Support Your Team for the Big Game

Are you excited for the upcoming 2017 Super Bowl 51 game? We are! So we designed these patterns for you to make to cheer on your favorite team. We have a knit hat and a crochet hat made in the colors of the Falcons and the Patriots. Our Patriots hat is crochet and our Falcons hat is knit, but feel free to swap them to stitch a hat for the team you support.

Patriots-Inspired Crochet Hat

Designed by Michele Maks, Adapted by Laura Bain

Supplies

Alternate yarn suggestions:

 GAUGE:  12 sts and 12 rows ribbing = 4″ (10cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE.  Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Notes

  1. Ribbing is worked first. Hat is worked in turned rows then back seam is sewn.
  2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Carry old color loosely up side of piece until next needed.

Special Stitches

dc2tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc2tog = [Draw up a loop in next st] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Directions are for size to fit Teens. Changes for size to fit Adult are in parentheses.

Hat measures 20 (22)” [51 (56) cm] circumference.

Crochet Hat

Ribbing

With A, ch 6.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across – 5 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loops of each st across.
Rows 3-59 (65): Repeat Row 2.
Do not fasten off.

Body

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, rotate to work into row ends, work 60 (66) sc evenly along row ends of ribbing – 60 (66) sts.
Row 2: Sc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to in last st.
Row 4-9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, skip first st, dc in each remaining st across.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, skip first st, dc in each remaining st across, changing to in last st.
Rows 11-12: Ch 3, turn, skip first st, dc in each remaining st across.
Row 13: Ch 3, turn, skip first st, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, [dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog] 9 (10) times – 50 (55) sts.
Row 14: Ch 3, turn, skip first st, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, [dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog] 9 (10) times – 40 (44) sts.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, [sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 10 (11) times – 30 (33) sts.
Row 16: Ch 1, turn, [sc in next sc, sc2tog] 10 (11) times – 20 (22) sts.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, [sc2tog] 10 (11) times – 10 (11) sts.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, [sc2tog] 5 times, (sc in last st) – 5 (6) sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

FINISHING

Weave yarn tail through sts of Row 18 and pull to close tightly. Fasten securely.
With Right Sides facing, align row ends and sew back seam. Weave in ends.

Make Pompom

With A, B, and C held together, follow our tutorial on using the Susan Bates Easy Wrap Pom-Pom Maker or follow these directions: Wrap yarn around 3½” [9 cm] piece of heavy cardboard (the more wraps, the fuller the pompom). Gently remove wraps from cardboard. Cut a 12” (30.5 cm) length of yarn and tie it tightly around center of wraps. Do not cut the ends of this center tie. Cut ends of wraps. Fluff and trim pompom to even strands. Use ends of center tie to tie pompoms top of hat.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

Falcons-Inspired Team Knit Hat

Adapted by Laura Bain

Supplies

Alternate yarn suggestions:

GAUGE: 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm), 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Rib Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small (Women’s); changes for size Large (Men’s) are in parentheses.

Finished Hat Size: fits 20″ (22″) [51 (56) cm] head circumference

Knit Hat

With A, cast on 100 (112) sts.
Row 1 (Right side): (K2, P2) across.
Repeat Row 1 for pattern until piece measures approximately 5″(6″) [12.5 (15) cm] from cast on edge.
Change to B, work in pattern for 4 rows.
Change to C, work in pattern for 8 rows.
Change to B, work in pattern for 4 rows.
Change to A, work in pattern until piece measure 9″(11″) [ 26.7 (28) cm] from cast on edge, ending by working a wrong-side row.

CROWN SHAPING
Row 1 (Right side): (K2 tog, P2) across: 75(84) sts.
Row 2: (K2, P1) across.
Row 3: (K1, P2 tog) across: 50(56) sts.
Rows 4-6: (K1, P1) across.

Size Small Only
Row 7: P2tog, (K2 tog, P2 tog) across: 25 sts.
Row 8: K1, (P1, K1) across.
Row 9: P1, (K1, P1) across.
Row 10:K1, (P1, K1) across.

Size Large Only
Row 7: (P2tog, K2 tog) across: 28 sts.
Row 8: (K1, P1) across.
Row 9: (P1, K1) across.
Row 10: (K1, P1) across.

All Sizes
Row 11: K1, (K2tog, K1) across: 17 (19) sts.
Cut yarn leaving a 16″ (40.6 cm) end. Thread yarn needle with end and weave through remaining stitches. Draw up firm; fasten securely.

FINISHING
With right sides together and matching stitches, sew seam.

Make Pompom

With A, B, and C held together, follow our tutorial on using the Susan Bates Easy Wrap Pom-Pom Maker or follow these directions: Wrap yarn around 3½” [9 cm] piece of heavy cardboard (the more wraps, the fuller the pompom). Gently remove wraps from cardboard. Cut a 12” (30.5 cm) length of yarn and tie it tightly around center of wraps. Do not cut the ends of this center tie. Cut ends of wraps. Fluff and trim pompom to even strands. Use ends of center tie to tie pompoms top of hat.

ABBREVIATIONS: K = knit; mm = millimeter; P = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); K2tog = knit 2 sts  together; P2tog = purl 2 sts together; ( ) = work directions in parentheses as indicated.