Yes, this is the free pattern that involves post stitches that I told you about in my last post - an adult sized cable stitch hat. The cable stitch is commonly seen in knitting. If you know how to work around posts this is actually quite easy and you can use it to create many interesting textures in crochet.
This hat would fit a normal adult head of about 22 to 23 inch circumference. If you want a larger hat you can use a bigger sized hook. You will need approximately 170 to 175 yards of worsted/aran weight yarn in main color and about 50 yards in a complementing color. Hook size is H/5.00 mm.
Gauge is 16 sc = 4 inches
I have used standard American terms.
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
hdc - half double crochet (UK term - half treble)
dc - double crochet (UK term - treble)
fpdc - front post double crochet
fptr - front post treble
Front post treble crochet (fptr) - Yarn over twice, insert hook from front to back between 2 posts, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.
If you are not familiar with working around posts you can refer to my tutorial here.
- The hat is worked from top down.
- Chain 2 at the beginning of each round will be considered as the first hdc of the round.
- At the end of each round join the last stitch to the 1st stitch using a slip stitch.
Ch 66 and join to form a ring taking care not to twist the ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (considered 1st hdc), hdc in next 65 chains (66 sts). Join.
Round 2: Hdc in every st (66). Join.
Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, [fptr in next 4 sts one row below, hdc in next 7 sts] 5 times, fptr in next 4 sts one row below, hdc in the last 3 sts (66). Join.
Round 4: Repeat round 2.
Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, **skip next 2 sts, fptr in 3rd and 4th fptr one row below, fptr in the missed 2 fptr, hdc in next 7 sts** Repeat from ** to ** around, hdc in the last 3 sts (66). Join.
Round 6: Repeat round 2.
Round 7: Repeat round 3.
Round 8: Repeat round 2.
Round 9: Repeat round 3.
Round 10: Repeat round 2.
Round 11: Repeat round 5.
Repeat rounds 6 to 11 until you reach a height of about 7 inches. Break off yarn.
Round 1: Join new color, ch 3, fpdc in every st around (66). Join.
Repeat until the brim is approximately 2 inches high.
Closing the top:
Turn the hat inside out. Thread the yarn through a tapestry needle and weave in and out of every stitch of the topmost row. Then pull the yarn tight and tie it off. Weave in all the loose ends.
I hope you find this pattern useful. If you come across any errors please do let me know.
Have a great day!