Making Waves Hat Free Crochet Pattern
I am so excited to have some new guest bloggers in the upcoming months, starting with Courtney of Creations by Courtney! Courtney and I became friends through the Crochetpreneur Business Academy and she also happens to be a fellow Georgia Bulldog fan! So we hit it off right away! But more importantly, she’s an amazing designer! I am so happy to have her on the blog today sharing her Making Waves Hat pattern with us!
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Courtney of Creations By Courtney is your destination for discovering stylish and practical crochet garment and accessory patterns for curating a handmade closet. She offers size-inclusive garment designs for every body with tips to customize for a truly unique handmade item. Additionally, Creations By Courtney wishes to help each crocheter improve their skills by including techniques to minimize seaming, use of foundation stitches within a project rather than just the first row, and combinations of common stitches to create visual interest or texture. Join Courtney in creating your dream closet of favorite handmade items to strut confidently through life.
About the Hat
The Making Waves Hat is a quick project to make in 4 different sizes, 3-6 months, Toddler, Child and Adult. Depending on the fiber you choose, this textured hat can be worn any time of the year. Specifically, Courtney made this hat to match the Making Waves Waistcoat to create a complete outfit to be worn on any occasion.
Whether you use a solid color or a slow color changing yarn, like Lion Brand Mandala, you’ll love the crossed stitches that create a reversible fabric.
This hat is worked top down from the crown in rounds that are not turned, but the sides of the hat are turned to reduce the natural slanting of crochet. The crossed stitches allow for considerable stitch so the finished hat may appear too small, but will fit comfortably and have room for growth.
If you prefer your hats to be longer consider adding 1-2 more rounds of the Treble Cross Stitch, or more rows of single crochet for the band.
If you need help, check out the stitch tutorial for the Treble Cross Stitch.
Making Waves Hat Crochet Pattern
Knitcraft & Knittery Merino Wool, DK weight #3 yarn (100% Australian Merino Wool; 254 yds/233 m; 3.5 oz/100 g skein): Lemon Tart, 1 hank, or 115 yards of a comparable yarn
US Size H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook or size needed to meet gauge
4 rounds of dc = 4”
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
LC: left leaning 2 over 2 treble cross
RC: right leaning 2 over 2 treble cross
FLO: front loop only
BLO: back loop only
FO: fasten off
Specialty Stitches & Techniques
CSDC: Chainless Starting Double Crochet – pull up a loop to the height of standard dc, twist yarn around hook (YO made), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
LC: left leaning 2 over 2 treble cross – over the next 4 stitches, skip next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made, tr in each of skipped sts.
RC: right leaning 2 over 2 treble cross – over the next 4 stitches, skip next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working behind sts just made, tr in each of the skipped sts.
3-6 Months: to fit head circumference up to 16”
Toddler: to fit head circumference up to 18.5”
Child: to fit head circumference up to 21”
Adult: to fit head circumference up to 23”
Pattern is written in US terms.
Pattern is worked in 2 sections: Crown, Side
The crown is made in connected rounds that are not turned.
The side of the hat is created by turning each round.
The cross stitches will alternate direction for each round to create the zig zag pattern. Make sure you turn each round and that the direction of the leaning stitches are opposite of the row below.
The cross stitches tend to be stretchy, so the hat may appear too small or too large until all rounds have been completed.
Crown: 3-6 Months (Toddler, Child, Adult)
Round 1: Magic Loop, ch 3 (does not count as dc), 10 dc in loop, tighten, sl st to join- 10 dc
Round 2: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, *2dc in next st; repeat from * around, sl st to join – 20 dc
Round 3: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2dc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around, sl st to join – 30 dc
Round 4: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join – 40 dc
3-6 Months Only
Round 5: Ch 1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join – 50 sc
Stop here for 3-6 Months. Continue to Side
All other Sizes
Round 5: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join – 50 dc
Stop here for Toddler Size. Continue to Side
Round 6: CSDC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join – 60 dc
Stop here for Child Size. Continue to Side
Round 7: CDSC in first st, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join –70 dc
Round 6 (6, 7, 8): CSDC in first st, RC, LC, *[dc in next 2 sts, RC, LC]; repeat * 4 (4, 5, 6) more times, dc in last st, sl st to join, turn – 10 (10, 12, 14) dc; 5 (5, 6, 7) crosses
Round 7 (7, 8, 9): CSDC in first st, RC, LC, *[dc in next 2 sts, RC, LC]; repeat * 4 (4, 5, 6) more times, dc in last st, sl st to join, turn – 10 (10, 12, 14) dc; 5 (5, 6, 7) crosses
Round 8-11 (8-12, 9-12, 9-15): Repeat Rounds 6-7 (6-7, 7-8, 8-9), turn
Note: Do not turn for the Toddler Size after Round 12
Round 12 (13, 15, 16): Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st around, sl st to join. Do not turn – 50 (50, 60, 70) sc
Round 13-14 (14-15, 16-17, 17-18): Ch 1, sc in BLO in first st, sc in BLO around, sl st to join. FO
Sew in all ends, trim excess.
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Michelle has been crocheting since 2011 and has been designing crochet patterns since 2014! She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.
A doll of a pattern. Very pretty intermediate crochet pattern.