Feb 12, 2009
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Natalie Thouret


This is my amazing morphing hat/cowl/head band. Wear it how you like it, it's totally versatile, and such a simple pattern.

The cord allows it to be closed to wear like a hat, or loosen it and wear with your hair out the back - the cord gives it a nice detail. Alternatively slip it right over your head and keep you neck warm.

This is a work in progress at the mo, the pattern is complete but more sizing/gauge info is to follow so bear with me, thanks

Materials List

Any yarn you like and corresponding size hook.

I used approx 120m of aran/worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook for the main body and 30m of DK yarn with a 5mm and 4mm hook for the tie cord.

Finished Size





You can pretty much adjust this for any size you like by adding/subtracting rows and the number of stitches in the row.

The Pattern

All hdc are worked in BLO. Skip the first hdc of each row and work last hdc of row in turning chain of previous row.

with aran weight yarn and 5mm hook Ch 42
Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn
Row 2: ch 2 hdc in next hdc, ch1, skip next hdc,(this forms a hole) hdc in each hdc across.
Rows 3-44 repeat rows 1&2 ending on row 2.
The number of rows can be increased as required, but make sure there are an even number of holes along the top edge.
Fold in half with RS facing, sl st through back loop of each hdc in last row and correspondingfoundation chain of last row to close.

Turn the right way round.

For the cord:

with dk weight yarn and 5mm hook, ch 80
Row 1: change to 4mm hook. sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain across. End off and thread through holes in main body of hat/thing.

All thats left is to enjoy finding new ways to wear it!



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on Feb 13, 2009 5:57 AM
mad for crochet!

Cute! I like your drawstring idea. I love these (I call them topless hats). I have one that I wear a lot with the bottom edge folded up.

NevaA wrote
on Feb 13, 2009 2:05 PM

That is the cutest thing to make. Looks very easy and doubles as two items.

Ravenart wrote
on Feb 13, 2009 3:07 PM

That I WAY COOL! Thank you!!

hachiko wrote
on Feb 18, 2009 11:49 AM

This is really unique!! I'm going to save your pattern to try some day. Right now my hair is super short, but this would be great as a gift for a friend!! Thanks a bunch!!! Can't wait to see what else you create!!


joannegrant wrote
on Jul 22, 2009 1:56 PM

What a great creation so ideal for cooler seasons. I'm going to crochet one for each female member of my family. Morphy is the ideal pattern to while away the long summer evenings. I'll send you a photo when I get them completed.Thanks.