With temperatures in the Lakes Region topping out at 15 degrees by the end of the weekend, I am so glad we are talking about hats.
And if you can find something good about 15 degrees, it’s that it’s too cold to snow!
It was so hard to decide which hat to share with you this week, but I love the name of this little beanie – Wavy Gravy. I’m still searching for the right yellow so that I can post a mellow yellow wavy gravy 😉
And while I’m not normally a big fan of the treble (triple) crochet, without it the rows just don’t stand out as much, even with the color change.
If you haven’t had a reason to use standing double crochet or invisible join, a baby size hat is a great place to start. You can also change your color more or less frequently (or not at all, the solid color looks good too!)
Moogly has a great tutorial on standing double/half double crochet and Look What I Made has a great tutorial for the invisible color change join if these techniques are new to you – in fact, I learned from them myself.
The green and white sample is crochet in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash using a 4.5 hook
Round 1: Chain 1, 10 half double crochets. Use the invisible join and tuck the end. (10)
Round 2: With your 2nd color, make a standing half double crochet, half double into the next stitch. Now 2 half double into each stitch around. Join the round with a slip stitch. (20)
Round 3: Chain 2, 2 double into the same stitch, *half double in next stitch, 2 double into the next stitch* around, invisible join. (30)
Round 4: Into the first half double from the previous round, make a standing double . Double into the next stitch, *2 half double into the next stitch, double into the next 2 stitches* around, invisible join and tuck the end (40)
Round 5: Into the first double crochet from the previous round, make a standing half double . half double into the next 2 stitch, *2 half double into the next st, half double into the next 3 stitches* around. Join the round with a slip stitch (50)
Round 6: Chain 2, double in the next 8 stitches, *2 double into the next stitch, double into the next 8 stitches* around, invisible join and tuck the end (60)
We’re almost half way there!
Repeat the next 3 rounds 3 times – that is a total of 9 rounds
1 – Into the first double crochet of the previous round, start with a standing half double , half double , *1 double , 2 treble , 1 double , 2 half double , 4 single , 2 half double * around, invisible join and tuck the end
2 – Into the first half double crochet of the previous round, start with a standing double , double , *1 half double , 1 single , 1 half double, 2 double, 4 treble, 2 double*. Join the round with a slip stitch
3 – Chain 2, half double around, invisible join and tuck the end
If you tucked your ends as you changed colors, you are done!
I tried to get my niece to model this for me the other night, but her 4 year old head was a little too big for this baby sized hat. She blamed the pony tail. But she looked great in the ugly Christmas sweater.
Thank you for swinging by this week. Don’t forget, every sale this month means that a Joshua Beanie will be donated to a preemie, and hats are priced to sell!