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Apache Tears Hat - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Along by Nicki's Homemade Crafts #crochet #freecrochetpattern #hat #apachetears #crochetalong #knitpicksWelcome to Part 1 of the Apache Tears Winter Accessories Crochet Along. Today we will start making the Apache Tears Hat which is the first of the 3 accessories we will be making in tis Crochet Along. I will also publish 2 additional bonus patterns after using the same stitch.

This Crochet Along as you can properly tell already from the name, is all about the Apache Tears stitch. I created a very thoroughly tutorial with many photos and 2 videos for this stitch. You will need this tutorial if you have never made it before. You can find it HERE.

As mentioned before this Crochet Along is sponsored by Knit Picks which I am super grateful for. Please be so kind and go to their Facebook Page and THANK them for sponsoring this CAL for us.

If you need to know all the information about this Crochet Along, please click HERE to get to the main page of the Crochet Along!

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I made all patterns available as pdf’s in case you do not like the ad version below. Even though the version below is FREE forever, you can always buy the pdf version of Ravelry or Etsy as a single copy or part of an ebook. So before you see the FREE version, let me give you the links to the pdf’s.

 

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Now, let’s get started with the Apache Tears Hat. I mentioned below how you can adjust the pattern to make it work for you. But if you need more details on how to adjust any hat pattern to the size you need it to be in, please check out my very detailed tutorial HERE.

Materials:

Stitches used, in US terms:

  • sc = single crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sc in BLO = single crochet in back loop only
  • Apache Tears (1 sc in BLO in 4 stitches, 1 tr 3 rows/rounds down into the front loop that was skipped), click HERE for the full video and photo tutorial

 

Final Sizes:

Hat: 8.5 in tall (w/o pom-pom) plus 8.5 in diameter

 

Gauge:

4 sc x 3 rows = 1 square inch

 

Instructions:

BE SURE TO SEE MY APACHE TEARS STITCH TUTORIAL, IF YOU HAVE NEVER MADE IT BEFORE. YOU CAN FIND IT HERE!

All starting chains are not counted and the first stitch of every round or row goes into the same stitch as the starting chain.

The Ribbing of the hat needs to be according to the head size. If you have never made a hat before, please check out my tutorial HERE. But basically, you measure the head circumference and therefore know how long the ribbing needs to be. So, the amount of rows depends on the head circumference measurement. Below you will see the pattern for an adult hat.

Start with the yarn color Red.

Row 1: Ch 8, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn (7 sts)

Row 2-70: 1 sc in the BLO in each st, ch 1, turn

Picture does not show all the 70 rows.

 

After row 70, fold the ribbing in half and slip stitch the ends together to make a circle, then do NOT cut the yarn! Flip the ribbing over so the slip stitches point inwards.

The Apache Tears stitch can be used for any number of multiples, but I used a multiple of 5 throughout. When going all the way around the ribbing to add single crochets, the stitch count needs to be a number that is divisible by 5. The stitch count below is only mentioned for the number of stitches I used. The amount of rounds you will be making depends on the head height of the person wearing it. Again, my pattern is made according to the height of an average adult head.

Round 1: ch 1, place 70 single crochets equally all around the top of the ribbing (around the circle), sl st to the first st (70 sts)

Round 2 – 3: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in every st, sl st to the first st

Change color to White

Round 4: ch 1, *1 sc in the BLO in the first 4 stitches, then crochet 1 tr down 3 rounds into the skipped front loop, skip 1 stitch (behind the tr) and repeat from * all around, then sl st to the first st

Round 5: ch 1, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st

Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 3 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

 

Change color to Dublin

Round 7: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 2 stitches which are 2 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Round 8: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 3 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 3 stitches which are 3 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Round 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 4 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st

 

Change color to Red

Round 10: repeat Round 5

Round 11: repeat Round 6

Round 12: repeat Round 7

 

Change color to White

Round 13: repeat Round 8

Round 14: repeat Round 9

Round 15: repeat Round 5

Change color to Dublin

Round 16: repeat Round 6

Round 17: repeat Round 7

Round 18: repeat Round 8

 

Change color to Red

Round 19: repeat Round 9

Round 20: repeat Round 5

Round 21: repeat Round 6

 

Change color to White

Round 22: repeat Round 7

Round 21: repeat Round 8

Round 23: repeat Round 9

 

Change color to Dublin

Round 24: repeat Round 5

Round 25: repeat Round 6

Round 26: repeat Round 7

 

Change color to Red

Round 27: repeat Round 8

Round 28: repeat Round 9

Round 29: repeat Round 5

 

Now, cut the yarn about 1-1.5 ft. Use a tapestry needle to weave the yarn thru the last rounds stitches in and out. When you reached the beginning again, pull tide so that you hole closes. Fasten off and weave in all the ends.

Now you can add a Pom-Pom. I added a white one, so I kept my color sequence going.

 

Now you are done. Be sure to share this pattern as a link on social media by using the corresponding links above or below this pattern. Thank you!

Apache Tears Hat - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Along by Nicki's Homemade Crafts #crochet #freecrochetpattern #hat #apachetears #crochetalong #knitpicks

 

Apache Tears Hat – Free Crochet Pattern – Crochet Along Part 1 was last modified: November 1st, 2017 by Nicole Riley

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