Copycat Hat



Now that the majority of my midterms are done, I have been spending time earning money, crocheting, watching Olympics (go Canada!), and scourering Ravelry for more inspiration. 

I came across this amazing hat. It's classic, but a little bit different at the same time. Something that makes you look twice. I was all ready to buy the pattern, but at the last minute realized it was knit.

You knitters have it good. There are a huge amount of beautiful patterns available for you. 



In a mixture of jealousy and desire for this hat, I made my own pattern. Lucky I had Patons Classic Wool Worsted on hand in similar colours anyway :) Thanks to the creator for the beautiful idea and inspiration. :)

Copycat Hat 

NOTE: This is a work-in-progress, untested pattern. I am aware there are flaws, and I am slowly working them out. If you have any feedback, let me know! 

Materials:
-1 skein colour A (I used Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Heath Heather)
-A small amount colour B (I used Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Burgundy)
- 4.5mm crochet hook

Hat Portion: (UPDATED--stitch counts)
With Colour A, Ch 4 and join with sl st to form a loop. 
Round 1: Ch 2, 8 hdc in loop. Join with sl st to first st. (9sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st. Join with sl st to first st. (18 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, 1 hdc, 2 hdc in next st.  Join with sl st to first st. (27 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2, 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (45 sts)
Round 6: Ch 2, 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (54 sts)
Round 7: Ch 2, 8 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (60 sts)
Round 8: Ch 2, 9 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (66 sts)
Round 9: Ch 2, 10 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (72 sts)
Round 10: Ch 2, 11 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (78 sts)
Round 11: Ch 2, 12 hdc, 2 hdc in next st. Join with sl st to first st. (84 sts)
Round 12-24: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first st.(84 sts)
**Switch to Colour B**
Round 25-28: repeat round 13. (84 sts)
Switch to Colour A. Do not fasten off.
That final row is going to be important. I will call it the "base". 

Fold Over Portion:



This part of the hat will be folded over after it is finished. Each row gets longer by working into the base row as well as the fold over portion. Work in back and forth rows. 

Row 1: ch 1,  1 sc, 8 hdc in next 8 sts. 1 sc in next st. Ch 1, turn. 
Row 2: skip first sc, hdc in next 8 hdc and sc of row 1, 4 hdc into base row, 1 sc in base row. Ch 1, turn. 
Row 3: skip first sc. hdc in next 15 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn. 
Row 4: Skip first sc. hdc in next 20 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn. 
Row 5: skip first sc. hdc in next 25 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Skip first sc. hdc in next 30 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Skip first sc. hdc in next 35 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Skip first sc. hdc in next 40 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Skip first sc. hdc in next 45 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn.
Row 10: Skip first sc. hdc in next 50 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn.
Row 12: Skip first sc. hdc in next 55 sts, 4 hdc in next 4 sts of base, 1 sc in base. Ch 1, turn.
Row 13: Skip first sc. 1 hdc in each st across fold over portion AND the unworked base. Join first last st to first via sl st. Fasten off



I have to be honest, I love this hat. I love the way it ended up fitting, I love the cool fold and the bit of colour that pokes through. The wool is a little scratchy, but I think I will get used to it.


So, enjoy making this hat! It would mean so much to me that if you do, let me know how the pattern was. *This pattern has not been tested* and so it would help me make the pattern better if you let me know how it went :)

Happy Crocheting!

--Bee :)


25 comments

  1. This is adorable! I got started, but got stuck at rnd 7. If you could possibly add stitch counts to the end of each rnd, I think it would help lots.

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    1. thanks for your feedback! I will try to help you out!

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    2. yes, please please PLEASE add stitch counts! i'm confused as to whether i'm supposed to be joining to the first hdc stitch or the chain 2 at the start of each round. it's such a cute hat, i want to make it for a friend!

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    3. also, there's no real indication of repeating sequences of patterns, though i'm sure it's what you intend. it might help the overall clarity if those are added. i'm excited for this project! thank you!

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    4. also, your missing a row 9 in the hat portion. i'm trying to work my way through and am just noticing things as i go. i'm not trying to harp, just help!

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    5. Thanks for letting me know! I will try to work on it. But it's the end of a semester and I may be spending most of my time studying. I'll to to work on it this weekend!

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    6. I added stitch counts for the hat part of the pattern. That is really all I had time for this weekend. I will work on the rest though! hopefully by the end of the week, so keep checking! Thank you for letting me know about these issues! I hope this helps.

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    7. I think your stich count is wrong. I'm on row 4 and I'm at stitch 36, but I'm no where near the beginning. I'm not trying to be rude and if you take this as being rude, then I'll apologize right now...but please think of fixing this since I'm doing this hat as a Christmas gift to my stepmother and want to make it perfect for her.

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  2. I fell in love with the Lucy hat too when I saw it. when I made it and i added an old fashion pin one the side. and it looks so chic. thank you for sharing the crochet pattern. I think I'll try it.

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    1. If you do, let me know how it goes, I love hearing from people who try it!

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  3. Thankyou so much for posting this Rebecca! I too fell in love with the pattern of Ravelry, but as a much keener crocheter than knitter, i just didn't fancy it. This will be a perfect gift for my friend who's just finished chemo.

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    1. That warms my heart! Well wishes to your friend and happy crocheting!

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  4. So I'm little confused. When I get to counting 60 on row 7 and it always adds up to 62 then from that point on the numbers change..I've donever everything correctly and don't understand why it's happening.

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    1. I have tried making the top of it again, to retest the stitches again, but I got 60. If the hat still looks like it fits your head, I would just go with it, even if the numbers are off. The fold over part of the hat will still work, even if the hat its a little bigger

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  5. I saw this hat in the knit pattern and was happy to see that you changed it for crocheting! I really like how mine came out, but I guess my head is small! I made a few changes for my version of this hat. Let's call it the copy cat copy cat hat! :) I only went up to row 9 with the increases and then followed the pattern for rows 12 to 28. Then I added a single stitch row of my first color. I did the flap next, but only 10 rows. Then I did a trim in single crochet in my second color to finish the hat off. Thanks for posting this to help us all make a very cute and cool hat!

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    1. I also think I crochet tighter than most. But I do have a pretty big head. :P
      So glad it turned out so nicely! do you have a picture I can see?

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    2. this link should get you to my pictures! If not, look up C Squared K Squared on Facebook and it will be in the Hat and Headband Album.

      https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1610851_1655082081385003_6272914284020299290_n.jpg?oh=2ed9b54e672fae06555c6de84460ee86&oe=550F266A

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    3. Ahhhh it turned out so good! Love it!

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    4. Thanks!! and thanks for the pattern...couldn't have done it without you!

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  6. What a terrific hat; thank you very much! :)
    Lee Ann
    Http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm so glad you created this hat. I'm making one right now and have gotten to the turn up brim. The way I read Row 1 you are asking me to put 8 hdc into 8 different stitches, i.e. making shells....is that right?! Sounds all wrong to me but what else would "8 hdc in next 8 sts" mean? Hdc in next 8 sts tells me I'm going to fill 8 stitches with hdcs

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    1. I did get past Row 1 only to discover you can't work 35 hdc, create 4 hdc plus a sc, ch and turn, Skip the sc and chain 40 hdc before making 4 new hdc. I think I know what you intend, it would just help if I knew how many sts I was supposed to have at the end of each row of brim. Either I'm missing something or I'm messing up my pattern. Help!

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  8. The first attempt I made at the hat, I crocheted too loosely. So I started over again with a tighter stitch. I added the CC at row 21 instead of row 25. I didn't have enough of the MC (only 50 grams) so the very last row I did sc around the brim instead of hdc. The hat is a little small, but I can stretch it enough to make it it the way it should. I should have done those extra fours rows. Next time and I will make sure I have enough yarn. Love the hat. It would be helpful if you added a gauge, so we know how many stitches and rows make a 4x4" square. Also some measurements. How tall the hat is and how wide it is at the brim.

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  9. I have a suggestion to relieve the scratchy feeling of the wool you used, actually, it's a replacement wool. It's called Swish and it's from Knitpicks.com. It's 100% Superwash Merino Wool, and sooooooooooo soft. Machine washable, lay flat to dry of course. Comes in both worsted and dk size.

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  10. I have a suggestion to relieve the scratchy feeling of the wool you used, actually, it's a replacement wool. It's called Swish and it's from Knitpicks.com. It's 100% Superwash Merino Wool, and sooooooooooo soft. Machine washable, lay flat to dry of course. Comes in both worsted and dk size.

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