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Faux Fur Trimmed Hat for American Girl Doll

Faux Fur Trimmed Hat for American Girl Doll
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Knitting Pattern

This hat was designed to match the Faux-Fur Trimmed Coat for American Girl Doll.

Though I called it a "hat", it's something of a mix of a hat, a hood and a bonnet. I think "hat" is still the most fitting.

As with the coat, I added a Fun Fur trim using crochet. However, if you do not crochet, I also describe a method to do this by knitting in the Finishing section.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Slip stitches
-Picking up stitches, or single crochet stitches

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic aran weight, color Blue, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein.
Fun Fur by Lion Brand (100% polyester), 64 yards (59 meters)/ 50 gr, color White – 1 skein.

Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Notions: yarn needle; either crochet hook H (5 mm) or US 9 (5.5mm) circular needles; 2 double pointed needles for I-cord (optional); ribbons for ties (optional), sewing needle and thread (optional)

Gauge: 16 st x 27 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in garter st.

Abbreviations:
k - knit
p- purl
k2tog – knit 2 together
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
st, sts – stitch, stitches

pu&k - pick up and knit


Pattern Notes:

Stockinette Stitch (SS):
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
Repeat 2 rows.

Reverse Stockinette Stitch (RSS):
Row 1 (RS): purl
Row 2 (WS): knit
Repeat 2 rows.

Garter stitch:
All rows knit

Edge/selvege sts: slip the first st knitwise, purl the last st in a row.


Hat

Cast on 44 sts.

Work 6 rows in stockinette stitch (SS).

Work the next 4 rows in reverse stocking stitch (RSS).

Work the next 4 rows in SS.

Work the next 4 rows in RSS.

Work the next 4 rows of SS.




Shaping the Back of the Hat:

The back of the hat is worked in RSS. Please note that all decreases are made on the wrong side of the work.

Row 1 (RS) and all right side rows: sl 1, purl.

Row 2 (WS, decrease row): sl 1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * 14 times, p1. (=30 sts)

Row 4 (WS, decrease row): sl 1, *k2tog, k2 - repeat from * seven times, p1. (=23 sts)

Row 6 (WS, decrease row): sl 1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * seven times, p1. (=16 sts)

Row 8 (WS, decrease row): sl1, (k2tog) seven times, p1. (=9 sts)



Cut yarn, leaving a 15" long tail. Thread the end of the yarn through remaining stitches and tie.

Then with the same yarn end sew the back seam.

Tie off, cut yarn, weave in the end.

Ties

There are different ways of making ties. The easiest one is to crochet: attach yarn in one of the corners of the front edge and chain a string as long as you need.

Repeat on another corner.

You can also make 2 pieces of I-cord, 4"-5" long each, and sew them to the corners of the hat.

Or you can sew ribbons for a tie.


Finishing

Attach Fun Fur yarn at one of the corners of the front edge of the hat (over a tie) and work 3 rows of single crochet (sc). Attach Fun Fur yarn at the first row of the back of the hat and work 3 rows of single crochet.

If you don't crochet, you can achieve a similar look by picking up the sts along the front edge of the hat and working 4 rows of garter st.

Use circular needles. Then pu&k stitches along the first row of the hat’s back. Work 2-3 rows in garter stitch, bind off. Cut yarn.

Enjoy!

Pattern was updated on September 15, 2018.


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Poster: Leesa
April 11, 2015

I made two of the hats and coats to match. I did both in the round. The patterns were easy to understand. Thanks. Everyone who has seen the ones I made for my granddaughter thinks they are precious and couldn't believe that I had knitted the coats and hats.
Poster: Marilyn McMahon
November 27, 2014

Would like to see. Anne answer on the stitches
Poster: Mary
January 22, 2013

Such a cute pattern!!

I have a couple questions:

1) The last few rows of the pattern - "For the back of the hat continue RSS. In each row decrease 10sts. Continue for 8 rows" - I decreased in rows 1, 3, 5 but now that I'm to row seven there are fewer than ten stiches on the needle. How many stitches should be left on the needle at the point where I "Thread the end of the yarn through remaining stitches and tie the knot."

2) "Sew on ribbons at the ends of the front edge" - It looks like the "ribbons" are knitted from the same yarn used for the hat - Am I knitting the ribbons?

Thank you!!
Poster: Anne
January 22, 2013

Your text "In each odd row decrease 10 stitches" Do you mean from the previous count of 22 rows or from "continue for 8 rows" I made the coat and love it;just unsure about this part of the hat. Thanks kindly if you can assist so I don't finish it incorrectly.

More Information

Back of the hat.

Trim of the back of the hat.

Inside of the hat.

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