Friday, July 25, 2014

The Unforgettable Hat ~FREE PATTERN~


I really adore Knit Picks Chroma Yarns and have been searching for something similar that might be purchased in stores and more accessible (and more cost efficient) for all yarn lovers on every budget. The other day I ws doing my weekly shopping at our local Walmart (by local I mean 50 miles away, one way :))))) ahhhhhh life in the big woods of northern Minnesota :P ) and although I rarely buy my yarns there, I always take a peek. Wow am I ever glad I did! I found Red Hearts Unforgettable Yarn and its darn tootin near my Chroma! For considerably less money and its acrylic for easier care. If your local Walmart doesnt carry it remember you can go to the website and order it and have it shipped to home for free with orders over $50 or pay for it in your online cart and free pick up at your local store ;)
I didnt know what I was going to make with it but I bought 3 skeins ….. and after looking at it and drooling over the colorways for a couple of days, this hat was born! I call it The Unforgettable Hat (obviously for the yarn name but ooooohhhhh the colors are definitely unforgettable!) This hat can be a beanie style, short slouch or full slouch. It has and extra wide band and the stitch is a variation on the arch stitch….. hope you enjoy :)
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Materials:
1 skein Red Heart Unforgettable yarn
G hook
Large eye needle for weaving in ends
Scissors
Chain 15. Sc in each stitch across.
Begin rib band:
Row 1: Chain 1 and turn. Sc in the back loop only all the way across to the last stitch. Sc in last stitch.
Row 2-74: Repeat row 1.

Last row…. Joining the band.
Bring ends of band together and insert hook into the backside of the last stitch made and through the top stitch on other band. Sc through BOTH stitches connecting the band. Sc through BOTH stitches all the way down the remaining 13 stitches.
Beginning the body of the hat…..
Chain 1 and turn hat so you are working across the top of all of the band stitches. Sc in each of the next 4 stitches. 2 sc in the next. *Sc in each of the next 4 st, 2 sc in the next* …. repeat *-* all the way around. Join with a slip stitch to first stitch. Ch 1.
Hat body…….
Round 1: Sc in next stitch, ch 2. *Skip next 2 stitches, sc in each of the next 3 stitches, ch 2.* Repeat *-* until you reach the last few stitches and slip st to join to beginning chain 1..

Round 2: Chain 1. Sc in fist sc. 5 sc in chain 2 space, *skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, 5 sc in ch 2 space.* repeat *-* around until you reach the end. Slip stitch into chain 1.

Round 3: Slip stitch into next 2 stitches, sc in each of the next 3 stitches. *Chain 2, skip next 3 stitches, sc in each of next 3 stitches.* Repeat *-* around and join with a slip st to the base of your beginning chain 3.

Round 4: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 for 11 more rows for regular hat and 15 rows for small slouch and 19 for a large slouch (the closing will add 2 inches to the hat….. so what ever length you want stop just shy of 2 inches and end on a Round 2 row :) this makes it adjustable for what every you like!)
Closing the hat……. working in the round
Chain 2. Hdc in in each of the middle 3 stitches of each group 5 all the way around. When you come to the beginning KEEP going working 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, skip 1 stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches all the way around until you reach the beginning. Hdc in each stitch around. next hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc together. hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc together for 3 rows and fasten off leaving a long tail for closing.
Closing the hat…..
Use your needle to weave in and out of each stitch around, turn hat inside out and pull tight to close on the inside. weave in and out of closure to secure and cut.
Weave in the tails and viola`! Your Unforgettable Hat is done and ready to rock :)
*******Please note I am NOT a professional pattern writer. Just a craftin mama that likes to share :) If there are mistakes I apologize in advance.********

3 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I am going to start one of this this evening for my Daughter-In-Law. She's supposed to be here Aug. 21st and there's many things I want to make for her and this will be the first of many to come. Thanks for the pattern, I'm terrible at reading patterns but I have to give this a shot because I love it so much. I wish you had a video tutorial on it because it's so much easier for me than written, but I believe I can do this!

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  2. I made this hat out of some almost fluorescent multi-color yarn I got on sale. I kind of "winged it" when I got to switching rows for the main pattern repeat, but it still came out looking nice. I should have used a bigger hook for this yarn for the main pattern though, because it came out pretty firm, and it looks like a multi-color fluorescent flowerpot on my head, however for walking the dog on these dark nights--that's perfect :-)

    Edith

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  3. Hi, what number/name does the color of the yarn have that you used for the hat? I love the colors, but can't seem to find it...


    Thx
    Kinga

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