There has been a lot of buzz around the hat design I’ve been working on for a few months now. It took me a while to perfect the pattern and pick the right yarn but it is finally ready for me to share with all of you! I may be a little biased but this hat has so many great things going on. Let’s focus in on what’s important…what YOU want in a hat.
Don’t let the small holes in the stitch pattern fool you, this hat is cozy warm! This hat kept my head warm an entire week walking around downtown Chicago, the windy city. It may not be great for sub zero temperatures but if you live in an area with moderate winters, you should be good.
A soft yarn is important to me, especially in a yarn that will lay next to my skin. The recommended yarn is acrylic, so no itchiness here.
Fun to Make
The woven stitch is one of my favorite stitches because it creates a truly unique stitch that hardly looks like crochet. Well, it’s even neater when you use it in the round. It’s fun making a project and learning something new in the process!
If any (or all) of these hat qualities are important to you, I think you will really enjoy this project!
Woven Stitch Hat
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2016.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather Your Supplies
- 1 skein, Mary Maxim Prism, Sandy Shores (290 yds)
- 4 mm (G-6) Crochet Hook
- Bernat Faux Fur Pom Pom, Muskrat
- Darning Needle
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Gauge and Sizing
Band: 5.5 sts x 6 rows = 1″
Woven stitch: 3 sts x 4 rows = 1″
Your finished hat will measure approximately 21″ in circumference and will stretch out to 22″. It measures 9″ long (not counting the pom pom).
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
- SlSt – Slip Stitch
- Sts – Stitches
- Ws – Woven Stitch* (See Stitch Description Below)
To obtain the proper gauge and overall size, I highly recommend using Mary Maxim Prism. You could, however, substitute with Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable.
If you need to increase the sizing a little bit I recommend adding more rows to the band, making sure that the final number of rows is an even number. Alternatively, if you need to decrease the sizing I recommend making fewer rows of the band, also making sure the final number of rows is an even number.
*Stitch Description – Woven Stitch: YO and insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop (three loops on hook). Pull the last loop through the middle loop on your hook, YO and pull through the remaining two loops. YO and insert hook into the same stitch (three loops on hook). Pull the last loop through the remaining two loops on your hook. Skip one stitch and repeat.
For a video demonstration of the woven stitch, I recommend taking a look at my video tutorial here.
Row 1: Ch 13. Sc in the second chain from the hook and to each remaining chain. Turn. (12 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1. Working in the back loop only, Sc into each stitch. (12 sts)
Rows 3-110: Ch 1. Working in the back looop only, Sc into each stitch. (12 sts)
Do not bind off. Fold the band in half and slip stitch the two ends together.
Round 1: Ch 1 and make one single crochet in the side of every row. (110 sts)
The woven stitch, when worked in the round has a different appearance on the front of the work compared to the back. We will be using the back side as the “right side” of the hat, so what’s showing on the outside. Once you’ve finished your first round of single crochet, turn the work so that you are looking at the inside of the hat when making your stitches. This will position the back of the woven stitches on the outside of the hat. Here’s what it should look like moving forward with round two:
Round 2: Ch 2 and make a ws in the first sc stitch. Skip a stitch and ws in the next stitch. Repeat this all the way around. Here’s what it will look like after your first few woven stitches:
When you have reached the end of the round, do not join. Continue working in a spiral.
After a few rounds of woven stitch, the sides will start to bow out a little. That’s perfectly normal! Here is what mine looked like after about 9 rounds:
Eventually, it will straighten itself out. This is exactly what we want!
Continue working the woven stitch in a spiral until your hat measures approximately 10″ from top to bottom.
Bind off leaving a 10″ tail. Weave the tail in and out of the woven stitches in the last round to create a drawstring bind off. Go around the hat once like this and then pull the tail to draw it up. Whip stitch the circle closed several times to secure it.
Attach your faux fur pouf and you’re done!