Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crocheting Olivia's Butterfly Hats

I have been on a hat kick the past few weeks, thinking its because those projects work up so quick and easy.  Love that fast and instant crochet gratification. :)

I was looking for something cute and different for my daughter for a hat {and possibly myself} and found this pattern here on Ravelry and loved it the second I saw it.

This pattern works up super quick and easy and I love that it uses the slip stitch into the first dc of the round to hide those crochet seams better in the hat as well.

For my daughter's hat, I followed the pattern but used triples instead of doubles to make it more open for spring and fall wear.  I love the variegated yarn for this one, it makes the hat happy and fun with a touch of whimsy. :)  I used a 5.5 hook on her hat, next time when I do the double version for her I will use the 6.00 hook so it has room to grow. 

I actually like my adult version on my daughter better than on me...she looks great in the yarn color I choose. :)

For the adult version I used a smaller yarn {Naturally Caron Spa Blend} and used two strands held together and went up a hook size to a 6.00 for mine.  I would try it on after round 5, if it looks like it is going to be too small for your head, just add one more round of increases before moving on to round 6 of the pattern. :)  

Using a lightweight bamboo blend yarn, these would be great for spring/fall hats on those days when you are having a bad hair day or just want to add something special to your outfit.  They work up so fast and easy, I love a good pattern like that. :)

Oh and if you make one for you daughter and if she happens to have an American Girl Doll or something similar in size, there is also a pattern here for a matching AG doll hat.  I am making two of those as part of my daughter's Easter gift.  She thinks I am making them for her friend's birthday....which I am making her some too but two of them are def. for my sweet little one. :) <3


  1. I love those hats too! the pattern is very unique :-) unfortunately my daughter doesn't like hats, maybe in a few years...

  2. My daughter was the same way! She really didn't like wearing hats on her head until she was about 4 years old or so. When she was little she didn't like anything on her head, not even headbands. I guess she is making up for it now because she loves hair accessories now! :)


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