Pimp Daddy Felted Fedora in Crochet
This pattern is crocheted for those of us who like to “git’er’done”!
Materials: 1 skein of “Brown Sheep’s” “Nature Spun” worsted weight 100% wool yarn 1 /2 skein S. Charles Ritratto, as a carry along for the head band area. You’ll use more or less depending on your stitch gauge. ( the Ritratto is optional).
Size I (9) crochet hook, one stitch marker or safety pin.
Gauge: It really doesn’t matter as this is gonna go into the washer anyway and get the heck shrunk out of it!
Abbreviations and stitches used in this pattern: ch= chain stitch; sc= single crochet; hdc= half double crochet; Rnd= round; st(s)= stitches; pm= place marker; slst=slip stitch; nxt = next.
This is an easy pattern for most crocheters. I am hoping that a lot of you find this pattern interesting and fun and maybe one of these glorious days we can all join together in a CAL (crochet a long, for all you newbies out there).
Now finally to what we have all been waiting for………….
Rnd 1:Ch3, join with a slip stitch to the first chain to make a ring, ch1, make 8 sc in ring, do not join rounds throughout until the last round of the hat. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (16sc)
Rnd 3: (sc in nxt sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 4: (sc in nxt 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (32 sc)
Rnd 5: (sc in nxt 3 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around (40 sc)
Rnd 6: (sc in nxt 4 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around (48 sc)
Rnd 7: (sc in nxt 5 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around (56 sc)
Rnd 8: (sc in nxt 6 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around (64 sc)
Rnd 9: pm,*sc around (64 sc) Move marker up to the next row as you complete it.
Rnd 10: (sc in nxt 7 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around (72 sc)
Rnd 11: Repeat round 9 from * (72 sc)
Rnd 12: (sc in nxt 8 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around (80 sc)
Rnd 13: Repeat round 9 from *. (80 sc)
Rnd 14: (sc in nxt 9 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around. (88 sc)
Rnd 15: Repeat round 9 from *. (88 sc)
Rnd 16: (sc in nxt 10 sc, 2 sc in nxt sc) around. (96 sc)
Rnd 17: Repeat round 9 from * (96 sc)
Next round: pm and leave on this round for brim measurement reference. Hdc in each sc around, do not join. (96 sc)
Continue working hdc in each stitch until you have 6” from marker.
(optional) Next round: join the ritratto and continue workind hdc into each stitch for 2 more inches til there are 8” totalf from the marker. Do not join. If you leave out the ritratto continue on til the crown is a total of 8".
Next round: (hdc in nxt 11 sts, 2 hdc in nxt st) around. (104 sts)
Next round: hdc in each hdc around. (104 sts)
Next round: (hdc in nxt 12 sts, 2 hdc in nxt sts) around. (112 sts)
Next round: hdc in each hdc around. (112 sts).
Next round: (hdc in nxt 13 sts, 2 hdc in nxt st) around (120 sts)
Next 2 rounds: hdc in each hdc around. On last round join with slip stitch to the first hdc of round. Cut yarn, weave in ends.
Take the hat and put it into a zippered pillow case and in the washing machine with hot water and small load setting, with a pair of jeans or other non pilling item that is heavy weight. Wash anywhere from 5-20 minutes depending on the felt rate of the wool and the size you are wanting. When you get to the size you want, don’t drain the water from the washer but put it on the spin cycle and spin dry, take out of washer and fiddle with it till you get the desired shape you want. For a “pimp daddy” hat, pinch the front and crease, curl up the back of the brim but not the front. Make sure that the top or crown is flattened and not rounded. If you want to shape it some other way that would be just great.. Let sit and dry for 24 hours.
If you want to post pics to either Ravelry or your flickr account and then link them that would be totally kewl.