HMCS Sailor Hat


“Poppop” was in the navy, serving on the HMCS New Waterford. (Her Magesty’s Canadian Ship)
Now that I’m flyin’ with the hat-making, I thought it would be nice to make some sailor hats for the grandbabes. This is the first and hopefully will fit the youngest, who is 8 months old.

For future reference:
(NOTE: I did not record this as I made it … no guarantees re: accuracy)
Time to complete: approximately 4 hours (minus lunchtime)
Hook: 5mm

  • white: I don’t know what it is made of but it is rather stiff feeling which was perfect for the top of the hat, so it would hold the platter-look better (or that’s what I think, anyway)
  • black: a soft (25% wool) yarn, perfect for around the forehead


  • magic ring, with 12 dc total
  • 2 DC in each of the dc above
  • (2DC-1DC) repeat around
  • (2DC-1DC) repeat around
  • (2DC-1DC) repeat around
  • (2DC-1DC-1DC-1DC-1DC) repeat around (adapt as needed to keep it flat)
  • there should be somewhere around 100 stitches, depending on what happened in the last row
  • SC around the edge
  • (Decrease DC – 1 DC – 1 DC) around (approx. 75 stitches) << going into the back of the sc, leaving an edge around the edge of the hat
  • (Decrease DC – 1 DC – 1 DC) around (approx. 56 stitches << which is how many was on the dog hat)
  • SC into each of the stitches
  • finish off


  • SC into the front of the SC above (creating an inside band)
  • DC into each stitch
  • DC Into each stitch
  • finish off


  • create two chains of 50 stitches each
  • secure to hat on sides

(A ribbon wraps around the sailor’s hat and is tied with a pristine bow on the left side. The ship’s name is engraved on the black ribbon)

  • create a bow with a chain and attach to left side, above strap

Ship’s Name

  • using yellow (gold) yarn, stitch letters onto the front of of the black band

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