The Professional Hat
This cap is based on the red cap from the movie “The Professional”. However, I have changed my original pattern a bit (added a row of shells) in order to make it longer. To obtain a more movie-consistent cap, omit one row of shells. In order to make the hat more like a beanie in length, add two rows of shells.
This hat is a companion to the Shelly Scarf.
- About 150 yds worsted weight yarn
- Size K/10.5 hook (6.5 mm)
- Yarn needle
To fit 20-21” or an average adult woman
13 sc and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm)
Ch 4, sl st in first ch to join (note: you can also start with a magic ring).
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring, sl st in first sc to join – 6 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join – 12 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 18 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 24 sc.
Round 5: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 30 sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 36 sc.
Round 7: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 42 sc.
Round 8: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 6 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 48 sc.
Round 9: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 54 sc.
Round 10: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 8 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 60 sc.
Now you should have a hexagon measuring about 6” across. If your hexagon is too big, unravel a row or two. If it’s a little bit too small, add a row or two. If it’s way too small, then start over with a bigger hook and concentrate on keeping your tension looser.
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st (1 shell made); rep from * around, ending sk last 2 sts, dc in first st of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join — 20 shells.
Rounds 12-13: Ch 3, dc in same st. *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in center dc of next shell; rep from * around, ending with dc in first st of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join.
Rounds 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc to join — 60 sc.
Finish off. Weave in ends.
If you use this pattern to make a Professional Hat, please post a link to your blog entry or your photo in the comments. I’d love to see it!
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I have been following this pattern but my hat is flat and is not scrunched in. The pattern of it looks right but its just flat like a pancake. What am I doing wrong?
It definitely went wrong when I began the shell section. I am a bit confused by the direction
Have you gotten to the edge part yet? If not, keep going. If so, your tension might be different than mine and maybe you need to do fewer of the shells in order to make it work for you.
Love your work…Going to try your patterns. Keep me in the loop!
Love the pattern and I will be posting pictures and a link to your page on Ravelry.com. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Hi! I want u to know that I found ur pattern on crochet pattern central I love the way it looked but I didnt think I could make a scarf because alls I crochet is afghans and thats it. But I took a jab at this pattern and it came out nice I made one for my daughter and 2 more for my daughters friends and they loved it my apartment complex dose this thing on christmas day where u donate items to childrem for christmas I hope u dont mind that I crochet a bunch up for christmas next year and give them to my apartments to give them as gifts to the children who cant have a christmas I thought I schould ask u first because it is ur pattern. I’m also giveing a jab at the skirt I hope it looks good. I put the pitcures of the scarves I made on myspace were I have an account there with ur link under neath the picture. this is the account u can find the picture of the scarf at just click on my pics and it will show up there. http://www.myspace.com/gothicangel256 I want to thank u again for shareing ur patterns I really enjoyed makeing them and they are great keep up the great work your fellow crocheter Denise tc bye bye for now.
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