Cream Ribbed Hat with Rose Brooch

I was very surprised when this beanie hat worked out so well, because I made up the pattern myself!

I learnt how to do ribbed stitches when I made my purple bolero shrug using a pattern from Lincraft. I had seen round ribbed crochet hats before but I’d never read a pattern when I made this hat. I sat down to watch tv with David with a new ball of Sullivans Softply in cream which cost $2.49. I flicked through an old stitches book my mum has leant me but couldn’t find what I was looking for, but I did start thinking about the ribbing, and wondered if it would work. It easily worked out, it was a lot simpler than I thought!

Then I just had to make a big rose brooch to go with it didn’t I? This is the 4th flower I’ve made using Rachel’s pattern from Crochet Spot. But this time I remembered the pattern as I had done the Berry Pink one the day before. But I made this one different. There are 14 petals, and for the 1st 7 I did trebles (English db tr) instead of doubles (English trebles) to make the petals at the bottom bigger. The other 7 petals are double crochet (English trebles) as usual. It makes the rose more full at the bottom.

My easy ribbed beanie pattern, using 5mm hook and thickish wool
1. 1st round is a beginning 3 chain, sl st, then 12 trebles (American doubles) in the round, sl st
2. 2 ch counts as 1st treble, treble front around the post of the treble below, treble into each treble (as well as front treble around each post) = 24 trebles
3. 2 ch counts as 1st treble, treble into each treble, treble front around each 3rd post (the one thats raised from the previous round) = 36 trebles
4. 2 ch counts as 1st treble, treble into each treble, treble front around each 4th post, sl st = 48 trebles
5. 2 ch counts as 1st treble, treble into each treble, treble front around each 5th post, sl st = 60 trebles
6. 2 ch counts as 1st treble, treble into 5 trebles, skip one treble, treble front around each 6th post, sl st = 72 trebles
7+ repeat row 6 until desired length is reached

The wool I used feels soft to touch, but after wearing this hat for a short time the skin on my forehead started to itch. I’m assuming this is why people usually use nicer wool for beanies. I will live and learn! Still a fun hat to make, and I’m very glad my mother in law liked it enough so I could give it her last time she dropped by for a visit. She didn’t think it was scratchy, so I hope she will get some use out of it.

❤ ❤

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joyful
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 20:17:33

    You did a wonderful job!

    Reply

  2. Kiki
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 22:58:19

    Gorgeous…so sweet and echanting..you are wonderfully talented!
    Kiki~

    Reply

  3. mum
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 17:14:32

    It’s a pity it’s not in colour, the photo is very clear. Shows your work up very well. I’m very proud of the work you do. luv mum

    Reply

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