Crochet Pattern: Color Block Slouchy Hat

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter

I’m excited to kick of the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase with the free crochet pattern for the Color Block Slouchy Hat. This beginner-friendly pattern is crocheted flat and then seamed. It uses the pebble stitch, also known as the lemon peel stitch, a simple stitch combination that adds lots of texture to a pattern. You can wear this hat so many different ways and the Pattern Notes explain how to easily customize it to fit any size head!

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You may be wondering about the Color Block Slouchy Hat. It’s a design I made to match the free crochet pattern for the Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter

I had Patons Alpaca Blend yarn left over after finishing the scarf, and I thought a matching hat would be great. When I was thinking about the best way to make a color blocked hat, I decided to crochet it flat in rows.

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | woman in silver coat wearing color blocked hat

And, I wanted to use one of my all-time favorite stitch patterns, the pebble stitch. Recently, I’ve seen other designers calling in the lemon peel stitch, so you may have heard that name. (If you love this stitch, too, try my free crochet patterns for the Pebble Stitch Hat or the Pebble Rib Scarf.)

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of hat

The color blocking makes this hat versatile. You can wear it with the colors split down the front, or wear it with one color showing at the front and the other color showing at the back.

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of hat

I’ve also included instructions for customizing the size to fit any head. You can use any weight of yarn, too — as long as you match it an appropriately sized hook, of course.

If you make your own Color Block Slouchy Hat, 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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Color Block Slouchy Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | collage of 4 flat lay photos of hat

This beginner-friendly hat is crocheted flat and then seamed. Follow the Pattern Notes to easily customize this pattern to fit another sized head. 

This is the first pattern in the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase. Learn more about the Showcase and how you can get 31 free and discounted crochet patterns and enter for your chance to win one of 13 prizes here.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 11” (28 cm) height with instructions for adjusting to fit other head sizes.

Materials

  • Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (60% acrylic/22% wool/10% nylon/8% alpaca, 3.5 oz/100 g, 155 yd/142 m) – 1 skein each in 01018 Ultraviolet (CA) and 01002 Smoke (CB), or approximately 138 yd (126 m) in each of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Extra-Large Pom Pom Maker (optional).

Gauge

  • 12 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop in crochet here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Swellamy Crochet has helpful photos showing “the cinch method” of closing a slouchy beanie here
  • A helpful tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • You can use this “recipe” for the Color Block Slouchy Hat to make a hat in a different size or using a thicker or thinner yarn with an appropriately sized hook. Remember that changing the gauge or the size may mean you will need more or less yarn than I’ve used.
  • To customize this hat pattern to a different finished size:
    • The starting chain will determine the height of the hat. Since this hat is slouchy and the brim can roll up, I added 3” (7.5 cm) to the height I wanted for the finished hat. Adjust your starting chain so that it is as long as you want your hat to be tall.
    • The rows will determine the circumference of the hat. I recommend 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) of negative ease for hats. This means that the hat will measure 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) smaller than the circumference of the head you want the hat to fit. Once you know the circumference for your hat, work the length of each color to measure approximately half of the hat circumference.
    • If you want to make the hat for someone whose head you can’t measure, my preferred hat sizing chart is this one from Top Toppers. Remember that this lists head circumference, not hat circumference.

Pattern Instructions

Slouchy Hat

  • With CA, ch 33, or any odd number of chains.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until project measures approximately 11” (28 cm), or approximately half of desired finished hat circumference. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 3: Turn, join CB with sl st to first st, ch 1, starting in first st, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until project measures approximately 22” (56 cm), or approximately the desired finished hat circumference.  Fasten off CB with a long yarn tail for seaming, approximately 36” (91.5 cm) long.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Weave yarn needle through each stitch on long edge (the edge with both colors). Slowly tighten yarn tail to pull top of hat closed (see Pattern Notes for link to “cinch method” pictures). You may need to sew top of hat closed after tightening yarn tail for larger sizes.
  • Continue to seam side of hat by joining each of the shorter edges together using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).
  • Make pom pom following instructions on Clover Extra-Large Pom Pom Maker. Make half in CA and half in CB. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Attach pom pom to top (cinched end) of hat using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 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/2019/03/01/crochet-pattern-color-block-slouchy-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Charlie Hat in 4 Sizes

Get ready for the colder weather with the Charlie Hat! This crochet beanie pattern has lots of texture and a pom pom to embellish it. The Charlie Hat is made with a self-patterning yarn that does all the color work for you. Best of all, it’s available in 4 sizes from newborn through adult, so you can make up one for most everyone in the family (or on your handmade holiday gift list).

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

I love making scarves with Lion Brand Scarfie because each skein has enough yarn to finish an entire project. Get my free crochet patterns for the Bulky Faux Mistake Rib Scarf and the Walking in the Sand Scarf if you love textured, unisex (one-skein!) scarves, too. But I’ve been making a lot of pom pom beanies and slouchy hats lately, and pom poms (especially the extra large ones I make with my Clover Pom Pom Maker) eat up a good deal of yarn. I thought I’d try out Scarfie for a hat, and I love the result. I hope you do, too!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I struggle with naming my patterns, so you may wonder why I settled on the Charlie Hat for this project. Lately I’ve been listening to audiobooks instead of music during my commute, so I can crochet and “read” at the same time. (According to at least one cognitive scientist, listening to audiobooks can be counted as reading, so I’m going with that!) While I was working on this hat, I was listening to Firestarter by Stephen King. I have seen the movie several times and I wanted to see how the book was different (and similar).

When the hat was finished, I shared a picture with my friend, Pia from Stitches n Scraps. She thought the colors had the look of flames and fire so I went with the Charlie Hat, named after Charlie McGee.

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Charlie Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Light a fire under your cold weather accessories with the textured, pom pom embellished Charlie Hat.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant, Child, Teen/Adult). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult. Height measurements do not include pom pom.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.
    • Infant: 15.75” (40 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height.
    • Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Scarfie yarn (78% acrylic/22% wool, 5.3 oz/150 g/312 yd/285 m) – 1 skein in 205 Cranberry Black, or approximately 225 yd (206 m) in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker – small for newborn and infant sizes or extra large for child and adult/teen sizes (optional).


Gauge

  • Through Rnd 4 = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog –double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch by Fiber Flux is available here.
  • ea – each
  • 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 helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Work stitches in parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Round does not count as a stitch.
  • Entire hat is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Increase from crown

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 FPdc around ea st, join with sl st to first FPdc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next st, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (48 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (60 sts) INFANT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 4 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (72 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 5 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (84 sts) TEEN/ADULT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.

Work even

  • Work Even Rnd: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) sts, FPdc around next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 48 (60, 72, 84) sts
  • Rep Work Even Rnd until hat measures approximately 4” (5”, 6”, 7”)/10 cm (13 cm, 15 cm, 18 cm) from crown.

Decrease to band

  • Decrease Rnd: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc2tog, dc in next 0 (1, 2, 3) sts, FPdc around next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 36 (48, 60, 72) sts

Textured band

  • Band Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Band Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in next st, tr in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Band Rnds 3-4: Rep Band Rnds 1 & 2.
  • Band Rnds 5-6: Rep Band Rnd 1 twice. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • Make pom pom following instructions on Clover Pom Pom Maker. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Trim pom pom.
  • Attach pom pom to hat using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/10/16/crochet-pattern-charlie-hat-in-4-sizes. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Phoenix Wrap, Part 1: Center Panel

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Jeans yarn - Part 1: Center PanelThis is the first part of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long, a free crochet pattern for a rectangular shawl available in 3 parts. This piece is the center panel, which determines the final length of your Phoenix Wrap. This part of the pattern also makes a great scarf by itself!

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Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, IncYou can find more information about the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long here. The Phoenix Wrap is a textured and cozy rectangular shawl in 3 colors of Lion Brand Jeans. The pattern is easy enough enough for a dedicated beginner, but versatile enough to keep a more advanced crocheter interested. The Phoenix Wrap will be released in 3 parts to give you time to work on each section.

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long by Underground Crafter - end-of-CAL giveaway prizes collageI did get a few questions this week from crocheters who have never participated in a mystery crochet-a-long before, so I wanted to clear up a few things. The picture below is only showing the Center Panel (Part 1). I was soooo tempted to just keep it as a scarf, because it’s so cozy and it’s a great size! But, I did promise a shawl so I kept crocheting. The rest of the shawl is still a secret. I will share pictures of each part of the pattern as it is released.

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long by Underground Crafter - Part 1 Center PanelIf you make your own Phoenix Wrap, 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. 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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Phoenix Wrap, Part 1: Center Panel

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Jeans yarn - Part 1: Center PanelThe Phoenix Wrap is a mystery crochet-a-long in partnership with Lion Brand and Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc., a non-profit organization that distributes handmade garments and wardrobe staples to domestic violence survivors. The pattern for this rectangular shawl will be released in 3 parts. This is the first part, for the center panel.

Finished Size

  • Center Panel: Approximately 71.5” (181.5 cm) long x 8.5” (21.5 cm) wide.

Materials for Entire Project

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/246 yd/225 m) – 2 skeins each in 150 Vintage (CA), 153 Stovepipe (CB), and 108 Brand New (CC), or approximately 492 yd (450 m) in each of 3 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.

Gauge

  • 17 hdcBL = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – third (back) loop – Celina Lane has a helpful video for identifying the third loop (3L) on hdc stitches here, or see the picture below to distinguish between back and third loop.
  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video for identifying the back loop (BL) here, or see the picture below to distinguish between back and third loop.

Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long by Underground Crafter - Part 1 Center Panel - front, back, and third loop image

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • FPtr – front post triple crochet – Yo twice, insert hook from front around back to front of st indicated, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times. Leisure Arts has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • 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.

Pattern Notes

  • This shawl is crocheted in 3 panels. This part, the Center Panel, will determine the final length of your Phoenix Wrap. Adjust the length by adding or removing repeats of Rows 3-10, being sure to end after Row 3.
  • Leisure Arts has a helpful video for changing color at the end of hdc rows here.
  • Do not fasten off colors unless indicated. Carry unworked yarn up the side when changing colors. Yarn tails will be covered by edging, which is worked in the round.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Part 1: Center Panel

  • With CB, ch 38 (or any multiple of 10 sts, + 8 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, hdc in next ch and in each ch across. (37 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, hdc3L in first st and each st across, changing to CA in last yo of final st (see Pattern Notes). Do not fasten off CB (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 3: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, hdc3L in first 2 sts, *FPtr around next 3 sts 2 rows below,** hdc3L in next 7 sts; rep from * across to last 5 sts, rep from * to ** once, hdc3L in next 2 sts.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, hdc3L in first 2 sts, *hdcBL in next 3 sts,** hdc3L in next 7 sts; rep from * across to last 5 sts, rep from * across to last 5 sts, rep from * to ** once, hdc3L in next 2 sts, changing to CC in last yo of final st (see Pattern Notes). Do not fasten off CA (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, hdc3L in first st and each st across.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *hdc3L in next 7 sts,** FPtr around next 3 sts 2 rows below; rep from * across to last 7 sts, rep from * to ** once.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *hdc3L in next 7 sts,** hdcBL in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 7 sts, rep from * to ** once, changing to CB in last yo of final st (see Pattern Notes). Do not fasten off CA (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 9: Rep Row 5.
  • Row 10: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 3-10 until Panel measures approximately 71” (180.5 cm) long, or approximately 0.5” (1 cm) shorter than desired final length, ending after Row 3.
  • Do not fasten off CA. Fasten off CB and CC. You will have a multiple of 8 rows + 3 rows.

Edging

  • Round 1: Turn to work along long edge, ch 2, pm in ch-2 sp, 2 sc in side of final row, *work 3 sc evenly in sides of next 2 rows** across to foundation chain, ch 2, turn to work along short edge, sc in next 37 sts (in unworked loop of foundation chain), ch 2, pm in ch-2 sp, turn to work along long edge, rep from * to ** across long edge to final row, crocheting over yarn tails as you work, 2 sc in side of final row, ch 2, join with sl st to first hdc of final row. Fasten off CA.
  • You will have a multiple of 4 rows + 1 row on each of the long edges between the ch-2 sp.

Finishing

  • Keep stitch markers in position for Part 2, which will be released on August 15, 2018.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/08/08/crochet-pattern-phoenix-wrap-part-1-center-panel. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Cricut Basics: Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground CrafterAre you looking for a fun way to tell the world you love to crochet, or a great gift for your favorite crocheter? I’m sharing a quick and easy project for a Crocheters Gonna Crochet project bag that you can make in (much) less than an hour!

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I’m so excited to be part of Everything Iron-On with with Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts, Jen from 100 Directions, and Jessica from Mad in Crafts. You will find dozens of great iron-on projects you can make with your Cricut in this online event, and there’s even a great giveaway going on (enter at the end of this post), so read on for details.

Everything Iron-On with Cricut

Although I used my brand new Cricut Maker (I cannot get tired of saying that!) for my project, you can also use any of the Cricut Explore family machines to make your version.

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Cricut Project by Underground Crafter

Materials

Cut the Iron-On

Make a Crocheters Gonna Crochet Iron-On Project Bag with Cricut by Underground Crafter - Design Space screen shot

  • Set your pressure setting dial to “Custom” on the Explore machines. For Maker and Explore, in Design Space set material to Foil Iron-On.
  • Select “mirror on” so your images will cut correctly.
  • Place the Foil Iron-On on the cutting mat with the liner (shiny) side down.
  • Follow instructions in Design Space to cut your iron-on pieces, being sure to mirror the second piece, too.

Weed the Iron-On

  • Use your weeder to remove the excess iron-on from each piece of your project.
  • Tip: Cut excess pieces away before weeding so you can use the iron-on for another project.

Apply the Iron-On

  • Use your iron or EasyPress to press your Canvas Tote Bag so it’s relatively wrinkle-free before you start.
  • Position the bottom piece of Cricut Foil Iron-On (the yarn ball alone) as desired so that the iron will be touching the clear backing side and the back of the iron-on is touching the tote. Press the iron down firmly following the iron-on instructions until your yarn ball is firmly attached. Allow to cool completely before removing the clear backing sheet.
  • Position the larger piece of Cricut Foil Iron-On (with the phrase and yarn ball) so that both layers of yarn are aligned. Make sure the words are right side up so that the iron will be touching the clear backing side and the back of the iron-on is touching the first layer of iron-on and the tote. Follow the instructions above to adhere the iron-on.

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Now that your bag is finished, stuff it with your favorite crochet goodies! Mine includes a skein of Lion Brand Feels Like Butta and a Clover Amour crochet hook.

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P.S.: If you like to live on the edge, I also made a Hookers Gonna Hook cut file in Design Space.

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I made a practice version, but alas, it turns out you are NOT supposed to layer glitter iron-on because it will loose its stick over time. It was still a fun practice project!

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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!

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