Crochet Hat

Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Projects, Yarns | 10 comments


A few days ago I made a corespun, then coiled yarn, of merino bamboo blend in rainbow colours. I thought it was quite a pretty yarn, and wanted to crochet something with it! This is what I came up with.

So my crochet skills are not megalithic, but I figured out I could start with a chain circle, which I crocheted into enough times to make an approximate circle, then I just kept adding rows of treble crochet (I think!) and in each row crocheting three into every  other stich with a chain between the groups of trebles, so it turned into a nice flat saucer! I occasionally did a row of single crochet too, for variety..  Then I started reducing, crocheting into every other stitch, until it fit my head! At that point I did a part row, about half way around, then turned and did the next row over that, reducing again in places to make a kind of ‘peak’. It might not have been completely successful! But it sits on the head comfortably, and it has a nice open weave look to it that I like, showing off the colours just fine.

I had my daughter model it for me, she is lucky to be able to wear pretty much any kind of hat. Me, I dont suit hats, but I do like to wear them too 🙂

10 Comments

  1. It is trebles in NZ speak, but I think the Americans call it double crochet.

    • Oh that’s it then Glynis, thank you! My mum taught me to crochet so she must have also used the non American terms. And my recollection of any of it is well faded 😛

  2. gorgeous piece!

  3. Or treble crochet, I mean O.o

    • I am starting to think I might have meant double crochet.. all the terms mix me up, I need to get like a crochet dictionary or something! Its yarn over, pull through one, put through two, pull through two. Probably I meant double, cos treble would be yarn over twice?? *brain bleed*

      • Haha! I only know some terms in Dutch, so I’m no help 😉

      • Haha! Well, I only know the terms in Dutch, so I’m no help 😉

  4. Well, you described it pretty thoroughly, so you can just copy that 🙂 what do you mean by triple crochet?
    You know, it’s so weird, I was telling you the other day about the jacket and dress I want to someday try to crochet. I was just yesterday thinking it would be a good idea to try to make a hat first! So this has given me the right kick in the pants to actually do that, too 😀

  5. The yarn came out quite unusual! Its coiled around a cotton core so its not stretchy, it actually feels and drapes like a cotton yarn, it made a really nice weighted floppy hat 🙂 I should have written the pattern down as I can make it again! doh!

  6. I love it! I have to try that! It’s a thicker yarn, right? It looks really supple!

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