With May right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of Cinco de Mayo. In honor of the holiday, I’ve got a little crochet pattern for you: adorable mini sombreros. Attach them to a key chain, strap them onto your chihuahua (yes, I’ve gotten pictures from DCD fans who have done this), string them on a bunting, or use them as table decorations at your next fiesta.
If you’re having a party tonight and don’t have table decorations yet, you’ve still got plenty of time – these little cuties are super quick.
- small amount of worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice in beige)
- tiny amounts of contrasting yarn in red, blue and green.
- H crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- You’ll be working in spiral. There are no slip stitches or chains at the ends of the rounds.
- You may want to mark the first stitch of each round as you go. It’s easy to lose your spot on such a little pattern.
Round 1: 4 sc in the first chain . (4)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (8)
Round 3: *2 c in the first st, 1 sc in the next* around. (12)
Rounds 4-7: *sc in each stitch. (12)
Round 8: 2 sc in each stitch. (24)
Round 9: *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next two stitches* around. (32)
Rounds 10 & 11: sc in each stitch around. Sl st in the first stitch of the round. Cut yarn and weave ends. (32)
Using colorful yarn and a tapestry needle, make French knots around the hat. If you’re not sure how to make French notes, here’s a tutorial.