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Make some fun crocheted hats with these free crochet patterns by Michael Sellick. Bernat worsted weight yarn is used along with a size K crochet hook. This pattern will take about three hours to complete. 

Find this and other Rainbow Crafts at "14 Simple DIY Rainbow Crafts for Springtime"!
 

Materials:

  • K Hook.
  • 1/2 Skien - Regular 4 ply Bernat or Redheart Wool.
  • 1 Small Skien Of 1/2" Eye Lash Yarn or Bernat or Redheart Yarn
  • HDC - Half Double Crochet

NOTE: This hat is slightly smaller diameter wise than the Mikeyssmail Signature Hat


Instructions:

  1. Chain 2
     
  2. HDC 12 times into the first Chain, to create a full circle. Mark the start and end of the circle with a crochet marker or other marking device. This is essential to understand your rotation counts.
     
  3. FROM THIS MOMENT FORWARD UNTIL I TELL YOU. You HDC into the backloops only. This will cause the pattern to have a beautiful line in your pattern.
     
  4. You will not slip stitch. but continue to the next stitch like you were going in a spiral. I refer to this as GOING OVER the previous circle. Crochet 2 HDC into each stitch as you go once a round. This will cause the 12 Stitches to double to 24.
     
  5. When we get to the brim. We will bring the circles back into alignment. The brim is going to cover the never ending circle look.
     
  6. GO OVER, HDC into the 1st stitch, then 2 HDC into the next stitch. Repeat this 1 - 1 Ratio all the way round the circle.
     
  7. GO OVER, HDC into the 1st 2 stitches, then 2 HDC into the next stitch. Repeat this 2 - 1 Ratio all the way round.
     
  8. GO OVER, HDC into the 1st 3 stitches, then 2 HDC into the next stitch. Repeat this 3 -1 Ratio all the way round.
     
  9. GO OVER and put 1 HDC into each stitch. You will continue to circle 11 times. Each time you pass the starting point, write down until you have done 11 rows. This pattern is very easy to tell without having to write down which lines you have done. Simply count each ring.
     
  10. GO OVER but add the secondary colour along with the original colour and HDC into each stitch - circle once (with eye lash yarn, it is difficult to see the front and back loops. Just crochet normally using both loops. BUT you will change the HDC on the final 3 stitches to slip stitches. The slip stitching brings the spiral effect back into balance. You will be using 2 strings at the same time. The secondary yarn is the eye lash yarn in my tutorial. IF YOU WANT THE SAME COLOUR, add a secondary yarn strand to your work now. If you want a completely different colour like the picture beside. Fasten off the first colour, then add two strands of other colours of your choice.
     
  11. CHAIN UP 1, to create the a permanent fold for the brim. You will now Single Crochet into the FRONT LOOPS ONLY for this round. You will slip stitch at the end of the round. If you don't want a permanent fold. DO NOT DO THIS. JUST CONTINUE ALONG... be cautioned though... the fold gives a beautiful even effect.
     
  12. Chain Up 1, Single Crochet into both loops all the way round. At the end, slip stitch between each round. Building up 1 chains as you start the next row. You will do this 6 times.
     
  13. You are done, Fasten off, Tie, and Weave Straggler into hat.

NOTE: This pattern will take about 3 hours to complete.

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I am interested in the rainbow crochet hat/Beanie with thread yarn that is featured on the site join page. Can anyone steer me to it?

Wow you guys make beautiful crochet hats, I just learning but is very difficult to me in English...I love that hat in black and multicolor end somebody can write in Spanish and send it to my email the instruction please >:( genesischale@gmail.com thank you

The hat is "Mikeyssmail Signature Hat" for correct instructions go to: http://sites.google.com/site/mikeyssmail/home/mikeys/mikeyssmail-signature-hat and yes he does spell skein incorrectly. I hope this helps, cuz I was just as confused as the rest of you.

Here is the pattern in "Crochet Speak" :) Rainbow Hat Using K hook 1/4 - 1/2 Skein Black Bernat or Red Heart 4 ply Yarn A Pinch of Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red Bernat or Red Heart yarn. You will be using 2 strands of each colour except black. Here is the pattern, this pattern will take about 3 hours to complete. 1. Ch 2 2. Hdc 12 times into the first Chain, to create a full circle. Mark the start and end of the circle with a crochet marker or other marking device. This is essential to understand your rotation counts. 3. Hdc into the back loops only, until further notice. 4. Do not slip stitch; continue to the next stitch like you were going in a spiral. Crochet 2 hdc into each stitch as you go once a round. This will cause the 12 stitches to double to 24. 5. When we get to the brim. We will bring the circles back into alignment. 6. Hdc into the 1st stitch, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat all the way round the circle. 7. Hdc into the 1st 2 stitches, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat all the way round. 8. Hdc into the 1st 3 stitches, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat all the way round. 9. Hdc into the 1st 4 stitches, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat all the way round. 10. Hdc into each stitch. Repeat 10 more times. This forms the body of the hat. 11. Fasten off the black and introduce purple. You will be using 2 strands of each color for all color rows; do not slip stitch, hdc into each stitch - circle once. In this row you will crochet normally using both loops, but you get to the final part of the circle; the final 3 stitches are slip stitches. The slip stitching will bring the spiral effect back into balance. 12. Ch 1, using the purple doing a sc into each stitch. When you get to the final stitch, slip stitch, and change to blue. From here on in, you will only circle once with each remaining colour. 13. Ch 1, sc into each stitch. When you get to the final stitch, slip stitch, and change to green. 14. Ch 1, sc into each stitch. When you get to the final stitch, slip stitch, change to yellow. 15. Ch 1, sc into each stitch. When you get to the final stitch, slip stitch, change to orange. 16. Ch 1, sc into each stitch. When you get to the final stitch, slip stitch, change to red. 17. Ch 1, sc into each stitch. When you get to the final stitch, slip stitch. You are done, Fasten off, Tie, and Weave stragglers or ends into hat.

what is the purpose of eyelash yarrn?

Hi, mariehodges65 1388933. There are many uses for eyelash yarn! Here is a link to some projects on FaveCrafts that use it: http://www.favecrafts.com/?task=search&search_term=Eyelash+Yarn Enjoy! --Editors of FaveCrafts

What does go over mean

Hi, mariehodges65 1388933. If you have specific questions about the pattern, your best option would be to contact the pattern designer directly. Michael Sellick has his own designer profile on FaveCrafts. You can access it by clicking his name above. You might also try posting your question on our Facebook page to see if a fellow crafter might be of assistance: www.facebook.com/favecrafts Good luck!

This pattern is confusing. I would love to see how it looks on someone. Not sure if I want to try it.

I like the way the pattern is written, as a procedure with steps, rather than in rounds. I also like the plain language rather than the normal abbreviations and astrics. I always, even after 40 yrs of crocheting, find the astric method confusing. Just tell me outright what you want me to do. This is innovative and clear to me. Thanks, Michael Sellick!

"Go Over" confused me at first, but it is described in 4.) "I refer to this as GOING OVER the previous circle."

"Go Over" means yarn over and Half Double Crochet. Never have heard of this term....took me a little getting used to since I've crocheted since I was twelve years old. Very nice hat...stretchy...and such nice texture too (soft). The best part of this type of hat is it seems to have been knitted instead of crocheted. It is worth the effort and make your own notes; like some of you have figured out already.

Crafter17482 is right the pattern is more confusing and I also do not understand it. Old fashion is the way to go!!!!!! Snowbird68

I do not particularly like the way the patterns is written up -- making up new terms for old techniques. GO OVER, and using ratios makes it more confusing than it needs to be. Stick with Crochet Standards.

Cannot fully see the hat(s) nor will the video play on this screen + the 1st screen.

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