Sunday, May 01, 2011

Dublin




Here's a fantastic picture of Emma in her new hat. I call it Dublin. I created this tam for Emma as a Christmas Gift. It came out so well, that I made another one for her BFF, Chloe, and one for my Sister, Becky, as Christmas Gifts. This one is crocheted in Patons Classic Tweed. The other two were done in Lion Brand Wool-Ease and Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. What a great, classic piece it is, too...a staple for any wardrobe. I am sharing this as a free pattern. I hope you like it.

It features a tassel and a special brim stitch which mimicks a knit icord edging.

Should you prefer pdf files, you can get one for Dublin, here.

Dublin


Materials
  • Worsted Weight Wool or Wool Blend
  • I-9 and H-8 crochet hooks
  • Tapestry needle
  • stitch marker
  • 4-5" piece of scrap cardboard (for tassel)
  • scissors
Stitches:

ch - chain

hdc - half double crochet

sl st - slip stitch

bbsc - back bump single crochet - insert hook into horizontal bump on wrong side of next stitch and pull up a loop, yo and pull through two loops on hook.

hdc dec - half double crochet decrease - yo, insert hook in stitch, yo and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook) insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook - one decrease made.

Note: I used a sliding loop to begin each version of this hat. The sliding loop beginning offers a perfectly closed beginning circle. However, if you aren't comfortable or don't know this technique, begin with a ch 3 and 11 hdc in 3rd ch from hook as your first round. You will simply have a small hole in the center of your hat which you can stitch closed later, if desired.

Some sliding loop tutorials: Crochet Me and You Tube.

Pattern is for Medium hat. For large hat, add another round of increases after round 12, (increase one stitch every 6 sts) and another round of crocheting one hdc in each stitch. That's a total stitch count of 96 sts for the large hat. Execute the decreases and brim as written below and you should have a hat about 3/4-1 inch in diameter larger than the medium version.

As always, if you notice any errors or have questions, please include them in comments, or message me here. Enjoy!

~1.Using a sliding loop, Ch2, and 11 hdc in ring. Cinch up the sliding loop to close the hole. Join to beginning ch2 with a slip stitch (12 sts)
~2.Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around. Do not join. (24 sts) Remaining rounds will be continued in a spiral fashion. Be sure to move the marker up at the beginning of each round to keep track of the beginning stitch.
~3.*Hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep. from * around. (36 sts)
~4. Hdc in each stitch around (36 sts)
~5.*Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep. from * around (48 sts)
~6. Hdc in each stitch around (48 sts)
~7.*Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep. from * around (60 sts)
~8. Hdc in each stitch around (60 sts)
~9.*Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep. from * around (72 sts)
~10. Hdc in each stitch around (72 sts)
~11.*Hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep. from * around (84 sts)
~12. Hdc in each stitch around ( 84 sts)
You should now have a circle approx 11.5 inches in diameter.

Begin Decreases:
1. *Hdc in next 3 sts. Hdc dec over next 2 stitches, rep. from * around. (68 sts)
2. *Hdc in next 6 sts. Hdc dec over next 2 stitches, rep. from * around. (60 sts)
3. *Hdc in next 12 sts. Hdc dec over next 2 stitches, rep. from * around. (56 sts)
4. Sc in each stitch around (56 sc)

Switch to size H-8 Hook

Begin brim:
Rounds 1-3: Bbsc in each stitch around (56 bbsc).
Finish off. Weave in ends.


Tassel:
You can make your tassel using a 4-5 inch piece of cardboard or a cd case. I used this tutorial. Stitch to center of hat.

If anyone can suggest a pictorial for this technique, please list it in the comments and I'll add it to the pattern.

3 comments:

  1. Love this hat. The Dublin name caught our attention. My daughter loves the hat and hair of your beautiful model.
    We look forward to trying out your pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks, very much, Nicole. I hope you enjoy crocheting it and will let me know how you find the pattern. My daughter is the model, and she is quite picky about her hair. I'll let her know you liked it:)
    Angie

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  3. fun! I made this last night. I think I'll have to go up a hook size larger. I did make the larger size but it still was a bit small for the person I made it for. Though it will make a really sweet Tea pot cozy. :)

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