Saturday, December 28, 2013

Faux Cable Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

I'm so excited to share with you this awesome easy and quick faux cable hat pattern.  This took me about an hour to make and the best thing is that it fits great and is easy for kids to stuff in their pockets.  Enjoy!!!


This pattern is written using standard U.S. Crochet terms and assumes basic stitch knowledge.  If you have any questions or get stuck, please email me with your questions: ballhanknskein@gmail.com. I’m always here to help!

Skill Level:  Beginner

Materials/Notions:  Worsted weight yarn.  Sample made using Red Heart Soft in Charcoal.  Check sizing chart for yarn amounts. Darning needle.
Hook: J Hook (6 mm) or hook needed to obtain gauge.

Stitches and Terms Used:
Ch – chain
Sk – skip
Hdc – half double crochet
Sl – slip
Puff – puff stitch (see stitch guide)
St- stitch
Sc – single crochet


Notes:
  • Puff Stitch: (Yarn over and pull up a loop) three times, yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on hook.
  • Chains are not counted in stitch counts.
  • To add slouchiness, add 2-4 extra rows to the bottom of the hat before you begin your ribbing.
Gauge:  Gauge is critical to sizing so please do a quick swatch to make sure your hat fits!
7 hdc and 6 rows is a 2 inch square.

Swatch:
Row 1: Ch 8, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (7)
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, hdc across. (7)

Resulting piece should measure 2 inches by 2 inches.

Size
Circumference
Height
Approximate Yarn Amount
Adult
22 inches
9 inches
3 ounces
Kids
20 inches
7 inches
2.5 ounces
Baby
18 inches
6 inches
2 ounces

Baby

Make Hat:
Round 1: Ch 2, (puff, ch1) in second ch from hook 8 times, sl st to first puff of round to join. (8) Note:  leave a long tail to sew up any unsightly gaps at top of hat.
Round 2:  Ch 1, turn, [3 hdc in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff] 4 times, sl st to first hdc of round to join. (20)
Round 3: Ch 1, turn, [sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] 4 times, sl st to first puff of round to join. (28)
Round 4: Ch 1, turn, [1 hdc in next 2 st, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next hdc, 1 hdc in next 2 st, sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff] 4 times, sl st to first hdc of round to join. (32)
Round 5: Ch 1, turn, [sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff), sk next puff, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] 8 times, sl st to first puff of round to join. (40)
Round 6: Ch 1, turn, [1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff] 8 times, sl st in first hdc of round to join. (48)
Round 7: Ch 1, turn, [sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff, 1 hdc in next 4 st] 8 times, sl st to first puff of round to join. (48)
Round 8: Ch 1, turn, [1 hdc in next 4 st, sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff] 8 times, sl st to first hdc of round to join. (48)
Rounds 9-14: repeat rounds 7 and 8 three more times. (48)
Round 17: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around, skipping all ch 1 spaces. (48) Do not fasten.

Make Ribbing:  
For a video tutorial on this technique, click here
Row 1: Ch 4, turn, 1 hdc in second ch from hook and across, 1 sl st in next 2 sc on edge of hat. (3)
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, sk the 2 sl st you just made, 1 sl st in blo of each hdc across. (3)
Row 3: Ch 1 turn, 1 hdc in blo of each sl st across, sl st in next 2 sc on edge of hat. (3)

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 around edge of hat.

Without fastening and with wrong side facing, sc the ends of the ribbing together. Fasten off.

Finishing:  Weave in all your ends and enjoy!


Kids

Make Hat:
Rounds 1-6: Work as Baby size.
Round 7: Ch 1, turn, [sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff, 1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st] 8 times, sl st in next puff to join. (56)
Round 8: Ch 1, turn [1 hdc in next 5 st, sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff] 8 times, sl st in first hdc of round to join. (56)
Round 9: Ch 1, turn, [sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff, 1 hdc in next 5 st] 8 times, sl st in first puff of round to join. (56)
Rounds 10-15: Repeat rounds 8 and 9 three more times. (56)
Round 16: Repeat round 10. (56) Do not fasten.
Round 17: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around, skipping all ch 1 spaces. (56) Do not fasten.

Make Ribbing: Follow instructions for baby size.

Finishing: Weave in all your ends and enjoy!

Adult

Make Hat:
Rounds 1-7: Work as Kids size.
Round 8: Ch 1, turn, [1 hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st, sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next st] 8 times, sl st in first hdc of round to join. (64)
Round 9: Ch 1, turn, [sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff, 1 hdc in next 6 st] 8 times, sl st in first puff of round to join. (64)
Round 10: Ch 1, turn [1 hdc in next 6 st, sk next puff, (puff, ch 1, puff) in next ch 1 sp, sk next puff] 8 times, sl st in first hdc of round to join. (64)
Rounds 11-18: Repeat rounds 9 and 10 four more times. (64) Do not fasten.
Round 19: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around, skipping all ch 1 spaces. (64) Do not fasten.

Make Ribbing: Follow instructions for baby size.


Finishing: Weave in all your ends and enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. Love this hat. Directions are very clear and concise. Good work.

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  2. i have one question-is the ch 1 after (puff,ch 1) considered the join of the puff-or an extra ch 1? thanks-love this hat and want to give it a go!

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    1. For Round 1? It's not the join. Because you do the (puff, ch 1) 8 times, it will look like a bunch of puffs and ch 1s. Okay, That probably made no sense. But you do that bit 8 times before the join. I hope that helps!

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  3. no, i get that-i wasn't sure if you were counting the ch 1 as the finishing of the puff stitch, or an additional ch 1 after the finishing of the puff. i guess i've seen patterns assume the ch 1 is the completion of the puff so i wasn't sure how you wrote it-make sense?

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    1. Gotcha. 2 years later and I'm replying :-P
      The ch1 is not counted in the stitch count, but wouldn't say it's the completion of the puff.

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  4. Cute hat. I am guessing I make a magic circle on round one to do the puffs in. I do not see what to do.

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    1. No magic circle here - You just work your stitches in the second chain from the hook. Hope that helps and sorry for the very very very late reply.

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  5. how did you get 20 puffs in row two I'm getting 14 puffs and the 3 HDC

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    1. If you include everything in the brackets 4 times you will get 20 stitches including the hdc. So 4 x 2 puffs = 8 plus 4 x 3 hdc = 12 and 8 + 12 is 20. Hope that helps and many apologies for the very late reply!

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  6. Hi! Love your hat and pattern. You're so right about the gauge. I've had a few re-do's getting it right but I made 1 hat I love and now I'm trying a second with different yarn and it's been a real work in progress. Anyway, just wanted to mention that the ribbing written instructions say "hdc in blo of the chain 4" but when you watch the video, the stitch is actually a sc. It really makes a difference in how the ribbing looks. Just wanted to let you know and thanks again for the pattern!

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