This faux crochet cables hat is a fun, easy crochet project! You won’t believe how easy the “faux crochet cables” are to make, and this hat is very easy to adjust the sizing. The hat is perfect for both men and women and I encourage you to try using the same tweed yarn, it looks stunning with the faux cables. This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support!
I can’t believe it’s November 7th, and I am just now publishing my first free pattern of Crochet Season 2018. I really didn’t realized how behind I would get with our recent move, but it’s no joke. Luckily I did quite a bit of work during the summer, so after Plaid Week you will see more fun things on Whistle and Ivy. I am especially excited to share all my holiday patterns (stay tuned!).
Today’s pattern is my Cobblestone Hat, which was a lovely name suggested by @randomactofkrochet (thanks so much for suggesting it!) This pattern was so fun to make. The texture turned out beautiful(the tweed yarn is gorgeous).
The texture comes from these cute holiday sweater candle cozies I made a couple years ago. As I was brainstorming fall pattern ideas a few months ago, I thought I would whip up a hat using the same technique and I love the effect.
Isn’t it amazing how crochet is so versatile? You can create so many textures with just a few basic stitches.
Preachin’ to the choir.
I also personally think the tweed yarn is a must, but I am crushing on all-things-tweed right now. I used City Tweed, it is slightly bulkier than worsted weight yarn and so silky soft.
Isn’t is gorgeous?
COBBLESTONE HAT – FAUX CROCHET CABLES HAT
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– 1 -2 balls of City Tweed Aran/HW in “Orca”
– J Hook
– Darning Needle
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Note: This pattern is worked as a large rectangle and then sewn into a tube and closed at the top. You will turn after each row.
Ch 2 does not count as first st.
This pattern uses a DC double cross over technique. Watch the video below to get some help. (If the video doesn’t load, please disable your Adblocker and whitelist my site to view my videos.)
1. Make a Foundation DC about 9 1/2″ (be sure it’s in multiples of 4 + 1) Turn.
The foundation will be the height of your hat, for a less slouchy hat you can work fewer sts here.
See how to do a foundation stitch here: (if the video doesn’t load, please disable your adblocker)
2. Ch 2. Sk same st and next st. Dc in next 2 sts. Reaching back across the 2 dc you just worked, work a dc in same st as ch (1st sk st). Work dc in next sk st (2nd sk st). *Sk 2 sts. Dc in next 2 sts. Reaching back a cross the two dc you just worked, dc in 1st sk st. Dc in 2nd sk st* repeat all around the row. Dc in last st. Turn.
3. Ch 2. Dc in each st across. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 until your piece is approximately 18″ long (it should stretch comfortably to fit a 21″ adult head). On the last repeat, stop before working the dc row, and end your piece on the Dc crossover row. (My piece was 30 rows long)
Don’t tie off.
You can adjust the number of rows to make a smaller/larger hat. (You’re piece should stretch at least 2″ – 3″. If yours isn’t stretchy, consider using the yarn I used (or a different, stretchy yarn), going up a hook size, or you will need to work more rows.
More fall-favorite hat patterns:
Choose which side of the fabric you like best. I like the side with the right sides of the DC rows, but I think both sides look nice.
Fold your piece in half, with the right side on the inside. Starting where you left off in the last row of sc, sc down the edge, sewing the to ends together to form a tube.
The hat will have two edges, one will be a bit nicer and straighter, the other end will be less nice-looking. The nice-looking edge will be the bottom of the hat.
To close the hat:
Thread a length of yarn onto your darning needle. Working around the top of the hat (the less-nice looking edge) sew a loose running stitch all around the tube. When you get to the beginning, pull the ends until the hat cinches shut. Tie a firm knot and weave in ends.
Turn out hat right-side-out. On the bottom of the hat, work an even row of sc to make a nice edge. Join with a sl st and weave in all your ends.
You can leave it as-is or you can add a fur pom-pom!
I hope you enjoyed this simple and fun technique! You will love your new faux crochet cables hat (I love mine!). We have only dipped our toes in Crochet Season, but this is my favorite hat so far.
Will it stay that way…?