October 27, 2015

Blanket Yarn Fedora -free crochet pattern-


I got a really great deal on this Bernat Blanket Yarn, so I stocked up on a few balls.  I made several beautiful pillows, and had one ball left.  I had so much fun with this yarn that I felt like trying to make something different.  That's where the pattern for my Fast Blanket Mittens came from.  

I still had quite a bit of yarn left and decided to make a hat.  The Blanket Yarn is very soft, but holds its shape very well, so the fedora came to mind!  I've attempted many fedoras in the past, and they only work with a stiff or thick yarn to keep the shape of the brim and the puckering at the top.  Not only was this hat fun, it was very quick to work up!  Enjoy :)

Designed By: Farrah Hodgson aka Firene

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
  • Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn; Bernat Blanket Yarn, 1 ball Vintage White; 10.5oz/300g; 220 yds/201m; (you will have some left over)
  • Size 8.0mm crochet hook
  • Stitch Marker (optional)
Size: Adult head

Gauge: 8sc and 8 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used: Ch=Chain; Sc=Single Crochet; Sl st=Slip Stitch; Rsc (crab st)=Reverse Single Crochet- optional


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Rnd 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, 4sc in last ch; working along backside of chains, sc in next 6 chs, 4sc in last ch, do not join. (20sc)

-working in continuous rounds-

Rnd 2: sc in next 7 sts, (2sc in next st) twice, sc in next 8 sts, (2sc in next st) twice, sc in next st.(24sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) twice. (28sc)

Rnd 4: sc in next 8 sts, (2sc in next st) 6 times, sc in next 8 sts, (2sc in next st) 6 times. (40sc)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times. (50sc)

Rnds 6 to 18: sc in each st around. (50sc)

Rnd 19: -working in FRONT loops only- (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) 25 times. (75sc)

Rnds 20 and 21: Sc in each st around. (75sc)

Rnd 22: Sc in next 27 sts, (2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, 2sc in next st, sc in next 38 sts, sl st in next st to join.

Rnd 23: -Working backwards, using a RSC (reverse single crochet) or also known as CRAB st- rsc in each st around. (79sts), sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off!

Note: Instead of Crab (Rsc st) you could also loosely sl st around edge.  I use the crab st, because I love the look and it gives a nice finished edge.


Band: I used scrap yarn that I had laying around, I believe it was a sport weight baby yarn.  But you can use any yarn, or just use a ribbon if you'd like.  I made a chain long enough to go around the hat, plus a bit more to have some overlap for a button.  Then I made one row of sc sts, next row was dc sts, and last row sc sts again.  The center dc row was used as a button hole row.


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