Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Erica’s Tweed Cloche Hat Pattern

 

Another free Bohemian Mermaid crochet pattern for you, the Erica hat. This one truly is very fast and easy to make. The 'tweed' doubled yarn makes it thick and soft. See my Crochet Basics for stitches and abbreviations. Woo! 



Erica's Tweed Cloche Hat
 
Description: Loose-fitting hat with small angled brim worked in a tweed stitch. Looks great on men and women.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors (2 oz each), K hook. 



Pattern: Instructions are for average/large adult size. Work with both colors together throughout.  

Start: (Both threads on hook) Make the Base as written in the Basic Hat Pattern BUT start rows with ch2 (not ch3)  AND use hdc in place of dc. Work until the underlined number is 4.

Rnd 7: Ch 2. Hdc into next st and into each st around (60 sts total). Sl st into 2nd ch of ch2.
Rnd 8 - 13: Repeat Rnd 7 , 6 times.

Rnd 14: Ch 2. Hdc into same st, hdc into each of next 5 sts. *Work 2 hdc into next st, hdc into each of next 5 sts. Repeat from * around (70 sts total). Sl st into 2nd ch of ch2.
Rnd 15: Ch 2. Hdc into same st, hdc into each of next 6 sts. *Work 2 hdc into next st, hdc into each of next 6 sts. Repeat from * around (80 sts total). Sl st into 2nd ch of ch2.
Rnd 16: Ch 2. Hdc into same st, hdc into each of next 7 sts. *Work 2 hdc into next st, hdc into each of next 7 sts. Repeat from * around (90 sts total). Sl st into 2nd ch of ch2. Finish off. Weave ends into work.

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