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Spiral Shell Rasta Hat

This spiral hat crochet pattern features a beautiful slouch design to wear over your hair. It looks nice if worn over medium to long hair, but can also worn with shorter hair.

It’s the perfect slouch hat pattern for the spring and fall weather, moderate winter weather, and even cooler summer weather! Thus, it makes for a nice gift idea year-round for anyone who loves to wear hats.

Finished Size

This hat is a bit smaller than my other two rasta hat patterns and is not meant to cover a large amount of hair. The free crochet pattern is in one size only and will work as a loose fit or a snug fit, depending on your preference.

For a larger size, you can try a larger crochet hook and a thicker yarn, and vice versa.

The Yarn

ThisĀ spiral shell rasta hatĀ is my first design with Paton’s Canadiana, The New Generation. I really love this worsted weight yarn because it is so soft and is very easy to work with. It is one of the better acrylic yarns readily available in stores.

You can use all kinds of bright and vibrant colors if you like for a rasta hat. Or, if you simply want a simple slouchy beanie then choose a solid color as shown.

Either way, this crochet hat pattern will look great with just about any outfit.

Patons Canadiana

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The Stitch Pattern

I used an offset shell stitch in order to create the spiral effect of the pattern. The shell stitch is made simply with 4 double crochet stitches, 2 chains, and another 2 double crochets.

The crochet pattern is pretty straightforward and should be easy enough for a beginner to follow.

The pattern starts to get floppy at rnd 4 but it begins to even out at rnd 9 into a nice ruffled look.

Shell Stitch

Ribbed Hat
Spiral Shell Rasta Hat

Spiral Shell Rasta Hat

This crochet slouch hat pattern is designed to fit one size, the average adult head.
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Materials

  • Yarn: Patons Canadiana One 100g/3.5oz ball.
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00MM
  • Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: Measures approximately 1.25 inches across the first 2 rounds.
  • Finished Size: When laying flat, it measures approximately 9.5 inches from top to bottom. The circumference around the head measures approximately 22 inches.

Abbreviations

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Beg Shell: (Ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in the same sp or shell as indicated.
  • Shell: (4 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in the same sp or shell as indicated.

Notes

  • This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms

Instructions

  • Ch 3, join with sl st.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each ch, join with sl st. (6 sc)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st. (12 sc)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc once more in same st as join, ch 3, *sk next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 3; repeat from * around; sk last st; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). (12 dc and 6 ch-3 sps)
  • Rnd 4: Sl st in next dc and into ch-3 sp, work beg shell, work shell in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st. (36 dc and 6 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 2, shell in ch-2 sp of shell, sk the 2 dc of shell,** dc in first 2 dc of next shell, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st. (48 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 6: Sl st into next dc and into ch-2 sp, work beg shell, work shell in next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st. (72 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next st, *work shell in ch-2 sp of shell, sk the 2 dc of shell,** dc in first 2 dc of next shell, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st. (96 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 8: Sl st in next st and into first dc of shell, ch 3, dc in next st, *work shell in ch-2 sp of shell, sk the 2 dc of shell and the next 2 dc,** dc in first 2 dc of next shell, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st. (96 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 9-13: Repeat Rnd 8.
  • Rnd 14: Sl st in next st and into first dc of shell, ch 3, *work shell in ch-2 sp of shell, sk the 2 dc of shell and the next 2 dc,** dc in first dc of next shell, repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st. (84 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 15: Sl st into next 4 sts and into sp of shell, work beg shell, work shell in each shell around, join with sl st. (72 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 16: Sl st into next 3 sts and into sp of shell, work beg shell, work shell in each shell around, join with sl st. (72 dc and 12 ch-2 sps)
  • Rnd 17: *Work 7 dc in sp of shell, sl st into first dc of next shell, repeat from * around, fasten off. (84 dc)

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