Saturday, March 28, 2009

V-Stitch Crochet Summer Hat

The purplish hat on the right is made with the V-stitch, a strand of 4-ply yarn and Bernat Boa yarn, working both strands at the same time. Using the novelty yarn will make the cap slightly larger.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: V-Stitch Crochet Summer Hat

CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
LP - Loop
EA - Each
SP - Space
V-Stitch - Double Crochet, Chain 1, Double Crochet
V-Stitch Increase - Double Crochet, Chain 1, Double Crochet, Chain 1, Double Crochet

Size N Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn

6 Rows - 4"
4 V-Stitches - 4"

Magic Circle or chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 4, DC through the loop, the chain 4 and double crochet count as the first V-Stitch. *DC, CH1, DC through the loop, complete 5 times total from *, join with beginning CH 3. (6 V-Stitch total)

Round 2: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC, CH 1, DC in the same space, the chain 4, double crochet, chain 1, double crochet count as the first V-Stitch increase. *DC, CH1, DC, CH1, DC through the CH 1 SP, complete 5 times total from *, join with beginning CH 3. (6 V-Stitch Increase total)

Round 3: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC in same sp, *DC, CH1, DC, through the CH 1 SP, complete 11 times total from *, join with beginning CH 3. (12 V-Stitch total)

Round 4: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC in same sp, V-Stitch Increase in next SP, *V-Stitch in next SP, V-Stitch Increase in next SP, Complete 5 times total from*, join with beginning CH 3. (6 V-Stitch ,6 V-Stitch Increase total, there will be 18 Ch 1 spaces total)

Round 5-12: SL ST in to the CH 1 SP. CH 4, DC in same SP, *V-Stitch in next SP, Complete 17 times total from*, join with beginning CH 3. (18 V-Stitch Total)


  1. Hi.I think you're familiar to me.I'm the one named Nayru9 at youtube.I love your videos.Thanks for your help to all of us.

  2. Thank you so much for all your work. I never touched a crochet before 2 months ago, and now with your help, I can do almost anything I want. You are so great! Thank you again and please excuse my english (I'm from another part of the world!)

  3. Thank you very very very much. I almost wanted to cry real real real real hard. I am sooooooo happy with your web site.


  4. Ree,
    Thank you, I appreciate your comment. You don't have to cry.

  5. How could the hat be altered to fit a child's head?

  6. Zola Rayne,
    Try a smaller crochet hook first. That is always the easier way then modifying the pattern.

  7. When you say dc in the same spce, ch 1 dc -1 dc ch1 1dc ch1 1dc [6 v-stitches in Rd 2] dc ch1 dc ch1 next space chain one - what and where do you mean in the "next space? Aren't all the V-stitches to be made in the same for each row? Please explain the first 3 rows a little simplier - because every time I try the pattern does not lay flat for me. What am I doing wrong?

  8. Anonymous,
    In order for the hat to expand, it is necessary to do increases. Some of the stitches will have an increase that is an extra chain and double crochet. If you are working all the stitches the same, you are missing the increases, which will make the hat expand. The video will be helpful in explaining the first 3 rounds.

  9. do u have a video for this please?

  10. hotredsly,
    Yes, you can click on the link posted right here in the instructions.

  11. I have just started learning to crochet this past week watching your videos. I have made a couple hats and love the way they turned out! I am wondering if I can make this hat using 3-ply yarn? I am making hats for infants and toddlers. Will 3-ply make the hat smaller? What difference will the 3-ply yarn make to hats that say to use 4-ply? Thank you so much!

  12. I pulled your written instruction and followed your matching video to learn how to read crochet instructions. It worked great. Helps you to see what instructions mean. Thank you for the detailed how tos.

  13. what is the equivalent measurement of size n hook? here in the philippines, the sizes of the hoook are numbers and not letters..the smallest hook is size 7..


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