Radley Tunisian Hat by Miroslava Mihalkova

Radley Tunisian Hat

Crochet
September 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
6.5 mm (K)
256 - 512 yards (234 - 468 m)
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
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The Radley Tunisian Hat is a beautiful chunky 2-color Tunisian crochet hat that was inspired by the mystery of winding countryside roads that lead us to unknown treasures of nature.

The hat features 2 separate sections: folded ribbing and cabled body with right leaning cables worked over 6 stitches. The folded ribbing and pompom are made in one colour while the cabled section is crocheted in contrasting colour.

Although this is an intermediate project, it would make an amazing introduction to Tunisian crochet cables for an adventurous beginner!

Skills required

Chain (ch), Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward (FP) and return (RP) passes), Tunisian purl stitch (tps), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), make 1 (M1; increase stitch), Cable 3 back (C3B), Tss bind off (Tss BO), Locking Mattress Stitch, foundation cord, making a pompom, blocking.

Materials and tools

Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino Wool | bulky weight | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 117 m (128 yds)), (#216) Beet Red (A) 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) hanks, (#319) Pale Blush (B) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) hanks

US size 6.0 mm (J/10) Tunisian crochet hook with 25.5 cm (10”) cable
US size 6.5 mm (K/10.5) Tunisian crochet hook
or size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle
Scissors
Large pompom maker

Blocked 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

Notes

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.