Connected Spirals Crochet Hat

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Had you ever seen a stitch pattern made in turned rows, but wanted to use it in the round? Well the Connected Spirals Hat is such a pattern!

I found a video tutorial on New Stitch a Day to make the Connected Spiral flat, in turned rows, but I prefer working in the round when making a crochet hat. I took some time to practice the stitch flat and different ways to connect the stitches while maintaining the pretty pattern. After a few swatches, I came up with a method that minimizes the appearance of the seam.

By using a cluster pattern with worsted weight yarn, the hat is warm without being too hot for transitioning weather that you may get in the fall and early spring.

YARN

I chose Red Heart Colorscape for the original design, which was a single ply heavy worsted weight yarn. It is made from 100% acrylic in a range of variegated color ways that were stunning. I would consider this yarn to be a “speciality” acrylic as it offered fewer yards per skein than other similar worsted weight yarns with a total of 187 yards / 171 meters per 3.5 oz / 100g.

According to yarnsub.com, these are a few alternative yarns: Lion Brand Ice Cream Roving, Red Heart With Love, Caron One Pound, Lion Brand Heartland, Bernat Pop!, and Red Heart Roll With It.

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MATERIALS

  • Red Heart Colorscape, worsted weight (100% Acrylic; 187 yds/171 m, 3.5 oz/100 g skein) in Mykonos: 1 skein
  • Hook US J-10 / 6.00 mm or size needed to meet gauge. I enjoy using my Furls Crochet Odyssey hooks.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape

GAUGE

5 spirals x 4 rows = 4″ x 4″ [10 cm x 10 cm]

SIZES

  • 6-12 mos: 6.25 in. / 15.63 cm height, fits up to 17in. / 44 cm head circumference
  • Toddler: 6.75 in./ 16.88 cm height, fits up to 18.5 in. / 48 cm head circumference
  • Child: 7.25 in. / 18.125 cm height, fits up to 21.5 in. / 53.75 cm head circumference
  • Adult: 8 in. / 20 cm height, fits up to 23 in. / 57.5 cm head circumference

PATTERN KEY

  • beg-CL4: beginning cluster 4
  • Ch: Chain
  • CL3: cluster 3
  • CL4: cluster 4
  • dc: double crochet
  • FO: fasten off
  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sp: space
  • YO: yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

Beginning Cluster 4: Ch 6, [YO, insert hook around ch 6, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), YO, skip next 2 sts, insert hook in next st or next ch-3, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through all 5 loops

Cluster 4: [YO, insert hook around last dc of previous cluster, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), YO, skip next 2 sts, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through all 5 loops

Cluster 3: [insert hook YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

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NOTES
  • Pattern is written US terms.
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Hat is made in two parts: crown and sides.
  • Beginning ch 3 counts as a double crochet during the increasing rounds.
  • Be sure to complete Beginning Cluster 4 in the first ch-3 group to the left, as the ch-6 counts as the 4th dc of the last cluster at the end of the round.
  • When slip stitching to join the end of the round, insert hook between the 1st and 2nd dc of the beg-CL4 to keep the open space consistent. 

INSTRUCTIONS

6 – 12 months (toddler, child, adult)

Crown

All Sizes

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 11 dc in magic circle, sl st to join, turn 12 dc

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, *2 dc in each st around, turn – 24 dc

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next st; *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn – 36 dc

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn – 48 dc

Size 6-12 mos continue to sides

Toddler Only

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn – 60 dc

Continue to sides

Child Only

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn – 60 dc

Continue to sides

Adult Only

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn – 60 dc

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; repeat from * around, sl st to join, turn – 72 dc

Continue to sides

Side

All Sizes

Next Rnd: Beg-CL4, *ch 3, CL4; repeat 13 (17, 17, 21) more times, CL3, sl st to ch 6, turn – 16 (20 20, 24) clusters

Next Rnd: Beg-CL4 placing 4th dc around the next ch-3, *ch 3, CL4 around last dc of CL4 just made and 4th dc place around the next ch-3; repeat from * 13 (17, 17, 21) more times, CL3, sl st to beg-CL4, turn – 16 (20, 20, 24) clusters

Next 2 (2, 3, 3) Rnds: repeat Last Round, turn – 16 (20, 20, 24) clusters

Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in same space as last sl st, ch 2, *sc in next ch-3, ch 2; repeat from * 14 (18, 18, 22) more times, sl st to join, turn – 48 (60, 60, 72) sts

Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each ch and st around, sl st to join, FO – 48 (60, 60, 72) sts

Finishing

Weave in all ends, trim excess. 

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