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looking for a hat pattern

I'm hoping to come up with a pattern to make a specific style of winter hat. My daughter knitted a neat hat a couple of years ago out of Noro Kureyon. It was a Noro pattern. It was knit as a rectangle on the diagonal, and had raised rows which created a very cool spiral pattern when the hat was assembled, by sewing the ends of the rectangle into a hat shape and then pulling the top up tight. I have searched in vain for a similar pattern for a crocheted hat, as I don't knit. My daughter had said she'd knit me such a hat, but now that I have some yarn for it, she's quite busy and I'd like to give it a try myself.

I figure it's possible to make one by crocheting a rectangle using a regular stitch, and alternating doing a few rows in front and back loops to make the raised diagonal spirals. What I can't figure out is how to make the raised rows line up in the end, when I would be joining the ends of the rectangle together. Anyone here have any idea what kind of thing I'm talking about, or have any experience with lining rows up on the diagonal?

I did find a photo that shows the idea, in general, of what I'm talking about.

Many thanks to anyone who can help!



Hi Crochetmom, Try crochetpatterncentral.com There is a Vertical Stripe Noro Hat Pattern listed. You will have to scroll all the way down to the V to get this pattern. I hope it is the one you want....looks very interesting.....All the best, Jane R

Hi, Jane, thanks for scoping things out for me. I did see that pattern and had decided it was not what I was looking for. The one I want to make has a very distinct rib which spirals diagonally around your head once the crocheting is sewn together. The crocheting would be done diagonally to make a rectangle, and then you'd sew it up to make a hat out of it. (sigh....) Maybe I have asked for something that doesn't exist. Thanks for your help, though.


I went to Ravelry (http://ravelry.com), logged in (you must be a member, but registration is free - and the site is well worth it), and searched for "diagonal hat". There are several knit patterns that may fit what you describe. If you find one you like, you could probably come close to duplicating it using single crochet thru the back loop (for the ridges, as you said). OR post the URL here and someone may be able to "translate" from knit to crochet for you.

If you do hit the Ravelry site, check out this topic:
"unusual swirly spiral hat, indian style"
The author is looking for something like what you are looking for and a lot of people made a lot of suggestions and you might find something helpful there.

Hi, Craftsman and Alex,

Sorry for my delay in answering. Thanks so much for your help. I am on Ravelry, so I will look there for a similar pattern. Craftsman, thanks for the idea of asking for help in "translating" the pattern. I wouldn't
have thought of doing that.



i think this is the hat you are looking for.

funny i was searching for this pattern too when i saw your post.

sorry i didn't finish reading the post here is a similar look for crochet