Crochet Rochelle: Rumpelstiltskin Drawstring Hat

Friday, March 6, 2020

Rumpelstiltskin Drawstring Hat

Inspired by Sara’s headband pattern over at RepeatCrafterMe - I came up with a drawstring hat with a soft, cozy texture perfect for chilly days. PomPoms optional!

*The griddle stitch is an alternating pattern between SC and DC. Make SC stitches in DC stitches from previous row, then DC in the SC from previous row. Each row should always start with a SC and end with a DC, Chain 1 and turn.

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Sizes: Newborn - Adult

(Hat  Circumference x Hat Height)
0-3 months: 12”x 4”
3-6 months: 14”x 5”
6-12 months: 16”x 6”
Toddler/1-3 years: 17”x 6.5”
PreK/3-5 years: 18”x 7”
Child/6-10 years: 19”x 7.5”
Adult S/Teen: 20”x 8”
Adult M: 21”x 8.5”
Adult L: 22”x 9”
Adult XL: 23”x 9.5”

Skill Level: Easy

Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle

Hook size: J/6.00mm

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST = stitch
6 stitches = 2" across
5 rows = 2" height

Special Notes:
Dimensions are based on averages, (Circumference x Height).
Measure the intended noggin (around the head just over the ears) for an ideal fit.
End on DC stitch throughout pattern.

Pattern Instructions:
Adult Medium
Row 1: Chain 62+1, SC in second chain from hook, DC in next chain, *(SC, DC) repeat across to end of chains, Chain 1, turn. (62 stitches)
Row 2: SC in first stitch, DC in next, *(SC,DC) repeat across to end of row, Chain 1, turn. (62 stitches)
Row 3 - 26: Repeat Row 2. Or...
Continue to repeat Row 2 until you have reached desired length.

Refer to the guide below for various size options. Replace the “Chain xx+1” in Row 1 with your respective size for number of stitches and rows.

Pattern Guide:
(Stitches x Rows)
0-3 months: 36+1 stitches, 12 rows
3-6 months: 42+1 stitches, 14 rows
6-12 months: 48+1 stitches, 16 rows
Toddler/1-3 years: 50+1 stitches, 18 rows
PreK/3-5 years: 54+1 stitches, 20 rows
Child/6-10 years: 56+1 stitches, 22 rows
Teen/Adult S: 60+1 stitches, 24 rows
Adult M: 62+1 stitches, 26 rows
Adult L/XL: 64+1 stitches, 28 rows

You should now have a rectangle shaped piece of fabric. Fold in half and sew up the side of your hat with a tapestry needle and yarn. Align edges with care as you sew - sometimes the fabric can get off a row as you sew.

To finish and “cinch” up the top of your hat: crochet a chain the same length as your starting chain based on pattern guide. (For example, I chained 62 for the hat pictured, the same size as my starting chain for the pattern above.) Leave an extra long tail at each end of your chain to attach pompoms if desired. This also makes feeding the chain through the first row at top of hat easier.

Feed the chain in and out of stitches in Row 1 of your hat all the way around until they meet. Draw both ends together snug, cinching up the top of the hat closed. Now you can tie a knot or bow with the chain to secure the hat closed. Or you may want to add pompoms as a cute little accent.

I created my hat to fit my head with a bit of give because I don’t like them super tight. Using a J hook in this pattern will give your fabric gentle ease. Please keep in mind that I tend to crochet a bit loosely, so you may need to adjust your hook size down or decrease stitch count to obtain the desired hat size. I have calculated sizes based on average head measurements.

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COPYRIGHT: This pattern and associated images are protected by copyright for © 2015-2019 Crochet Rochelle and may not be duplicated or sold. PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL PATTERN. This pattern may be printed for the personal use of the purchaser only, and may not in any form be reproduced or distributed, in part or in whole, through any venue, electronic or otherwise. You MAY sell finished PRODUCTS from this pattern and I would so appreciate a mention or link as the source of the pattern. Many hours of creating, design and love goes into each pattern. Please respect my efforts.

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