Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanks Giving!!! (free hat pattern)

Happy Thanks Giving!!! (well tomorrow it is) I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day filled with family and yummy food... diets are OFF today Ladies and Gentlemen :)
September 2, 2012 (6)
I made this with FANCY YARN  :D   haha, ok maybe it’s not to you but to me it is and I love it. I found it at a cute little knitting shop up near my grandma’s. This stuff is great but let me tell you it is hard trying to think of a project for a skein so tiny. I’m used to between 250 to 300 yards. This one is less then 100. I eventually decided to make a hat because I thought the yarn looked like it would have an awesome self striping effect… and I was right  :)  So I got a super cute hat out of it and I wanted to share the pattern.
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This yarn is called Mochi Plus. It is 80% Merino Wool and 20% Nylon… My first Wool!!!! I’m such a nerd, I know  :)  This yarn was not consistent in size. There were some areas that were thicker and some areas that were thinner. Not hugely different but enough to notice. I would classify it as slightly smaller than Worsted weight so if you are using worsted weight for this hat, it may come out a bit too big. Just a warning.
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I used a H/8 5.0mm hook …I know, I’ve been favoring this one lately and truthfully I prefer one bigger but this one has a super comfy rubber handle that my Wal-Mart hooks don’t have (got it at the same place near my grandmother’s house) and yes I refer to it as my “fancy hook” so it has become my go to hook.
This pattern IS mine  :) and you can have it here:
The abbreviations I use are as follows:
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
* ch 6, sl st together to make a circle
Row 1 – ch 1 (counts as first st here and throughout pattern) 1 sc in same st, 2 sc in each st around (12 st)
Row 2 – repeat row 1 (24 st)
Row 3 – ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next. repeat 1-2-1-2 around (36 st)
Row 4 – ch 2, dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. repeat 1-2-1-2 around (54 st)
Row 5 – ch 1, sc in each st around
Row 6 – ch 2, 1 dc in next 5 st, 3 dc in next st. repeat 1-1-1-1-1-1-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-3 around (68 st)
Row 7 – ch 1, 1 sc in each st around
Row 8 – ch 2, 1 dc in each st around
Row 9 – repeat row 7
Row 10 – repeat row 8
Row 11 – ch 2, 2 dc in same st (makes shell) sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st. repeat shell pattern around.
Row 12 – repeat row 7
Row 13 – repeat row 8
Row 14 – repeat row 11
Row 15 – repeat row 7
Row 16 – repeat row 7
Row 17 – ch 2, sk 1 st, 1 sc, ch 1, sk 1 st, Repeat *1 sc, ch1, sk 1 st* all around.
Row 18 – repeat row 8
Finish off and weave in ends.

You’ll notice from my hat photos that my row 18 is solid black. That is because this tiny skein ran out on me 1 row too soon so I had to add on some plain black worsted weight. I think you can tell from the photos that the black is a bit larger/thicker then the primary yarn. I really love how it turned out and I wear it all the time.
I hope you like my fun hat and I would love to see what you do with this pattern.


  1. I can't get beyond the 1st round of this hat, as the 2nd row says:
    "Row 2: repeat Row 2"

    I imagine I have to increase in every stitch, but can you clarify, please??? Thanks

  2. I'm so sorry. It meant to say repeat row 1. I've updated the pattern. Please let me know if you have any other issues. Thank you :)

  3. Hi - I'm struggling with the pattern a little bit (I've only ever crocheted 2 hats, so I'm new to crochet.)

    First question: Round 3 says this -- Row 3 – ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next. repeat 1-2-1-2 around (36 st).

    So, does that mean after I ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next, do I do 1 in the next 2 in the next, 1 in the next etc. OR

    Does it mean I do ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next and then 2 in the next, 1 in the next etc.?

    Second question. I've finished round 6 and my fabric is all wavy, like the circle doesn't lay flat. Is that normal? I really love this hat, so can't wait to finish it. I hope you can help! :)

    1. Hey Jodi, Sorry you are having issues. In row three the 1-2-1-2 pattern is ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next and then 2 in the next, 1 in the next etc. Also since in this hat I did all the stitch increases quickly, it is normal for the top to be wavy, it will take it's form as you get further into the pattern. I hope this helped. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    2. Ok great! I did it correctly, then. I just wasn't sure, since I'm new to crochet. Thank you!

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  5. I'm wondering if I'm ever going to understand crochet. Argh. Ok, so I'm on row 11. I've knit it twice now and I always end up with an extra stitch at the end. Maybe I'm doing it incorrectly? I ch 2, then do 2 dc in the same stitch, then sk 2, then 3 dc in the next stitch then sk 2, then 3 dc in the next stitch, then sk 2, then 3 dc in the next stitch and continue skipping 2 and 3 dc in each stitch after skipping 2, until I get to the end. Is that correct?

    1. Hey Jodi, I'm so sorry I'm late in replying, I rarely get online on the weekends.
      Ok so on 11, it sounds like you're doing it right. I'm not sure why the counts aren't working. The pattern is 3 years old and I haven't remade it in awhile. I would say, if the hat is forming nicely to a decent size, ignore it and keep going. If you're adding an extra stitch every row (the increases should stop at row 6) then there is an issue. I won't have time to make a new hat until Monday. I will retest the pattern then for you. Also, I had a message about to comments from you but I only see one on my blog post. You might need to repost that question so I can answer it for you.

    2. Thanks Jessie. I did have one other question, but I slept on it and realized I had been reading the pattern wrong. Lol. So, I deleted it, since I figured it out. I have been going with 69 stitches and it's working out ok, so I'm going to just keep going! Thanks so much for the reply! I'm sure that someday, this stuff will be super easy for me. :)