Mother Of Pearl Hat

(Mother’s Day Gift)

Crochet Pattern By: Amal Saleh

Aka: Purpleneedle

Large
Large

This pattern is worked from top down using F hook and sport weight yarn, category 2.

Available in four sizes, Small, Medium, Large & XLarge.

Skill Level: 

Intermediate

Finished Measurements, Featured Yarn, Estimated Yardage & Dc in Rnd 1

Size Head Circumference HatCenterto Edge HatCircumferenceat RibbingUnstretched Featured YarnVanna’sGlamour Yards Dc in Rnd1
Small 21” 8” 18.5” Jewel 240 17
Medium 22” 8.5” 19.5” Moonstone 260 18
Large 23” 9” 20.5” Topaz 280 19
XLarge 24” 9.5” 21.5” Gold 300 20

Supplies:

Size F hook (3.75mm), 240 to 300 Yards Sport Weight Yarn and Pearl button.

Gauge:

6 Stitches and 4 Rows per 1 Inch, in ribbing. (unwashed/unblocked)

Notes:

  • This pattern has three parts: Crown, Body and Edge.
  • Crown worked in 12 rounds and includes most of the increase stitches.
  • Edge finished with 4 rounds of ribbing and 4 rounds of shells to give it the brim look.
  • 3-Ch at the beginning of each round, does not count as one stitch.
  • The Cephalopod Shell and pearl are optional and do not affect the hat pattern.
  • About one to two grams of yarn are needed to finish the Cephalopod shell.
  • Featured hats worked using Vanna’s Glamour yarn.
  • I did not wash or block my swatch for this hat because I believe it reduces elasticity and flattens the stitches. Also when blocking, one can stretch the stitches to any desired measurements and that will affect the fitting dramatically from one crocheter to another.

 Stitches & Abbreviations:

Bpdc Back Post Double Crochet
Ch Chain
3-Ch 3 Chain Stitch
Dc Double Crochet
Dc in Sp Work a Double Crochet in the space adjacent to the stitch you just finished
Fpdc Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc Half Double Crochet
Join Slip Stitch Into V-Stitch between 3-Ch & next Stitch
Rep Repeat stitches between brackets [ ]
Rnd Round
Sc Single Crochet
Sk Skip
Sl St Slip Stitch
Sp(s) Space(s)
St(s) Stitch(s)
Tc Triple Crochet

XLarge

Crown: Magic Ring or Ch4, join to form a Ring.

Rounds Instructions
1 Ch3, 20 Dc in Ring, Join.
2 Ch3, Fpdc in first Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
3, 4 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
5, 6, 7 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
8, 9, 10 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
11, 12 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Body:

Rounds Instruction
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
19, 20 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
21 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Edge:

Rounds Instruction
1 Ch3, Dc in each St around, Join. Total sts = 100
2,3, 4 Ch3, [Fpdc, Bpdc], Rep, Join.
5 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 sts,[Fpdc in the next Fpdc of the previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 Sts], Rep, Join.
6, 7, 8 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Large

Crown: Magic Ring or Ch4, join to form a Ring.

Rounds Instructions
1 Ch3, 19 Dc in Ring, Join.
2 Ch3, Fpdc in first Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
3, 4 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
5, 6, 7 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
8, 9, 10 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
11, 12 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Body:

Rounds Instruction
13, 14, 1516, 17 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
18, 19 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
20 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Edge:

Rounds Instruction
1 Ch3, Dc in each St around, Join. Total sts = 95
2,3, 4 Ch3, Fpdc, [Bpdc, Fpdc], Rep, Join.
5 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 sts,[Fpdc in the next Fpdc of the previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 Sts], Rep, Join
6, 7, 8 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Medium

Crown: Magic Ring or Ch4, join to form a Ring.

Rounds Instructions
1 Ch3, 18 Dc in Ring, Join.
2 Ch3, Fpdc in first Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
3, 4 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
5, 6, 7 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
8, 9, 10 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
11, 12 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Body:

Rounds Instruction
13, 14, 1516 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
17, 18 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
19 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Edge:

Rounds Instruction
1 Ch3, Dc in each St around, Join. Total sts = 90
2,3, 4 Ch3, [Fpdc, Bpdc], Rep, Join.
5 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 sts,[Fpdc in the next Fpdc of the previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 Sts], Rep, Join
6, 7, 8 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join. 

Small

Crown: Magic Ring or Ch4, join to form a Ring.

Rounds Instructions
1 Ch3, 17 Dc in Ring, Join.
2 Ch3, Fpdc in first Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Dc of previous Rnd, Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
3, 4 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 2Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
5, 6, 7 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 3Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
8, 9, 10 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
11, 12 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Body:

Rounds Instruction
13, 14, 15 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 6Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
16, 17 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.
18 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Edge:

Rounds Instruction
1 Ch3, Dc in each St around, Join. Total sts = 85
2,3, 4 Ch3, Fpdc, [Bpdc, Fpdc], Rep, Join.
5 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 sts,[Fpdc in the next Fpdc of the previous Rnd, 4Dc in Sp, Sk 3 Sts], Rep, Join
6, 7, 8 Ch3, Fpdc in first Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp,[Fpdc in next Fpdc of previous Rnd, 5Dc in Sp], Rep, Join.

Cephalopod Shell Instruction:

  • Magic Loop to form a Ring.
  • Ch3, 8Dc in Ring , Do Not Join.
  • 2Hdc in each of the next 7 Sts Back Loop Only.
  • 2Dc in each of the next 7 Sts Back Loop Only.
  • 2Tc in each of the next 3 Sts Back Loop only.
  • Edging with back Sc St (Crab Stitch)
  • Stitch on Pearl and Shell

How To Avoid Mistakes:

  • Pay extra attention to first Fpdc. Make sure you work that stitch in the first Fpdc of the previous round. First Fpdc can be easily missed as it blends with the 3-ch stitch and the shell stitch of the round below.
  • Around the middle of each round go back and check all the shell stitches and make sure they’re the correct number of Dc. Sometimes one could easily slip into pilot crochet and work for example 3Dc stitch where there should be 4Dc stitch.

How To Customize The Size Of Your Hat:

To increase or decrease the Center to Edge length of your hat, do one of the following:

  • Work 2, 3 or 5 rounds of ribbing instead of 4. Every round in ribbing equals 1/4 inch in Center to Edge Length.
  • Omit one of the rounds where you work 6Dc shells. Each round in shells equals 1/2 inch in Center to Edge length.

To increase or decrease the circumference of your hat, do the following:

  • Increase or decrease the number of Dc in first round. Each added or omitted Dc stitch will change the circumference by one inch.

XLarge

 

 

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