Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Crochet Baseball Cap


When I saw Crochet Today was featuring a baseball hat pattern in their March/April issue, I decided to give it a go. Only problem was, I don't actually subscribe to Crochet Today (yet!). But no problem, I have a wonderful pattern for a crocheted brimmed hat from Posh Patterns. I really liked how the brim has deep stitches, making it sturdier. I have made several brimmed hats from this pattern and its very to quick to work up and doesn't take a lot of concentration. So all I really needed to do was make my brimmed hat in white and red and then make the baseball stitches. The hat was easy, the stitches were impossible! Maybe I am too much of a perfectionist, but I was seriously struggling to get those red baseball stitches even and going in the right direction. I re-did them at least 15 times and I'm still not happy with the way they look. If anyone has suggestions on how to make them line up correctly please leave a comment! 



Here are some links to FREE crochet brimmed hat patterns that could be made into a baseball cap:
Vallieskids "Brim for BABY" - see how my version of this hat turned out HERE

32 comments:

  1. That is the cutest idea I have EVER seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Cute.. Cute...Cute! I think it turn out perfect!
    Shari

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  3. I made this hat too! To line up the stitches I took a scrap piece of yarn, and threaded it loosely through the hat in the curve that I intended. As long as I kept the bottom of the V on the yarn curve, and the sides the same length, it came out pretty good. Here is a picture I snapped of it, but it isn't very good quality, I apologize: AJ's Baseball Cap.

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    1. I realized I forgot to add that I pulled out the "template" yarn after the permanent stitches were done. :)

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    2. Thanks so much for the great suggestion! Ironically, I suddenly had the idea of using a piece of template yarn late last night. It worked well! Your hat came out sooo much better than mine. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Nice! I love crochet and love baseball...cute combo :)

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  5. Such a cute little hat. I have a little brimmed hat pattern that I think I am going to try this with! Thanks for the inspiration. Also thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  6. Awww ... I love this! So cute! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great week :)

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  7. I happened to make a "baseball cap" for my grandson about two weeks ago. Tried everything to get the stitching to look somewhat realistic and in the right shape on the hat. My DH suggested I crochet a white applique in an hourglass-ish, figure 8-ish shape. Pinned it right to the hat and stitched it on, which gave it a more realistic "seam." Yep, the stitching itself is the tough part. Not really a "V", not really straight across the seam...the important part is taking your time and making them super-even like you did. I'm sure I spent as much time on the stitches as I did crocheting the entire hat.

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  8. Baby Baseball Cap by Mara Callahan - this link doesn't work.

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    1. I googled the author's name and I found the FREE pattern on the ravelry.com site. It is available as a free .PDF download. Excited to try this pattern!

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  9. Can't wait to try this out. Have a friend who is having a little boy in the fall and has a baseball theme.

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  10. Does anyone have the actual pattern from the magazine? I really want to give it a try.

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  11. Love all of your patterns! This hat is such a wonderful gift for a new baby :)

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  12. Ok....I think I figured out an easier way to do the stitching.....flip the hat inside out and draw with a fabric marker where you want the stitches to run. Then, use the line as the bottom of the "V" stitch....and as long as you veer away from the mid-point the same distance and at the same angle it will turn out perfect every time. It worked for me anyway....hopefully this helps :)

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  13. Can you tell me it this hat is double crochet or single?

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  14. Like this hat alot. Couldnot wait to make one for my son.

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  15. I was going to give you my hint for the stitches but I see you and AJ had already thought of it too. Great minds think alike?

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  16. Instead of using template yarn, I use sewing thread. It is so easy to remove and doesn't leave any fuzzies. I used a small bowl to shape where to put my stitches and to keep it even.

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  17. Do you have the pattern for this baseball cap? I cant find one anywhere

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  18. I can not for the life of me get the stitches right! Its driving me crazy!!!!

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  19. What hook size and yarn did you use? That looks really tiny. I made the original hat and it was so cute.

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  20. Do you do Video Tutorials? I am very new and I can follow along VERY well.. I really want to make this and I am not sure of some of the rows joins etc.. I know I know it's crazy to ya'll.. But I have made a few with the brim but for adults. I followed along. But I can't seem to find any for infants. I would LOVE to make this for my sister that's having her 1st baby. Her room is in the baseball theme..

    Thanks for any and all help

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  21. Click on.crochet today in the beginning of this blog.post. Near the bottom of.that page is a place to.click to.download the pattern in a PDF.

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  22. BTW - you have a wonderful blog!

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  23. I also struggled with getting the baseball stitches embroidered just right to suit me, but with a little patience and pulling out more stitches than i put in, i finally got it. Next time i will use a dressmakers colored pencil, and draw them on, then embroider over them

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  24. I also struggled with getting the baseball stitches embroidered just right to suit me, but with a little patience and pulling out more stitches than i put in, i finally got it. Next time i will use a dressmakers colored pencil, and draw them on, then embroider over them

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  25. I also struggled with getting the baseball stitches embroidered just right to suit me, but with a little patience and pulling out more stitches than i put in, i finally got it. Next time i will use a dressmakers colored pencil, and draw them on, then embroider over them

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  26. I also struggled with getting the baseball stitches embroidered just right to suit me, but with a little patience and pulling out more stitches than i put in, i finally got it. Next time i will use a dressmakers colored pencil, and draw them on, then embroider over them

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  27. I also struggled with getting the baseball stitches embroidered just right to suit me, but with a little patience and pulling out more stitches than i put in, i finally got it. Next time i will use a dressmakers colored pencil, and draw them on, then embroider over them

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