Diamond Edge Hat
One size: approx. 21” circumference by 8.5” high (unstretched) –
will stretch to fit up to 23” head circumference
in 3 colors in the following amounts:
125 yds. Main
30 yds. Color
30 yds. Color
shown in Caron “Perfect Match” and Red Heart “Super Saver”)
Size I/9 (5.5
mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge
13 sts & 9 rnds = 4" in half double crochet on size I/9 (5.5 mm)
beginning (beg), chain (ch), continuing (cont), double crochet (dc),
each (ea), half double crochet (hdc), hook (hk), increase (inc),
loop (lp), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), round (rnd), single
crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st)
of hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn at end
of rounds but continue in same direction throughout. Use a contrast
thread or yarn marker to note beginning of rounds and carry it up as
you work each round.
Diamond edging is worked in joined rounds.
Special stitches & techniques:
loop beginning method: wind yarn once around finger, insert hook
into loop on finger, yo and pull loop through, proceed as instructed
in pattern. After the first few rounds are completed, pull gently on
yarn tail to close ring.
Half-diamond: work 7 dc all in one stitch, as instructed in
Rnd 1: With
MC, ch 4, join into ring (or use disappearing loop beginning method
described above); ch 2, work 7 hdc in ring (8 hdc). On this and all
following rounds before diamond edge, do not join or turn.
Place contrast yarn marker to note beg of rnds and carry it up as
Rnd 2 (inc
rnd): Work 2 hdc in ea hdc around (16 hdc)
Rnd 3 (inc
rnd): Work 2 hdc in ea hdc around (32 hdc)
Rnd 4: Work
even on 32 hdc.
Rnd 5 (inc
rnd): *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc, rep from * around (48 hdc)
Rnd 6: Work
even on 48 hdc.
Rnd 7 (inc
rnd): *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in ea of next 2 hdc, rep from * around
Rnd 8: Work
even on 64 hdc.
Rnd 9 (inc
rnd): Work 2 hdc in first hdc, hdc in next 31 hdc, work 2 hdc in
next hdc, hdc in next 31 hdc (66 hdc)
Work even on 66 hdc.
Rnd 12: Work
even to last 2 sts of rnd, sc in next hdc, sl st in last hdc.
diamond-edge pattern (begin working in joined rounds):
Rnd 13: Cont
with MC, sl st in first hdc, ch 1, sc in same hdc, sk 2 hdc, work 7
dc in next hdc (half-diamond completed), *sk 2 hdc, sc in next hdc,
sk 2 hdc, work 7 dc in next hdc (half-diamond completed), rep from *
around, ending with sk last 2 hdc, join with sl st to beg sc (11
half-diamonds). Fasten off MC.
Join Color A
in st where MC was fastened off.
Rnd 14: Ch 3;
keeping last lp of ea st on hk, dc in first 3 dc of first
half-diamond (4 lps on hk), yo and draw through all 4 lps on hk, ch
2, sc in center dc of same 7-dc group, *ch 2; keeping last lp of ea
dc on hk, dc in ea of the following: the next 3 dc of same
half-diamond, the next sc and the first 3 dc of next half-diamond (8
lps on hk); yo and pull through all 8 lps on hk, ch 1; ch 2, sc in
center dc of same half-diamond, rep from * around, ending with ch 2,
keeping last lp of ea dc on hk, dc in last 3 dc of last half-diamond
(4 lps on hk), yo and pull through 4 lps on hk, join with sl st to
top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 15: Cont
with Color A, ch 3, work 3 dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, *sc in
next sc (between 2 half-diamonds), work 7 dc in center eyelet of
next half-diamond (full diamond completed), rep from * around,
ending with 3 dc in last half-diamond, join with sl st to top of beg
ch-3. Fasten off Color A.
Join Color B
in first sc to left of where Color A was fastened off.
With Color B, rep Rnds 14-15. At end of Rnd 17, fasten off Color B.
Weave in all tails.
Copyright 2012 – Designs by KN –
personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for