Saturday, June 15, 2013

Which Stitch Hat



Which Stitch Hat Pattern


What's with the name?
Which Stitch.

Well this stitch has more than one name.

The UP and DOWN st.

The GRIDDLE st.

The LEMON PEEL st.

 And maybe even more.


I prefer the Up and Down stitch as it makes sense to me.

Once the first pattern row is established which is

1 sc, 1 dc, repeat the last 2 stitches to the end.

The up and down bit becomes clear on the next and every alternative row.

1 sc worked into a dc stitch, 1 dc worked into a sc stitch, worded this way it's really the down and up stitch.



 The benefits of this st is that it works up very quickly and gives a closed piece of work (no holes) which is perfectly suited for a neck warmer or a hat.

Materials needed: Hook 4 to 5 mm, yarn DK 8ply, sewing needle
tape measure and some scissors, stitch marker

US terms used:

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post dc
bpdc = back post dc

Level = beginner to expert.
Size = small to medium
Time approx 2 to 3 hours
 Pattern
 You will need the basic dc crown to begin, (click for link) once that is made, follow the instructions below.
Either size will work with the pattern instructions.
We will be joining rounds until the end of round 3.
Row 1, of the stitch pattern. You will be in the position of having made a slip st into the top of the ch 3, now ch 1 and make 1 sc into the same place as the sl st, 1 dc into next st, *1 sc into next st, 1 dc into next st,* repeat from *to * to end of the round, you should finish with 1 dc into the last st, sl st into the first sc of round 1
Row 2, ch 3 (first dc), work 1 sc into the next st, *work 1 dc into the next st, work 1 sc into the next st*, repeat from *to* to the last st, the last st will be a sc into a dc, make that, you will now increase into that same st with a dc, sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join

Row 3, ch 1, work 1 sc into the same place as the join (top of ch 3 space), *work 1 dc into next st, work 1 sc into next st*, repeat from *to* to end of the round, do not join round.

Row 4, this row will make up the rest of the pattern.
Work 1 dc into the next st, (use your st marker on this st if you want to keep track of your row count), *work 1 sc into next st, work 1 dc into next st,* repeat from *to* to 1 st before st marker, do not join round, now repeat pattern in rounds. A sc into a dc, a dc into a sc.

 You may not want to use that annoying st marker, you can just go around and around until you to get approx, 7 inches total hat length and then make a ribbed look edging, finish with a dc st, no need to join round.

Ribbed Look Hat Edge.

Row 1, work 1 dc in each st around, sl st into the first dc of this round
Row 2, ch 3, *work 1 bpdc around the next st, work 1 fpdc around the next st, repeat from *to* to end, come in from behind the back of the chain 3 and sl st to join round

Row 3, ch 3, *work 1 bpdc around the next bpdc, work 1 fpdc around the next fpdc,* repeat from *to* to end,
come in from behind the back of the chain 3 and sl st to join round
You may want to finish your hat edge here, or repeat row 3 for more length. If the hat edge needs to be a little tighter, do a round of 1 sc into each st.


Finish off and tie in ends.


I use a flower very similar to this one, free pattern here on my blog.

 BONUS FLOWER PATTERN

Flower Pattern
Chain 4, sl st to beginning ch to form a ring
Row 1, ch 2, work 10 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of the round (10 dc), this will give us 5 pairs of 2 dc for each petal
Row 2, *ch 3, work (2 dc, 1 trbl) in same space as ch 3, work (1 trbl, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 3, sl st into the same dc, sl st into the next dc* repeat 4 more times (5 petals), end with a sl st into the beginning ch 3
Row 3, *ch 6, bring the ch 6 around the back of the petal and sl st into the next ch 3*, repeat 4 more times, to join, sl st into the 1st ch 6 space
Row 4, *ch 3, work (3 dc, 3 trbl, 3 dc) in the ch 6 space, ch 3, sl st into the same ch 6 space, sl st into the next ch 6 space* repeat 4 more times, end with a sl st into the beginning ch 3
Row 5, repeat row 3
Row 6, *ch 3, work (3 dc, 5 trbl, 3 dc) in the ch 6 space, ch 3, sl st into the same ch 6 space, sl st into the next ch 6 space* repeat 4 more times, end with a sl st into the beginning ch 3, finish off, leave a long tail for sewing your flower onto your project
I wanted a slightly raised center for my flower, after completing the flower I attached my yarn to a center dc and made a front post dc in each of the 10 dc’s to give me this effect


Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.

You can sell your items made from this pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it



TO PRINT OUT THE PATTERN, COPY AND PASTE TO A WORD DOCUMENT ON YOUR COMPUTER.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

The hat pattern says to start with the basic dc crown. What is that and how do you make it? Please give instuctions for it. Thank you

Anonymous said...

What size hook? I assume worsted weight yarn? Looking forward to making this for our cold winters here in Colorado! Thank you for the free pattern!!

Cathy Wood said...

Click on the words for the basic dc crown, it goes to the pattern.

Anonymous said...

I do not see the flower
pattern, what one do you use? beautiful work by the way!

Cathy Wood said...

Thank you, there is no flower pattern, but there are plenty available for free on line, cheers Cat.

Marlene DeBois said...

Love this hat ! I've already made 5 and given 4 to friends. They are a hit with all the girls.

Cathy Wood said...

WOW! cheers :)

babsma said...

What yarn did you use for the ribbed look edge and flower on the purple hat? I love that look.

Cathy Wood said...

The yarn was bought from BigW here in AU, a brand they carry all of the time, the flower is made up from the bullion stitch. Thank you :)

Katlin Thompson said...

Im a beginner and i would love to make this hat as if it looks very warm and pretty. Im still learning and would prefer to by watching somebody else explain how to make it. Is there a tutorial for this hat?

Katlin Thompson said...

Im a beginner and would love to make this hat. Im still learning and not very good with written directions. I would prefer to learn how to make this hat by watching somebody explain step by step how to make it. My question is, is there a tutorial for this hat?

Cathy Wood said...

Katlin, I will look into a tutorial, thank you :)

Darlener said...

I love the look of the matching hat and neck warmer-both with the buttons and the decorative flower, but I don't see any instructions on how to make the coordinating flower. I would love to try these patterns. Would you catagorize these patterns as "easy, or for "intermedate" crocheters?

Cathy Wood said...

Darlener, the pattens are rated beginner+, any flower would look amazing, I do have one on my blog, I usually make the flowers up on the spot out of my head, thank you for the lovely feed back XX00

Andrea said...

Love, love, love this hat & how quick it works up! Will be making lots & lots for a nursing home here in Cortland, NY. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Cathy Wood said...

Cheers for saying so :)

Sharon Erickson said...

I made this hat in the small size for my granddaughter, who is 8. I thought it might come out a bit big but either I am doing something wrong or I just stitch too tight. It was very tight on her (she is not a large girl0 and refuses to wear it. I will give to her cousin who loves it! It took me quite a bit longer to make also but that's probably just me. I love the hat and have been looking for a cute one to make for everyone. I think I have found it. My granddaughter also gave a comment about the flower. She thought she could use some of her clip flowers on a basic color hat and change them with the outfit she wore....I'm getting to them....lol. Thanks so much for the pattern. Just what I was looking for.

Alethea said...

This is a pattern I will try to duplicate and donate to an annual hat/glove/scarf giveaway done here in Salem. Thanks for including the flower pattern. I LOVE the purple one. The combo is AWESOME, and I happen to have some similar yarn on hand.

Thanks for sharing.

Anna Last said...

Hi
I have been trying to find the perfect hat for my grand daughter I believe I found it. The only problem is the yarn she picked out is lion brand Tweed Stripes 5 ply 100% Acrylic.
Do you think this yarn will also work?
Please advise.
Thank you

Cathy Wood said...

I believe that yarn will be too thick, but in saying that you may be able to increase to the 60 dc only with the basic dc crown, good luck and let me know how you go, cheers Cathy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. I just delivered one of these hats plus a matching scarf using the same stitch to a women's shelter. The pattern seems easy enough that I'd like to share it with the women (crediting you, of course) when hopefully, I can start volunteering and sharing the love of crochet with them in January.