Poppy coolishek: Thank you. Free pattern included


There are days we celebrate something and days we remember something. And the November 11th is the day we honor military veterans.

People wear a poppy flower – symbol of the Veterans Day. This year I decided that we will honor our soldiers with a hat with a poppy motif. And because there are few days left I would like to share this wonderful pattern with you so you can also make some untraditional hats to express appreciation to members of our military, past and present.


Coolishek with a poppy motif

Size: 41-43 cm/16,14 – 16.9 in (6-9 months)
Yarn: Himalaya Baby Dolphin Chenille Yarn black (80318) zde and red (80311) zde.
Yarn alternatives for overseas are:
– Kartopu Yumurcak
– Universal Yarn Bella Chenille
– Katia Bambi
– King Cole Yumi
– Red Heart Velvety
Weight: Super Bulky
Meterage: 100 g (3.53 ounces)/120 m (135 yards) (! be careful original yarn Himalaya is a little bit thinner than Bernat blanket yarn so the result might vary)
Hook size: 6 and 5.5 (I crochet pretty tight so you may need smaller hooks)
Pompom (I made my own from Alize Decofur) but you can buy one
Needle and thread
Decorative button
Time: at about 2-3 hours
Price to sell this hat is 280 CZK/$12 plus shipping.
Suitable for intermediate

US terminology:
MC – Magic Circle
Sl St – slip stitch
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
FP HDC – front post half double crochet
BP HDC – back post half double crochet
STAR STITCH – watch video here

Each row starts with either 1 CH = Single Crochet or 2 CH = Half Double Crochet/Double Crochet and ends with SlSt.

Black (hook 6)
1st row: 10 SC into MC, SlSt
2nd row: 2 DC into each SC from previous row, SlSt (20 DC)
3rd row: 2 DC into each DC from previous row, make only one DC into last one DC, SlSt  (39 DC)
4th row: Star Stitch – watch video here
5th row: HDC into each loop, but make two HDC into each 6th loop and two in the last one, SlSt (47 HDC)
6th row: Star Stitch – watch video here
7th row: HDC into each loop, SlSt (47 HDC)
Red (hook 6)
8th row: Star Stitch – watch video here
Black (hook 5.5)
9th row: HDC into each loop but insert hook under the loop in the place where the “flower/star” is, it makes a decorative stem, SlSt (47)
10th – 11th row: repeat FP HDC and BP HDC (FP HDC is in the same place as the “stem”), SlSt (47)


Make/sew the pompom to the hat. Sew the button.

That it is. If you have any questions please leave me a message in a chat box or in the form on the webpage (called Kontaktní formulář).
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If you like this hat and try this pattern please share your pictures in the comments for the others to get inspired.

Thank you very much for your visit.



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