How to Crochet a Raffia Hat

Raffia is one of the biggest trends with summer so make sure you stand out with this brilliant summer beach hat pattern from @make.e

You Will Need

Hobby craft straw raffia reel 30m (Sm – 9 balls, M – 10 balls, L – 11 balls)

4mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle to sew in the ends.

Abbreviations

ML = magic loop

ch = chain

ss = slip stitch

dc = double crochet

htr = half treble crochet

BPdc = back post double crochet

tr = treble crochet

How To Make

Sizing: This hat can be made in 3 sizes, SMALL = up to 54cm head circumference, MEDIUM = up to 57cm head circumference, LARGE = up to 60cm head circumference.

 

Pattern notes: This pattern is worked in the round, there are 3 size options when you come to the brim follow the size you have chosen to make e.g. S(M/L). Always ss into top of 1st stitch in round to join unless the pattern specifies otherwise. You will need to use many balls of raffia, to join a new ball, start your stitch then add in your new ball to finish the stitch off the same as you would with changing colour.

 

Round 1: ML, ch1, work 8 htr into the loop, close the loop and ss to top of 1st htr to join (8)

 

Round 2: ch1, 2htr into each st round, ss to join. (16)

 

Round 3: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next, repeat (2htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (24)

 

Round 4: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 2 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (32)

 

Round 5: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 3 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (40)

 

Round 6: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 4 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (48)

 

Round 7: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 5 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (56)

 

Round 8: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 6 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (64)

 

Round 9: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 7 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (72)

If you are making the SMALL size hat move onto round 12. MEDIUM and LARGE sizes continue on.

 

Round 10: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 8 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (80)

If you are making the MEDIUM size hat move onto round 12. LARGE size continue.

 

Round 11: ch1, 2htr in first st, 1 htr in the next 9 sts, repeat (2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr) round, ss to join (88)

 

ALL SIZES:

Round 12 – 13: ch1, 1htr in each st round, ss to join. (72/80/88)

 

Round 14 – 16: ch2, 1tr in each st round, ss to join (72/80/88)

 

Round 17: ch1, 1htr in each st round, ss to join (72/80/88)

 

Round 18: ch1, 1dc in each st round, ss to join. (72/80/88)

 

BRIM:

Round 1: ch1, 1dc in first st, work 1BPdc in the same stitch, 1BPdc into next 7(8/9)sts round, repeat (1dc, 1BPdc in same st, 1BPdc in next 7(8/9) sts) round. Ss to join. (80/88/96)

 

Round 2: ch1, *2htr in 1st st, 1htr in next 9(10/11) sts. repeat from * round Ss to join. (88/96/104)

 

Round 3: ch1, *1htr in next 10(11/12) sts, 2htr in next st, repeat from * round. Ss to join. (96/104/112)

 

Round 4: ch1, *2htr in 1st st, 1htr in next 11(12/13) sts. repeat from * round .Ss to join. (104/112/120)

 

Round 5: ch2, *2tr in first st, 1tr in next 12(13/14) sts. Repeat from * round. Ss to join. (112/120/128)

 

Round 6: ch1, *2dc in first st, 1dc in next 13(14/15) sts. Repeat from * round. Ss to join. (120/128/136)

 

Round 7: ch1, *1dc in first 7(8/9) sts, 2dc in the next st, 1dc in next 14(15/16) sts, 2dc in next st, repeat from *, end with 1dc in last 7sts. Ss to join (128/136/144)

 

Round 8: ch1, *2dc in first st, 1dc in the next 15(16/17), repeat from * round, ss to join. (136/144/152)

 

Round 9: ch1, *1dc in next 16(17/18) sts, 2dc in the next st, repeat from * round, ss to join. (144/152/160)

 

Round 10: ch1, *1dc in first 7(8/9) sts, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 17(18/19) sts, repeat from * round, end on 1dc in last 10 sts. Ss to join. (152/160/168)

 

Round 11: ch1, *1dc in first 9(10/11) sts, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 18(19/20) sts, repeat from * round end on 1dc in last 9dc. Ss to join. (160/168/176)

 

Round 12: turn, ss in each st round, cast off on last stitch, use darning needle to weave in the ends and join the round. Weave in all the ends.

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