inch piece of yarn through the center loops. Tie a knot at the top in the center of the 6-inch piece of yarn to hold all yarn loops in place.

Cut a 10-inch piece of white yarn. Wrap piece a few times around the outside of the yarn loops about 1/2 inch down from the top. Tie a knot and trim ends. Cut through all of the loops at the bottom. Trim ends evenly. Tie tassel to the top pointed end of hat.

HANGING LOOP: Cut a 6-inch length of red yarn. Insert one end into center stitches on top fold of hat. Pull yarn through halfway. Tie ends in a knot to form a loop.

FINISHED SIZE: Excluding the tassel, hat ornament is about 4 in. high x 5 in. wide.

Crocheted Santa Cap DIY Ornament originally sent in by Donna Collinsworth, Lewis Center, Ohio. Crocheted Santa Cap Ornament craft photography by Country Woman magazine.