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Super HeroJust in time for Halloween I made this cool super hero hat for my grandson Devon. His favorite super hero is Captain America and he loves hats!
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
This hat is so easy to make, the only problem I had was figuring out how to make the wings. I looked online for a pattern but didn't find one I liked so I ended up making my own. It turned out pretty well.
I used my favorite basic hat pattern with earflaps from Ravelry by Christins from My Sweet Potato 3, I just modified the trim. The shield and star are crocheted appliques.
Here are instructions to make your own “Captain America” hat. I made this hat to fit 21 head circumference, but you can make it any size you want.
To download free pdf version click here!
Hook Size K 6.50mm
Hook Size F 3.75mm
#4 Worsted yarn in red, white, and blue
Make basic hat with earflaps in blue using Hook Size K. If you need the pattern here's a free one from Christins from My Sweet Potato 3. here to download! If you prefer use your favorite hat pattern, just follow the modification below.
When you've finished the 2nd. earflap change yarn to white. SC all the way around hat edge, change yarn to red. SC all the way around again. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hook Size F, blue yarn – Do not join yarn, but you must count stitches per round or use a marker so you don't get confused
Rd. 1: 6sc in 2nd ch from hook DO NOT JOIN (6sc)
Rd. 2: 2sc in each st around (12sc)
Rd. 3: 2sc in first st, sc in next, *2sc in next st, sc in next* repeat until you have 18sts (18sc)
Rd. 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* repeat until you have 24sts (24sc)
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Rd. 5: 2sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* repeat until you have 30 sts, change to red yarn (30sc)
Rd. 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts* repeat until you have 36 sts, change to white yarn (36sc)
Rd. 7: 2sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts* repeat until you have 42 sts, change to red yarn (42sc)
Rd. 8: 2sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts* repeat until you have 48 sts, fasten off and weave ends in (48sc)
Star: Hook size F, white yarn
Rd. 1: Ch 2, 14dc inside circle. Pull tight, slst to top of ch2 – chain 2 counts as 1dc (15dc)
Rd. 2: *Ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, skip next 2dc on rd 1, slst in next dc; repeat from * four more times, you will end up with 5 star points. Fasten off and weave ends in.
Wing: Make 2 using 2 strands of white yarn held and worked together using Hook size K – chain 2 counts as 1hdc
Row 1: hdc in 3rd. chain from hook (first 2 chains counts as 1hdc), hdc in each chain across, ch 2, turn (10hdc)
Row 2: hdc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, turn (8hdc)
Row 3: sl st in each st (at the end sl st to top of ch 2 on row 2), ch 2, turn (8 sl st)
Row 4: hdc in each of next 5 sts (put each stitch in the Row 2 stitches covering sl sts of Row 3), ch 1, turn
Edging: sc in next 4 sts, 3sc in last stitch of Row 4 (you are making a corner), continue working around the wing edge, you should be working next sts on the short edge 3 sc evenly along this edge, 3sc in last st of this edge (you are making a corner), continue working around the wing, you should be at the long top edge, 7 sc evenly across this edge until you get to the last st, work sc,hdc,dc in last st, ch 2, turn. You should now be working the long edge you just worked sc in each st across, fasten off leaving 6 tail for sewing.
Sew star on to shield.
Sew shield to middle of hat front
Sew wings on the sides of hat – check picture for placement
If you don't have time to make your own hat you can order one from my Etsy Shop Savvy Nana Crafts!
Have a child who loves super heroes just like Devon does? Check out Devon's Super Hero Birthday Party for ideas!