Ebun Hat

Ebun Hat is the perfect addition to the Ebun Cowl for those who love matching sets and it would also make a beautiful gift set. Moreover, both items can be worked up in a few evenings making it a great option for last moment presents. The hat is available in one size and would fit most adults.

You can purchase the add free PDF version of the pattern at LoveCrafts here.

Skills required:

Chain (ch), Foundation crochet cord, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward (FP) and return (RP) passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Tunisian purl stitch (tps), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), end row changing colours, changing colours as you go, binding off in Tunisian crochet, blocking, Locking Mattress Stitch.

Skill level:

Finished measurements:

The final cowl measurements (blocked):

51.5 x 28 cm (when ribbing is not folded or 21 cm with folded ribbing) cm (approx. 20.75 in x 11.25 in (when ribbing is not folded or 8.5 in with folded ribbing))

Materials and tools:

Expression Fiber Arts North DK (66% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 34% Pima Cotton | DK | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 241 m (264 yds)), Anchorage (A) 1 skein, Kenai (B) 1 skein

Tunisian crochet hook size 5 (H/8) and 5.5 (I/9) mm with cable (at least 40 cm (16 in)) or size to obtain the gauge

9.5 cm Pompom (Schachenmayr in Burgundy)

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Gauge:

Blocked Gauge:

5.5 (I/9) mm hook: 19 sts x 15 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over st pattern

5 (H/8) mm hook: 19 sts x 15 rows= 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over ribbing pattern

Stitch guide:

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of stitches (loops (lps)) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Return pass is worked in the same way for all stitches (rows of stitches) used in this project as follows:  1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 1 lp on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first stitch and is not usually worked into because there is one loop on the hook left after completing the return pass of the previous row. This one lp corresponds to the first stitch of the new row.

Left edge stitch- This stitch is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch (ES) and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.

  • First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian purl stitch: Bring yarn to the front on the work and hook, insert the hook from right to left under the front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian knit stitch: Insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.

Bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the lp that is on the hook. One loop remains on the hook.

RP End row changing colours in Tunisian crochet: The new colour is added when finishing the return pass of the previous row and 2 lps are remaining on the hook. Yrh with the new colour and draw through 2 lps.

Changing colours as you go: When changing the colours within a row in Tunisian crochet, place the new strand of yarn over the old strand. This locks the old colour in place and prevent gaps occurring between the different colour sections.

Stitch charts:

Ribbing

Main stitch pattern (colourwork)

Notes:

The Ebun Hat is worked flat, RS facing from right to left, and assembled using the Locking Mattress Stitch along the short sides of the project.

The ribbing is worked in two parts; first half is worked continuously from the foundation cord till Row 10. The project is then placed RS down and another 9 rows of ribbing are worked from the other side of foundation cord, followed by the colourwork section to the top of the hat.

Ribbing is made using smaller hook, while the main body of the hat is made using larger hook.

In the stranded colourwork (the background colour is carried over and wrapped around the pattern colour every 2-3 stitches to avoid loose floats.

It is important to keep the passive yarn taut but not too tight to avoid distorting the diamond pattern), use colour A for tks and colour B for tss (EXCEPT for Rows 40-41, which are in worked colour A). This combination gives the final project a distinct texture.  

Both Edge Stitches are worked in colour A.

Instructions:

Ribbing

With A and smaller hook, make crochet foundation cord 98 sts long.

Row 1 FP: Insert the hook under top front and back lps of second st from hook, yrh and pul across. 98 lps on hook.

Row 1 RP and all other RPs: Standard RP.

Row 2: *Tps, 2 tks; rep from * to last st, ES.

Rows 3-9: As Row 2.

Row 10: Bind off.

Place the ribbing RS down with Row 10 being at the bottom. Attach A to the first st of the other side of crochet foundation cord (under front and back lps).

Rows 11-19: Rep rows 1-9.

Body of the hat – colourwork

Change to larger hook. Work tks in colour A and tss in colour B.

Row 20: *Tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 3 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 21: *2 Tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, tks; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 22: *Tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 3 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 23: *2 Tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, tss; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 24: *Tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 3 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 25: *2 Tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, tks; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 26: *Tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, 3 tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 27: As Row 25.

Row 28: As Row 24.

Row 29: As Row 23.

Row 30: As Row 22.

Row 31:  As Row 21.

Row 32: As Row 20.

Row 33: *2 Tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, tss, 2 tks, 2 tss, 2 tks, tss; rep from * to last st, ES.

Rows 34-39:  Rep rows 20-25 once.

Rows 40-41: With A, tss across to last st, ES.

Row 42: Bind off.  

Finishing:

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as in schematic. It is recommended to block the project in two stages, first with the project laid flat and second with the ribbing folded at the crochet foundation cord.

Join two short sides by Locking Mattress Stitch (See Special Techniques).

Turn hat inside out with WS facing. Using yarn needle and approx. 20 in of yarn, thread yarn between every 2-3 sts of last row around the whole row. Pull the yarn tight enclosing the crown. Make a knot securing the closing and turn hat right side out (RS facing). Attach a faux fur pompom using loose ends of drawstring if needed, otherwise these can be woven in on the inside of the hat.  

Special techniques:

Foundation Crochet Cord

  1. Make a slip knot allowing enough yarn on the short end for the length of the foundation cord
  2. Place the short end of yarn over the hook from front to back
  3. Yarn over the hook with the long end of yarn and pull through both lps on the hook
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for required number of stitches.

The video tutorial can be found here:

Locking Mattress Stitch

  1. Place the hat RS down with edges aligned side by side. Stitches will be worked through the top lps of each edge.
  2. Start the seam by inserting the needle from left to right through the first stitches of both panels at the bottom.
  3. Move one stitch up on the right side, insert the needle from right to left and continue to the first stitch on the left side (the one already worked into).
  4. Move one stitch up on the left side, insert the needle from left to right and continue to the last stitch worked into on the right side.    
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to end.
  6. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  FP- forward pass  
tss- Tunisian simple stitch  RP- return pass  
tps- Tunisian purl stitch  approx.- approximately  
tks- Tunisian knit stitch  rep- repeat  
RS- right side  ES- end stitch

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