Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Crochet Skull Cap or Hat Free Pattern

Basic Crochet Skull Cap or Hat

The Hat in the picture is one I am working on is a Hufflepuff Order of the Craw Hat!

The pattern below will not give you the Hat on the picture, you can create any design by following your own intuition.

Hook sizes: I usually use size G or H 4.25mm 5.00 mm you may go smaller or larger your gauge will change. When doing Crochet Color Stranding I use an F hook for a tighter look!

Gauge is about 4 to 5 stitches per inch or 10 to 13 cm, for 22 inches or 56 cm head is about 92 to 110 sts.It depends on the hook and the material you are using.

Chain 5. Slip Stitch to beginning chain to Form a loop. (You may just chain3 or 4 and do the same or chain 2, and 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook instead of chaining, forming a loop and crocheting round 1, below).

(Note, join with slip stitch to first stitch at end of each round and chain 1)

You may choose just to keep on the round without joining, I don't, I also do a ch1, some people don't. It is a try it and see if you like thing lol!.

Round 1: Ch. 1. 6 sc in loop. Place a stitch marker at end of round.

Round 2: ch1, 2 sc. crochet in each stitch (12 sc.) You May Place a stitch marker atend of round. Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1.

Round 3: *2 sc. in first stitch, sc. in next stitch* repeat 6 times (18sc).Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1.

Round 4: *Sc in first 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* repeat from *(24sc). Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1.

Round 5: *2 sc. in next stitch, sc in next 3 sc.* repeat (30 sc). Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1.

Round 6: *Sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * (36).Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1.
Round 7: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 stitches , repeat from * (42).Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1.
Round 8: *Sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat from * (48).Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1.

Continue in rounds, Place a stitch marker and keep moving it at end of each round.Slip stitch to beginning sc, ch1 at the end of each round.Keep increasing 6 to 9 stitches per round without putting the increases in the same place each round. I usually increase 9, because of my big head lol! When you get about 4/5 of the desired diameter, stop increasing, and simply sc in each stitch around until the desired size.

At this time the cap should start to shape up.Do not ch1 at last round ,just slip stitch to beginning chain. Weave the ends.

A lot of people asked me about my designs, they are born within the first 8 rounds of the hat.I pick equidistant points where I join the second yarn and go from there, every 2 stitches, every other stitch, every 3 and so on.The main thing is to be consistent with your pattern. Sometimes I carry the second yarn around, sometimes I don't. It may change as you go or you may have a graph.I never use graphs and that's probably how the designs become unique most of the times.

When you get to round 10 and beyond you can get creative with edges by doing sc on the outside or inside loops of your work, you can alternate sc with dblc or hdc for a round or two or you can be as creative as you want. ©CraftyAndy 2007© This pattern is for non-commercial use, if you use it leave a note on my blog. If there is a mistake let me know, please! Thank You for stopping by!


naomi said...

Wow Andy,the hat looks fantastic.

Crafty Andy said...

Thanks , after so long making hats I decided to put it in writting, at least the basic design I use. I am on a creative mood, so better get moving. lol!

Anonymous said...

Ciao amico!! I like the hat! I shall make the hat, wear the hat, and strut in my hat! Can you tell me more about the frogs in your slideshow?

Beth N said...

You do such nice work--great hat--I will have to try your pattern.

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