Crochet Pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

The Diagonal Swirl Cowl pairs a textured, traveling crochet stitch pattern with a unique, hand dyed yarn to create a beautiful neckwarmer. It’s a quick-to-make project with a stitch pattern that lets the yarn shine.

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Last year, Felicity from BellaTuBoheme started collaborating with me as a guest contributor. She shared three crochet designs as guest posts (A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap, Basket of Posies Clutch, and the Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker). Felicity also makes stitch markers and is an indie yarn dyer, and I confess that I was eager to try out her beautiful colorways. Imagine my excitement when this showed up in the mail one day.

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

Yes, that’s right. It’s some of Felicity’s Caterpillar DK yarn. It was a beauty on the hank…

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

… and a beauty wound up.

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

That’s when that quiet panic that happens when you see a yarn that is “too beautiful to use” started to set in. But, I was determined to make something with it!

One of the challenges of designing with indie dyed yarns is to find a stitch pattern that doesn’t compete with the yarn for attention. I think I found the perfect match in this diagonal swirl stitch pattern.

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

This pattern is listed as intermediate because it uses post stitches, but a patient beginner can definitely make it.

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

It doesn’t take too long to finish, either, because it’s relatively short. The pattern does tend to curl a bit, so you will probably need to block it, as I did.

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

Now you may notice that I appear to have a really even tan in this picture. Actually, it’s windburn. I had just come inside from walking around during one of those polar vortex days and I was a bit wind whipped. But my neck was nice and cozy under my cowl!

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

You can wear your version with the buttons in the front or the back, or off to the side. The shell border adds a nice finishing touch.

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Diagonal Swirl Cowl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

This quick cowl uses a traveling stitch to add texture. It’s a great project to make with hand dyed yarn since the simple stitch pattern lets the yarn shine.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 22.5” (57 cm) long x 7” (18 cm) wide after blocking.

Materials

  • BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn (100 % wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/250 yd/229 m) – 2 skein in any colorway, or approximately 300 yd (274 m) in any light weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 0.75” sew-through or shank buttons – 5 buttons.
  • Yarn needle with an eye small enough to fit through button holes.

Gauge

  • 24 sts (including ch-1 sp) = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
  • 17 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Sk st on current row behind FPdc. A video tutorial for this pattern is available here
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated. 
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This stitch pattern has a tendency to curl. I recommend blocking the finished project, using a wet block or a heavy spray block, to straighten the finished cowl. If you are new to blocking, read Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.

Pattern Instructions

Cowl

  • Ch 29 (or any multiple of 4 sts + 1).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (28 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *FPdc around previous st 2 rows below, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last st, FPdc around previous st 2 rows below.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *FPdc around previous FPdc 2 rows below, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, FPdc around previous st 2 rows below, *sc in next 3 sts, FPdc around previous FPdc 2 rows below; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *FPdc around previous FPdc 2 rows below, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, FPdc around previous FPdc 2 rows below, sc in last st.
  • Rep Rows 2-9 until cowl measures approximately 21” (53.5 cm) long.

Button Band

  • Rows 10-14: Rep Row 2, 5 times.
Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

Edging, Button Holes, and Shell Border

  • Row 1: Staying on Wrong Side and turning to work along long edge, ch 2, sc in side of each row across to foundation chain, ch 2, sc in first st, [sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3, sc in next st] 5 times, sc in next 2 sts.
  • Row 2: Turn to Right Side, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, [sc in next st, sc in ea of next 3 ch, sc in next st] 5 times, sc in next st, sl st to ch-2 sp. 
  • Row 3: Staying on Right Side and working along long edge, ch 1, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, *sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sl st in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, fasten off.
Free crochet pattern: Diagonal Swirl Cowl in BellaTuBoheme Caterpillar DK yarn by Underground Crafter

Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with a long strand of yarn (approximately 1 yd/1 m long). Position buttons on Button Band (Rows 10-14) with Right Side facing. Sew buttons in place so each button is centered between corresponding button hole. After each button, weave in yarn on Wrong Side of Button Band to reach next button position. Fasten off after all 5 buttons are attached.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/02/05/crochet-pattern-diagonal-swirl-cowl Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker by BellaTuBoheme

Free crochet pattern: Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker by BellaTuBoheme for Underground CrafterI’m glad to have Felicity from BellaTuBoheme back to share the crochet pattern for a pretty, last-minute accessory. The Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker is easy to make while busting through your yarn, button, and ribbon stash to use up small remnants!

Free crochet pattern: Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker by BellaTuBoheme for Underground CrafterThis post includes affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.

About Felicity Kiser

Indie yarn dyer and crochet designer Felicity Kiser/BellaTuBohemeFelicity is a Texas born and raised textile artist who has been passionate about needlecrafts for nearly 20 years. Art-forms she enjoys include embroidery, crochet, and knitting, to name just a few, and she’s currently learning to felt. She’s the indie yarn dyer and designer behind BellaTuBoheme, an Etsy shop where she sells fibre and fashion items. Her favorite colors are purple, green, blue, and orange. She prefers tea to coffee, and she’s an Aquarius. One of her favorite pastimes is cuddling up with her two kitties, a movie, and some yarn for a few hours of quiet creating.

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Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker

Crochet Pattern by BellaTuBoheme

Free crochet pattern: Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker by BellaTuBoheme for Underground CrafterNotes from Underground Crafter:

  • This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations. You can find a complete list of abbreviations here.
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This project is a good stash-buster, as I designed it to use up a variety of different odds and ends. It is perfect for those chilly, sunny days in early Spring or Autumn when it’s too warm for a heavy scarf but cool enough to require some extra coverage.

Materials:

  • 10g fingering weight yarn
  • 10g worsted weight yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • One button (1/2inch or larger)
  • A yard of ribbon
  • 2mm crochet hook
  • 4mm crochet hook

Make Collar

  • With fingering weight yarn and 2mm crochet hook, ch 88.
  • Row 1: dc in 6th ch from hook,*ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st** to end of row. Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch-1 space of next row). Turn.
  • Rows 2-7: Skip 1st two sts (last dc and ch-2 space from previous row), dc in next st. *Ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st* * to end of row. Ch 4. Turn.
  • At the end of row 7, ch 1 instead of 4. Turn.
  • Edging: 3 sc into first ch-1 space, *sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 space* * across row to last ch-1 space. 3 sc into last ch-1 space. Instead of turning, continue down the side of your fabric, making 18 more sc evenly along the edge. Continue along the underside of work now, sc evenly across the bottom of each st until the corner, make 3 sc in corner st, and then continue up the last edge again making 18 sc evenly up the side. Join with sl st to first sc. End off. Weave in ends.

Free crochet pattern: Pixie-Goth Lace-Up Choker by BellaTuBoheme for Underground CrafterMake Flower

  • With worsted weight yarn and size 4mm crochet hook, ch 5 and join with slst to form ring.
  • Round 1: Ch 6, *dc into ring, ch 3.** Repeat from * 4 times, slst into 3rd ch of first ch-6 to join. (5 Petals made)
  • Round 2: Ch 1, *sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc** in each ch-3 space around. Slst in beginning ch 1 to join.
  • Round 3: Ch 1, slst around first base dc (first Round 1 dc) from the back. *Ch 6, slst around next base dc.** Repeat from * all the way around. Join with slst in beginning slst. (5 Petals made)
  • Round 4: Ch 1, *sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2dc, hdc, sc** in each ch 6 space around. Slst in beginning ch 1 to join.
  • End off and weave in ends.

Finishing

  • Using your button as an anchor through the middle of the flower, attach them both by sewing to one side of your finished collar. To wear, run the ribbon through one corner of the mesh, place the collar around your neck with the edges meeting in front, and lace the ribbon through the spaces in the mesh on both edges as you would a shoe or a corset, skipping 1 space between each laced space to give you a nicely defined criss-cross. Finish with a bow.

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© 2019 by Felicity Kiser (BellaTuBoheme) and published with permission by 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 Felicity’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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/01/21crochet-pattern-pixie-goth-lace-up-choker-by-bellatuboheme. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Crochet Pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTuBoheme

Black and gray crochet clutch with green applique flowers attached | Free crochet pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTu Boheme for Underground CrafterI’m excited to share another guest post by Felicity from BellaTuBoheme! The Basket of Posies Clutch is a two-toned basketweave clutch adorned with crocheted flower appliques. It’s a great way to show off your handmade style when you’re out, and Felicity even included several ideas for how to line it to keep your items secure.

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About Felicity Kiser

Indie yarn dyer and crochet designer Felicity Kiser/BellaTuBohemeFelicity is a Texas born and raised textile artist who has been passionate about needlecrafts for nearly 20 years. Art-forms she enjoys include embroidery, crochet, and knitting, to name just a few, and she’s currently learning to felt. She’s the indie yarn dyer and designer behind BellaTuBoheme, an Etsy shop where she sells fibre and fashion items. Her favorite colors are purple, green, blue, and orange. She prefers tea to coffee, and she’s an Aquarius. One of her favorite pastimes is cuddling up with her two kitties, a movie, and some yarn for a few hours of quiet creating.

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Basket of Posies Clutch

Crochet Pattern by BellaTuBoheme

Black and gray crochet clutch with green applique flowers attached | Free crochet pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTu Boheme for Underground CrafterA crochet clutch in two-tone basket weave.

Materials:

  • 4.5mm hook
  • 2.5mm hook
  • 9”x12” (23 cm x 30.5 cm) piece of felt in desired color (for lining)
  • 1 skein Knit Picks Brava Sport in Cobblestone Heather (Color A)
  • 1 skein Knitpicks Brava Sport in Black (Color B)
  • 10g desired fingering/sock weight yarn for crocheting posies
  • A button
  • Pins, a needle, and thread for finishing
  • Beads or buttons for the centers of your flowers (optional)

Gauge:

  • With 4.5mm hook in pattern, 16 st x 12 rows = 4.5″ (11.5 cm)

Abbreviations:

  • BPdc = back post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • FPdc = front post double crochet = Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • Rnd = Round
  • RS = right (front) side
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong (back) side
  • yo = yarn over

To Change Colors:

  • When working last dc of section with current working color, yo, place hook through st, yo and pull up a loop (making 3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops, drop working color and pick up new color, with new color yo and pull through last 2 loops of dc.

Pattern Note:

  • Do not cut yarn at color changes. Instead, carry it along as you progress, keeping unused thread and floats on the WS of work at all times by carrying yarn in front on WS rows and in back on RS rows. Also, be careful to keep floats below your stitches, particularly when working FPdc on WS and bp dc on RS, otherwise they will be seen on the RS of your work.

Pattern Instructions:

  • With color A and 4.5mm hook, make a base ch of 41 sts.

Weave Section Part 1:

  • Row 1: (WS) Sc in second ch from hook and evenly across. (40 sc.) Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 2: (RS) Dc in first 5 stitches, change to B and dc in next 5 st, *change back to A and make 5 dc, change again to B and make 5 dc. Repeat from * twice more. (40 dc. 4 sections of stitches in color A and 4 sections in color B, in the order of ABABABAB). Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 3: (WS) Continuing with B, make 5 FPdc. Change to A. With A make 5 BPdc. *With B again, make 5 FPdc. Change once more to A and make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 4: (RS) *With A make 5 FPdc. Change to B. With B make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Change to A once more. Ch 2. Turn. Weave Section Part 1 Finished.

Weave Section Part 2:

  • Row 5: (WS) *With A make 5 BPdc. Change to B. Make 5 FPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 6: (RS) *With B make 5 BPdc. Change to A. Make 5 FPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Row 7: (WS) Repeat Row 5, changing back to A before ch 2. Weave Section Part 2 Finished.

Weave Section Part 3:

  • Row 8: (RS) *With A make 5 FPdc. Change to B. Make 5 BPdc. Repeat from * 3x more. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Rows 9 & 10: Repeat Rows 3 & 4. Weave Section Part 3 Finished.
  • Repeat Weave Sections 2 and 3 until piece measures approximately 12” (30.5 cm) long.
  • Last Row: With A, sc evenly across all 40 st, making 3 sc in last st. Rotate work counterclockwise and sc evenly along side edge, making 3 sc into the last corner. Rotate again and sc across bottom of work, once more making 3 sc into last st. Rotate and work up the other side, completing the sc border. 2 sc in same st as first sc of border. Sl st to join.

Assembly:

  • Finish off and weave in ends. Lay your piece of felt onto the WS of your crocheted fabric. Pin in place, and sew their edges together using your needle and thread. If prefered, you could use a sewing machine for this part, or even hot glue if you like.
  • Once your crocheted fabric is lined with the felt, and with the felt side facing you, fold the bottom 4” (10 cm) up and sew the edges of your wallet together, forming a pocket. The remaining top 4” (10 cm) section is now your wallet closure flap.
  • Sew your button onto the outside of the pocket, closer to the top edge if you want more space when it’s closed or closer to the bottom if you prefer a slimmer clutch.
  • Attach color A to the middle of the edge of your wallet closure flap, make a chain long enough to fit around your button snuggly but not so tightly that it will be a struggle for you, and sl st back into the same place you joined, forming a button loop. Finish off and weave in ends.

Black and gray crochet clutch open with money and other items inside | Free crochet pattern: Basket of Posies Clutch by BellaTu Boheme for Underground CrafterMake Posies:

Posies: (Make 8)

  • With 2.5mm hook and fingering/sock yarn, ch 5 and sl st in first st to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: *Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, sl st in ring. Repeat from * 4x more, for a total of 5 petals.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in the back loops only, *sc in each st of the next petal’s first ch-3 sp, sc in each of the 2 dc, sc in each st of the petal’s last ch-3 sp (8 sc). Repeat from * for each of the 5 petals. (40sc total).
  • End off. Weave in ends.
  • Sew/glue 7 posies to outer edge of closure flap, and 1 to a back corner. Accent the middles of your posies with beads or buttons if desired.
© 2018 by Felicity Kiser (BellaTuBoheme) and published with permission by 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 Felicity’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/2018/02/12/crochet-pattern-basket-of-posies-clutch. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Crochet Pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.I’m so excited to introduce Felicity Kiser from BellaTuBoheme as a new guest contributor to Underground Crafter! Felicity will be sharing her crochet designs with us. Today’s pattern is A Night in Paris, a newsboy hat pattern that updates a classic, romantic look from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today!

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About Felicity Kiser

Indie yarn dyer and crochet designer Felicity Kiser/BellaTuBohemeFelicity is a Texas born and raised textile artist who has been passionate about needlecrafts for nearly 20 years. Art-forms she enjoys include embroidery, crochet, and knitting, to name just a few, and she’s currently learning to felt. She’s the indie yarn dyer and designer behind BellaTuBoheme, an Etsy shop where she sells fibre and fashion items. Her favorite colors are purple, green, blue, and orange. She prefers tea to coffee, and she’s an Aquarius. One of her favorite pastimes is cuddling up with her two kitties, a movie, and some yarn for a few hours of quiet creating.

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Urban Slouch Hats

A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap

Crochet Pattern by BellaTuBoheme

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.A sophisticated, slouchy newsy that marries the fashions of late 19th Century France and early 20th Century New York. Invoking romance and imbuing confidence, this chic cap is a must-have for every classy girl’s wardrobe.

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  • Difficulty: Intermediate Beginner
  • Size: M/L
  • Note: I designed this hat with a very loose fitting band which is most comfortable for me, so if you prefer yours more snug or want to fit it to a smaller head my suggestion is to use a 5 mm or smaller hook in place of the 5.5 mm.

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.Materials:

  • 6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3 skeins sport weight yarn, at least 250 yd each (I used Knitpicks Brava Sport in Cotton Candy)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations Used In This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – Yo, [insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through 3 loops, yo and draw through 2 loops.
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.Gauge:

  • With 6 mm hook and 3 strands of sport weight yarn – 16 dc x 8 rows = 6.5” x 6.5”
  • With 5.5 mm hook and 3 strands of sport weight yarn – 16 sc x 15 rows = 6” x 6”

To Work the Body

  • Beginning with larger hook and using all 3 strands of yarn held together, ch 4 and join with sl st to form ring. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Make 8 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to join. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 2: FPdc around first sc (the same sc as previous sl st) dc in the same sc (increase made). *FPdc around next sc, dc in same sc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 8 dc- 16 sts total) Sl st in first FPdc to join. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 3: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 16 dc – 24 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 4: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 2 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FP dc, 24 dc – 32 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 5: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously slcst in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 3 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 32 dc – 40 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 6: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 4 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 4 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 PFdc, 40 dc – 48 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 7: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 5 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 5 dblc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 48 dc – 56 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 8: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 6 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 6 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 56 dc – 64 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 9: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 7 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same FPdc, dc in next 7 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 64 dc – 72 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 10: FPdc around first FPdc (the same one as previously sl st in), dc in same FPdc (increase made), dc in next 8 dc. *FPdc around next FPdc, dc in same dc, dc in next 8 dc. Repeat from * around. (8 FPdc, 72 dc – 80 sts total) Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnds 11 – 13: Work even, continuing to make FPdc around each FPdc of previous Rnd. DO NOT work dc in same st as FPdc for the remainder of the pattern. (80 sts around). At the end of each Rnd, join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 14: *FPdc, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog (decrease made), dc in each of next 4 sts. Repeat from *around. (72 sts total). Join with sl st in first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 15: *FPdc, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (64 sts total) Join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 16: *FPdc, dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (56 sts total) Join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 2.
  • Rnd 17: *FPdc, dc2tog, dc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (48 sts total) Join with sl st to first FPdc. Ch 1.
  • Change to smaller hook.

Free crochet pattern: A Night in Paris Cabbie Cap by BellaTuBoheme in Knit Picks Brava Sport for Underground Crafter | This newsy hat updates classic looks from the Paris and New York streets of yesteryear for today.To Work the Band

  • Rnd 18: Sc in same st as sl st and in each st around. (48 sc) Join with sl st to first sc. Ch 1.
  • Rnds 19 – 21: Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY, repeat Rnd 18 – 3 more times.

To Work The Brim

  • Row 22: Working this time in the FRONT LOOPS ONLY,  sc 15. Ch 1. Turn work.
  • Row 23 – 26: Work evenly back and forth on 15 sc, ch 1 at the end of each row except the last. Do not turn work after Row 26.

Finishing

  • Row 27: Continuing from the end of Row 26, make a second sc into the same st as previous sc. Working down the edge of the brim, make 5 sc into the edge of each row. Now turn your work and, working along the underside of the brim where it joins the band, sc evenly across the 15 visible loops from Row 22. Turn again and work 5 sc up this edge of the brim as you did with the first side. Sc in same st as first sc of Row 26. Join with sl st to next sc.
  • End off, leaving a 6” tail. Weave in ends.
  • Wear with your favorite outfit and a smile.
© 2018 by Felicity Kiser (BellaTuBoheme) and published with permission by 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 Felicity’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/2018/01/12/crochet-pattern-a-night-in-paris-cabbie-cap. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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