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Fibre Nuts Anonymous (sorta): Pimp Daddy Felted Fuschia Fedora
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Pimp Daddy Felted Fuschia Fedora

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.
Posted by Tami at 9:38 PM


Jennifer said...

That is the coolest hat ever! Thanks for posting that pattern! Although I''ve never done felting before I have gotten interested in it and I think I shall try your hat for my husband! He''ll get a kick out of it...now if only I can find that electric purple yarn I had...

February 25, 2008 6:35 AM
Minorpunk56 said...

Thanks so much for that pattern! I can''t wait to make one!
Would you say that the felting is essential? Coz I''m poor and dont have money to order yarn(no yarn shops around here) and I''m thinking about trying it with a smaller hook...

March 7, 2008 1:33 PM
Tami said...

Hiya minorpunk56
I would think that it would work. I would use maybe a G or an F size hook to see if you can get it stiff enough, I would also change out the half doubles for single crochet and then just take the crown to just however deep you want it instead of going the full length. (remember it''s felted in the pattern so it''s longer than a normal crown). And then do just the amount of rows you want for a brim to get it the depth you want. But basically should be about the same. If you find the top of the hat too large in diameter you could leave off a couple of the increase rounds and start going down earlier.

March 7, 2008 3:15 PM
Linda said...

Hi Tami,

I did a little article about this hat on Craft Gossip. Come over and leave a comment and have your family anf friend do the same :)


I am doing a Shibori Knitted Felt by Alison Crowther-Smith, Review and Giveaway! Everyone should come and enter, it is a awesome book.


Love your fun site!


April 4, 2008 12:53 PM
Anonymous said...

Looks really very fun to do! I reasd the pattern and its fun and great. good site too.! I love felting hats, and more!
good luck to you!~
Madi, from California

April 4, 2008 6:08 PM
ArnGoo said...

FNA, Nice idea and great instructions. I would be more tempted to try it though if you had not labelled it a "Pimp'' hat. Pimps abuse and exploit women (and children). I wouldn''t want to make or give as a gift anything recognized as Pimp. Can you rename?

April 8, 2008 10:14 AM
Sare said...

when is a knitted version coming??

July 17, 2008 9:16 AM
Angi said...

How tall does it end up from the brim to the top?
DS1 wants a fedora for winter but wants the Frank Sinatra look.

September 5, 2008 1:17 AM
Tami said...

Hiya guys, just lil ol'' me again,
Arn hun, I am sorry if the name is offensive to ya hun, you can name it anything ya want.

I am still trying to figure out the brim for the knitted version, sorry I''ve been lollygaggin. Hopefully now that the poker run is done with I can finally get back to finishing the knitted version.

Angie, prefelted the length of the crown is 8"inches and it felts down to about 4-6 depending on how much you felt it and how much you stretch it.
If you want a deeper crown you can do more straight rounds before the brim or if you want a more shallow crown you can do fewer rounds.

September 5, 2008 8:48 AM
Anonymous said...

I love the hat! I have a question though, when you say "do not join" but rather join on the last round of the hat, is there going to be a hole in the hat? Should I sew it up? This is my first time felting, so I have no idea how patterns change in the wash. I''m having a hard time imagining it!

December 13, 2008 9:12 PM
Tami said...

Hiya Anon.,
What I mean by that is that you keep going so there isn''t a discernable spot where you continue on the next round. Unfortunately that only works in single crochet though as it''s not very tall. It won''t leave a hole there as your not slip stitching to the previous round and chaining up to the next level.
It''s a smoother way to do the single crochet in the round.
Hope that helps ya hun.

December 14, 2008 12:13 AM
Tami said...

Just another note to Anon.
O I get it now. No don''t worry it is just to set up for the brim of the hat you have to ch 2 for the first half double st brim on each round so that the row is the correct height. Just remember to count that ch 2 as your first hdc.

December 14, 2008 12:15 AM
Anonymous said...

so is this crocheted in a circle or a semi-circle (as in getting to the end of a row, then turning and starting a new row)? The first time I did it, I made a circle, then I went back and read the directions and it said "do not join" so I took it out and made a semi-circle. But now it looks kinda funny.

Thanks for all your help! I appreciate it a lot.

December 14, 2008 7:10 AM
Tami said...

nope no turning. keep going round n round in the same direction.

December 14, 2008 9:18 AM
Lynnette from Ravelry said...

Love the hat. Giving it to DH for X-mas.

I''ve got a picture of me modeling it on Flickr, yes it''s a bit big, but that''s because his head is a tad larger than mine.

December 14, 2008 8:30 PM <