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YvonneW
« on: January 03, 2008 09:11:18 AM »

Hello,
I came across a gorgeous hat on this message board but its knitted and I dont knit, I crochet. Can anyone make this pattern crochet friendly. Heres the link.   http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197572.0 

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yelley
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 09:28:20 AM »

here's how i would do it...

find any generic top down crochet hat pattern that you like and work it until you get to the point that you want the bottom band with the button to start... maybe 2 inches from the bottom of the hat? then on the next round, work all the way to the first stitch but don't join it, instead make a chain of however long you want the button band to be. then work the rest of the hat in rows back and forth. after you work half of the button band, make a buttonhole near the end of the tab (i do this by chaining, skipping the same number of stitches, then working the rest of the row normally to make a hole). then finish off the button band, sew on a button, and yaaaay, a hat.

at least i think that would work... it works in my head...
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008 10:46:49 AM »

I agree with yelley, that would be the way that I would do it.  Good luck Smiley  I can't wait to see pictures
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 07:34:38 AM »

Super cute hat! It looks ribbed to me, so I would make the main part of the hat using the blo method, which would require you to work that piece flat then seam. For the band, I would do it in the round after seaming maybe in hdc. Good luck.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008 08:54:48 PM »

okay yvonne, i made a sample and took some pictures... hopefully these will help you make this hat! mine is miniature sized and done in double crochet... for the real hat i would do the hat portion in single crochet and the band in another pattern... maybe seed stitch.

so here's the hat part, worked up to where you want to start the band. i'd say that the band should be at least the bottom 2 inches of the hat.


now from here is where you make the chain to start your button band. i made mine long enough to cover about 1/6 of the hat circumference plus the chains needed for turning. mine is double crochet, so 3 turning chains, but for single crochet it is just 1


from here the band will be worked flat, so turn and start working back across that row until you get to the last chain for the band


now you are back to the hat portion... just keep working the row back around the whole hat


when you get to the last stitch of the hat portion, just stop there and it should look like this now


now make your turning chains, turn the work and start working back across the row


now you're back to the other end of the hat band


you can see how the band will fold over the other portion and be buttoned in place later


as for the buttonhole, i worked the next row in single crochet to show how i would do it. if you're using a different stitch for the band then make your fist few stitches in that. first work a few stitches of the hat band, then chain 2 or 3, depends on the size of the button you want to use


now skip the same number of stitches that you chained and keep working the rest in your pattern stitch. here's the finished buttonhole


then on the next row just work in the buttonhole chains as if they were normal stitches. continue working rows until the buttonband is as wide as you want.

hope that is a little clearer!

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YvonneW
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 08:24:40 PM »

Well here my version of the banana republic knockoff crochet style. Thanks Yelley for all your help.



http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff281/Evangelist_Yvonne/Picture110.jpg

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008 02:22:03 PM »

it looks great! i'm glad that i could help!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008 04:01:47 PM »

Well here my version of the banana republic knockoff crochet style. Thanks Yelley for all your help.



http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff281/Evangelist_Yvonne/Picture110.jpg



It looks great! I must make this myself.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008 06:25:08 PM »

Thanks Yelley and Wips. Hey Wips I would love to see your version of this hat.
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