Tuesday, August 21, 2007

FELTED ROLL BRIM HAT (C)





This crocheted and felted roll brim hat can be worn three ways: Roll Brim, Snap Brim or a Bucket.


SIZE: Women’s average

MATERIALS:
100% Worsted Weight Feltable Wool Approximately 5.25 ounces
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

MEASUREMENTS:
Before felting: Height 14 inches, Width at brim 18 inches
After felting: Height 8 inches, Width at brim (turned down 10 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:
Round 1:
Ch 2, 12 hdc into second stitch from hook. Join. (12 hdc)

Round 2: Ch 1, *2 hdc in next st repeat from * around. Join. (24 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1, *hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (32)

Round 4: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (40 hdc)

Round 5: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (48 hdc)

Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 5 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (56 hdc)

Round 7: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 6 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (64 hdc

Round 8: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (72 hdc)

Round 9: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 8 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (80 hdc)

Round 10: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 9 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (88 hdc)

Round 11: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 10 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (96 hdc)

Rounds 12 to 27: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around. Join. (96 hdc)

Note: To make a crocheted in “band” crochet rounds 24-26 in contrasting yarn.

Round 28: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (108 hdc)

Rounds 29 to 32: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around. Join.

Round 33: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 8 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join. (120 hdc)

Rounds 34 to 37: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each stitch around. Join. Finish off


FELTING/FULLING THE HAT:
Put the crocheted hat into a zippered pillow case. This is necessary to protect the pump in your washing machine.

Put the bag and a couple pair of old jeans into the washing machine on “hot” cycle, small load, fastest agitation. Add a very small amount of liquid dish washing soap (not dishwasher soap).

Let the machine agitate the hat for 10 minutes. Stop the machine and check the progress of the hat. If it’s still too big, reset to the beginning of the wash cycle. Recheck it every 5 mInutes as it can felt in a hurry at this stage. Don’t let the washer spin. It takes 16 minutes in my washer. But times vary by machine and water temperature.

Remove the hat from the machine and rinse the soap out in a sink. Squeeze as much water out as possible without wringing. Then wrap in a towel to absorb excess water. Then shape it as you desire. You can use a bowl a mannequin head or your own head. Don’t laugh the first one I made that’s what I did. Now I have the perfect flower pot. Allow the hat to air dry. Trim any loose ends.

Comments:
Those are so cute!!!
 
OOH! I like this one too... :-)
 
Should the yarn be worsted weight or bulky?

Thanks.
 
Worsted weight. I'll change the materials list, thank you.
 
Can this be done in a front loading washing machine?
 
I have no experience with a front loader. I have seen people post about felting in a front loader though. Good luck.
 
The hat is very cute and I would like to try it, however, I haven't crochet in years and have forgotten some of the terms. Please explain the beginning: chain 2, 12hdc into second stitch. What is "hdc"? Thank you. Renate
 
http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm

Here's a good site that explains the abbreviations and stitch instructions.
 
Thank you for posting this pattern! It was very easy to follow for a beginning crocheter like me (started about a week ago). I change it a little bit to fit my head (I continued putting 2 hdc in one stitch up to 13 hdc in between), and in the end I pinched the top to make it kind of fedora-ish. My wife's family thought I bought it at a store! My wife is a little annoyed with my new hobby, but I love my new hat!!! Thanks so much again!
 
Thanks for you pattern I need somthing to do and I wanted to felt a hat.
Renee
 
I love this hat - I am just getting back into crocheting - can you tell me how much yarn this takes? 5.25 oz. is equivalent to ? yards/grams etc.
Thanks!
 
Read the yarn labels, they should help you determine the imformation you are looking for.
 
Did you make this using one yarn or two? Most felting items seem to use two.
 
One strand, if it was two I would have stated that in teh pattern.
 
My hat has finished drying now and I LOVE IT. I was worried because I usually end up with a product WAY larger than it is supposed to (Baby bonnets have fit the mothers.). When felted in the machine, it came out perfect. I have not worked with wool before so next time, I will NOT wash the dog and felt wool on the same day!
 
Could you felt this by hand? I have a front loader and can't really stop the machine to look at it.
 
People do felting by hand but I wouldn't try it.
 
I have a front loader also. I cheated and wet my project in a bowl, removed the excess water, then put it in the dryer on high heat. just have to watch it and start with 10 min at a time.
 
I want to make this hat. I love it. I'm using lion brand fisherman's wool. Is that yarn OK. This will be my first time felting a hat. Can I use any hat pattern also?
 
The blue hat was made with Fisherman's Wool.

As far as using any hat pattern, I don't think so, a regular pattern wouldn't be large enough before to not be too small after felting.
 
Thank you so much I'm on row 6 now!
 
Don't be put off by how huge the hat gets.
 
I have made 4 of these hats and felted them all in my front loader. All came out perfect thank you for the pattern
 
I am on row 10. There are little holes in between all the stitches. Will these go away once felted?
 
The stitches need to be loose so that there is room for friction. As long as you are using a feltable wool and follow my felting instructions there shouldn't be any problem. I made many of them using Paton's Classic 100% Wool and all turned out perfectly.

Good luck with your project.
 
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