Friday, March 31, 2006

Polar hat - pattern


While I was flying from San Francisco to Paris on Wednesday, I was so nervous (or better to say, terrified) that I had do do something... Once again crochet saved me, giving me something else to think about. So I came up with this hat for my aunt who is seriously ill and will need it. I made it with less than a skein of Rowan Polar, leftover from my mom's poncho (previous post). I've started following Sandra Huffines' chemo cap pattern, and then change it as it follows:

Hook: US 11 / 8mm
Gauge: loose



Rnd 1: Chain 4, join in round. Ch2 , work 11 dc into ring, join.
Rnd 2: Ch2, in next st *2dc in ea st* around, join. (23)
Rnd 3: Ch2, in next st *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* around, join. (34 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch2, in next st *1dc in next 2st, 2dc in next st* around, join. (45 dc)

Rnd 5-7: Ch 1, hdc in every st around, do not join.
Rnd 8-14: Ch 1, sc in every st around, do not join.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in 3 sts, *decrease 1 sc every 4 sts*. Join.

Rnd 16: Work (sc, ch2) in every st around, join.
Fasten off.

26 comments:

Pam said...

I LOVE IT!! Orange is such a cool color, love how the brim slightly curls. Once again, 'crochet to the rescue'! Hope your travels are smooth. BTW LOVE the poncho too!!

Justine said...

THANK YOU PAM! Said by you it sounds so cool :-D Happy you like it!!!
Crochet rules!!!!!!!!

Poll said...

hello !!

Very good blog !

Sue said...

What a lovely hat, Justine! Beautiful color. Isn't it nice to have something to do on such a long flight? :)

Justine said...

Sure it is Sue, especially if you are scared to death like I am on a flight! I loove crochet it is so helpful and joyful in so many ways ;-)

pam said...

CUTE!!

Vik said...

Pretty hat Justine! Your aunt will love it!

Chie said...

Hi Justine! :)
You have a very nice blog, and I really like your works!

Tandi said...

That hat is so cute! Love the brim. What a great way to occupy your time.

Cecilia said...

How did you manage to take the needles on board in the cabin

Paula460 said...

beautiful hat!

Paula460 said...

may I translate your pattern to spanish?

Vik said...

Justine, we are missing you at the CAL! I hope you´re having a nice time, don´t forget us!
Hugs

Justine said...

Hi Vik,
I had to stay in France with my mom but I'm working on a blanket :-) As soon as I have something to show I'll postb a pic. I miss you all too!! :-(((

Paula460 of course you can translate the pattern!

Best!!!!

Paula460 said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi: Love the hat, looks great on the model, interesting pattern but simple! It looks like there is a visor, but when I read the instructions, I don't see any stiches to make the visor? Can you clear up my cloudiness? Are you counting the chain 2 at the beginning of each round in the total count at the end of the round? I am using 2 strands of Patons worsted wool, instead of the Rowan! Thanks, Roux

PippaW said...

Dear Roux, the "brim effect" is due to the fact that I didn't join the final rows, so the last row overlaps a little with its beginning. If you want a bigger brim just make twice the last row I guess. For the "chain 2" I counted it as one double chain. Enjoy and share a pic of your hat with us once it's finished! :)

Roux said...

Hi Pippa: Thanks for speedy answer! You're a wiz! Pix coming soon, Roux

bjohn said...

I have five skeins of Rowan Polar in red if anyone is still interested.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pippa,
Love the hat, was thinking of trying to make it for a friend for christmas . . however I have only just started to learn to crochet . . so stupid question time . . when you saw 'Ch2' (i assume chain 2' what stitch do you mean?
Lyn

PippaW said...

Hi Lyn, yes I mean "Chain 2" :) Enjoy and I hope your friend likes it!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Pippa, I have a friend going through cancer and has lost her hair. I am unemployed and found in my knitting box 2 skeins of 4ply worsted weight and have all the crochet hooks. My Question....With this 4 ply what hook size do I use. Her bald head is 22 inches. I want to start this asap. TY and let me know. Lisa

Anonymous said...

Dear Pippa, what do you mean when you say do not join? I am new to this wonderful creative world of crochet so apologies for the question. Regards Kim

Whispers of time said...

I love this pattern and it is going together so easy and quick, however i have one Q, when on the end of rows 5-7 do you mean to just continue on around without joining so as to make it swirl in one continuous crochet to the start and beyond to the end?
Thank you so much!
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi pippa I love the hat but I have thick hair & a bit of a big head any suggestions on making it larger?
em

PippaW said...

Dear EM, you can double the strand and use larger needles :) best!