Vertical Stripes Hat Pattern

Next up on the hat list is the vertical stripes hat. I actually invented this hat in 2010, but for various reasons didn’t like how the prototype turned out, so I revisited it this year. Here’s the new, updated version!

Stripes!

Materials:

–          Caron Simply Soft Yarn Green Meadow Ombre (1 skein), Pine (1 skein).

–          Size G crochet hook

–          3”  x 21” piece of fleece, or size necessary to go around your head. (optional)

–          yarn needle

Pattern Stitch:

Linked Stitch: When I first found out how to link stitches, I thought it was the best thing ever(okay, I really still do). When I crochet, I don’t want holes unless I put them there. So on larger stitches like triple crochet, the fact that there’s a large empty space between the stitches made me hesitant to use it in projects… till I discovered how to link them together! I also think it is very attractive. Here’s the theory. For every yarn over that you would do to make a stitch, you pull a loop through the side of the stitch next to the one you are making. Here’s some pictures to show what I mean.

Insert the hook into the lower part of the stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Since for double crochet you yarn over once to make the stitch, you pull up one loop.

Since for half triple and triple you yarn over twice, instead insert hook into the top and bottom sides of the previous stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop, for a total of 3 loops on the hook.

For half quadruple and quadruple you pull up 3 loops (for a total of 4 loops on the hook)

for half quintuple and quintuple, you pull up 4 loops, for a total of 5 on the hook

pull up 5 loops for half sextuple and sextuple crochet!

Okay, that’s all the crazy times. (I don’t even know if quadruple, quintuple or sextuple crochets are a thing, but since they’re in the pattern I thought I’d better show a picture.) In this hat pattern, the increases are made by making larger stitches rather than by doing multiple stitches in one like in normal hats. Except I start from the bottom of the hat, so it ends up being decreases. But yeah. On to the actual pattern!

Pattern:

If you think you’ve got a good grasp on how the linked crochet works, I recommend looking at Row 1 only to get the number of stitches to chain and then working off the Row 2 pattern, because I give very detailed instructions in Row 1 and that may not be necessary (and might get annoying!) for some.

Row 1: ch 45, yarn over and pull up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chains (6 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull up a loop in next ch, pull through 2 loops at a time till there is 1 loop left on hook. (sextuple crochet) Do 23 more linked sextuple crochets. Pull up 5 loops on the side of the last sextuple, yo and pull up a loop in next ch, pull through 2 loops at a time until there are 3 loops left on hook, yo and pull through all three (half sextuple). Pull up 4 loops on the side of the half sextuple, yo and pull up a loop in next ch, yo and pull through 2 loops at a time until one loop is left. (quintuple crochet). Repeat quintuple once. Pull up 4 loops on the side of the quintuple, yo and pull up a loop in next ch, yo and pull through loops until there are 3 loops left on hook. Yo and pull through all remaining loops. (half quintuple) Pull up 3 loops on the side of the half quintuple, yo and pull up a loop in next ch, yo and pull through 2 loops at a time until one loop is left. (quadruple crochet) Repeat quadruple once. Pull up 3 loops on the side of the quadruple, yo and pull up a loop in next ch, yo and pull through 2 loops at a time until 3 loops are left. (half-quadruple crochet) Pull up two loops on the side of the half-quadruple crochet, yo and pull up a loop in next chain, yo and pull through 2 loops until there is 0ne loop left. (triple crochet) Repeat triple crochet. Pull up two loops on the side of the triple crochet, yo and pull up a loop in next chain, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 3 remaining loops on hook. (half triple crochet) Pull one loop on the side of the half double crochet, yo and pull up a loop in next chain, yo and pull through 2 loops twice (double crochet). Repeat double crochet. Pull up a loop in the side of the double crochet, yo and pull up a loop in next chain,  yo and pull through all loops on hook. Single crochet in next ch. sl st in next ch, fasten off.

Row 2: Attach other color to large end of work, right side in front. ch 6, pull up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and all chains, complete sextuple crochet. Do 23 more linked sextuple crochets. Do 1 half sextuple linked crochet, 2 quintuple linked crochets, 1 half quintuple linked crochet, 2 quadruple linked crochets, 1 half quadruple linked crochet, 2 triple linked crochet, 1 half triple linked crochet, 2 double linked crochets, 1 half double linked crochet, 1 single crochet, 1 sl st, fasten off.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern, total of 16 stripes.

Finishing:

Now, because I’m kind of intense about having warm ears, I decided to put in a fleece lining. This is optional, but fun. It does keep the wind off your ears very nicely, and you will not be cold. I literally just cut my 3″ by 21″ piece of fleece and sewed it into the inside of the hat using the same yarn that I used to knit the hat and a yarn needle. Then I sewed the ends closed with some thread. Here’s how it looks.

It’s warm and fleecy! And you can’t see it at all from the outside.

Weave in the ends, and you’re done! All ready to be warm for the winter. We keep our house on the chilly side to save on heating costs, and so I sometimes wear it if I’m feeling cold.

like this, with some tea.

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~ by oflions on November 15, 2012.

One Response to “Vertical Stripes Hat Pattern”

  1. Oh darling! your blog looks so spiffy and professional!!! 🙂 (nice hat by the way!)

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