Black & white stripes are so cool, aren’t they? In addition, add a touch of bright color to it for a fabulous effect! I had a simple stitch in mind, so I made this hat pattern. (Sorry about my late night photos!)
Crochet a long strip first & sew short ends together to make the band. From then on, work in the round with 2 colors (alternating) to form the body of the hat. At the beginning of each row, pull up the alternate color & crochet according to pattern. No need to cut & weave in ends for each row 🙂
Stitches used: American terminology –
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
3dctog – 3 double crochet together
Yarn: I had some merino from a craft festival –
50g/145 m BBB Filati Merino in Pink (for the ribbing & pompom).
50g/170 m each of Baruffa Merino 4 ply in light grey & charcoal grey (for the body of the hat).
Hook: 4 mm
Color A – light grey
Color B – charcoal grey
Color C – pink
Raised ribbing for band:
(do not remember where I got this from, will update source ASAP)
With color C, ch 10
- sc in 2nd ch & in each ch till end, turn (9 sts)
- ch 1, sc in front loop of 1st sc from previous row & each sc till end, turn (9 sts)
- ch 1, sc in back loop of the sc from row 1. Rep till end, turn (9 sts)
- ch 1, sc across. turn (9 sts)
- ch 1, sc across, turn (9 sts)
Repeat rows 2-5 till the band is big enough to go around your head. My head (hat) size is 53 cm. Since my yarn stretches out a lot, I made the band only 44 cm long. In total, I got 28 raised ribbing lines.
For the body of the hat, remember:
- To avoid the slant joining look on right side, always sl st to the first 3 dctog st & not to the starting ch 3.
- The wrong side clearly shows a slant join but that’s inside & it’s fine.
- From row 2 onwards, make a dc on top of 3dctog from previous row & make a 3dctog on top of dc from previous row.
- Of course, yarn weight, hook size & band length will define the number of starting sc stitches you will place on the first row.
With the same yarn color C, sew the short ends of the band together.
When you reach the end, sl st on top of the first rib. Then work in rounds –
Make 3 sc sts between first 2 raised lines (do not make any stitches on raised lines). Continue making 3 sc sts in between 2 raised lines till end. sl st to first sc st. (85 sts)
^^ If this sounds complicated, evenly place 85 sc st from start to end. (total 85 sts) ^^
Attach color A:
ch 3, *3dctog in nxt, dc in nxt* Repeat from *-* till end. sl st to 1st 3dctog. Do not break color A.
Attach color B:
ch 3, *3 dctog in nxt (on top of dc from previous row) & dc in nxt (on top of 3dctog from previous row)* Repeat from *-* till end. Make last 3dctog on the sl st from previous row. Then, sl st to top of beginning 3dctog. Do not break color B.
At this point, this how the wrong side looks. Weave in the little pieces of yarn now.
Change to color A :
Place your hook & pull up the color A from below. Sl st to the first 3dctog from previous row. Ch 3, *3dctog in nxt (on top of dc from previous row) & dc in nxt (on top of 3dctog from previous row)* Repeat from *-* till end. Make last 3dctog on the sl st from previous row. Then, sl st to top of beginning 3dctog.
Change to color B :
Place your hook & pull up the color B from below. Sl st to the first 3dctog from previous row. Ch 3, *3dctog in nxt (on top of dc from previous row) & dc in nxt (on top of 3dctog from previous row)* Repeat from *-* till end. Make last 3dctog on the sl st from previous row. Then, sl st to top of beginning 3dctog.
Rows 6 – 17:
Repeat rows 4 & 5.
Turn the hat inside out. Cut yarns, secure & weave in ends.
Thread a yarn needle with a piece of yarn that can go around the hat. Pull the yarn through all the dc stitches of last row. When you reach starting point, pull tightly with both ends of yarn. Make sure there are no holes or empty spaces. Secure it with a couple of knots. Cut & weave in ends.
Make a pompom in color C & attach it on top by stitching with yarn needle. Turn hat inside out & knot the yarn to secure pompom attachment. Cut & weave in ends.
Wear your handmade hat proudly ❤
I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about the pattern 🙂