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Amazing Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat Free Pattern

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And the fun with Magical Stitches continues, this time with the Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat!

The Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat has been in the works for quite some time now and was part of the early inspiration for the Magical Stitches Course. As I was playing with the split single crochet for the Juniper Hat I really saw what the combination of stitches could do.

If you are new to Knit-Look crocheting the Juniper Hat is a great place to start. You will be able to practice the placement of your hook and really see just how special these stitches are.

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The Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat is a bottom-to-top design, with an easy-to-modify stitch repeat to get the perfect fit each and every time.

If you love the Knit-Look crocheting technique I would recommend taking a look at the Fair-Isle Crochet Hat and the Crochet Knit Purl Hat Pattern. And if you want a quick and easy crochet hat for the whole family, check out Create A Cozy Beanie With This Easy Crochet Pattern!

Supplies

Crochet Hook:

Size I (5.5mm) & J (6mm) Hook

Notions:

Removable stitch marker
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Faux Fur Pom Pom if desired

Yarn:

Muse Hand Paint 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 114 yds/100g
Shown in colorway Impulse

Yardage:

64 (70, 80, 85) (90, 100, 110)(120, 130, 140) yds. 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2) hanks

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch - chain
rnd- round
sc - single crochet
ssc - split single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet two together
ssc2tog - split single crochet two together
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
tbl(s) - through back loop(s) only

Gauge:

12 sts by 13 rows = 4x4” in stitch pattern

Skill Level:

Easy Beginner

Size:

Preemie (Newborn, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months) (12-24 Months, Toddler, Child) (Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)

Head Circumference: 10 (13.5, 15, 16.5) (17.5, 18.5, 19.5) (21, 22, 23)

See measurement chart & Schematic below.

Notes:

The Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat is worked in rounds from bottom-up. First, a single crochet ribbing is worked in rows and joined. Then the bodywork portion of the hat is worked with a 4-stitch repeat. Last, a pompom is placed on top if desired, and then it’s ready to wear.

Since this is worked continuously, a ch 1 at the beginning of the round is not needed. It is helpful to place a stitch marker on the first stitch of each round.

Sizes are written as: Preemie (Newborn, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months) (12-24 Months, Toddler, Child) (Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)

Special Stitches:

Split Single Crochet (ssc), also known as the waistcoat stitch: Insert hook between the legs of the stitch (on the back of work the hook should be under the horizontal bar and between the upside-down ‘V’ shape as well), yarn over, pull up a loop to the height of a single crochet, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Tip: Keep a loose tension so the stitches are easily worked.

Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat Video Tutorial:

Measurement Chart & Schematic

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Hat Schematic

A: Finished Circumference:
9 (12.5, 14, 15.5 ) (16.5, 17 ½, 18.5) (20, 21, 22)” 
B: Hat Height with Brim:
3.5 (4, 5, 6) (6.5, 7, 7) (8.5, 9, 9.5)"

Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat Ribbing Brim - All Sizes

Row 1 (WS): With I 5.5mm hook, ch 4 (4, 6, 6) (6, 6, 8) (8, 8, 8), sc in the second chain from hook and across, turn. 3 (3, 5, 5) (5, 5, 7) (7, 7, 7) sts

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn. 3 (3, 5, 5) (5, 5, 7) (7, 7, 7) sts

Repeats: Rep Row 2 for a total of 28 (36, 44, 48) (48, 52, 56) (60, 64, 68) rows.

After the final Row, turn. With the RS facing fold band together, ch 1, sl st band together using the blo on the current row and the loops from the first row. 3 (3, 5, 5) (5, 5, 7) (7, 7, 7) sts

Set Up: Working with J (6mm) Hook, sl st around the edge of the band placing one sl st per row, do not join as the rest of that will be worked continuously. 28 (36, 44, 48) (48, 52, 56) (60, 64, 68) sts

Juniper Knit-Look Crochet Hat Body

Rnd 1: Working in the blo, sc in each st around. Place stitch marker in first stitch and move up each round. 28 (36, 44, 48) (48, 52, 56) (60, 64, 68) sts

Rnd 2: Ssc in first st, blo sc in next 3 sts, *ssc in next, blo sc in next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * around. 28 (36, 44, 48) (48, 52, 56) (60, 64, 68) sts

Repeats: Repeat Round 2 for 6 (9, 11, 13) (15, 17, 19) (19, 21, 23) more rounds. 28 (36, 44, 48) (48, 52, 56) (60, 64, 68) sts

Hat Decreasing

Rnd 1: Ssc in first, sc2tog tbls, blo sc in next, *Ssc in next, sc2tog tbls, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * around 21 (27, 33, 36) (36, 39, 42) (45, 48, 51) sts

Rnd 2: Ssc in first, blo sc in next 2 sts, *ssc in next, blo sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around. 21 (27, 33, 36) (36, 39, 42) (45, 48, 51) sts

Rnd 3: Ssc in first, sc2tog tbls, *ssc in next, sc2tog tbls*; repeat from * to * around 14 (18, 22, 24) (24, 26, 28) (30, 32, 34) sts

Rnd 4: Ssc in first, blo sc in next, *ssc in next, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * around. 14 (18, 22, 24) (24, 26, 28) (30, 32, 34) sts

Rnd 5: *Sc2tog through the front ‘V’ st & the blo of the second st*; repeat from * to * around.

For size preemie & newborn go to Finishing. 7 (9, 11, 12) (12, 13, 14) (15, 16, 17) sts

Rnd 6: Ssc in each st around. 0 (0, 11, 12) (12, 13, 14) (15, 16, 17) sts

Rnd 7: Ssc2tog around, if the stitch count is an odd number, simply ssc in last without decreasing. 0 (0, 6, 6) (6, 7, 7)(8, 8, 9) sts

Finishing

Fasten off yarn, leaving a tail end to close the top of the hat. With a yarn needle, weave through the front loops of the remaining stitches and pull the hole closed, weave in ends, block and wear. Add pompom if desired.

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