Sunday, August 1, 2010

Deeply Textured Hat free pattern, and other mutterings

Hello fellow bloggers! Anyone miss me? It's been 2.5 looooong months since I've posted here. Lots has happened, but of course, the biggest change has been moving into our new house. I just love it! And I really love this town. I have been working so hard on this house; painting, painting and more painting. All 1851 square feet of this house has been painted by me...14 ft ceilings and all! Quite proud of myself actually. I've only smudged paint onto the ceiling once or twice (per room)...

But let's not think it's been all work and no play for this lady. Oh no. I've been crocheting up a STORM! I promised my sweet hubby that I would blow through my stash before buying any more yarn, and until today, I've stuck to that promise. Do you know how hard it's been to refrain from random yarn purchases? I mean, really, the ads come out every Sunday and Wednesday, taunting me with the deals of the week. But I've resisted. Until today that is. However, I only bought one ball of yarn and I really NEEEEEEEEEDED it (for a project to be named at a further date). So that's not really breaking a promise, is it? LOL

I am still super into Tunisian crochet. In fact, I am putting the finishing touches on my very first "for sale" pattern! Just thought I would try my hand at it. Worst that can happen is no one likes it! LOL Anyway, it's a bag, well, two bags actually, and I am hoping to post it in the next day or two.

But for now, as a welcome back to me present (from the land of painters tape, rollers, and ah...crap, I spilled paint on the floor debacles) I am pleased to give everyone a free pattern! This is regular crochet, so no fear, ok?!












Deeply Textured Hat
heavy ww yarn (aran yarn)/ J hook
**Gauge is not particularly important as I think it should fit just about any adult. However, my gauge on this hat was 2 row heights = 1" **

Stitches to know - dc (double crochet), fptc (front post triple crochet). Click on the link if you are unsure about the fptc.

NOTE: sl st to join each round

Round 1: Ch 4, 11 dc into 4th ch from hook (12 dc)
R2: Ch 3 (counts as dc from here out), dc into same st, 2 dc into next st and each st around. (24 dc)
R3: Repeat R2 (48 dc)
R4: Ch 3, dc into same st, dc next 3 st. *2 dc next st, dc next 3 st* Repeat from * to end. (60 dc)
R5: Ch 3, fptc around same st, *dc next st, fptc next st* Repeat from * to end. (30 dc, 30 fptc). After joining the round, sl st to the next st.
R6: Ch 3, fptc around first dc from previous round, *dc into fptc from previous round, fptc next* Repeat from * to end.
R7: Repeat R6 until you reach your desired length. Finish with one round sc in each st.

FYI: I have a total of 14 rows = 7".

Feel free to destash some of your scrap yarn by adding a stripe or two. On the gray version I created a whole round in the green, and one row sc. On the brown version, I just did the sc round in blue. I only had the tiniest bit of that blue in my stash, and now it's gone!

Another note - if you choose to use a lighter weight worsted yarn, you may want to increase your crown stitch count to 72, depending on how tightly you crochet.

Well, hope you enjoy! Can't wait to see how it turns out for everyone!

41 comments:

  1. Today I was lucky enough to see this textured hat in person from the crochet artist herself.I can tell you that this hat is brilliantly beautiful. So all of your crocheter's, break out your yarn, your in for a lovely ride with this one. It comes out beautiful.

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  2. So greatly appreciate you sharing this. I had seen that particular stitch on a few things and so wanted to know how it was done. Thanks a bunch.

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  3. I'm excited ♥ it's so pretty! I want to make it~

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  4. This is a really beautiful pattern. I will definitely be making it for the winter! Thank you for sharing :)

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  5. I just made this hat for my husband and love it! Your directions were very easy to follow. Thank you and be assured I will be making more!

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  6. I have made a couple of these hats, and I love them! Thanks for the pattern! There's a picture of one here: http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2011/01/recent-makes.html?showComment=1296100624717#c3707860180611650677

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  7. Not sure what I'm doing wrong with this pattern but I keep getting 61 stitches once I reach the 5th round which includes the ch3 as first dc. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I must have done this 12 times already and it's such a nice design I just don't want to give up on it. Any help would be appreciated.

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  8. Adore. This. Pattern. It was a huge hit with the boys - although, up until this point I've only made hats for the girls.

    Thank you for sharing.

    It's cold in Oswego and this keeps their ickle little heads warm.

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  9. John, in row 4 she says to fpdc around the same st, but that adds a st. Just keep your ch3s as a seam up the back and your stitch count will stay the same, and you can't really notice it when the hat is done.

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  10. This hat works up beautifully - you're quite talented. I made one for a friend with cancer. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  11. This was a fantastic pattern, easy to follow and quick to work up. It came together beautifully and I gave it to a friend for his birthday. He truly loved it. Thank you for sharing this pattern. Pictures of it on a (smallish) mannequin head are up at http://thisisastitchup.tumblr.com/post/13147450089/a-unisex-heavily-textured-hat-made-as-a-birthday

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  12. So glad he enjoyed it! It's hard to make things for guys sometimes...or all the time. LOL

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  13. I'm confused... When you fptc, dc; do you fptc around the post and then dc into the space right beside it or the next one? Because wouldn't dc into the space right beside cause for double the stitches?

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  14. Hi there Morgan! No, you will be fptc around the dc from the row below and dc into the fptc from the row below. Does that help?

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    1. Thanks Amy but im still not sure about how you do round 5 when you first start the fptc. So you fptc around the same st as the ch 3, but then do you dc in the gap right beside the post you just fptc? Or do you got to the next one? Because if you were to go into the one right next to it and keep doing that all the way around, your stitches would double wouldn't they?

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    2. Ah, I think I understand your confusion now. When it says (fptc next, dc next) it means to make the stitches in succession. On round 5 there are no more increases so you will have an fptc on one stitch and a dc in the next.

      Does that help?

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  16. Thanks so much for this pattern. I just made 2 hats out of them. And am busy doing a third. Two people I know want one :D

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  17. I am attempting this pattern for the first time, and for some reason keep coming up with a "ruffled" look heading into row 5. I also keep ending up needing more stitches than called for to finish out the round. Any ideas where I'm going wrong? I'm counting my stitches, and have re-checked my counts, but still come up short. Thank you!

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    1. I apologize for not replying earlier...somehow I missed this one! The ruffled look will probably go away after another couple of rounds. That happens often when you make lots of increases in just a few rounds. After the hat takes shape, the ruffly appearance will vanish.

      As for the fewer stitches...can you tell me how many you are getting at the end of each round? Maybe that will help give me an idea as to the problem round.

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  18. I attempted this using a medium acrylic yarn. It did not turn out very well. I am making it for a man but it ended up being for a giant haha. I guess I should have used a smaller needle and I crochet loose. It looks like an giant acorn sitting on top of my boyfriends head! I still like the stitch though and will probably make something else with it!

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  19. I love this hat! Can't wait to start on it tonight!

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  20. I made this tonight!! It is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. I just finished this pattern and it turned out really nice. I'm giving it to my dad for Christmas. I used a size K hook and it worked fine (I don't have a J yet and was too lazy/too eager to start this hat to go buy one).

    Thanks for the awesome pattern. Masculine hat patterns are hard to find and this one is great.

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  22. Thanks to all for the compliments! It seems to be well received by guys and lets face it...very few handmade items are well received by guys. LOL!!

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  23. I just finished making a version of this hat. I wanted to make it for our daughter (4 years old) so I used fingering weight sock yarn and a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook. I increased the top of the hat to 72 stitches and then did 10 rounds of the texture stitch. It looks amazing and given that it just barely fits over my head, should fit our girly for a long time. :)

    I probably could have gotten away with not doing that extra round of increases but I wasn't sure enough. Now I'm thinking about making one for myself with the lightweight yarn because it looks so delicate and intricate. Thank you for sharing this pattern!

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  24. Thank you for posting this pattern! I was looking for a masculine but interesting pattern (not just single crochets all the way) and this was perfect. I used three different yarns, including a worsted which I doubled. Not quite finished but it looks great so far. Thanks again!

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  25. I'm sorry, but I'm totally confused. I'm on the row where I'm supposed to the the fptc and dc (row 5). If I do the fptc in the same post and then do the dc in the next dc space, I wind up with too many stitches. If I do the fptc in the very next post and then dc in the next dc space, I don't have enough stitches. :-( Do you have a you tube video on how to do row 5? I looked up fptc but there aren't any videos with combines fptc and dc in the same row. I'm loving the look and would LOVE to make this hat.

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    1. Confusion is the name of the game! LOL

      How many stitches do you have on Row 4? You should have 30 dc. Correct? If so, you will be doubling that stitch count on Row 5 by placing one dc in each dc around, but also making one fptc around each stitch.

      Does this help?

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  26. Thank you. I changed the bottom a bit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dark_spinner/8493796718/in/photostream

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  27. The hat looks perfect for a winter of snowboarding on a Minnesota slope. I can see it under the tree wrapped so sparkly and fine for some one very dear.

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  28. Row 5 isn't a big problem only the end-where do I make the slip stitch?

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  29. I don't understand this AT ALL! Help me please!! Okay, so I have 60 dc in row 4, as per the instructions. What I don't understand is if I'm doing the fptc in the next row below it, that row has fewer stitches! So how do the stitches come out even if I'm doing every other? I'm doing the fptc in row 3, right? Or am I doing it in row 4? HELP! PLEASE! :/

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  30. just made this hat yesterday it turned out great and the homeless guy i gave it to loved it \will be making more its awesome thank you

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  31. Renee, not sure if you ever got your help on this hat, but in case anyone else has trouble, you will do the front post stitch into the round four stitches and then the dc on top of the fourth round stitches. I have a book with this stitch in it and just finished a scarf for my husband with it. Glad I found a hat to go with it.

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  32. I found that the top of the hat rippled more than I wanted, so I altered the increases in the first four rounds to flatten the top.

    Round 1: Ch 4, 9 dc into 4th ch from hook (10 dc)
    Round 2: Ch 3 (still counts as first dc), dc into same st, 2dc in next st and each st around (20 dc)
    Round 3: Repeat Round 2 (40 dc)
    Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc next st, *2dc next st, dc next st* repeat from * to end (60 dc)

    Also, as recommended in the comments, I did not start Round 5 with fptc around same st (Ch 3 from previous round). I instead fptc around first dc from Round 4. 

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  33. I am now half way through row 6 and what will be the inside of my hat looks correct (like the pictures above). Why are the stitches looking correct on the inside of the hat and not the outside? Where did I go wrong?

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  34. At what point do I start to decrease stitches so I don't end up with a giant doily?

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  35. Hi Amy, Thank you for the pattern, this hat was so much fun to make I love the thick texture these two simple stitches works into. Plan on making a matching scarf, with this pattern. I also added to your hat pattern a little more depth and texture. When the hat was the length I wanted I turned the hat around and worked three rows from the other side, the turn made the hat automatically turn up and made a perfect cuff! love it. Thanks again...

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  36. Onto my 4th of this lovely hat already for Xmas gifts. Last one I did a reverse single crochet for the final row, real nice masculine look...Gonna try the scarf in one large granny square (rectangle) this pattern can't be turned...

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