Drops in the Water - Crochet Hat







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Today's pattern is the Drops in the Water Crochet Hat - very artsy, I know.

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 P.S. Make sure you scope the pattern notes for how you can adjust this pattern for worsted weight yarn!




Drops in the Water - Crochet Hat

Materials: 

  • baby weight yarn (Ex: bernat baby, yarn bee baby, etc) 
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
  • and don't forget your pom pom ! 


Abbreviations:

  • CH - Chain
  • SLST - Slip Stitch
  • DC - Double crochet
  • FPDC - Front post double crochet
  • BPDC - Back post double crochet
  • FPTC - Front post treble crochet : Yarn over twice before working around the stitch. Then, pull through 2 loops 3 times.
  • FPQC (I'm almost 100% certain I made this abbreviation up) - Front Post Quadruple Crochet : Yarn over three times before working around the stitch. Then, pull through 2 loops 4 times.


Pattern Notes: 

  • CH 1 at the beginning of rounds NEVER counts as a stitch.
  • This hat is worked in multiples of 12.
  • To make this hat in a worsted weight version with a 5 mm hook: Make your beginning chain 72. On Round 7, increase by doing 5 FPDC and 2 FPDC around the next stitch to bring your stitch count to 84. Otherwise, follow the pattern as written.




Pattern:

CH 96. SLST into the first CH to create a loop.

Round 1: CH 1  (never counts as a stitch). In the same stitch, DC. DC in every stitch around. SLST into the top of the first DC to close the round (96).

Round 2-6: CH 1. *2 FPDC. 2 BPDC. Repeat from * until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close. (96).

Round 7 (increase round): CH 1. *7 FPDC. 2 FPDC around the next stitch. Repeat from * until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the 1st FPDC to close the round (108).

Round 8 (Cabling round): CH 1. *Skip 3 stitches. 2 FPTC. 1 FPQC. Work IN FRONT of the stitches you just created to work around the skipped stitches (always work in the order the stitches were skipped). 1 FPQC. 2 FPTC. Skip 3 stitches. 2 FPTC. 1 FPQC. Work BEHIND the stitches you just created to work around the skipped stitches. 1 FPQC. 2 FPTC.  Repeat from * until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the FPTC closest to the the start of the round (it will be a stitch that is sticking out from behind the twist created by your cable work). (108)

See below for photo references on how the cabling should look: 




Skip 3 stitches

Reach in front of the stitches you just created to work around the skipped stitches. You will have a "twist" that looks like the stitches are laying on top of each other.

Skip 3 stitches again

Work behind the stitches you just created to work around the 3 skipped stitches. I like to do this by peeling the 3 stitches down so I can easily see the three skipped stitches I should be working around. If you do it correctly, your new "twist" will look like it's mirroring the first one you had made.


Round 9: CH 1. *6 FPDC (Be sure to crochet the 3 stitches on the bottom of the twist. Then, crochet around the 3 stitches on top of the twist). 6 FPDC (be sure to crochet the 3 stitches on top of the twist. Then, crochet around the stitches on the bottom of the twist). Repeat from * until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close the round. (108).

Round 10: CH 1. FPDC every stitch around. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close the round. (108).

Round 11 (Cabling Round): CH 1.* Skip 3 stitches. 2 FPTC. 1 FPQC. Work BEHIND the stitches you just created to work around the skipped stitches (always work in the order the stitches were skipped). 1 FPQC. 2 FPQC.  Skip 3 stitches. 2 FPTC. 1 FPQC. Work IN FRONT of the stitches you just created to work around the skipped stitches. 1 FPQC. 2 FPTC. Repeat from * until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the FPTC to close the round (108).

Round 12: CH 1. *6 FPDC (be sure to crochet the 3 stitches on top of the twist. Then, crochet around the stiches on the bottom of the twist). 6 FPDC (Be sure to crochet the 3 stitches on the bottom of the twist. Then, crochet around the 3 stitches on top of the twist). Repeat from * until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close the round (108).

Round 13: CH 1. FPDC every stitch around. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close the round. (108).

Round 14 - 26: Repeat Rounds 8-13 two more times.

Round 27-29: Repeat Rounds 8-10

Crown decrease:

Round 30: CH 1. FPDC 2tog until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close the round ( 54).

Round 31: CH 1. FPDC 2tog until the end of the round. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close the round ( 27).

Round 32: CH 1. FPDC 2tog until the last stitch of the round. FPDC around the last stitch. SLST into the top of the first FPDC to close the round (14).

Fasten off your working yarn and turn your hat inside out. Weave the tail in and out of the loops at the top of the hat and pull it closed like a drawstring. Knot your tail and weave in any loose ends.
Optional: add a pom pom ( always a good choice, in my humble opinion!)




"Drops in the Water Hat" - Crochet Tutorial: 






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