Pattern: Sideways Ribbed Hat

February 11, 2017

Tunisian Crochet - Sideways Ribbed Hat YEAH! A new pattern has been released! It is a sideways hat. Made completely from the Top Stitch Rib pattern. I've nursed the top, so it is ribbed almost all the way to the top center.

You can find the pattern at LoveCrafts and Ravelry.

Tunisian Crochet - Sideways Ribbed Hat

A tester said: "It's is a very lightweight feeling on my head when compared to a hat made in regular crochet stitches. And much stretchier. Just all-around more comfortable."
I have to warn you! This pattern is not for everyone. You should have at least some experience with Tunisian crochet before trying this. If you want to enhance your Tunisian crochet skills first, practice the Top Stitch Rib pattern or take a look at the 3 Skein Scarf.

Another tester said: "I am loving the brain strain. Usually I fly through patterns or get bored because they are too repetitive. Not this one. It makes you think."

Hat Details

The hat is made sideways, rib by rib. A special way to decrease, gives you a smooth top. The decrease is really quite simple, but can still be a brain teaser :)

The hat is made for size teen/small adult, but will stretch enough to also fit a large adult - and the pattern includes directions for enlarging the hat, if you want a slouchy model or just want a larger version.
  • Height with brim unfolded: 27 cm (10.6 in)
  • Width: Unstretched 45 cm (18 in) - Stretched 74 cm (29 in)
The pattern is in US terms and includes:
  • chart for the decrease
  • written pattern
  • testers advice
  • lots of images and helpful tips and notes
  • tutorials for the top stitch and the reversed topstitch

I made the hat with huge inspiration from some fantastic yarn, I happily stumbled upon:
Le Fibre Nobili Mambo - Brand: Lane Cervinia - 100% wool - 80m/50g (88yds/1.76oz).

I've searched the internet and it can be hard to find the exact same yarn, but I'll recommend you find a good quality yarn - something as similar as possible. It is all worth it, when you spend time on a piece of handmade work.
Find the pattern and more details at LoveCrafts and Ravelry.

If you ever wonder about the testing that goes prior to a pattern release, here is a short story for you about the testing of this pattern.


About Selling Finished Products

This question keeps popping up: Of course, you are free to make all the items you want from my patterns and sell the items or donate them, if you like. As long as you don't share the pattern. I would LOVE any of my patterns to be used as much as possible!

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  1. I would like to make the sideways hat, but in a kid size. On lovecrochet I only see teen/adult size. Where can I get the kid's size?

    1. Hi NNSH,

      I'm so glad you like the hat.

      The sideways hat pattern is very easy to adjust in size.
      And there are actually more options for this :)

      I wrote a free guide about how to alter the existing pattern, you can find the notes - and a head size table - here:
      Make less stitches in the starting chain. This will adjust the height with about 1cm per two stitches. (for a child 3-10y, make 4 stitches less).
      Furthermore, the hat is made of 7 repetitions of 8 rows each. You can make one less repetition here too for a little tighter version that also fits a size 3-10y.

      Another way to adjust the hat pattern is by changing hook size, but still use the adult pattern. Find a yarn that works with your new choice of hook.
      I have done a little calculation and if you want a hat for a 6 month old baby, you should be able to do so with a hook size 3.75mm (US F/5, UK 9-8). I'm guessing a yarn with a yardage around 115m/50g will work with that hook.

      The hat pattern is pretty stretchy and if you also find a good yarn - smooth wool or wool blend yarn - then I'm sure the hat you make will look and feel good.

      Btw: Once you've figured out the pattern, it doesn't take long to make a hat.

      I hope this helped you.
      If you have more questions, feel free to get back to me :)



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