Sonesta Hat Band / Necklace

The Sonesta Hat Band is another pattern that I designed when I worked for Caron and it was on their blog (which is no longer), so I am now offering the pattern here for free.  Sadly, the NaturallyCaron Spa yarn that the pattern was made in has been discontinued, but the pattern could be made in most any yarn you choose.

The nice thing about this design is that it also doubles as a necklace. And if you wanted, make it a longer and use it as a belt!


Completed Hat Band Measures 1” wide x 23” in circumference


  • Naturally SPA (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Rayon from bamboo; 3oz/85g, 251yds/230m): #0007 Naturally: 1 skein  (will make approximately 3 hatbands)
  • One size US D-3 (3.25mm), or size to obtain gauge.
  • 7   8mm round beads of choice for center of flowers – Approximately 56 #8 -#10 size beads
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 1 motif = 1.5” x 1.5” (prior to blocking)

STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), FPdc (FPdc), Slip Stitch (sl st)

NOTE:  This pattern is written for a hat with a 23” circumference brim.  For larger or smaller hats, simply make more or less motifs to fit.


Ch 6, sc in first ch.

Round 1 (RS): ch 6( counts as 1dc and 3 ch), [3dc in ring, 3ch] 3 times, 2 dc in ring, sl st to 3rd of 6 ch, sl st in next 2 ch.

Round 2: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 2dc in same sp, * 1 FPdc around each of the next 3 st, 3 dc in next corner sp, rep from * twice more, 1 FPdc around each of the next 3 st, sl st to top of ch 3.  Fasten off.


Block motifs prior to sewing. Block each motif to 1.5” x 1.75”.  Sew motifs end to end using yarn needle and matching yarn.  To sew together, line up the motifs evenly and place 3 stitches (using each of the 3 FPdc as a guide for each stitch.) Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired. Using single strand of yarn in same color, sew beads on as pictured.

Download PDF file of the pattern here:  Sonesta Hat Band _ Necklace _ hooked-on-crafting


Busy, Busy, Busy!

I haven’t had much to say lately because I’ve just been so busy.  But meet Jasper, the newest member of our family!  We are fostering him while his mom receives some long-term medical care. Jasper makes the 6th, yes 6th, member of our feline family.  And it has been interesting. It’s only been a couple of weeks, progress has been made, but there’s more to go. Image

In crochet news, I just finished teaching a crochet class at my LYS for my Harvest Home Pillow, which you can find in the Winter 2012 Issue of Crochet! Magazine.  I hope to share some photos of my students’ finished projects soon. 


In a few weeks, I’ll be teaching a class for my popular design to date – the Bellflower Infinity Scarf.

ImageI have several projects in works, including some for Love of Crochet and Willow Yarns.

Others are completed and coming out later this year and early 2014 in Love of Crochet, Herrschners, Crochet 1-2-3, and Crochet World. 

Busy, Busy, Busy!


Bellflower Infinity Scarf

One of my most popular crochet designs continues to be the Bellflower Infinity Scarf.  I thought I would share the pattern here since it’s a great item to make for holiday gift giving. I made the design with Naturally Caron Joy! yarn, but you can make this in nearly any yarn you choose!

You can find the complete pattern instructions here: