Monday, June 15, 2009

my first free pattern

So, as I expected, I started this blog and didn't keep up...even after just one post! Oh well, I guess I shouldn't think I am going to write here every day. Or even every other day! LOL

Well, I want to kick this blog off to a good start, so I am going to share a free pattern with you! I wanted a hat that looked knitted, but wasn't. As you know, I can't knit (YET!) so it had to be crocheted. Anyway, here you go! If you have questions about it, just let me know. I am by no means a pattern-writer, so there may be errors! I am giving you two versions: adult and child. I will also attach a picture or two so you can see what it should look like when finished.

Knit-Look Ribbed Hat pattern

Approximately 3.5 oz WW yarn; G, H or I (if you crochet tightly like I do) hook


Note: beginning chain does not count as a stitch and should be ignored throughout hat, unless otherwise instructed. Also, hat circle will seem floppy at first, but after several rows, the hat will take shape. This is a great pattern to use up scrap yarn as you can add stripes and works great for men.

Please note that errata was added 12/28/2011, affecting Row 4 only.

Chain 4, create ring
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st to close circle (12 dc)
Row 2: Chain 2, 2 fpdc into chain stitch below and in each stitch around, sl st to first fpdc to close circle (24 fpdc)
Row 3: Chain 2, *2 fpdc into first fpdc of row below, dc in between fpdc and next fpdc, fpdc into next fpdc of row below, dc in between fpdc and next fpdc* - repeat until the end of the circle, sl st to top of first fpdc (36 fpdc, 24 dc)
Row 4: Chain 2, *fpdc into first fpdc of row below, dc in between fpdc and next fpdc, [fpdc into next fpdc of row below, dc in dc] 2 times* - repeat until the end of the circle, sl st to top of first fpdc (36 fpdc, 36 dc)
Row 5: Chain 2, *fpdc into each fpdc, bpdc into each dc* - repeat until end of circle, sl st to top of first fpdc (36 fpdc, 36 bpdc)
Row 6 to finish – continue Row 5 until hat reaches desired length.


Child’s Version


Use I or J hook, depending on the size you want, or how tightly you crochet


Chain 4, create ring
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st to close circle (12 dc)
Row 2: Chain 2, 2 fpdc into chain stitch below and in each stitch around, sl st to first fpdc to close circle (24 fpdc)
Row 3: Chain 2, *fpdc into first fpdc of row below, dc in between fpdc and next fpdc, fpdc into next fpdc of row below, dc in between fpdc and next fpdc * - repeat until the end of the circle, sl st to top of first fpdc (24 fpdc, 24 dc)
Row 4: Chain 2, *fpdc into each fpdc, bpdc into each dc* - repeat until end of circle, sl st to top of first fpdc (24 fpdc, 24 bpdc)
Row 5 to finish – continue Row 5 until hat reaches desired length.



Adult Version



Child's Version (with matching scarf)




As you can see, the adult version would be excellent for a guy or gal, and in absolutely any color! The adult version is shown in soft yarn, the child's one is made with cotton.
Well, have fun! I will try to post more later.

24 comments:

  1. Cute! I'll try the pattern out later when I actually get done with a few other projects I don't seem to be making progress on. Thanks for posting! I don't knit either but I do plan to. I got DVDs from the library to learn so now all I gotta do is sit down and follow it. Thats how I learned to crochet actually.

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  2. I really like this pattern, it curbs my craving to try to knit hats, when it takes me soooooo very long to knit a hat. This hat also works well for men, I had to find it again cuz yet another guy is asking for a 'beanie' he says. :-)

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  3. I'm a bit disappointed. The finished cap looks gorgeous but it came out small. Forget fitting my 6 year old boy's head, it doesn't even fit for my 9 month old baby. My baby screams when I try to put it on and he pulls it off. I used Lions brand Vanna's choice yarn and size I hook.

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  4. I absolutely love this pattern! The colors you have chosen for the adult hat are wonderful, too. I am trying to get 2 adult hats done for Christmas and I am having trouble matching up R4 with R3.
    R3 starts with 2 fpdc's...the directions for R4 do not always take this into account...I am fine with the first part of the directions on R4, however when you say to "repeat until end of circle..." it doesn't line up because I have one dc, one fpdc and one dc, then comes another 2 fpdc's, which would then fit the directions...what do I do with the dc,fpdc,dc inbetween? Thanks, I look forward to your answer because these hats look great! Cathe.

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  5. I love this pattern! It's my first time working with fpdc and bpdc stitches and I found this hat to be very easy, thank you. I was wondering if i could get the scarf pattern to match the child version hat? Love Michelle

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  6. Sorry everyone! I had NO IDEA that there were comments posted on this pattern. (Silly me didn't know how to check. I am such a novice blog user). Anyway, sorry it's late, but I am going to try to respond here.

    Amanda and Megan - glad you like it! Hope you've had a chance to try it out. Great hat for a guy. My hubby has 3 of them. LOL

    Sonia - I am so sorry it's so small for you! I crochet really tight, so perhaps a much larger hook? Whenever I work with fpdc and bpdc, I find the pattern will require a really big hook. Try an N perhaps? Or make the adult size with fewer rows? I hope you find more luck with it next time.

    Cathe - did you resolve the question already? If not, email me and let me see if I can help you.

    Michelle - NOW I see what you meant about a request for the scarf! This scarf was just rows of dc. The scarf pattern I posted back for you today was all ribbed. You can use either.

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  7. This hat is quick and easy to make, and so adorable! Thanks so much!

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  8. I stumbled across this pattern while searching for Christmas gifts to make. I just love it!

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  9. Just a note, I must crochet really tight because I did the adult pattern for my 8 year old nephew after crocheting the child one. The child version did fit my 10 month old well.

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  10. Well, I have spent the last 3 hours trying and taking out my stitches.... it just doesn't look like I am doing it correctly! I can't figure out what I am doing wrong! I LOVE this beanie but am not that good at discerning between the stitches.. hard for me to explain! I wonder if a picture of the top of the beanie would help me?
    Thanks for any help!!!!

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  11. I don't have a picture at the moment because I am driving. What is the problem exactly? One problem people come up against is that the beginning of this hat is VERY floppy. Is that what you are experiencing too? If so, stick with it. After several rounds the hat takes on its shape. If that doesn't solve you problem let me know. I will try to post a pic later.

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  12. I must be doing something wrong. For row 3, I am not coming out with the 36 fpdc. I coming out with less than that and I can't figure out what I could be doing wrong.

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  13. Hi Ayanna! Are you getting 24 fpdc in Row 2? If so, think of it this way: for every 2 fpdc in Row 2, you will end up with 3 fpdc in Row 3. Two fpdc around the first fpdc, and 1 more fpdc around the second fpdc...separated by a dc, of course. Does that help?

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  14. Thank you for this pattern. I made it as a Christmas gift for a friend and my husband liked it so much I have to make him one now.

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  15. I was wondering if you had or if you can do a youtube video. It would really help me out here. I love this pattern so much and have tried and tried to make it. My problem is when I do rnd 2. My first row makes an inner circle when I make rnd 2 that just seems wrong. I just can't figure it out by myself. Thank you.

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  16. Sorry Fancynancy! I didn't realize this comment had been left until just now. Perhaps you could explain a little more about the trouble you are having with Round 2. Are you familiar with post stitches?

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  17. Hello,

    Love the pattern, but I am stuck on beginning of rd 3:
    " dc in between fpdc and next fpdc," what exactly is this saying?

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    1. Hi there! Sorry I didn't realize this comment was here. Make a dc into the fpdc, then fpdc as normal. Does that help?

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  18. Thanks for sharing this free hat pattern! I am new to reading patterns, I have had a hard time with row 4 (more pictures would help anyone learning to read patterns). Your picture of your hat looks like it is all fpdc stitch not bpdc.

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  19. This has become my all time favorite winter hat pattern. Not only did I make a bunch for my friends and family that live in colder climates, but I crochet for hospice and I made tons of these for them. A really, GREAT pattern that looks good no matter what colors you throw together...very warm texture also. LOVE it!!

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  20. what's a Fpdc ?! Thank you for this pattern, I love the stitch!

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    1. FPDC stands for front post double crochet. BPDC stands for back post double crochet. Post stitches occur when you make a stitch around the *post* of the stitch below, rather than in the top of the stitch. Hope that helps!

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  21. even using a J hook is making a tiny baby doll cap. lol should I be adding more increasing rounds after row 2?

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