Kelpie Hat

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With the perfect amount of slouch and an interesting but simple stitch pattern, the Kelpie Hat is suitable for adventurous beginners and up. Using just one 100g skein of DK weight yarn, it is quick to make. Variegated yarns can be tricky to crochet with. The simple but effective stitch pattern in this cozy hat draws the yarn across in strands that show off the beautiful dyeing to its full effect.

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To fit head circumference: 50(56,63)cm/20(22,25)in
Finished circumference at brim: 48(53,61)cm/19(21,24)in


  • 1x 115g skeins Fyberspates Vivacious DK (DK, 100% Merino Superwash Wool, 230m/251yds) in Sea Green.
  • 4.5mm (US 7) hook
  • 6mm (US J) hook

20 sts and 12 rows in htr in BLO to 10 cm/4 in using 4.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
16 sts and 16 rows in body pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 6mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Note, the row height of the rib (htr in BLO) is the most crucial part of the tension to get right.

Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into row ends, working in rounds with turning, working in back loops only.

Starting with the brim, worked in rows, the hat is then worked in rounds, turned each round and decreased in pattern at the crown.

This pattern is charted and written using standard UK crochet terminology (with US conversions given in the abbreviations)

Customer Reviews

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It's a hit!

After years of offering to crochet her something, my teenager finally asked for a wooly hat and this was the pattern she chose. The pattern was easy to follow and quick to make. The size M fitted perfectly and is now worn on every outing!