My kid is basically spoiled. Ok, maybe I shouldn’t say that; he’s more, selectively spoiled. I promise, I’m a mean-ish mom; he doesn’t get to eat a lot of sweet snacks, he’s never had an apple sauce or fruit juice that didn’t also have a butt load of veggies in it, and he doesn’t get to watch any of the popular tv shows that would drive my sanity up the walls (I’m looking at you Paw Patrol). But when he asks for a crochet item, he usually gets it.
Every year he gets to pick his birthday party theme. (Ok so I did most of the work the first few years but he liked it 😉 ) And with each theme usually comes a crochet project to match. This year’s theme was decided to be pirates! You can imagine that made my little geeky heart jump with glee. I LOVE me some pirates! We own every Pirates of the Caribbean movie ever to come out (even those stupid ones) and I know a lot more about pirates than most normal people could imagine.
Funny story, actually, we live near and frequently visit the former home of THE most notorious pirate to ever sail the Caribbean! No not Black Beard….and not Jack Sparrow (he’s based off my guy though!). Jean Lafitte was the biggest bad the Gulf of Mexico has ever seen and though he is well known for his time in New Orleans he spent quite a bit of time at his other favorite home and destination on the shores of the Gulf; Galveston Island.
He also spent quite a bit of time hiding out from various bounty collectors and navies in the bayous right around where we currently live. In fact there are quite a few stories of lost treasure being haunted within 20 miles of most directions of my house. Needless to say I am down for this theme.
So what does my young, almost four-year-old pirate captain need for his awesome pirate themed party? Why a fairly accurate Caribbean Pirate Tricorn Hat of course! The design was fairly simple but it took some time to get just right. This hat could also be adjusted to fit the styles of many of the famous pirate hats you’ve seen in the movies. Add a few embellishments and feathers and you could be a regular Captain Barbossa!
The hat I made was intended to fit slightly loose around my sons head, which means it fits just slightly tight on mine making it an easy pattern to adjust for most sizes. I am working on putting out a miniature version of this hat for babies as a friend of mine has requested one so keep an eye out for that!
The pattern for my Caribbean Pirate Tricorn Hat is available HERE in my Ravelry store.
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