Crochet Easy Ripple Hat
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Crochet Easy Ripple Hat
Crochet Easy Ripple Hat

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.

Crochet Easy Ripple Hat
Crochet Easy Ripple Hat in Bernat Pop
  • Materials
    1 Ball of Caron Cakes (main sample in Caron Cakes Bumbleberry
    Size H or 5mm crochet hook
    Darning needle
  • 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

Brim

  • 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.

Body

  • 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

©2017 The Crochet Crowd

30 thoughts on “Crochet Easy Ripple Hat

  1. Hi, could I use hdc starting chain? Just wondering if it would effect the stretch of the camel stitch. I have a hard time making sure that my chain doesn’t twist.

  2. I’ve given up trying to figure this pattern out. Moved on to something else which is a shame as I really liked it.

  3. Hi, I love this hat. I have been confused and just decided to do hdc on the brim in round 2-4. It says to “work work” camel stitch…. like I said, I have been doing a hdc. Is that what you want there or am I off base?

  4. I would benefit from a video, as well. I love the pattern, and have done pretty well, but I’m at the decrease portion of the hat, and I’m having to kinda fly by the seat of my pants! It’s very confusing and not lining up or decreasing the way it should. I’m tweaking as I go along, but I would love to see what you actually did – in action. Thanks!

  5. Hi,
    I got confused at the body, round 2. It is saying to join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 . What does beg mean? And does it mean to chain 3 in the end? And then round 3 join with sl st to beg sc? Same…don’t get it that “beg” 🙂

    Than you ,
    Andra

  6. Hello. Thank you for this pattern. I’m really enjoying making it. I have a question on round 2 of the decreasing. What does it mean by FPTR2tog [using 2 posts rows below]. To me it looks like I would be doing the FPTRtog around the front post and the double crochet but then if I do that it looks like I’ll be ending up with way too many stitches. Help please.

  7. The decreasing instructions isn’t written out completely. Confused on round 2 and don’t know if round 4 is the last round or not

    • So sorry Megan – it is corrected now. – LJ 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. FPTR 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.

  8. Hi Laura Jean:)
    Thanks for the written pattern:)
    I have noticed something though, in the decreasing round 2, you went from 48 stars to 32 but don’t mention any decrease.
    Also the last 24 sts, do you thread yarn through and then pull the stitches tight to close it? It was this for the bun hat and you still need to decrease?
    Can you please clarify?

    Thanks:)

  9. Round 2 of the decreasing section is missing information. First it refers to a “last stitch” which is different language than previous instructions. It doesn’t indicate repeating the * pattern. Plus, round 4 refers to “fpdc2tog from round 2” and round 2 definitely didn’t have any 2tog’s. I enjoy Tech Editing, if you would like my help with future patterns.

  10. Can you direct me on making this smaller, like for a toddler? My good at changing patterns but would like to give it a try for my granddaughter. 🙂 Thanks in advance for any guidance!

    • Sylvia – I would chain just short of your granddaughters’s head circumference. – So there is a little stretch and then make sure you have an even number of stitches 🙂
      I will contact my oldest daughter and have her measure my granddaughter’s head, and give it a whirl too. -LJ

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