Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kinley's Crochet Cable Newsboy Hat

Here's the most recent of my hat designs. I am really excited about this one. I love the rustic look and texture of the crochet cables. If you can do a front post or back post crochet, you can do this hat. The pattern is available for purchase here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Brooke's Slouchy Hat

My sister, Brooke, came out to visit during Spring Break a couple of weeks ago. She learned how to crochet years ago, but has since forgot, so I retaught her while she was here. I created this easy pattern for her to make a slouchy hat and thought I would pass it along for free. It fits an average female adult head. You may download the pdf for free here:download now.

Notes:
Hook size: G (4.5 mm) To make the hat bigger or smaller, use a different size crochet hook
My sister used: worsted weight Paton's Classic Wool, 100 grams, 223 yard
The ch2 space at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
DC is done under both top threads.

Foundation: ch4, join with sl st in first st to make a ring.
Round 1: ch2, 9 dc in ring, join to 1st stitch with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2: ch2, 2dc in each stitch around, join with sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: ch2, 2dc in first stitch, 1dc in next stitch, repeat around, join with sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: ch2, 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 stitches, repeat around, join with sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: ch2, 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 3 sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (45 sts)
Round 6: ch2, 2dc in first st, 1 dc in next 4 sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (54 sts)
Round 7: ch2, 2dc in first st, 1dc in next 5 sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (63 sts)
Round 8: ch2, 2dc in first st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (72 sts)
Round 9: ch2, 2dc in first st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (81 sts)
Round 10: ch2, 2dc in first st, 1 dc in next 8 sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (90 sts)
Round 11-17: ch2, 1dc in each stitch around. (90 sts)
Round 18: ch2, dc2tog. 1dc in next 7 sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (81 sts)
Round 19-20: ch2, 1dc in each stitch around. (81 sts)
Round 21:ch 2, dc2tog 1dc in next 6sts, repeat around, join with sl st. (72 sts)
Round 22-23: ch2, 1dc in each stitch around. (72 sts.)
Round 24-27: ch1, sc in next 72 sts, join with sl st. (72 sts)
***Do not crochet the last 4 rows too tightly, or it will not fit.***
Love you Brookie-miss you already!!