TechnoLace Hat

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A modern update to a vintage lace motif creates this unusual and oh-so-soft

 semi-slouch headgear.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished size: 20” circumference at brim (unstretched) by 9” high – will stretch to fit up to 23” head circumference

 

Materials:

115 yds. light bulky weight alpaca/wool blend yarn

Sample shown in Blue Sky Alpacas “Techno” (68% baby alpaca/10% extra fine merino/22% silk, 120 yds/109 m per 50 g ball) in color 1977 Aquarius

Crochet hook size K/10.5 (6.50 mm), or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 sts & 14 rows = 4” in single crochet on size K/10.5 (6.50 mm) hook

             Lace motif measures 9” across from point to point

Terms/Abbreviations: back loop only (BLO), beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), each (ea), half double crochet (hdc), half double crochet two together (hdc2tog), hook (hk), increase (inc), loop (lp), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), reverse single crochet (rev sc), single crochet (sc), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), space (sp), stitch (st), triple (treble) crochet (trc), yarn over (yo)

 

Pattern notes:

Hat is worked in one piece in joined rounds from crown to brim.

Motif on crown is worked first, then stitches are picked up and worked downward to form hat body.

Do not turn at end of rounds but continue in same direction throughout.

Special stitches/Techniques:

Half double crochet two together decrease (hdc2tog): Work first hdc until 2 loops remain on hook, work second hdc until 1 more loop remains on hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Reverse single crochet (rev sc): Work in single crochet from left to right, instead of in the usual direction from right to left.

 

Hat

Crown motif:

Rnd 1: Ch 8, join into ring; ch 1, [sc into ring, ch 3, trc into ring, ch 3] 8 times, join with sl st in beg sc (8 “petals”)

Rnd 2: Sl st into ea of first 3 ch and first trc, *ch 12, dc into 9th ch from hk, ch 3, sl st in top of next trc, rep from * around (8 chain-loop points)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ea of first 4 ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc), *in next 8-ch arch work (hdc, 7 sc, hdc), dc in next dc, sk last 3 ch of same section and first 3 ch of next section, dc in next ch (i.e., the base of the dc in that ch), rep from * around, ending last rep by omitting last dc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sk next hdc and sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc, in next sc work (sc, ch 4, sc)(tip of point completed), ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc, hdc and dc, sc in sp between next 2 dc, sk next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep by omitting last sc, join with sl st to first sc.

Begin hat body:

Rnd 5 (pick up rnd): Working along right side of first point, ch 4 (counts as first trc), trc in next sp, dc in next sc, hdc in next sp, sc in next ch-4 loop at tip of point; working along left side of point, hdc in next sp, dc in next sc, trc in next sp, trc in next sc; *working along right side of next point, trc in next sp, dc in next sc, hdc in next sp, sc in next ch-4 loop at tip of point; working along left side of point, hdc in next sp, dc in next sc, trc in next sp, trc in next sc; rep from * around, ending last rep by omitting last trc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-4 (64 sts)

Rnds 6-7: Ch 2, hdc in ea st around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2 (64 hdc)

Rnd 8 (dec rnd): Ch 2, hdc in ea of next 5 hdc, hdc2tog, *hdc in ea of next 6 hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2 (56 hdc)

Rnds 9-10: Ch 2, hdc in ea hdc around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2.

Rnd 11 (dec rnd): Ch 2, hdc in ea of next 4 hdc, hdc2tog, *hdc in ea of next 5 hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2 (48 hdc)

Rnd 12: Ch 2, hdc in ea hdc around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2.

Note: work remaining rnds of hat somewhat loosely to allow for stretch.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in ea hdc around, join with sl st (48 sc)

Rnds 14-17: Ch 1, sc in back loop only (BLO) of ea sc around, join with sl st through both loops of beg sc.

Rnd 18 (edging rnd): Working through both loops as normal and working from left to right, work rev sc in ea sc around, join with sl st.  Fasten off and weave in tails.

 

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