Ah, Fall. My favorite fashion season by far. Winter covers everything up in a giant coat, Summer’s goal is to wear as little as possible to stay cool – but Fall brings out adorable outfits, comfy boots, and soft leggings. So, I knew I wanted to add some creepy flair to my Fall wardrobe this year, and with my current obsession with spider webs, I decided a hat with a web on it was in order.
This hat is based off a hat I wear often. The original was a favorite of a dear friend of mine whom I lost to cancer last year. Lloyd used to tell me he loved it, and so I now call it my “Lloyd hat.” I think Lloyd would be proud of my new spooky version of his favorite of my hats.
The Spider Web Newsboy Hat pattern is worked from the center, with some added shaping, and a soft brim that is attached to the hat, so it always lays just right.
I originally listed this as a Premium Pattern only, but I decided a few hours later that I just want to see it out there, being made, and I want it to get some love before Halloween season is in full swing. So here it is: The Spider Web Newsboy Hat!
I am in LOVE with this hat! I’ve just been wearing it around while I run errands, even though it’s September. 🙂
The Spider Web Newsboy Hat is also available here as a Premium Pattern for only $2.50!
Note: I would recommend getting the Premium Pattern for this one because it has a Graph for the webbing, and that is much easier to see when printed out.
Easy. Knowledge of single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), increases and decreases. Simple embroidery required.
Furls Odyssey I (5.5 mm) hook
Vanna’s Choice worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn, 170 yds, 3.5 oz/100 g, 1 ball #153 Black, <1 ball #100 White
Hat fits a 22-inch adult head
4 rows x 8 stitches in dc = 2 inches x 2 inches
Chain (Ch), Single Crochet (sc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Double Crochet (dc), Slip Stitch (sl st).
Dc3tog: [Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, pull hook through 2 loops] 3 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Back Stitch Embroidery: Insert needle up through 1st stitch, down through second, up through third, back down through second, up through fourth st, down through third. Continue working up through next stitch, down through previous stitch.
Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as dc..
Spider Web Newsboy Hat
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Rnd 1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (12)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in next st, [dc, 3 dc in next st] 5 times. Sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (24)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc, 3 dc in next st, [3 dc, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (36)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc, 3 dc in next st, [5 dc, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, 2 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (48)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, 3 dc, 3 dc in next st, [7 dc, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, 3 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (60)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, 4 dc, 3 dc in next st, [9 dc, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, 4 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (72)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, 5 dc, 3 dc in next st, [11 dc, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, 5 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (84)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, 6 dc, 3 dc in next st, [13 dc, 3 dc in next st] 5 times, 6 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (96)
Rnd 9-11: Ch 3, 95 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (96)
Rnd 12: Ch 3, 6 dc, dc3tog (see Special Stitches), [13 dc, dc3tog] 5 times, 6 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (84)
Rnd 13: Ch 3, 5 dc, dc3tog, [11 dc, dc3tog] twice, 47 dc. (78)
Rnd 14: Ch 3, 77 dc, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (78)
Rnd 15: Ch 3, 5 dc, [2 dc in next st, dc] in FLO 13 times, 46 dc in both loops, sl st in top of ch-3 to join. (91)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, 8 sc, 6 hdc, 21 dc, 6 hdc, 50 sc, sl st into 1st st to join. (91)
Rnd 17: 14 sc, 21 hdc, 9 sc, sl st in next st. Do not finish round. (44)
Bind off and weave in ends.
Use scrap of yarn to tack down top of hat to center of brim, with one stitch at rounds 10 and 16.
The webbing is stitched on using the back stitch method of embroidery (See Special Stitches). For the spokes, start in the center and work straight lines out along the increases all the way to the edge of the hat, but not on the brim. Stop at Round 14 on the brim side.
The rows of webbing are done 3 rows apart, all the way around, angling up two rows at each spoke.
Graph is not exact because of decreases. It is meant to help you position your webbing. The left side of the graph is the brim, where there is no webbing.
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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.