Slouchy Butterfly Hat

Happy New Year to you all!  I’ve been looking forward to getting back into my normal routine of making and blogging, especially with my fractured elbow now fully healed up.  I’ve got a tricky project on the go at the moment (much frogging and sad violin music) so here’s one I made earlier… This one made it off the hook just in time for Christmas!

I went for one large butterfly - you can add as many as you like!

I went for one large butterfly – you can add as many as you like!

This hat is the matching item for my Butterfly Scarf pattern.  It took me a couple of attempts as it first came out too big – I was aiming for a pre-teen size.  The good news is that the 1st attempt works for a women’s size so now you all get both options!

This cute hat would make a great springtime project.  You can find the Butterfly Motif here.

Trying to show you what it looks like by stretching it on to my adult sized head and taking the photos myself... Sorry, I was in a rush!

Trying to show you what it looks like by stretching it on to my adult sized head and taking the photos myself… Sorry, I was in a rush!

I’m trying out downloadable pdf patterns!  Scroll down to the bottom for a printable version and also this pattern written in UK terms.  Please let me know what you think!

Butterfly hat - quick and cute attern

Butterfly hat – quick and cute pattern

Materials:

You will need aran/worsted weight yarn (I used sirdar supersoft).  Allow more if you want it super slouchy, or less if you want a regular beanie:

Lilac: 36g- 85m

White: 18g – 43m

Grey: Approximately 8m

You will also need a size 6mm hook.

Pattern:

The pattern is worked in the round.  After round 6, make sure you follow the right instructions for the size you want (pre-teen or adult size)!

Begin with a magic ring, ch2 (does not count as a st)

R1: 12dc into ring, sl-st to close (12 sts).  Pull the ring closed.

R2: ch2 (counts as dc here and for remaining rounds), ch1, *(dc, ch1) in next st, repeat from * 10 times, sl-st to join (12 dc and 12 ch-sps – 24 sts total)

R3: ch2, ch1, dc in same st, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next dc, repeat from *10 more times, join with a sl-st (36 sts).

R4: ch2, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch sp, *dc in the top of the first dc of the next (dc, ch1, dc) set, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch-sp, repeat from * 10 more times, sl-st to join (48sts)

R5: ch2,  dc in same st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, *2dc in dc between dc pairs (where there is no ch-sp),  (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, repeat from * 10 more times, join with a sl-st (60sts)

R6: ch2, ch1, dc in between dc pair, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, (dc, ch1, dc) in between next dc pair, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, repeat from * 10 more times, (24 ch-sps, 72 sts total)

[Adult size only] R7: ch2, ch1, dc in same st, {* (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, repeat from * 5 more times, (dc, ch1, dc) in between v-sts}, repeat from {to} 2 more times, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, repeat from * 5 more times, join with a sl-st (84 sts)

[Adult size] R8 : sl-st into next ch sp. Ch2, ch1, dc in same ch-sp, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, repeat from * to end, join with a sl-st (84sts).

[Pre-teen size] R7 : sl-st into next ch sp. Ch2, ch1, dc in same ch-sp, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next ch-sp, repeat from * to end, join with a sl-st (72sts).

Both sizes: Repeat this last row until you wish to change colour – I did 7 more rows.

Work 5 more rows (or as many as you prefer) in second colour.  Change to final colour and work the edge as follows:

R1: ch1 (counts as sc), 2sc in ch-sp, *2sc in next ch-sp, 3 sc in both of the next ch-sp two ch-sps, repeat from * around, join with a sl-st.

R2: ch1, sc in each st around.

Repeat R2 until the band is your desired depth (2 more times approximately).

Weave in all ends.  You can find the Butterfly Motif here – make as many as you prefer and sew on.

Block as desired (I steam blocked this).

Printable pdfs (just click to open):

Slouchy Butterfly Hat – US

Slouchy Butterfly Hat – UK

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