Materials: TLC Lustre, in Lavender (worsted weight acrylic). 5.0mm hook. 3 feet of contrast ribbon. Optional: 2 feet of clear elastic.
Gauge: Not important; just make sure it’s not too loose for a hat.
Notes: Hat is crocheted in the round. The top part of the hat is crocheted by placing hook in between posts of stitches in previous row, rather than in the top loop. Some rows call for turning at the end of the row, otherwise, crochet in one direction.
Start with either a magic loop or a chain 3 loop (chain 3, slip stitch in first stitch to close).
- 12 hdc. Slip stitch on top of first stitch to close; do this at the end of every row.
- *2dc in each space between hdcs. (24 stitches)
- *2dc in first space, dc in next space; repeat from* around. (36 stitches)
- *2dc in first space, dc in each of next 2 spaces; repeat from * around. (48 stitches)
- *2dc in first space, dc in each of next 3 spaces; repeat from * around. (60 stitches)
- *2dc in first space, dc in each of next 4 spaces; repeat from * around. (72 stitches)
End top disc; commence textured stitch pattern.**
Textured stitch pattern:
- Turn work, so that wrong side is facing. *(sc, 2dc) in first stitch, skip next 2 stitches; repeat from * all the way around, ending with slip stitch in first sc.
- Turn work, so that right side is facing. Dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to close.
Repeat these two rows 4 times, or until the hat is about 7.25″ from center to brim.
Ribbed trim (RS facing): *dc in first stitch, fpdc (front post double crochet) in next stitch; repeat from * all the way around. Slip stitch to close; tie off. CLICK mockribswatch.jpg TO SEE SWATCH.
Finishing: Weave in loose ends. Weave a contrast ribbon through one of the plain dc rows and tie into a bow. If you want a more snug fit, weave clear elastic through rib trim.
**Do fewer rows or add more according to pattern logic (increasing by 12 stitches each round) until you reach 5.5″ diameter. The disc will be a bit ruffled, and that ruffling will provide for additional increase in the diameter over the rows that follow.
If you want a smoother, bowl-like top, then start with
10 11 dcs and add 10 11 each row until you reach about 7″ diameter; adjust the last row of this section so that it has a multiple of 3 stitches. However, if you use this approach, there will be less room for the textured stitch pattern.
Last revised 2/11/07.
Copyright 2/12/2007. Copy for personal use only.