Free crochet pattern: Newport Swirl slouchy hat
Originally posted October 28, 20125:22 PM MST
When it comes to making new designs, some may find it hard to come up with inspiration, since there are so many similar styles out there. How can a designer stand out? One way is to look to the past to create a design that can be modified in a very modern way.
This hat incorporates the Newport Stitch, which I modified a bit to suit my needs. The design not only has texture but is it is a visual feast for the eyes. At least that is how I see it when I look at the hat.
This hat uses basic stitches; it is how you use them that create the design.
Please do not post this pattern on your website or take it as your own. I ask that you instead link to my page, which will help with internet karma. Please note you can use this pattern for personal use and sell what you make. I only ask that you credit me as the pattern creator and link to this article. Thank you.
- I Hook
- Tapestry needle
- Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue
- Half Double Crochet – HDC
- Front Post Half Double Crochet - FPHDC
- Back Post Half Double Crochet – BPHDC
- Back Loop Only – BLO
- Front Loop Only - FLO
No gauge given as this hat is customizable. All you have to do is chain the appropriate even numbers. Also keep in mind that you just keep going without slip stitching to join, since it will avoid that pesky seam.
Round 1 foundation hdc 74, sl st to form circle.
Round 2 fphdc, bphdc around
Round 3 repeat row 2
Round 4 1 hdc in each stitch
Round 5 1 hdc in each stitch blo
Round 6 1 hdc, then 1 treble stitch in flo stitch in round 5. *1 hdc in next 3 stitches blo, then treble stitch* repeat from * until the end.
Round 7 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, then treble stitch in flo stitch in round 6. *1 hdc in next 3 stitches blo, then one treble (the 1 above the treble must be taken through the stitch, the other 2 take up the back stitch)* repeat from * to the end
Round 8 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, then treble stitch in flo stitch in round 7, *1 hdc in next 3 stitches, then one treble (the 1 above the treble must be taken through the stitch, the other 2 take up the back stitch)* repeat from * to the end
Keep going until the hat measures 10” or until the length you desire.
To close the top of the hat, use this method here. Once done, fasten off and voila a nice new hat.