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Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat – a free crochet along

It’s happening!! I’m so excited you guys!! It’s our FOURTH Wip Wednesday Crochet Along! For the friends who haven’t joined us yet, I have an exciting invitation to extend to you! Every Wednesday for roughly the last 3 years, I’ve done a live video chat over on Facebook at 830pm est. We call it Wip Wednesday Live, and there’s a Facebook group to go along with it where everyone posts their current works in progress. It’s been so exciting to see it grow, and it’s now officially sponsored by my friends at @wecrochetofficial who have been offering a weekly prize of yarn and magazines for the last few months 🤩🥰. So many prizes, so many winners!


Then, something really crazy happened, and Facebook invited us into their new Stars Program to monetize the lives for the creator, whaaaaat. I’ve been doing these lives for so long, over 150 of them in total and the new invitation to monetize has been such an amazing joy! So now we have MORE prizes, and for the first time, a dedicated free crochet along for the viewers. And it’s all because this awesome community comes together 🥰🥰🥰. Join us tonight on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page at 830pm est to begin this beautiful beginner friendly hat pattern! Instructions, tutorials, and community love are all involved, and I’m beyond excited ❤🥰.

Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - WeCrochet


Here are the details!

The Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat is a free crochet along hosted by CoCo Crochet Lee during the weekly Wip Wednesday Facebook Lives on facebook held at 830pm est. This pattern will be released in parts started on August 4th. Join in the facebook live for the cal at www.facebook.com/cococrochetlee


What: Free crochet along – Juniper Hat beginning today. You can find an Ad-Free PDF version for sale here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-wednesday-cal-juniper-hat


Where: CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook for the Wip Wednesday Live, and the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group to share your progress with everyone! (This is also where we share prize winners!)

When: 830pm est.
Extra deets: 2 weekly sponsored prizes from @wecrochetofficial, Bonus Star Prizes for viewers.

See you tonight for Wip Wednesday!

The Yarn

The White and Blue Ombre Hat

Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - WeCrochet

For my Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat, I’ve used two different kinds of WeCrochet Yarn for a completely different look! The Ombre Blue and White Hat is made with WeCrochet Wonderfluff, which is billowy and soooo soft!

The WeCrochet Website describes Wonderfluff:

Silky baby alpaca and fleecy merino fibers are blown into a lightweight tube of nylon mesh. The result is a yarn that’s beautifully bulky yet super lightweight and warm. Choose from a subdued palette of neutral heathers and muted pastels, each perfect for becoming your next oh-so-cozy pullover or light-as-air accessory. Pair with a solid shade of Wonderfluff on either end of the cake for an extra-long color change!

The Multi Coloured Hat

Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - WeCrochet

The other Yarn I worked with was WeCrochet Muse! I love this handpainted yarn so much that I have another colourway set aside to make a third hat along with the group for this crochet along!

WeCrochet describes Muse Yarn:

Now available in stunning bursts of speckled colorways, each skein of Muse is hand painted for maximum effect. We love to mix and match between all of the colorways for truly unique and showstopping garments and accessories!

Be prepared to be inspired by the hand-painted masterpieces of Muse, our artfully crafted superwash worsted weight Merino wool yarn from Japan. The wonderfully soft and touchable Merino is firmly twisted in a single strand, stable enough to discourage splitting and pilling, while still enjoying the finish and drape of single-ply construction—with special care taken to ensure even thickness. At approx. 8 wraps per inch, the yard to weight ratio can be deceiving, with extra weight from the dense twist crocheting into a satisfying and substantial fabric. With machine washable convenience, you’ll enjoy easy care hats, cowls, and accessories with next-to-skin softness, or sweaters and garments bursting with color.

Meticulously hand dyed by artisans, each skein of Muse is a study in the art of masterful color blending. The multi-colored hand-painted colorways are achieved by the blending of just 3 basic colors, applied with precision, which minimizes the streaking and pooling other hand painted yarns are prone to. Functioning almost as solids, our tonal varieties are ideal for use in projects that feature textural stitches and cables, as the subtle variations in tone emphasize stitches and bring extra depth.

There is another way to get the Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat Crochet Pattern:

  • Get the Ad-Free PDF on Ravelry Here >> RAVELRY

If you love the Wip Wednesday Cal Shawl, be sure to check out these other great patterns on the blog!

I hope you enjoy making the Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat, be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it so I can gush over your beautiful work!

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Here’s the first part of our Wip Wednesday Cal! Enjoy!

Welcome to our fourth Wip Wednesday Crochet Along!

I’m so excited to be hosting this cal with everyone during our Lives for Wip Wednesday on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page

The Schedule:

Week One:  Choose your yarn and match your gauge!

Upload your projects to Ravelry here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-wednesday-cal-juniper-hat 

Week Two :  Starting the Juniper Hat – Stitch Tutorial during Wip Wednesday Live

Week Three:  Completing the Brim – Stitch Tutorial during Wip Wednesday Live

Week Four:  Show off your finished hats in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group as well as updating your Ravelry Project! 

Yarn

Colourful Hat:  WeCrochet Muse Aran Weight (114yds/100g):  2 balls of Impulse, POM:  WeCrochet 12cm PomPom in Bark Ombre
Ombre Blue and White Hat:  WeCrochet Wonderfluff Ombre (284yds/100g):  1 ball Wonderland Heather, POM:  WeCrochet 12cm PomPom in Canary.

Materials

US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.  

Size/Measurements

Youth-Adult Small – head circumference 18-21”

Adult Medium-Adult Large – head circumference 21-24”

Gauge

20sc x 12 rows in BLO = 4”

Pattern for Gauge Swatch

Row 1:  Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn–20sc. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across, turn. 

Rows 3-12:  Repeat Row 2.

Notes

  1. Hat is worked Top Down starting at the crown of head, and finishing with the Brim. 
  2. Weave in ends as pattern progresses. 
  3. Starting ch 3 counts as 1st dc. 
  4. Starting ch 5 counts as (dc, ch 2). 
  5. V-Stitch Rounds are the increase Rounds. 
  6. Join to top of starting ch with a slip st.

Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, sl st – slip stitch, hdc- half double crochet, dc- double crochet

Special Stitches

Fpdtr (front post double treble crochet) = Yo 3 times, insert hook around indicated st from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] 4 times. 

Popcorn = 5 dc in indicated st, drop working loop from hook, insert hook into 1st dc, pick up working loop and draw it through to close.
V-Stitch = [dc, ch 2, dc] in same space.

Part Two – Starting the Hat Body

The Juniper Hat is worked top-down, which means that it starts from the crown of your head and works downward towards the brim. We will be starting with a magic circle, but you can replace the magic circle by using a chain in its place. Some of the stitch placements are a bit tricky, so be sure to watch the live tutorial happening during Wip Wednesday on August 11th at 8:30pm est on the CoCo Crochet Lee Facebook Page! You can also watch the replay any time to catch the stitch tutorial. 

Let’s Talk about those Gauge Swatches:

There were so many great gauge swatches posted in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group, it was wonderful to see! 

Gauge is so important when you are crocheting a garment (any kind of wearable, really) because it ensures that your measurements and my measurements will be roughly the same. A few people felt disheartened that their gauge could only be met by using a hook that was several sizes away from mine, and I cannot express enough that that is perfectly okay! We may be using different yarns than each other, and we are also most assuredly using different hands! Everyone crochets differently, and that is the beauty of it. As long as your gauge swatch is measured pretty close to mine, you’re good to go! 

As always, for Part Two be sure to update your Ravelry Project to include the Hat Body in order to be entered to win a Furls Streamline Swirl Crochet Hook in the colour and size of your choice! 

Let’s get started on Part Two of the Juniper Hat Crochet Along. 

This hat is available in two sizes, instructions are for both sizes unless otherwise indicated.
Size One – Youth-Adult Small – head circumference 18-21”

Size Two – Adult Medium-Adult Large – head circumference 21-24”

Round 1:  Make a Magic Loop , ch 3, dc 11 in center of loop, sl st to top of starting ch – 12 dc.
(note: you can replace a magic loop, ch 3 with ‘Ch 4, 11 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, join.’)

Round 2:  Ch 5 (counts as 1st dc, ch 2), dc in same st, ch 1 *skip next st, V-Stitch in next, ch 1; repeat from * around, join–6 V-Stitches.

Round 3:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, Popcorn, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, *(2 dc, Popcorn, 2 dc) in next V-Stitch, ch 1; repeat from * around, join–24 dc, 6 Popcorn. 

Round 4:  Ch 5, dc in ch-1 space before join, ch 1, *V-Stitch in next Popcorn, ch 1, V-Stitch in next ch-1 space,  ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to starting ch–12 V-Stitches. 

Round 5:  Sl st to center of next V-Stitch,  ch 2 (counts as hdc), (dc, hdc) in same space, *sc in next ch-1 space between V-stitches, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next V-stitch; repeat from * around, sc in last ch-1 space, join–12 dc, 24 hdc, 12 sc. 

Round 6:  Sl st to 1st dc, *ch 6, sl st in next dc; repeat from * around, join–12 ch-6 spaces. 

Round 7:  Ch 3, (fpdtr around sc from 2 Rounds below, Popcorn, fpdtr around same sc from 2 Rounds below, dc) in next ch-6 space, ch 1, *(dc, fpdtr around next sc from 2 Rounds below, Popcorn, fpdtr around same sc from 2 Rounds below, dc) in next ch-6 space, ch 1; repeat from * around,  join–24 dc, 12 Popcorn, 24 fpdtr, 12 ch-1 spaces. 

Round 8:  Ch 5, dc in same space, ch 1, (V-stitch, ch 1) in next 2 Popcorn, ch 1, *V-Stitch in next ch-1 space between Popcorns, (V-Stitch, ch 1) in next 2 Popcorn, ch 1; repeat from * around, join–18 V-Stitch.

Rounds 9-11:  Repeat Rounds 5-7.

Size One Only

Round 12:  Sl st to next Popcorn, ch 5, dc in same space, ch 1, *V-stitch in next Popcorn, ch 1; repeat from * around, join–18 V-Stitch.

Size Two Only
Round 12:  Ch 5, dc in ch-1 space before join, ch 1, *[V-Stitch in next Popcorn, ch 1] 3 times, V-Stitch in next ch-1 space,  ch 1; repeat from * around, sl st to starting ch–24 V-Stitches. 

**For a slouchy Hat, repeat Size One Only Round 12 + Rounds 5-7 again. 

Round 13:  Sl st to center of next V-stitch, ch 2, 2 hdc in same space, *3 hdc in center of next V-stitch; repeat from * around, join–54 (72) hdc. 

Round 14:  Ch 1, sc in each hdc around, join–54 (72) sc. 

Watch the video tutorial here, and be sure to subscribe for the next part!

Stop Here For Part 3. 

Part 3 – The Brim 

This week we will be putting the brim on the bottom of our hat! I have absolutely loved seeing all of your beautiful hats in the CoCo Crochet Lee Community Group and on Ravelry, they are all looking so amazing!

It’s really interesting to see all of the yarn and colour choices that everyone makes! 

Here are the instructions to put the Brim on your Hat! 

Row 1:  Chain 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in the next 2 sc from final row of Hat Body, turn–8 sc. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, skip next 2 sl sts, sc in BLO of next 8 sc, turn–8 sc. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of next 8 sc, sl st in next 2 sc from final row of Hat Body, turn–8 sc. 

Rows 4–:  Repeat Rows 2-3 all the way around the hat. 

Join Row 1 to final row by either sewing it shut, or with sl sts. Weave in ends. 

I hope you enjoy making the Wip Wednesday Cal Juniper Hat, thanks for stopping by, and happy Crocheting!

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