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Heart's Desire Hat

Heart's Desire Hat

For the free pattern to this hat, continue on this page. For a 100% ad free downloadable and printable pdf version of this pattern for a small fee, please visit my ravelry or ETSY pages.

How is everyone this week? Hope everything is going well with you.

Nothing really new has been going on in these parts. It’s honestly been a pretty chill 2 weeks. Vin and I have been soaking up the down time because we know that the calm usually happens before the storm! Am I right?

We’re in the home stretch of summer, which means, at least for me, holiday knitting and crochet is about to ramp up big time. I have some larger projects planned for the blog, so I know I’m going to be a very busy beaver these upcoming months. So, I’m going to enjoy the next couple weeks as the slow summer days come to an end, and conserve my energy for the crazy I know is coming!

Anyway, about this weeks pattern. It’s hat time!!

Hats are truly one of my favotire things to make. I rarely wear them, even when my ears are freezing off, but I just can’t stop myself from making oodles of them. They are such a relaxing make, and you get such a feeling of accomplishment every time you finish one! Perfect!!

Well, with this hat, we’re with contrasting colors, (depending on how you crochet in your yarn) to create a pattern with a multitude of different heart motif. Whether you decide to make heart stripes, heart checks, or simple color block sections, this hat it adorable! Perfect for all ages. And, with 5 different sizes to choose from, you can make one for the whole family! Great for a mommy and me look! It’s truly what your heart desires!

You can also play with sizing. Like a tighter toque style hat? choose a smaller size OR leave out one row before decreasing and add a bobble. Do you prefer a slightly slouchy look? Just follow the directions for your head measurements. Or, even if you want a slouchy beanie style, size up and leave off the bobble. 

For my hats, I used both Big Twist Value Yarn (I think it’s exclusively at JoAnn’s, but I might be wrong) and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn for my hats because I had them around. Both have similar gauge. However, most weight 4 yarns will work with this pattern from acrylic, to merino wool, to a beautiful wool blend. Just make sure you swatch so you’re getting the measurements that you want.

Some good yarn substitutes would be Caron Jumbo, Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran, or Caron simply soft. These yarns are not perfect matches for gauge, but the size of hats they produce is the same.

You really can get what your heart desires with this hat! 

I love to see what you create!

Please share your creations with the community by tagging @ravinsekaidesigns and hashtag #heartsdesirehat

I can’t wait to see the beautiful things you come up with!

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What You Need:

Hook Size: 5 mm

Yarn: Medium Aran weight 4 Yarn, Make sure you gauge swatch so you can choose the correct hat size. I used Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic 160 yds per skein, and Big Twist Yarns Value 100% acrylic 371 yds per skein. One skein could make approx. 3 hats (or more) depending on the size you make.

Gauge: 18st/8 - 8.5rows = 4” in hdc rib

Sizing: Model is wearing Adult Med, Style 2&4 and has a 21” head circumference

Other: darning needles to weave in ends, scissors, bobble/puff ball

Styling

There is pretty much no limit to how you can make this hat. It’s definitely best to follow your heart’s desire when you’re making it (lol), but I can give you a few tips.

1. I personally made 5 different styles. Because I couldn’t decide what I liked best.

2. Pattern is written for making Style 1 (Blue/Magenta). Slightly slouchy with bobble.

3. For any other styles with heart motif, on the rows with the contrasting hearts, your dc should always be made with the MC, and the hearts should be made using the CC so that the hearts stand out. For style 4, you can just make each row one solid color instead of changing.

4. Carry the yarn throughout your work to eliminate the need to weave in many ends.

Skills Needed/Abbreviations:

Pattern is written in US abbreviations

St - stitch

Sl st -  slip stitch

Ch - chain

Sk1 - Skip one st

Sc - single crochet

Hdc - half double crochet

Dc - double crochet

Pf - Puff Stitch. YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through just the st, YO, insert hook into same st, YO, pull through just the st, YO, pull through all loops. This make a 5 loop puff.

MC - Main Color.

CC - Contrasting Color (this is the color your hearts will be made in)

Rep - repeat

Circ - circumference

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The Pattern:

For the free pattern to this hat, continue on this page. For a 100% ad free downloadable and printable pdf version of this pattern for a small fee, please visit my ravelry or ETSY pages.

Toddler (1-3 years old) - 16”- 17” head circ. 7.5” hat height

With MC Ch 8

Row 1: hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each ch across (7 hdc). Turn.

Row 2: ch1, hdc in back loop of each hdc below. (7 hdc). Turn.

Row 3 - 32: cont. Row 2 30 more times until piece reaches 15” gently stretched (about 17” stretched). 32 rows in total

Ch1, sc ends together.

Round 1: ch1, 47 sc evenly around brim of hat, sl st in ch1 from beginning of round. (47 st)

Round 2: ch3, *sk1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1, dc in next*, rep * * x14, sk1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1 st, sl st in ch3. (47 st)

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Round 3: ch3, *with CC [pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, with MC dc in top of dc below* rep * * x14, with CC [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (47 st)

Round 4 - 5: with color MC ch3 , *[pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, dc in top of dc below* rep * * x14, [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (47 st)

Round 6: rep Round 3 (47 st)

Round 7 - 8: rep Round 4 - 5 (47 st)

Round 9: rep Round 3 (47 st)

Start decrease

Round 10: with MC ch 3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x12 sl st in ch3. (36 st)

Round 11: ch3, *[pf, ch1, pf] in center of first heart, dc in center of next heart below* rep * * x6, sl st in ch3. (24 st)

Round 12 : with color CC, ch3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x7, sl st in ch3. (18 st)

Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and lace tail through all stitches like a drawstring to pull top closed.

Sew on bobble of your choice.

Child (3-10 years old) - 17”- 19” head circ. 8” hat height

With MC Ch 10

Row 1: hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each ch across (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 2: ch1, hdc in back loop of each hdc below. (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 3 - 34: cont. Row 2 34 more times until piece reaches 16” gently stretched (about 18” stretched). 34 rows in total

Ch1, sc ends together.

Round 1: ch1, 51 sc evenly around brim of hat, sl st in ch1 from beginning of round. (51 st)

Round 2: ch3, *sk 1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1, dc in next*, rep * * x14, sk1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1 st, sl st in ch3. (51 st)

Round 3: ch3, *with CC [pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, with MC dc in top of dc below* rep * * x14, with CC [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (51 st)

Round 4 - 5: with MC ch3, *[pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, dc in top of dc below* rep * * x14, [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (51 st)

Round 6: rep Round 3 (51 st)

Round 7 - 8: rep Round 4 - 5 (51 st)

Start decrease

Round 9: with CC ch 3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x13 sl st in ch3. (39 st)

Round 10: with MC ch3, *[pf, ch1, pf] in center of first heart, dc in center of next heart below* rep * * x6, [pf, ch1, pf] in last heart, sl st in ch3. (27 st)

Round 11 : ch3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x7, sl st in ch3. (21 st)

Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and lace tail through all stitches like a drawstring to pull top closed.

Sew on bobble of your choice.


Adult Small/Teen - 20”- 21” head circ. 8.5” hat height

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With MC Ch 10

Row 1: hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each ch across (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 2: ch1, hdc in back loop of each hdc below. (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 3 - 38: cont. Row 2 36 more times until piece reaches 17” gently stretched (about 19” stretched). 38 rows in total

Ch1, sc ends together.

Round 1: ch1, 55 sc around brim of hat, sl st in ch1 from beginning of round. (55 st)

Round 2: ch3, *sk 1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1, dc in next*, rep * * x14, sk1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1 st, sl st in ch3. (55 st)

Round 3: ch3, *with CC [pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, with MC dc in top of dc below* rep * * x14, with CC [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (55 st)

Round 4 - 5: with MC ch3, *[pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, dc in top of dc below* rep * *  x14, [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (55 st)

Round 6: rep Round 3 (55 st)

Round 7 - 8: rep Round 4 -5 (55 st)

Round 9: rep Round 3

Round 10: rep Round 4 (55 st)

Start decrease

Round 11: with MC ch 3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x14 sl st in ch3. (42 st)

Round 12:  ch3, *with CC [pf, ch1, pf] in center of first heart, with MC dc in center of next heart below* rep * * x7, sl st in ch3. (28 st)

Round 13 : with MC ch3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x7, sl st in ch3. (21 st)

Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and lace tail through all stitches like a drawstring to pull top closed.

Sew on bobble of your choice.

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Adult Med - 21”- 22” head circ. 9” hat height

With MC Ch 10

Row 1: hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each ch across (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 2: ch1, hdc in back loop of each hdc below. (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 3 - 40: cont. Row 2 38 more times until piece reaches 18” gently stretched (about 20” stretched). 40 rows in total

Ch1, sc ends together.

Round 1: ch1, 59 sc around brim of hat, sl st in ch1 from beginning of round. (59 st)

Round 2: ch3, *sk 1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1, dc in next*, rep * * x14, sk1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1 st, sl st in ch3. (59 st)

Round 3: ch3, *with CC [pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, with MC dc in top of dc below* rep * * x14, with CC [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (59 st)

Round 4 - 5: with MC ch3, *[pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, dc in top of dc below* rep * *  x14, [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (59 st)

Round 6: rep Round 3 (59 st)

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Round 7 - 8: rep Round 4 - 5 (59 st)

Round 9: rep Round 3 (59 st)

Round 10: rep Round 4 (59 st)

Start decrease

Round 11: with MC ch 3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x15 sl st in ch3. (45 st)

Round 12: ch3, *dc in center of first heart below, with CC [pf, ch1, pf] in center of next heart* x7, with MC dc in center of final heart, sl st in ch3. (29 st)

Round 13 - 14: with MC, ch3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x7, sl st in ch3. (21 st)

Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and lace tail through all stitches like a drawstring to pull top closed.

Sew on bobble of your choice.

Adult Large 22”-23” head circ. 9” hat height

With MC Ch 10

Row 1: hdc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in each ch across (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 2: ch1, hdc in back loop of each hdc below. (9 hdc). Turn.

Row 3 - 42: cont. Row 2 40 more times until piece reaches 19”. with gentle stretching (about 21” stretched). 42 rows in total

Ch1, sc ends together

Round 1: ch1, 63 sc around brim of hat, sl st in ch1 from beginning of round. (63 st)

Round 2: ch3, *sk 1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1, dc in next*, rep * * x15, sk1, [pf, ch1, pf], sk1 st, sl st in ch3. (63 st)

Round 3: ch3, *with CC [pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, with MC dc in top of dc below* rep * * x14, with CC [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (63 st)

Round 4 - 5: with MC ch3, *[pf, ch1, pf] all in middle of ‘heart’ below, dc in top of dc below* rep * *  x14, [pf, ch1, pf], sl st in ch3. (63 st)

Round 6: rep Round 3 (63 st)

Round 7 - 8: rep Round 4 - 5 (63 st)

Round 9: rep Round 3 (63 st)

Round 10 - 11: rep Round 4 - 5 (63 st)

Round 12: rep Round 3 (63 st)

Start decrease

Round 13: with MC ch 3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x16 sl st in ch3. (48 st)

Round 14: ch3, *[pf, ch1, pf] in center of first heart below, dc in center of next heart below* rep * * x8, sl st in ch3. (32 st)

Round 15: with CC ch3, [pf, ch1, pf] in center of each heart below x8, sl st in ch3 (24 st)

Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and lace tail through all stitches like a drawstring to pull top closed.

Sew on bobble of your choice.

I love to see what you create!

Please share your creations with the community by tagging @ravinsekaidesigns and hashtag #heartsdesirehat

I can’t wait to see the beautiful things you come up with!

Follow me on social media

Facebook: Ravin Sekai Designs
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