It’s Football Season

One of the orders that I recently received was for 6 Old School Football Helmets. The teams were the San Diego Chargers, the Purdue Boilermakers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and San Fransisco 49ers.

These hats have been a hit and the pattern is really easy, so I thought I share it for free so others can make a hat for their favorite team.

TODDLER SIZE

Materials Needed:
I hook (5.5mm)
Yarn needle
Scissors
Stitch markers
Worsted weight yarn
Felt
Sewing needle & embroidery floss

Techniques & Stitches Used:
Magic circle (tutorials can be found on YouTube)
ch (chain)
sl st (slip stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet)
rep (repeat)
st (stitch)
rnd (round)

Body of Hat:
Make a magic circle, ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in ring, pull tight, join (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around, join (24 hdc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, rep from * around, join (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, rep from * around, join (40 hdc)
Rnd 6: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st, rep from * around, join (48 hdc)
Rnd 7: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, rep from * around, join (56 hdc)
Rnd 8-16: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join (56 hdc)
DO NOT TIE OFF AFTER ROUND 16… proceed to “Ear flap Instructions”.

Ear flaps:
Ear flap pattern found here. Make sure there are 20 st across the front of the hat between the ear flaps.

Finishing Instructions:
Attach yarn to hat and sc in each st around, join & tie off. Sew in loose ends.

Helmet studs (Make 2):
Make a magic circle, ch 1
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in ring, pull tight, join & tie off (8 hdc)

Team Logo (Make 2):

The next step is to make the logo. I usually get on Google and search for the logo I want. I’ll walk you through the process with the Notre Dame logo.

In Google I searched for: Notre Dame Logo

I chose the image I wanted and saved it. Then I inserted it into a word document.

I cropped the picture so there wasn’t as much gold space around the ND logo. Then I sized the picture so the letters were approx. 2″ high. Then I printed it on normal paper. (This part might take a couple tries to get the logo the size you want.)

Once you have the desired size cut out your logo. I began by cutting out the logo on the outside of the gold edging around the ND.

The next step was to prep my felt. I chose white and blue for the logo. I started with the white felt and ironed my Wonder Under on to the back of the felt.

Once the Wonder Under was ironed on I flipped my paper logo over and placed it face down on the Wonder Under. Then I traced the logo twice (because I needed 2 complete logos). Using some good scissors I cut along the lines.

I repeated the same steps with the blue felt, but before tracing the logo I cut it around the blue edge this time. After I had my two white logos and two blue logos I place the blue part on top of the white part. Once it was positioned the way I wanted I ironed it so the blue would be attached to the white.

 Assembly:
-Attach the Helmet studs to the ear flaps of the helmet
-Hand stitch logos on each side of the helmet using a similar color of embroidery floss. I stitched around the entire outside of the blue and then the inside holes. *Before stitching to the hat, remove the Wonder Under paper backing from the felt logos.

VOILA! You are done!
Now go cheer on your team as the #1 fan with the coolest handmade hat out there.

Here are some other hats I’ve done:

*COPYRIGHT NOTICE: You obviously have permission to sell any hats made from this pattern. Please give credit to www.achickwsticks.com for usage of the pattern, especially if selling online. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. No go be awesome.