Spiral Sun Hat

spiral

This idea for this hat came about when I noticed the spiral pattern formed in the base of my little crocheted bowl. I wondered if I could pick out the spirals in a different colour without too much thinking or counting. Turns out I could! In fact, using the yellow wool made the whole process much easier because it made it really clear where I needed to increase and I hardly had to count anything.

The hat in this pattern would be perfect for a newborn but unfortunately the baby I intended it for is nearly one. I’ll have to make her a bigger one. It would be easy to adapt this for an adult too.

spiral 2

 

Pattern

Tutorials for magic circle, single crochet (SC), and increase can be found  in the crochet section of this site.

Hook: 5mm
Wool: Millamia, Naturally Soft Merrino

Top of hat

Row 1: Create a 6 stitch magic circle with yellow wool.
Row 2: Increase by making 1 blue SC and 1 yellow SC in each stitch. (12 stitches)

To create the spirals (and the top of the hat) you need to increase  with blue in the stitch before a yellow stitch on each row. Hold the yellow behind your work using the intarsia method.

Row 3: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (18 stitches).
Row 4: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (24 stitches).
Row 5: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (30 stitches).
Row 6: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (36 stitches).
Row 7: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (41 stitches).
Row 8: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (47 stitches).
Row 9: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (54 stitches).
Row 10: SC, increase before each yellow stitch. (60 stitches).

If you want to make a bigger hat than the one pictured you will need to add more rows here, still increasing with blue before every yellow stitch. For a hat for a one year old, I am intending to add another 2 rows (72 stitches).

Side of hat

Row 11 – 15: SC (keep blue stitches blue and yellow stitches yellow, hold yellow behind using intarsia)

Row 16: SC, increase before each yellow stitch (66 stitches, more if you added rows in the top section)

Row 17 – 22: SC (keep blue stitches blue and yellow stitches yellow, hold yellow behind using intarsia)

Edging

Change to yellow wool for all stitches.

Row 23 – 28 : SC in yellow. Increase 6 times in each row, space increases evenly.

Pull wool through final loop. Weave in loose threads.

spiral 3

 

2 Responses to Spiral Sun Hat

  1. I noticed there is no line 23. Did you skip a number or should one section be done one row more?

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