This pattern uses Tunisian crochet techniques and was designed to be made with a regular, short crochet hook.
Yarn used in sample:
Coolree Silkpaca Sport
Alpaca 80%, Silk 20%)
“Hokusai’s Wave” – 1 skeins (260 m)
Head Circumference: 21″, 22″ & 23″
Hook: 5.5 mm (I Hook)
Blue Belle starts with the head band. By making a string of foundation UK dc/US sc sts you get a stretchy base upon which to work the rest of the hat.
Once complete, the band proper is crocheted in Tunisian Knit Stitch. TKS is elastic and thick, so it makes a great hatband fabric.
After that, it’s a case of working sideways with Tunisian Simple Stitch and a simple, repeating lace pattern to make the crown.
Seam, gather, and you’re done!
This pattern comes with easy-to-follow charts and text instruction and links to helpful technique videos.
The pattern pdf will be available to download immediately after purchase.
You’ll also be emailed a download link.
Teresa Chapin (verified owner) –
I don’t see on my pattern the instructions for adding the Tunisian knit stitch band.
Aoibhe Ni –
For the Blue Belle hat, the TKS hat band is made at the same time as the TSS crown.
You’ll notice on the chart that the lower half uses a symbol showing that that section is worked in TKS, unlike the upper end of each column with is in TSS with lace details.
If you need instructions for working a TKS, you’ll find that info on page 2 of the pattern text, too.