Hat of Horns

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Hat Description

Hat of Horns is a playful sculptural Hat worked in UK double crochet (US single). There are two versions – one with 3 horns, one each at the centre front, centre back and at the crown. The 2nd version has 5 horns, with an additional horn at each side. It’s worked in sections and seamed.

 

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Yarn

100g/220yds/200m
Aran or Worsted weight yarn

 

Needles & Notions

4.5mm hook or size required for correct gauge
Contrast yarn if required for joining – approximately 15g
Tapestry needle

 

Note

English terminology is used throughout

 

Gauge

4dc to an inch using a 4.5mm hook

 

Sizes

Smaller size will fit a teenager

Larger size will fit an average adult

Not sure which size to make? Check my handy size and measuring guide!

 

Skills Required

Blocking a Hand Knit Hat

 

Abbreviations

ch: chain
ss: slip stitch
dc: double crochet (US – sc – single crochet)
R/rnd(s): rounds

Construction Notes

The Hat is constructed from 5 squares – one at the centre forms the top of the Hat, with the other 4 placed & joined at each edge of the centre square, forming the 4 sides of the Hat.

1st version requires 2 plain squares and 3 horned squares,

2nd version requires 5 horned squares.

 

Plain Square

Make 3ch, ss to 1stch to join

Rnd 1: 1ch, 5dc into ring, ss to 1stch

Rnd 2: 1ch, 1dc into base of ring, 2dc into each dc all the way around, ss to 1stch

Rnd 3: 1ch, 3dc into next dc, *1dc into next 2 dc’s, 3dc into next dc; rep from * 3 times,1dc into next dc, ss to 1stch

Rnd’s 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12: 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to 1stch

Rnd 5: 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 3dc into next dc, *1dc into next 4 dc’s, 3dc into next dc; rep from * 3 times,1dc into next 2 dc’s, ss to 1stch

Rnd 7: 1ch, 1dc into next 2 dc’s, 3dc into next dc, *1dc into next 6 dc’s, 3dc into next dc; rep from * 3 times,1dc into next 3 dc’s, ss to 1stch

Rnd 9: 1ch, 1dc into next 3 dc’s, 3dc into next dc, *1dc into next 8 dc’s, 3dc into next dc; rep from * 3 times,1dc into next 4 dc’s, ss to 1stch

Rnd 11: 1ch, 1dc into next 4 dc’s, 3dc into next dc, *1dc into next 10 dc’s, 3dc into next dc; rep from * 3 times,1dc into next 5 dc’s, ss to 1stch

(finish here for smaller size)

Rnd 13: 1ch, 1dc into next 5 dc’s, 3dc into next dc, *1dc into next 12 dc’s, 3dc into next dc; rep from * 3 times,1dc into next 6 dc’s, ss to 1stch

Cut yarn, pull through loop and finish.

 

Horned Square

Make 3ch, ss to 1stch to join

Rnd 1: 1ch, 5dc into ring, ss to 1stch

Rnd 2: 1ch, 1dc into base of ring, 2dc into each dc all the way around, ss to 1stch

Next Rnd: 1ch, 1dc into each dc (11 times), ss to 1stch

Work the above round:-

13 times for 1st version,

6 times for 2nd version

Now follow the instructions for the plain square from rnd 3 onwards.

 

Construction

Make note of each true corner on your squares – this will be the middle dc on each of the corner increases worked in the last round. It is important to line these up when joining.

Either slip stitch on reverse, or work a crochet seam (a contrast colour looks effective). To work a crochet seam, put wrong sides together with corners matching, and work dc (US-sc) into corresponding chains of the squares together. Start with the centre square, and join all 4 remaining squares, one on each side. Then working from the top down, join each of the 4 side seams in the same way.

Work one round of dc around the brim to neaten edge and emphasise any contrast yarns used.

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends and block as required.

This pattern was originally published in the Samhain 2006 edition of the AntiCraft. It was one of my very first published patterns!

Things with horns: the minotaur, goats, triceratopses, rhinoceroses, devils, jackalopes, unicorns, and kittens. Wait, not kittens. But you get the point. All of the most ferocious predators in the animal kingdom come equipped to gore you to death. Now you, too, can don horns, rip through a crowd, and leave nothing but blood and carnage in your wake. We are proud to present these Hats, the finest in evolutionary haberdashery.

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2 Comments

  1. mari hill

    I love these two hats so much I have been carrying the picture with pattern around with me since 2006. However I have been unable to figure out the part of the pattern that starts after row 3. It starts. 4-6-8-10-12 to row 15,17,19 etc I get lost there. Could help this poor old lady figure this out so I can proudly wear one of your creations.

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    • Woolly Wormhead

      hello there!

      ok, after Rnd 3 the next instruction starts: Rnd’s 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 – this means that all even numbered rounds from 4 to 12 and worked in exactly the same way, i.e. they are all: 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end, ss to 1stch

      After that, only the odd numbered rounds are written out, but you’ll continue working the even numbered rounds in exactly the same way.

      I hope this helps?

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