Crazy Dave's Magic River Hat by Kitty Adventures

Crazy Dave's Magic River Hat

April 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches = 1 inch
in when working hdc flat
4.5 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
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Crazy Dave has lost his hat. Can you knit him another one before the invasion? This magic hat is the only thing that can save him from a watery death. You see, Crazy Dave hates rivers…

This is an advanced pattern. Pictures of each row are included in the PDF for this reason. There is also a video tutorial for this hat that is free. See the video here.

Things you need:

  • 400 yards worsted weight yarn, about 200 cc and 200 mc. I had a lot of yarn left over, but you want to make sure you have enough to make a huge pom pom as that takes a lot of yarn.

  • Size 4.0 mm crochet hook if you are a loose crocheter (like me) or a 4.5 or 5mm if you tend to crochet tight.

Gauge is hard to say, because of the fpdc and the cabling! After the increase section, one repeat of the pattern measures 1.5 inches. Gauge for the hdc ear part is 3.5 hdc sts per inch.

Finished hat measures:
9.5 x 7 inches not including ear flaps or pompom (hat layed flat)
ear flaps: 4 x 5 inches, not
including tails. I added 12 inch braided tails to each flap, and a huge 5 inch pom to the top

Terms Used:

  • Magic circle: use a loop of yarn to start crocheting

  • ch: chain

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • dc: double crochet

  • sc: single crochet

  • colorwork: two colors are used throughout the hat. hold the unused color behind the work when crocheting, do not pull taunt.

  • mc: main color of yarn

  • cc: contract color of yarn

  • fpdc: front post double crochet

  • cable: we will cable stitches by fpdc into stiches and then going back to other sts to twist. We cable one, and two stitches in this pattern.

  • hdc: half double crochet

  • hdc2tog: hdc two stitches together to make one st.

  • hdc3tog: hdc three stitches together to make one st

  • nupp: bobble st. in one stitch make 5 hdc sts without pulling through the last loop. pull through with mc yarn to make a nupp/bobble