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Stretchy Shells Crochet Hat Pattern
In the Designer's Words: "This beginner-intermediate hat pattern can be worked up with less than one skein of yarn and in 2-4 hours! A pretty, almost lacy design, and yet a warm winter hat. The hat is nice and stretchy, so don't worry if it looks a little small as you're crocheting."
One of the best ways to make crochet hat patterns that stand out is by creating them out of unique crochet stitches that add texture to your winter wear. This how to crochet a hat tutorial allows you to add winter warmth to your wardrobe in a unique feminine way. Using the always-popular shell stitch, the Stretchy Shells Crochet Hat Pattern is an intermediate crochet pattern that is sure to become a wardrobe staple this winter. Unlike many other shell stitch patterns, this one can be worn!
NotesThe hat is nice and stretchy, so don't worry if it looks a little small as you're crocheting.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge13 sts by 13 rows = 4" square (Don't worry if this isn't exact-As I said, the hat is stretchy so we're free to be a little lax with this.)
Finished SizeMeasures 9.5 inches from top of hat to bottom, (brim unfolded) Measures 18 inches around, but the pattern is stretchy, and should fit most head sizes
- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (you won't use the whole skein)
- 1 H/5.00mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker (optional, but recommended)
Sc 6 in Magic Circle (6)
Round 1: Inc in each stitch all around (12)
Round 2: *Sc 1, inc* [repeat from * all around) (18)
Round 3: *Sc 2, inc* [repeat from * all around] (24)
Round 4: *Sc 3, inc* [repeat from * all around] (30)
Round 5: *Sc 4, inc* [repeat from * all around] (36)
Round 6: *Sc 5, inc* [repeat from * all around] (42)
Round 7: *Sc 6, inc* [repeat from * all around] (48)
Round 8: *Skip 3 sts, one shell, skip 3 sts, sc* [repeat from * all around, except make a sl st instead of a sc for the last st of the round] (6 shells)
Round 9: Shell in the same st, skip 2 sts, sc, *shell in sc from previous round (picture below), skip 4 sts, sc, shell in sc from previous round* [repeat from * to end of round] (6 shells) Round 10: Sk 3 sts, sc, shell in sc from previous round,*skip 4 sts, sc, shell, skip 4 sts, sc, shell in sc from previous round* [repeat from * till end of round] (6 shells)
Round 11- 20: *Skip 4 sts, sc, shell in sc space* [repeat from * till end of round] (6 shells per round) Finish off and tuck in ends!
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