Monday, 18 March 2013

Trend setters - Roman Style

After much deliberation among friends about whether I should write up a pattern for "that" hat I showed you all yesterday, I have decided to share with you what I did a bit at a time and perhaps give you a different choice in some areas too. I was a little concerned about getting accused of copying someone else's design. However, after much research and close inspection of enlarged pictures of a similar pattern, I noted that mine is different after all so it should be ok. That said, I have also decided to have a little fun with it and give out the pattern in parts as I make another one. A bit like a mystery project except those that were paying attention will already know what we are making.

So for those of you who wanted it, I advise that you grab a pen and paper and keep in tune for the clues. I will be making another version along with you.

Before you start you will need either ....

a 6mm hook and some bulky yarn (12ply) in two colours  (I am using Sean Sheep  filo grande acrylic, yes acrylic, don't faint but it was the only chunky yarn I could find ok? LOL and my previous choice was a bit alpacary so annoying to the boys nose)


a 5mm hook and two strands of DK (8ply) yarn used together again in two colours.


as this fits my teenage son who is quite big and if your would like yours to be smaller maybe try using one strand of 10ply yarn with a 4 or 5mm hook.

If you are feeling adventurous I also urge you to buy some bright red yarn as well as I will be using that in my project this time too. For that little something extra.

* US terms will be used throughout

Instructions Day One:

Using main colour make a magic loop OR ch4 and join with a slip stitch.

1:   Ch3, (counts as 1st dc in each round), work 11dc into loop. Join with ss to top of ch3  (12dc)

2:   Ch3,  work 1dc into same st, 2dc in each dc around  (24 dc)

3:   Ch3, work 1dc into same st, 1dc in next * 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc  *rpt to end join with a ss (36dc)

4:   Ch3, work 1dc into same st, 1dc in next 2 dc *2dc in next dc, 1dc in next 2dc *rpt to end join with a ss (48dc)

5:   Ch3, work 1dc into same st, 1dc in next 3 dc *2dc in next dc, 1dc into next 3dc * rpt to end, join with a ss (60dc)

6:   Ch3, work 1dc into same st, 1dc in next 4dc *2dc in next dc, 1dc into next 4dc * rpt to end, join with a ss. (72dc)

7-12:  Ch3,  work 1dc in each st around.

That should keep you busy for a bit.  Have fun....

Love and Light xoxoxox

*If using the chunky yarn you might need to omit row 6 if your work is too big. I have found that it is working one row bigger than doubling up the dk in alpaca. Different yarns may have different effects though so just measure it on the top of someones head to give you an idea of what width will suit you best. Remember there is no right or wrong size, its all part of the fun. 


  1. Look great!!!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing the pattern.
    Shame I still can't crochet.

    1. Maybe you better come for a visit so I can teach you. :-)

  2. will be trying it out on the weekend thanks
    Karisma :) Beth xx

  3. How clever of you to make thus super fun!

  4. What a fun idea, Karisma :)