Birthday Cake Hat

 

May is my birthday month, which means I’ve got all kinds of fun stuff going on on my Facebook page. A few years ago, I made myself this cake hat for my birthday, and this year I decided to remake it and write up the pattern or everybody. It would make a great birthday gift for any age, but I like having them here for everybody in my family to wear on their birthday. This pattern is written as a “one size fits most” but if you need to make it bigger or smaller it wouldn’t be difficult.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Any worsted weight yarn will work. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice and Loops and Threads Impeccable for most of the ones I made.

J (6mm) crochet hook

H (5mm) crochet hook 

Yarn needle

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Top:

With your J (6mm) hook, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, repeat from * around. (60 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 11 stitches, repeat from * around. (65 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 12 stitches, repeat from * around. (70 stitches)

Tie off.

Cake Round:

With your J(6mm) hook, ch. 70. Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Sc in each ch around. (70 stitches)

Rows 2-23: Sc in each stitch around. (70 stitches)

 

Tie off.

Line the top piece up with the top of the cake round and sc together using your trim color. For the second row, work 4 sc’s into each stitch. Tie off.

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Candle:

With your H(5mm) hook, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-13: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Loop and attach pieces of orange yarn to the top for the flames. Sew onto top of cake.

 

Add any embellishments that you’d like on your hat. I crocheted a chain to attach along it, then made some little pom-poms and put them on, but you can do whatever you want to decorate your cake.

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Or you can just leave it plain if you want to.

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They really work well for any gender, and any age.

 

You know what also goes great with one of these hats? A cake!

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You can also pick up the pattern for the cake in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. Or if you want, you can find it free on my blog.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any cake hats of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

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