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Friday, October 3, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Ribbed Hat

(Shown in Red Heart With Love Pewter & White)

This hat has a free cowl pattern to match here: Women's Ribbed Cowl
Also free, a fingerless gloves pattern: Ribbed Cuff Fingerless Gloves

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Women’s

Red HeartWith Love Yarn, approx. 125-150 yds.
(2) 5/8" buttons, optional

Stitches (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Fpdc - front post double crochet
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - Slip stitch

-Joins are made with sl st.

Gauge: 4 dc = 1"

Row 1: Magic Circle, ch 2, 10 dc in circle. Join. (11 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in each around. (22 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next, *2 dc in next, dc in next* Repeat *to* around. Work 1 extra dc in last stitch. Join. (34 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around 2nd dc from previous round, *2 dc in next dc, fpdc around next dc* repeat *to* around. Join. (34 dc, 17 fpdc)
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same, dc in next, fpdc around next, *2dc in next, dc in next, fpdc around next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (51 dc, 17 fpdc)
Your circle should measure about 4 1/2" across now.
Row 6-17: Ch 2, dc in same, fpdc around every fpdc from previous round and dc in every dc from previous round. Join. (51 dc, 17 fpdc)
Fasten off and switch to white yarn.

Join with sl st in any back loop.
Row 18: In BLO: Ch 1, sc in same, sc in each around. (68 sc)
Row 19-22: Ch 1, sc in same, sc in each around. (68 sc)
Be sure to not do this last row too tightly or your hat may not fit you!
Row 23: Ch 1, crab stitch around (also referred to as reverse sc).
Fasten off.

Sew in ends and make your pom pom for the top of the hat!

If you don't know how to make a pom pom there are many tutorials on youtube you can watch. I use my hand to make my pom poms, wrap the yarn around and around your hand until you think you have enough yarn on your hand, lay out a long piece of yarn (approx.  18"). Carefully slip off the yarn from your hand and lay on top of the long piece of yarn, tie a knot and knot it again. Using your tapestry needle sew the long yarn ends  into the pom pom over and over, sometimes I even add a dab of fabric glue or elmer's school glue to the center. If you use glue make sure it’s only applied to the center, this is important because if you get glue on the outside of the pom pom it will dry hard. Cut through all your loops and trim up your pom pom. Sew on to top of hat.

Sew on decorative buttons and fasten in any remaining ends.

Thanks so much to Clare who shared this pattern via the pattern spotlight in her 

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  1. Hello!! may i ask? if i want this to make for an adult man what changes should i do??

    1. Hi Daniella, I haven't yet worked out larger sizing but you could try going up a hook size. If you do, I would love to know how it turns out.

  2. hello!! i have finished it!!actully i needed a size hook smaller 4,00mm because it the tarn was quite thick.It came out great!!

    1. Hi! I hadn't realized you were using a thicker yarn when you asked before but I am so glad to hear it turned out good for you!! Thanks for stopping back by and letting me know :)

  3. I would like to print this pattern out for travel, but I don't see a printer friendly button on your page, do you have a PDF version?

    1. I am sorry, I do not have a PDF version but you should be able to print from your browser menu.

  4. Hi Jenni !!!! can you make a pattern soulchy hat thank you for this tutorials

    1. Hi, I currently have 2 different free slouchy hat patterns. I copied the links for you below.

      Slouchy Cable Hat: http://byjennidesigns.blogspot.com/2015/02/slouchycablehat.html

      Slouchy Textured Beanie:

  5. Hi, I am measuring 5 1/2" after the 5th row. I'm using an H hook with Caron medium weight yarn. Should I use more tension or go down a hook size? Thanks!

    1. Hi Sumayyah, I would try and go down a hook size and see how that works out for you.

  6. Hi. I'm having lots of problems with this pattern. I'm on round 4. I get too many front post. I have taken this apart so many times I've lost count. I do have 34 D.C. In round 3. I am doing the 2 D.C. Then 1 fpdc. Any help you can give would be great.

    1. Is there any way you can send a photo to me on facebook or by email @ byjennidesigns@gmail.com? It would be much easier for me to help.

  7. Hi Jenni! What size is this hat?

  8. Hi Jenni. I am currently working on this hat and I am at the point of the joins. Do you join into the CH 2 or top of DC? Also trying to figure out Round 6, it's quite confusing with the CH 2 if it counts or not throughout because if you do the CH 2 then a DC in the same stitch would make it slowly increase. Right? Please help lol

    1. Hi Michele, I received your message on facebook yesterday and replied there. Please let me know if you need further help.

    2. Hi Paula, I'm so sorry that I am just now seeing your question. You should be joining to the dc, not the chain.

  9. Hi, my hat is making just a larger and larger round circle. All my counts are right. What is wrong?

    1. Hi Julie, It's hard for me to tell what might be going wrong without seeing your hat. Are you joining to the ch 2 or the first dc of the row?

  10. I'd like to make this hat into a Slochy Hat. I was thinking of just increasing a other row after row 3 & adding more rows. Any suggestions?��

    1. Hi Christine, I'm sorry that I am only now seeing your question. I'd love to know if adding more rows worked out for you?

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