Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Web of Winter hat

I decided I've been spending too much time knitting recently (now that I seem to be getting better at it!) so I picked up my poor neglected hooks the other day to make myself a new winter hat, something nice and chunky and warm for venturing out in all the snow we've had.


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You will need a 6.5mm hook and a 5.5mm hook, and approximately 160 metres of chunky weight yarn (I used James C. Brett marble chunky)

This pattern is written in UK terms

Abbreviations:
Sl st - Slip stitch
Dc - Double crochet
Tr - Treble crochet
FPtr - Front post treble crochet
FPdbltr - front post double treble crochet.
ch - chain
blo - back loop only

Using 6.5mm hook Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first tr), work 11 tr in ring, sl st to the top of ch 3 (12 tr total)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, fptr around post of the starting ch3 from the previous row
-tr in blo of next st, and fptr around the tr that is located one row below
repeat until you have 12 fpdc’s. sl st to the top of ch 3.

Rnd 3: Sl st into next st. Ch 3, *fptr around the post of the fptr one row below
tr in blo of next 2 sts repeat from * around, ending the
round with one tr after last fptr. Sl st to the top of starting ch 3.

Rnd 4: Sl st into next st. Ch 3, fptr around the post of the fptr one row below
*tr in blo of next 3 sts repeat from * around, ending the
round with 2 tr after last fptr. Sl st to the top of starting ch 3.

Rnd 5: Sl st into next st. Ch 3, *fptr around the post of the fptr one row below
tr in blo of next 4 sts repeat from * around, ending the
round with 3 tr after last fptr. Sl st to the top of starting ch 3.

Rnd 6: Sl st into next st. Ch 3, *fptr around the post of the fptr one row below
tr in blo of next 5 sts repeat from * around, ending the
round with 4 tr after last fptr. Sl st to the top of starting ch 3.

Rnd 7: Sl st into next st. Ch 3, *fptr around the post of the fptr one row below
tr in blo of next 3 sts, tr tog over next 2 sts, sk next st (top of FPtr) repeat from * around, ending the round with 2 tr and tr tog after last fptr. Sk next st and sl st to the top of starting ch 3.

Rnd 8: Sl st into next st. Ch 3, *fpdbltr around the post of the fptr one row below
tr in blo of next 4 sts sk next st (top of Fptr) repeat from * around, ending the
round with 3 tr after last fptr. Sk next st and sl st to the top of starting ch 3.

Rnd 9: Sl st into next st. Ch 3, *fpdbltr around the post of the fpdbltr one row below
tr in blo of next 4 sts sk next st (top of Fpdbltr) repeat from * around, ending the
round with 3 tr after last fptr. Sk next st and sl st to the top of starting ch 3.

Rnds 8-13: Repeat rnd 9

Rnd 14: using 5.5mm hook ch1, dc in each st around. Sl st to join

Rnd 15: Repeat rnd 14

Rnd 16: ch 1 *dc in next 8 sts, dc tog over next 2 sts. Repeat from *around sl st to join.

Rnd 17: ch 1 dc in each st around.

Rnds 18-24: Repeat rnd 17

End off and enjoy!

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29 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this pattern, it's awesome!! I'll definitely have to make one of these!

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  2. Absolutely lovely, can't wait to make this!!

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  3. I've just started a 2nd one for a friend who saw the first one and wanted one herself. This time its going to be in beige (not my choice! I hate beige), she got the yarn so I'm not complaining (much) :D

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  4. these slouch hats are ever so popular and quite expensive in the shops! So excited to see you young gals can crochet your own unique original slouchie!
    Godd for you!!!!

    Granny

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  5. Lovely, really unique. Bravo.

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  6. This is a beautiful hat! Was wondering if "Rnds 8-13" should be 10-13 or 10-15? Can't wait to give this a try.

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  7. Very pretty hat - and very flattering, too. Thanks for the great pattern!

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  8. Gorgeous hat, just completed my first one this afternoon and it's great. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  10. Your * is in the wrong place on round 4. It's fairly self explanatory so it didn't throw me off, but it might confuse a beginner.

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  11. I found another mistake--I assume.
    You have already said what to do for row 8, yet after row 9 you say "row 8-13 repeat row 9."
    Did you mean rows 10-13?

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  12. I have made my hat right up too Row 8, but I can not go any further, I have absolutely no idea what a 'FPdbltr - front post double treble crochet' is, and I can not find any tutorials on the net to show me either.

    A shame, because the hat was looking lovely up until I hit this snag.

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  13. The front post double treble is the same as the front post treble but with two yarn overs at the beginning. This extends the stitch the same way a regular double treble is taller than a treble. So the stitch is yarn over twice insert hook around post of stich below, yarn over and pull through - 3 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice to complete sitch.

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  14. on round 2---is this correct?
    'repeat until you have 12 fpDC's???'

    Should that not be 12 fpTR's????

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  15. It totally should say FPtr. Well spotted. Sometimes I confuse myself with UK/US terms - I switch between them so much!

    I'll be updating the pattern as soon as I get a chance, to correct all the mistakes that have been pointed out. Keep looking - all feedback is appreciated.

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  16. Thanks so much for this pattern. I've been making scarves and blankets and wanted to try something a little more complex, and it turned out wonderfully! Extremely cute and stylish.

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  17. This is a darling hat. I have read the posts and wonder if the update has been made. Also, it says it is written in UK terms. Can you please tell me how to change it to US terms. Thank you so much.

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  18. I use this site all the time to help me with terms and converting between US and UK terms.
    http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm

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  19. I just finished one, it does look good but is really too small for me :/
    What a shame...

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  20. Hello, a year ago, you wrote you would update this with corrections, but, i doesn't seems like it has happened? At least, I'm still confused with the round 8-13?

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  21. Love this pattern! I'm from the US and, although you mentioned it's in UK terms, I failed to look up the correct terms and worked the whole hat in (US) treble crochet.. It still turned out awesome!

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  22. I just made one tonight and I LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I use US terms and it was so easy to convert it and I really love how it turned out :)

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  23. Thank you for this pattern, I have been searching for a "fancier" slouchy hat pattern, and this is it! Most look so boring, like tube socks for your head. I was even able to find yarn that is almost an exact match...Lion Brand's "Tweed Stripes Bulky Yarn" in Mixed Berries. And it'll be perfect for a 20yr old young lady with your exact hair too :)

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  24. I love this! The trebles make it fast and your explaining of front post work makes it so easy. Thank you so much!

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  25. Thank you for this pattern. It worked up really quickly & the resulting texture from the blo & fp trebles is gorgeous. I made this up as a Christmas gift for a friend & can't wait to see her wearing it!

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  26. Thank you; great hat I made few and they look great

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  27. Are we still decreasing in row 10-13?? same as rnd 9...which states in blo tr in next 4 sts , skip next st. or close to that

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