A crochet hat like you’ve never seen before.
Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 22″-24″ circumference; Variable length
About this Pattern
If you’re looking for a completely unique way to crochet a hat, you’re in the right place! The Catherine Wheel Stitch Crochet Hat is the result of an experiment that, to our surprise, worked beautifully.
This project isn’t incredibly difficult but it may be a little too much for a brand new crocheter. However, if you are familiar with the Catherine Wheel Stitch, that’s a huge plus but it’s not completely necessary. You will learn learn how to crochet this gorgeous stitch in the round and how to stop increasing, a skill you can use for future projects!
Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial for crocheting the Catherine wheel stitch in the round and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the Catherine wheel stitch crochet hat from start to finish.
- Approx 165 yards medium weight roving yarn; (Lion Brand New Basic 175 yarn pictured); Color A
- Approx 60 yards medium weight roving yarn; (Lion Brand New Basic 175 yarn pictured); Color B
- 5 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.
Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn
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This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.
- BLO Back Loop Only
- Ch Chain
- CL Cluster**
- FLO Front Loop Only
- Hdc Half Double Crochet
- Dc Double Crochet
- Sc Single Crochet
- Rem Remaining
- Rep Repeat
- Sk Skip
- St(s) Stitch(es)
- YO Yarn Over Hook
**Cluster (CL): (YO and insert hook in next stitch, YO and pull through two loops) over specified number of stitches. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
22″ to 24″ circumference; 8.5″ to 10″ length
1 Catherine wheel block = 1.5″ x 1.5″
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Round 1: Ch 4 and join with a slst to first ch to form a ring. [Ch 3. 4 dc CL. Ch 3. Slst in center of ring] four times.
Round 2: Ch 1. [12 dc in loop that closed next CL. Slst in next slst] four times.
Round 3: Slst first 4 sts. [Ch 3. 4 dc CL. Ch 3. Slst in next slst. Ch 3. 6 dc CL (sk slst). Ch 3. Slst next slst] four times. Slst last slst.
Round 4: Ch 1. [12 dc in loop that closed next CL. Slst next slst. 7 dc in loop that closed next CL. Slst next slst] four times. Break A, fasten on B in final slst of round.
Round 5: Slst first 4 sts. [Ch 3. 4 dc CL. Ch 3. Slst next slst. (Ch 3. 6 dc CL, sk slst. Ch 3. Slst next slst) twice] four times.
Round 6: Ch 1. *7 dc in loop that closed next CL. Slst next slst. Rep from * to end of round.
Round 7: Slst first 4 sts. *Ch 3. 6 dc CL (sk slst). Ch 3. Slst next slst. Rep from * to end of round.
Round 8: Rep round 6.
Round 9: Rep round 7. Break B, fasten on A in final slst of round.
Round 10: Rep round 6.
Round 11: Rep round 7.
Round 12: Rep round 6. Break A, fasten on B in final slst of round.
Round 13: Ch 3. 1 dc next st. 1 hdc next st. 1 sc next 3 sts. *1 hdc next st. 1 dc next st. 1 dc next slst. 1 dc next st. 1 hdc next st. 1 sc next 3 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 hdc next st. 1 dc last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. Do not fasten off.
Row 1: Ch 21. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch. (20 sts) On final round of hat, sk 1 st and slst to next st of round 13. Ch 1. Turn.
Row 2: Working in the BLO, 1 sc in every st. Ch 1. Turn. (20 sts)
Row 3: Working in the BLO, 1 sc in every st. (20 sts) Sk 1 st and slst to next st of round 13. Ch 1. Turn.
Rep rows 2 and 3 for the circumference of the hat. Do not fasten off.
To join the two sides of the band together, slst in the FLO of every st. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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