Swirl Wave Hat


Hi my fellow crocheters and happy holidays! It's time to start Christmas gifts preparations, and one of the best and simplest handmade gifts to make would be hats in Christmas colors.
This hat is so easy to make, once you read the instructions carefully, you will finish it in no time, and you can make as many as you need to fit the heads of all your beloved ones. With this design, I tried to crochet the same number of stitches but with different yarn weights and hook sizes, and came out with three hats: the first one is toddler sized (1-4 years), a larger one that fits a child (6-10 years), and the last one is adult sized.
Keep a look out for my other Christmas designs, I'll be posting in the upcoming weeks, and don't forget to check out my previous Christmas projects (click here). Merry Christmas to you all, and I hope you stay safe and healthy.

Skill level: Intermediate

GET printable PDF for this pattern here.




Materials:
  • Yarn: 
    • Toddler: Alize, Happy Baby, 65% Acrylic - 35% Polyamide, 3.5 oz. (100 g), 383 yards (350 m): one skein.
    • Child: NAKO Baby Hosgeldin Soft, Bamboo 60%, 40% Polyamide, 3.5 oz. (100 g), 252 yards (230 m): one skein.
    • Adult: NAKO Elit Baby, 100% premium anti-pilling acrylic, 3.5 oz. (100 g), 273 yards (250 m): one skein.
  • Crochet hook:
    • Toddler: US E/4 (3.5 mm).
    • Child: US G/6 (4 mm).
    • Adult: US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.
  • Stitch marker.


Size and measurements:
  • Toddler: head circumference 17"- 18.5" (43 - 47 cm).
  • Child: head circumference 19" - 20.5" (48 - 52 cm).
  • Adult: head circumference 22" - 23.5" (56 - 60 cm).

Gauge:
  • Toddler: 28 sts and 13 rounds = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in dc stitch.
  • Child: 26 sts and 12 rounds = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in dc stitch.
  • Adult: 24 sts and 10 rounds = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in dc stitch.


Yardage:
  • Toddler: 203 - 213 yards (185 -190 m)
  • Child: 142 - 148 yards (130 - 135 m).
  • Adult: 225 - 230 yards (205 - 210 m).

Crochet terms (US):
  • ch: chain.
  • sc: single crochet.
  • sctbl: single crochet through back loops.
  • dc: double crochet.
  • fpdc: front post double crochet.
  • sl st: slip stitch.




Instructions:

Note: put a stitch marker at the beginning of rounds.

Make a magic circle, or chain five and sl st to first ch. Work as follows:

Round 1: ch 3 (count as dc), dc 14, sl st to third ch of first ch 3. (15 sts)

Round 2: ch 3 and dc into first st, dc 2 in each dc to end, sl st to third ch of first ch 3. (30 sts)

Round 3: ch 3, dc 2 in next dc, * dc in dc, dc 2 in dc, repeat from * to end, sl st to third ch of first ch 3. (45 sts)

Round 4: ch 4, sc into next dc, *skip dc, ch 1, fpdc 2 in dc, skip dc, ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc, repeat from * to last 3 sts, skip dc, ch 1, fpdc 2 in dc, skip dc, ch 1, sl st to first ch of first ch 4.

Round 5: sl st to center of ch 3 space, ch 4, skip sc, *sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 in fpdc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, skip sc, repeat from * to ch 1 space before last 2 fpdc, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 into fpdc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sl st to first ch of first ch 4.

Round 6: sl st to center of ch 3 space, ch 4, skip sc, *sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 in fpdc, fpdc in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, skip sc, repeat from * to ch 1 space before last fpdc cluster, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 in fpdc, fpdc in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sl st to first ch of first ch 4.

Round 7: sl st to center of ch 3 space, ch 4, skip sc, *sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 in fpdc, fpdc 1 in fpdc and in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, skip sc, repeat from * to ch 1 space before last fpdc cluster, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 in fpdc, fpdc in fpdc and in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sl st to first ch of first ch 4.


Round 8: sl st to center of ch 3 space, ch 4, skip sc, *sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 in fpdc, fpdc 1 in fpdc twice and in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, skip sc, repeat from * to ch 1 space before last fpdc cluster, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 2 in fpdc, fpdc in fpdc twice and in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sl st to first ch of first ch 4.

Round 9: sl st to center of ch 3 space, ch 4, skip sc, *sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc 1 in fpdc four times and in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip sc, sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, skip sc, repeat from * to ch 1 space before last fpdc cluster, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip fpdc, fpdc in fpdc four times and in dc, dc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sl st to first ch of first ch 4.

Repeat round 9 twenty one times. Work next round as follows:

Round 10: ch 1 and sc in sc, *sc 1 in ch 3 space, sc in sc, skip ch 1 space, sc in each dc cluster, skip ch 1 space, sc in sc, repeat from * to last ch 1 space, skip ch 1 space, sl st to first sc.

Round 11: ch 1 and sctbl in first st, sctbl in each st to end, sl st to first sc.

Repeat round 11 three times. Cut yarn and weave in loose ends.


Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.


Comments

  1. This is the first 'hat' I've ever seen that's made me want to make it.
    Well done you ! - you are extremely creative ! :)

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  2. Thank you for this beautiful pattern.
    Laura

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  3. Thanks for the nice hat
    I really like to try it
    What is fpdc?

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    1. Thank you Sally.
      fpdc= front post double crochet.
      It's been added to the crochet terms.
      Wiam

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  4. Thanks for the nice hat
    What is fpdc? I want to try it

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  5. fpdc, got it, now I do not understand -fpdc 2 in dc- in row below. what does the -2- mean? fpdc in next 2 stitches below? 2 fpdc into one stitch in row below? Do I have china virus? -Mary

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    1. Hi
      The meaning of (fpdc 2 in dc) = front post double crochet twice in one double crochet stitch in round below.
      Have a nice day.
      Wiam

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  7. It's a very lovely pattern !! Great one to overcome this chilly season !! Thanks for sharing !!!

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    1. You are welcome Aliya Imtiyaz :)
      Stay safe and healthy
      Wiam

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  8. This is a lovely and so different. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful design.

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  9. Thank you for this great looking hat! Please help me understand Round 6. Round 5 has 2 fpdc, if I skip one and fpdc 2 in the next, then the next stitch is a dc, where is the stitch for the fpdc in fpdc? I'm excited about this fun project!

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    1. Hi Donna
      Thank you for choosing this hat to crochet, and thank you for your question.
      Go back to the post and see if Rounds (6-9) are clear now.
      Stay safe and healthy,. Have a nice day.
      Wiam

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