As many of you may recall, each year I design, create, and model an EPIC cosplay costume ensemble for Halloween. If you have been following my blog, you remember 2 years ago my Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes here or last year, The Beauty and The Beast costumes here.
Each year I try to challenge myself to something new. I began my 2017 costumes over the weekend and will release pieces over the next few months just in time for Halloween. Each video tutorial and written pattern will be FREE, and although many patterns will be related to the costume ensemble, several will be great to create on their own!!
One such piece is this Link to Past Stocking Cap. This unique Phrygian Cap is the first in a series of several videos that will be made to complete our costumes as Link and Zelda!! For those who are on my social media, it didn’t take long for the guesses to come in and easily many of you knew immediately what I was in the process of creating.
This design is very versatile. If you are not a fan of the video game or gaming scene, this can be made in any color as just a stocking hat in time for cooler weather. You can even use two tones by making your reverse single crochet stitches in a complimentary color to the hat. Red and White would make a peppermint swirl, or Red and Green would make a cute holiday hat. Removing the side laces and adding a bell on the end of the conical shape would make a darling elfin hat!
There are many fun ways to explore broadening this pattern to other great creations! For those of you who are on board to see what I create for Halloween, stay tuned for the next several weeks as I reveal more pieces for this EPIC cosplay creation. Nate and I are very excited to share another great costume with our wonderful YARNutopia community!
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
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–Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Medium Thyme
–Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this hat!
-This project uses less than 250 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for the hat I demonstrate is 23 inches around the circumference of the head. The length is about 20 inches long.
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
RSC: Reverse Single Crochet
If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Work in BLO for rounds 1-35 and in continuous rounds
With Medium Thyme
Rnd 1: [3 SC, 3 HDC, 3 DC] in 2nd ch from hook. (9)
Rnds 2-5: Working in BLO from here to Round 35, DC in each st around.
Rnd 6: 2 DC in each st around. (18)
Rnds 7-11: DC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 12: [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 9 times. (27)
Rnds 13-16: DC in each st around. (27)
Rnd 17: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)
Rnds 18-19: DC in each st around. (36)
Rnd 20: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)
Rnds 21-22: DC in each st around
(If you are making an infant hat, make a few more rounds of 45 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)
Rnd 23: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)
Rnds 24-25: DC in each st around
(If you are making a toddler hat, make a few more rounds of 54 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)
Rnd 26: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
(If you are making a Teen/Small Adult hat, make a few more rounds of 60 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)
Rnd 27: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 9 sts] 6 times. (66)
Rnds 28-35: DC in each st around
On Round 35, The last 3 sts should be: HDC, HDC, SC
Rnd 36: Work in BOTH LOOPS FOR ROUNDS 36-40, Sl st in first st, ch up 2 (doesn’t count as anything), FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Rnds 27-40: Ch up 2, FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Go back to round 35 working in the last stitch that has a FRONT loop free, Start in that spot.
Reverse Single Crochet in the front loops of every stitch spiraling back to the top of the hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Braid 9 Strands of yarn in an 18 inch strand and lace it up the side. See video tutorial on how to attach. Use photos as guide for placement.
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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns
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What a superb pattern! Love your video game inspired stuff! ❤ 😍
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Very nice pattern! You have excellent taste and I really appreciate that you share your patterns freely. Thank you for your generosity. Enjoy reading about how you come up with ideas too.
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