Crochet Pattern: Yakity Schmakity Hat in 3 sizes

Yakity Schmakity, free #crochet hat pattern in 3 sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterI first encountered yak yarn at Vogue Knitting Live 2013, when I came across the mYak booth. (I later interviewed Paola from mYak about her company’s sustainable partnership with Tibetan yakherders here.)

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the sample was generously provided by SHOKAY.

Last year, I was introduced to another brand of yak yarn called SHOKAY. It is spun differently from mYak but both are very insulating.

Yak yarn is perfect for hats. It will definitely keep you cozy, and if you’re worried about price, a one-skein project is a great way to go.

Yakity Schmakity, free #crochet hat pattern in 3 sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterThe Yakity Schmakity hat has a gentle texture which the yak yarn really picks up. You can also substitute another smooth yarn – especially one with great stitch definition!

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This textured hat is a great one-skein project in a special yarn.

 

Finished Sizes

Hat: Newborn (Toddler, Adult).

  • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) circumference, 5.5” (14 cm) length.
  • Toddler (6 months – 2 years): 17.25” (44 cm) circumference, 6.5” (16.5 cm) length.
  • Adult (pictured): 22.75” (58 cm) circumference, 7.5” (19 cm) length.

Materials

  • SHOKAY Shambala (100% yak, 3.5 oz/100 g/164 yds/150 m) – 1 skein in EM Emerald, or approximately 164 yds (150 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn.
  • Yarn needle.

CraftsyGauge

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

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster – (Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 2 at beginning of Rnd 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Hat is crocheted in the round in spirals without joining. Move marker up at the end of each Rnd to mark last st.

Pattern Instructions

Hat (All Sizes)

  • Beginning at crown, ch 4, sk 3 ch, sl st in first ch to join into ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 2, 8 hdc in ring, place marker in last st. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: (Cl, ch 1, cl) in ea st around. (16 cl + 8 ch-1 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in ea st and ch-1 sp around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Cl in next 2 sts, 2 cl in next st; rep from * around. (32 sts)
  • Continue on to instructions for specified size.

Newborn Size

  • Rnd 5: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 5.
  • Rnd 7: Cl in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnds 5-7 until hat measures approximately 5” (13 cm) from crown.
  • Rep Rnd 5 three times, fasten off.
  • Continue on to finishing instructions.

Toddler Size

  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *Cl in next 4 sts, 2 cl in next st; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 7.
  • Rnd 9: Cl in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnds 7-9 until hat measures approximately 6” (15 cm) from crown.
  • Rep Rnd 7 three times, fasten off.
  • Continue on to finishing instructions.

Yakity Schmakity, free #crochet hat pattern in 3 sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterAdult Size

  • Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 6: *Cl in next 4 sts, 2 cl in next st; rep from * around. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *Cl in next 6 sts, 2 cl in next st; rep from * around. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Sc in ea st around.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 9.
  • Rnd 11: Cl in ea st around.
  • Rep Rnds 9-11 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) from crown.
  • Rep Rnd 9 three times, fasten off.
  • Continue on to finishing instructions.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails securely on inside of hat.
© 2015 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/2015/10/14/free-pattern-yakity-schmakity-hat-in-3-sizes/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Crochet Pattern: An Unconventional Aviator

An Unconventional Aviator, free crochet aviator hat pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This asymmetrical earflap hat is an unconventional spin on an aviator hat. My original inspiration was an iconic image of pioneering aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, used in Apple’s Think Different poster series.

Amelia Earhardt Think Different

I love the mischievous look in her eyes! I borrowed the shape for An Unconventional Aviator from that design.

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by SHOKAY.

An Unconventional Aviator, free crochet aviator hat pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I wanted to design an earflap hat that emphasized Amelia’s creative spirit (did you know she briefly had her own clothing line?), so I steered away from the typical neutral colors you would see in an aviator pattern and choose bright cerulean yarn.

An Unconventional Aviator, free crochet aviator hat pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I included a stitch pattern with eyelet details that add a touch of femininity (and also work as adjustable button holes).

An Unconventional Aviator, free crochet aviator hat pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I finished the hat off with two amazing gunmetal buttons I picked up at M & J Trimming.
I hope you have as much fun crocheting this hat as I did!

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An Unconventional Aviator

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 503-light 50This asymmetrical earflap hat is an unconventional twist on the classic aviator design.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference.

Materials

    • SHOKAY Orient (75% yak/25% bamboo, 3.5 oz/100 g, 245 yd/224 m) – 2 skeins in Cerulean, or approximately 290 yd (265 m) in any light weight yarn.
    • US G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.
    • 3 locking stitch markers or pieces of scrap yarn.
    • 2 sew-through or shank buttons. (I used 2 gunmetal gray buttons from M&J Trimming!)

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 7 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best results, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • pm1 – place marker 1
  • pm2 – place marker 2
  • pm3 – place marker 3
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 sts together (decrease) – (Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop) twice, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook.
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

An Unconventional Aviator, free crochet aviator hat pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is worked in the round.
  • Earflaps are worked flat in rows.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Beginning at crown, start with magic adjustable ring. (Planet June has a great magic ring tutorial here).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 7 dc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, join with sl st top of first ch 3. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in ea st around, join with sl st to top of first sc. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first sc. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first sc. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first sc. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first sc. (80 sts)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 9 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (88 sts)
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * around to last 3 sts, ch 3, sk 3, join with sl st to top of first sc.
  • Rnd 13: Ch 3, *3 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next st; rep from * around to last ch-3 sp, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rep Rnds 12-13 7 more times, or until hat measures 7.5” (19 cm) or desired length from crown.
  • Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 15 sts, pm1 in last st worked (16th st), sc in next 45 sts, pm2 in last st worked (61st st), sc in next 27 sts, pm3 in last st (88th st), join with sl st to top of first sc, fasten off.

 

Short earflap with button band

An Unconventional Aviator, free crochet aviator hat pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

  • With RS facing, join with sl st to marker 2.
  • Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st. (13 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rows 4-13: Rep Rows 2-3 5 more times.
  • Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st across.
  • Rows 15-18: Rep Row 14. Fasten off.

Long earflap

  • With RS facing, join with sl st to marker 1.
  • Rep Rows 1-3 as for short earflap.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 30 times or until 21” (53 cm) from edge of hat or until desired length. Fasten off.

Edging

  • With RS facing, join with sl st at marker 3, ch 1, sc in same st and in next 14 sts, sc2tog (in next st and along side of earflap). Working along earflap, sc in side of next 2 rows, *2 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row;** rep from * across to last row of earflap, 2 sc in side of last row, turn to work around short edge of earflap, 2 sc, sc in ea st across to last st, rep from * to ** across long edge to last 2 rows, 2 sc in side of next row, sc2tog (in side of earflap and on next st on hat), sc in ea of next 30 sts, sc2tog (in next st and along side of earflap), sc in side of next 2 rows, rep from * to ** across to last row of 4 rows of earflap, sc in side of next 3 rows, 2 sc in next st, working along the short edge of earflap, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, working along long edge of earflap sc in side of next 5 rows, rep from * to **, along to last row of earflap, sc2tog (in side of earflap and next st on hat), sc in next 13 sts, join with sl st to top of first sc, fasten off.

An Unconventional Aviator, free crochet aviator hat pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Finishing

  • Position button on shorter earflap on RS of Rows 14-18, with yarn needle and yarn, sew button in place. Sew other button to top of crown. With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat. Spray block if necessary.

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© 2015 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/2015/04/20/free-pattern-an-unconventional-aviator. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

I love crocheting the pineapple motif. During the holiday season, I like to make customized versions of the same design for several people on my gift list. It makes it easier for me to remember the pattern but I can also create something special and unique for everyone.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the samples was generously provided by Galler Yarns and SHOKAY.

The Pineapples for Everyone Shawl is a recipe pattern that allows you to create a customized shawl for several girls and ladies on your holiday list. The length is easily adjusted by increasing the number of repeats. Since the design works equally well in a lightweight yarn or in a bulky yarn, it’s a great year round shawl, too. For the lavender and striped samples, I used an eco-friendly thick and thin yarn to add some texture while making a great gift for an environmentally conscious friend. 

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This pattern was originally published in Crochetvolution. Thanks to Veruska on Ravelry, it’s also available in Italian here on Maglia e Uncinetto. I previously hosted a CAL for this pattern, and I have linked to helpful posts throughout the pattern for those that would like more pictures and explanations. Enjoy!

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Pineapples for Everyone Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 50 4-medium 50This shawl recipe pattern is easily customized with different weight yarns or by adding or reducing the number of repeats.

 

Finished Size

  • Lavender and striped shawlettes in the photos measure 45″ (114 cm) across wingspan x 24″ (61 cm) down spine.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Inca Eco (100% organic cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g/140 yd/130 m) – 3 skeins, or approximately 420 yd (384 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn (optional).

Gauge

  • 5 rows = 4″ in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together (decrease) – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through first 2 loops) 3 times, yo and pull through 4 remaining loops.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • shell – (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated

Pattern Note

  • Never stitch in dc of previous shell. Each shell is worked into ch-3 sp of previous shell.

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Pattern instructions

This post has tips for starting this pattern and progress pictures for the first 8 rows.

  • Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), ch 1, 3 dc in ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, dc in ring.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3, *ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1,** sk 3 dc, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch. Optional: Attach stitch marker or scrap yarn to ch-3 sp on shell. Move marker up each row to mark shell.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; repeat from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, ** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** ch 2, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 2; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 3, *ch 5, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ch 5,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, 3 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, (dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 4) 4 times, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3,** sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to ** once, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This post shares tips for completing Rows 9-14, along with progress pictures.

  • Row 9: Turn, ch3, *ch 3, in next group of 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc), ch 3,** sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-4 sp between dc3tog, ch 2) 4 times, sc in next ch-3 sp:+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 3, *ch 3, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 3,** (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) twice, sc in next ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell; rep from * to + across to end, ending last rep at ** before last st, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 13: Turn, ch 5, *ch 3, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp between dc) 5 times, ch 3,** sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp;+ rep from * to + across to shell, ending last repeat at ** before shell, ch 2, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 2; rep from * to + across to end, ending last repeat at ** before last st, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.
  • Row 14: Turn, ch 6, +3 dc in ch-5 sp,++ *ch 3, (dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 4) 4 times, dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch 3,** 3 dc in ch-2 sp between 2 sc;*** rep from * to *** across to shell, ending last rep at ** before shell; rep from + to ++ once, ch 3, sk 3 dc of previous shell, shell in ch-3 sp, sk 3 dc of previous shell, ch 3; rep from + to ++ once; rep from * to *** across to end, ending last repeat at ** before last st; rep from + to ++ once, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch.

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

This post has tips for adjusting the size and using multiple colors in your shawl.

  • Rep Rows 9-14 until desired length is reached, ending on Row 12.
  • Edging Row 1: Turn to work along long straight edge of shawl, ch 1, 2 sc in ea t-ch and ch-3 sp across to shell, sc in center of first shell, 2 sc in ea t-ch and ch-3 sp across to end. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary to open up pineapples. You can find blocking tips in this post.
© 2013, 2014 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use it 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/2014/08/20/free-pattern-pineapples-for-everyone-shawl. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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