My Dolly Surf Song Convertible 3-in-1 ~
My Dolly Surf Song Convertible kicks off this precious My Dolly 18 inch doll crochet pattern series and will continue with several more to come. The perfect little 18 inch doll crochet pattern is a 3-in-1 messy bun hat crochet pattern and poncho crochet pattern. With this design, it can be a Messy Bun Hat, Poncho or a Convertible Hat. Pull tight and tie in a bow for the beanie. For the cowl leave loose and pull down around neck. For the poncho, pull down over the shoulders. You can also wear it as a messy bun hat. You can even make one to match your little girl by using the full size/child size Surf Song Convertible pattern here – https://www.americancrochet.com/surf-song-convertible/
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Level of Difficulty – Beginner/ Intermediate
Yarn – Red Heart With Love – Black and Hot Pink
Hook and Notions – H (5.0 mm) and I (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Notes – Band will be worked with H hook and back loops only in short rows. Body of hat worked with I hook and turning after each round. The box stitch is worked in multiples of 4; therefore, it is easy to adjust the size. Can be worked in one color or multiple colors. Decide on the color for your boxes.
Measurements – Lying flat 6-inches wide, 4 ½ -inches to peak of boxes (12-inch head circumference will fit Doll)
Band – when lying flat and not stretched, band should measure 12 inches.
Gauge – Not important
Stitch Guide in American Terms:
BLO = back loop only
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Band Instruction (Working with H hook and Black):
Round 1 (leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing band together): Chain 9, sc in second chain from hook and in each stitch across. Turn (8 sts)
Round 2: Chain 1, BLO sc in first sc and in each stitch across. Turn (8sc)
Round 3-42: Repeat Round 2
DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Holding ends of band together sew them with the 6-inch tail. Fasten off and work in ends.
Body Instruction (Working with I hook, working with Black):
Round 1 (working in the ends of the rows): Chain 1, sc in same space and end of each row around; join with slip stitch into first sc. (42 sc)
Round 2: Chain 5 (counts as a sc and ch 3), work 3 dc in same stitch as join, * skip next 3 stitches, sc in next stitch, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same stitch, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the 2nd chain in the chain 5. Turn (10 boxes)
Attach Hot Pink into chain 3 space at the join of Round 2.
Round 3: Slip Stitch into chain 3 space (ch 3, 3 dc) in same space, * slip stitch into next chain 3 space (ch 3, 3 dc) in same space * repeat from * to * around; slip stitch into the slip stitch of first block. Turn (10 boxes)
Attach Black into chain 3 space at the join of Round 3
Round 4: Repeat Round 3
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Tie Instruction: With 1 strand of each color leaving a 2-inch tail, chain 60, tie off leaving a 2-inch tail. Weave through chain 3 spaces of last row.