October 16, 2015

Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins Hat

Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins faux straw hat -- uses sparkle yarn for shine! Perfect for Halloween or cosplay. | The Inspired Wren

A crochet pattern for Mary Poppins' Hat. There's still time to eke this one out before Halloween, and thanks to a few requests, here it is!

I first whipped this up in 2013 for my own mini flying magical nanny. Two years later, I've finally written it down. Are you ready to hook one up? The full directions are below. If you'd prefer printable directions download the full pattern for the Mary Poppins Crochet Hat for just $0.99 here. The full pattern includes the exact stitches, counts, and rows/rounds to create a child's-size faux straw hat with yarn. You'll need a Craftsy account but that's free with an email address. Otherwise read on...
Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins faux straw hat -- uses sparkle yarn for shine! Perfect for Halloween or cosplay. | The Inspired Wren

Project Info

  • Size J (6mm) Crochet Hook 
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Black (or equivalent stiff yarn)
  • Caron Simply Soft Party Yarn, Black (the silver sparkles add shine to the hat)
  • 8 Plastic Cherries and 4 Daisies on Wire Stems

GUAGE Rows 1–7 = 5.5″ diameter

FINSIHED SIZE* Inside brim diameter = 5.5"; Brim width = 2"; Height = 2.5"

*This child’s sized hat should sit on top of the head, rather than around it. Use bobby pins to secure it in place, or add a chin strap (elastic or tie).

Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins faux straw hat -- uses sparkle yarn for shine! Perfect for Halloween. | The Inspired Wren

Stitches

This pattern uses US crochet terminology.

ch: Chain
hdc: Half Double Crochet
sl st: Slip Stitch
st: Stitch
sc: Single Crochet

Construction

Read the directions carefully: some rounds include a rise; some rounds include a rise and a turn; and some rounds are worked in in the round without a rise. The entire pattern is worked holding two strands of yarn together (one of each yarn type). 

Round 1: Holding two strands of yarn together (one of each yarn type) and working in Magic Ring, ch 2, hdc 7, sl st into ch to join (sl st counts as stitch, here and throughout); 8 stitches 

Round 2: ch 2, 2hdc in each st 7 times around, hdc 1, sl st to join; 16 stitches

Round 3: ch 2, [hdc 1, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 2, sl st to join: 24 stitches

Round 4: ch 2, [hdc 2, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 3, sl st to join: 32 stitches

Round 5: ch 2, [hdc 3, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 4, sl st to join; 40 stitches 

Round 6: ch 2, [hdc 4, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 5, sl st to join; 48 stitches

Round 7: ch 2, [hdc 5, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 6, sl st to join; 56 stitches


Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins faux straw hat -- uses sparkle yarn for shine! Perfect for Halloween or cosplay. | The Inspired Wren


BEGIN SIDES

Round 8:  ch 1, turn, working in bottom loop created by hdc of Round 7 (see illustration) sc in each loop around 56, do not join; 56 stitches

Crochet placement in bottom loop of half double crochet | The Inspired Wren
An example of stitch placement when working in the bottom loop created by a round of half double crochet, with the hook through one loop, mid-stitch.

Round 9–13: continue working in the round without a rise, sc in each stitch around; 56 stitches each round 


BEGIN BRIM

Round 14: sl st to join previous round, ch 1, turn, working in back loop only [sc 6, 2 sc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, sc 7, sl st to join; 64 stitches

Back loop only crochet placement | The Inspired Wren
An example of stitch placement for back loop only, with the hook through one loop, mid-stitch; used on Round 14 alone.

Round 15: ch 2, [hdc 7, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 8, sl st to join; 72 stitches

Note: Added stitches in Rounds 16 and 17 create the wave in the brim.
Round 16: ch 2, [hdc 8, 3 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 8, 2 hdc in next st, sl st to join; 88 stitches

Round 17: ch 2, [hdc 3, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 4, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 1, 2 hdc in next st], repeat within [ ] 7 times, hdc 3, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 4, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 2, sl st to join; 112 stitches 

Finish off, weave in yarn ends.


DECORATE

Turn the hat so the ridges created at the top edge of the hat and the edge of the brim are on the inside. Place the plastic cherries and daisies around the brim of the hat as desired, and weave the wire ends through the crochet to secure. Optional: Hand stitch a ribbon inside the brim to cover the wire ends. Though I never did, and it was fine.

Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins faux straw hat -- uses sparkle yarn for shine! Perfect for Halloween or cosplay. | The Inspired Wren

You’re done!

Your mini Mary Poppins is ready to go! This simple hat will bring magic to any child hoping to hop a cloud. Or bring a bit of wonder into your house by placing one on a shelf above an umbrella near your entry way. Want to wear it yourself? Create an adult sized version by adding rounds across the top; note that the stitch count on the brim (Round 14) picks up where the top left off (Round 7), add stitch counts on the brim to match your increase across the top if you stitch a larger version. If you use this tutorial, I’d love to see and hear about your results. Come share your projects on The Inspired Wren Share page. There you can link up your images from a blog, Flickr, Pinterest, or Instagram.

Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins faux straw hat -- uses sparkle yarn for shine! Perfect for Halloween or cosplay. | The Inspired Wren
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Crochet Pattern: Mary Poppins faux straw hat -- uses sparkle yarn for shine! Perfect for Halloween or cosplay. | The Inspired Wren




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