Thursday, January 19, 2012

Criss Cross Crochet & Knit Pattern

Heyoo!  So an awesome blog-nob visitor emailed me asking about my Evenstar Criss-Cross hat.  I thought that was really cool that she was trying to make the hat, and I really wanted to help her with the pattern.  It's so hard to explain so I re-did the hat, and I have posted the pattern here.  Pics & notes below!
Unlike the original Evenstar pattern, this pattern incorporates knitting - my first attempt at this ever!  I think the effect came out great.  I have included ideas for if you want to finish the pattern in crochet.  I haven't knitted since my age was in the single digits so this was a bit of a challenge, but I got it on my second try.  If not, I would have nixed the knit and gone crochet all the way haha.  Here is a close up of the knit/crochet sections meeting:
Here is another side view.  Not psyched on how these pics came out this morning, but I think you get a good idea.  Maybe this weekend I will update the blog with some cuter pics of the hat!
PLEASE: if you attempt make this hat, let me know if you have any issues!  I will be happy to help explain or revise any errors in the pattern.  Also if there is a real name for the "quadruple chain" stitch, I would love to hear of it.


mfranti said...

Bloggers love comments so I'll leave one for you: This is a fantastic hat.

I'm going to start on it (for the 17th time) today.

My butt is creating quite a groove in the sofa since I found this hat.

Thanks for your time, emails, and talent.

mfranti said...


I think that's called a double treble crochet.

Katiebeans said...

You're welcome!! Thanks for asking about it- glad I could revisit and write down the pattern. Once I get the mojo I will update to say double treble - I KNEW I read about that one somewhere, but when I referred to my crochet book, it only went up to trc & htrc. Thanks! And PLEASSSEE let me know if you have any problems with the pattern or notice any errors!!

Pam said...

Aww man! I'm definitely not a knitter ... how do you do the hat without knitting?

Katiebeans said...

Hi Pam,

The instructions included suggestions for finishing the rim in just crochet. Let me know if you have any issues.


Pam said...

I am working on the hat right now and my pattern is looking correct, but I am on row 6 and it still looks like a doily (ruffly and flat) not a hat. Will it start shaping up soon or do you think I have something messed up?

Pam said...

Also, is this Superwash merino wool the same thing as Superwash merino cashmere?

I'm new to the craft, and am doing great with the patterns but still confused on yarn varieties and weight. :(