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Friday, March 30, 2012

Spider Web Slouchy Hat




When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade right? Well I've been feeling a little sick this week so while I was letting my body rest I kept my mind and hands busy. I made 3 hats and 2 of them are my own creations. I will take some pictures of the other ones and post them asap. They came out really awesome, luckily when I'm just messing around I usually write down the steps just in case.


Pretend that the ring is closed, I tried on the hat and took this before I finished off and it ended up being the best picture of it with my crappy camera.

This hat would be good for a spring or summer hat. Who says hats are supposed to be "warm"? This hat was inspired by my boyfriend, I recently was making Red Hearts free pattern for the Lighthearted top (It's hibernating right now) and he said that it looked like a spider web and that it looked really cool. I got to thinking that it would be cool to make a light airy beret with a web type pattern.



Crochetpatterncentral.com picked up this pattern and added it to their library :)


The band measures 22 inches around. If that is too small for you than you than in the "decrease round" work 16 sc between each sc2tog instead of 13.

It is a very flexible pattern and you can easily see how you could add more rows onto the pattern before you work the decrease rounds.


Spider Web Slouch

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G Hook
Worsted weight yarn

Stitches used:
ch - chain
slst - Slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
dc2tog - dc decrease 

You need to know how to make an adjustable ("magic") ring.

Note: You will need to go into the top of the dc's from the previous round.
Do not work the chains too tightly, your piece will end up smaller than the intended size. You want the hat to have stretch and flow to it so don't make stiff tight chains. Since chains  form most of the hat if you are a  tight crocheter than you might want to go up a hook size!!
** Repeat around

- Make an adjustable ring
- ch 3, work 11 dc into the ring, join with a sl st
- Ch 4 (for 3 chains will count as first dc here and throughout), *dc into the top of the next dc from previous round, ch 1, dc into same st, ch 1, dc into the top of next dc, ch 1.*  Slst into the 3rd chain of starting chain (you will do this at the end of every round here and throughout)
- Ch 5, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 2.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 6, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 3.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 7, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 4.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 8, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 5.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 9, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 6.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 10, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 7.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 11, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 8.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 12, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 9.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 11, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 8.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 10, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 7.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 8, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 5.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 7, *dc into top of dc from previous round, ch 4.* Slst into the 3rd chain.
- Ch 4, dc in same stitch, *ch 2, dc in next dc from previous round, ch 1 dc in the top of same dc* at end of round ch 2 and sl st into the 3rd chain
- Ch 1, sc in next 13 stitches (chains count as stitches), *sc2tog, sc in next 13 stitches* sc in remaining sts, sl st in first sc to join
- Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st in first sc to join
- Repeat last round 3 more times. (you can work less or more rounds depending on how wide you want the band to be)
Make sure your ring is pulled tight. Weave in the ends



I new to writing patterns so if you need any help or have any suggestions please let me know! I am so amazed by the feedback and attention this hat got, quite a confidence boost for a newbie :) Thank you guys so much and I'm really glad that so many of you enjoy this pattern!






29 comments:

  1. About how many yards/meters of yarn does it use? It's a really awesome looking pattern, I gotta make sure I have enough of the yarn I want to use. Congrats on writing a pattern!

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  2. Thank you! :) It's a little difficult for me to say exactly how much because I used a stash yarn (leftover from a 6 oz/315 yard skein)So I know it was definitely less than 150 yards because there was less than half the skein in my stash, plus I ended up having some left. I'm sorry I didn't track it better, I didn't think the hat would turn out as good as it did. I do plan on making another very soon (just waiting on an order of yarn) so I will update with proper yardage.

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  3. I'm having a bit of an issue with part when the single crochet comes in. Do I sc in every chain space as well as every stitch? I got up to the single crochet decrease and the opening of my hat is so small that.. it would probably only fit a baby haha. I'm not sure what part I messed up on!

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  4. Uh oh...well I can try to help as much as possible :)
    Yes you do sc in every chain space and every (top of dc) stitch. When you work the decrease you work 1 sc2tog and then sc in the next 13 stitches and then work another sc2tog then sc in the next 13 stitches......and so on. You might have possible miscounted maybe..? I know I have a lot of trouble then it comes to counting a bunch of stitches I usually lose track. Also this pattern is meant for yarns that have a bit of stretch so if you're using a stiff or cotton yarn it will affect it a bit.

    Let me know if your still having trouble and I can try to figure out the problem :)

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  5. I made a chain mesh hat for my sister a few years ago but I haven't been able to find the pattern again. Thanks for posting this pattern. It's even better than the chain mesh one.

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  6. Me again. Just wanted you to know that I started making this hat and decided to do a little detouring. Instead of doing a dc in the dc, I am doing a bpdc (back post double crochet). It gives it a cute little ridge around the outside of each row.

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    1. Awesome! I would love to see it! If you have the chance would you mind putting the picture up on the Ravelry project page once your done? I tried fpdc when I first was making the pattern but I didn't even think of doing bpdc!

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  7. Alright, that's definitely where I messed up then because I only did a sc in the stitches, not in the chain spaces. I finally have time this weekend to fix it, thank you for being so prompt with a reply!

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  8. On the beginning of the decrease round, are we supposed to sc in the same stitch as the beginning ch 1 or skip it?

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  9. You sc in the same stitch as beginning ch 1 :)

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  10. Thanks for this great pattern! I made one for myself, and I've posted pictures on Ravelry and on my blog at http://athenahandmade.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-hippy-hat.html with a link back here. Thanks again!

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  11. Instead of single crocheting and decreasing in the same row, my first row of single crochets were straight with no decreasing. I started single crocheting 2 together when I was done with the first row. I think it made that transition a little easier.

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  12. I made the spider web slouchy hat using Joann's Sensations in black...and it is lovely! Great pattern..and I will use it again!

    TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com

    I've posted it with my own photos both on my website and blog. here are the links:

    http://www.crochethappy.com/crochet-patterns-halloween.html

    http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com/2012/10/fo-fasten-off-friday.html

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  13. A little confused at the beginning... do you have any pictures of your first 2-4 rows of crochet?

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  14. Could you please tell me what sc2tog mean.

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  15. Thank you! I need to wear hats or hairnets at my new job as a cake decorator. I'm thinkin' hats are the best of those options LOL This one looks like it will be cute but light enough that my head won't roast :) Thanks again!

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  17. i like it...i'm in the process of making this cute beret...thank you so much for this awesome pattern

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  18. You say, crochet "into the top" of the dc from previous row. Do you mean in the front loop only? or back loop only?

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  19. Hey, thank you so much for the pattern. However, mine kept coming out cone shaped until I realized that the number of rows on the pattern vs the pictures was different. The pattern calls for 12 rows when you chain 3 and add 11 dc to the magic circle (12). However, the pictures all show 18 rows. When I amended that I needed to chain 3 and add 17 dc to the magic circle, my project came out flat and came out looking alot more like the example pictures :)

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  20. just found this pattern and I don't understand the 1st of it. I guess I don't know how to make an adjustable ring. Does it mean to make a ring out of the 1st ch 3? After that I think I got it.

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  21. An adjustable loop is also called the "Magic Loop", look it up on the net.
    I love this pattern and it works up quickly and takes less than a skein of worsted wt yarn. I had to make 2 extra increase chain rows to fit family with "Big" hair. I also adjusted the finishing rows of sc to fit. The 2nd row always throws me even after making a couple of hats. It would be easier to read the increase row something like this, *dbl, ch1, ( dbl, ch, dbl) in same st, ch1* around. Thanks for the free pattern, I luv it!

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  22. Hello, I don't know if you still get on this account or not, but I was wondering if we were allowed to sell the finished product? On like etsy or something. If you could reply that would be great c:

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  23. I love this hat! Worked it up last night in About 2 hours. I did a back post stich on the dc and it gives it a little different look. Took about half off a 4.5oz ball for those wondering how much yarn it takes, used a med weight 4ply loops and threads impeccable.

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  24. Hi I used your pattern :) didn't turn out as neat and pretty as yours but I love it

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  25. Pls can you rewrite the pattern. I love it but mine is very small due to the type of wool I am using. I am a Nigerian and wool here is not as bulky as your wool, it is very skinny. Thanks in advance

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    1. Try making it again with two strands of your skinny yarn held together and a G or H hook and it will come out a lot bigger :)

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