I made the Candy Swirl Hat last year before our CuppyCake was born. Since, the original crochet hat pattern is in Russian, I had made a few changes to it because I just didn’t understand it. I had promised to give you all my own version of it then. Here is the pattern now.
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is not my own. I have tried to translate it from Russian for English speaking crocheters. The original pattern can be found here.
I know the hat looks quite advanced skills kind but trust me it is quite easy and intermediate level. There is only one set of stitches that keep being repeated round and round. The design takes on all by itself and if you have the right kind of yarn, the hat comes out beautiful. I recommend that you use variegated yarn because the change in colours makes it look are the more stunning. I used a special yarn that is made of bamboo.
|The yarn that I had used.|
It was my first time working with the yarn and I liked the over all look of it but honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it if you want to wear it often. The yarn is heavier and the hat came out quite heavy for a baby. Our CuppyCake wore it only once when she came home from the hospital and then we kept it as keepsake. I recommend you use some cotton variety for better results.
Here is the pattern for the Candy Swirl Cap:
|Please note: You will be working on a magic ring in the centre… there aren’t all those chains in there.|
Abbreviations and Stitches:
Sc- Single Crochet
Dc- Double Crochet
FPDC- Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC- Back Post Double Crochet
FPSC- Front Post Single Crochet
BPSC- Back Post Single Crochet
The original pattern from the Russian site already contains the instruction in photos. I will not be repeating here. If you are interested in seeing the pattern in pictures, you can go here.
Row1. Make 15dc into a magic ring. Join with slip stitch on top of first dc. (If you are more comfortable with chains you can begin with ch2 and dc into it.)
Row2. Ch1 to begin next row. Make a Front Post Double Crochet(fpdc) in the dc of previous chain. dc in the very same stitch. Continue around with FPDC and dc in all the stitches of the previous row. (FPDC is made over and around the dc of previous row rather than the loop on top of the stitch! Tutorial to FPDC coming soon))
Row 3. Ch1 to begin, FPDC in the FPDC of previous row followed by a 2dc in the same stitch. Do not crochet in the dc of the previous row. You will only crochet in the FPDC. Continue around with FPDC, 2dc all around and slip stitch to move to next row.
Row 4. Ch1 to begin. FPDC, 3dc in FPDC of previous row all around
Row 5. Ch1 to begin. FPDC, 4dc in FPDC of previous row.
Row 6. Ch1 to begin, FPDC, 4dc and ch1 in FPDC of previous row. Continue around.
Row 7. Repeat Row 6 till you have the required size of the cap.
|This is the main repeating units that repeat all around.|
FPSC and BPSC in every stitch of the last row.
FPSC in FPSC and BPSC in BPSC of last row around.
Repeat row two till you have required size of brim.
Here is a pinnable image:
I know it looks quite complicated but it is quite easy when you start doing it. The author to the original pattern had said it could be done in a day. I finished it in 4hours! 🙂
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