Crochet Pattern: Cobblestone Cap in 3 Sizes

Free crochet pattern: Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora yarn by Underground Crafter | This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

Welcome to the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along! You can find more information about the CAL here. Be sure to share your completed project pictures of this hat for your chance to win one of 23 prizes in the end-of-CAL giveaway here. Today’s pattern is the Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora. This unisex hat uses a self-striping yarn for easy color work and alternating stitch placement for an interesting texture. It’s available in toddler, child, and adult sizes if you’d like to make one for several people on your handmade holiday list.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Supplies for the sample were generously provided by Clover USA and Premier Yarns.

So, if you’re new to Premier Yarns Aurora (as I was, before I made this hat), let me tell you a little about it. It’s an ultra soft, self-striping medium weight yarn. It’s a roving-style yarn on the thicker side of medium weight, so the hat feels very warm and plush. I made my hat with one skein of yarn, but I was playing a game of yarn chicken while finishing the brim, so I’ve listed two skeins for the adult size in case your tension is different than mine and you need more yarn. The toddler and child sizes would definitely use less than one skein. Don’t forget that Premier is offering 10% off your entire purchase (one-time use only) through December 28, 2017 with coupon code MS001 if you’d like to use the same yarn and it isn’t stocked in your local area. 

And, let me tell you a little bit more about the Cobblestone Cap. The hat starts off simple enough by increasing outward from the crown.

Free crochet pattern: Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora yarn by Underground Crafter | This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

By alternating rounds of single crochet with rounds of half double crochet (and by alternating hook placement each round from the back loop to the third loop), you get some really great texture and a bit of a “knit look.”

Free crochet pattern: Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora yarn by Underground Crafter | This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

The brim can be tipped up or down. If you prefer your brims stiff (I like mine a bit softer), you can use a smaller crochet hook or tighter tension when you crochet the brim.

Free crochet pattern: Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora yarn by Underground Crafter | This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

Best of all (for me at least), there’s enough room inside of the Cobblestone Cap to cover up even the worst hair days.

Free crochet pattern: Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora yarn by Underground Crafter | This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

Don’t forget that this pattern is part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along! Share your completed project picture here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 8, 2018 for your chance to win one of 23 great prizes!

2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet - Join 15 crochet designers and thousands of crocheters as we count down to the winter holiday season while crocheting gifts and decorations. Share finished project pictures on Underground Crafter for your chance to win awesome prizes including yarn, hooks, patterns, and more from 22 different companies.

If you make your own version of the Cobblestone Cap, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Cobblestone Cap

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora yarn by Underground Crafter | This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Toddler (Child, Adult). Photographed sample is size Adult.
    • Toddler: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.
    • Child: 17.5” (44.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • Adult: 19” (48.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) height.

Materials


  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 6 = 4.25” (11 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – third loop only
  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • FL – front loop only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 sts together – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 sts together – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s)         stitch(es)
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Increase Rounds

  • Starting at crown, ch 2.
  • Round 1: Sk 1 ch, 8 sc in next ch, join with sl st to first sc. (8 sts)
  • Round 2: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 hdcBL in each st] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 sc3L in next st, sc3L in next st] around, join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 2 sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (32 sts)
  • Round 5: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 sc3L in next st, sc3L in next 3 sts] around, join with sl st to first sc. (40 sts)
  • Round 6: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 4 sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (48 sts)
  • Round 7: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 sc3L in next st, sc3L in next 5 sts] around, join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts)
  • Round 8: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 6 sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (64 sts)
  • Round 9: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 sc3L in next st, sc3L in next 7 sts] around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts)
  • Round 10: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 hdcBL in next st, hdcBL in next 8 sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (80 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue to Work Even Round 1 (below).
  • Round 11: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 sc3L in next st, sc3L in next 9 sts] around, join with sl st to first sc. (88 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: Continue to Work Even Round 2 (below).
  • Round 12: Ch 1, starting in same st [2 hdcBL in next st. hdcBL in next 10 sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. (96 sts)

Work Even Rounds

  • Work Even Round 1: Ch 1, starting in same st [sc3L in next st] around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Work Even Round 2: Ch 1, starting in same st [hdcBL in next st] around, join with sl st to first hdc.
  • Rep Work Even Rounds 1-2 until hat measures approximately 5.5” (6.25”, 7”)/14 cm (16 cm, 18 cm) from crown, ending after Work Even Round 1.

Decrease Rounds

  • Decrease Round 1: Ch 1, starting in same st [hdcBL2tog, hdcBL in next 8 (9, 10) sts] around, join with sl st to first sc. — 72 (80, 88) sts
  • Decrease Round 2: Ch 1, starting in same st [sc3L2tog, sc3L in next 7 (8, 9) sts] around, join with sl st to first sc. — 64 (72, 80) sts
  • Decrease Round 3: Ch 1, starting in same st [hdcBL2tog, hdcBL in next 6 (7, 8) sts] around, join with sl st to first hdc. — 56 (64, 72) sts
  • Rep Work Even Rounds 1-2 until hat measures approximately 6.5” (7.25”, 8”)/16.5 cm (18.5 cm, 20.5 cm) from crown, ending after Work Even Round 2.
  • Rep Work Even Round 1 once more. Fasten off.

Brim

  • With right (front) side of hat facing, skip 18 (21, 24) sts from last st of final Round, join yarn with sl st to next st.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 19 (21, 23) sts, slstFL in next st. — 20 (22, 24) sts
  • Row 2: Turn, sk sl st, *2 scBL in next st, scBL in next st, 2 scBL in next st,** scBL across to last 3 sts, rep from * to **, slstBL in next st. — 24 (26, 28) sts
  • Row 3: Turn, sk sl st, *2 scFL in next st, scFL in next st, 2 scFL in next st,** scFL across to last 3 sts, rep from * to **, slstFL in next st — 28 (30, 32) sts
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until desired brim size is reached, ending after Row 2.
  • Final Row: Turn, sk sl st, slstFL in ea st across, slstFL in next st. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong (inside) side of hat.
© 2017 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/2017/09/03/free-crochet-pattern-cobblestone-cap-in-3-sizes. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Don’t forget that this pattern is part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along! Share your completed project picture here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 8, 2018 for your chance to win one of 23 great prizes!

2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet - Join 15 crochet designers and thousands of crocheters as we count down to the winter holiday season while crocheting gifts and decorations. Share finished project pictures on Underground Crafter for your chance to win awesome prizes including yarn, hooks, patterns, and more from 22 different companies.

If you make your own version of the Cobblestone Cap, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

Add the the Cobblestone Cap to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

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Free crochet pattern: Cobblestone Cap in Premier Yarns Aurora yarn by Underground Crafter | This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet.

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