Sunday, December 1, 2013

Unforgettable Hat

I look so excited...I hate having to be in photos
         
I named this hat Unforgettable because I love the yarn. It's so nice and soft to be acrylic (and easily accessible found in all craft stores and big stores). I love all the colors and have bought skeins of each color available.


Currently, I'm working on three projects with Unforgettable...very inexpensive gifts when you have a lot to make.

Just an FYI: This hat takes a very small amount of yarn to make. I had so much left out of the one skein, I made a pair of fingerless mitts too...with yarn left over. At this time AC Moore has this yarn on sale for $4 a skein. They also have a 50% off coupon, so that makes it about $2-3 for a hat and mitts set. This makes great gifts for hardly any money! 

This hat took less than one skein. You can easily make it more slouchy by adding rounds. It actually ended up a little too slouchy for my taste, but it's okay. If you want it more fitted just crochet about 14 rounds instead of 16...or however many you need. It's easy to adjust.

Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Parrot)
I love Lion Brand Amazing as well (especially Mauna Loa colorway)
Size H (5mm) crochet hook
Yarn Needle

Gauge
15sts or 8 rows = 4 inches (10cm)

Pattern

Note: Join each round. Begin each round with ch 3 which will count as a dc.

Ch 4

Round 1: 11 dc in first chain made which will be the 4th ch from hook. The skipped three chains will count as the first dc. Join with sl st in top of first st of rnd.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st. Join (24 dc)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in first st, dc in next st. (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around. Join (36 dc).

Rnd 4: 2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) around. Join (48 dc).

Rnd 5: 2 dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) around. Join (60 dc).

Rnd 6: 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) around. Join (72 dc).

Rnds 7-16: Dc in each st around. Join. Do not finish off.

Ribbing

I love this ribbing method. I don't remember where I learned it. (pattern or someone showing me)


Work ribbing in rows. If you crochet loosely, go down a hook size to G. I crocheted the ribbing rather tightly, so the H hook worked fine for me.

Ch 12

Row 1: sc into one loop of each chain. You will be working back toward the body of the hat. (11 sc). Attach to hat with sl st into the next st on the hat. Sl st into the next st. Ch 1. Turn

Row 2: Skip over the ch and those slip stitches. Sc in the back loop only in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (11 sc)  In the photo below, you can see where I skipped those sl sts and put the first sc in the back loop of the stitch that I'm holding.


Row 3: Sc in back loop only in each st across. Sl st into next 2 sts in the last rnd of the hat. Ch 1, turn.

 In this photo you can see that I am attaching to the last round of the hat. Make sure you do not work into the same stitch that you already have a sl st in.


Rows 4- 71:   Repeat rows 2 and 3. It can be a little tricky at first to skip over those sl st made. Just count your stitches and make sure you only have 11 sc in each row. Remember those slip stitches are only to attach to the hat and not to work in to.

Keep going until you get all the way around.


 Sl st into the last st on the hat and into the join. Now turn and sl st the seam together. I turned the hat inside out and slip stitched into the back loops of each of the joining rows.

Weave ends. All done!


Confused? I'll try to help. Just leave a comment.
As I mentioned before, I made a matching set of mitts with the leftover yarn. I'll get to work on that pattern and try to post next weekend.

42 comments:

  1. I love this yarn! Your hat looks gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great hat. Wish I could get this yarn in the UK.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Definitely will give this one a go! Thank you for the pattern! Don't even want to admit how many skeins I have of this fun yarn! I love it! I originally bought it for the crocodile stitch items I was making! It works up so perfectly with that stitch! And I just love the way this hat looks! I don't typically gush over Red Heart yarns, but this one...AND the Boutique Treasures...my oh my!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome. I hardly ever buy Red Heart, only if I need a certain color for something like the ripple or patchwork, but this yarn feels so much nicer. It's nice to see Red Heart coming up with something different and a little better. I haven't bought the Treasures yet, but I will now.

      Delete
  4. Oh lovely, I really like the hat. Thanks for sharing!

    Lluisa xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You have spoiled us. Great hat.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely Hat. Great colours ... thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's so lovely, thanks! And yes, the yarn is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lovely hat and lovely yarn.
    I really do like your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your hat looks spectacular! After seeing this I just had to buy that yarn, should be here in a couple days! :D

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi! I just found your blog. Love your crochet work! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Its just gorgeous, I love the yarn and the hat!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really like the tutorial on attaching the ribbing, thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous coloured yarn - love the hat...it really suits you. Thanks for sharing this pattern - it's now in my project queue.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I can't believe that's Red Heart! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Liz -- I love when you show new methods of doing things. I remember one time you posted a pattern and mentioned that when you do rounds, you do not join until the second row (I think it was on an infinity scarf) -- I now do that ALL the time, and I totally agree b/c my chains do not get twisted that way plus I can sew it more securely at the end. Thanks for all the tips!!

    And the hat is beautiful!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome and thank you for the feedback. I'm glad i can help.

      Delete
  17. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern for your lovely hat. I am a beginner & am hoping to attempt it as my first ever hat project. You do such beautiful work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the compliment and you are welcome. I'm so glad you found something you like here.

      Delete
  18. This hat is awesome. I want to make it so bad!!! :) Thanks for the post!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is next up on my list! I am so excited to learn how to do crochet ribbing!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hope you had a great Christmas, I did your hat exactly as you said, however I used a different yarn. I did the gauge and it was great but the hat came out tad smaller. I fits me but tightly and doesn't slouch on me as yours does on your picture.... Do you know where I could have gone wrong ??? can you measure your hat to give an approximate size

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My head is small. I can almost wear my 6 year olds hats. so I'm sure that is the problem. I have made gifts for other female family members and measured with my head not thinking and they were too small for them. I'll include a note about this in the pattern. Thank you for the feedback.
      Liz

      Delete
  21. I saw some of this yarn for the first time in the store the other day and it looked fabulous!!! This is a wonderful hat; it looks great on you! Many thanks for posting this! :)
    _______
    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog


    YouTube Channel

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi, thank you so much for your pattern, it's a beautiful hat! I would've never looked twice at this yarn if it wasn't for your suggestion, so thanks for that as well! I have a question about working the ribbing into the body of the hat. I understand what you mean by attaching the first sl st into the first stitch of the hat, but where exactly does the second sl st go - into the next stitch of that same row (so essentially each ribbed row will take up 2 stitches of the hat's body?) or into the next stitch of the row directly above the first sl st? I hope I'm making sense.
    Thank you for any help with this!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh gosh, I'm sorry I missed your comment. Yes the next sl st goes into the next stitch. Just make sure you don't work into the same st twice. I noticed some hats from other people look as if they have more than 71 or 72 rows of ribbing.

      Delete
  23. I love this hat! I made one for myself and I think if I had it to do over again I would have made less rows of double crochet as I have a small head and not a lot of hair. Otherwise I love it! Do you have the pattern for the matching gloves up yet?!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I made another with less rows too. If fits my small head better. I still need to get those mitts posted. It's just a matter of taking the photos. I'm so lazy at times.

      Delete
    2. I was going to make this hat and saw you said you made gloves too...do you have the gloves posted? I haven't been able to find the pattern/post for those.

      Delete
  24. FINALLY!!! I've had 2 skeins of this in my stash for MONTHS!!!! Lol I hadn't found that "magical" pattern for it until NOW :p Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, and I hope you love it.

      Delete
  25. Great hat! Made it for my granddaughter using Bernat Mosaic. Took one skein exactly. I love that ribbing technique. To me that makes the hat. Thank you for a great pattern. I will definitely be making this one again. :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would love to make the hat for my granddaughter too, but she's only 2. Can you tell me how to adjust the pattern?

    ReplyDelete
  27. I made this slouchy in LB Caribean tweed stripes. It's a 5wt. Now I want to find the yarn and colors you used to make another one. Thanks, I have really enjoyed this pattern and will enjoy the hats as well. You did an awesome job explaining the pattern too!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love the hat and especially love the ribbing method. Thanks for teaching me something new, I don't think I'll ever do ribbing another way again!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Just finished my Unforgettable Hat and I LOVE it! Will certainly be making my friends happy gifting a couple of them. Love the ribbing technique. Thanks so much for posting this pattern! Off to make a matching scarf! :-)

    ReplyDelete