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FREE PATTERN - PEOLI HAT

Updated: Dec 12, 2020

Simple, stylish and elegant. This unisex hat is a must have this season.



A simple hat with wonderful texture that can be part of your capsule wardrobe. There is a beautiful new stitch to learn here which gives this hat this elegant pattern.


Difficulty Level:

Advanced Beginner


MATERIAL & TOOLS

Any DK weight yarn. I used Peoli yarn from India, but you can substitute with Drops Karisma or Stylecraft DK. The pattern uses about 210 meters / 230 yds.


Hook Size:

5mm / US 8 for the main body and 4.5 mm / US7 for the ribbing


Gauge:

14 sts x 12 rows in hdc makes 10cm / 4”


Notions:

1. Tapestry needle

2. Blocking accessories for a hat


Finished Measurements: 20”, 22”, 24” (Small, Medium, Large)


TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS

Ch: Chain;

Rep: Repeat,

hdc: half double crochet,

St(s): Stitch(es),

Sl St: Slip Stitch;

M: Marker

hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together

dc: double crochet

blo dc: dc in the back loop only

hdc: half double crochet

blo hdc: hdc in the back loop only

hdc in the third loop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDFICGYxQwE


NOTES

1. The pattern is written in US terminology

2. Ch1 at the start of the round does not count as a stitch


PEOLI HAT PATTERN

Ribbing:

With the smaller crochet hook, Ch10

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch to the end. Turn. (8dc)


Row 2: Ch3, blo dc in each dc to the end. Turn.


Rep Row 2 - 30 (34, 38) times. (32 (36, 40) Rows of dc in total)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Use the long tail to sew the short ends of the ribbing together.


Main Body

Switch to the larger crochet hook

Round 1: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the horizontal length of the dc, *hdc in the base of the next dc, hdc in the horizontal length of the dc*, rep from * to * to the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (64, 72, 80) hdc


Round 2: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next (23, 27, 31) hdc , hdc in the 3rd loop for the next 16 hdc (Click here for a youtube tutorial), hdc in next (24,28,32) hdc. Join with slst to the first hdc. (64, 72, 80) hdc


Round 3: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in each hdc until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (64, 72, 80) hdc


Round 4: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next (18, 22, 26) hdc, hdc in the 3rdloop for the next 26 hdc, hdc in next (19, 23, 27) hdc. Join with slst to the first hdc. (64, 72, 80) hdc


Round 5: Repeat Round 3

Round 6 - Round 13: Repeat Round 2 - Round 5, 2 more times

Round 14 - Round 16: Repeat Round 2 - Round 4


Decreases:

Round 1: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in next 5hdc, hdc2tog with next 2 sts, *hdc in next 6hdc, hdc2tog with next 2 sts* rep ** until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (56, 63, 70) hdc


Round 2: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next (20, 24, 27) hdc , hdc in the 3rd loop for the next 14 hdc, hdc until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (56, 63, 70) hdc


Round 3: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in next 4hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc, *hdc in next 5hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc* rep ** until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (48, 54, 60) hdc


Round 4: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next (12, 15, 18) hdc , hdc in the 3rd loop for the next 21 hdc, hdc until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (48, 54, 60) hdc


Round 5: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in next 3hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc, *hdc in next 4hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc*, rep ** until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (40, 45, 50) hdc


Round 6: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next (13, 15, 18) hdc , hdc in the 3rd loop for the next 12 hdc, hdc until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (40, 45, 50) hdc


Round 7: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in next 2hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc, *hdc in next 3hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc*, rep ** until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (32, 36, 40) hdc


Round 8: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next (7, 9, 11) hdc , hdc in the 3rd loop for the next 15, hdc, hdc until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (32, 36, 40) hdc


Round 9: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in next hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc, *hdc in next 2hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc*, rep ** until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (24, 27, 30) hdc


Round 10: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next (7, 9, 10) hdc, hdc in the 3rd loop for the next 7, hdc, hdc until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (24, 27, 30) hdc


Round 11: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc2tog with next 2hdc, *hdc in next hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc*, rep ** until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (16, 18, 20) hdc


Round 12: Ch1, hdc in the same st, hdc2tog with next 2hdc, *hdc in next hdc, hdc2tog with next 2hdc*, rep ** until the end. Join with slst to the first hdc. (8, 9, 10) hdc


Finishing:

With a darning needle, run through the (8, 9, 10) hdc and pull the loop closed. Weave in the ends. Wet or steam block if desired,

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