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Love Scrolls Hat

I really did not think a hat is something I would get around to designing. I am just not a confident hat maker! There are so many way to crochet one: top down, brim up, flat and seamed. Which gives me plenty of options to screw up the sizing. This is getting you really excited  for this pattern right?!! RIGHT?!

Right, well I promise I was able to overcome my fear and doubts over hat making as it was the perfect medium for this design. Although, this would make a really cute tote bag too!


Materials:
  • Caron Simply Soft yarn in 2 colors, I used Grey Heather and Soft Pink
  • I 5.5mm hook
  • H 5mm hook
  • stitch marker
  • faux fur pom pom (optional)
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • measuring tape
Gauge/size:

Pattern is written for an Adult sized beanie. This gauge is for the brim: 8 rows of 10 blsc = 2 inches. I made this sample to be 20 inches around. Play around with hook sizes to achieve desired fit.

Terms used:

ch- chain, sc- single crochet, blsc -back loop single crochet, rep – repeat, dec- decrease by two sc (aka sc2tog), sl st- slip stitch

Notes:

This hat is worked continuously in the round after the brim is made; meaning no ch1, sl st at the start of each row. It is worked in the waistcoat stitch, aka the faux knit stitch where each single crochet is worked into the “v” of the one below it. Try to watch your gauge and not crochet too tightly, otherwise you will have trouble getting into the “v” of each stitch. If you are unfamiliar with the waistcoat stitch here is a tutorial from Moogly blog- Waistcoat Stitch.

You will also be carrying a secondary color along behind your main color (tapestry crochet). The number of sc per color will be in ( ), ex. grey(12). I’ve included a chart to help follow along with the color changes – love scrolls – stitch fiddle

The Brim:

Row 1: with H 5mm hook, ch 11, sc in the 2nd loop from hook and in the next 9 loops

Rows 2-81: Ch1, blsc in each stitch across (10 sc)

Brim should measure at or close to 20 inches laid flat, do not stretch.

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Seam the two ends together by sl st and flip so the seam is on the inside of the hat.

The Hat:

worked in the round, move up stitch marker at the end of each row

Switch to I 5.5 mm hook

Row 1: With grey ch 1, sc 81 times evenly around the brim, place stitch marker in last sc

Row 2:  grey (4), pink (1), **grey (8), pink (1)*, rep from ** 7 times,  grey (8), pink (1), grey (4) – (9 pink, 72 grey)

Row 3: grey (3), pink (3), **grey (6), pink (3)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (6), pink (3), grey (3)  – (27 pink, 54 grey)

Row 4: grey (2), pink (5), **grey (4), pink (5)*, rep from ** 7 times,  grey (4), pink (5), grey (2)  – (45 pink, 36 grey)

Row 5: grey (1), pink (7), **grey (2), pink (7)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (2), pink (7), grey (1) – (63 pink, 18 grey)

Row 6: grey (1), pink (7), **grey (2), pink (7)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (2), pink (7), grey (1) – (63 pink, 18 grey)

Row 7: grey (2), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2), ** grey (4), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (4), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2), grey (2)- (36 pink, 45 grey)

Rows 8-9: grey (81)

Row 10: grey (2), pink (4), grey (4), pink (1), grey (5), pink (3), grey (2), pink (4), grey (4), pink (4), grey (4), pink (1), grey (5), pink (3), grey (2), pink (4), grey (4), pink (4), grey (4), pink (1), grey (5), pink (3), grey (2), pink (4), grey (2) – (36 pink, 45 grey)

Row 11: grey (5), pink (1), grey (3), pink (3), grey (3), pink (5), grey (4), pink (1),  grey (7), pink (1), grey (3), pink (3), grey (3), pink (5), grey (4), pink (1), grey (7), pink (1), grey (3), pink (3), grey (3), pink (5), grey (4), pink (1), grey (2) – (30 pink, 51 grey) 

Row 12: grey (2), pink (4), grey (2), pink (5), grey (2), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2), grey (4), pink (1), grey (4), pink (4), grey (2), pink (5), grey (2), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2), grey (4), pink (1), grey (4), pink (4), grey (2), pink (5), grey (2), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2), grey (4), pink (1), grey (2) – (42 pink, 39 grey) 

Row 13: grey (5), pink (1), grey (1), pink (3), grey (1), pink (3), grey (1), pink (5), grey (4), pink (1), grey (7), pink (1), grey (1), pink (3), grey (1), pink (3), grey (1), pink (5), grey (4), pink (1), grey (7), pink (1), grey (1), pink (3), grey (1), pink (3), grey (1), pink (5), grey (4), pink (1), grey (2) – (39 pink, 42 grey)

Row 14: grey (2), pink (4), grey (1), pink (2), grey (3), pink (2), grey (2), pink (3), grey (5), pink (1), grey (4), pink (4), grey (1), pink (2), grey (3), pink (2), grey (2), pink (3), grey (5), pink (1), grey (4), pink (4), grey (1), pink (2), grey (3), pink (2), grey (2), pink (3), grey (5), pink (1), grey (2) – (36 pink, 45 grey)

Rows 15-16: grey (81)

Row 17:  grey (4), pink (1), **grey (8), pink (1)*, rep from ** 7 times,  grey (8), pink (1), grey (4) – (9 pink, 72 grey)

Row 18: grey (3), pink (3), **grey (6), pink (3)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (6), pink (3), grey (3)  – 27 pink, 54 grey (3 pink and 6 grey per repeat)

Row 19: grey (2), pink (5), **grey (4), pink (5)*, rep from ** 7 times,  grey (4), pink (5), grey (2)  – (45 pink, 36 grey)

Row 20: grey (1), pink (7), **grey (2), pink (7)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (2), pink (7), grey (1) – (63 pink, 18 grey)

Row 21: grey (1), pink (7), **grey (2), pink (7)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (2), pink (7), grey (1) – (63 pink, 18 grey) 

Row 22: grey (2), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2), ** grey (4), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2)*, rep from ** 7 times, grey (4), pink (2), grey (1), pink (2), grey (2) – (36 pink, 45 grey)

Row 23: grey (81)

the following rows are all decreases 

Row 24: Continuing with grey **sc 7, dec*, rep from ** 9 times – (72)

Row 25: **sc 6, dec *, rep from ** 9 times- (63)

Row 26: **sc 5, dec*, rep from ** 9 times – (54)

Row 27: ** sc 4, dec*, rep from ** 9 times – (45)

Row 28: **sc 3, dec*, rep from ** 9 times – (36)

Row 29: **sc 2, dec*, rep from ** 9 times – (27)

Row 30: **sc 1, dec*, rep from ** 9 times – (18)

Tie off leaving a long tail, thread your needle through the last row and pull to close the top. I like to add a few seam stitches as well to make sure it doesn’t open. Use the rest of the tail to attach your pom pom. Weave in all ends and enjoy your “lovely” new hat!

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Small side story about this last photo here. I do not have a mannequin head because I think they are creepy, and I am still not confident being in front of the camera. Soooo I picked up a foam ball from Micheals and wrapped it in yarn to make a head prop! Then I tried making a little photo shoot area using white poster boards. It kinda works out, but I definitely need to tweak this set up and make a stand for the “head”. It kept rolling around making things extra fun haha.

I hope you enjoy this pattern and if you have any questions just ask! Comment here or  find me on Instagram: @waywardcat_creations  and Facebook: WaywardCat Creations 

❤ Lauren


©WaywardCatCreations 2017-2019 All rights reserved. You may create and sell items made from my pattern, but do not copy as your own. Please link back to my pattern when selling online. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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