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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Waffle Berry Hat Crochet Pattern

Waffle Berry Hat
Intermediate level - but once you see how easy these stitches are, you will be surprised.
By Alison Hertz


For this hat, you will need 1 or 2 yarn colors. 
I used a J Hook (5.75) 
This hat is approximately 22 inches around and 8 to 9 inches long.

Stitch abbreviation's
ch chain stitch
ss slip stitch
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
fpdc front post double crochet

For the waffle stitch and the raspberry stitch, you can look up a tutorial on YouTube if my directions confuse you. I hope they don't. 

Color A
Row 1) 15 DC into a magic circle, ss to close (15)
Row 2) ch2, 2 dc into each stitch all the way around, ss to close (30)
Row 3) ch2, *2dc into first stitch, then 1dc into next*, repeat all the way around, ss to close (45)
Row 4) ch2, *2dc into first stitch, then 1dc into next 2 stitches*, repeat all the way around, ss to close (60)
Row 5) ch2, *2dc into first stitch, then 1dc into next 6 stitches,* repeat all the way around, ss to close (70) If using 2 colors, change to color B

Color B
Row 6) ch2 and turn your work so you are now working on the inside of the hat for the Raspberry Stitch, *sc dc sc in first stitch, then skip 2 stitches,* repeat all the way around and ss to close. (70)
Row 7) ch2 and continue working on the inside for another row of Raspberry Stitch. In the first space after the 1st raspberry from the previous row, *sc dc sc, then skip 2, so that you put the next berry in between 2 from the previous row. This offsets the berries.* repeat all the way around and ss to close. (70)
Row 8) repeat row 7
Row 9) repeat row 7
Row 10) ch2, and turn work so you are back to working on the outside of the hat, 1hdc in each stitch, ss to close (70)
Row 11) ch2, 1 third loop hdc in each stitch. This flips the stitch forward to look like a stripe. as to close (70)
Row 12) repeat row 11 (70) If using 2 colors, change back to color A.

Color A
Row 13) Waffle Stitch - ch2, *fpdc around first stitch, dc into next 2,* repeat all the way around and ss to close. (70)
Row 14) ch2 and turn work, *dc, fpdc into next 2 (these were the stitches you did a regular dc into in the previous row),* repeat all the way around and ss to close. (70)
You may need to keep checking to make sure your stitches are lining up. Stitches that were dc in the previous row are now fpdc in this row and stitches that were fpdc in the previous row are now dc in this row.
Row 15) ch2 and turn your work, *fpdc around first stitch, dc into next 2,* repeat all the way around and ss to close. (70)
Row 16) ch2 and turn work, *dc, fpdc into next 2 (these were the stitches you did a regular dc into in the previous row),* repeat all the way around and ss to close. (70)
You should now have 2 rows of finished waffles (created by 4 rows of stitches) If using 2 colors, change to color B.

Color B
Row 17) ch2, 1hdc in each stitch, ss to close (70)
Row 18) ch2, 1 third loop hdc in each stitch. ss to close (70)
Row 20) ch2, 1dc into the third loop of each stitch (70) If using 2 colors, change back to Color A.

Color A
Row 21) ch2, *1fpdc, 1dc,* repeat all the way around and as to close (70)
Row 22) repeat row 21
Row 23) repeat row 21
Finish off and sew in ends.


Post a pic if you try out the pattern. 

Stitches Close Up...

4 comments:

  1. Where do you donate your hats? I would love to donate
    to cancer patients. Thanks.

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    1. Genie, I create and donate hats for Happy Caps Atlanta. You can check them out here.
      http://www.happycaps.us/home.html

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    2. The pattern looks awesome, thanks for all you do to support Happy Caps!

      Genie,
      If you are interested, we would love to have you join us. Alison provided our website let us know if you have any questions

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  2. Thanks for the info. I may be getting in our my head with volunteering!! I would like to stay in VT but find it's hard finding orgs interested! I'm working on blankets for a battered women's shelter but hats are so much faster! If I have extras, I will be sure to send your way.

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