Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hounds Tooth Hat

Hounds tooth Hat

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Medium (Large)

Try this hat in other traditional Hounds tooth colors such as tan and brown, or in fun, nontraditional colors such as pink and purple! More ideas for this pattern at bottom of post.

Materials:
2.5oz each of Redheart SS in black (A) and white (B)

F hook for Medium, I hook for Large
Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:
Chain.. Ch
Half Double Crochet... HDC
Front Post Double Crochet... FPDC
Slip Stitch... Sl St

A couple of errors have been found and corrected. Thanks for pointing those out! Please let me know if there are any typos or errors on any of my patterns.

Note: This pattern is the same for both Medium and Large simply by using different hook sizes. Other ww acrylic yarn may be substituted, but you may want to make a test square. Finer yarns are not going to give you the definition the color-pattern requires.

Note: To avoid having to weave in a ton of ends, do not break after each round. Move that strand aside and pick it back up later.

To change colors at the end of each round, insert hook into thte top of the turning chain, dropping current color and picking up contrasting color. Yarn over and draw through both stitches. Be sure to pull and hold last color right while making your turning chain and first stitch to avoid any gaps in your work.

With A, Ch 4. Join with a SlSt to form a circle.

Round 1- (A) Ch 2 (Counts as HDC here and throughout). 9HDC through circle, working over tail. Join with a StSt at top of turning chain, switching to (B), Pull tail snugly to close circle. (10HDC)

Round 2- (B) Ch 2. FPDC around the first stitch. *HDC in the space before the next stitch. FPDC around the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (A). (10 FPDC, 10 HDC)

Round 3- (A) Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. FPDC around the first FPDC in the row below. *2 HDC in the next HDC. FPDC around the next FPDC in the row below. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (B). (10 FPDC, 20 HDC)

Correction made Round 4- (B) Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch, HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the FPDC in the row below. *2 HDC in the next HDC. HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the FPDC in the row below. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (A). (10 FPDC, 30 HDC)

Round 5- (Adding in more cables this row) (A) Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. FPDC around the next HDC. HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the next FPDC. *2 HDC in the next HDC. FPDC around the next HDC. HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the next FPDC. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (B). (20 FPDC, 20 HDC)

Round 6- (B) Ch2. HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the next FPDC. 2 HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the next FPDC. *HDC in the next 2 HDC. FPDC around the next FPDC. 2 HDC in the next HDC. FPDC around the next FPDC. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the Ch2, switching to (A). (20 FPDC, 40 HDC)

Round 7- (A) Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the next FPDC. HDC in the next 2 stitches. FPDC around the next FPDC. *2HDC in the next stitch. HDC in the next. FPDC around the next FPDC. HDC in the next 2 stitches. FPDC around the next FPDC. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (B). (20 FPDC, 50 HDC)

Round 8- (B) Ch 2. HDC in the next 2 stitches. FPDC around the next FPDC. 2 HDC in the next stitch. HDC in the next stitch. FPDC around the next FPDC. *HDC in the next 3 stitches. FPDC around the next FPDC. 2HDC in the next stitch. HDC in the next. FPDC around the next FPDC. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (A). (20 FPDC, 60 HDC)

Correction made Round 9- (Adding the last of the cables in this row) (A) Ch 2. FPDC around the next HDC. HDC in the next HDC. FPDC around the next FPDC. *HDC in the next HDC. FPDC around the next HDC. HDC in the next HDC. FPDC around the next FPDC. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (B). (40 FPDC, 40 HDC)

Round 10- (B) Ch 2. HDC in every HDC, FPDC around every FPDC. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (A).

Round 11- (A) Ch 2. HDC in every HDC, FPDC around every FPDC. Join with a SlSt at the top of the turning chain, switching to (B).

Repeat rows 10 and 11 5 (or more if needed/desired) times, ending with Row 10. Repeat Row 10 once more.  FO and weave in ends.

Alternative Ideas:
This hat was made with the same basic pattern by doing the top 12 rows in red and the last 6 rows in black and gray. 

These hats were made with scrap yarn, using multiple colors for stripes on the bottom half.

7 comments:

  1. This is definitely on my "To make" list!

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  2. Thanks so much for this pattern! I'm making one for my brother. I did notice- I think there might be one FPDC missing in the directions for round 4 right before the * .

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  3. Thanks, Janelle! I will read through it and make corrections! Appreciate it!

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  4. what is that hat behind the last hat in the last picture called

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  5. That is a free pattern from Caron called tri-color cloche. It's one of my favorites.

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  6. I think I'm missing something :( I can't get it to work out right D: and I can't find an email address... anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong... I've done it about 5 different ways and they have turned out really awesomely but none look like this :(

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    1. Email address is up there where it says 'Email ADIAS'. Look up some videos on post stitches, though. This is not a hard pattern if you know the stitches.

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