Monday, April 30, 2007

Fast & Easy crocheted summer hat with brim


Material: I used two skeins of Phildar White Cotton Akala n.4, some leftovers of green cotton, worked double.
Crochet hook: US F5/ 3.75 mm
Gauge: 14 dc - 9 rows in 4''/10 cm
Techniques: Single Crochet (sc), Half double corchet (hdc), Double crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st)



-Chain 5, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with sl st on top of ch.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. Join. Total: 20 sc.

Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in next sc, *1 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc*. Repeat **. Join. Tot. 30 dc.

Round 4: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc*. Repeat **. Join. Tot 40 dc

Round 5: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc*. Repeat **. Join. Tot 50 dc

Round 6: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc*. Repeat **. Join. Tot 60 dc

Round 7: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc 1 dc in next 5 dc*. Repeat **. Join. Tot 70 dc

Rounds 8-15: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in each dc around. Join.

Round 16: With contrasting color: Ch 1, Hdc all around. Join.

Brim

Round 17: (this round is inspired by this pattern) - Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 st* 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1*. Repeat **. join. Tot 98 sts.

Rounds 18-19: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 1, *1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, ch 1*. Repeat **. Join. (If you don't want to count, just make all dc, and ch 1 every time you have a ch-1 sp in the row before).

Round 20: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1*. Repeat **. Join.

Round 21: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, ch 1, *1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, ch 1*. Repeat **. Join.

Finish.

Brim variant for guys:

Round 17: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc*. Repeat **. Join.

Round 18: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, dc around. Join.

Finish.

81 comments:

Vik said...

Pattern by Cloudy Crochet? Where´s the Champagne? Let´s celebrate! This is great! Congratulations, Justine! Bravissimo!

Justine said...

Grazie Vik!! It's definitely a VVVVery easy pattern, but I couldn't find anything like it online, so I thought, ok I'll di it! :-D

Donna Lynn said...

Wow, what an awesome hat!!! I'm wondering what kind of yarn is comperable to what you used? WW, Sport Weight or something else? This would be great for sitting out by the pool, crocheting!

Justine said...

Hi Donna,
I'll tell you what's on the yarn label: 100% cotton, 50 gr/ 1 oz 3/4. Crochet hook: metric 4, Uk 8, US F. Knitting needles: metric 3 1/2-4, Uk 9-8, US 4-6. 10cm x 10cm or 4''x4'' square: 19 sts x 28 rows. I hope it helps! Thanks for your compliments, I made it thinking exactly of a swimming pool, a seaside or a park during summertime! :-D

Alessia said...

Quando vedo quello che realizzi con l'uncinetto, mi fai venir voglia di imparare!
Guarda cosa ho comprato...
http://ferriegomitoli.blogspot.com/2007/05/jan-eaton-maglia-e-uncinetto.html

Linda T said...

We are making cancer caps/hats as a guild project. I just made up this pattern last night in Carons Simply Soft. It came out great. Thanks for this pattern!!!!

Justine said...

Lind T you are VERY welcome and thanks for chosing my pattern it's an honour.!

Alessia, bravissima vedrai che è facilissimo e da' grandi soddisfazioni. Se hai dubbi guarda i video online di Annie's Attic (segui il link Crochet - Videos in basso a dx in questo blog ) io ho imparato così! :-D E tienimi aggiornata!!!

pm10 said...

stampato. lo metto nella todo per l'estate. questo magari riesco a farlo :)
grazie

Laura said...

Thanks so much for this pattern. I just worked it up, and my daughter has already taken it :) I will have to make some more! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. It's a great one!

Justine said...

Thanks to you Laura! I'm glad you and your daughter liked it :-D

Jeannie said...

I just love the hat! I've put it on my 'to do' list for this summer. Nice blog too!

Angry Asian said...

hi, thank you for this pattern. i only used the brim portion of it, for a baby boy. most summer hats are for girls and i've been searching for something suitable for a baby boy and you came up in my search. lovely!

thank you so much!

PippaW said...

I'm so glad you like it! Can't wait to see yours! :-)

creationsbydaniela said...

I wish I would have found this pattern sooner! I will have to make it soon!! What is the weight of the yarn you used?
Thanks for the pattern, I will let you know how mine turned out!!

Justine said...

Hi Daniela, I used a medium cotton. I'm glad you like the pattern, you'll see it's really fast and very easy. Enjoy!

Connie said...

I have been looking for summer chemo hats for charity. my search has not had any great results. This looks Great. Thanks for posting the pattern. It will be a joy for for some of my friends to wear and looks so easy that i can make a couple in no time at all.

PippaW said...

Dear Connie, I'm very glòad you like it. You'll see it finishes in no time. Happy crocheting!

Nicole said...

This hat is cute! Can anyone tell me how big it is? I'd like to make one for a little 7 year old girl.

PippaW said...

Hi Nicole, this size is for a female adult, my head size is "58".

Best!

Nicole said...

Thank you, PippaW! Now, if I could only figure out how to convert this for a young girl... Trial and error (and error, and error and error) is my usual method:-)

-Nicole

Jana said...

I have a friend and co-worker who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has surgery Monday and then some long weeks of chemo. I was looking for a nice hat that I could make her in case she has hair loss, but since it's summer, I didn't want a "chemo" cap. Not pretty. Then I found THIS on Rav! Perfect! I have some Lily Sugar N' Cream in variegated summer colors that I think will be very pretty. Thanks for a great pattern!

PippaW said...

Jana you are so kind. I'm sure your friend will love it. Good luck to her!!

Libelula said...

I really like your hat pattern. I'm just making a plain summer hat and your brim is much more interesting than the one in my pattern, so I'll definitely be adopting it. :)

Kate said...

Hello! I found this hat on an internet search for "summer hats to crochet". It's looks fantastic!

I could do with a bit of help, though because I tried to make it last week and it ended up looking like a floppy beret (I gave up before the brim because it was so floppy) and nothing like your beautiful hat! I am a beginner crocheter - can anyone explain what I did wrong? Does it have something to do with the yarn I used? Couldn't get Phildar White Cotton, so used Patons 100% white DK cotton. I was using a 4mm crochet hook. Help!

Thanks in advance if anyone can help me!

PippaW said...

Dear Kate, you have 2 options: 1) switch to a thinner yarn (I used a US F5/ 3.75 mm crochet hook)

2) adapt the pattern to your thicher yarn. Witch is more difficult. Try to make a 10x10'' square and compare it to mine:14 dc - 9 rows in 4''/10 cm

Enjoy!!

PippaW said...

Libelula, :))

Kate said...

Hi PippaW!

Thanks for your help. :) I worked out what I was doing wrong (I feel so daft): I didn't read the bit where you said "worked double". Oops! Gave the hat another shot and it worked up beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I am delighted that my 1st crochet project turned out so well.

PippaW said...

Hi Kate! I'm so glad you like it and that the hat went fine!! :D

PATSY said...

This pattern is great. I am a self taught beganning crocher, and am starting on my first crochet project. wish me luck, I need the stich count at the bottom after each row so I can be sure I am right, also does* mean repeat from? what does ** mean?

PATSY said...

I need help, I am 73, learning to crochet, this is my first project. I do fine until I get to the row after the hdc row. Maybe I messed up before. How many st need to be in the rows from 8 on? Can someone send me the st count on all the rows that are not marked. I know what * means, but what does ** mean? I am a self teacher and have no one to ask. Thank you

PippaW said...

Hi Patsy, sorry for answering late. After row 8 you go on with a stitch in each st (70), no more increasing!

Repeat ** means, repeat from * to *.

Do not hesitate if you have mpre questions!!!

Jennifer said...

I can't figure out how to email you as the contact me link is not working.
I was wondering if I could make and sell the finished product from your summer hat pattern in my online store? I would of course give you full credit for the pattern. I will try to check back here but my email is jennifer.brissett@gmail.com

PippaW said...

Dear Jennifer I'd rather not see my patterns for sale, thanks

Justine aka pippawilson

Claire said...

Hi i am a new crocheter, and am finding this hard, as I am confussed as to what ch at begining means, and is it just single crochet in the doubles, and double crochet in the singles ..?
Please help me!?!?!?!
I have done animals just not actual big projects
Thanks claire x

PippaW said...

Dear Claire, "Ch 1" means chain 1 :) I hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

htried to make hat used worsted weight medium in your pattern what does it mean worked double. Also used brim for man how many rows really did not have a brim. Please help jnd34@hotmail.com

Sabrina said...

Ciao sono sabrina da lanciano chieti Italia sei bravissima mi
hai fatto venire voglia di fare un cappello anche a me ,se ci riesco se vuoi visita il mio Blogger .

pippaw said...

Cara Sabrina, grazie per la visita! Sono passata dal tuo blog, sei bravissima all'uncinetto, complimenti davvero!

Linda said...

I do fine until I get to the row after the hdc row. Maybe I messed up before. How many st need to be in the rows from 8 on? Can someone send me the st count on all the rows that are not marked. what does it mean worked doubled
plz email me Yellowrose1623@aol.com
thank you....Linda

PippaW said...

Dear Linda from row 7 to hdc row you have 70 sts. Then you start the brim. I hope this helps!

Virginia said...

I'm going to try this in red with purple for my Red Hat group.

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Anonymous said...

What does it mean "worked double?"--used 2 strands of yarn as one? Link where I saw pattern said yarn is fine, #2 in weight category. Cannot find that anywhere. If I use worsted cotton, medium, such as Lily's Sugar and Cream, would I still use 2 strands at once, and how would that yarn work for this pattern? Am new crocheter--sorry. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

At the end of row 16 there are still 70 sts. After I did row 17 I have 104 sts. I did not count the beginning ch 2 as a stitch, have taken it out and redone it 3 times,keep getting 104 sts.not 98. What am I doing wrong? Sure hope someone can help me, I really can't go on.

Anonymous said...

Do you believe in love at first sight? That is what happened to me and this beautiful hat. Thank you, Justine.


Evelyn

PippaW said...

@Evelyn thank you!!

@Anonymous
-What does it mean "worked double?"--used 2 strands of yarn as one?
--> Yes I used two strands ad one


At the end of row 16 there are still 70 sts. After I did row 17 I have 104 sts. not 98.
---> Let explain row 17 in another way:

Start with a chain 2 and a dc in same st. Then work two times 1 dc the next 2 dc, and one time 2 dc in next dc, ch 1 and jump a dc for a little hole on the brim. Repeat this: * work 2 dc in next dc, only 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, jump a dc for the little hole*. Repeat from * to *. join. Tot 98 sts.

I hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering my question about having 104 sts as opposed to 98. I thought I should skip a dc since I was doing a ch 1 but as a "newbie" am literal with directions, and didn't see anything there about skipping a st. My inexperience shows doesn't it? This hat is adorable and will have to stock up on cotton yarn--every female in my family will want one now. Thank you again for taking time to answer my question.

PippaW said...

No problem, actually I should write the skipping st part in a clearer way, you are right! I'm glad you like the hat!! :)

jennyf said...

At the start of each new round,when you say 1dc IN SAME STITCH,which stitch do you mean? The slip stitch we've just used for joining?
I've not started this yet- just reading the pattern.

pippaw said...

I mean the st where you just did the chain. I hope this helps :)

jennyf said...

Hi there,
Thanks for your fast reply re:"same stitch"problem.
It's not possible to download & print your pattern for the summer hat in its entirety. I can only get the 1st page - the next 2 are blank on my printer.
Can't do it from rav,either.
Do you know why?

PippaW said...

Dear Jenny I don't know why the printing doesn't work right. You can try selecting all text in the post, copying it into a text edit and print the page. That should work. Happy crocheting!
Justine aka Pippaw

jennyf said...

HI there,
Making your nice hat .WE DO have to use 2 strands of yarn together,don't we?
Why I ask is because mine seems quite big - at Round 11 completed, I feel the crown is big enough9I compared with another hat of mine)
Also, I find it difficult dealing wit2 strands of #4 cotton with a 3.75 needle - keeps slipping off or getting stuck.
Am I doing something wrong?
I'd be so grateful for a little advice.
Thanks for your blog & pattern.
Jen

PippaW said...

Dear Jen, you don't HAVE TO use two strands, I did because I had some leftover cotton that was too thin to be worked single. So i doubled it. You can use une single strand if you have a medium weight cotton yarn :)
Let me know if it works!
best

Justine aka Pippawilson

jennyf said...

This is exactly what my husband suggested - & it worked like a charm.
Thank you!

jennyf said...

I have just finished Round 11 .If I go on to 15,the crown will be much too big -perhaps down to my nose!!
Am I using the right yarn : #4 cotton, used double ?
It feels very hard to manipulate with the 3.75 hook;it keeps slipping off the hook or is hard to get through loops.
Am I doing something wrong.
Thanks for all your very kind replies to us.

PippaW said...

Hi Jenny, this is the yarn I used double:

100% cotton, 50 gr/ 1 oz 3/4. Crochet hook: metric 4, Uk 8, US F. Knitting needles: metric 3 1/2-4, Uk 9-8, US 4-6. 10cm x 10cm or 4''x4'' square: 19 sts x 28 rows.

Happy crocheting!

Anonymous said...

HELLO:

I AM ON ROW 17 AND FOLLOWING PATTERN BUT END UP WITH ONLY 84ST.
TRIED 4 TIMES.
MY QUESTION IS WHEN YOU CHAIN ONE ARE YOU ACTUALLY ALSO SKIPPING THE ACTUAL STITCH IR IS THE CHAIN 1 MAKING THE HOLE. VERY CONFUSED !

THANKS LIZANN

PippaW said...

Dear Lizann, when you start you make a chain and then a double chain in the same st. Then you alternate two double chains in one stitch to 1 double chain in the next two sts, as written:

* 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1*.

I hope this helps!

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Anonymous said...

wonderful hat! even though i cant get the brim to sit out like yours I might just add a few rows and pin it with a crochet flower :) :)

Caryl S said...

When you wrote, "worked double", do you mean two strands of the white yarn for the hat, or two strands just for the green yarn for the contrast color?

Caryl S said...

No need to answer my question! When I read through towards the end of the comments, I got my answer on the "worked double". Thanks for a great hat pattern. I can't wait to start it!

Family Bugs - Sarah said...

Just wondering if it would be ok to sell the finished product? Thank you so much for your time and consideration, it's a lovely hat!

pippaw said...

Dear Family Bugs - Sarah, I'd rather not commercizlize the hat. Unless is for a good cause like charity.
Thanks!! Justine

MamaLou said...

I love this hat, and crochet a lot, but I'm finding that mine doesn't look as "holey" as yours. I'm using the same cotton exactly as you and a 4.0 mm hook.....Can you give me a guage based on what it should measure after 4 or 5 rounds? Do you crochet this loosely? I usually am on the loose side but this is just not working....ARGH!!!!!

Lisa said...

Just finished my first hat ( I foresee many more in a multitude of colors in my future)! Wish there was a way to post a pic so I could show you.

Lisa said...

Just finished my first hat ( I foresee many more in a multitude of colors in my future)! Wish there was a way to post a pic so I could show you.

Donna D said...

What a lovely hat. Thanks for the pattern. I have only one question if you would be so kind to give me an answer. By "crochet double" do you mean to use two strands of yarn to crocher with. I know this may sound dumb, but like so many, I am also self-taught. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting a daughter version for a mother/daughter duo?

Anonymous said...

I am making this hat now and read all the comments before buying yarn. I bought Bernat Handicrafter a huge skein for about 10 bucks...will make many hats 4 ply cotton candy collection. It is worsted weight #4 on the pkg. My idea was to not have to use double strands. I am new to crocheting and using 2 strands confuses me. I used a US G/4.00mm hook and it is working out perfectly. Tried it on, the size is great! The yarn is easy to use...love the hat so far. I made a cream hat and just finished the contrast row 16 in a pink/white stripe...loving it! Will finish the brim in cream. Think I will make a large crochet flower in the contrast for a little additional summery decor. I am making this for my sister who is going on a cruise. Thank you for such an awesome pattern...I will be making more.

Anonymous said...

Hi there I am also having trouble with row 17 I have read through all of the forum. I end up with 85 double crochets. I am confused if you are doing groups of 5 dcs how do you end up with 98 which is not a number that is a group of 5. Please help me with I need to wear this as chemo hat outside and would like to finish this hat. Thank you.

~~MiMi Paris Blogs~~ said...

Cute hat!! Horrible directions!

PippaW said...

About row 17: "Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 st* 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1"

1+1+1+1+2+void= 7 stitches. 98/7= 14. :)

Anonymous said...

Perfect summer hat for my mom who has thinning hair. Can this hat be worked around so there's no seam? If I use Lily Sugar 'n Cream and a G hook will the size increase enough to fit her 23" head? Barb

Justine said...
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Justine said...

Dear Barb it is actually worked in rounds :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Guess I wasn't clear in my question. I meant, can it be worked continually around without the joining in each row? Barb

Justine said...

I guess it will end up in a spiral form, I'm not sure how it would look...

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern. I used worsted weight yarn (single not doubled) and an H hook. It ended up a bit larger than yours I think, but it worked for me as I have a large head and thick hair. I did have to leave out a row or two so it didn't completely cover my face. Thank you!

Joy said...

I used Sugar n Cream cotton worsted weight (4) yarn (which is all Michaels has), and the F crochet hook. I tried working double, and it was extremely difficult, so I started again single, and it was much better, but how do I get the brim to stand out?