How to Crochet Egg Hat Cosies

Designed by @lottieandalbert these fun and quick egg cosies are made using one ball of Caron ‘Cotton Cakes’. Worked in the round and finished with mini pompoms, your eggs will never be chilly again…

You Will Need Abbreviations

bptc     back post treble (US triple) crochet

ch        chain

dc        double crochet (US single crochet)

fptc      front post treble (US triple) crochet

inc       increase (work two stitches in the same stich from the round before)

rep       repeat

rnd       round

st(s)     stitch(es)

tc         treble crochet (US triple crochet)

 

Stitch descriptions

Double crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops

Treble crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on hook.

Front post treble crochet: Make a treble crochet around the front of the post from the round below, rather than working into the top of the stitch below: yarn over once, insert hook from front to back around post of tc one row below, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on hook.

Back post treble crochet: Make a treble crochet around the back of the post from the round below, rather than working into the top of the stitch below: yarn over once, insert hook from back to front around post of tc one row below, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on hook.

 

Preparing the yarn

Start with one ball of Caron ‘Cotton Cakes’ and separate the yarn out into its five colours: wind the yarn by hand until you reach a colour change, then cut the yarn and start a new ball – repeat this every time you reach a new colour. The beauty of the Caron Cakes range is that you are guaranteed to have five colours that are a perfect match for each other!

Each cosy uses 3 colours, so choose three for your first hat and call them ‘colour 1’ ‘colour 2’ and ‘colour 3’.

 

How To Make

Egg cosy pattern

 

In colour 1:

Rnd 1   Create a magic loop (or chain 3 and join the chain) and make 6 dc into the loop (or the centre of the chained stitches), pull magic loop closed (6)

Rnd 2   Dc in each stitch around (6)

Rnd 3   *dc, inc. Rep from * until end of rnd (9)

Rnd 4   Dc in each stitch around (9)

Rnd 5   *2 dc, inc. Rep from * until end of rnd (12)

Rnd 6   Dc in each stitch around (12)

Rnd 7   *3 dc, inc. Rep from * until end of rnd (15)

Rnd 8   Dc in each stitch around (15)

Fasten off colour 1 and attach colour 2 to any stitch

In colour 2:

Rnd 9   Ch1 (does not count as stitch) 4 dc, inc. Rep from * until end of rnd (18)

Rnd 10 Tc in each stitch around (18)

Rnd 11 *fptc, bptc. Rep from * in each post around (18)

Rnd 12 Rep round 11

Fasten off and weave in all ends except the first tail, which is hanging inside the hat from the top.

In colour 3:

Using a kitchen fork, wrap your yarn around the prongs 20 times, cut your yarn and hold in place with your finger. Cut another piece of yarn approx. 10cm long, and tightly tie around the centre of the wrapped yarn, through the middle fork prongs. Slide the wrap off the fork, and cut the loops along each side, being careful not to cut the long tie. Fluff the pompom and trim to shape.

Using your crochet hook or a yarn needle, hook the pompom’s long tie through the centre of the magic loop at the top of the hat, and tie to the tail left from the magic loop on the inside to secure the pompom.

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