The Venti Hood is big, warm, easy-care, and sized just for kids! Color and texture combine in this fun, free crochet pixie hat pattern on Moogly!
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An Oversized Fit for Long Wear
The Trenta Hood is a favorite for adults, and inspired requests for kid's sizes! So I've reworked this pattern in three sizes - ages 1 to 2 years, 2 to 5 years, and 5 to 10 years. Having had little ones, I don't think this style of hat would stay on a baby, so I started with the toddler sizes. And because of the oversize fit, each size fits for a long time!
An Easy Care Yarn for Kids
In addition to changing the sizes and proportions for kids, I've also used Red Heart Soft - so it's easy to care for, and you can make it in all their favorite colors! I've also linked to the pom poms I've used - they are optional, but they do also remove for washing and are just a lot of fun!
US - K, 6.5mm - Susan Bates
245 - 375 yds Red Heart Soft
("4"/Worsted; 100% acrylic; Solid: 141 g/5 oz, 234 m/256 yds; Heather: 113 g/4 oz, 194 m/212 yds)
A: White (1 ball, every size)
B: Lemon (1 ball, every size)
C: Light Grey Heather (1 ball, every size)
2 Buttons (optional)
Coats and Clark Sewing Thread (optional)
Gauge: 12 sts x 12 rows = 4"/10cm in main st pattern
Sizes: 1-2 years (2-5 years, 5-10 years)
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
These instructions are for all 3 sizes. When stitch, row, and colors differ, they are written in the pattern as 1-2 years (2-5 years, 5-10 years). It is helpful to circle or highlight the information for the size you are making before you begin.
Row 1: With the first color, ch 89 (99, 109), skip the ch closest to the hook, hdc in the next ch, *sc in the next ch, dc in the next ch; rep from * until 1 st rem, hdc in last st; turn. (88 (98, 108) sts)
Row 2: With next color, ch 1, hdc2tog, dc in the next st, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st; rep from * until 3 sts rem, sc in next st, hdc2tog in last sts; turn. (86 (96, 106) sts)
Row 3: With next color, ch 1, hdc2tog, *sc in the next st, dc in the next st; rep from * until 2 sts rem, hdc2tog; turn. (84 (94, 104) sts)
Rows 4 - 21 (23, 25): Rep Rows 2 and 3, cycling through all the colors. Break Color B (C, B). Break Color C (B, A), leaving a long tail for seaming.
Fold last row in half so that the first and last sts are together (see schematic above). Use stitch markers to secure seam. Use the long tail and a yarn needle to sew the back seam of the hat closed using the mattress stitch.
Edging: Insert hook in bottom edge of hat near where remaining color is attached, yo and pull up a loop; ch 1, sc evenly across to corner, work 3 sc at the corner, sc evenly across the front of the hat, work 3 sc at the next corner, and sc evenly across the bottom again to where the row began; join and break yarn.
Optional: Sew buttons to inside of corners. Use buttons to hold pompoms on for wearing (remove for washing).
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more free hat patterns? I have several you can try! You can browse them all here on Moogly or search my patterns on Ravelry! Some of my most recent designs include: Alpine Stripe Beanie, Rustic Diamond Hat, Smokestack Hat, Hygge Cloud Hat, and Warmth Horizon Hat!
If the Venti Hood pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
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