Five-Spice Hat

Aug 12, 2010
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An excellent introduction to slip-stitch technique, this cap is worked in the round from the bottom up, with decreases for
the top. Traditional Bosnian slip-stitch patterning uses front and back loop stitches to create stripes of texture. This hat is perfect for the beginning crocheter.

Designer Dora Ohrenstein
Finished Size:
21" circumference.
Yarn:
Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals (70% mohair, 30% wool, 88 yd [80 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #120 sandy dune, 1 skein.
Hook:
Size P/16 (11.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions:
St marker (m).
Gauge:
7 st = 3" in sl st blo and 4 rows = 2" in sl st flo.

 

PDF updated 9/8/2010 with correct yarn name.


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on Sep 2, 2010 4:11 PM

I do not appreciate purchasing your magazine to get a free pattern. andf then not being able to get the pattern.what a waste of money.and I will not buy your magazine again.all it will give me is needle size and how much yarn to purchase. and the gauge. I will not use your site again.

Andrea Hirschey

on Sep 2, 2010 4:12 PM

I do not appreciate purchasing your magazine to get a free pattern. andf then not being able to get the pattern.what a waste of money.and I will not buy your magazine again.all it will give me is needle size and how much yarn to purchase. and the gauge. I will not use your site again.

Andrea Hirschey

on Sep 2, 2010 4:12 PM

I do not appreciate purchasing your magazine to get a free pattern. andf then not being able to get the pattern.what a waste of money.and I will not buy your magazine again.all it will give me is needle size and how much yarn to purchase. and the gauge. I will not use your site again.

Andrea Hirschey

Tatyana1 wrote
on Sep 3, 2010 3:28 PM

I saw this hat in Interweave Crochet magazine and have to have it! Unfortunately my computer comes up with some bizarre code when I download it - I see lots of other people have downloaded the pattern, so can someone tell me what's going wrong?

Tatyana1 wrote
on Sep 3, 2010 3:39 PM

It's me again - never mind... I tried downloading the pattern on a different computer and it was no problem. Thanks!

on Sep 11, 2010 9:30 AM

Wow! Saw this in Interweave Crochet magazine and was happy I could download the pattern. Great slip-stitch technique. I was and still am confused with the "next rnd will begin 1 stitch  to right of last rnd" but I still made 3 hats and they look great. So simple to make.

And to Andy...what? You bought the magazine to get a free pattern? How did you know this pattern was in the magazine? And if you read about getting the free pattern online, why didn't you just write down the web address? And did you click on the download button to actually get the pattern? Use the pattern on page 52 for Acorn Cap. Almost the same thing and you can adjust to make the Slip-Stitch Five-Spice Hat.

 

Jster025 wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 11:17 AM

I think Andy saw the big magazine ad come up and thought you had to order it to get to the pattern instead of just needing to sign up/log on to the CrochetMe site, then clicking on the 'hat' part of the page at the top.

krg3264 wrote
on Sep 13, 2010 3:20 PM
sueZeeblue wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 11:30 AM
Pamela Schad wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 12:46 PM

For the Five Spice Hat, what type of yarn is the one that is recommended to use. I can't afford to buy the one used in the sample, and it doesn't say if it's a medium weight yarn, a bulky yarn, or what. Could you please tell me what type of yarn is used?

Pam Schad

DKA wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 1:32 PM

Andy I believe you are looking at page 1 of the pattern.  There is a second page that does have the full pattern and instructions etc.  And, it is not required to purchase the magazine to download the free patterns.

Elizabeth@78 wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 3:08 PM

I love this pattern but got a little confused about blo and flo. When doing the back loop only, am I going from back to front in the stitch? and the opposite for flo where you go into the stitch from front to back? I started the hat and was going front to back into the chain stitch (one loop only) for the first round and realized I may be doing it wrong and can't seem to find instructions for blo and flo. Can somebody help?

KristineM@2 wrote
on Sep 23, 2010 6:03 AM

Andy,

The magazine you bought had a picture of the hat with a description of what slip stitch crochet was. It said to go to the website for the pattern.

calgal57 wrote
on Oct 1, 2010 8:40 PM

simple to download....touch the icon 'download now'....then near the top of the next page which comes up it states 'download free pattern' no need to purchase magazine. although would be nice to afford the yarn shown or even locate in my area. i will need to substitute for another #5 weight yarn

angel7100 wrote
on Nov 12, 2010 8:15 AM

I had no issues with downloading this pattern, or with viewing the .pdf file.  The pattern was easy to follow, and I was able to make up a hat very quickly.  I love the texture that such an easy stitch creates.  However, my hat turned out very small, not even big enough for my 4 year old, despite using the larger hook and a #5 (Shetland Chunky) yarn.  Any ideas what I did wrong?  I'm going to try some more gauge swatches and try again, but if anyone else had this problem I'd like to hear about it!

elsarah wrote
on Nov 15, 2010 8:57 PM

To Pamela: the cheaper alternative to the yarn is Lion's Wool-Ease in either Chunky or Thick Quick.  I have found that when a pattern recommends a yarn where the yardage is less than the weight of the skein, the yarn will be a really thick yarn. I've made up lots of hats from both and people love them.  Warm but soft.  Substantial but light!

To get either Lion Brand yarn cheaply, your best bet is to sign on to ravelry.com.  Look up Lion Brand yarns and the specific yarn name.  Scroll down the page to the bottom.  That is where "yarn heads" post yarn they are willing to sell or trade.  Right now you can get two skeins in a cool olive, grey, blue or goldish for about $5 plus shipping.  Given that they go for $7-ish bucks each - it's a deal.

Or to get yarn cheap, garage sale!  Look for sweaters.  If wool hand wash in cold VERY gently and air dry.  Anything else probably can be put into gentle cycle in washer.  Once clean...unravel and recreate!

elsarah wrote
on Nov 15, 2010 9:36 PM

To Angel7100: I had some quasi chunky yarn (170 yds to 7 oz/200gms).  I obtained the gauge using the P 11.5mm hook.  But I know from experience that a chain foundation is not very stretchy and can be tighter than the body.  If I can't start with a fsc or fdc (foundation single or foundation dc) then I use a hook at least a size larger!

Also, slip stitches can get really tight because you can easily "pull and slip" without really putting the whole stitch really on the hook - and therefore not really keep the gauge.

Finally, I have a mellon-head so I always do the first couple rows of a bottom-up hat and test the size. I find 21" is a hair crusher on most friends.  Good luck!

effingm wrote
on Dec 23, 2010 5:10 AM

I agree free means free I didn't like the magazine needs to be updated with current fashion trends.

Maggie

effingm wrote
on Dec 23, 2010 5:10 AM

I agree free means free I didn't like the magazine needs to be updated with current fashion trends.

Maggie

on Mar 17, 2011 6:50 PM

Why do you have this pattern here without instructions?  It doesn't say that it is "no longer available" and it doesn't have a link to find it else where.  I think if you are going to advertise that you are giving something for free then you should stick by your promise.  If you no longer have it then take it down.  Teasing people just makes them angry and doesn't this count as a little false advertising?  I can understand if the person that created this pattern wants to start making a few coins for the pattern but then how can it get sold if you don't even give us a link?

I JUST ORDERED my first subscription and I'm already disappointed.  How sad is that?

No free pattern when advertised + no link to even buy the pattern = angry customers TOTAL losing customers.

THINK ABOUT THIS PLEASE



on Mar 17, 2011 6:54 PM

Why do you have this pattern here without instructions?  It doesn't say that it is "no longer available" and it doesn't have a link to find it else where.  I think if you are going to advertise that you are giving something for free then you should stick by your promise.  If you no longer have it then take it down.  Teasing people just makes them angry and doesn't this count as a little false advertising?  I can understand if the person that created this pattern wants to start making a few coins for the pattern but then how can it get sold if you don't even give us a link?

I JUST ORDERED my first subscription and I'm already disappointed.  How sad is that?

No free pattern when advertised + no link to even buy the pattern = angry customers TOTAL losing customers.

THINK ABOUT THIS PLEASE


BarbaraR@6 wrote
on Jul 24, 2011 7:51 PM

Many moons after everyone else has commented on this pattern, and I'm still able to download this free pattern. It may not be the easiest link to see, but it is still there. I'm still a loyal subscriber of Interweave Crochet.

Barbara Ruuska

BizzyBee2012 wrote
on Mar 24, 2013 10:07 AM

Hi,

I had no problem with the download of the pattern, and thankyou, I cannot wait to make it:) I did not need to purchase the magazine to receive the pattern either, not really certain why the harsh comment was written:/ Thankyou again for the pattern and have a good day:)

BB62