Free pattern: Under the Bridge Hat

Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterIn my first year of blogging, I participated in something called the Year of Projects. (If you’re interested, it’s now in it’s fifth year on Ravelry and you can join the group here.) It was a great way to meet other bloggers, and by reading the weekly posts of all the other participants, I was introduced to Sandy from the Bridge and Beyond Project.

Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterSandy is a tireless volunteer who maintains the blog of this grass-roots, volunteer-led effort to provide support to homeless adults, families living in shelters, and others in need in Central Ohio.



This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

I designed this hat to meet the Bridge and Beyond Project’s specifications for donations, but it’s a great unisex project that works up quickly in super bulky yarn.

Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterFor those of you who like “the knit look,” the stitches are worked into the back (third) loop of each half double crochet to mimic stockinette stitch. (If you like the look and prefer medium weight yarn, check out my pattern for the Simple Spiral Beanie, which is available in 8 sizes.)

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Under the Bridge Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulkyCrocheting in the round in the half double crochet stitch’s third loop creates a look to mimic to the stockinette stitch in knitting.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Child, Adult small, Adult large).
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) circumference, 5” (13 cm) length.
    • Infant: 15” (38 cm) circumference, 6.5” (16.5 cm) length.
    • Toddler: 16.5” (42 cm) circumference, 7” (18 cm) length.
    • Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference, 8” (20.5 cm) length.
    • Adult small: 21.25” (54 cm) circumference, 8.5” (21.5 cm) length.
    • Adult large: 23.5” (59.5 cm) circumference, 9” (23 cm) length.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick (5 oz/142 g/125 yds/114 m/100% acrylic) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins in 126 Sequoia, or approximately 125 yds/114 m (125 yds/114 m, 125 yds/114 m, 125 yds/114 m, 250 yds/228 m, 250 yds/228 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size L-11 (8 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker or scrap yarn.

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Gauge

  • Rnds 1-5 in pattern = 4” (10 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in rounds in continuous spirals without joining. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st.
  • Work stitches into back (third) loop of half double crochet stitches when indicated.

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Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Beginning at crown, start with magic adjustable ring. (Oombawka Design has a great magic ring tutorial here).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker in last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 hdcBL in ea st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 6: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 4 sts; rep from * around. (36 sts) INFANT SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 7: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (42 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 8: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around. (48 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 9: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (54 sts) ADULT SMALL SIZE ONLY: Continue to Rnd 11.
  • Rnd 10: *2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 11: HdcBL in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnd 11 until hat measures approximately 5”/13 cm (6.5”/16.5 cm, 7”/18 cm, 8”/20.5 cm, 8.5”/21.5 cm, 9”/23 cm) length from crown.
Under the Bridge Hat, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground Crafter
To measure length from crown, position your ruler at the top of the hat near your first stitches and measure in a straight line to your current row.
  • Rnd 12: Sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2015, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/03/23/free-pattern-under-the-bridge-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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