Crochet Skull Cap or Hat Free Pattern
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!
(Note, join with slip stitch to first stitch at end of each round and chain 1)
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.
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!