Thursday, October 18, 2012

Multicolored Striped Hat

Ok, so here's the pattern! You can make it any size by doing more 'increase' rows. It works the best with 6 colors. For this hat to look right from the outside, you have to fasten and weave off each row, except for rows 7 & 8, which use the same color.
 
 
 
 
Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn (I use I Love Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby)
Size J/10 Hook (6.00mm)

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sl st- slip stitch
Sc- single crochet
Hdc- half double crochet
Dc - double crochet

Dec- yarn over the hook, insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch, yarn over,  
Fpdc- front post double stitch

Round 1: color 1, Magic Circle, ch 2, 10 Dc in magic circle, pull tight, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 2: color 1, ch 2, 1 Dc in same stitch, 2 Dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to top of ch of ch 2.
Round 3: color 2, ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch, *1 sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc*, repeat from * around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 4: color 3, ch 2, 1 DC in same stitch, 1 DC in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2. (this is where you would continue to do 'increase' rows until you have the right size)
Round 5: color 4, ch 2, 1 Hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 6: color 5, ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch, 1 sc in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 7: color 6, ch 2, 1 Dc in same stitch, 1 Dc in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 8: color 6, ch 2, 1 Dc in same stitch, 1 Dc in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 9: color 1, ch , 1 sc in same stitch, 1 sc in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 10: color 2, ch 2, 1 Dc in same stitch, 1 Dc in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 11: (this is a decrease row, doesn't matter how many between, just do 4 decrease stitches. i usually do a decrease at each "1/4th") color 3, ch 2, decrease Hdc over next two stitches, 1 hdc in each around with 3 more decrease stitches about 1/4th the way around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 12: (another 4 decrease stitches) color 4, ch 2, decrease Hdc over next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in each around with 3 more decrease stitches about 1/4th the way around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 13: color 5, ch 1, 1 sc in each stitch around, Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 14: color 6, ch 2, .* Fpdc in first dc. Dc in next dc.* Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
Round 15: color 1, ch 2, * Fpdc in first dc. Dc in next dc.* Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top ch of ch 2.
 
Fasten off and weave in all of the ends.
 
Add a cute button or flower for decoration!
 
Now let me tell ya, weaving in the ends is painfully redundant and tedious! If anyone knows of a wonderful way to make this go away, let me know...I'd take any suggestions!

If you need help determining the increase and hat sizes, here is a great website that I use almost everytime I make a hat!
http://www.slugsontherefrigerator.com/home/2011/10/how-to-design-a-hat.html 
 
Here's a quicker reference if you're an advanced crocheter who understands how to increase rows to the right size and just want to know which stitch to put in which row:
 
Rd 1: color 1, 10 DC in magic circle
Rd 2: color 1, DC
Rd 3: color 2, SC
Rd 4: color 3, DC
Rd 5: color 4, HDC
Rd 6: color 5, SC
Rd 7: color 6, DC
Rd 8: color 6, DC
Rd 9: color 1, sc
Rd 10: color 2, DC
Rd 11: color 3, Dec HDC
Rd 12: color 4, Dec HDC
Rd 13: color 5, SC
Rd 14: color 6, FPDC, DC
Rd 15: color 1, FPDC, DC
 
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Please let me know if you have any troubles with this pattern!

Happy Hooking!
 
Libby
 
© 2012 Libby Burns, all rights reserved. You may sell items made with this pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this pattern. You may not sell this pattern or claim it as your own. You may publish or post a link to this pattern, but you may not publish or post this pattern in whole or in part.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Libby,

    I love the hat pattern and the colors your chose! Very cute! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us. Designing is beyond me, so I really appreciate your gift!

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  2. Thanks! It's a fun hat to make...and super cute on!!

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  3. To eliminate the weaving of the ends I just don't cut my yarn. You can't really tell that they are all connected and much easier! :)

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