The “Common People” hat – FREE PATTERN inside

 

Back to basic, to create something wearable. A crocheted item for people who do not like crocheted items. A handmade hat that doesn’t look handmade. Perfect fit. That was the goal. A hat that keeps you warm and is usable every day.

 

 

It all started with a simple need. I needed a new hat. Fall has come to Sweden and it is getting cold. And as i always loved simplicity of the the look of “scs in back loop only” rows, it was very easy to decide how my new hat should look like. Like a classic fisherman hat, working class…. common. Nothing special. A hat that common people wear.

 

Scheepjes Merino Soft was the natural choice because it is the softest yarn I know. And I think that it is a very “kind” yarn. It is easy to crochet even and neat. It comes in 49 colors and it will be very easy for you to find the color that satisfies your needs. You will need 3 balls of 50 gram. If you crochet very loose you might need 4 balls.

My favorite simple hat, which I bought a few years ago was some kind of a blueprint for my new hat and when I finished it it, I really was surprised how people outside the crochet bubble reacted. Literally everyone wanted to have a similar hat. My friends, my family, my colleges. So i just kept on producing hats in different colors. And I decided to simply write down how it is done.

I am well aware of that this is not a pattern for advanced crocheters. It is not the kind of pattern that creates a lot of attention. It is not the hat that shows how skilled your craft is. It is the hat you and your loved ones can use on a cold winter daily basis. And it is very easy to crochet. Perfect for beginners and people who do not crochet all of the time! The pattern is manageable for everyone who has had a crochet hook in his/her hands before,

A big, big “thank you” to all the people who supported me and helped me on my way. A special thanks to everyone who tested my patterns and translated them. Thank you @sunshineyalex for every test you did, @nettis01 for doing the Swedish translation (which also will be published in the magasin “LAND“) and @ninamayerhaekelt for the German translation.

If you want to support my work you can buy the pattern as a printable PDF on Ravelry. It comes in U.K., U.S./European, Swedish and German terms/language. You will find it HERE HERE HERE!

If you use my patterns and post pictures in social medias it would be nice to link or refer to my blog  www.martinupnorthblog.wordpress.comand use #martinupnorth . Feedback is more than welcome!

 

Materials

Hook 4.50 mm

Scheepjes Merino Soft 50% Wool Superwash Merino x 25% Microfiber x 25% Acrylic

3 balls 50g any colour

Material

Virknål 4.50 mm

Scheepjes Merino Soft 50% Wool Superwash Merino x 25% Microfiber x 25% Acrylic

3 nystan 50g valfri färg

Measurements

Height: 36cm

One size fits (nearly) all. Very stretchy.

Mått

Höjd: 36cm

En storlek passar (nästan) alla. Väldigt töjbar.

Gauge

In pattern 24 rows x 22 stitches = 10x10cm

Masktäthet

i mönstret: 24 varv x 22 maskor = 10x10cm

Abbreviations (U.S. / European crochet terms)

ch(s) chain or chain stitches

sc single crochet

sc2tog single crochet 2 together: (insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up loop) twice, yoh, draw through all loops

blo back loop only: insert hook under back loop onl

 Förkortningar

lm luftmaska

fm fastmaska

fm2tills fastmaskor 2 tillsammans: (stick virknålen i maska/lm, omtag, dra igenom) två gånger, omtag, dra igenom alla öglorna

bmb bakre maskbågen: virka endast i bakre maskbågen

Pattern Notes

  • Ch1 at beg of row does not count as st. First sc is always worked in same stitch as ch1.
  • The last stitch in every row can be hard to spot. Make sure that you have the right stitch count in every row.
  • The hat is adjustable in length. A chain of 70 makes a height of 36cm which is perfect to have a double brim. The length can be adjusted by simply making more or less starting chains.
  • When joining crochet through the stitches and NOT through the turning chain to make the joining more solid.

Information om mönstret

  • 1 lm i början på varvet räknas inte som en maska. Första fm görs alltid i samma maska som 1lm.
  • Sista maskan på varvet kan vara svår att se. Se till att du har rätt antal maskor efter varje varv.
  • Mössan är justerbar på längden. Med 70 lm blir mössan 36 cm vilket blir perfekt till en dubbelvikt kant. Längden kan justeras genom att lägga till eller ta bort lm på lmkedjan.
  • När du virkar ihop, så virka genom maskorna och INTE genom vänd lm, för att ihopvirkningen ska bli mer solid.

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Pattern:

Mönster:

Ch70

70 lm

Row 1 1sc in second ch, 1sc in every ch till second to last chain, 2sc in last chain, ch1, turn. (70 sc)

Varv 1 1fm i andra lm, 1fm i varje lm till näst sista lm, 2fm i sista lm, 1lm, vänd. (70 fm)

Row 2 2sc in blo in first sc, 69sc in blo, ch1 turn. (71 sc)

Varv 2 2fm i bmb i första fm, 69fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (71 fm)

Row 3 70sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (72 sc)

Varv 3 70fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (72 fm)

Row 4 2sc in blo in first sc, 71sc in blo, ch1 turn. (73 sc)

Varv 4 2fm i bmb i första fm, 71fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (73 fm)

Row 5 72sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (74 sc)

Varv 5 72fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (74 fm)

Row 6 2sc in blo in first sc, 73sc in blo, ch1 turn. (75 sc)

Varv 6 2fm i bmb i första fm, 73fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (75 fm)

Row 7 74sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (76 sc)

Varv 7 74fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (76 fm)

Row 8 2sc in blo in first sc, 75sc in blo, ch1 turn. (77 sc)

Varv 8 2fm i bmb i första fm, 75fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (77 fm)

Row 9 76sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (78 sc)

Varv 9 76fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (78 fm)

Row 10 2sc in blo in first sc, 77sc in blo, ch1 turn. (79 sc)

Varv 10 2fm i bmb i första fm, 77fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (79 fm)

Row 11 78sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (80 sc)

Varv 11 78fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (80 fm)

Row 12 2sc in blo in first sc, 79sc in blo, ch1 turn. (81 sc)

Varv 12 2fm i bmb i första fm, 79fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (81 fm)

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Row 13 to row 18 1sc in blo in every sc, ch1, turn. (81 sc)

Varv 13 till varv 18 1fm i bmb i varje fm, 1lm, vänd. (81 fm)

Row 19 79sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (80 sc)

Varv 19 79fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (80 fm)

Row 20 1sc2tog in blo, 78sc in blo, ch1, turn. (79 sc)

Varv 20 1fm2tills i bmb, 78fm, 1lm, vänd. (79 fm)

Row 21 77sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (78 sc)

Varv 21 77fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (78 fm)

Row 22 1sc2tog in blo, 76sc in blo, ch1, turn. (77 sc)

Varv 22 1fm2tills i bmb, 76fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (77 fm)

Row 23 75sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (76 sc)

Varv 23 75fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (76 fm)

Row 24 1sc2tog in blo, 74sc in blo, ch1, turn. (75 sc)

Varv 24 1fm2tills i bmb, 74fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (75 fm)

Row 25 73sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (74 sc)

Varv 25 73fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (74 fm)

Row 26 1sc2tog in blo, 72sc in blo, ch1, turn. (73 sc)

Varv 26 1fm2tills i bmb, 72fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (73 fm)

Row 27 72sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (74 sc)

Varv 27 72fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (74 fm)

Row 28 2sc in blo in first sc, 73sc in blo, ch1 turn. (75 sc)

Varv 28 2fm i bmb i första fm, 73fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (75 fm)

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Row 29 74sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (76 sc)

Varv 29 74fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (76 fm)

Row 30 2sc in blo in first sc, 75sc in blo, ch1 turn. (77 sc)

Varv 30 2fm i bmb i första fm, 75fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (77 fm)

Row 31 76sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (78 sc)

Varv 31 76fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (78 fm)

Row 32 2sc in blo in first sc, 77sc in blo, ch1 turn. (79 sc)

Varv 32 2fm i bmb i första fm, 77fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (79 fm)

Row 33 78sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last sc, ch1, turn. (80 sc)

Varv 33 78fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista fm, 1lm, vänd. (80 fm)

Row 34 2sc in blo in first sc, 79sc in blo, ch1 turn. (81 sc)

Varv 34 2fm i bmb i första fm, 79fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (81 fm)

Row 35 to row 40 1sc in blo in every sc, ch1, turn. (81 sc)

Varv 35 till varv 40 1fm i bmb i varje fm, 1lm, vänd. (81 fm)

Row 41 79sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (80 sc)

Varv 41 79fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (80 fm)

Row 42 1sc2tog in blo, 78sc in blo, ch1, turn. (79 sc)

Varv 42 1fm2tills i bmb, 78fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (79 fm)

 

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Row 43 77sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (78 sc)

Varv 43 77fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (78 fm)

Row 44 1sc2tog in blo, 76sc in blo, ch1, turn. (77 sc)

Varv 44 1fm2tills i bmb, 76fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (77 fm)

Row 45 75sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (76 sc)

Varv 45 75fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (76 fm)

Row 46 1sc2tog in blo, 74sc in blo, ch1, turn. (75 sc)

Varv 46 1fm2tills i bmb, 74fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (75 fm)

Row 47 73sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (74 sc)

Varv 47 73fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (74 fm)

Row 48 1sc2tog in blo, 72sc in blo, ch1, turn. (73 sc)

Varv 48 1fm2tills i bmb, 72fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (73 fm)

Row 49 71sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (72 sc)

Varv 49 71fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (72 fm)

Row 50 1sc2tog in blo, 70sc in blo, ch1, turn. (71 sc)

Varv 50 1fm2tills i bmb, 70fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (71 fm)

Row 51 69sc in blo, 1sc2tog in blo, ch1, turn. (70 sc)

Varv 51 69fm i bmb, 1fm2tills i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (70 fm)

Row 52 1sc2tog in blo, 68sc in blo, ch1, turn. (69 sc)

Varv 52 1fm2tills i bmb, 68fm i bmb, 1lm, vänd. (69 fm)

Row 53 68sc in blo, 2sc in blo in last stitch, ch1, turn. (70sc)

Varv 53 68fm i bmb, 2fm i bmb i sista maskan, 1lm, vänd. (70 fm)

Row 54 to row 104 repeat row 2 to row 52.

Varv 54 till varv 104 repetera varv 2 till varv 52.

 

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Fold in half so that you can crochet through both row 104 and the backside of the starting row.

Joining row: 69sc through row 104 and the backside of the starting row. 12sc through the ends of row 104 to 93 and the backside of the ends of row 1 to 12, 6sc through the ends of row 92 to 87 and the backside of row 13 to 18. Skip the ends of row 86 to 71 and the backside of row 19 to 34. 6sc through the ends of row 70 to 65 and the backside of row 35 to 40. 12sc through the ends of row 64 to 53 and the backside of row 41 to 52. Fasten off.

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Join yarn through end of row 86 and the backside of row 19. 16sc through end of row 86 to 71 and the backside of row 19 to 34. Fasten off.

Turn hat inside out. Fold a double brim. Try it on. Fits perfectly, doesn´t it?

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Vik ihop på hälften så att du kan virka genom både varv 104 och baksidan på första varvet.

Ihopvirkning: 69fm genom varv 104 och baksidan på första varvet. 12fm genom slutet av varv 104 till 93 och baksidan av slutet på varv 1 till 12, 6fm genom slutet av varv 92 till 87 och baksidan av varv 13 till 18. Hoppa över slutet av varv 86 till 71 och baksidan av varv 19 till 34. 6fm genom slutet av varv 70 till 65 och baksidan av varv 35 till 40. 12fm genom slutet av varv 64 till 53 och baksidan av varv 41 till 52. Klipp av garnet.

Fäst garn genom slutet på varv 86 och baksidan på varv 19. 16fm genom slutet av varv 86 till 71 och baksidan av varv 19 till 34. Klipp av garnet.

Vänd mössan rätt. Vik upp en dubbel kant. Prova den. Passar perfekt, eller hur?

More to come soon from up north…

 

28 thoughts on “The “Common People” hat – FREE PATTERN inside

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  1. Hi Martin,
    Two weeks ago my husband asked me, “Can you please make me a hat for winter?’ My reply was, “I don’t make hats very well :(“. He said just a nice plain hat that would keep him warm would be great. Two days later I saw your post on IG and was so excited. This is EXACTLY the hat he wants and I’ll start work this weekend on it. Thank you! I purchased it on your Ravelry page as a small token of appreciation for the work you put into this :0) Have a great day!

    Robin Jones, USA

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  2. Hi Martin,

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern. And as Robin above, my husband asked exactly the same and his birthday is next monday, so…. I’m busy crocheting. Perfect present! Appreciated.

    Greetings, Rachel
    from the Netherlands

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  3. I love this pattern, but am totally confused by the joining and how it works, does it make more sense once you have made it? I will buy the Ravelry pattern, does it have more pictures?? Thank you

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    1. The pattern does not have more pictures. I decided to have the joining pictures here. It does make more Sense when you actually do it. If there is a Problem with it, just contact me. I may add a picture of the hat from abhöbe, when the joining is done. Hope that helps.

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    2. I have the same confusion – also was going to buy the pattern to see if it had more photos. Knowing it doesn’t, I’ll wait to see if you add more photos – “the hole” in progress also isn’t clear to me.

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      1. I added a few joining pics. In the end you simply join the two sides of the hole. Like sewing them together. It is very easy when you have the fabric in your hand.

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  4. Hello Martin! We live in the Pacific Northwest-US which is indeed hat & cap country,as our winter is rather long. I’m so happy to receive your wonderful pattern, which I will be able to produce en masse and reclined, while recovering. Am also eager to purchase my first merino mix – so many beautiful colors!

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  5. Tack, Martin för det utmärkta mönstret. Jag har inte lyckats få till några mössor tidigare (har mest försökt med stickade). Den här tror jag blir perfekt. Köpte ditt mönster på Ravelry, ett lite bidrag som tack för att du delar med dig. Du skrev någonstans att xet kan vara svårt att hitta sista maskan på varvet ibland, jag använder två öppningsbara stickmarkörer com jag sätter i fösta maskan så fort jag virkat den. Det gjorde det lättare att få till rätt maskantal😃
    Vänliga hälsningar från Roslagen /Agneta

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  6. Hej, vilken fin mössa du gjort. Ska bli så kul att få sätta händerna i detta mössprojekt.
    Skulle dock vilja veta vilka färger du använt på era mössor på fotot då ni röker lakritspipa-inte helt enkelt att hitta rätt färger på deras scheejpes färgkarta…
    Är det trä och lowry?
    Tack

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  7. Hi Martin, I just started crocheting according to the pattern, but I have a question about the amount of yarn. The patterns says 3 balls of 50 gram. I am using Merino Soft like you but I finished my first ball in the middle of row 28. Is it just me or am I never gonna make that with just 3 balls? Am I doing something wrong (the gauge is right) or is it just an error in the pattern? Thank you! Lis

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      1. I have no idea what we are doing differently. My first row is 38 cm long. When I make 4 rows of 22 stitches, to test the gauge, with a 4mm hook it is still almost 11,5 cm long. I do not crochet loosely, so I have no idea what my problem is..

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