Tabei; a textured crochet hat pattern

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The sizes available

The Tabei Crochet Hat is written for 1 size to fit the average Teen│Adult. There are instructions for making it shorter│ longer written within the pattern.

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The skills you need

The hat is going to dip into your bag of skills. It isn’t necessarily hard to make, but you will use a variety of stitches. 
 
Brand new beginners- you might need to learn a couple of new stitches (Stacked stitches) but here‘s a quick video and the written instructions are below, too. And its possible the Adjustable Ring might be new for you. I created a video tutorial and photo tutorial. This is a great beginning stitch to know for bottom up shawls and any top-down hats in your future.
 
Also, the stitching placement on this is a bit unique and will add to your skills!
 

adjustable ring – stacked double – double – slip stitch- chain – single – front post – back post – hdc

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  • Schematic – illustration(s) of shape│measurements 
  • Interactive – Linked Video tutorial(s) │ resource information
 

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The pattern

tabei

A free crochet hat pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

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MATERIALS & TOOLS

YARN Worsted│aran weight (#4 medium); 173 yd [153 m].

Shown King Cole Acorn Aran

(80% premium acorn 20% wool; 216 yd [198 m]‮”‬x3.53 oz [100 g]), 1 ball; Rain Cloud.

*Amount given is for hat as shown | written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.

HOOK I- [5.50 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS Stitch markers (1), yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .

Gauge

3½ sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern

Finished MEasurements

CIRCUMFERENCE 22” [56 cm] unstretched; 27” [68.5 cm] stretched

HEIGHT brim to crown 8½” [21.5 cm] 

 

Project Level

Easy+

TECHNIQUES USED

adjustable ring (video tutorialpicture tutorial) – stacked treble (video tutorial) – double – slip stitch- chain – single – front post – back post – hdc

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NOTES

GENERAL

  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • Yarn amount(s) given is for hat as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction {below}, and Video(s) as needed.

CONSTRUCTION

  • Hat is worked in joined rounds, top down. 

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN & SIZING

  • Hat is worked in joined rounds, joining last st to first at the end of rounds.
  • Joining sl st does not count as stitch.
  • Hat is worked with RS facing for every round, do not turn after rounds.
  • PM as instructed as a visual reminder of first st of Rnd.
  • When working into a Sm V-st or V-st, work around the chain, encasing the ch. 
  • To alter the height, instructions are written within the pattern.
  • Sample is made with one continuous strand of self-striping yarn, the changing of colors that appear are a result of yarn color variations.

ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES

Beg – beginning

Blo – back loop only

Bp – back post 

Ch – chain 

Dc – double crochet

Fp – front post

Hdc – half double 

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

Rnd – round

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch 

Sp(s) – space(s)

St(s) – stitch(es)

Yo – yarn over (hook)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Adjustable ring (video tutorialpicture tutorial) Leaving a tail of approximately 10” [25.5 cm], make a small ring│circle (1” [2.5 cm] diameter or so), using tension hand, with thumb and middle finger, pinch ring│circle at overlap to keep the yarn from shifting, having working yarn in front, insert hook through ring, draw up a loop, ch 1. Begin pattern. 

PM (place marker) Place marker in stitch just made or as instructed.

Stacked dc (Stacked double crochet) Sc in indicated st, insert hook from front to back in leftmost back vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook. You may replace this stitch with traditional ch 3 if desired. {See Video tutorial}

Join Sl st into first st of rnd; joining last st to first, completing a circle.

Sm V-st (Small V-stitch) (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space. 

V-st (V-stitch) (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Fphdc (Front post half double crochet)

Bphdc (Back post half double crochet)

HAT

Make adjustable ring {see Special Stitches}.

Rnd 1 (Stacked dc {see Special Stitches}, PM {see Special Stitches}, move marker up with each rnd, 11 dc) in ring, join {see Special Stitches}, tighten ring, do not turn. 12 dc

Rnd 2 (Stacked dc, dc) in same st as joining sl st, 2 dc in each st across, join, do not turn. 24 dc

Rnd 3 Sl st in space between first and next dc, (stacked dc, ch 1, dc) in same sp as sl st just made, sk dc, *Sm V-st in space between next 2 dc, skip 2 dc; rep from * across, join, do not turn. 12 sm V-st, 1 sl st

Hat should measure approximately 4” [10 cm] in diameter.

Rnd 4 Ch 1, *placing sts between dc of sm V-st, sm V-st in same space as sm V-st of previous rnd; rep from * across, skip ch, join, do not turn. 12 sm V-st, 1 ch 1

Note From this point, all V-sts will be worked in not in the previous rnd, but one rnd below, unless otherwise noted.

Rnd 5 Ch 1, *[sm V-st in sm V-st of rnd below] 3 times, small V-st in space between second dc of previous V-st and first dc of next V-st of rnd below; rep from * across, skip ch, join, do not turn. 16 sm V-st, 1 ch 1

Rnd 6 Rep Rnd 5. 

Rnd 7 Ch 1, *V-st in sm V-st of rnd below; rep from * across, skip ch, join, do not turn. 16 V-st, 1 ch 1

Rnd 8 Ch 1, *V-st in V-st of rnd below; rep from * across, skip ch, join, do not turn.

Rnd 9 Ch 1, *[V-st in V-st of rnd below] 4 times, small V-st in space between second dc of previous V-st and first dc of next V-st of rnd below; rep from * across, skip ch, join, do not turn. 16 V-st, 4 sm V-st, 1 ch 1

Rnd 10 Ch 1, *V-st in V-st of rnd below; rep from * across, skip ch, join, do not turn. 20 V-st, 1 ch 1

Rnd 11 Ch 1, *[V-st in V-st of rnd below] 4 times, V-st in sm V-st; rep from * across, skip ch, join, do not turn.

Rnd 12-22 {see Customization below} Rep Rnd 8.

Customization If desired length for Hat is shorter│longer than stated, work fewer│more rows for repeat. This will result in less│more yardage being used.

Ribbing

Rnd 23 *Dc in V-st of rnd below, sc in ch of same V-st, dc in same V-st as prev sts, sc in space between second dc of previous V-st and first dc of next V-st of rnd below; rep from * across, join, do not turn. 40 dc, 40 sc

Rnd 24 Fpdc {see Special Stitches} around first dc, hdc in sc, *fpdc around next dc, hdc in next sc; rep from * across, join, do not turn. 40 dc, 40 hdc

Rnd 25-26 Fphdc around first dc, bphdc {see Special Stitches} around next hdc, *fphdc, bphdc; rep from * across, join, do not turn. 80 hdc

Fasten off.

Finishing

Remove markers.
Block to measurements {see Finished Measurements above} if desired.
Weave in ends.

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