If you want a printed pattern, I’d suggest Sarah Arnold’s Divine Hat however, there are no instructions for the 2-color version. Be aware that there are MANY versions of this design out there under various names like “crochet spiral beanie” or “easy seashell hat” and more. I have no idea who to give original credit to so I’m recommending Sarah’s pattern because that’s the one I used.
In the video, I reference 2 files that can be found here: my usual Hat Sizing Charts and one where I made Candy Swirl Hat Notes suggesting yarn and hook sizes. (Please remember these are only suggestionsto help you find a starting point for sizing this difficult-to-size hat!)
Another Scrapbuster Project! This hat uses a type of Spike Stitch – Mesh Stitch combo to create a lighter hat with lots of impact.
Skill level: Intermediate. While the stitches used are pretty basic (slip stitch, single crochet and half double crochet), the crocheter really needs to be comfortable “reading the work.” This term refers to the ability to look at completed stitches and understand exactly what they’re looking at! It’s necessary to know so you can place the stitches in the right places.
The “Thin Blue Line” is an emblem used to show support of law enforcement officers. While the term has been around a long time, it’s believed to have been brought in the mainstream with the 1988 documentary of the same name.
Disclaimer: In light of the recent unrest, it’s important to remember that there are problems and corruption in every occupation in the world but that doesn’t negate the good that’s done overall. Look for the good in everything… and then support it.
I’ve found we have lots of law enforcement connections with our Sheepishly Sharing Flock and thought this might be something that touches us all. Special thanks to @carolscreativecorner on Instagram who started me thinking about it with this post.
With the Pokemon Go app, there’s been a resurgence in Pokemon popularity! I knocked out 4 of these for charity in no time! There are plenty of patterns out there but my favorite basic crochet hat uses Half Double Crochet so I whipped this up on my own. (Most of the patterns out there use Double Crochet.)
I’ve been showing these a lot in my videos recently and have had many questions about how to do them. Basically, it’s a single crochet hat with 3-4 strands of yarn held together. Use a hook you’re comfortable with. (I use a “P” 12mm with 4 strands of worsted weight and adjust my hook size based on the overall weight/feel of all the strands held together.)
Not enough information for you? Maybe this video will help:
Here’s a written pattern to use as a guide:
Round 1: ch 2, 6sc in the 2nd ch from hook, do not join, work in continuous/spiral (6sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Round 3: *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Round 4: *sc in the next 2 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)
Round 5: *sc in the next 3 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from * to * around. (30 sc)
STOP and measure your Flat Circle Diameter and refer to the chart below for sizing! If you need it larger, continue your increase rounds (increasing by 1 sc in each *repeat group* as you did above).
Subsequent Rounds: 1 sc in each stitch until you are approximately .5″ from the desired Hat Height.
Slip Stitch about 6 stitches to even out the bottom edge of the hat.
Last Round: sc blo ; fasten off; sew in ends.
Note that the chart I refer to in this video is not available in its original form so I’ve updated it (and made a few alterations) and you can find it here: Hat Sizing Charts.