Crochet Easy Ripple Hat
Texture up your hat with a ripple, lots of ripples… I say! I really love the natural elastic nature of the Camel Stitch as Mikey has demonstrated in the Crystal Ice Hat. It gave the body of the hat the easy ripple textures.
Using Caron Cakes, I decided to use CaronCakes Bumbleberry to see how it would turn out. Full disclaimer, the ball naturally fed the colours and it just happened to work out that the brim was a solid colour before changing. Seriously, I should have bought a lotto ticket! Below though, I show you a sample in Bernat Pop! and you can see the brim change midway through to a different colour.
If you want the brim a solid colour, isolate a complete section of the Caron Cakes colour and use it. When the brim is finished, cut the yarn then restart the ball at a new colour. Caron Cakes has the ability of having the colours all work together well as decided by professional designers. So don’t be afraid to doctor it.
1 Ball of Caron Cakes (main sample in Caron Cakes Bumbleberry
Size H or 5mm crochet hook
- Special Stitches
Camel Stitch – is just making a hdc in the back “hump” of the very back of a stitch
FPTR -Front Post Treble Crochet Use post directly in the round below.
FPTR2tog – Front Post Treble Crochet 2 together
Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 together
Ch 2 at the beg of round are not counted as a stitch
- Ch 60 join with a sl st in the first chain, do not twist chain.
Round 1: Chain 2, hdc in each chain around, join with a slip stitch in the first stitch – 60 sts
Rounds 2 – 4: Chain 2, work work camel stitch in each st around, join with a sl st in the first stitch.
Let’s move on to the body of the hat using the ripple stitch, see tutorial for the ripple stitch. The ripple stitch is done in multiples of 2.
- Round 1: Ch 1, sc in the back “hump” around. Join with sl st – 60 sts
- Round 2: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 – 60 sts
- Round 3: Ch 1, sc in ea each st around, join with sl st to beg sc. – 60 sts
- Round 4: Ch 2 FPTR, in dc from the previous dc round *dc in the next crochet, FPTR as before and repeat from the star around. Join with sl st to top of FPTR – 60 sts
- Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beg sc – 60 sts.
- Round 6: Ch 2, dc in same stitch, *FPTR next into rnd 4. Dc in next st. Rep * around. Last stitch is a FPTR. Join with sl st to top of dc – 60 sts
- Round 7: Rep round 5.
- Round 8 Rep round 4.
- Round 9 Rep round 5.
- Round 10 Rep round 6.
- Rep round 7-10 : Until you hve 7 inches or so in length, including the brim. Ending on round 6.
Top of Hat – Decreasing
- Round 1: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 stitches, sc2tog, rep from * around – 48 sts.
- Round 2: Ch 2, *dc in the next st,, , FPTR2tog [using 2 posts rows below] Repeat from * around FPTC in last sc – 32sts
- Round 3: Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to beg sc – 32 sts
- Round 4: Ch 2, * dc in the next st. FPTR2tog in the next dc from previous Rnd 2, Then dc in top of the FPTR2tog from round 2. Join to top of beg dc – 24 sts.
Leave a long tail and fasten off. Using darning needle weave yarn through last round and pull opening shut. Secure and fasten off.
Embellish with a pom pom or flower!
Written by Laura Jean Bartholomew, The Crochet Crowd Seeker
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