Crochet Pillar Hat



Crochet Pillar Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

The first 6 rounds in the Pumpkin video are what makes the hat. Round 7 is one more increase round.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Pumpkin

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
FPHDC - Front Post Half Double Crochet


ST - Stitch
EA - Each
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease


Definitions
Front Post Half Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook to the side of the stitch(right if you are right handed, left if you are left handed), around the back and up the opposite side. Wrap the yarn over the hook, pull it around. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all loops. This completes the front post half double crochet.


Half Double Crochet Decrease - This is taking 2 stitches, reducing and combining them to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through the stitch. Leave the loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through. There will be 5 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 1, pull up, Work 12 HDC through the chain, join. (12 HDC Total)

Round 2: CH 1, pull up, Work 24 HDC in each stitch around, join. (24 HDC Total)

Round 3: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in the next ST. Work a FPHDC in the next ST. Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (24 stitches total)

Round 4: CH 1, pull up, *Work 2 HDC in the next ST. Work a FPHDC in the next ST. Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (36 stitches total)

Round 5: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in the next ST, work 2 HDC in the next ST. Work a FPHDC in the next ST. Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (48 stitches total)

Round 6: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in the next ST, work 2 HDC in the next ST. Work 1 HDC in the next ST. Work a FPHDC in the next ST. Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (60 stitches total)

Round 7:
CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 STs, work 2 HDC in the next ST. Work 1 HDC in the next ST. Work a FPHDC in the next ST. Continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (72 stitches total)

Round 8-21: CH 1, pull up, *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 4 Sts, Work a FPHDC in the next St. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch.

Comments

  1. Hi Teresa,

    I have a burning question about hat sizing when creating them by crocheting in the round. Is there any relation to the diameter of the hat at the last increase to the circumference of the hat? For example I want to make a hat that is 18 inches in circumference. Is there a relation to the number of increase rounds to get that circumference?

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  2. Valencia,
    Each crochet hook and the yarn is going to give you a different size. For example, you may only need 2 rounds of increase for a size J hook, where you may need 10 rounds of increases with a size F hook to get 10 inches. You can establish a relationship with a specific hook, the same yarn and a number of stitches. If you change to a different stitch, you will start over again. Some pattern stitches will work up looser and others will be tighter.

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  3. Hi Teresa,

    I really appreciate you helping us crochet newbies with your valuable knowledge of crochet. I am looking around for this crochet pattern that I really want to make for my baby and for myself. I saw it in the mall and was searching online for it. It is a hat with an attached scarf. Something like this http://www.thefind.com/apparel/browse-prana-cable-scarf-beanie but with a wider scarf.

    Do you think I can make the scarf and attach it to this beanie? Or is there a way to work the scarf by extending it from the beanie?

    I know you will have some idea or pattern for this. Please help! Thanks so much!!

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  4. Hi Teresa,

    I was just wondering, how come for Round 7, it's exactly the same as round 6? I thought it's supposed to be an extra increasing round, but i re-read the instruction many times and it seems identical to me, can u please verify this?

    Thanks so much,
    Loanne Bui

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  5. Loanne,
    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I had an error and have corrected it. I apologize for any confusion.

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  6. Teresa,

    For round 2, do you mean work 2 hdc in each stitch around for a total of 24 stitches. I am confused by the 24 hdc in each stitch around.

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  7. Teresa,

    In row 2, do you mean 2 hdc in each stitch around for a total of 24 stitches instead of 24 hdc in each stitch? I am confused by the 24 hdc in each stitch.

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  8. As I continued to work on this pattern, I have a couple more questions. In row 8-21 it says to work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches. Should that be 5 stitches. Also should there be instructions for a band after row 21 to finish off the hat?

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  9. I just want to say thank u for making crochet so simple for me. I have attempted to follow other peoples instruction, and it is entirely too complicated. I have been able to make so many great things!

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