Double Crochet Hat with Variations

This is a free double-crochet worsted-weight (#4 weight) hat, which has modifications for cables, owls, etc.  It is worked in the round, from the top down, and takes < 1 weekend to crochet. 
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Yarn: 1 skein Lion's Brand Wool-Ease or similar (ex. Red Heart Super Saver)
Hook: H/I/J (to gauge)
Gauge:  1st 4 rounds approx. 4 - 4 1/4 inches
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added by: Debra
size:  Adult
copyright:  You may link to pattern, sell items made from the pattern, print out the pattern for personal use, but not reproduce the pattern (other than for personal use) or sell the pattern itself.
Basic Hat (not shown)
US abbreviations.

chain 5, join into ring (or make magic ring)
Rnd 1:  ch 2 (1st dc in each rnd), 11 dc, sl into ch-2 dc for join (12 dc)
Rnd 2:  ch 2, dc in 1st dc, [2 dc in next dc] 11x, join (24 dc)
Rnd 3:  ch 2, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in  next] 11x, 2 dc in next dc, join (36 dc)
Rnd 4:  ch 2, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc] 11x,  2 dc in next dc, dc, join (48 dc)
Rnd 5:  ch 2, [dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc] 11x, 3 dc, dc in sl stitch join, join (60 dc)
Rnd 6:  ch 2, dc in next st, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc] 12x, 2 dc, join (72 dc)
Rnd 7:  ch 2, dc in next 10 dc [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 11] 5x, 2 dc in final dc, join (78 dc)
Rnd 8:  ch 2, dc in next 77 dc (78 dc)
Rnd 9 - 20:  repeat Rnd 8 12x  (78 dc each Rnd)
Rnd 21-24 (border):
  ch 1, sc in each, join (78 sc each Rnd)

Variations

  • Owl
  • Cable
  • Argyle
Variation 1, Owls: (6 spaced evenly)

Additional Supplies:
  •     12 buttons (3/16 or 1/4 inch, for eyes, I used 3/16 inch white)
  •     Contrast thread (for sewing on eyes, I used black)
Rnd 10:  ch 2, 2 dc, [2 FPdc, 4 dc, 2 FPdc, 5 dc] 5x, 2 FPdc, 4 dc, 2 FPdc, 2 dc, join (78 dc)
Rnd 11:  ch 2, 2 dc, [skip 2 dc, tr in each of next 2 dc, FPtr in each of the skipped sts over previous 2 tr, skip 2, FPtr in each of next 2, tr behind FPtr in each of the 2 skipped sts, 5 dc] 5x, skip 2 dc, tr in each of next 2 dc, FPtr in each of the skipped sts over previous tr, skip 2, FPtr in each of next 2, tr behind previous 2 tr in each of skipped sts, 2 dc, join (78 sts)
Rnd 12:  ch 2, 2 dc, [FPdc in next 8 dc, 5 dc] 5x, FPdc next 8, 2 dc, join (78 dc)
Rnd 13:  Rpt Rnd 12 (78 dc)
Rnd 14:  ch 2, 2 dc, [skip 2 dc, FPtr in each of next 2 dc, FPtr in each of the skipped sts over previous 2 tr, skip 2, FPtr in each of next 2, FPtr behind FPtr in each of the 2 skipped sts, 5 dc] 5x, skip 2 dc, FPtr in each of next 2 dc, FPtr in each of the skipped sts over previous tr, skip 2, FPtr in each of next 2, FPtr behind previous 2 tr in each of skipped sts, 2 dc, join (78 sts)
Rnd 15 - 17:  repeat Rnd 12
Rnd 18:  repeat Rnd 14
Rnd 19:  ch 2, dc in next 2, [dc in next 3 sts,  2 FPtr under center sts of owl into center 2 sts of previous rnd skipping center 2 sts of this owl,  dc in next 3, dc in next 5] 5x, dc in next 3 sts,  2 FPtr under center sts of owl into center 2 sts of previous rnd skipping center 2 sts of this owl,  dc in next 3, dc in next 2, join (78 sts)      
Rnd 20:  ch 2, dc in next 77 dc, join (78 dc)
Rnd 21-24 (border):  ch1, sc in each st, join (78 sc in each Rnd)

Sew button eyes on in appropriate locations




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