[Sorry, everyone, but this is simply a no-go. Between my brain going south with MS issues and my left hand unable to maintain any tension, I have not been able to correct this pattern. I know what I do, but am unable to explain it. I fudge quite a bit when I crochet and had no business trying to define a crochet pattern. Maybe one day, it will miraculously come together. Soooo, please don't try this pattern, unless you're in a creative and wing it sort of mood. My deepest apologies to those I frustrated and left hanging. -04/15/2014]
I finally wrote down the quick and easy crochet hat pattern for some of the hats I’m doing for Mom’s church’s charity. The Chris-Cross name was swiped from one of my father-in-law’s tunes (Thanks, Dad!) and, since I’m in a sharing mood….
However, right side out (second two views) gives you distinct ribs at the crown and more blended edges around the head. This is due to crocheting it entirely in the back loops.
This is such an easy pattern! Since you’re working with double and treble crochet, it works up very quickly too. The fabric is springy enough to fit a wide range of head sizes and can easily be scaled up or down with the hook size or a different yarn. Also since you work in rounds, slip stitching at the end of each round, working with various colors, chainging at the end of a round, is very easy to do.
Here’s the pattern:
Chris-Cross Crochet Hat
Project Example worked with Red Heart SuperSaver Bon-bon yarn with a size H hook and crocheted very loosely in the back loops only. Feel free to test the pattern and please do let me know if you find any errors or have questions/comments. I’d love to see pics of your finished hats. Enjoy!
ch – chain, sc - single crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, sl st- slip stitch, st – stitch, pm – place marker
Rnd 1: ch 4 join in a ring with sl st. ch 1
Rnd 2: 12 sc in ring, join w/ sl st to 1st ch, ch 1, pm
Work in back loops from now on. Move marker with each new round.
Rnd 3: skip sl st, 2 sc in each ch, join w/ sl st to marked ch. ch 3.
Rnd 4: (1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch) 11 times. join w/ sl to marked ch. ch 3.
Rnd 5: (1 dcl in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch) 14 times. sl st to marked ch. ch 3.
Rnd 6: (1 dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch) 14 times. dc next 2 ch. sl st to marked ch. Ch 3
Rnd 7: ch 3 pm (1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch) 29 times. dc in next ch. join w/ sl st to marked stitch
Rnd 8: (skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, dc in prev skipped ch) 44 times. yo, insert hook through 2nd ch of initial 3 ch, yo pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo pull through 2 loops twice. sl to marked st. ch 3
Rnd 9: (skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, dc in prev skipped ch) 44 times. yo, insert hook through 1st ch of initial 3 ch, yo pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo pull through 2 loops twice. sl st to marked st. Ch 3
Rnd 10: ( skip 2 ch, tr in next ch, ch1, tr in first skip ch) 28 times. skip 2 ch, trb in sl st ch 1, tr in 1st skipped ch, sl st in marked ch. Ch 3
Rnd 11: dc in each ch, sl st in marked ch. Ch 3
Rnd 12-13: (skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, dc in prev skip ch) 42 times. join with sl. Ch 3
Rnd 14: dc in each ch
Fasten off and weave in loose ends
The Linus Project
Here’s a pic of my starting progress on my first Ravelry Linus blanket for Project Linus. I chose the free, Baby Bobbles Afghan pattern found over on the project Linus site. I do love this pattern. I don’t know if it is working with the Pound of Love baby yarn or the easy, easy pattern but I’m in baby blanket heaven.