Friday, January 31, 2014

Cupcake Chapeau

Now, cupcake hats are not new but I only just jumped on the bandwagon. I tried making a few from other patterns but I ended up making my own.

So most of you who follow the blog or know me know I am a cupcake snob. Why waste money on a cheap grocery store cupcake when you can hit up a bakery or cupcakery for a work of culinary perfection. While my favorite cupcake spot did not win their battle on cupcake wars they are still #1 with me.
simple perfection, moist chocolate cake and vanilla bean frosting

What you need:
Aran weight yarn 
(frosting, cake, and cherry)
Size I (5.5 mm) hook
Small amount of fiber fill
Yarn needle
Cupcake (optional, for motivation)

chain 3 at start of each row, slip stitch to join each row

  • 12 dc in a magic loop, pull loop tight 
  • Round 2: 2 dc in each st around
  • Round 3: dc around
  • Round 4: 2 dc in first st, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next st repeat from * around
  • Round 5: dc around
  • Round 6: 2 dc in first st, * dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st repeat from * around
  • Round 7: dc around
  • Round 8: 2 dc in first st, * dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st repeat from * around
  • Round 9: dc around
  • Round 10: 2 dc in first st, * dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st repeat from * around
  • Rounds 11-12: dc around
  • Round 13: start with chain one, *sc, skip 2, 6 tr (in one stitch) skip 2 repeat from * around
  • break yarn leaving long tail for sewing

worked in a strip then sew together to form hat bottom

Chain 14
hdc across chain, chain 1 turn -13st
Work in blo work till strip is long enough to go around your head
Sew ends together to create a circle
Break yarn and weave in ends

Tuck cake under the frosting and sew on
Weave in ends.


You have options here. You could make a nice red pom pom or crochet a cherry.

Working in continuous rounds:
  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: sc 12
  • Round 4: sc2tog around -6 st
  • stuff
  • sew up end , break yarn leaving about 5 inches
  • thread tail up the middle of the cherry and out the top, cut to desired stem length

I do crochet tightly so if you have problems with the size go down a hook size.
Enjoy your hat and your cupcake.

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