Friday, May 14, 2010

Ribbed Brim Tunisian Hat

Front and top views of two colorways of my latest creation...







I can't stop myself with this Tunisian thing...I just love it. I only have a few days before Moving Day, but who cares? I am lovin' my crochet. Anyway, here is another hat pattern. Reminder: I am no pro at writing patterns, so don't shoot me if there's something wrong! LOL!



OK - here goes...

Materials: two colors ww yarn, double-ended J (6.00mm) hook, tapestry needle

Chain 60 (small hat), 66 (medium hat) or 72 (large hat)

Pick up stitches around with primary color as in Tss. Keep turning hook back and forth as Tunisian in the round.

Turn hook and bind off as normal with secondary color.

Continue around for about 14 rows. Then, with all decreases happening on the forward pass, tss next 4 stitches, tss2tog next two stitches. See pic.

Continue for one round. Next round, tss next 3 stitches, tss2tog next two stitches. If it works out correctly, you should be tss2tog the stitch before and the decrease stitch from the previous round. See the picture since I am sure that made no sense whatsoever. The silver hook is pointing to the example. Sorry I used dark colors. LOL



Continue in the decrease pattern until only one or 2 stitches remain. Fasten off by pulling both colors through the last loop on hook. At this point, a small bit of the hat may be sticking up a little funny from the top. No biggie. Just tuck the loose ends back through the hat and weave in the ends nicely.

Now, join either color yarn to the original chain with a sl st. At this point, you can switch to a regular J hook, if you want. Chain 3 (counts as bpdc from here out), and dc in each ch around. 66 dc. Sl st to beginning ch 3.

Ch 3, fpdc next stitch, bpdc next stitch, and so on. You are creating the ribbing. Continue this around, sl st to first ch 3. Continue for 2 or three more rounds (depending on how long you want the hat) and then finish off.

Weave in ends neatly BECAUSE...this hat is also reversible! Tunisian "wrong side" is just as interesting as "right side" in my opinion. Just check out the reverse of these!




Well, I hope you enjoy this pattern! Please don't sell this pattern! Have fun!


16 comments:

  1. I posted on Crochetville but got to tell you this. I really thank you for showing the individual steps. I've got a tunisian hook but haven't used it. Now I will. Thanks again.

    Hugs,
    Katy

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing. The pattern makes sense in all ways, and the stitches in the pictures show great. You are very generous!! I will definitely try it as I am flying on a 4 hour trip tomorrow.

    Hugs.

    Andrea

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  3. I'm terribly sorry for having to say this, but I have to..... I don't get this. Oh, the shame! Three years crocheting and I don't get a pattern other people have already gotten. Anyway, I would be eternally grateful if you could explain a little bit more on how to go all the way around, because I didn't quite get that. Hopefully you could throw a couple of pictures in with it? I would really appreciate it, they are beautiful tunisian stitch hats.

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  4. Hey there Gustavo - although I can't do it right now (because I am supposed to be moving, LOL!) I will definitely work on a video to show Tunisian crochet in the round. It will make things soooo much easier. Promise. :) In the meantime, click on the links I posted in the pattern, they may help you enough to get started! Happy hooking! And thanks for liking my hat!

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  5. Thanks for pointing out the links, they have been a great help. I didn't even know that a double ended crochet hook was needed, but now I know better. By the way, I just noticed the picture of your joeys and I think they are just the cutest things. Anyway, thanks for the help and may you be inspired to more crochet for years to come. :)

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  6. Cool hat and thanks for the link to the videos; I've got to try one.

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  7. do it have to be a double ended hook or can I just Tunisian hook use my?

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    1. Sorry for the super late reply! Yes, you will need a double-ended hook.

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  8. I was wondering if I used a DK yarn for this pattern would it have holes in it? Help appreciated.
    -Diana

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    1. I know that this reply is a bit late (sorry!!) but if you choose to use DK yarn, you will need to add stitches to your initial chain or it most likely won't fit. I would chain 72 probably...

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  9. What is the abbreviation tss?

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    1. Tss stands for Tunisian simple stitch. :)

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  10. Can you please tell me if there is a child/toddlers version of this hat? I hae a hat made in USA for my little girl 25 years ago or more and can't find the pattern but it looks very similar. Whoever made it embroidered a garden of flowers around it and it is so cute. It has felted over the years somewhat and has some moth holes - and I want to make one for her little girl
    Hopefully
    Flyssie

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    1. All you have to do is chain a shorter starting chain and do fewer rows. I hope that helps :)

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