Waves of Hope Hat – Crochet Pattern

The intricate details details of the stitch work shown in this gorgeous wave stitch shown in the Waves of Hope Hat. I love the simplicity of the design, a solid look with no interruptions. But, the pop of texture seen in the woven fibers is unbelievable.

Waves of Hope Crochet Hat Pattern

The Waves of Hope Hat

My fall back design is hats, I have been designing hats since Sweet Potato 3 began. I love how some can be so unique and have different looks based off of the way you make them: bottom up, top down and side to side.

I try to design a few of each hat types every year. This year I was looking through my top selling patterns and my Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon kept popping into my mind (check it out HERE). I think it is so popular because of the way the texture in the stitches just pops.

So, I decided to replicate that stitch in a design that you can make for just about anyone of any age, not just infants. The Waves of Hope hat comes in sizes for children up to adults. It’s a simple adjustment to alter the size of the hat. It can be worn slouchy, or just fold the brim for a more traditional look.

Waves of Hope Hat

The Wave Sttich

I made a quick video tutorial on how to work the Wave Stitch you see in the hat. I think you will love this stitch, just make sure you work those slip stitches loose. Check out the tutorial below:

Materials Needed for Waves of Hope Hat

  • Crochet Hook Size H (5.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
  • Approximately 190 -225 Yards in Main Color
  • Sample made in Mighty Stitch / color: Mint
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Check out my Testers Hat

I love how my tester added this adorable pom to her hat. And what can I say, I adore green!

Where to find the Waves of Hope Hat crochet pattern


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Dotty’s Dream Hat – Crochet Pattern

I love designing hats, especially when they are being made for someone specific and you have them in mind as you pick out the stitches and look you are trying to achieve. This year, I was honored to design a hat for my daughters dance teacher. I named the hat Dotty’s Dream Hat, check it out below:

Dotty's Dream Hat

Dotty’s Dream Hat Inspiration

You may be wondering why this hat is designed for her dance teacher. My daughter took dance for 5 years from Dotty and absolutely loved it. She decided to take a break and returned a few times but never liked the teachers like she liked Dotty, eventually she would quit. Dotty is great with the kids, she is kind and makes them want to work hard to be better.

Unfortunately, in late December Dotty found out she had breast cancer and was about to begin a long journey. Dotty has been such an inspiration to so many young girls and now she had a personal battle to fight!

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Design

The hat was designed with Dotty in mind including her cancer battle and her dancing spirit in mind. The easy part was picking these lovely pink yarns to use in the samples. I am so grateful to be able to say that Dotty finished her last chemo treatments just this last month. We will continue to pray for her recovery.


Next came the little details in the band of the hat. These small stitches matter, but I didn’t want it to be the same as every hat I design. Just like in dance, there is usually a certain flow that needs to happen but you want it to be different and to stick out so others will remember it. The band is made using a stitch that will work up more quickly than a traditional slip stitch band.

I made a quick video tutorial on how to work the Double Slip Stitch of the band. I think you will love this technique, it is fun and works up quicker than the traditional slip stitch bands. Check it out for yourself below:

Body of the Hat

Next came the main body of the hat. I wanted to have a feminine look to the stitch work. Something a little delicate but still creates some warmth. The repetitive stitches create a lovely look, don’t you think:

Materials Needed for Dotty’s Dream Hat

  • Crochet Hook Size G (4.0 mm)
  • Crochet Hook Size I (5.5 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – approximately 180-225 Yards in Main Color
  • Sample (brighter pink) made in Lion Brand Jeans / color: Bermuda
  • Sample (lighter pink) made in Mighty Stitch / color: Blush
  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape

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FREE Merino Thick & Thin Newborn Hat Patterns

Newborn photographs are one of the most treasured keepsakes you will ever have so you must have the right props. The fresh and delicateness of newborn life is embraced with the uniqueness of Merino Thick & Thin yarn but it doesn’t take away from the focus of the newborn.

Crocheting with custom dyed yarn will not only result in a new love of yarn to crochet with, but you will also find these hats to work up quick. As you crochet you will feel the luxuriousness of the yarn in your fingers and be so excited to put it on a newborn baby.

Three Different Merino Hat Styles To Choose From

Each hat design has a different personality, but they all share the sweet look to them. The uniqueness of the thick and thin yarn creates almost a bubble like look to the fabric that is crocheted. It naturally tightens and loosens between each stitch.

The Merino Thick & Thin Hat pattern styles that I will be sharing with you include a Pixie Hat, a traditional Beanie and a Pixie Bonnet style.

Which style do you want to make? The great thing about these patterns is the minimal amount of thick & thin yarn they use. For Instance, with one 90 yard skein, I was able to make one hat of each design.


Newborn Merino Pixie Hat Pattern

You will need the following supplies:

  • about 28 yards of Merino Thick & Thin Yarn
  • Crochet Hook N (9.00 mm)
  • Measuring Tape, Yarn Needle, Scissors
  • Optional: Button

Crochet Pattern for Pixie Hat

  1. Ch 3, 4 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join in the top of beginning ch 2 (5 st counting beginning ch 2 as a stitch now and throughout pattern)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each st around, join (6 sts there was a 1 stitch increase)
  3. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, [2hdc in next st, hdc in next st], repeat [] around, join (9)
  4. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts], repeat [] around, join (12)
  5. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts], repeat [] around, join (15)
  6. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st, [2hdc in next st, hdc in next st], repeat [] until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, join (22)
  7. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, join (25)
  8. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  9. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  10. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  11. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25), fasten off and weave in all ends
  12. Optional: add button

Hat dimensions / folded flat: Width = 6 inches, Height = 7 inches


Newborn Merino Basic Beanie Hat Pattern

You will need the following supplies:

  • About 25 yards of Merino Thick & Thin Yarn
  • Crochet Hook N (9.00 mm)
  • Measuring Tape, Yarn Needle, Scissors

Crochet Pattern for the Basic Beanie:

  1. Ch 3, 9 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join in the top of beginning ch 2 (10 sts counting beginning ch 2 now and throughout pattern)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, 2hdc in each st around, join (20)
  3. Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts], repeat [] around, join (25)
  4. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  5. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  6. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  7. Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (25)
  8. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join (25), fasten off and weave in all ends

Hat dimensions / folded flat: Width = 6 inches, Height = 5 inches


Newborn Merino Bonnet Pattern

You will need the following supplies:

  • About 35 yards of Merino Thick & Thin Yarn
  • Crochet Hook N (9.00 mm)
  • Measuring Tape, Yarn Needle, Scissors

Crochet Pattern for the Bonnet

  1. Ch 14, hdc in the 3rd chain from hook, hdc in each remaining ch, rotate work (you will now continue your hdc in the opposite side of the ch), hdc in each ch to end, turn (26 counting beginning ch now and throughout hat)
  2. Ch 2, hdc in each st to end of row, turn (26)
  3. Ch 2, hdc in first 11 sts, dc3tog, hdc in remaining 11 st, turn (24)
  4. Ch 2, hdc in next 9 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, hdc in remaining 10 st, turn (22)
  5. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (22)
  6. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (22)
  7. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (22)
  8. Ch 2, hdc in each st across, fasten off and weave in ends
  9. Continue to tassel instructions

Adding Braid / Ties & Tassels to the Bonnet

There are 2 options that I have used for the ties and/or tassels. I usually use whichever one I have enough yarn for. If you are running short of yarn, check out the top row of images in the above graphics. Those hats demonstrate the ties/braid option resulting in using less yarn because they feature a small braid and small tassels. However, in the bottom image there are longer tassels with no braid.

Ties / Braid Option: Begin to create this option by taking 2 strands of yarn and measure about 3 feet long, then fold the yarn in half. At the fold, join with a slst in the front lower corner of the bonnet. After that step, complete as many chains as possible leaving enough yarn for a small tassel (usually about 15-22 chains), tie them off and trim up the tassels to have even ends.

Tassel Only Option: To complete the longer tassels, take the remaining yarn and fold it in half, continue folding in half until you have about 4, 6 or 8 strands, just make sure it is an even number. Split them in half and then place them in 2 separate piles. Take the first pile and fold those strands in half, now, at the fold, pull through the front lower corner of the bonnet. Continue by tying tightly with a scrap piece of yarn around the folded area and then repeat on the other side with the second group of measured out strands.


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Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

We are entering into the month of October and that means so much to me. October is Cancer Awareness Month. Many of us have unfortunately been touched by this horrible issue in our lives. Unfortunately, I lost a wonderful and amazing uncle 6 years ago to cancer. The Emerald Stone Hat was designed in honor of my uncle.

Emerald Liver Cancer Awareness

This year I wanted to focus on Liver Cancer in my hat design, the color of the awareness ribbon for liver cancer is, emerald. I find the emerald color beautiful. It is deep, rich in color and striking to look at. The meaning behind the emerald brings the color more meaning as well.

The emerald has extra benefits for those who align with its star sign, which may have helped many after ancient heroes discovered these traits giving psychological benefits: brings courage to face difficult trials, eases feelings of worry, enhances the benefits of reuniting with loved ones.

https://www.karmaweather.com/astrology-gemstones-crystals
Emerald of Hope

Explaining it a little further:

Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love.

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Emerald Stone Hat

The Emerald Stone Hat, was made in a beautiful “emerald” color. While I was working up the stitches I kept thinking the design was looking like stones in a river bed. I find rivers to be peaceful and soothing to the soul. Emerald Stone Hat was easy to name due to the look and meaning behind the Emerald Stone and the connection to Liver Cancer and honoring my uncle.

Emerald STone Hat

The Emerald Stone crochet hat pattern comes in 3 sizes: child (3-12 years old), youth/womens, and adult/mens. Easily customize the hat with an oversized button or attach a pom to the top for a more youthful look.

Get the Emerald Stone Hat FREE

As part of the 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge you can get a copy of the Emerald Stone Hat pattern for FREE. However, if you download a copy of the pattern, it is your PLEDGE to make a hat to donate to a local Cancer Center and/or patient. Grab your copy of the Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern for FREE during the entire month of October on Ravelry. You must use the code “CC2019” at checkout, please make sure the discount applies before you order. Remember your FREE download is your PLEDGE to donate a minimum of 1 hat from the pattern by the end of 2019. To make a Pledge, get your copy of the pattern, HERE.

Use #CrochetCancerChallenge

To help spread the word about the Crochet Cancer Challenge we need your help. Please make your hats from the designs and post to your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge when posting on facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter or anything else. Also, tag the designers who gave you the pattern to use. We all love a little love on social media and may even share your project on our page.

More links about the Cancer Challenge are below:

  1. Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
  2. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE
  3. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE
  4. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE
  5. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE
  6. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE

Stay Up To Date on the Cancer Challenge

Each day during the month of October a new designer will feature a hat for FREE in exchange for your pledge {just like I did}. If you want to make sure you stay up to date on the cancer Challenge this year and see all 31 designs all month long, make sure you either follow Sweet Potato 3 on facebook {click HERE} and/or join my Crochet & Conversations group on facebook, {click HERE}. There will be daily posts all month long featuring the designers and their new hat designs. Or you can sign up for my newsletter that will go out a few times each week:

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Braided Beanie – A Unique & Fun Crochet Pattern

Designing hats has always been so much fun, but it does get harder to come up with an idea that is different from what is already out in the crochet pattern world. However, when I stumbled upon a unique, eye catching new-to-me stitch I knew I had to incorporate it into my next hat design: The Braided Beanie.

  

Check out that Braid! have you ever crocheted anything like that? This is a stitch you will want to try and I included a photo tutorial AND a video to help you out. It really is pretty easy, but is probably easier to do after you watch how it is completed.

Add Pops on Color in the braided beanie

I personally love how you can made a simple beanie really pop with adding bold colors in the braid. You can coordinate the colors or select bold colors, whatever you like, I promise it will be amazing, check out a few I made below.

Crochet Pattern for Braided beanie

About the braided beanie pattern

The Braided Beanie pattern comes in sizes for: child, youth/ladies, adult/men. The beanie is made in a traditional worsted weight yarn. The pattern require the use of 2 crochet hook sizes. One size will be used for the main body of the hat and a larger hook for the braided single crochet rounds. The crochet hooks sizes needed are I (5.50 mm) and K (6.50 mm).

Pick out some fun coordinating colors with your favorite winter jacket or school colors. If you love poms on hats, it is fun to add the colors of the braid to the pom, or fur poms are always a great addition too.

Is the Braided Single Crochet going to be too hard to crochet?

Heck no! I have detailed written instructions, along with photo tutorials AND a video to walk you through the steps. Keep in mind, the braid is made in only 2 rows, after that, the pattern is easy peasy!

Texture in the Main Body of the Hat

The main body of the Braided Beanie has a fun textured stitch. One of my favorite parts of this stitch is that it works up quick (has the same height as a double crochet) and creates a nice thin fabric. If you haven’t worked the Herringbone Double Crochet, check it out and give it a try. I believe it will be a new favorite:

#HATNOTHATE Is An Anti-Bullying Campaign.

Have you heard about this amazing campaign that supports and encourages everyone to stand up to bullying.

We ask knitters and crocheters to make handmade blue hats and donate them to our cause. In October, National Bullying Prevention Month, we distribute the hats to schools across the country for students to wear, empowering them to stand up to bullying.

https://hatnothate.org/

I encourage you to read more and get involved with the #hatnothate campaign, get more information HERE.

The Crochetmous Crew is an inspiring group of crocheters and designers that are always doing wonderful things, join them HERE. They are big supporters of the #hatnothate campaign and I am excited to participate this year. I made a Braided Beanie in all blue just for the campaign.

Braided Beanie

Where to find the pattern

  • Etsy shop – click HERE
  • Ravelry shop – click HERE.

Have you seen the Braided Single Crochet Pocket Pillow?

If you love the look of the braided single crochet make sure to check out my other pattern using the stitch. These pocket pillows are fun, useful and are great to have at home, on your couch or bed. They are great to have in your RV or other places that need lots of storage. The pillows are also a fun way to give gifts, just fill those pockets with goodies!

Braided Sc

Check out details about the Pocket Pillows HERE.

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Slalom Slope Beanie Crochet Pattern

I love to release new patterns and this one tops the cake! The Slalom Slopes Beanie is a beautiful hat design with so much texture that you are sure to love it. I designs this hat for a dear friend of mine, who’s daughter was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer, at age 18. I was really trying to make a hat that was stylish for the young, warm, and full of texture.

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The Slalom Slope Beanie crochet pattern was made in sizes: Toddler, Child, Youth/Ladies and Adult/Men. Add a cute pom for that added spark of character to its look or make it in a messy bun style (instructions included in the pattern).

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Grab the Slalom Slope Beanie:

on Ravelry, HERE

or on Etsy, HERE.

The beautiful twisting cables reminds me of that first run on the ski hill in the morning. The joy the first run of the morning brings is so amazing. I hope this hat will warm your heart just like that first run warms your spirit!

Want a Discount?

For a LIMITED time, get the Slalom  Slopes Beanie for 50% off, on Ravelry only, through Tuesday December 12, 2017. You must use code “SLALOM” at checkout. 

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Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern

I am so excited for the new Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern. This was inspired by Jennifer in my Crochet & Conversation Group. Which by the way, if you are not a part of, you better come join us by clicking, HERE.

Last week I asked what stitches folks would like to see in a pattern. Jennifer posted the Woven Shells Stitch and I already had the cowl so decided to make a set and add a beautiful hat to go with it!

Woven Shells Set crochet pattern

A Beautiful Set to stay warm and look great

I love how the stitches used in the Woven Shells creates an actual weave look to them. The rich texture shows in the basic cowl design that lays flat with the folded neckline. The hat boasts the same woven look in the main body with a traditional ribbed brim.

Where to get the patterns:

If you get the Set which includes both the hat and cowl, you will get them at a discounted price. Or you can purchase the hat and/or cowl separately if you choose. I offer all options on the following sites (look further in the post to find the individual patterns):

  • Ravelry: Get the entire set HERE
  • Etsy: Get the entire set HERE

How about that Hat?

The Woven Shells Hat pattern comes in sizes for Child, Teen/Ladies, and Adult/Men. You can make it in a beautiful striping yarn, a solid color, or add a couple colors for some design pop. Then just decide if you want to add the optional pom… so many decisions you may just have to make more than one.

Woven Shells Hat Woven Shells Hat pattern

Grab the Woven Shells Hat pattern on Ravelry, HERE.

The Must Have Cowl

The Woven Shells Cowl comes in a one size and will fit most teens and adults, the pattern for just the cowl can be found on Ravelry, HERE.

Woven Shells Cowl

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Knot Knit Beanie – Crochet Pattern

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As a long time crocheter, I have always admired knit garments. I love the woven look to them and even tried to learn to knit. I just found it hard to use two needles and the time I spent on the small project was not very productive. But, I still love and admire those knit projects.

But now I can enjoy making a crochet pattern that looks knit!
Yes, you read that right. Through many internet searches I kept seeing an image of a vintage stitch that looked woven. After trying to figure the stitch out I finally got it and had to use the stitch on a hat and I was so excited with the end result.

The pattern has sizing from Newborn up to Adult and has instructions to make them with the double stripes or to make it in a solid color.
Grab your copy of the pattern in any of my shops:
I did include a photo tutorial of the stitch.
While my testers were reviewing the pattern one of them mentioned that they had viewed a great video of the stitch, see below (they used a different name for the stitch but it is worked the same way). I hope you find this helpful.

Enjoy the pattern and make sure to follow me on facebook so you don’t miss any new pattern releases or promotions.

Herringbone Brimmed Beanie Pattern Release

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Boys can be so hard to find a good hat pattern for. So I was on the hunt to design something perfect for those boys in our lives. The request I kept hearing from my kids and many of their friends was that they wanted it to cover more of their neck and shade their eyes. I also kept seeing visor beanies at the stores and so I grabbed my hook and yarn and went to work.
It didn’t take long before the Herringbone Brimmed Beanie came to life.
My boys are thrilled with it and I hope you like it too. The herringbone stitch is a turn change of pace to work (the pattern does include a photo tutorial on how to work it).
The Herringbone Brimmed Beanie can be found on:
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