As you may know (since I’ve posted so many photos of them!) I’m making a lot of amigurumi snowman/lady baubles for a craft fair using a free pattern from amigurumi bb. They came with two options for hats, so I made some mini holly to decorate the top hats. I also designed a simple bobble hat for them, mainly because the top hats and elf hats take as long as a snowman head to make and I’m in a hurry. I thought I’d share the patterns in case they are of use to anyone-the hats fit a simple spherical head shape (42 stitches at the widest part) and you can just change the hook size to suit.
I used dk yarn and a 3mm hook for these, and the patterns are in UK terms.
Double crochet into 2nd chain from the hook, chain 1, half treble into the next stitch, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1, half treble, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1.
This will take you to the end of your starting chain, and you will now be working back up the other side of it.
Double crochet into the first stitch, chain 1, half treble, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1, half treble, chain 1, double crochet, slip stitch into the ch1 left at the beginning and tie off the yarn.
When sewing the holly on, I tried to sew a short stitch at each end to bring out the ‘points’.
I used a 3.5mm hook and dk yarn, again this is in UK terms. This is worked in a spiral.
To begin, make a magic ring and make 5 double crochets.
Round 1 dc2 into each stitch (10 stitches)
Round 2 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next stitch* 5 times (15 stitches)
Round 3 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 2 stitches* 5 times (20 stitches)
Round 4 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 3 stitches* 5 times (25 stitches)
Round 5 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 4 stitches* 5 times (30 stitches)
Round 6 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 5 stitches* 5 times (35 stitches)
Round 7 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 6 stitches* 5 times (40 stitches)
Round 8 *dc2 into same stitch, 1dc in next 7 stitches* 4 times, 1dc in next 8 stitches (44 stitches)
Round 9 1dc in each stitch around (44 stitches)
Change colour before round 10 (optional)
Round 10 *1dc in front loop of next stitch, 1dc in back loop of next stitch* 22 times
Round 11-12 Repeat round 10 and fasten off yarn
Make a pompom (see this post for some useful tips!) and attach to the top of the hat.