Friday, June 10, 2011

Total Fpdc Hat


Hello. Happy Summer, everyone. I'm still waiting to start at the Smithsonian, so in the meantime, I was able to write up a hat pattern I've been meaning to do for about a year now. Here it is. I'm going to need to take better pics at some point.

Pattern:

Materials
Worsted weight yarn
K hook

Ch 3 and join with sl st to form ring. Ch 2.
Rnd 1. Dc 12 into ring. Join to first dc with sl st. Join this way throughout. Ch 2. 
Rnd 2. 2 fpdc in each dc including the one slipped to. Join. Ch 2. (24 sts)
Rnd 3. *2 fpdc in first fpdc st, 1 fpdc in next fpdc st. Repeat from * around. Join. Ch 2. (36 sts)
Rnd 4. *2 fpdc in first fpdc st, 1 fpdc in next 2 fpdc sts. Repeat from * around. Join. Ch 2. (48 sts)
Rnd 5. *2 fpdc in first fpdc st, 1 fpdc in next 3 fpdc sts. Repeat from * around. Join. Ch 2. (60 sts)
Rnds 6-23. 1 fpdc in each fpdc st around. Join. Ch 2.
Rnd 24. Sc 1 in each st around. Join. Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

Check the length of your work when you get to Rnd 22 or so. With 23 rnds and one rnd of sc, it could be just slightly too long for some people.

For personal use only. Do not sell the final hat or this pattern.

18 comments:

  1. This pattern is great! It works up quickly, and is so thick and warm! Thanks for sharing your original pattern. I can see myself making a whack of these for charity.

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    1. Thanks for the pattern! I've made a ton of these hats for the charity Bridge and Beyond. They are nice and warm.

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    2. I am in receipt of those hats that above Katie B made using her pattern. What I like about them is how sturdy, thick and warm they are. AND they can be worn one of 2 ways, straight as you show in your picture and or rolling up the brim which looks very stylish and would aid someone in case the hat was a bit too large. Very nice! Would it be alright if added your pattern and link to my blog under the hats tab? Thanks for your consideration

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    3. Oophs, also meant to add, I'm your newest follower. Where in MD are you from? My DD lived in Balt for 2 years while she was working on her Masters.

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    4. Only add the link and please restate that the hats are for personal (and charity) use only. I'm glad to know that hats created from my patterns are going to people who need them. :)

      On another note, I'm from Ellicott City, MD but I'm currently living in Austin, TX because of graduate school.

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  2. if you do a ring of 4 chs it works better

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  3. I'm new to crocheting and am not up to speed on all the stitches. What is fpdc?

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    1. fpdc = front post double crochet

      tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIu4HfUpvsY

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  4. Made this on a car trip this weekend, great pattern. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I just want to thank you for sharing your beautiful patterns and to tell you in the spirit of all of your donations, the hats I am making ALL are 100% free to chemotherapy patients and their families :) Thank you for keeping me busy during my chemo appointments and for helping me help them <3

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  7. Love your pattern!!! I am an employee at a women's prison and the offenders are making them through our restorative justice program which donates all items to local charities. Thanks for sharing your gift!!

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  8. My b/f needed a winter hat that would be warm but still able to wear under his baseball style uniform hat at work (delivering pizza), this patter works great and what does show has a nice, clean appearance. I modified slightly at the end for the ear-flaps he requested. Great pattern and thanks so much for sharing!!

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  9. I'm needing some help.... I've completed about 10 rounds and the hat is just rippled. I'm wondering if it will eventually begin to get the "bowl shape?" It seems to be curving the wrong way if anything, but is really more of a rippled effect. Is there something I'm doing wring? Any suggestions? I don't want to continue just to pull everything out. Thanks.

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    1. It's been several years since I've made one of these hats. But if memory serves correct, the hat does look somewhat rippled at first. I would suggest continuing and see how it turns out.

      Sorry I can't be any more helpful.

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  10. thanks so much Felicia for this pattern … will give it a try soon … found this pattern through your ravelry page … cheers !!

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  11. How do you resize this hat for children or babies heads?

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    1. I'm not quite sure. Do you have access to the particular child/baby you want to make it for? If you do, my best advice would be trying to make it while they are in front of you. I would start the hat as normal, but after the second or third round, skip to Round 6 in the pattern (i.e. stop increasing). Do this for a few rounds or how ever long it takes for you to get a sense of how large (or small) the hat will be. Try it on the child as you go. This will give you a sense if you need to add one more round of increases or if you have too many. If you don't have access to the person you want to make it for, try trial and error, basically doing the same as above but eye-balling it. Use your judgement on if the hat is too large or too small for the age group you are targeting. If it works the first time and is the right size, then good job. If your first trial doesn't work (the hat is too small or too large), try it again but this time increase one more round or one less round than in the first trial. Hopefully, that made sense. One other thing you can try is following the pattern as written but use a smaller hook and a smaller weight yarn. I'm not sure how that will work out, since I've never done this pattern in anything other than worsted weight and a K hook. It might be worth a try, though. But this method would also be trial and error again. That's the best advice I can offer. Hope one of these suggestions works!

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