Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Ruby Turban - A 1920's Flapper Inspired Hat

This hat was first shown way back in my July update, and I kind of forgot about posting the pattern until a sweet comment from one of you reminded me of it. So here it is!

I decided that I wanted to give this hat an actual name, so I looked at the list of the top 200 names from the 1920s on the Social Security website, and I picked the one that most jumped out at me as a nice flapper name. Ruby was the winner! So I just had to make the hat for this tutorial in a lovely ruby red. This is now going to be my Christmas hat, but shhh, there’s no Christmas talk allowed around here until after Thanksgiving.

On a side note, I originally thought about naming this hat after my grandma, Marceline (Marcie), but she was born at the very end of the 1920’s and would so not have been a flapper even if she had been born at the right time. Perhaps one day I’ll make a hat to mimic the tea towel she used to tie on her head when she was dating my grandpa. And yes, I have a picture. It is pretty much the sweetest thing ever!

Anyways, back to The Ruby Turban. Here is the pattern in two sizes, Adult S 20-23" and Adult M/L 24+".

Materials:
  • worsted weight yarn – less than 1 skein (pictured:  Caron Simply Soft Party in Red Sparkle)
  • I hook
  • J hook
  • yarn needle
  • pretty brooch or button
Directions:
Adult S: 20-23"
Round 1: Using I hook, in magic circle, 12dc, join to first dc
Round 2: ch 2 (counts as stitch throughout), dc in same stitch, 2dc in every stitch (24 stitches), join to beginning ch
Round 3: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (36 stitches), join
Round 4: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (48 stitches), join

Round 5: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (60 stitches), join
Round 6 - 9: ch 2, dc in each stitch (60 stitches), join
Round 10-15: ch 2, dc  in next 28 stitches, hdc, sc, hdc, dc in the next 29 stitches, join
Round 16: ch 2, dc  in next 28 stitches, hdc, sc spike into round 10 (make the stitch snug, but not overly tight), hdc, dc  in the next 29 stitches, join
Round 17: switch to J hook, ch 1, sc around (60 stitches), fasten off and weave in ends.
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Adult Size: 24+"
Round 1: Using I hook, in magic circle, 13dc, join to first dc
Round 2: ch 2 (counts as stitch throughout), dc in same stitch, 2dc in every stitch (26 stitches), join to beginning ch
Round 3: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next stitch, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (39 stitches), join
Round 4: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (52 stitches), join

Round 5: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in following stitch, repeat from * (65 stitches), join
Round 6 - 9: ch 2, dc in each stitch (65 stitches), join
Round 10-16: ch 2, dc in next 31 stitches, hdc, sc, hdc, dc in the next 31 stitches, join (see picture above)
Round 17: ch 2, dc  in next 31 stitches, hdc, sc spike into round 10, hdc, dc  in the next 31 stitches, join (see picture above)
Round 18: switch to J hook, ch 1, sc around (65 stitches), fasten off and weave in ends.
Alternatives:
For rounds 10-15/16 (depending on size), you could work the rounds in back loop only, you could alternate between back loop only rounds and front loop only rounds, or you could work rounds of crossed double crochets. You could also change colors. I have tried all of these things, and they all work out well. The important part is to work the hdc, sc, hdc into the middle of the round to create the peak, and then work the spike stitch in the second to last round (16/17) to pull the peak together.

To finish, simply add a pretty button or brooch to the peak.

Enjoy!

Now, go whip up a couple for gifts for that holiday I said we wouldn’t be talking about.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this simple yet elegant crochet hat. I am inspired to whip up a few for Christmas gifts.

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  2. I'd love to share an image and link to your Ruby Turban in a roundup of patterns for Wear Red Day, an event in the United States to help promote awareness of women's heart disease.

    If I have permission to include your photo in the roundup image, please let me know. Thank you.

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    1. I would love to be included, and you have permission to use the photo. Thank you!

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