Thursday, November 12, 2009

Artist's Cap Free Crochet Pattern



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Here is a picture of my friend's adorable little girl modeling the hat.

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I was playing around with my Queen of Heart's Slouchy Hat and I noticed that it made a cool looking shape if you put it on top of your head.
So I decided to make a hat like that. You can pretty much turn any slouchy hat into one of these :) Just put it on top of your head and fold a flap over in the front, then take it off and sew the band to the inner part of the hat to make it stay together. Tada! This technique should work with my Star Slouchy Hat Pattern too.


Start at the Left and sew until the green mark on the right.

*I named it Artist's Cap because it reminded me of those painters you see in the movies that are painting by a lake in the park LOL*

Artist's Cap
By: AprilDraven
for personal use only

Gauge: 4 inches = 12 stitches and 8 rows
My head size is 22 and a half inches around so adjust your hook size accordingly. Remember yarn stretches a little bit so this hat will fit inches bigger too.

Yarn: regular 4 ply worsted yarn

H hook

Abbreviations:
Rnd: round
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Fpdc: Front post double crochet
Bpdc: back post double crochet
Ss: slip stitch
FO: Fasten off


Work in the round
Rnd 1: 8 dc in a ring
Rnd 2: 1 dc in each dc around (16)
Rnd 3: *1 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (24)
Rnd 4: *2 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (32)
Rnd 5: *3 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (40)
Rnd 6: *4 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (48)
Rnd 7: *5 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (56)
Rnd 8: *6 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (64)
Rnd 9: *7 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (72)
Rnd 10: *8 dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to * around (80)
Rnd 11-15: dc in each dc around (5 rounds)
1 ss to join
Rnd 16: ch 1,*2 sc,sc2tog* rep from * to * around
Rnd 17 & 18: ch 2, *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* rep from * to * around (2 rounds)

*Note: Remember that this is yarn so you will have to shape it when you are done. I haven't tried starching anything before but that might make it hold it's shape. A piece of plastic canvas on the inside might work too :) Just some ideas.

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This work by April Folts is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

2 comments:

Dakuro said...

this is perfect! thanks for the design and the tutorial, the next time you could do this but in Cialis Online style, is a something similar to French styel.

Leeanne said...

Thanks for the design. I kind of combined two of your patterns to make a hat for my niece. I could not buy the pattern for the queen of hearts so I made up my own heart pattern and then combined with the artist hat! I made it in blue and red, and the niece absolutely loved it! Thanks again.