Quite awhile ago a friend asked me to make some little hats, the kind that fit over the handle of a pot or a casserole. She gave me one from her mom from years ago and I fiddled with it and came up with a pattern. These make great little stocking stuffers, novelty gifts, or bazaar items.
This is a great little stash busting project and you can use worsted weight or cotton weight yarn. 4 mm crochet hook. I’ve found that cotton yarn makes up tighter than worsted weight yarn. For a slightly bigger pot hat you could increase the size of the hook as well.
Chain 4, slip stitch join.
Chain 3 (first dc), 11 dc into the ring. Join with sl st
chain 3 (first dc), dc in each sc around, 12 dc
chain 1, sc around, total of 12 sc
chain 3, 1 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each dc around for a total of 24 dc, this forms the brim. Join and fasten off.
Thread thin ribbon through the sc row (before brim) and tie in a bow
These cute little hats will fit over the handle of a teapot or crockpot. Some handles are bigger and need a little bit bigger hat. You can make a slightly bigger pot hat by increasing the number of stitches or changing the size of the hook. They don’t take long to make and you can experiment till you get the right size for the pot handles you want to cover.
Chain 6, slip stitch join.
Chain 3 (first dc), 13 dc into the ring. Join with sl st
chain 3 (first dc), dc in each sc around, 14 dc
chain 1, sc around, total of 14 sc
chain 3, 1 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each dc around for a total of 28 dc, this forms the brim
Below is the pot handle hat made using the extra stitch to fit over my saucepan and crock pot handle. I didn’t add the ribbon to this one as it restricted the stretch as I put it over the handle.
These are the smaller version pot handle hats fitting snuggly over some teapot lid knobs.
Here are more of my other stash busting projects.