Saturday, January 21, 2012

Basket Weave Hat Pattern


By: Teri Diamond for Diamond Crochet & Crafts © 2012























Abbreviations Used:
CH – Chain
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
SL ST – Slip Stitch
ST – Stitch
Tutorials available at www.diamond-crafts.com/crochet_tutorials.htm
Materials Needed:
     Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Red Heart Super Saver for the sample
     H Hook
     Yarn Needle
Size: Adult
Gauge: N/A (not gathered just yet)
Notes:
     You will be alternating in a pattern of 3 front post double crochet and then 3 back post double crochet for two rows and then you will reverse it and do 3 back post double crochet and then 3 front post double crochet.

























Special Stitch Instruction:
       BPDC – Yo, insert hook around the post of the stitch below from the BACK side, yo, pull through and complete as a regular double crochet stitch.
      FPDC - Yo, insert hook around the post of the stitch below from the FRONT side, yo, pull through and complete as a regular double crochet stitch.

Directions:
Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch.
{This part of the hat is worked in rounds, continue in that manner until it is specified not to. It will change when you start to do the Basket Weave stitches.}
Rnd 1 – Hdc 8 times in ch 4 circle. (8 hdc) {Place a marker to show where the round will end}
Rnd 2 – 2 hdc in each st around to marker, place marker (16 hdc)
Rnd 3 – Hdc in 1st st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat to st before marker, 2 hdc in last st, place marker. (24 hdc)
Rnd 4 – Hdc in 1st two st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st* repeat to st before marker, 2 hdc in last st, place marker. (32 hdc)
Rnd 5 – Hdc in 1st three st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st* repeat to st before marker, 2 hdc in last st, place marker. (40 hdc)
After Row 16.
Rnd 6 – Hdc in 1st four st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st* repeat to st before marker, 2 hdc in last st, place marker. (48 hdc)
Rnd 7 - Hdc in 1st five st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st* repeat to st before marker, 2 hdc in last st, place marker. (56 hdc)
Rnd 8 - Hdc in 1st six st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 st* repeat to st before marker, 2 hdc in last st, place marker. (64 hdc)
Rnd 9 - Hdc in 1st seven st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 st* repeat to st before marker, 2 hdc in last st, place marker. (72 hdc) sl st in 1st st after marker, ch 2.
{This is where you will STOP working in rounds without sl st, to start you will sl st in the 1st st after the marker, you will do this for the rest of the pattern.}
Rnd 10 – *fpdc in 3 st {this includes the st that you sl st into at the beginning}, bpdc in next 3 st* repeat around, sl st into 1st st {This would be the 1st fpdc NOT the ch 2.  Ch 2 does NOT count as a st in this pattern}  Ch 2 (72 st)
Shows the top rounds, body rounds, and trim round.
Rnd 11 – Repeat Rnd 10
Rnd 12 - *bpdc in 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st* repeat around, sl st into 1st st.  Ch 2 (72 st)
Rnd 13 – Repeat Rnd 12
Repeat Rounds 10 through 13 three more times.  You will have a total of 23 Rounds.
Rnd 24 – Hdc in each st around, sl st into beginning st, tie off and weave in ends.
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33 comments:

  1. Thank you for this pattern. My goal is to donate 200 crocheted or knitted chidrn's hats hats by cold weather, for children of limited means, in our commuunity. OOthers are pitching in to help. This helps too; your directions are very clear. I would like for each hat to be different, just as we humans are different, but more alike than different.

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    1. I go to active retirement facilities every Wednesday. We crochet for an hour and they produce the most beautiful hats. We donate all of them to different local charities. It is wonderful to connect with this age group who often are lonely and wonderful to donate to charity!

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  2. my have warm hats goal is to make 200 hats my winter so small kids and audults

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  3. Great looking hat.. Thanks for instructions.

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  4. I've made several knitted versions of this hat. I love the crochet one too. I'll be making some for gifts. Thanks !
    Gail

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  5. Love the pattern,but I am doing something wrong. Can you help. At the end after 72 when I am supposed to slip together I have about 4-6 extra spaces. At the end of each round am I to slip and chain one. I have taken it apart twice and still get the same result.

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  6. Yureka! I figured out what I did wrong...third time is the charm😉. The hat is as lovely as I thought it would be.

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  7. Can I use this pattern to make hats to sell?

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    1. Absolutely! I just ask that you either link back to this blog or to my facebook page! <3

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  8. I am not familiar with the FPDC stitch. Is there a tutorial I can watch that will show me the back post?

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    1. If you click on the "tutorials" tab at the top of the page it will give you the links to all of my tutorials (written & video) including the front and back post stitches ;) Hope that helps! <3

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  9. I love this pattern. However, I am confused. Your instructions say there is a total of 24 rounds, but I counted 26.

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  10. Thank you for the pattern. I love the basketweave stitch. Thanks for your generosity.

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  11. thank you for the pattern. I love basketweave stich. now i can try it. then any doute i ask you and clear it. thank you

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  12. thank you for this pattern i make blankets with the basket weave stitch.

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  13. I had a request the other day to make a hat using the basketweave stitch and seed stitch. I happen to prefer crochet so this looks like it might work. Thanks for sharing. I'll be back.

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  14. Woow!thanks for the pattern,finished my hat and it is awesome.will use same pattern for my scarf

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  15. Thanks for share the pattern!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I love your cute hat! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern :-)
    --Mary aka Yaya

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  17. Thanks for sharing! I am also a basket weaver and this will be fun to make. I also just got a yarn stash from my mother's house (she is downsizing into an apartment) so I have some fun yarn to use too!!

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  18. How can this be printed minus all the comments?

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  19. I love this pattern, but there are only 22 rounds total not 24. Just to point it out. I'm making one with colour-changing wool i.e. it's flowing through different shades of blue. I don't know if there's a name for this or not. Anyways, it looks awesome. Thanks for this pattern!

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  20. I love this hat! I'm just slightly confused with the pattern. Am I supposed to slip stitch each round together and chain two after each of the first nine rounds? Please help!

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    1. I think the first 9 rounds are meant to be crocheted in a spiral without the slip-stitch join and the ch 2.

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  21. Beautiful! I might have missed it but what size will this fit?

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  22. please let us know what size this fits. I am hoping to make it for a man.

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  23. Rnd 10 – *fpdc in 3 st {this includes the st that you sl st into at the beginning}, bpdc in next 3 st* repeat around, sl st into 1st st {This would be the 1st fpdc NOT the ch 2. Ch 2 does NOT count as a st in this pattern} Ch 2 (72 st)

    If we need to ch 2 at the sl st then way doesn't say it a the beginning?

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    1. The beginning ch 2 is at the end of Rnd 9.

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  24. I would like this hat for a child . . . is there a variation of this pattern for smaller sizes?

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  25. If you count the rows in the picture with the hat on the laptop, I get a total of 22 rows and only 3 rounds of FPDC/BPDC. Hope that helps!

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    1. Yes, the written instructions call for 4 rounds of Rnds 10-13, but the photo of the finished hat shows only 3 rounds. This would make a total of 22 rounds or 26 rounds, not 24 as stated. I'm confused.

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