Welcome to the Wonderful Hats Crochet Along 2022!
This is my third year hosting the Wonderful Hats Crochet Along here on Rich Textures Crochet and, I must say, it is one of my favourite events of the year! The last couple of events we have had such a blast crocheting our hats and scarves. There are always unique and beautiful variations. And I love hearing how the hats and scarves are put to use: whether they are worn, gifted or donated! If you are curious about the past hat crochet alongs and would like to check out those patterns, check out the Wonderful Hats Crochet Along (2021) and the Hats, hats, Wonderful Hats! Free Crochet Along (2020). All the patterns continue to be free here on RTC!
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The Wonderful Hats Crochet Along is simple. Together we will crochet four beanies and four matching scarves over four weeks. If you wish, as you work, you may share your progress on social media and in the Rich Textures Crochet Community on Facebook. Be sure to use the hashtag #WonderfulHatsCAL to help make them easier to find!
How the Crochet Along Works:
Beginning October 5th, I will release one new crochet beanie pattern each week on Wednesday for four weeks. But there’s more! on Fridays I will release a matching scarf pattern! All you have to do is keep checking back here on richtexturescrochet.com for the new pattern, make the pattern and then share your accomplishment with others!
Beginning October 6th:
The patterns will be published here on Rich Textures Crochet as follows:
October 12th: The Star-Crossed Beanie
October 14th: The Star-Crossed Scarf
October 19th: The Brighton Beanie
October 21st: The Brighton Scarf
October 26th: The Lexington Beanie
October 28th: The Lexington Scarf
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The four crochet patterns will be released one a week here on my blog for free. And THEY WILL ALWAYS BE FREE here, even after the crochet along has ended. So if you are unable to complete one of the hats during the month, no worries! Everyone can work at the own pace and share later. I’m still enjoying seeing your hats from previous years in the Rich Textures Crochet Community!
Each hat pattern can be worked using one to two balls of yarn depending on if they are worked in one or two colours. In the tutorials I will be using the Colour Theory yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. It is an acrylic yarn that is super soft. It is a worsted weight but I find on the lighter side, so if you would like to substitute this yarn for another you may do so! I will post the exact yarn and colour that I’ve used for each hat below.
With the yarn, I am working with a 5 mm crochet hook. In the video tutorials (each hat pattern will feature a full video tutorial!), I will be using a Birchwood Crochet Hook by Rowan Yarns.
Materials for each Hat and Scarf:
October 5th: The Arden Beanie: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): Colour A: ball of Canyon; Colour B: 1 ball of Ivory.
October 7th: The Arden Scarf: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): Colour A: ball of Canyon; Colour B: 1 ball of Ivory.
October 12th: The Star-Crossed Beanie: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 1 ball of Canyon
October 14th: The Star-Crossed Scarf: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 2.5 balls of Canyon (0.5 Ball is included for the fringe).
October 19th: The Brighton Beanie: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 1 ball of Ivory.
October 21st: The Brighton Scarf: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 2 balls of Ivory.
October 26th: The Lexington Beanie: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 1 ball of Peacock (Colour A), 1 ball of Ivory (Colour B).
October 28th: The Lexington Scarf: Colour Theory by Lion Brand® Yarn (100% acrylic; 246 yds/225 m; 3.5oz/100 g; (4) Medium/worsted weight): 2 balls of Peacock (Colour A), 1 ball of Ivory (Colour B).
And don’t forget your 5mm crochet hook!
A couple things to be aware of with these hats:
- All the hats are all worked from the bottom up! This is my favourite way to work a hat as it creates a nice shape that holds well.
- All of the hat brims are worked the exact same way! If you are someone who likes to work ahead, once you are finished the first hat you can work your brims for the next three!
- Each Hat looks great with a pompom or without! Customize it to give a unique, personalized look!
- I have worked my brims so that they are a good length to fold over in order to make them a little warmer and more cozy. You may choose to work a shorter brim that does not need to be folded.
- I love to use slip stitches when working my brims. You may wish to change the slip stitches to single crochet or half double crochet – This will be explained again when the patterns are revealed!
Each of the hats are sized to fit an adult. That being said, for each pattern I will include the multiples of the first round so that you may adjust the size of your beanie (I will also provide the multiples for the scarves!).
Please note: Everyone crochets with a different tension and things like the yarn and even hook brand can affect the overall size of your beanie (even if you are using a #4 medium worsted weight yarn and 5mm hook). For this reason, I will also include in the pattern the gauge. The gauge will tell you how many stitches and rows of those stitches I get when I work the pattern. If you do not get the same number of stitches, your hat may be larger or smaller. Sometimes it is only a quick fix! If you are getting fewer stitches in a 4 inch square than I am, all you may need to do is grab a smaller hook. And vice versa. If this is still not working, you may use the stitch multiples in each pattern to adjust.
And that’s it for now!
I’m excited! And I hope you are also! I look forward to seeing you on October 5th! Don’t forget to subscribe!
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I’m trying to sign up for your newsletter but the widget on this page is giving me an error… Advice? This CAL sounds awesome!
I will take a look and see if I can figure out what’s wrong!
Terri Fletcher says
I keep getting the error message….submission failed
Thank you Terri! There are a couple for whom it’s been the same! I’m working on it 🙂
Kristen Wolfe says
I also received an error message when trying to sign up for emails:
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Form is working fine again (in case anyone else needs / is wondering). 🙂 this CAL looks so fun, can’t wait to do it and thank you!
Error message as well
How can I print stitches without getting ads that cover the instructions?
My crochet patterns all have ad free PDFs that are available for purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry shops (you’ll see the link about 1/2 way down on each pattern page. The stitches are only currently available to follow on my site
I didn’t get an email and I don’t see the pattern posted. Am I missing something?
Hello Annette! The email was sent out (check your spam and promotion folders), otherwise it can be found here: https://richtexturescrochet.com/arden-beanie-crochet-pattern/