Vintage Flip Cap – Sweet Potato 3

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Christine Naugle from Sweet Potato 3 is joining us today! Christine is sharing her Vintage Flip Cap Pattern with us, in sizes Child, Youth/Ladies and Adult/Men’s, for free in the post below.

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Meet Christine from Sweet Potato 3

Hey everyone, my name is Christine Naugle, I am the designer at Sweet Potato 3. I have been designing crochet patterns since 2012. I create innovative crochet designs that hopefully you find new and interesting.

A stay at home is my first job, being Mom to 3 cute and busy kids keeps me on my toes. They help inspire some of my designs and I try to incorporate their color choices or ideas into some designs as well.

We live in a small mountain town, McCall, Idaho adn spend a lot of time outside enjoying nature. You can often find us white water rafting, biking, hiking, camping, kayaking, SUPing, downhill skiing or enjoying dinner on the back patio.

Having the opportunity to work from home with my crochet business and still be available to my family time is what I love most about what I do. I would love to have you follow me and my crochet journey at:

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The Pattern

The Vintage Flip Cap is a unique design that speaks volume! The short styled cap sits just above the ears with a long bill that flips upwards.

This design came from a fan request. A Momma wanted a vintage hat for her little guys first birthday photos and sent me pictures she had found for inspiration. We worked together to come up with this design. The results where darling and after sharing the final photos, requests came pouring in for the design to be available in larger sizes.

A Flip Hat is full of character and charm and I am excited to offer it to you for free. Sizing from newborn to adult the pattern is worked as one piece and comes together quickly.

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You can find the smaller sizes (newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, and 12-24) on my blog at: https://sweetpotato3.com/vintage-flip-cap-crochet-pattern/

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Supplies

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Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

Finished Size

Child (up to about age 10): 18” around – fits up to 20″ circumference
Youth / Ladies: 19” around – fits up to 21” circumference
Adult / Men’s: 20” around – fits up to 22” circumference

Gauge

Need a gauge ruler?

Please check gauge for appropriate sizing, change hook to correct size to obtain gauge.

With Hook 6.5 mm (K): 9 rows with 12 hdc = 4 inches square

TIP: If your gauge swatch is smaller than what is stated above, go up a hook size and try again. If your gauge swatch is larger than was is stated above, go down a hook size and try again. Continue to do this until the gauge has been met.

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

1st – first

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

Join – this means to join the rounds together with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round

R – round or row

sc –  single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet next 2 stitches together

slst – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

[ ] Complete the instructions within [ ] the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

() – stitch counts child (youth, adult)

Helpful Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Sl St Joining Technique

Magic Circle

Notes:

  • The pattern is written for the smallest size with adjustments made in parenthesis for subsequent larger sizes. Example: sc in next 5 (6, 7) stitches would reference “sc in next child (youth, adult)
  • If no notation is made for multiple sizes then all size are worked the same for that round.
  • Do NOT count the beginning chain of the rounds.
  • The design of the hat is to rest just above the ears which is shorter than a traditional beanie that covers the ears.
  • The front brim is made much longer than most brims to help get that vintage “flip” look.
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Vintage Flip Cap Pattern Instructions

The Vintage Flip Cap is crocheted from the top down in joined rounds.

Crown of Hat

All hat sizes will begin the same for the crown.

Using your 6.50 mm (K) hook (or size required for gauge:

R1: Ch 2, 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in the 1st sc made to form a round, pull beginning end of yarn to close hole (alternatively-you may begin with a magic circle), (7 st)

R2: Ch 1, 2hdc in each st around, join in top of beg hdc (14)

R3: Ch 1, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next st, [2hdc in next st, hdc in next st], repeat [] around, join (21)

R4: Ch 1, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts], repeat [] around, join (28)

R5: Ch 1, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts], repeat [] around, join (35)

R6: Ch 1, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 4 sts], repeat [] around, join (42)

R7: Ch 1, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each of the next 5 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 5 sts], repeat [] around, join (49)

Child Size: continue to main body of hat.

Youth/Ladies Size:

R8: Ch 1, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each of the next 16 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 15 sts], repeat [] around, join (52), continue to main body of the hat

Adult/Men’s Size:

R8: Ch 1, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, [2hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 6 sts], repeat [] around, join (56), continue to main body of the hat

Main Body of Hat

Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join (49, 52, 56)

Child Size: repeat for a total of 6 rows (or end on round 13)

Youth/Ladies Size: repeat for a total of 7 rows (or end on round 15)

Adult/Men’s Size: repeat for a total of 9 rows (or end on round 17)

After final round has been completed fasten off, mark where you left off and weave in ends.

Brim of Hat

Switch to crochet hook 5 mm (H):

To begin the brim, count 14 (16, 17) stitches to the left of the back seam, join with a slst in the 14th (16th, 17th) st.

R1: Ch 1, (2sc in next st, sc in next st) repeat for a total of 10 (10, 11) times, turn (30, 30, 33)

R2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 26 (26, 29) sts, sc2tog, turn (28, 28, 31)

R3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (28, 28, 31)

R4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 24 (24, 27) sts, sc2tog, turn (26, 26, 29))

R5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (26, 26, 29)

R6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 22 (22, 25) sts, sc2tog, turn (24, 24, 27)

R7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (24, 24, 27)

R8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 20 (20, 23) sts, sc2tog, turn (22, 22, 25)

R9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (22, 22, 25)

R10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 18 (18, 21) sts, sc2tog, turn (20, 20, 23)

R11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (20, 20, 23))

R12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 16 (16, 19) sts, sc2tog, turn (18, 18, 21)

R13: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (18, 18, 21)

R14: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 14 (14, 17) sts, sc2tog, turn (16, 16, 19)

R15: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 12 (12, 15) sts, sc2tog, turn (14, 14, 17)

R16: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 10 (10, 13) sts, sc2tog, turn (12, 12, 15)

R17: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 8 (8, 11) sts, sc2tog, turn (10, 10, 13)

Final Round for All Sizes of the Vintage Flip Cap Pattern

Right side of hat should be facing you.

  • Ch 1, sc in each row end of the brim (working from R17 down to R1).
  • Change to crochet hook 6.50mm (K): sc in each st around last row of the main body of hat
  • Change back to crochet hook 5 mm (H): sc in each row end of the brim (working from R1 up to R17)
  • Single crochet in each of the stitches along the front of the brim (last row of brim)
  • Do not join
  • Continue to work around the entire row working a spike stitch over each of the sts from the final round.
  • Join, fasten off and weave in ends.

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2 Comments

  1. Love it! Will make!
    How would I adjust for using Bernat baby Blanket yarn?