Sunday, October 24, 2010

Newsboy Carnival Cap

* Size L (8.0mm) Crochet Hook
* Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook

* 100 yards of Chunky Yarn
* Cardboard

beg = beginning
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
rnd(s) = round(s)


Ch 3, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 3,  11 dc into ring (12 dc). Join with beg with sl st. Do not turn.

Round 2: 2 dc in each st around (24 dc). Place st marker in first dc, move up as each rnd progresses.

Rounds 3: Ch 3, *dc, ch1*  in each st around. Join with sl st (48 st)

Round 4: Ch 3, *dc, ch1* in each st around. Join with sl st (96 st)

Round 5: Ch 4, *skip next 3 st, dc 4 times in next st, ch 1. Repeat from * around. (12 Shell st) Ch 3, join to beg of rnd with sl st (60 st)

Round 6: Ch 4, 3 dc in next sp *skip 4 st, dc 4 times in next sp. Repeat from * around. (12 shell st) join to beg of rnd with sl st (60 st)

Rounds 7-14: Change to H hook. Sc in each st around. Join to beg of rnd with sl st (60 st each rnd)

Scalloped Edge & Brim

Round 15:  *Sl st, 1 sc, 1 dc, 1 tc, 1 dc, 1 sc. Repeat from * 4 times. (5 scallops). 1 dc in each remaining st of rnd. Join to beg with sl st. Turn. (60 st)

Rounds 16-18: Ch 1, st2tog, *sc into top of each dc*, st2tog last 2 st.

Rounds 19-20:  Ch 1, st2tog twice, *sc into top of each dc*, st2tog last 4 st. Fasten off.


1) Cut out cardboard ring

2) Wrap yarn around ring

3) Hold yarn tightly to cardboard and cut edges (Do not let yarn slip off ring)

4) Slip a 6" piece of yarn through hole, wrap around yarn & tie tight. Fluff and trim to shape.

5) Sew pompom to top of hat.


  1. Love the Hat!!! I've attempted making it but as soon as I get past row 4 something is missing...I do not get 12 shells more like 24..Help..

  2. I think what she means by sc is double crochet, so what you have to do is skip 3 double crochet not sc as she called it.

  3. Very cute! Like the combination of styles!

  4. First of all, I love this pattern. very cute, quick and easy. However, I found it necessary to alter the pattern as follows:
    round 3: instead of begining with ch 3, I began with ch 4, which counts as dc, ch1, then follow pattern for this round.
    round 4: ch 4, dc, ch 1 in each dc around. 48 st.
    round 5: ch 3, 3 dc in same st, ch 1, then continue to follow pattern for this round.
    P.S. i don't do pompoms! lol. wish I had someone to do them for me! they never seem to come out right so I just gave up years ago.

  5. I agree with LadyMeshelle, I ran into the same problem. I did it and unwound it about 10 times and gave up. It's super cute though!

  6. I made a similar hat. but the brim is floppy. I want to learn to make it sturdy

    Linda, this tututrial is a great brim it comes out very firm.

  8. Love this!

    I work with AllFreeCrochet and have been trying to contact you. Please email me if there is a good way to reach you.


  9. I think I've found the 'confusion' - Round 4 has 96 st (dc & ch-1) but 48 ch-1 spaces.

    So, for Round 5, you would skip 3 ch-1 spaces (not 3 st), 4 dc (shell) in *fourth ch-1 space* = 12 shells.

  10. I love your designs. Can I order an ecru Poet Slouch Hat? I don't know if you sell them. The women at church have tried to teach me to knit & crochet but I am hopeless! I stick to cross-stitch & needle point.
    BTW...I found you on Escapegames24. I use your hints to finish some of the games!
    Melody Bogan
    Fishers, Indiana

  11. This is an incredible little hat! I hope to be able to explore more in your archives here, and possibly see mre new? THANKS!