Crochet Pattern: Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat

Profile of woman in lacy crochet hat in chunky yarn | Free crochet pattern: Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn by Underground CrafterThough I tend to crochet unisex hats for my handmade gift closet so I can decide later who to gift them to, once in a while, I make a more feminine crochet hat to keep or to gift to someone special. For this hat, I combined a chunky yarn with one of my favorite, easy lacy stitches to make a feminine beanie topped with a bobble “pom pom.”

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A few months ago, I was sent some of Craftsy’s (relatively) new yarn, Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky, to try. I had quite a few project ideas but I kept coming back to the idea of a hat.

Woman in lacy crochet hat in chunky yarn smiling and wearing silver coat | Free crochet pattern: Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn by Underground CrafterI’ve been burned by single skeins of super bulky yarn before. And, by “burned,” I mean that I’ve lost that game of yarn chicken. I had to stop my project at the last row, or pull it back and add stripes, or give up entirely.

Woman in lacy crochet hat in chunky yarn facing down | Free crochet pattern: Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn by Underground CrafterFor this hat, I actually won that game of yarn chicken, but barely. (As in, I didn’t have to “fasten off” because there was no yarn left after the last stitch.) If you’re less daring than I was, may I suggest getting 2 skeins of Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky for your version of the Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat?

Back of woman with silver coat and crochet hat in chunky yarn | Free crochet pattern: Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn by Underground CrafterThe double v-stitch is one of my favorite, classic crochet combinations, and it combines well with this yarn. I didn’t have enough yarn for a pom pom at the end, so I designed a creative decrease that forms bobbles for the top. It’s much more secure, too, if you have the tendency to lose your pom poms after a few washings.

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Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Profile of woman in lacy crochet hat in chunky yarn | Free crochet pattern: Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn by Underground CrafterThis chunky, feminine hat works up quickly from headband to crown.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Materials

  • Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m) – 2 skeins in 502-012 Suede, or approximately 120 yd (109 m) in any super bulky weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 1 skein of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you will run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 2 skeins of yarn just in case.
  • US Size L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 8 sts = 2.5” (6.5 cm) wide in pattern for headband. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dv-st – double v-stitch – (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st or sp
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • Headband is worked flat in rows and then seamed. Hat is then worked in the round with the right side facing.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows and Rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • A tutorial for the slip stitch seam is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Headband

  • Ch 9.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until headband measures approximately 21” (53.5 cm).
  • Join short edges with a slip stitch seam in the back loops on the right (front) side.

Work base of hat evenly

  • Rnd 1: Working along circumference of hat, ch 1, work 56 sc evenly in sides of headband rows, join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st, *sk 3 sts,** dv-st in next st; rep from * around to last 3 sts, rep from * to ** once, 2 dc in first st, join with sc (counts as ch-1 sp, here and throughout) to first dc. (14 dv-st = 56 sts + 14 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, *sk 4 sts, dv-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around to last 2 sts, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, join with sc to first dc.
  • Rep Rnd 3 until hat measures approximately 6” (15 cm) from start.

Decrease to crown

  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, *sk 4 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, to last 2 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in first ch-1 sp, join with sc to first dc. (28 sts + 14 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc in same ch-1 sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in ch-1 sp; rep from * around to last st, sk 1 st, sl st to first dc to join. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, dc in same st, *sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * around to last st, sk 1 st, sl st to first dc to join. (7 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st, *[yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops]** twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook; rep from * once, rep from * to ** 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, join with sl st to top of first st, fasten off. (3 bobbles)

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2018 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/2018/02/07/crochet-pattern-chunky-double-v-stitch-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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5 Comments

  1. February 8, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    That looks so cute! I’ll have to pin it to save for a time I’m feeling a little more adventurous with my crocheting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Diane Coto
    February 10, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Lovin’ your new phrase ‘yarn chicken’. I’ll have to remember that since I’ve played the game a time or two myself.

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