The free Strawberry and Banana Sundae (or cupcake) crochet hat is heaped high with fun textures that make this a unique offering to the collection of ice-cream sundae or cupcake crochet hat patterns available. While I chose pink and yellow for this pattern, feel free to make a chocolate and mint hat, or a pumpkin and vanilla hat, really, the flavors–err, colors are limitless, and totally up to you.
This continues my stash-busting patterns for the NICU series. Supporting a good cause and using up the last little pieces of a skein of yarn that’s been sitting around for months–now those are two things to get excited about!
Grab your hook, and some leftover yarn and lets get started!
4mm (G) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
Approximately 25-30 yards #4 Worsted weight Red Heart Super Saver in Baby Pink, 25-30 yards in Lemon, 5 yards in Hot Red, and 10 yards of White yarn.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
psc = picot single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
FLO = front loop only
BLO = back loop only
beg = beginning
Picot Single Crochet – psc (also known as the Granule Stitch): Insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, *yo, draw through 1 loop* 3 times to make a ch 3, then yo, and draw through both loops on the hook.
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. Look behind the stitch to find the “3rd loop” and work all stitches for that round in that 3rd loop.
7” wide by 5” tall excluding cherry and whipped cream.
4” across after round 6.
-ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch.
Strawberry and Banana Scalloped Beanie (US Terms):
Using 4mm (G) hook, and pink yarn (or color of your choice),
Round 1: 12 dc in magic ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12)
Round 2: ch 1, FPdc around first dc, dc in next stitch, *FPdc around same st, dc in next st; repeat from * around. Note: Each dc from round 1 should have a FPdc around it and 1 dc stitch in the top, join with sl st to first FPdc. (24)
Round 3: ch 1, FPdc around first FPdc, dc in next 2 sts, *FPdc around FPdc, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPdc. (36)
Round 4: ch 1, FPdc around first FPdc, dc in next 2 sts *FPdc around FPdc, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPdc. (36)
Rounds 5-6: ch 1, FPdc around first FPdc, dc in next 3 sts *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPdc. (48)
Round 7: ch 1, FPhdc around FPdc, hdc in next 3 sts *FPhdc around FPdc, hdc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPhdc. (48)
Round 8: sk st, 5 dc in next st, sk st, sl st in next st *sk st, 5 dc in next st, sk st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around, final sl st counts as join. (12 shells)
Drop Baby Pink yarn, and fasten off,
Round 9: join Lemon yarn to first 3rd loop of hdc from round 7. Working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (48)(48)
Round 10: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (48)
Round 11: sc in next 3 sts, psc in the next stitch, *sc in next 3 sts, psc in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (48) *Note: your picot single crochet stitches should be centered in between each scallop. If they are not, go back to round 9, and move your hdc stitches back or forward one space depending on where your picot is falling.
Round 12: ch 1, sc in same stitch as join and in each stitch around. DO NOT place the final stitch for the round in the join, or you’ll pick up an extra stitch, join with sl st to first sc. (48)
Round 13: note: do not work first psc in same st as join. ch 1, psc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches *psc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first psc. (48)
Round 14: ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (48)
Round 15: note: do not work first sc in same st as join. ch 1, sc in next st, psc in next st *sc in next 3 stitches, psc in next; repeat from * around, working sc in the last 2 sts, join with sl st to first sc. (48)
Round 16: sl st in next st, sk st, 5 dc in next, sk st, sl st in next *sk st, 5 dc in next st, sk st, sl st in next; repeat from * around, final sl st counts as join. (12 shells)
Round 4: ch 1, working in FLO, [dc, ch 2, sc] in each st around, join with sl st to beg ch.
Round 5: ch 1, working in BLO, [dc, ch 2, sc] in each st around, join with sl st beg ch, Leave a 12″ tail for sewing the cherry, and whipped cream to the top of the hat.Thread the tail from round 1 through the center of the cherry to create the stem, trim stem to 1 1/5″ in length. Stiffen stem with craft glue if you wish.Sew cherry and whipped cream to top of hat.Fasten off, and weave in ends.
I would love to see a picture when you’re done, so please feel free to come by my Facebook group and show off your project! Be sure to tag @kirstenhollowaydesigns when you share pictures of your finished hat on Instagram, and use #strawberrybananasundaehat!
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