It’s just been too long since I published a free pattern! I worked these up using one of my expensive superwash wool yarns and I got two hats with enough to spare to do a yarn pom if I wanted easily. So if you have some of these yarns, get ’em out and let’s get hookin’!!!!
This pattern utilizes the Alpine Stitch, my favorite stitch to showcase hand-dyed yarns when making my hats!
I used some scrap fur to make mini pom poms for these girls, but you could easily make some yarn poms to top them with as well.
1 Skein DK Weight Yarn (Used ‘His Pied a Terre Was Just His Mom’s Basement‘ dyed by Despondant Dyes)
1 5.5mm (I) Crochet Hook
1 Yarn Needle
1 Pom Pom as desired
ch – Chain
sc – Single Crochet
sl st – Slip Stitch
blo – Back Loop Only – work your stitch in the back loop only of the stitch from the previous row
flo – Front Loop Only – work your stitch in the front loop only of the stitch from the previous row.
3rd Loop – work your stitch in the 3rd loop of the stitch from the previous row, behind the back loop
hdc – Half Double Crochet
dc – Double Crochet
fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Alpine Stitch – alternating dc and fpdc throughout a row, working each dc in a fpdc and each fpdc in a dc from the stitches in previous row
ASTOG – Alpine Stitch Together – yo, work around fpdc, pull up a loop, work into the next dc, yo, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo pull through first 2 loops on the hook, yo, pull through last 3 loops on hook.
FPDCTOG – yo, work around fpdc, pull up a loop, work around next fpdc, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through firs 2 loops on the hook, yo, pull through last 3 loops on hook
Ch 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each st to end (6 st)
Row1-52: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in blo of next 4 st, sc in last st
Fold ends together and sl st in blo of front row and flo of back row to the end of the rows, turn inside out and begin working the body of the hat.
Row 1: ch 1, hdc in each row of the brim, sl st to first hdc (52 st)
Row 2: ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of each hdc from previous row, sl st to first hdc (52 st)
Row 3: Ch 2, *fpdc around first st, dc in next st* repeat to end, sl st in first fpdc (52 st)
Row 4: Ch 2, *dc in first st, fpdc in next st* repeat to end, sl st in first dc (52 st)
Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 10 rows of Alpine Stitch
Row 11: ASTOG all around, sl st to first ASTOG (26 st)
Row 12: fpdc around each ASTOG from previous row (26 st)
Row 13: FPDCTOG all around, sl st to first FPDCTOG (13 st)
Row 14: fpdc around each FPDCTOG from previous row, sl st to first fpdc (13 st)
Cut yarn with a tail for sewing, pull through stitch and tighten.
Turn hat inside out; using a yarn needle, weave in and out of stitches in last row and pull tight to close. Tie off to secure, attach a pom pom if desired
I wrote this pattern up quickly for you all, if you have any questions, please comment and I will respond!!!
Thank You and Happy Hooking, Hookers!!!!
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Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern
Hope your day is great.
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!!!!
If I were to make this larger, is there a certain multiple of stitches to use? I’d like to make one for a toddler who is wearing size 3T Thanks
My rule of thumb would be:
Add a few stitches to your initial chain for the hat band to make it a bit wider, maybe 9 or 10 st? Then make more rows until folded in half, the hat band measures 8″ or so (these bands stretch well), then continue with the pattern working the same amount of stitches into your first row as you have rows in the hat band. If you increase to 80 rows, your first row will be 80 stitches, etc. I would keep to an even number if you can though.
This hat is gorgeous. But I’m struggling. Do you have a video of the alpine stitches? I don’t think I’m getting the stitches in the right place. Especially on the DC. How tight do you pull them? Mine is creating gaps after the FPDC.
I don’t have one personally, but I did find this one
The difference with my stitch is that I skip that row of single crochet because I don’t like the gaps. I do crochet very tightly, however. If you crochet a bit looser, you might try going down a hook size with this pattern and it may help?
If I wanted to make this using worsted weight yarn, would you recommend a different number of stitches and/or a different size crochet hook…say an H instead of and I? Also, can you five approximate size in inches around and height for finished baby hat? Thank you so much. I love this pattern!
You would definitely have to do a different number of stitches …. since this hat is made from the bottom up, I would start with the brim and do however many stitches that will make a 1 1/2″ wide brim, crochet rows until your piece measures 13 to 14 inches for newborn to 3 months size. Count your rows and begin your first row of the body of the hat with that same amount of stitches in each row and continue on from there! Try to keep your row/stitch count an even number so that the alternating stitches match up well! Good luck!