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Making Waves Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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!

About Creations by Courtney

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 and Vest

Making Waves Hat Crochet Pattern

Materials

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

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Measuring Tape

Gauge

4 rounds of dc = 4”

Stitch Key

Ch: Chain

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

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”

Notes

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.

Instructions

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 join70 dc

 

Side

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

 

Finishing

Sew in all ends, trim excess.

You can purchase the ad-free, printable pdf version of the Making Waves Hat crochet pattern on Ravelry!

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