Radley is a chunky two-color Tunisian crochet hat inspired by the mystery of winding countryside roads leading to gorgeous fall meadows. The hat features two separate sections: folded ribbing and a cabled body with right leaning cables worked over six stitches. You’ll love wearing this cozy piece all season long.
Time: Weekend Project
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Size preemie (baby, toddler, child, tween, small adult, large adult)
10.75, 13.5, 16, 17.75, 19.5, 20.25, 22” circumference x 7.25, 9, 10, 11.25, 11.25, 12.75, 13.75” long, brim unfolded
Shown in size small adult
Gauge: 14 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in ribbing using smaller hook after steam blocking
15 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable pattern using larger hook after steam blocking
Yarn: Cascade Yarns (100% superwash merino wool; 128 yards [117 meters]/100 grams): 216 Beet Red (CC1, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) hanks), 319 Pale Blush (CC2, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) hanks)
Hook/Needles: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) Tunisian crochet hook with 10” cable
US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) Tunisian crochet hook
Notions: cable needle, tapestry needle, large pompom maker
FP – Forward Pass
RP – Return Pass
TKS – Tunisian Knit Stitch
TPS – Tunisian Purl Stitch
ES – End Stitch
TSS bind-off – Tunisian Simple Stitch bind-off
M1 – Make 1
C3B – Cable 3 back
Foundation cord – make a slip knot allowing enough yarn on the short end for the length of the foundation cord.
- Place the short end of yarn over the hook from front to back.
- Yarn over the hook with the long end of yarn and pull through both lps on the hook
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for required number of stitches.
TPS – bring yarn to the front on the work and hook, insert the hook from right to left under the front vertical bar of the next st, yo and pull up a lp.
TKS – insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yo and pull up a lp.
ES – rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yo and pull up a lp.
RP – worked in the same way for all rows of sts used in this project as follows: ch 1, * yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 1 lp remains on hook.
TSS bind-off – insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yo, pull up a lp and pull through the lp that is on the hook. One lp remains on the hook.
M1 – Insert hook in the sp between next 2 sts (inc).
C3B – TKS in next 6 sts, remove last 6 lps carefully from hook, place first 3 lps on cable needle and hold at the back of work, place second 3 lps back on hook, slide first 3 lps from cable needle back on hook crossing the second 3 lps.
Locking Mattress Stitch – Place the hat RS down with edges aligned side by side. Stitches will be worked through the top lps of each edge.
- Start the seam by inserting the needle from left to right through the first stitches of both panels at the bottom.
- Move one stitch up on the right side, insert the needle from right to left and continue to the first stitch on the left side (the one already worked into).
- Move one stitch up on the left side, insert the needle from left to right and continue to the last stitch worked into on the right side.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to end.
The hat is worked flat from inside out starting with a crochet cord. Ribbing is worked first, after which it is turned RS down and cabled section is worked from the other side of the crochet cord.
Sides are seamed using the Locking Mattress Stitch, the top of the hat is enclosed, and a large pompom added.
With smaller hook and CC1, make foundation cord 38 (47, 56, 62, 68, 71, 77) sts long.
Row 1 FP: Starting with second st from hook, [insert the hook under top front and back lps or next foundation st, yo and pull up a lp] across. (38 (47, 56, 62, 68, 71, 77) lps on hook at end of this row)
Row 1 RP and all other RPs: Standard RP.
Row 2: * TPS in next st, TKS in next 2 sts; rep from * to last st, ES.
Rows 3-11 (11, 11, 16, 16, 18, 18): Rep row 2.
Row 12 (12, 12, 17, 17, 19, 19): TSS bind-off.
Body of the hat – cables
Change to larger hook and CC2.
Place the ribbing RS down with the last row being at the bottom. Attach yarn to the first st of the other side of crochet foundation cord (under front and back lps).
Row 1 FP: Starting in second st from hook, *insert the hook under top front and back lps, yo and pull up a lp; rep from * across (38 (47, 56, 62, 68, 71, 77) lps on hook at end of this row).
Row 1 RP and all other RPs: Standard RP.
Sizes x (baby, toddler, child, x, small adult, x)
Row 2: [TKS in next st, M1] x (3, 2, 4, x, 3, x) times, TKS in each st across to last st, ES (x (50, 58, 66, x, 74, x) lps on hook at end of this row).
Sizes preemie (x, x, x, tween, x, large adult)
Row 2: [TKS in next 2 sts together (dec), TKS in next st] 4 (x, x, x, 2, x, 3) times, TKS in each st across to last st, ES (34 (x, x, x, 66, x, 74) lps on hook at end of this row).
Row 3: TPS in next st, C3B, * TPS in next 2 sts, C3B; rep from * to last 2 sts, TPS in next st, ES.
Row 4: TPS in next st, TKS in next 6 sts, * TPS in next 2 sts, TKS in next 6 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, TPS in next st, ES.
Row 5: Rep row 4.
Rows 6-8: Rep rows 3-5.
Size preemie only
Row 9: Rep row 3.
Row 10: Rep row 4.
Sizes x (baby, toddler, child, tween, small adult, large adult)
Rows 6-14: Rep rows 3-5.
Size baby only
Row 15: Rep row 4.
Sizes x (x, x, child, tween, x, x)
Rows 15-16: Rep rows 3-4.
Sizes x (x, toddler, x, x, small adult, large adult)
Rows 15-17: Rep rows 3-5.
Sizes x (x, toddler, x, x, small adult, x)
Row 18: Rep row 4.
Size large adult only
Rows 18-20: Rep rows 3-4.
Row 21: Rep row 4.
Row 11 (16, 19, 17, 17, 19, 22): TSS bind-off.
Using CC1 and large pompom maker, make a pompom using approximately 45 g of CC1.
Place the hat with ribbing down and RS on the inside of the folded hat, sew the ribbing using the Locking Mattress Stitch and CC1. Fasten off once you get to cabled section.
Turn the hat inside out and place it with cabled section WS down. Sew the cabled section using the Locking Mattress Stitch and CC2.
Create a draw string using CC2 through the TSS bind-off row. Tighten it to enclose the crown of the hat. Sew in all ends.
Attach the pompom to the crown of the hat and sew in last 2 ends.