Thursday, 27 November 2014

Dreadlock Rasta hat - the pattern

A wee while ago, back in February in fact, I made a rasta style hat with dreadlocks.



I have been asked a few times for the pattern, but I made it out of my head as I went along, without the forsight of scribbling it down.

So, I took some time this week and looked it over carefully, fiddled with my hook a bit and a written pattern emerged.

Please be aware this has not been tested, so let me know if there are any mistakes and I will edit accordingly.

It is written in UK crochet terms, using a 4.5mm hook.

You will need:

  • 100g Black DK yarn
  • 50g Yellow DK yarn
  • 50g Green DK yarn
  • 50g Red DK yarn
  • 4mm Crochet hook
  • Wool sewing up needle
The pattern:

Start with the black yarn and make a magic ring
  • CH 3 then work 14 TR's into the ring.  Pull the tail tight so the ring closes up. (15)
  • CH3 then work a TR into the base of that chain.  Work 2 x TR's into each stitch around. SS to join  (30)
Change to green.
  • CH 3,  then ** 2 x TR's into the next ONE. Work a TR into the next ONE stitch then repeat from ** SS to join  (45)
  • CH 3, work a TR into the next ONE stitches, then ** 2 x TR's into the next ONE. Work a TR into the next TWO stitches then repeat from ** SS to join  (60)
Change to yellow.

    • CH 3, work a TR into the next TWO stitches, then ** 2 x TR's into the next ONE. Work a TR into the next THREE stitches then repeat from ** SS to join  (75)
    • CH 3, work a TR into the next THREE stitches, then ** 2 x TR's into the next ONE. Work a TR into the next FOUR stitches then repeat from ** SS to join  (90)
    Change to red.
    • Work two rounds straight (90)
    Change to black.
    • CH 3, work a TR into the next THREE stitches, then ** 2 x TR's into the next ONE. Work a TR into the next FOUR stitches then repeat from ** SS to join  (105)
    • Work the next round straight (105)
    Keeping the stripes going........
    • Work two rounds straight in green (105)
    • Work two rounds straight in yellow (105)
    • Work two rounds straight in red (105)
    • Work two rounds straight in black (105)
    • Work two rounds straight in green (105)
    • Work two rounds straight in yellow (105)
    • Work two rounds straight in red (105)
    • Work two rounds straight in black (105)
    Continue with black.
    • CH 3, work a TR into the next TWO stitches, then ** TR2tog (using the next two stitches). Work a TR into the next THREE stitches then repeat from ** SS to join  (84)
    TR2tog = Treble two together.   Go as if to work a regular Treble stitch, but stop before you finish leaving two loops on the hook. Now go into the next stitch and do the same, again leaving two loops from the stitch on the hook, along with the loop from the last treble still on.  You will have three loops on your hook.  Wrap your yarn around and pull through all three.  This had made two trebles into one stitch.
    • Work a row of DC to finish (84)
    Dreadlocks.  (using black)
    • CH 43.
    • Work 2 x DC's into EACH chain across, turn.
    • Work 2 DC's into each chain across.
    Attach the dreadlocks to the rim of the hat, leaving a gap at the front where your face would go.



    For a printable PDF version of this pattern, please visit:

    www.soozintheshed.co.uk/rastahat.pdf

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