This is a total makeover of a pattern I wrote in 2006, but hated the pattern because of the seam line. This is done completely in the round, adjustable for sizes and best of all NO JOIN SEAMS.
This is also available on Ravelry as a free download here.
One 2 ounce ball of Sugar N’ Cream Stripes (120 yards) 100% cotton-(shown in Natural Stripes. (One ball of Ombres (96 yards will be enough for this)
Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Stitch Marker/safety pin for marking end of rounds.
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
Stitches used: Ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), dc (double crochet, hdc (half-double crochet), sc (single crochet) and rsc (reverse single crochet) or crab stitch.
The basic instructions will make a hat measuring 22-23” in diameter and 7” in length while worn on head. Measurements of the hat lying flat are 20” in diameter (10” across each side) and 7” from top to bottom rim.
Using J (6.0 mm hook)
Chain 4, sl st to first st to form ring.
Round 1-10 dc in center of ring and place marker in last stitch
DO NOT JOIN-YOU WILL WORK THIS IN A SPIRAL.
(Increase rounds)-you will move marker up to last stitch of each round. *On increase rounds, increase stitch will always be in the stitch where the marker is-if it isn’t, you miscounted and go back and check your stitch count.
Round 2-2 dc in each st around, place marker in last stitch (20 sts)
Round 3-*1 dc in first st, 2 dc*, repeat this pattern around to marker, place marker
Round 4-*1 dc in next two sts, 2 dc in next st*,repeat this pattern around pm in last stitch
Round 5-*1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st* repeat this pattern around, pm in last stitch-
Round 6-*1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st* repeat this pattern around, pm in last stitch (should measure 7” lying flat across).
Switch to I (5.5 mm) hook here
Rounds 7-14: 1 hdc in each st around, pm at end of each round to keep track.
Round 15: 1 sc in each stitch around, DO NOT FINISH OFF
Round 16: Ch 1 and one round of rsc (crab stitch) around for this row, stop at last stitch, finish off leaving long tail to join last st of rsc (crab stitch) to first stitch of rsc (crab stitch) and weave in ends. You don’t have to do a crab stitch here, however it gives it a nice corded edge, you can do a sc round or loose sl stitch round here.
Crochet Cabana has a great tutorial on doing a crab stitch/reverse single crochet, complete with pictures found at http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-reverse_sc.htm
To make this for a smaller head or child, stop at round 5 for increases and just do even rounds to round 12, jump to round 15 and continue-each increase round adds 1”-so you can add increase rounds or subtract rounds to make hat larger or smaller.
To make the hat shorter than shown, just decrease the even rounds (rounds 7-14) by 2 rounds and continue with rounds 15-16.
This pattern and all its contents are ©copyrighted February 2009 to Deneen St Amour-Yarns and Musings and may not be copied, reproduced in any way, or used for profit in any way. Pattern is for your personal use only. You may link to the pattern. You may not sell the finished item.