Katamari Damacy Prince of All Cosmos Baby Hat
infant (it fits my 2 month old daughter with PLENTY of room to spare, and it ties on, so it is somewhat adjustable)
worsted and sport weight yarn (I used Red Heart Designer Sport and scraps of acrylic worsted):
-spring/medium green (RH Designer Sport)- if you use worsted for everything, there are numbers in parentheses for you to use instead.
approx 3 sc/inch in worsted (sides and antenna), 4 sc/inch in sport (bonnet part)
Top and sides
With medium green, ch 56 (42), and turn. Starting with 2nd ch, sc back across chain. 55 (41) st.
Sc back and forth through both loops for 18 (14) rows, break yarn, and fasten off.
Back of bonnet
The bound-off side of your crochet is where you’ll be resuming your work. Imagine it divided into three sections: 18-19-18 (14-13-14) st. You’ll be working the center 19 (13) st, crocheting the st from the side sections together with the last st of each row to make a half-box shape, like a cube with the front and bottom missing.
With yellow, ch 4, sl st in first chain. 6 sc into loop.
Sc around for 2 rows (6 sc)
dec, sc around (5 sc)
Sc around for 1 row
2 sc, dec, sc (4 sc)
Sc for 1 row
Dec, sc around (3 sc)
Switch to red:
2 sc in each st (6 sc)
*sc, 2 sc in 1 st* repeat around (9 sc)
*sc, dec* around (6 sc)
Dec around (3 sc)
Sc, dec, break yarn and draw through loops.
With dark green, ch 4, sl st in first ch to make a loop.
6 sc in loop (6 sc)
*2 sc in one st* around (12 sc)
*sc, 2 sc in one st* (18 sc)
*2 sc, 2 sc in one st* (24 sc)
*3 sc, 2 sc in one st* (30 sc)
*4 sc, 2 sc in one st* (36 sc)
*5 sc, 2 sc in one st* (42 sc)
Sc around for 5 rounds.
Switch to light green and sc around for 4 rounds.
Switch to med green (held doubled if you’re using sport weight) and sc around for 5 rounds. Sl st in next st and fasten off.
Using whip st, sew antenna to top center of bonnet with yarn tail.
Lightly stuff head bumps and sew to sides of bonnet, using photograph to help center them. They will overlap onto the back panel a little bit.
Using yellow yarn, ch 30, then sl st around front opening of bonnet, starting on left side (facing the hat), ch 30. You should be working across the right side of the bonnet. Sc back over ch and sl st through back loops- this makes the ties and frames the front of the bonnet.
Weave in ends and enjoy! My baby loves wearing her hat and enjoys bopping the padded sides against things- it’s like a little baby helmet.
In order to make the bonnet wider, ch more than 55 st to start. To make it deeper, work more sc rows before fastening off and crocheting the back. In order to make a grown-up size, make a bonnet to fit the recipient’s head. Make the antenna a little longer, and continue crocheting the end of the head bumps using *x sc, 2 sc in one st*, increasing x on each round by 1. You’ll increase the length of the ties, too.