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Spider Web Veil

Aug 6, 2009
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A fun accessory to add to a hat or perch on your head.

Designer Regina Rioux Gonzalez
Size 11" wide and 5½" tall at longest point
Yarn Plymouth Encore DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 150 yd [138 m]/50 g): #1386 red, 1 skein
Gauge 6 sc and 6 rows = 1"
• Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook
• Yarn needle

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BryndaP wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 5:45 PM

Hey MarieK - you totally rock! thanks for the simple hat pattern, I'm going to get working on this right away for Halloween!

LynneM@20 wrote
on Oct 16, 2009 2:30 PM

thank you Marie, that will keep me busy! 

MarieK wrote
on Oct 16, 2009 12:42 PM

Run a length of elastic thread through the last round to turn it into a spiderweb hat/hair cover. Or just do the first few rows and run elastic thread through the last row to turn it into a small "snood" (hair-bun cover).

FOR A HAT LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE: Use worsted weight yarn and a crochet hook that gives you a fairly tight/stiff gauge.

This is EASY. I've added some extra explanations to help you out. I promise, anyone can do it!

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

To start: BASE RING: chain 3 and join into a ring.

Use whatever method you prefer to go up to the next round. (join with sl st and chain up 1 or 2 and start the next round; or, simply crochet around in a spiral without worrying much about where each round really starts or ends. Working in the round allows you the freedom to do whichever you prefer)

Round 1: crochet 6 sc into the base ring

Round 2: crochet 12 sc evenly spaced into the 6 stitches of the previous  round

Round 3: crochet 18 sc evenly distributed into the 12 stitches of the previous round.

continue adding 6 stitches in each round until your starting circle is as large as you'd like the top of your hat.

THEN: add the "TUBE" of the hat

Make sure you know how many stitches are in your last round of your hat's top circle.

CHANGE COLORS to start the "tube", if desired.

Working into the last row of the top circle, crochet around that SAME number of sc stitches in every row to form a tube to make your hat as tall as  you'd like.

When your hat is tall enough, count how many stitches you have in the last round. It should be the same as the number of stitches in the last round of the top of the hat but don't stress if you have gained or lost a few stitches! I promise I won't be checking!

THEN: add the BRIM of the hat

CHANGE COLORS to start the brim, if desired.

First round of brim: take the number of sc stitches that were in the last round of the tube and add 6. Crochet that many sc stitches evenly spaced into the last row of the tube.

Second round of brim: add 6 to the number of stitches in the first round of brim. Crochet that many sc stitches evenly spaced into the previous row.

Continue, increasing by adding 6 stitches per row, until the brim is as large as you'd like. Decide which side of the crochet you like better and turn the hat so that side is the "outside". Cut yarn and finish/hide yarn ends however you prefer. You can crochet any border pattern you like or just leave it simple.  You might want to pick up a lighter/thinner yarn and crochet a row or two of spiderwebs around the brim too!

BLOCKING: If your hat is too floppy or uneven, before adding any spiderwebs, you may want to "block" the hat by wetting it with a startch solution and leaving it on an empty tube or glass to dry.

*Note: This is written in American crochet terms, so single crochet means pull a loop through the previous row, wrap yarn around hook, and pull yarn through the 2 loops on hook.

LynneM@20 wrote
on Oct 8, 2009 12:00 PM

where can I find the pattern for the hat?   can anyone help?

Jill H wrote
on Aug 14, 2009 6:19 AM

I love this idea! You could also use several as home decor items! I can see my Halloween table filled with these and blinds/curtains teeming with little webs, along with stuffing/draping these over glasses! What a fun idea. Thanks