The Professional

Nov 30, 2006
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Author

by Emily Nelson

Introduction

Hat Inspired by the Movie

This cap is based on the red cap from the movie “The Professional”. However, I have changed my original pattern a bit (added a row of shells) in order to make it longer. To obtain a more movie-consistent cap, omit one row of shells. In order to make the hat more like a beanie in length, add two rows of shells.

[Editor's Note: This pattern was originally published on Emily's website. She plans to take her web site down, and we're very happy to give her pattern a home here. This is a companion to the Shelly scarf.]

Materials List

  • About 150 yds worsted weight yarn
  • Size K/10.5 hook (6.5 mm)
  • Yarn needle

Finished Size

To fit 20-21” or an average adult woman

Gauge

13 sc and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm)

The Pattern

To Begin

stitch detailCh 4, sl st in first ch to join (note: you can also start with a magic ring).

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring, sl st in first sc to join - 6 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join - 12 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 18 sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 24 sc.

Round 5: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 30 sc.

Round 6: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 36 sc.

Round 7: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 42 sc.

Round 8: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 6 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 48 sc.

Round 9: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 54 sc.

Round 10: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 8 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join - 60 sc.

Now you should have a hexagon measuring about 6” across. If your hexagon is too big, unravel a row or two. If it's a little bit too small, add a row or two. If it's way too small, then start over with a bigger hook and concentrate on keeping your tension looser.

Round 11: Ch 3,  dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st (1 shell made); rep from * around, ending sk last 2 sts, dc in first st of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 20 shells.

Rounds 12-13: Ch 3, dc in same st. *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in center dc of next shell; rep from * around, ending with dc in first st of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join.

Rounds 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc to join – 60 sc.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

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Comments

Anonymous wrote
on Dec 15, 2006 1:21 AM
Yep, looks like there is a row count error. Rnds:1-12 as written, Rnds:13-14, rep round 12, Rnd 14: as written, Rnds: 15-17, rep rnd 14.

The author does say the pattern may be confusing and will accept suggestions. The photo is very good!

Anonymous wrote
on Dec 15, 2006 1:26 AM
If you look at the first paragraph Emily says she added a row of shells. But her original pattern only had the 3 rows of shells. She also said that you could add an additional 2 rows of shells.

So you can have 3, 4, or 6 rows of shells depending on the length.

Sinead Duffy wrote
on Jan 26, 2007 2:36 PM
I have been searching the net for a nice scarf and this one is great and I'm looking forward to crocheting it.

Thank you

ekrobi wrote
on Feb 9, 2007 7:27 AM

I'm so excited about this pattern! I love The Professional and I have a niece called Mathilda. I can't wait to crochet this for her.

Mngirl wrote
on Feb 13, 2007 10:30 AM

Thanks a million! This is exactly what I've been looking for. I bought two of these ages ago at an expo. I just learned to crochet and wanted to make a new one because I have a lot more hair than I used to. I'm sure I'll get a lot of use from this pattern. Thanks again!

mambear wrote
on Apr 11, 2007 1:00 PM

I made this hat and I love it. Thanks for the pattern. It was the perfect hat that I was looking for. Thanks again!

emmajane wrote
on Apr 23, 2007 10:11 AM
I just made mine out of "scrap" yarn. I think it looks great! Thanks for the pattern.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmajane/470018726/

TrudiG wrote
on Dec 17, 2008 7:49 PM

Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!

iamnichole wrote
on Mar 26, 2009 10:12 PM

I was looking at pics of this hat. It looks like the hat in the movie is knitted almost... not sure tho.

on Dec 25, 2009 3:02 PM

Made one for my mom for Christmas out of Louis Harding Fauve...she loved it! I added an extra 1 row of sc, then 3 more rows of shell st and 3 more rows of sc and a flower. The result was more like a cloche/beanie, but it worked. Thanks a bunch for the pattern!

-And the Mome Raths Outgrabe-

candyworks44 wrote
on Dec 31, 2009 10:15 AM

I made this cap, it took me about 3 hours...so quick and easy! I added extra rows of shells and even changed colors on a couple of the shell rows. Thanks for the great pattern!