Pipsqueak Hats


I love fooling with new yarn, and this week I finally pulled out a skein of Bernat Pipsqueak that I’d bought ages ago. I wasn’t sure what to do with it–washcloth, gloves, socks!! I thought a hat would probably be a good starter project so I broke out my size K hook and got to work!

I love how it turned out. For such a simple hat, you can literally take it a thousand ways. The most obvious would be cutesy animals…think bunnies, chicks, and bears, Oh My!

https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com: Pipsqueak Hat Pattern
Needless to say, I now am in LOVE with this yarn! It’s soft, works up fast, and is a lot of fun to work with. It does shed a bit, but the upside is that it’s easier to work with than you think. Since the stitches melt into each other, you can keep to a general stitch placement and as long as you have the end stitch count for the round, your hat should be fine!

Want to make one of your own? Have a peek at the pattern that follows!!

Pipsqueak Hat

Materials Needed:

  • Size K hook
  • Size I hook
  • Pipsqueak yarn in any color
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Finished circumference of hat in inches:

  • 0-3 Months: 12-14
  • 3-6 Months: 14-16
  • 6-12 Months: 16-18
  • Toddler/Child: 18-20
  • Teen/Adult: 20-22

Using a K hook and your chosen color pipsqueak yarn: Ch 3, Join with a sl st in beginning ch.

Rnd 1: Sl st into center of ring, ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 9 dc in center of ring, sl st in top of ch 2 (10)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in same space as join, work 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch 2 (20)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in same space as join, *work 1 dc in next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 2. (30) Skip to round 8 for 0-3 months.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 1 dc in same space as join, *work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with slst in top of ch 2. (40) Skip to round 8 for 3-6 months.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 dc in same space as join, *work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 2. (50) Skip to round 8 for 6-12 months.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 1 dc in same space as join, *work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 2. (60) Skip to round 8 for toddler/child.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 1 dc in same space as join, *work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 1 dc in next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with sl stin top of ch 2. (70)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around.

Repeat rnd 8 until hat measures:

  • 0-3 Months:  4.5 inches from top to brim.
  • 3-6 Months:  4.5 to 5 inches from top to brim.
  • 6-12 Months:  5.5 inches from top to brim.
  • Toddler/Child:  7 inches from top to brim.
  • Teen/Adult:  7.5 inches from top to brim.

Last round:  Change to an I hook. Working in a continual spiral, sc in next st and in each st around.

Repeat last round until hat measures:

  • 0-3 Months:  5 inches from top to brim.
  • 3-6 Months:  5 to 5.5 inches from top to brim.
  • 6-12 Months:  6 inches from top to brim.
  • Toddler/Child:  7.5 inches from top to brim.
  • Teen/Adult:  8 inches from top to brim.

Finish off and weave in tails.

Animal patterns to turn this super fun hat into something ADORABLE will follow!!

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3 thoughts on “Pipsqueak Hats

  1. Tannis September 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm Reply

    How much yarn is required to make a child’s hat?

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    • Marissa September 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm Reply

      I used a skein for a hat in a child size.

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  2. The Crochet Crowd June 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Knot Just Yarn: The Crochet Crowd Blog and commented:
    What a great little pattern. This blogger has taken the time to write out a free pattern too! Wonderful!

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