Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Husband Hat

My husband wanted a simple, no frills hat that folded up. Here's the very simple pattern that I came up with.

Sorry about the girl head...don't have a man one yet, so she'll have to suffice. The hat looks big on the head, but fits hubby's noggin perfectly.





Material:
2 skeins of Patons Classic Merino Wool
I (5.5mm) hook

Gauge: 6 rows x 6hdc = 2"

Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each row. Do not join rounds

Holding two strands of yarn together:
Round 1: Using magic ring, sc 6 stitches into ring (6)
Here is a link to the magic circle instructions http://www.crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html
Round 2: 2 sc in each st. (12)
Round 3: (sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (18)
Round 4: (sc in next two sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (24)
Round 5: (sc in next three sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (30)
Round 6: (sc in next four sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (36)
Round 7: (sc in next five sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (42)
Round 8: (sc in next six sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (48)
Round 9: (sc in next seven sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (54)
Round 10: (sc in next eight sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (60)
Round 11: (sc in next nine sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (66)
Round 12-26 : hdc in each stitch around (66)
Row 27: With contrasting color, sc in each hdc around, join with a sl. st. to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends. Fold up to desired length.

36 comments:

Bezzie said...

Ah man hats. Is there nothing more simple? And yet they LOVE them. I like the stripe.

Laura said...

That came out really nice, and it looks very warm!

CraftyAshley said...

I need to make my FIL a hat. This would be perfect. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well!

Laurah said...

Nice pattern! I like how the brim folds over. Also, the gray with the simple stripe is perfect for a 'guy' hat.

Lesalicious said...

Cute very cute it reminds me of one of those fishmen hats great job.:)

Anonymous said...

A) beautiful hat! I mean manly hat. B) what's a magic ring??? C) you know i hate gauge!!!!! Anony Joyce

naida said...

great hat!

CraftyAshley said...

Guess what I saw your hat at CPP! Great job! Your awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'm part of a seniors charity crochet group and this pattern may be just the thing that the leader was looking for. I'll print and share it with her - thanks! - lol - too bad you couldn't get hubby to sit still long enough to pose for pic.

Anonymous said...

I'm part of a seniors charity crochet group and this pattern may be just the thing that the leader was looking for. I'll print and share it with her - thanks! - lol - too bad you couldn't get hubby to sit still long enough to pose for pic.

Anonymous said...

Love your work. Have been looking for a hat that has that "manly" appeal for a while. Glad I came across your blog.

Kawano said...

I just finished making the Husbands Hat for my hubby and he loves it. Thanks for putting up a great pattern. I will be using this pattern again, as I am going to make one for my 3 yr old son. ^_^

Kawano said...

I finished the one for my son, so now both have a matching hats. They love it so much. Thanks for a great pattern. I have posted photos of them on my blog!

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH so nice and THICK! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Carl said...

Christina, thanks for the super easy and versatile pattern! I made mine in just a couple of hours using Plymouth Boku yarn and I'm overjoyed with the results. Thanks for generously sharing!

melinda9723 said...

thanks for allowing me to use your pattern.they were a big hit in my house!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I love your pattern and would like to make it..one question, what is a magic ring?

CarmenBee said...

WOW!! I am so glad I found your pattern on ravelry. The magic ring!?!? I have never heard of it, and now love it!! Thanks! I'm starting the pattern now!!

Becki said...

just found your hat pattern
what is the magic ring?

Anonymous said...

Since I see several comments asking, and I didn't know myself; I used my google-fu to find a good link for learning what a magic ring is: http://www.crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html

Anonymous said...

what head size does this hat fit?

Christina said...

The hat will fit an average man's head. My husband's head is about 23-24".

Launi said...

I love this hat--pretty sure I'd like to make it for myself!
Thanks!

Adi said...

Hello, This is my first time visiting here. Your blog is a nice,I thought I would leave my first comment. :)

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Erica Sastre said...

I Just made my own hat for my... well not husband but <3 of my life! and he loves it :) it was quick, easssy squeezy. He requested a larger stripe which was easy to figure out how to do (more rows). I enjoyed making your hat, thank you so much for the pattern.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Anonymous said...

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MiniBear said...

Ah ha!! At last! A hat that might fit me...not that I have a BIG head you understand, but it IS bigger than what passes for average. Most hats in shops sit on top of my head like a pimple...must be all the brains (LOL!).
Anyhow....I was googling for crochet hats (having priced them up in the local shops...and then they don't fit anyway...)and ended up here.
I hope i can finish it before Spring starts here (i am not noted for my speed. I ended up discarding a cardigan I started for my young son - aged 18 - 24 months - when he reached the age of , um, 14....).
Thanks for sharing your skills.
Anji in the UK

Anonymous said...

i cant wait to start this pattern for my Dad. Just to clarify, are you to crochet the whole thing with 2 strands held together? Sorry, I'm a beginner with patterns... thanks! Cherl

Anonymous said...

I have made soooo many of these since finding your pattern. I've made them for family members, and coworkers for Christmas gifts . They all loved them. If they only knew how easy they were to make. Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I love it!

Lulu Nhaxa said...

My husband loves this hat! It's so easy to make and I enjoyed every minute of it, thanks.

Lulu Nhaxa said...

My husband loves this hat! He wants another one with a different color. I had fun making this hat and the pattern is so easy, and it was my first hat. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've made a few of these now, but I'd love to make a smaller version for a child. Any suggestions? I've got in mind leaving out the last two increasing rows, and having only about 11 or twelve following rows. Do you think that'll work?

Maria Medina said...

I will make one for my husband who started chemotherapy today.thanks.

Anonymous said...

So glad to find this pattern. I'm a newer crocheter, so I'm not too sure of what you mean by

"Holding two strands of yarn together"

The other person asked if you use 2 strands for the whole thing?

Also, can I use 'simply soft' size 4 yarn?

Thanks. Karen

Anonymous said...

Is the contrasting yarn also worked double? Love this pattern! Everyone gets one for Christmas. Using Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Anti-Pilling yarn. So very soft - not scratchy like Red Heart SS.