Golden Winter Cap – Free Crochet Pattern!

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I have been designing patterns for about two years now and I have never designed a hat! This one is the first hat pattern on my blog and I am so excited to share it with you πŸ™‚ The Golden Winter Cap is designed by Ratna from Srishti Designs and you can check out her other patterns in her Ravelry and LoveCrafts stores and you can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

** All the pictures in this blog post are provided by Ratna

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Meet the designer

Hi, I am Ratna, a person in love with life; more so being a cancer survivor. I have always been fascinated and attracted by colors, shapes & patterns in everyday life, be it in the midst of nature, or shopping for fruits and vegetables in the local market. I have been interested in all sorts of arts and crafts since childhood and tried my hand at many things such as drawing , painting, embroidery, stitching, etc. Though Origami was very interesting and challenging, I couldn’t really get the satisfaction of creating something of my own. After starting to crochet a few years back, I finally found my calling. I started with crocheting random patterns from my imagination which then led to getting interested in writing patterns.

Inspiration for the pattern

For this pattern my inspiration was the king of fruits – the Alphonso mango. My thought process went like this:
What I love about Summers -> Mango of course -> which represents warmth -> Motif / Paisley -> a design using it, something that provides warmth during cold winters -> Yessss!!! A Cowl -> less yarn on hand due to lockdown -> Better option a Cap!

About the pattern and the yarn

The Golden Winter Cap is made using the Mosaic crochet technique and comes in 2 sizes. I used Red Heart With Love Metallic Yarn, 1 ball each of Red and Blue to make 2 caps, 1 of each size. You could use any Aran weight yarn for this project.

Pattern

This pattern is available for free on the KnitterKnotter blog. I would love to see your projects on Instagram! Tag your posts with:
@knitterknotter #knitterknotter @srishtidesign #srishtidesigns

The ad-free PDF version of this pattern comes with written instructions. A cowl pattern that matches this cap will follow and you will be able to find it in Ratna’s shops soon.

** Ratna is offering this pattern at a 20% discount on Ravelry until October 4th, 2020. Use the code GWC2020 or click here to get the discount. **

Purchase PDF from Ravelry

What you will need (with clickable affiliate links)

  1. Aran weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors – Approximately 100 yards / 90 meters / 65 grams of each color. Caps in the pic above are crocheted using Red Heart With Love Metallic Yarn.
  2. 5.5 mm crochet hook
  3. Scissors
  4. Tapestry needle
  5. Stitch markers

Experience level

Intermediate

Sizing

Small (S) – for children: 18” x 7.5” (fits head circumference up to 20″)
Medium(M) – for adults: 21” x 8.5” (fits head circumference up to 23″)

Abbreviations

  1. BLO – Back Loop Only
  2. CH – Chain
  3. DC – Double crochet
  4. FLO – Front Loop Only
  5. SC – Single Crochet
  6. SLST – Slip Stitch
  7. ST – Stitch
  8. YO – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

  1. FSC – Foundation Single Crochet – CH 2, Insert hook in 1st CH, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through only 1 loop (this will be where the hook will be inserted for forming the next FSC), YO and pull through both loops.
  2. SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 together – Insert hook in specified ST, YO and pull through, insert hook in next stitch, YO and pull through (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops.
  3. DC 2TOG – Double Crochet 2 together – [YO, insert hook in specified ST, YO and pull through, YO and pull through 2 loops] 2 TIMES, YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Gauge

FSC 36, CH 1, SC in same CH and in each of the next 35 CH around. Join to BLO of 1st SC with SLST. Work in BLO of all stitches and place marker in the first SC of every round. CH1, SC in same stitch. SC in all stitches around. Work in continuous rounds without SLST, for 3 more rounds.

Lay the piece flat and measure.
12 stitches = 3.5”
6 rounds of BLO SC = 1.75”

Pattern Notes

  1. The pattern is written in US terms.
  2. The 1st Column of the written pattern mentions the Round number and the Color to be used for that Round.
  3. Pattern Repeats in a round are marked with ** and Round Brackets ( ) in the 2nd Column mention the number of stitches or repeats of the pattern for each size.
    • Example:
      FSC (60, 72) means 60 FSC for Small Size and 72 FSC for Medium Size
      * *(5,6) times means- Repeat instructions between the **, 5 times for Small Size and 6 times Medium Size
  4. The pattern is made in continuous rounds. Hence no SLST at the end of each round and no CH at beginning of round, unless otherwise specified.
  5. Change color at the last YO of the last stitch of each round. For this, the last stitch of the round will be worked in the following manner:
    IF LAST STITCH OF THE ROUND IS SC: INSERT HOOK IN BLO, YARN OVER AND PULL UP LOOP (2 loops on hook now), YARN OVER WITH OTHER COLOR AND PULL THROUGH BOTH LOOPS.
    IF LAST STITCH OF THE ROUND IS DC: YO, INSERT HOOK IN BLO, YARN OVER AND PULL UP LOOP (3 loops on hook now), YARN OVER AND PULL THROUGH 2 LOOPS, YARN OVER WITH OTHER COLOR AND PULL THROUGH REMAINING 2 LOOPS.
  6. Left and right handed instructions are different for this pattern. Make sure you are at the right section while working on this pattern.
  7. When changing colors, DO NOT cut thread or carry it along. Leave it there for use in the next round. All DC’s are made in Front Loop of stitches of same color, 2 rows below and all SC’s are made in Back Loop of stitches previous row.
  8. In Fig 1 below, the white arrow shows the stitch, 2 rows below where DC will be made, which is right below the stitch marked with a Yellow arrow. The next SC will be made in the next stitch (marked with a red arrow) of the previous row.

Instructions (Right handed)

ROUNDPATTERNSTITCH COUNT
FOUNDATION ROW (COLOR A)FSC (60, 72)(60,72) FSC
1 COLOR ANOTE: STARTING FROM THIS ROUND, ALL SC’s WILL BE WORKED IN BLO AND ALL DC’s IN FLO, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.

SWITCH TO OTHER COLOR AT THE END OF EACH ROUND BY WORKING THE LAST STITCH OF THE ROUND IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER: INSERT HOOK IN BLO, YO AND PULL UP LOOP (2 loops on hook now), YO WITH OTHER COLOR AND PULL THROUGH BOTH LOOPS.

CH 1, SC in the last FSC of R1 and in each ST across. Change to Color B.
(60, 72) SC

2 COLOR B
NOTE: STARTING FROM THIS ROUND, PATTERN WILL BE MADE IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS
WITHOUT JOINING WITH A SLST AT THE END OF THE ROUND AND WITHOUT ANY CHAINS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE ROUND, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.

Join both ends by making the first SC in 1st ST of previous Row to form a circle. Check that there is no twist. SC in each ST around.

(60, 72) SC
3 C0LOR ASC in each ST around(60, 72) SC
4 COLOR B3SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC,
*7SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC *(5, 6) times,
4SC
(50,60) SC
(10,12) DC
5 C0LOR A2DC, 2SC, 3DC, 2SC,
*5DC, 2SC,3DC, 2SC *(4,5) times,
3DC
(20,24) SC
(40, 48) DC
6 COLOR B2SC, 1DC, 5SC, 1DC, *5SC, 1DC * (8, 10) times,
3SC
(50, 60) SC
(10, 12) DC
7 COLOR A1DC, 2SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC, 2SC,
*3DC, 2SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC, 2SC * (4,5) times,
2DC
(35, 42) SC
(25, 30) DC

8 COLOR B
1SC, 1DC, 2SC, 1DC, 1SC, 1DC, 2SC, 1DC,
*3SC, 1DC, 2SC,1DC, 1SC, 1DC 2SC, 1DC * (4,5) times, 2SC
(40, 48) SC
(20, 24) DC
9 COLOR A1DC,2SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC, 2SC,
*3DC, 2SC,1DC, 3SC, 1DC, 2SC * (4,5) times, 2DC
(35, 42) SC
(25, 30) DC
10 COLOR B2SC, 1DC, 5SC, 1DC, *5SC, 1DC * (8,10) times,
3SC
(50, 60) SC
(10, 12) DC
11 COLOR A2DC, 2SC, 3DC, 2SC,
*5DC, 2SC, 3DC, 2SC *(4,5) times,
3DC
(20, 24) SC
(40, 48) DC
12 COLOR B3SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC,
*7SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC* (4,5) times,
4SC
(50, 60) SC
(10,12) DC
13 COLOR A3DC, 2SC, 1DC,2SC,
*7DC, 2SC, 1DC, 2SC *(4,5) times
4DC
(20, 24) SC
(40, 48) DC
14 COLOR B4SC, 1DC,1SC,1DC,
*9SC, 1DC, 1SC, 1DC*(4,5) times,
5SC
(50,60) SC
(10, 12) DC
15 COLOR A4DC, 3SC, 2DC, 1SC,
*6DC, 3SC, 2DC, 1SC * (4,5) times, 2DC
(20, 24) SC
(40, 48) DC
16 COLOR B5SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC,
*7SC,1DC, 3SC, 1DC* (4,5) times, 2SC
(50, 60) SC
(10, 12) DC
17 COLOR A*3SC, 2DC, 2SC, 1DC, 2SC, 2DC * (4,5) times(35, 42) SC
(25, 30) DC
18 COLOR B*1DC, 1SC, 1DC, 3SC *(10,12) times(40, 48) SC
(20,24) DC
19 COLOR A*3SC, 3DC * (10, 12) times(30, 36) SC
(30, 36) DC
20 COLOR BSC in each ST around(60,72) SC

CAP CROWN (ADULT) – RIGHT HANDED


ROUND

PATTERN

STITCH COUNT
21 COLOR A*4SC, 1 SC2TOG * 12 times48 SC, 12 SC2TOG
22 COLOR BSC in each ST around. DO NOT CHANGE COLOR60 SC
23 COLOR B*3SC, 1 SC2TOG* 12 times36 SC, 12 SC2TOG
24 COLOR ANOTE: ALL REMAINING ROUNDS WILL BE WORKED IN COLOR A, IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS.

SC in each ST around.
48 SC
25 COLOR A1SC, (PLACE MARKER IN THIS STITCH), 1SC, 1 SC2TOG, *2SC, 1SC2TOG* 11 times24SC, 12SC2TOG
26 COLOR ANOTE: FOR ALL ROUNDS, REPLACE MARKER IN FIRST STITCH.
SC in each ST around.
36 SC
27 COLOR A*1SC, 1 SC2TOG* 12 times12 SC, 12 SC2TOG
28 COLOR ASC2TOG around12 SC2TOG
29 COLOR ASC2TOG around.

Leave enough yarn and cut thread.
With a Tapestry needle, sew all 6 stitches together. Sew in all ends.

The Cap is ready!!!!
6 SC2TOG

CAP CROWN (KIDS) – RIGHT HANDED


ROUND

PATTERN

STITCH COUNT
21 COLOR A*3SC, 1 SC2TOG* 12 times36 SC, 12 SC2OG
22 COLOR BSC in each ST around. DO NOT CHANGE COLOR.48 SC
23 COLOR B*2SC, 1 SC2TOG* 12 times24 SC, 12 SC2OG
24 COLOR ANOTE: ALL REMAINING ROUNDS WILL BE WORKED IN COLOR A, IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS.

*1SC, 1SC2TOG. Repeat from *12 times
12 SC,12 SC2OG
25 COLOR ANOTE: FOR ALL ROUNDS, REPLACE MARKER IN FIRST STITCH.

SC2OG Around
12 S2TOG
26 COLOR ASC2TOG around.
Leave enough yarn and cut thread.
With a Tapestry needle, sew all 6 stitches together. Sew in all ends.

The Cap is ready!!!!
6 SC2TOG

Instructions (Left handed)

ROUNDPATTERNSTITCH COUNT
FOUNDATION ROW (COLOR A)FSC (60, 72)(60,72) FSC
1 COLOR ANOTE: STARTING FROM THIS ROUND, ALL SC’s WILL BE WORKED IN BLO AND ALL DC’s IN FLO, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.

SWITCH TO OTHER COLOR AT THE END OF EACH ROUND BY WORKING THE LAST STITCH OF THE ROUND IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER: INSERT HOOK IN BLO, YO AND PULL UP LOOP (2 loops on hook now), YO WITH OTHER COLOR AND PULL THROUGH BOTH LOOPS.

CH 1, SC in the last FSC of R1 and in each ST across. Change to Color B as specified above.
(60, 72) SC
2 COLOR BNOTE: STARTING FROM THIS ROUND, PATTERN WILL BE MADE IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS WITHOUT JOINING WITH A SLST AT THE END OF THE ROUND AND WITHOUT ANY CHAINS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE ROUND, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Join both ends by making the first SC in 1st ST of previous Row to form a circle. Check that there is no twist. SC in each ST around.
(60, 72) SC
3 C0LOR ASC in each ST around(60, 72) SC
4 COLOR B4SC 1DC 3SC 1DC,
*7SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC *(5, 6) times, 3SC
(50,60) SC
(10,12) DC
5 C0LOR A3DC 2SC 3DC 2SC,
*5DC, 2SC,3DC, 2SC *(4,5) times, 2DC
(20,24) SC
(40, 48) DC
6 COLOR B3SC, 1DC,
*5SC, 1DC * (9,11) times, 2SC
(50, 60) SC
(10, 12) DC
7 COLOR A2DC, 2SC,1DC 3SC, 1DC, 2SC,
*3DC, 2SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC, 2SC * (4,5) times, 1DC
(35, 42) SC
(25, 30) DC
8 COLOR B2SC, 1DC, 2SC 1DC, 1SC, 1DC 2SC, 1DC,
*3SC, 1DC, 2SC,1DC, 1SC, 1DC 2SC, 1DC * (4,5) times, 1SC
(40, 48) SC
(20, 24) DC
9 COLOR A2DC, 2SC,1DC, 3SC, 1DC, 2SC,
*3DC, 2SC,1DC, 3SC, 1DC, 2SC * (4,5) times, 1DC
(35, 42) SC
(25, 30) DC
10 COLORB3SC, 1DC, 5SC, 1DC, *5SC, 1DC * (8,10) times, 2SC(50, 60) SC
(10, 12) DC
11 COLOR A3DC, 2SC, 3DC, 2SC,
*5DC, 2SC, 3DC, 2SC *(4,5) times, 2DC
(20, 24) SC
(40, 48) DC
12 COLOR B4SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC,
*7SC, 1DC, 3SC, 1DC * (4,5) times, 3SC
(50, 60) SC
(10,12) DC
13 COLOR A4DC, 2SC, 1DC, 2SC,
*7DC, 2SC, 1DC, 2SC*(4,5) times 3DC
(20, 24) SC
(40, 48) DC
14 COLOR B5SC, 1DC, 1SC, 1DC,
*9SC, 1DC, 1SC, 1DC *(4,5) times, 4SC
(50,60) SC
(10, 12) DC
15 COLOR A2DC, 1SC, 2DC, 3SC,
*6DC, 1SC, 2DC, 3SC* (4,5) times, 4DC
(20, 24) SC
(40, 48) DC
16 COLOR B2SC,1DC, 3SC, 1DC,
*7SC,1DC, 3SC, 1DC * (4,5) times, 5SC
(50, 60) SC
(10, 12) DC
17 COLOR A*2DC, 2SC, 1DC 2SC, 2DC, 3SC * (5,6) times(35, 42) SC
(25, 30) DC
18 COLOR B*3SC, 1DC, 1SC, 1DC*(10,12) times(40, 48) SC
(20,24) DC
19 COLOR A*3DC, 3SC * (10,12) times(30, 36) SC
(30, 36) DC
20 COLOR BSC in each ST around(60,72) SC

CAP CROWN (ADULT) – LEFT HANDED

ROUNDPATTERNSTITCH COUNT
21 COLOR A*4SC, 1 SC2TOG * 12 times48SC, 12SC2TOG
22 COLOR BSC in each ST around. DO NOT CHANGE COLOR60 SC
23 COLOR B*3SC, 1 SC2TOG* 12 times36 SC, 12 SC2OG
24 COLOR ANOTE: ALL REMAINING ROUNDS WILL BE WORKED IN COLOR A, IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS.

SC in each ST around.
48 SC
25 COLOR A1SC, (PLACE MARKER IN THIS STITCH), 1SC, 1 SC2TOG,24SC, 12SC2TOG
26 COLOR ANOTE: FOR ALL ROUNDS, REPLACE MARKER IN FIRST STITCH.

SC in each ST around
36 SC
27 COLOR A*1SC, 1 SC2TOG* 12 times12 SC, 12 SC2TOG
28 COLOR ASC2TOG around12 SC2TOG
29 COLOR ASC2TOG around.

Leave enough yarn and cut thread. With a Tapestry needle, sew all 6 stitches together. Sew in all ends.

The Cap is ready!!!!
6 SC2TOG

CAP CROWN (KIDS) – LEFT HANDED

ROUNDPATTERNSTITCH COUNT
21 COLOR A*3SC, 1 SC2TOG* 12 times36 SC, 12 SC2OG
22 COLOR BSC in each ST around. DO NOT CHANGE COLOR48 SC
23 COLOR B*2SC, 1 SC2TOG.* 12 times24 SC, 12 SC2OG
24 COLOR ANOTE: ALL REMAINING ROUNDS WILL BE WORKED IN COLOR A, IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS.

*1SC, 1SC2TOG * 12 times
12 SC,12 SC2OG
25 COLOR ANOTE: FOR ALL ROUNDS, REPLACE MARKER IN FIRST STITCH.

SC2OG Around
12 S2TOG
26 COLOR ASC2TOG around.

Leave enough yarn and cut thread. With a Tapestry needle, sew all 6 stitches together. Sew in all ends.

The Cap is ready!!!!
6 SC2TOG

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