Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Blo – back loop only
Sl st – slip stitch
5mm (H/8) hook
1 Skein Worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply)(4) ~ I used Stylecraft Special Aran, but any worsted weight will do; 5mm (H/8) crochet hook.
Gauge: 4-5mm; 10cm / 4 inches = 18sts / 22 rows
Dimensions: Hat circumference 21” – 22” (53-56 cm); hat length 8” (20 cm)
3ch picot: work 3 chain, then slip stitch into 1st chain you just made to form the picot.
Using 5 mm hook: make a magic ring (alternatively, chain 4, sl st into 1st ch to make a ring).
Magic Ring Tutorial:
Row One: 3ch, (does not count as 1 dc), 9 dc into ring, slip stitch to top of 3ch (9)
Row Two: 3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, then 2 dc in each stitch around, slip stitch to top of 3ch (18)
Row Three: 3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next st; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (27)
Row Four: 3ch, 1dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches; 2 dc in next st*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3ch (36)
Row Five: 3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 3 stitches; 2 dc in next stitch*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3 ch (45)
Row Six: 3ch, 1 dc in same stitch as 3ch, *1 dc in next 4 stitches; 2 dc in next stitch*; rep from * to * to end, sl st to 3 ch (54)
Rows Seven and Eight: 3ch, work hdc in blo to end of row for both rows – you can choose to sl st to the beginning 3ch, or you can begin to work in a continuous round. Either will work. I tend to place a marker and start working in a continuous round from here to avoid a back seam. If you choose to work in a continuous round, skip the 3ch at the beginning of these rows (and all following rows) and go straight to working hdc all round.
Rows Nine and Ten: 3ch, work hdc normally (in both loops) for both rows (unless working continuously, in which case, omit the beginning 3ch).
Row Eleven - end) Repeat the last 4 rows until the hat is the desired length (as stated in “dimensions”). Try to finish with one blo row, so as to form one last ridge.
Edging: *sc 3, 3ch picot*, rep from * to * all round. Join with first sc and finish off. (If worked in a continuous round, slip stitch once here before finishing off.)
Make the hat a “turban”: Using about 2 yards of yarn, doubled, and a yarn needle, thread the yarn round and around from the bottom front edge up to the start of the 2nd or 3rd ridge, as is your preference ( I did it to the 2nd), as in the picture.
Keep the fabric neatly positioned under the gather. Once you have wrapped around a few times, secure the yarn inside the hat.
Add a button, bead, or your own chosen embellishment, tidy up any ends, and your “turban” style hat is done”.
© AG Handmades 2014