You’re going to love the crochet Twist & Stripe Hat, because it’s such a great hat for fall.
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What’s so great about the crochet Twist & Stripe Hat, is the fact that it is easy to adjust to size to fit anyone from kids to adult.
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This crochet beanie is rather quick to make & it’s also offers a great fit due to the short row technique used. Sounds difficult? It’s not as hard as it might sound.
More on that further down!
To make the crochet Twist & Stripe hat, I used a yarn called Tweed Stripes from Lion Brand yarn in the color Orchid. Unfortunately it’s a discontinued yarn, however I couldn’t resist using the yarn I had at hand.
When making this hat, I would recommend that you substitute with some 5 Bulky yarn.
The details for this yarn is: 1 skein is: 3 oz / 85 g, 144 yards / 85 meter.
A GREAT FALL CROCHET PROJECT
We’re diving into fall & winter, that means it’s time for crocheting hats, scarves, headbands & everything warm & cozy.
Who doesn’t love the cozy season filled with hygge?
Since you like the crochet Twist & Stripe hat, these might interest you too?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
CROCHET TWIST & STRIPE HAT – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
Everybody loves a good crochet hat right?
The crochet Twist & Stripe hat is a great introduction to crocheting short rows, a crochet technique used for shaping.
But it’s also a great hat pattern that comes with suggestions on how to adjust the size & it looks really good when you wear it.
Size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4
Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro
Lion Brand Yarn – Tweed Stripes in color Orchid.
This yarn is discontinued, but can be substituted with any 5 Bulky yarns.
Yarn amount used:
< 1 skein / 63 g / 101 m / 110 yards
- 5 bulky yarn.
- 100 % Acrylic
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
16 stitches & 20 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
Circumference (measured along the lower edge): 50 cm / 19.6 inches
Hat height: 20 cm / 7.9 inches
* The rows are twisting & the measurable hat height is measured across rows & now along rows.
- Note: Any size adjustments affect yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.
- Make the hat higher by adding extra stitches before you start row 1, added/reduced by 1 stitches at a time.
- Adjust hat circumference by adding/reducing the number of rows you crochet. To make it easy to assemble the hat with the same yarn tail, end with an odd row.
This is how the finished hat will look like before it is seam together.
BL = back loop
Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)
FL = front loop
prev = previous
sk = skip(ped)
St = stitch (es)
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED:
CROCHETING IN THE FRONT & BACK LOOP:
This means that you will not crochet through the whole stitch as usual. A typical stitch contains two loops. One in the front, nearest you, and another stitch in the back, furthest away from you. One is called the front loop (the one nearest you), the other one the back loop, the one furthest away from you.
CROCHETING SHORT ROWS:
Crocheting short rows is used to shape your crochet piece. For this pattern to shape the top of the hat.
To crochet short rows you will not finish a row, but leave a few stitches unworked, then turn & start a new row. Then after a row or more come back to those stitches & work them.
Row 1: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook (the 2 sk stitches counts as last st on ch row & first stitch on row 1), sc 1 in each ch until end of row, turn (= 35 st).
Row 2 : Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st from prev row, turn (=35).
Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in BL of each st from prev row, turn (=35).
Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of the next 29 st from prev row, leave 5 st unworked, turn (=30).
Row 5: Rep row 3 (=30 st).
Row 6: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of the next 24 st from prev row, leave another 5 st unworked, turn (=25).
Row 7 : Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of the 25 st from prev row, sl st 1 in BL of the 5 unworked stitches from row 6, sl st 1 in BL the 5 unworked stitches from row 4, turn (=35).
Repeat row 2-7 until you have crocheted 91 rows.
To make it easy to assemble the hat with the same yarn tail, end with an odd row.
Fasten off & cut yarn, leave a yarn tail that’s about 40 cm / 16 inches to seam the side of the hat & to close the top of the hat.
- With the wrong side facing. With a needle, seam the side of the beanie, with the yarn tail you left after cutting the yarn.
- Still working with the needle, pull through the top of every other row on the top of the hat with the same yarn tail, in a way that makes it possible to pull tight after going through those rows.
- Pull tight & fasten thread.
- Fasten all threads & weave in ends.
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