Crochet Stepping Texture Hat

Crochet Stepping Texture Hat


In today’s tutorial let’s learn how to
do the Stepping Texture Hat, and this is a fabulous hat using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. [ Music Playing] Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd, as
well as Yarnspirations.com I’m your host Mikey. Today we’re going to explore this amazing free pattern. It’s called the Stepping Texure Hat. Look how fabulous this is! It does have a spiral look to it, and it consists of three
things: you have the brim, the body, and the pom-pom. So we’re going to be exploring all three
elements of this particular pattern. And I did mine in about two hours, if you can imagine. It’s one of those hot off the hook projects. Nice and quick, and easy. To play with today’s tutorial, you just only need two balls of Bernat Softee Chunky yarn.Today I’m going to use natural, but this is Berry Red, and I thought it was
kind of fun. And there is a really kind of funky pom pom. I really like my pom poms to be kind of wild idea on top so it doesn’t look so store made. Cause I
really do like the homemade look. You’re also going to need an eight millimeter size L crochet hook today. So, let’s explore the brim together. The brim is actually done separately, and then we add the body of the hat later, and then of course, the pom pom. So you just have to visualize the brim
as like, like Karate Kid. You know remember whet he was wearing a headband? It’s a very much of a band that’s done
separately, and then we add the body of the hat afterward. Now the band is actually really neat. And
because we’re using the back loops only, we get this fabulous stretch, so it
always will stretch back to your head. It’s one of those things in crochet that
is some stitches that when you go to stretch, it will never come back. So if you’ve overstretched it, you’re way out of luck. But, this is because it’s using the back
loops; you’ll always have the stretch on this hat. That’s what’s going to even
make it more fabulous, plus last a really long time. The next part of this hat we’re going to
explore then the textures, and you can notice that it goes up and into a spiral. It is amazing. I have to say once you
understand this pattern, and you understand how the spiral is working, you are going to probably even put your
instructions down because you’re going to know exactly what to do, The trick is
you need to know when to stop in order to fill, uh, to do the final part of the top
of the hat. But you can see it’s actually really easy, and we’re just working with
front post and back post double crochet in order to make this work. The last part of this tutorial we’re
going to explore the pom-pom, and we’re going to be doing a lot of great things
with it. Now you notice that my pom pom is pretty crazy. It’s not a nicely manicured like the one in the model. I just think if it’s homemade, why make it so manicured? I want to be proud that it is
homemade. So, I just don’t want people to think that I bought it in the store cause
when they compliment me at the the coffee shop, I’m going to say “I made it
myself!” So, this is one of those things if you want
homemade, you know the having stuff that looks kind of crazy at the end is
actually part of the charm of a hat. We can’t forget that as a crocheter too. So, without further adieu, let’s explore
how to do the brim, and then we’ll get started on the body of the hat after that. Today’s pattern consists of a free diagram that you can see right here. But, when we’re doing the brim, you don’t
even need to pay attention to this. This is for the actual top of the hat once
you get beyond the brim, and then we’re going to be exploring. Now when you
go to print yours out, it will not be highlighted just like you see it on the
screen here. I did that for myself to show how
it’s doing the texture look. You can obviously grab a highlighter, or a
special color pencil or something, in order to highlight for you; if that
makes sense for you. For me this totally makes sense. So, what we’re going to do is that we’re
going to explore this diagram, but we don’t need to see it right now because
we’re going to explore the brim first. So here is the yarn, and I’m going to
start off with the slip knot, and it says to chain 7. So you’re going to flip out at the next
part of the instructions, but you have to trust me because I flipped out, and then
I realized I shouldn’t of. (laughs) You know how dramatic I can be! So we have the one on the hook, this doesn’t count as one. And so it says we want to change seven.
So one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven. So this is the funny thing about it, when
I saw this, it says slip stitch in each of the stitches going back. So, from the
second from the hook, we slip stitch. And you’re thinking to yourself “Mikey
slip stitching doesn’t really take that much height. It’s going to take forever
to get around the brim”. But, because this is chunky yarn, this
goes a lot more quicker than you realize and thank goodness for that. So, second
chain from the hook, just turn it around. Get that back hump
only. Just insert your hook in, grab your yarn, and pull through, and
through. So we’re just going to slip stitch. Okay, so right here, slip stitch the next
one and go all the way back. Now because we went second chain from hook, there
will only be six stitches going across. So, that was three. You don’t really need
to count it. The height, oh sorry, the height of the
brim doesn’t really impact the actual stitches of the hook as well. Or,
the stitches, or the stitches of the hat. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, I got one more to go. So just going in just like this, then so once we get here, we’re going
to finis,h and let’s turn this project around and start making the brim. We’re going to turn this around, and the
really cool effect on what you’re seeing on the hat is a cheat by using the back
loops only. So when you look at the crochet, you see that there’s two strings:
one and two The one that’s closest to you, so both of
them equal one stitch, but if you just went into the first one, that’d be the
front loop and if you went into the back one, it would be the back loop. So what we need to do for this entire
project is that we come into the very starting and we go into the back loop
only. And we’re going to slip stitch our way across on the back loops only, and
that’s how we’re going to do this entire brim. So, one Okay, so going into the next one. Again, back loop only. And this is going to train you to be easy on the slip stitching. If you’re tight on your tension,
especially with slip stitching, it can be your worst nightmare. But, this is actually good training video,
or training project in order for you to get the actual correct tension. Ok, so you want to come all the way back
across. Again, the back loops including the back loop on the very end as well. Just want to count my stitches, make sure that I’m okay. So, I have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. So the very last one again back loop of
the last stitch pull through and through so now you’re going to turn your project
and don’t worry how it looks right now because it doesn’t always make sense and
the way things look you’re going to chain one first and again back loop only on the first
one and then just slip stitch across so because this is a big hook it’s a big yarn the slip stitching
actually fills in really nicely and provides a really nice tight brim now because it is slip stitching on
the back loops only you’re going to have some stretching to it so this hat is like you know usually
with crochet if you stretch it doesn’t retain I retain its some stretch it
doesn’t come back and always just stays out but because you’re using the back
loops only is that you’re always going to have the stretching available to you
so you just turn your work and continue to go in the back loops only so you can
either go as per the pattern to 21 inches for a complete length of this
whole part part or you can just keep measuring it around your head and just
have it snug on your head but not like overly stretching it ok so if you’re over your stretching its
gonna not look good and it’s gonna be too tight for you so just have it nice
and snug but just watch that so continue to go back and forth back
loops only with slip stitching and i’ll see you back here when I get this done.
And you see the nice look that is done it’s excellent ok. So I’m back in about a half hour real time has gone by and I’ve done the entire brim and it sits around
my head and I’m really happy with it. So now that I got the size that I want
you can either do the twenty-one inches that it requires or you can just kind of
customize it for your own head. So now what we want to do is that we
don’t want to fasten off we want to carry this yarn we’re not going to
fasten off at all and simply just take it and just kind of fold it so it’s kind
of together – not kind of – so that it is together ok
and so we don’t want this any weird twist to make sure that it is a brim of
a hat. So what we’re going to do is that we’re
just going to take this yarn where it is right now and we’re going to insert it
into the back loop of the next one and pull through and through like so. So let’s go through the back
loop of the next stitch that’s available to you right here and we go into the
back loop of the of the other one on the other side. This is creating a seam. Now the nice
thing about this particular design is that because you’re doing this is that
the seam will always have to be at the back of the hat too – its kind of neat so
we just want to continue to match the two together. So you are looking at the good side of
the project at this time if somebody asks you. And so by doing this particular slip
stitching all the way down your matching exactly what the stitches look like so
you won’t really see it at all at least I couldn’t find it online
unless it really really look. Okay, once you get all the way down to the bottom okay you’re just going to do your very
last one and we are going to review the pattern. I’m going to take up – to show you the diagram because that’s the next part of this tutorial. So now I’ve just slip stitch all the way
down through and so on the grand scheme of things you don’t really see it unless
I tell you to look for it – but it’s actually looking really good at this
point. So let’s have a club at the diagram and let’s review. So now that your brim is complete we’re
ready to go but here’s the diagram. So what we’re
going to do is we’re going to start off with double crochets that go along the
top of the the brim ok so we did not fasten off our yarn
and we’re going to go all the way around so I told you that I measured it around
my head and that it fit but what happens when we have different
head sizes and you try to customize it for your own head so here’s the trick! The pattern consists of five stitches in order to make the textured work. You see how it’s going up
on an angle just like this? Well the trick is is that if you have a
different size head as it than the average sized head that’s in the pattern
then you can actually customize the pattern in order to work for you – sorry I’m kinda giggling here, So if you have a different size head then what the model
has – then you can actually adjust customize it really easily. The trick is is that you have to keep it
in sets of five so if you keep it in sets of five even no matter what size
head you got you’re always going to be successful
with this particular pattern. Now what we have here is that you see that this
chain 3 is that work up into the rows just like you see there. Well those are building chains those are not counted as any one of the stitches at all. So what I’m going to show you in the
next part of this tutorial is that I’m going to show you how to keep it in sets of
five and then you’re going to be able to make this hard work for you no matter
what size head you have. So let’s do that next. So let’s begin and you can see this is
the brim of the Hat so as I promised and you can customize this hat for you.
So just chain up 3 this is a building chain – that’s what I’m going to call- it you can
call it anything that you want – that’s what I’m going to call it. So it doesn’t
count as any one of these stitches so what I want you to do is that we had
a slip stitching to make the brim but when you slip stitch across it’s
like a half the size of a single crochet so i think that if you actually just go
into every one of these of ribs that you see just once into each it actually
equals a single crochet if that makes any sense. And it really does make sense you just
gotta bear with me. So we’re just going to double crochet and we’re just going
to slam our hook into a stitch ok – so we’re just going to just go into
spot and commit to it so if you go into the spot on this particular ridge then
you’re going to go into the same spot – now this is going to be a little bit
tight – nothing wrong with that – and you can just get your hook in there and just work it out. You do want it tight You don’t want this particular part of the hat to be sloppy. Nobody likes a sloppy hat- haha. So what we’re going to do is that I just committed that I’m just going to be on
the top of the rib so that was one and I want to count to five – so you have to
use five fingers for that- so just grab the hook and go into the to the ridge
just like see – so I’m good – I went right into the middle of the next one so that was two. I know you feel an episode
of Sesame Street coming on you might – so let’s go into the next one again it’s a ridge yeah I’m gettin’ it – that that’s fine and now we’re going to go in for another
one the next one for 4 and then we’re going to do another one for 5. So I want you to go all the way to around the brim keeping it in groups of five and at the end I’m going to show
you how to be able to add or subtract stitches in order to keep it in groups
of five. So just keep going one- two- three- four- five- one- two- three- four -five. And then I’ll meet you back at the end and I’ll show you how to be able to
manipulate it in order to keep the pattern consistent for you. So as promised I’ve come all the way
back around and my next stitch is 40 but look at this – I actually have two stitches left. So
what I can do to manipulate this pattern for me is that I can do a two together
so I could just go into the one stitch and pull through and pull two and hold- and then go into the
next one go through pull through two and hold- and then I can make that one of
those two stitches into one. And it actually makes a lot of sense if you can
do that and then i just joined to the top of the chain 3. The chain 3 never
counts as any one of these stitches, but it comes together just like so. So for example – say you came around and say you had three stitches left that you have to do in order to keep it in the
sets of five what I would have done is that I would
have double crocheted into the three but I would have slammed in 2 extra
stitches somewhere in the last section here in order to make it work, because
that’s what I did here with the hat and you really cannot tell that I did that. So in this part of the tutorial for
right at the brim you can actually do a great job of faking it in order to get the pattern to work for
you. In order to make it really kind of consistent. So it’s a really kind of a
cool tip. So let’s move along we’re going to dissect some of the diagram now and I’m going to show you how to play with some of the back loops – ooh sorry at the back post and the front post next. We’re gonna start doing round number two and we’re now going to start doing the front post and the back post in order to
create this this line – just like you see – you see
nice beautiful texture just like this. Isn’t that fabulous? And basically I took a
highlighter and just highlighted it so it’s very clear to me what I need to do
it’s easier to follow follow it off camera -anyway that you can’t see, but you can do this with the pattern to in order for you to be really kind of successful. So what we’re going to do is – that the
first 3 stitches are going to be front post double crochet and then the
next 2 are back post double crochet and then there’s going to be 3 front
post double crochet – and then 2 back post double crochet. So because what’s
3 + 2 ? That’s right it’s 5. So I told you to keep it in sets of five or
groups of five when we were just doing what we’re doing and because of that the
next round will always work out because you’ve been keeping them in groups of
five. So this basically the round number 1.
that we’ve already done. If you got that in you were the
successful with that the rest of this pattern is going to whip off really
amazing the amazingly in your hand and you’re going to love this pattern
because it’s going to be very very easy to follow. So let’s move on to round number 2, next. Let’s move on to round number 2 and remember what I said the chain 3
never counts as a stitch within this entire project, it’s a building chain and that’s what
I’m going to call it. And that’s what I’m going to refer to it from the rest on … so if I’m saying a building chain exactly that’s what is just a building
chain. Please do not count as a stitch. Let’s chain 3 now. So one, two and three
and as per the diagram it said to do 3 front post double crochet and then
2 back post double crochet. So what we’re going to do is that we’re
just going to get the first stitch so don’t count this chain 3 is anything and
just a front post double crochet into the next three – so one ah-ah two and three okay there we go. And remember if you’re ever looking for crochet tutorial tips on different stitches of course we have those here on our youtube channel as well. And the next 2 are back post so we’re going to wrap
the hook and going to the back post for the next 2 back post double crochet- I
should say. and we’re going to do that so that’s the
repeat pattern for this entire round and you were going to continue to that so
let’s just review that one more time. So we’re going to do front of front post double crochet for the next 3 so 1, 2 and 3,- and then we’re going to go for the
back post double crochet for 2 and I want to continue that same pattern and going all the way around. And when I come back we’ll just show you where the fasten off with a slip stitch or fast- or where to join with a slip stitch and then we’re
going to move on and then we’re going to start seeing the spiral effect taking
effect on the project as well. So continue that, I’ll see you in just a
moment. So I’m finishing up around number 2
and there will be finishing up with two back post double crochet and then we’rejust going to join it to the top of the chain three. So at this point I need you
to review this particular row- you need to make sure that there is two
back post double crochet and then three front post double crochet evenly all the
way around this round here if you mess this up the rest of your pattern will
not be consistent. So it’s really critical at this point that this part of
your hat will actually be done properly because all of the texture now starts
revolving and more of a spiral effect once you go
beyond this row. So let’s move on to round number 3.
Round number 3, remember we’re doing the building chain we’ve already
discussed that- so it’s just a chained three. So this time what we’re going to do is
that we’re going to shift all of the stitches towards this hand that you see
here – ok – right here and basically I’m having
you shift over by one. So basically you’re always going to have
a group of five stitches there’s always going to be three front post double
crochet and there’s always going to be two. So if you’re going to shift over by one-
it means that the very first one will be a back post double crochet and if you
look at the pattern that’s true too. So the first one is a back post double
crochet and if you can understand how it’s shifting over by one the rest of
this pattern will totally make sense to you because you’re you’re seeing how
it’s coming together. So the next three will be a front post
double crochet. So that is number two of the three. So the third one right here is actually
in the back right now but we’re going to go forward, so we’re just going to use
this as a front post this time to put forward and this is what creates that
spiraling effect of the textures. The next two are going to be back post
double crochets so the one is already in the back okay, which makes sense.
Because we have only shifted over by one and there was two in a row and the next
one here you see it’s in the front but this time it’s going to be in the back
because we’ve shifted over by one. So let’s review that one more time so we’re going to go the next three are
front post double crochet, so that was two – and going for the third – so the third one is in the back section here but we’re going to pull it forward this time
because it’s going to be a front this time and then the next two are back post double crochet. So I want you to continue to keep that patterning going the same
all the way around and when we come back we’ll do the slip stitch- and then movie onto round number 4. So I’m finishing up round number 3
and we want to keep the patterning consistent- so the next one that got two
stitches left so the next one is just a front post double crochet and the final
is just one back post double crochet so the last.. uh round we had round number two we had we ended with two back post double crochet well this time it’s only one
because everything is shifting over. So if you can understand that you can
actually kind of figure out how to change things if you really really
wanted to. So once you have that done you’re just
going to join to the top of the chain 3 with a slip stitch just like that and
then you can move on. So let’s begin round number 4 next.
Let’s begin round number 4. Round number 4 – let’s start on our building chains
just like so- and again everything is shifting over by one. So the first two are going to be a back
post double crochet and if you look at the pattern you will totally agree with
that as well. So you can really kind of see – so you do really have to keep an eye on your row counts in order to have the hat sized properly for you. But in this process right now you’re
just more paying attention to where the texture is and how to match it. So the next three- because we’ve just
done two back post double crochet the next three are going to be front post double
crochet ok so the next one there’s one more and
it’s in the back right now but we’re going to pull it forward and that
creates that shifting look and then the next two our back post double crochet ok so continue that same pattern and
going all the way around just with three front post double
crochet next and then two back post double crochet after that and I’ll see
you back and we’ll finish up around number four together. So I’m finishing up around number four and round number four will then have threefront post double crochet is as my final. Which makes sense because the first two that we started with were back post double crochet. So you see that so this is the building
chain we’re just going to join to the top of that with a slip stitch and move
on to round number 5. Round number 5 – we’re going to start off by
changing 3 – this is the building chain- and so we have two back post double
crochet and three front post double crochet here and we’re shifting over by
one. So this means the first one is going to be a front post double crochet this
time and that’s what it says in the pattern as well and then the next two are
back post double crochet ok so these are back post double crochet
for these two and then the next three or front post
double crochets. 1-2 and the third one is the one in the back here – it’s coming
forward this time – and then the next two are back post. So continue that same
pattern and going all the way around for round number 5. Coming up to the end of round number 5
you only have two stitches left and those are 2 -1 front post double crochet
into each of those two – and that makes sense because we started off with just
one on the other side before going into two back post over here. Let’s just join us again to the top of
the chain 3 and let’s move on to round number 6. So round number 6 is going to start
off with chaining of three – and again we look at the pattern and it has actually
we have two front post double crochet to go in because we only have one right now we’re shifting over one -so that our first two are going to be front post
double crochet only- and then the next two our back post double crochet and I want
to explain something in just a moment here I just want to get beyond this step. So two back post double crochet so then
you continue to repeat that patterning of front post double crochet for 3 and
then 2 back post double crochet. So in the pattern that we have is, that I
to show you something. And so in the pattern today that we have
repeats rounds from two all the way to six – so we have to do to again all the
way to number six. Number six we have to finish off like this in order to do the
top so 1- 2 & 3 is the top of the finishing the hat so there’s only three
rounds to do in order to do the closure of the top of the hat. So once we get
beyond this level 6 we need to go all the way back to two and I’m going to
have you do – 2 to 6 all the way again you can either reverse the video or just
look at the patterning and just come and do it again and then we’re going to come
back and then we’re going to do the top of the hat. So this time just continue to go around – I’ll show you how to slip stitch again – and then you can repeats from two to six on your own. So just finishing up around number 6
and I’m continuing the pattern as normal- and I’m finishing up with one front post
double crochet and just this is the last one right here and that makes sense
because the first two and then and when we started work front
post double crochet over here. So I’m we’re going to just join with a slip
stitch so I need you to go back to round number 2 and do rounds number 2 to
6 – one more time and then we’re going to come back and then we’re going
to do a round number 1, 2, and 3 for the top of the hat after that – so now I’ve repeated all the
way from two to six one more time and so now I have the whole length and now it’s
just three more rounds in order for me to finish off. To be quite transparent
with you – I do have some loose ends here- and I just changed my yarn ball
over and that’s why you see that so you probably will not have that. I cut my
yarn so I had that. So I’m going to start off and we’re
going to start off just I’m just joining it right now – that doesn’t include it in the tutorial
so let’s start off with round number 1 of the closure -and there’s three rounds all together. The top of the hat consists of keeping
that spiraling effect continuing – but we’re actually going to start removing
out some stitches every now and then in order to create that top of the hat- so what we’re going to do is we’re going to start off by chaining of 3 – so 1, 2 & 3 that’s your building chain as normal and
the first three are going to be a front post double crochet -so you right now you have two in there from around number 6. So we’re going to put in there is going
to be three this time to keep that spiraling moving so one and two and three and in this particular one we
want to skip the next back post double crochet and we want to do a back post
double crochet around the next one- ok, so we’re going to skip this one right
here – you can just go to the second one over. So we’re going to be eliminating out a
stitch. okay so here’s the repeat pattern – so the next three are going to be front
post double crochet – one, two, and three- we skip the next stitch, which is a back post and we back post the second one over, ok – so continue that same pattern and
going all the way around. Let’s review one more time- so we just finished a back
post so the next one is a three front post double crochet in a row. Ok – we skip the next one ,which is a back
post and back post the second one over so this is the very last time we are
never going to do back post in this entire project- in this particular round.
Do continue that same thing going all the way around soIi’m continuing that
same pattern in going all the way around and I just want to be just matching
exactly what I’m supposed to do here. Ok, so I’m just finishing up three umm
front post double crochets and then I’m skipping one and then back post crochet
and the other. So this loose end – don’t worry about it,
you will not probably have that on yours. Ok and now I’ve just — so I skipped
one on back post double crochet in the next one and then here is to chain 3 we’re just going to join it to the top
of the chain 3- so that concludes round number 1 and you can see that it’s
actually come more narrow now- it’s a kind of subtle at this point but now
that you’ve eliminated a stitch it’s going to get faster and faster. Let’s move on to round number 2, of the final. So round number 2 is very, very easy. We’re just going to do our chain 3 -or building chains- and then basically every front
post double crochet is going to get a front post double crochet and we’re
going to skip over the back post double crochet is this time. So this front post double crochet into
the next three this allows the pattern to maintain its
own self. Ok and we’re going to skip over the back
post double crochet and just immediately just front post double crochet the next
three front post double crochets and continue to do that all the way around. That’s a very easy around when you come
back around the very last back post double crochet you are skipping over so
you’re just going to once you get your last three in there- you’re just going to slip stitch to the
top of the chain 3 – so that was round number 2. So now it’s even more
narrower at the top just like you see here. So let’s move on to the final round and then we’re going to be playing with finishing this off and then doing the
pom-pom next. Let’s do the final round we’re going to chain up three one two
and three and we’re going to front post double crochet the first two front post
double crochets -here and then we’re going to skip over the next one – ok ok – so we’re going to skip over the next one and jump over to the next one.
so they’re kind of in groups of three already. And so you kind of skipping the last one of the group of three for each one- ok -so once you get two in there skip and
then here’s your next group of three so you’re only doing the first two only.
Ok continue that all the way around. When you get all the way back around
you’re skipping the last front post double crochet, because you’ve already
got the two in there and you’re just going to join it at the top of the chain
3. So that concludes on the actual written
instructions and you’ll notice that you’ll have a hole in the top so what I want to do is cut about a
two-foot string or strand with the yarn at this point and get a darning needle –
and just pull this through – so pull that strand all the way through
and then we’re going to be right back and I’m going to show you how to close
this off properly. So the next part of this tutorial is that I want you to put
that string on a really wide-eyed darning needle and get all of the
plies through it like so – and what I want to do is that I want to go in a
clockwise motion – so if you’re left-handed you go in a
counterclockwise thing and I want you to just slip your hook or your needle
through some stitches so you’re basically just going to going
through almost every stitch like so and what we’re doing here is
that we’re going to just do like a clothesline and pull it tight and it
will close off the top of the hat. Ok- so once I get all of them done I’m
just going to pull and have the hole in here and pull it shut. Then what I’m going
to do is I’m going to insert the needle across the way – so directly across – not going to worry
about that and then I’m going to just come back in just a little bit over and
go across again and then just again back in so I kind of go across three times-
and then what I’m going to do is that- I’m just going to tie it. So just going
to go in and insert underneath hook um… or under the needle our needle do a couple
times and what I want to do is put the needle down through the center and just
turn and come make sure it comes inside the hat. So you can see all the joining of the
yarns that I did in the pattern- ok- so I’m coming inside and what I want
to do is I want to tie it so I just want to go under a few fibers on the inside
of the hat and tie it of.f And then just add the very end I just go
in and I just weave it in a few extra more fibers and then I can safely trim
that and i know it will never come out. I can also trim off my other yarns that
have also been carrying through every time I changed yarns. Ok – so now we have to move to the pom -pom, so
this is what the hat looks like right now without the pom-pom. I just think the pom-pom is a really
nice final touch. Ok – you’re kind of really see the texture
but let’s do a pompom next. So what I want to do is put the pattern
is that I want to hold my hand like so and I want to wrap – kind of loosely don’t
take any pressure out of your hands –
and just loosely and count to 100. So this is 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8, 9 and 10. So just continue to wrap your hand just
kind of use this part of your hand this whole section – right there – and just
continue to wrap until you get to 100. And then I’ll meet you back here in just
a moment. So now I have a hundred revolutions on my hand and I want to take the scissors and I want to cut – so I don’t want to
remove it off the hand yet – and I want to just take this yarn and just cut it, like
so and I want to just take this yarn and just kind of just a cut a generous
length, ok – kind of using two hands here and just
kind of pushing it around ok. So what I want to do at this point is that I want to carefully take it off my hand. I’m just going to carefully take it – now
I’m really kind of nervous about this whole part of the tutorial- and I’m just
going to rest it down – like so. So I’m going to put my yarn down just
like so – and it’s as approximately in the middle ok – and I want to take this yarn and I
want to just tie it. So just be very gentle about this and just pull pull
pull pull pull pull keep pulling as hard as you can
without breaking this yarn. This yarn is relatively strong and then if you got a
second person in the room that can put their finger down on the knot – we’re
laughing – but what I did for myself is that because I’m only one person and I
don’t want to bug Daniel is this I actually put two strings around this
so this is just one of two. Ok so that’s one of two – so I’m going to
grab this again and do a second string because the first string kind of is
your determining on how tight you can possibly get it with that but with the second
string you can get an even tighter. And I’m making sure all of the strands
are organized- I don’t have any crossovers ok and I want to take the string and I want
to tie it again and I find I can get a bit tighter with the second string. The more tighter you can get it the more
of —- of the look of the pom-pom be. Now I originally thought 100
revolutions around your hand is quite generous but then the pom-pom is pretty big. Ok, so now what I want to do is – that I
want to take my scissors and this takes a bit of time is that I want to ram my
scissors in all the loops- okay – so I want to just kind of organize
myself and using my scissors just going in and just start cutting. Ok. So you’re going to have smaller strings
that were in close to where your hand was and the larger strings are going to
be out toward the outside of your hand. as the as it was doing it – so you’re
going to have different lengths in here you just want to make sure there is no
loops – so I just kind of like to put my scissors if it stops it means that
there’s a loop -for the most part. Once you get one side done to turn it
over and do the other side. Again stay toward the one outside as well- so what
I’m saying is don’t go over here. Now I like my pom-poms if I’m going to have a homemade hat I
like my pom-poms to be unorganized and somewhat homemade looking so it gives me
that you know – that there’s nothing better than homemade- I’m sorry. And so I’m just looking for any loops
that are not cut and of course any fibers that are really out of whack – you can trim off the later. Now the
larger ones are where I tied and basically you can just kind of hold it
up and just kind of see what needs to be trimmed out. Just give it a good shake so I’m pretty happy with that. Now if you do a nice tight one just like
the model you have almost a perfect looking one because there’s not enough
fiber to do it but I like my my pom-poms to be a pompom so I like it nice and
generous and thick- just like so. So now let’s attach this to
the hat so taking the long strings I want to use those as the ones that are
coming through so just stick in my hook into the inside of the hat and coming on to the outside- roughly near the middle – and now this
hook is smaller than the one I was using – So that I can get it through the
stitches so I’m going to take at least two strings because I did cut with I did
tie twice – so bring two strings and pull those
through and I’m using my fingers now to kind of pull those remaining through and
now just turn the hat and do the remaining string on the other side of
the center point. So coming on to the other side over here and then that will make
it position itself right into the direct center. so now i’m using my hands to kind of I
got it through So now what I want to do is – I want to
take- I’m grabbing both of them now and I’m pulling it tight. So I’m going to
take this and go toward the inside of the hat and I want to take that string
and just tie it -and I’m going to tie it nice and tight – so it’s right in the
direct center of the hat I’m tying a knot. Ok and then I can trim – if you want to
tie it again you can. and so basically this is my hat. At this
point I have a really nice generous pom pom on the top just like so – and then this is
my success story. So you can see I still have a little bit
of yarn leftover not enough really to do much with it but you can make even more
stuff with it if you wanted too, if you have some extra left over stuff in order
to complete it. So this is how you would do the Stepping Texture Hat and it’s a
really great free pattern as well. Until next time I am Mikey on behalf of
Yarnspirations as well The Crochet Crowd.com

99 thoughts on “Crochet Stepping Texture Hat

  1. Hello! i made this hat and i love it! but i was wondering if you could post a video of a scarf in the same patterns. i tried to Think how to make one but i am not that experienced. Thank you!!

  2. I think I will try this. your video is very clear and easy to understand and see, you go slow enough for People to see what your doing.

  3. I just finished this hat and absolutely love it! Thank you for the tutorial, it is very well made and easy to follow. I used red heart soft essentials because the store I went to didn't carry bernat and it turned out looking the same. As an added bonus I only had to use one skein so I now have an extra to make this hat again!

  4. What if I messed up and didn't do it in sets of five? Can I tweak it to where it's not noticeable? I don't want to unravel everything!
    THANKS!

  5. Hi…thanks for this tutorial. I followed everything but my hat is way too tall! Doing the second round of 2-6 again was a little much for my hat. What's a way to shorten it that you would recommend? Thanks

  6. MIKE the pattern i have i copied of your site row 3 it says 1 dcbp instead of 2 also 4 5 rows are different from your vidio tks

  7. This is a great tutorial and super-duper easy. I used Loops & Threads Barcelona with an 8mm/L hook and stopped after 8 rows (after the initial DC row). It's the perfect consistency and perfect height.

  8. Strike my question, lol. I see u said keep measuring head which my grandson is 19" around. I was thinking 18" maybe? Or maybe just do 19. I was doing a different pattern and nope, too small, tried another, nope too big but now I've seen this pattern and love it but I don't want to rip apart again. I don't know what my problem is this fall, normally I'm banging out the hats! Now I have a granddaughter which her head is just 2" smaller than her brothers, strange.

  9. Don't waste your time with this one..unless you want a hat that just sits atop your head- the only part that fits is the brim!! Fun to make.. but who wants to wear it? It's actually just like the photo, didn't like it at all!

  10. Thx just pickin up after years of no be
    What is best economical yarn to buy fir hats
    Blankets iv already done wanna donthesecand head bands fir girls

  11. Can you suggest how to adapt the woman's size pattern for a baby (not newborn)? Love the pattern and would like to work it for the grandchild. Thanks for all you do!

  12. Question… could the bottom of this hat be made a little wider and used for example the bottom of a sweater? It does give this ribbed look?

  13. I really loved this pattern. However, I noticed that I had to repeat rows 2 through 6 3 times when you only repeat 2 times the hats seems a bit short for an adult.

  14. I'm using a 5.5 size hook and having issues with the gauge, once I get the brim to the 21 inches, it would take way more than 40 double crochet to go around the brim.  is there a key number to ensure the pattern stays?

  15. Also….I made the pom as you did, wrapping around my hand but when finished, I ran a piece of yarn underneath and up through my fingers and around the top, then tied it loosely before I took it off of my hand. Then tightened it up. Less chance of it falling apart when removing it from my hand.

  16. i’ve tried to make this hat at least 3 times already but every time i get to the fourth row it starts to shrink and doesn’t fit anymore.. anyone know what i’m doing wrong??

  17. Mikey you are superb. You make evne the difficult stitch very easy. I hate making hats as it never comes perfect. But seeing this video, first time my hat came out perfect. I will also add photo. Thank you 😃

  18. How can we make it not so tall/long? I tried just stopping early and it became awkwardly bulky, but i didn't need it to be so slouchy

    Also… What other hats can be made with thick yarn?

  19. Very nice pattern and the tutorial was fantastic. I just wanted to know that can I use two different colors for the pattern. I mean how can I use different colors for the front and back post double crochets.

  20. Hi Mikey, Thank you so much for sharing this video 🙂 I'm a beginner "crocheteress" from the UK and found your video very easy and fun to follow especially the explanation of the written pattern + the way you highlighted the chart 🙂 Used two strands of DK yarn and a size 6mm and before sewing in the top of the hat, made the pom pom and thread it through before completely tightening the closure.

  21. Thanks for the video, I have made this hat many times. Everyone’s favorite.
    I have also tried 3 fpdc then 3 Bpdc, it’s just as amazing . You can do this hat in any size yarn and hook because your starting wit a brim you make to fit your head.

  22. Hi Mikey, I'm a new corecheter here hehee.. How if at the second row I count less front post dc (2 fpdc then in the end of the second row I have 1 fpdc), instead of adding back post dc (like you do)? I can just continue it as long as I consistent, right? I reach 4 row and got a little bit shocked because wong count it. LoL…

  23. Loved working this (stepping texture) hat,at 1st seemed very hard and confusing,but once u get started and keep going,nothing to it.thanx!

  24. Thanks for using light colored yarn.  It is sooooo much easier for many of us to see!  Excellent job as usual.

  25. Your videos are amazing and so helpful, thanks to the video I’m 3 quarters done with making my first crochet hat for my 1 year old. I was nervous about doing it as I had to adjust the size but you made it so simple to follow that it was so easy 😊

  26. i am doin this with reg size yarn the last 3 rows in back post2 togehter skipping made to big of a gap i hope it works out

  27. Going to the store to buy Bernat Softee Chunky for the first time to make this hat! It looks great and the tutorial is clear – thanks for sharing another great tutorial! Keep them coming!

  28. Mikey great video. I want to do this pattern, but I cannot find Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn. Do you have any recommendations for a substitute yarn that I can use? I was think about Bernat Blanket Yarn.

  29. I must be dumb cuz I can't make this work! I did it 4 times now and it's still not getting the patter to work for me. So I'm going to blame it on your instructions.

  30. I was trying to do this pattern from the written pattern from Yanspirations and they didn’t mention anything about chain 1 in the brim portion. I thought I was going nuts….until I found the video, which helped fix the error on the written pattern. Whew.

  31. So I made this pattern a few days ago. The hat is gorgeous, but VERY slouchy. It's fine. I really like it, but it came out looking so much longer than in the picture. I followed the pattern exactly as written, with a repeat of the rows as stated.

  32. I have tried this pattern several times and love it…but…I find that the brim part of it has no give and take, meaning that when I put it on it stretches out but never back in. So I have to weave in invisible stretchy thread in the brim so that the hat will stay fitting snug and stay on my head. Is there some way to avoid this extra step? I was thinking of knitting the brim and then following the rest of the crochet pattern but I'm not fond of knitting and would rather just crochet the whole thing. Any advice? Thanks!

  33. https://youtu.be/e0d_nUEa_7w is there a source for these stitches on this video that I have pasted here in English or a book

  34. Hey Mikey I just made this hat like last week and I was wondering if you had a pattern for a matching scarf and I want to say thank you once again for your videos I really enjoy your tutorials you always do a wonderful job

  35. I have devided 5 parts at the beginning of making brim and instead of 2 left at last…I had 4 left🤔😔 how could i manage it ? Could you please help me I? I really like to make it but … I don't know what to do

  36. Is anyone else having the problem of your slip stitching rows on your ribbing part getting more narrow as you go up, I have started it over like 4 times and it is still doing it, and I’m not pulling too hard or anything , at first I was, but then realized what I was doing and stopped, so I can’t figure it out! Can anyone shed some light on my problem?

  37. Mikey, thanks so much for this video! The pattern doesn't say to Ch1 in the 2nd row for the ribbing and it had me going crazy so I am so glad you made this video! please have them fix the pattern! thanks again! I'm a big fan of yours!

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