Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vertical Stripes Hat

Vertical Stripes Hat

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For personal use, gifting, and donation only. If you are involved in an animal charity, please contact me with details of the charity and event for permission to sell for fund-raising. Please do not sell or duplicate this pattern in whole or in part, claim any part of this pattern to be your own or ever use items made from this pattern for personal gain.

Skill Level: Easy
Size: Medium (Large)


Caron Simply Soft is an excellent, inexpensive yarn for garments and accessories. It has wonderful drape and a shine that adds interest.



Using a lighter main color and a darker accent color is going to give the illusion of vertical stripes. Choosing a dark main color and a lighter accent color is going to appear as a series of vertical dashes. Either way it makes a great-looking, great-fitting slouch hat that people are sure to beg you to make them one, too!


Materials: 
3 oz Caron Simply Soft in Main Color (MC)

2oz Caron Simply Soft in Accent Color (A)

H hook

Tapestry Needle


Stitches Used:
Chain…Ch

Single Crochet…SC

Half Double Crochet…HDC

Slip Stitch…SlSt



This pattern is written for size Medium with changes for size Large in [brackets].

Ch 4, join with a SlSt to form a circle. (or use a magic circle)

Round 1 - Ch 2 (Counts as HDC here and throughout). 9[11] HDC through circle, working over tail. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. Pull tail snugly to close circle. (10[12] HDC)

Round 2 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (20 [24]HDC)

Round 3 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in the next stitch. *2 HDC in the next stitch, HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the Ch2. (30[36]HDC)

Round 4 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in the next 2 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, HDC in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the Ch2. (40[48]HDC)

Round 5 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in the next 3 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, HDC in the next 3 stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the Ch2. (50[60]HDC)

Round 6 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in the next 4 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, HDC in the next 4 stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the Ch2. (60[72]HDC)

Round 7 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in the next 5 stitches. *2 HDC in the next stitch, HDC in the next 5 stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with a SlSt at the top of the Ch2. (70[84]HDC)

Round 8-9- Ch 2. HDC around. (70[84]HDC each round)

Note: To avoid having to weave in a ton of ends, do not break off after each round- move it aside while working with the other color.

Round 10- Join A with a SlSt in any HDC. Ch 1 and SC in the same space. *Ch1, skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Insert hook into the beginning SC. Drop A and pick up MC. Pull through to complete the SlSt. (35[42]SC, 35[42]Ch1)

Round 11- (with MC now) SlSt into the first Ch1 space. Ch2, HDC in same Ch1 space. *2HDC in next Ch1 space. Repeat from * around. Insert hook into the beginning Ch2. Drop MC and pick up A. Pull through to complete the SlSt. (35[42]2HDC groups)

Round 12- (with A now) SlSt into the first space between groups of 2HDC. Ch1. SC in same space. *Ch1, SC in next space between 2HDC. Repeat from * around. Insert hook into the beginning SC. Drop A and pick up MC. Pull through to complete the SlSt.

Repeat rounds 11 and 12 seven more times for Medium, nine more times for Large. Do not drop A on the last repeat of round 12. Cut MC leaving tail to weave in end.

Last Round- With A, SlSt into the first CH1 space. Ch1 and SC in same space. *Ch1 and SC in next CH1 space. Repeat from * around. SlSt in beginning SC. FO A and weave in ends with tapestry needle.

After wearing your hat a few times, it will begin to slouch in back more and fit more custom to your head. 

1 comment:

  1. So cute! I can't wait to try this out for my daughter. I just know she will love it and with Christmas fast aproaching, this is the perfect stocking stuffer! Thank you so much for sharing!

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