Monday, March 26, 2018

Dream Weaver Hat






Dream Weaver Hat

A simple yet stylish hat, made with the HDC stitch.
The pattern within the hat is just clever placement of the half double crochet stitch.
The stitch pattern is a repeat of 2 st's.
If you look closely at a made half double crochet stitch, you will see 3 loops that you can work into.
The pattern begins with making a hdc into the 2 front loops of the hdc stitch, the next step is to make the following hdc into the 3rd loop only.
Repeat these steps for the remainder of the round.
I'm naming this stitch the hdc weave st.
You will always slip stitch to join, then to begin the next round, you will chain 1 and repeat the same instructions as the first row.
You will always do a hdc into the front 2 loops of a hdc that was made in the previous round the same way.
The same goes for the hdc in the 3rd loop.
To make it easy when I am doing this hdc weave stitch, I know that the front 2 loops is an odd number and the third loop is an even number.
The instructions include a beanie version too!
So let's begin with the pattern.
 
The hat begins at the bottom, which is made in a strip, then joined to form a circle. 


The size we are making here is a medium size, but you can adjust the size of your hat, I have detailed instructions over here in another free crochet hat pattern.     Suggested experience: beginner +

Materials needed:
10 ply/worsted weight/Aran
5mm/H-8 hook

Stitches used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
bl = back loop/used when making the band in sc
bl = back loop, the back loop used in the weave pattern, is the 3rd loop of the hdc
dec = decrease

Special stitches used:
The hdc weave is a repeat of 2 hdc Weave stitch = *work 1 hdc into the front 2 loops of the next hdc, work the 2nd hdc into the third loop only of the next hdc* repeat these 2 st's to make the hdc weave stitch
Follow this link to view a short video tutorial on the hdc weave st.
To Begin:
Make the band/brim
Ch 9
Row 1. work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 and turn (8sc)
Row 2. work 1 sc into the back loop of each sc, ch 1 and turn (8sc)
continue working row 2 until you have 48 rows.
Leave yarn attached, ch 1 and sl st to join using the back loops of the last row made and the unworked loops of the beginning chain row.
Do not join too tight as it may pucker.
PLEASE NOTE ALL ROUNDS ARE JOINED WITH A SL ST
 
R 1. work ch 1 and work 50 hdc's around the brim (or any even number)
R 2. ch 1, work the hdc weave st to end, sl st to join
for the remainder of the hat repeat round 2 until length desired to the crown part of the hat, then follow the decrease instructions below.
If your OCD you may not like the decreasing. 
The following rows will be the decreasing for the top shape of your hat or hair bun hat, because we are decreasing over an odd and even number of st's the pattern sequence will get out of order, it's easiest to make the hdc weave as a mirror image of the previous row, by doing a hdc in the front 2 loops into a hdc that was made into the front 2 loops and make the hdc in the 3rd loop into a hdc that was made into the 3rd loop. The pattern will still look AMAZING! See photo, you cannot tell there is a difference.
 
Decreases
R 1. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 8 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end (45 st's)
R 2. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 3 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end (36 st's)
R 3. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 2 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together* 
repeat from *to* to end (27 st's) 
for beanie instructions, go to make a beanie at round 4. Messy hair bun
R 4. ch 1, work 1 sc in each st to end
R 5. ch 1, work 1 sc into the back loop only of each sc to
end, finish off.
To make a beanie
R 4. ch 1 *hdc weave in next st, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end  (18 st's)
R 5. ch 1 *hdc next 2 st's together* 
repeat from *to* to end break off yarn and weave through remaining st's to close the hole.

Once your finished make some more!

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