This Thanksgiving, in the wake of the attacks in Paris and other parts of the world, I am particularly grateful for the safety and comfort that I have. Today, a few of my friends and I are posting patterns in honor of / support for France, and this is mine. This easy, somewhat slouchy, hat pattern features a wide band with a French flag detail.
Please be sure to check out some of the other patterns too (note – some of these links may not be active right away, but should all be up at some point today):
- Patriot Square Coaster by American Crochet
- French Flag Graph on Creative Threads by Leah
- Nous Sommes Le Globe by Crafting in Yoohooville
If you are looking for donation opportunities to help support Paris and victims of terrorism throughout the world, here are a few options:
- Doctors Without Borders
- The Red Cross:
- French charities providing support (sites are in French)
Nous sommes tous Parisienne. Nous sommes tous Français. Nous sommes tous humains.
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- Worsted Weight yarn: 200 yds grey, 5-10 yds each of red, white, and blue
- Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to achieve gauge
- Yarn / tapestry needle
Easy – Mostly sc & dc, worked in the round, some working into back loops, and one round of post stitches.
Adult / One size fits most – ribbed band is approximately 17″ around.
14 sc x 16 rows = 4″.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- csdc = chainless starting double crochet (see Recommended Resources)
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- rnd = round
Note: Leave an 8″ starting tail for seaming band together later.
Row 1 (WS): With grey, work 10 fsc (or ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across). (10 sts)
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of each st across, changing to blue at end of row 3. Fasten off grey.
Rows 7-9: With blue, Ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of each st across, changing to white at end of row 9. Fasten off blue.
Rows 10-12: With white, ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of each st across, changing to red at end of row 13. Fasten off white.
Rows 13-15: With red, ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of each st across, changing to grey at end of row 16. Fasten off red.
Rows 16-56: With grey, ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of each st across. Do not fasten off.
Note: Band should now measure approximately 17″ long without stretching, and should fit snuggly around your head. If it does not, you may need to adjust your gauge and start over.
Rnd 1 (RS): Working in edges of rows along band, ch 1, work 72 sc evenly spaced across, join with sl st in first st. (72 sts)
Note: This may seem like a lot of stitches to fit in, but it’s supposed to be – it’s an increase row which makes the hat flare out, giving it the slouchy effect.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as fpdc), turn, fpdc around next st and each st around, join.
Note: For the following rounds, if you prefer not to use the csdc technique, you can replace it with “Ch 3, (counts as first dc)”, although that will make a more noticeable join.
Rnds 3-10: Turn, csdc in first st, dc in each st around join.
Rnd 11: Turn, csdc in first st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, (dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts) 11 times, dc in last 3 sts, join. (60 sts)
Rnd 12: Turn, csdc in first st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, (dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts) 11 times, dc in last 2 sts, join. (48 sts)
Rnd 13: Turn, csdc in first st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, (dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts) 11 times, dc in last st, join. (36 sts)
Rnd 14: Turn, csdc in first st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, (dc in next st, dc2tog in next 2 sts) 11 times, join. (24 sts)
Rnd 15: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, dc in next st, (dc2tog in next 2 sts) 11 times, join. (12 sts)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog in next 2 sts) around, join, fasten off, (6 sts)
- Using ending tail, sew hole at top of hat closed.
- Using starting tail, sew edges of band together.
- With right side facing, join grey in seam. Working into sides of rows along bottom of hat, ch 1, work 56 sc evenly spaced around, join, fasten off.
- Weave in all remaining ends.
I hope you enjoy the pattern – big thanks to Diane Hunt for testing it for me!
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