Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today
I’m going to show you how to make a Santa hat and baby cocoon or bunting. And I will
also show you how to make this Santa hat for any other ages too. To begin, you will need
an H 5 mm hook – but keep some others around to adjust the sizing if needed. Scissors and
a yarn needle. And about 300 yards worsted weight red yarn, and about 50 yards of a white
fuzzy yarn. Some black worsted weight also is great. You will need to know how to crochet
double crochet stitches before proceeding. Please see my basic crochet videos if you
need help. To begin, start a magic ring, which is just a very loose slipknot. Then chain
2. Chain 2s will never count as a stitch in this pattern. They just help fill in gaps
and spaces. Now make 6 double crochet stitches in the ring. When you are making the stitches,
be sure you are crocheting through the ring, as well as encasing the beginning tail end.
This will make your magic ring much stronger and secure. Pull the tail end tightly to close
the ring. Once completed, slip stitch to the first double crochet stitch you made, ignoring
and bypassing right over that original Chain 2. Chain 2 for the next round. For this round,
you will make 1 double crochet in each stitch around, for a total of 6 double crochet stitches.
As before, ignore that chain 2 and instead slip stitch to the very first double crochet
you made on this round. Chain 2 again. Make 2 double crochet stitches in each stitch around.
At the end of this round, you will have made a total of 12 double crochet stitches. As
before, slip stitch to the very first double crochet stitch of this round. And then chain
2 to begin this new round. Make 1 double crochet stitch in each stitch around. You will have
completed a total of 12 double crochet stitches. Once completed, slip stitch to the first double
crochet. Just a reminder you can get the written pattern from this video on my website, naztazia.com
Chain 2 to begin this next round. In this round we’re going to do 2 double crochet stitches
in the first stitch, followed by 1 double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat this 2,
1, 2, 1 around. At the end you will have made 18 double crochet stitches. Slip stitch and
chain 2. Make 1 double crochet in each stitch of this round. This next round we will increase
stitches yet again. This time, the pattern is 2 double crochet stitches in the first
stitch, followed by 1 double crochet in the next stitch, followed by 1 double crochet
in the next stitch. Continue this 2, 1, 1, and then 2, 1, 1 all the way around for a
total of 24 double crochets. As before, this next round is just 1 double crochet stitch
Another increase round again. This time the pattern is 2, 1, 1, 1, and then 2, 1, 1, 1
around for a total of 30 stitches. You can probably guess that this next round is just
1 double crochet stitch around again, for a total of 30 stitches. It’s probably worth
mentioning again the written info is on my website naztazia.com Another increase round
again, this time the pattern is 2, 1, 1, 1, 1. This will produce 36 double crochet stitches
on this round.
You can probably guess that the next round is just 1 double crochet in each stitch around.
Last increase round – this time the pattern is 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, which make a total of
42 double crochet stitches around.
And then the next round consists of 1 double crochet around, for a total of 42 double crochet
stitches. It is time to measure your work. If your work is too large, rip out the last
two rounds you just made and measure again. If your work is too small, you’ll need to
keep increasing in the same manner we’ve been increasing. And if it’s just right, we can
move on. From now on, you will just need to make 1 double crochet in each stitch around.
Feel free to make the hat as long or as short as you wish it to be. My sample hat has a
total of 21 total red rounds, starting from the original 6 double crochet stitches. I
like to add 2 or 3 rows of this soft fluffy yarn at the brim of the hat. To do this, don’t
complete your slip stitch with the red yarn, instead, insert your crochet hook, and grab
the white yarn and pull it through to complete the slip stitch. And then chain 2. Cut your
red yarn, and knot it to your white yarn to hold everything in place, at least until you
can properly weave in ends. And then just continue around for 2 or 3 rounds with this
white yarn, making 1 double crochet in each stitch. At the end, it’s important to securely
weave in all the ends so that a little baby doesn’t accidentally put something in his
or her mouth. Speaking of which, if you are using this yarn and don’t want to attach a
pom pom to the end of the hat, I like to insert my hook into the top layer of the yarn and
make single crochet stitches around in a circular manner. I’m just grabbing a strand of red
here and there and crocheting on top of the yarn. At the end, it forms a nice pom pom
looking item that a baby will not be able to easily pull off. And now that the hat is
completed, we can move on to the baby cocoon or baby bunting outfit. We’re making the cocoon
similar to the hat, so you’ll find this fairly easy. Start off with a magic ring and then
chain 2. This time we’re going to make 12 double crochet stitches in the magic ring,
ensuring that you are crocheting over that tail end. Pull the end tightly to close the
ring. Slip stitch to the first double crochet and then chain 2. For the next round make
2 double crochet stitches in each stitch around. You’ll have a total of 24 double crochets.
For the next round, you’ll make 2 double crochet stitches followed by 1 double crochet stitch,
all the way around. The next round increases again, this time the pattern is 2, 1, 1, and
2, 1, 1 around. The next round increases to 2, 1, 1, 1 around.
For this round, the increase pattern is 2,
1, 1, 1, 1 all the way around.
It is time to measure the circumference of this baby cozy. For babies up to 6 months
old, anywhere between 20 and 25 inches should be a good circumference. You can always increase
another round if needed, or go back and use a larger crochet hook. However if the size
works, just make 1 double crochet stitch all the way around. Once the piece is 10 inches
in height, I like to change the color to black for 2 or 3 rows to serve as Santa’s belt.
Same as before, use the new color yarn to finish your slip stitch. Chain 2 with your
new color yarn and then make 1 double crochet around. You can go back to the red color for
another several inches. I like to make the cocoon about 20 to 22 inches in height, so
I’m stopping around 18 inches to add the white fuzzy yarn now. After I add the white yarn,
I can take a yellow piece of felt and cut out a square to serve as Santa’s belt. You
can sew it on or use hot glue that is designed for fabric use. And here is the finished Santa
outfit. To view this video in other languages, click on the closed caption link on YouTube
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