Neon Fiesta – Reflective Toddler Beanie

This week I celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary. While out on a weekend excursion, dear hubby displayed one of the many reasons we are still married…he loves me to the moon and back…or in this case to Hobby Lobby and back! Since we don’t have a store in our area, he stopped at one we found while we were out. Let me tell you, a man who is willing to happily yarn shop with you is definitely a man worth keeping around for 20 years!

I had heard Hobby Lobby carried their own brand of Reflective yarn and I was anxious to give it a try. Paired with the neon yarn, I made Neon Fiesta. A fun toddler hat that’s reflective too. Unlike the Red Heart Reflective that’s a 5 bulky weight, I Love This Yarn Reflective is a 4. It made for a lighter weight hat as well. I actually kind of love this yarn. It was not splitty at all, and minus the unavoidable scratchiness of the reflective strand, it was quite soft.
 

Neon Fiesta (Reflective Toddler Hat)

Materials:
I Love This Yarn
1 Skein Neons – Bright Neon
1 Skein Reflective – Yellow Glow
(Each skein will make three hats.)

I hook
Tapestry needle for working in ends

Gauge:
6 DC = 2 in.
5 rows = 2 in.

DC – Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
Join – (Join the end of each round by slip stitching into the top of the first Double Crochet

Start with Magic Ring, Chain 2
Row 1:  8 DC in Magic Ring, join. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch and join. Chain 2.
Row 3: 2 DC in first stitch 1 DC in next stitch, Repeat until you have come back around and join at the top of your first DC. Chain 2.
Row 4:  2 DC in first stitch 1 DC in next 2 stitches, Repeat until you have come back around and join at the top of your first DC. Chain 2.
Row 5:  2 DC in first stitch 1 DC in next 3 stitches, Repeat until you have come back around and join at the top of your first DC. Chain 2.
Row 6:  2 DC in first stitch 1 DC in next 4 stitches, Repeat until you have come back around and join at the top of your first DC. Chain 2.
Row 7:  2 DC in first stitch 1 DC in next 5 stitches, Repeat until you have come back around and join at the top of your first DC. Chain 2.
Row 8- 12: DC in each stitch around, joining and chaining 2 after each round.
Row 13: DC in each stitch around, join and bring in yellow glow yarn. Chain 2
Row 14: DC  in each stitch around, join and chain two.
Row 15: HDC in first stitch, FPDC in next. Continue this pattern around. Join and chain two.
Row 16: Repeat row 15. Make sure the FPDC and the HDC line up with each other. Join and chain one.
Row 17: SC in each space around. Tie off and weave in ends.


Make a Pom Pom out of the Yellow Glow and tie it onto the top through the stitches of the Magic Ring.

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