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Baby J’s Blacklight Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

March 17, 2017
Don't you love the bright colors? What a fun way to use Red Heart Super Saver Blacklight Yarn for this crochet hat.

I love bright colors.  They are so cheery and fun.  There’s this yarn that I kept seeing that I knew I needed to pick up and play with.  Cause bright colors are fun.  It’s Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Blacklight.  The neon blend is super fun and one that I knew kids would like.  I wanted to try Planned Pooling with it, but when I did a chain through of the color sequences, it was about 4-5 ft long!  That’s a little big to make a planned pooling hat….. so I opted to try something else.  And who doesn’t love a Free crochet pattern!

Don't you love the bright colors?  What a fun way to use Red Heart Super Saver Blacklight Yarn for this crochet hat.First, I decided to finally make my own pattern!  Since I’ve been crocheting mostly hats for cancer patients for the last 5 years, I figured I knew enough stitches and tried enough patterns to try and to it on my own….. so I did!  So here it is…. my first free crochet hat pattern!

I felt rather brave giving it a go, but seriously….. how many times does it take to stitch in the round before you pretty much have the sequence down?  Making 200+ hats in the last few years kind of makes me understand how it all works.  Of course, the number of stitches and stitch style change with each hat I’ve made, but the basic pattern repeat is there for most of the hats I’ve made.

I love how it turned out and really love how the Blacklight yarn makes it fun and bright!

 

Don't you love the bright colors?  What a fun way to use Red Heart Super Saver Blacklight Yarn for this free crochet hat.

 

Here’s the free crochet pattern:

Materials needed:

1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Blacklight or any worsted weight yarn of your choice.  (I only used about one third of the skein)
Crochet Hook Size US I/ 5.5mm
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring – See tutorial for here Magic Ring
Ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
HDC = half double crochet
BPDC = Back post Double Crochet
FPDC = Front post Double Crochet
beg = beginning
sts = stitches

Sized for Toddler

Start with a magic ring, ch 2

Row 1: 10 HDC into ring, join with a sl st to first HDC (10 st)

Row 2; ch 1, 2 HDC into same st as join, 2 HDC into each st around, join with a sl st to first HDC (20 st)

Row 3: ch 1, 1 HDC into same st as join, 2 HDC into next st. *1 HDC in next st, 2 HDC in next st* repeat** around, join with a sl st to first HDC. (30 st)

Row 4: ch 1, 1 HDC into same st as join, 1 HDC into next st, 2 HDC into next st, *1 HDC into next 2 st, 2 HDC into next st* repeat** around, join with a sl st to first HDC (40 st)

Row 5: ch 1, 1 HDC into same st as join, 1 HDC into next 2 st, 2 HDC into next st, * 1 HDC into next 3 st, 2 HDC into next st* repeat ** around, join with a sl st to first HDC (50 st)

Row 6: ch 1, 1 HDC into same st as join, 1 HDC into next 9 st, 2 HDC into next st, *1 HDC into next 9 st, 2 HDC into next st* repeat** around, join with a sl st to first HDC (56 st)

Row 7-9: ch 1, 1 HDC in same st as join, 1 HDC into each st around, join with a sl st to first HDC (56 st)

Row 10: ch 2, FPDC around first st, BPDC around next st, *FPDC around next st, BPDC around next st* repeat** around, join with sl st to first FPDC (56 st)

Row 11-12: ch 2, FPDC around first FPDC, BPDC around first BPDC, *FPDC next st, BPDC next st* repeat** around, join with sl st to first FPDC (56 st)

Row 13: ch 1, HDC in same st as join, HDC in each st around, join with sl st to first HDC (56 st)

Row 14-19: ch 1, SC in same st as join, *SC in each st around*, join with sl st to first SC (56 SC)

Row 20: ch 1, sl st in each st around (56 st)

Tie off and weave in ends

I hope you enjoy this pattern and will share your thoughts and pictures in the comments!

Free Crochet Pattern, Baby J's Blacklight crochet hat in green
Here’s the hat pattern using a solid yarn. The yarn I used is Joann’s Big Twist in Lime

Please feel free to use this free crochet pattern for personal use or for items made to sale, but please give credit back to my site, APatterntoFollow.com for the pattern.  Thanks!

 

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