Wednesday, November 13, 2013

#Crochet Ribbed Border Hat

I've been playing around with the same winter beanie pattern, but I wanted to add a ribbed border to the hat.   In order to make the hat border, you will need to make a Front Post double crochet stitch and a Back Post double crochet stitch and alternate your stitch from one to the other.


Go to this link to watch a tutorial by +Crochet Geek on Front and Back Double Crochet

Go to this link to learn how to crochet Learn How to Crochet

Your winter hat with the ribbed end should look like the ones below:



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You can print the pattern by going to this link Unisex Crochet Adult Hat Ribbed Border


Unisex Crochet Adult Hat with Ribbed Border
Hat circumference 20 ½ in. – Hat height 8 in.
(Hat will stretch 1- 1.5 in)
Fits 21.5 - 22.5 in Adult Head (AVG. MAN'S SIZE)
(FOR WOMAN'S SIZE INCREASE ONLY TO 64 STITCHES)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Abbreviations:

HDC = half-double crochet
DC = double crochet
SS  =  slip stitch
Rnd = round
Ch = chain
St = stitch(es)
Inc = increase
Fpdc = front post double crochet
Bpdc = back post double crochet
* to * = this means to repeat the stitches indicated within the *  *
Yarn-worsted weight #4 medium
Hook size –  “I” size 5.5mm

Gauge - 8 rounds (HDC) = 3 in.
15 st (HDC) = 4 in.
14 st (DC) = 4 in.
5 rounds (DC) =2 in. (Check your gauge-use any size hook to obtain the specified gauge)

START:
1.   Make slip knot and then ch. 2  this will start your ring.
2.   Round 1 crochet 8 HDC into your first ch. next to the slip knot.   Join with SS to top of your 1st HDC stitch.   You should have (8 HDC st)
3.   Round 2 Ch. 1 (from now on when you begin a new round you will chain 1 before you begin the 1st HDC in that round) (very important - ch. 1 will NOT count as a HDC stitch here and in subsequent rounds; if you count your Ch. 1 as a stitch, you will be off when you count your completed HDC stitches)  You will make 2 HDC in ea. stitch around and join with SS to top of ch. 1 (16 HDC stitches)
4.   Round 3 Ch. 1- *1 HDC in 1st stitch, 2 HDC in the next stitch (increase made)* repeat from * to * and join with SS to top of ch 1 (24 HDC sts)
5.   Round 4 ch. 1- *1 HDC in ea. of first 2 sts, 2 HDC in the next st (incr.made) *  repeat from * to * and join with SS to top ch 1 (32 HDC sts)
6.   Round 5 ch. 1-  *1 HDC in ea. of first 3 sts, 2 HDC in the next st (incr.made) * repeat from * to * and join with SS to top ch 1 (40 HDC sts)
7.   Round 6 ch. 1-  *1HDC in ea. of first 4 sts, 2 HDC in the next st (incr.made)  * repeat from * to * and join with SS to top ch 1 (48 HDC sts)
8.   Round 7 ch. 1-  *1HDC in ea. of first 5 sts, 2 HDC in the next st (incr.made)  * repeat from * to * and join with SS to top ch 1 (56 HDC sts)
9.   Round 8 ch. 1-  *1HDC in ea. of first 6 sts, 2 HDC in the next st (incr.made) * repeat from * to * and join with SS to top ch 1 (64 HDC sts)
NOTE:  For woman's size hat, only increase to 64 sts & continue working the pattern rounds but DO NOT INCREASE to 68 sts in other words, work Rounds 9 thru Rounds 16 by working 1HDC in ea. stitch(you will have 64sts in ea. round & not 68).
Round 9 ch. 1- 2 HDC in 1st st, 2HDC in next st, HDC in ea. st. around until you get to last 2 st. then you make 2 HDC in ea. st and join with SS to top ch 1 (68 HDC sts)
Rounds 10 ch.1 – HDC in ea. st. around and join with SS to top ch 1 (68 HDC sts)
Round 11-16  repeat Round 10 (beginning with round 17 you will now ch. 2 instead of ch. 1)
Round 17 ch. 2 – DC in ea. st. around and join with SS to top ch 2 (68 DC sts) [this round will start your ribbed brim of the hat]
Round 18 ch. 2 – *Fpdc around the post of the next stitch (DC post from previous round 17), Bpdc around the post of next stitch (DC from previous round 17) * repeat from * to * to the end of round & join with SS to top ch 2 (34 fpdc & 34 bpdc)
Rounds 19-22 – repeat Round 18.  Fasten off and weave in the tails.  



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