Haarfang Hat by Joanne Scrace

Haarfang Hat

Crochet
September 2018
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
3.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
S(M, L)
UK

A striped hat and mitt set with the cable only in one colour? It’s like magic! Crochet cables are worked using raised stitches to define the cable and crossed by missing stitches then returning to the missed stitches (ie working the stitches out of order) Because the raised stitches are always worked around a raised stitch from two rows below, the cable appears to magically float over the strip pattern. The whole combines to make a very attractive and wearable set.

Harfang forms part of the book Everyday Wearables - a collection of eight wardrobe staples with comprehensive instructions and many photo tutorials to help you make garments that fit and flatter.

Pattern is written in standard UK crochet terminology with US translations provided in the abbreviations.

Size:
S(M, L)
Hat to fit head circumference: 41(48, 56)cm/16 (19, 22)in
Finished circumference at brim: 38(46, 53)cm/15 (18, 21)in
Mitts to fit palm circumference: 17(20, 22)cm/7(8, 9)in
Finished circumference at palm: 15(17, 20)cm/6(7, 8) in

Materials (to complete set)
2 50g skeins Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (4ply weight, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 212m/231yds/50g) in Melanite (Col A)
2 50g skeins Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (4ply weight, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 212m/231yds/50g) in Sugilite (Col B)
3mm hook (US D) hook
3.5mm hook (US E) hook

Tension
28 sts and 24 rows in 1 round half treble, one round double crochet in the back loop only to 10cm/4in using 5mm hook (or size needed to obtain tension)

Difficulty Rating
Intermediate

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in rounds without turning, missing stitches, working in back loops only, cabled crochet.

Construction
Brim and cuff are worked in rows then joined, body and crown of hat worked in rounds without turning.