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Monday, December 6, 2010

Arrow Hat [crochet pattern]

So for quite some time now, I've been trying to find a pattern that works well for a man and a woman, that has some cool design on it, but isn't just a beanie.  So I wrote my own.  I made this hat for my husband for christmas, here's hoping he likes it!


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Arrow Hat Pattern

Size "H" Hook

Note:  This is an Advanced pattern.  Make sure that you pay close attention to where the stitches are supposed to go in order to get the arrow pattern to come out correctly.

Throughout this pattern, I use many commas.  The commas are perhaps the most important thing.  For example, if you see FPDC, FPDC, dc, that means in the next three stitches, you are going to FPDC in the first, FPDC in the second, and dc in the third.  However, if you see something like this: "FPDC and dc and FPDC all in same dc"  make sure that you are doing all three, the FPDC, dc, and FPDC all in the same stitch from the previous row.

Instructions:

Ch3
R1: 12 dc in 1st ch, join with slst in 1st dc
R2: ch2, *2 FPDC on next dc, 1 dc* repeat around. Join with slst in top of first FPDC (18)
R3: ch2, *FPDC, FPDC, 2 dc in dc* repeat around. Join with slst in top of first FPDC (24)
R4: ch2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc, 2 dc in dc* repeat around. Join with slst in top of first FPDC (30)
R5: ch2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc, dc, 2 dc in dc* repeat around. Join with slst in top of FPDC (36)
R6: ch2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc, dc, FPDC on same st, dc, dc* repeat around. Join with slst in top of FPDC. (42)
R7: ch 2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc, FPDC, 2dc in FPDC, FPDC, dc* repeat around. Join with slst on top of first FPDC (48)
R8: ch 2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc, FPDC in FPDC,  2dc in dc, dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc* repeat around. Join with slst on top of first FPDC (54)
R9: ch 2, *FPDC, FPDC,  dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc, 2 FPDC in next dc, dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc* repeat around.  Join with slst on top of first FPDC (60)
R10: ch 2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc in top of next FPDC, FPDC around FPDC, dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc* repeat around. Join with slst on top of first FPDC (66)
R11: ch 2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc in dc, dc in FPDC, sk dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc in top of same stitch, dc, dc in top of FPDC, FPDC on same stitch, sk dc, dc in FPDC, dc in dc* repeat around. Join with slst on top of first FPDC (66)
R12:  ch 2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc in dc, sk dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc in dc, FPDC and dc and FPDC all in same dc, dc in dc, FPDC in FPDC, sk dc, dc in dc * repeat around. Join with slst on top of first FPDC (66)
R13:  ch 2, *FPDC, FPDC, dc in dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc in dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc in dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc in dc, FPDC in FPDC, dc in dc * repeat around. Join with slst on top of first FPDC (66)
R14-22: Repeat R11-R13
R23-R25: Repeat R13.  FO, weave in ends.

48 comments:

  1. I love the hat. You did not list the yarn you use. I made in charcoal grey Vanna yarn , but i had to omit three rows, maybee i should have made it with a thinner yarn. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I used a Red Heart worsted weight yarn for this hat, and my husband asked me to make it extra long~ it comes down and just covers his eyebrows. I also have plans to add a cloth lining to his version. I can easily see how a smaller head would need to omit some rows! :D Glad you like it!

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  3. That is a really nice hat! You should be very proud of such a gorgeous pattern...and I plan to make at least one!

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  4. Very nice.I'm sure he'll love it!

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  5. I love this pattern, the arrow cabling is very cool! Hope the hubby liked it! (I'm a new follower to your blog, your crochet stuff is very nice)

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  6. I made the hat in white but to make the hat a little more feminine I made the last two rows (pattern row 13) in red. I then made a pom-pom of red and white and attached it to the top. Really cute.

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  7. This is a beautiful pattern, I plan to make it for my son who is in college. Am having a problem understanding the instructions beginning with row 2. Am I supposed to FPDC & dc ALL in the next dc? And so forth as in round 3....FPD, FPDC, 2 dc in dc.....again, is this meant to be done all in the next dc?

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  8. First, let me say, THANK YOU! Everyone who comments on my stuff just further fuels my creativity! I love that so many peope want to make my stuff!!!

    @Diana- I know this pattern gets very confusing. It even confused me writing it. I need to find a better way to express the directions, but for now, I hope that this information helps: when I use a comma (,) it is to separate the stitches that you are working into. So where it reads: "2 FPDC on next dc, 1 dc", you are meant to do 2 FPDC in one stitch, and then 1 dc in the next. I hope that helps! If not, feel free to ask for more clarification! :) Happy crafting to everyone, and please, if you take a picture of what you make, please post it! I would love to see how yours come out!

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  10. This a really fun pattern. Mine came out perfectly! I used Caron simply soft to avoid the scrathies that I sometimes end up with using red heart. Thank you so much!

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  11. Great pattern! Thanks so much for sharing. Just finished it and posted about it here:

    http://imhookedonyarn.blogspot.com/2011/01/arrow-hat.html

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  12. what is FPDC? i would love to make this hat. it's a beautiful pattern

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  13. Is anyone experiencing difficulty with Row 10 of the arrow hat pattern? If so, please explain.

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  14. Yes! I think there is supposed to be a 2FPDC in one of the dc. But where?

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  15. i know the part i had difficulty writing in row ten is the " dc in top of next FPDC" because that's where you're essentially cancelling the FPDC. idk if that is where the trouble is, but if you find something different, let me know!

    BTW- FPDC= Front Post Double Crochet, in where you yarn over, insert your hook through the post of the previous stitch (instead of the top loops), yarn over, pull through and proceed as with a double crochet. It gives the effect of being a ribbed stitch, and is what causes the awesome standout pattern!

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  16. I make hats for homeless and am always on the lookout for a new hat pattern. This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Wonderful design - this will be one for the Red Cross Stitchers group. Thank you

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  18. Two suggestions: Definitely use an H hook. I tried to make this with an I or J hook and it didn't look right so I pulled the stitches out and started over. Also if you do not know how to do FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet), go to Youtube.com and type in the name of the stitch. I have learned how to do this stitch and many others with how to videos on youtube. Oh and my husband saw a picture of this hat and wants one for himself so I have two to make!

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  19. Hi I love your pattern very much. I'm having trouble with row I've followed the Pattern but when i get to the end of row 12 it does not add up to 66 stitches I can't figure it out. I hope you can help. really beautiful pattern by the way. thank you very much

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  20. I am in the middle of making this hat and LOVE it! It's SO beautiful! To the post above: Are you sure that you have done a FPDC, a dc AND and FPDC ALL IN THE SAME STITCH?-thats 3 stitches in one stitch. Maybe that's where your problem is, idk.

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  21. Love the hat, it's a great pattern!
    They must make our heads a little bigger here in the great white north, because I had to increas the size slighty. I wan't fond of how pointy the top was too, so I fixed it by using a g hook (4.25mm) and by increasing the number of initial dc to 16. I continued as normal with there being 8 arrow sectons instead of 6.
    Thx again!

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  22. i love the pattern, im going to make one for myself because the weather is starting to get cold, just one question, it says to chain 3 and then 12dc in the first chain,that sounds like a lot to me, so i was looking at the magic ring tutorial, am i supposed to do it like that where i put the 12 dc in the ring?

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  23. Yes, those are two different ways to begin the magic ring (isn't crochet great? there's so many different ways to achieve the same thing!)

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  24. hey i love this hat and pattern but im a little confused with the dc on the top of the next fpdc? if you can explain it for me a little that'd be awesome:)

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  25. Thanks for sharing. your site is constantly monitored and also recommend to friends

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  26. R10: ..., FPDC around FPDC,... : Not sure what this means...

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  27. just found this pattern about 3 hours ago... started it 2 and a half hours ago and i'm now on row 15.

    thought i'd stop long enough to express how much i love this pattern. i am making it as a christmas gift for my step-mother, who is going to be spending the holidays in ohio with her sons. i was wondering if you have a scarf pattern that would go nicely with this hat?

    and to anonymous before me - R10 fpdc around fpdc just means that you will fpdc around the stitch on the previous row that was also a fpdc.

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  28. Found this pattern and I LOVE how it looks and want to make several but I've done a few rows and have come to the conclusion that the ch2 is not counted as a stitch. Can you verify this or correct me if I'm wrong. Would just like to know before getting to far into this pattern.

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  29. It's been a long time since I've worked this pattern, but yes, I believe that is the case. I tend to be really horrible about working in that first chain bit so most of my patterns don't count this as a working stitch, but instead as a means of getting to the right height to work on the row. This chain will end up being pushed to the inside of the hat. Let me know if it works for you, so I can update my pattern.

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  30. Hello! Just wanted to thank you for writing this pattern and tell you that it is awesome! I found that it was too small for my head, but thanks to the tips that "Anonymous" posted on October 16th,2011, I was able to remake it, and it fit perfectly! I posted a picture of it on my blog here (http://alliscreativelane.blogspot.com/2012/01/1-hat-2-tries-and-3-lessons-learned.html). Thanks again, and God bless!!

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  31. hey i looove this pattern, but i'm stuck on r11, what does sk dc mean?

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  32. it means "skip dc" so you would skip the next dc instead of working a stitch in the top of it. :)

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  33. About how much yarn does this use?

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    1. It uses about 1/2-2/3 of a skein of a Red Heart WW yarn, depending factors such as how you crochet and what size you're aiming for. :)

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  34. This pattern is beautiful! I had no difficulties with the pattern and it works up nicely. I have adjusted the sizing a little bit, making a small, medium and large because I am making quite a few of these for the troops in Afghanistan.

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  35. I love this pattern and have had no trouble with the directions, but definite not a pattern for beginners. I have rarely worked a pattern where the ch2 does not count as the beg stitch but I like it and had no trouble. I noted it on my copy. I also made your Bella hat in about 2 hrs, my GD loves it. I used an H hook and Red Heart Love It yarn. It's very soft unlike the regular RH yarn. Thanks.

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  36. I really want to make this hat, but I can't seem to get the right number of FPDC's on the 2nd rd (18). I have the 12 dc's and then I can't get the 18, please help if you can!!!

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    1. what I found(cause I had the same problem at first) was that that last stitch you usually skip right before the ch2 space, you put a double crochets there. little tip is if you are doing a pattern that calls for repeats all through the row, you always end on the last thing of that repeat. in the case of row 2, it says *2 FPDC on next dc, 1 dc* to be repeated. so the last stitch you do on that row/round will be the 1dc. get it? hope I helped a little

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  37. Hi love this patterns but having a hard time on row 7, how do you do 2dc in FPDC? Thanks for the help.

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    1. Just the same way that you would do 2 dc in a dc, on the top of the stitch, it just isn't a continuation of the FPDC.

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  38. Just made it with Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash. i doubled the yarn and used a H-hook. i needed 4 skeins of yarn. Also i had to repeat R11-13 twice. It fits alil snug but it'll stretch. It is my new favorite hat pattern and will make it again for family and friends =) thanks for the pattern!

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  39. Hi I just finished making this hat using Caron simply soft and I ribbed the last 3 rows. I love it!

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  40. I just finished it in Red Heart Boutique's Unforgettable in Tidal with an I/9 hook and I'm very pleased with the result...fun pattern!

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  41. Hi! I had found this pattern a couple of months ago and loved it so much that I want to make matching hats for my husband and my son (he will be 2 years old this Christmas). Could you perhaps suggest how I could use the same patter to make a smaller hat that would fit on his head (EU sz 49) He has a store bought hat (Maximo sz 48-49) right now and I think that size will last for another 6 months or so :)
    I would really appreciate pointers! Even though I am *great* at making stuff following the instructions to the T, my creativity never evolved as well ;)

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    1. I've never tried to make this hat in a smaller size, but the easiest way without trying to reconfigure the pattern would be simply to go down to a sport or lighter weight yarn and go down in hook sizes. It would make the hat smaller overall. :)

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  42. This is a GREAT pattern! It worked up Beautifully! Thank You so much for sharing!! I did get a little confused at the beginning but I got it pretty quick after that!

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  43. Thank you for this great pattern. I love it, and will be making quite a few. I will be sure to list you as designer, also.

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  44. I loved it so much i made two. I made a button tab brim and added a pom and its freakin adorable!!

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