Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free Pattern: Crochet Djevellue (Devil Hat)


This is called a Djellevue, or Devil Hat. Its supposedly a traditional German design, and I've found Norwegian versions as well. Its quite possibly one of the cutest hats for babies I've seen.




I could only find knit patterns of this, so I cobbled together this pattern from a knitting pattern that provided the basic formula for the chevron proportions plus a great deal of trial and error. This pattern fit my 5 month old with space for her to grow into it, but she has a pretty small head, so don't be afraid to play with the gauge to get the size you need.

I also request that you use this pattern for personal use only, with proper attribution. If you are making it as a gift or for charitable donation, that is perfectly fine, but please do not sell hats you've made from my pattern.

Yarn: Mirasol Qina, 1 skein, or any worsted weight, and I used a bit of Mirasol Miski, also worsted weight, in a contrast color for the edging.
Hook: 4.00 mm/US G
Gauge: 4 dc=1” length, 1/2” height

  1. Ch 4, dc 10 in 1st ch, sl st in top of ch 4. (11 dc)
  2. ch 3, dc in same space as sl st, *2 dc in next dc, rep from * sl st in top of ch 3 (22 dc)
  3. ch 3, dc in same space as sl st, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * sl st in top of ch 3 (33 dc)
  4. ch 3, dc in same space as sl st, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * sl st in top of ch 3 (44 dc)
  5. ch 3, dc in same space as sl st, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * sl st in top of ch 3 (55 dc)
  6. ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, *dc, ch 2 dc* in next dc, dc in next 9 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, rep from * to *, dc in next 4 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next 9 dc, rep from * to * in next dc, dc in next 10 dc , sl st in 1st dc (NOT the ch 3! if you sl st in the ch 3, your stitches will become uneven.)
  7. ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, *dc, ch 2 dc* in ch 2 sp, dc in next 9 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, rep from * to * in ch 2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next 9 dc, rep from * to * in ch 2 sp, dc in next 10 dc, sl st in 1st dc
  8. Rep row 7
  9. “ ”
  10. “ ”
  11. “ ”
  12. ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, *dc, ch 2 dc* in ch 2 sp, dc in next 9 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2dc, ch 2, 2dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next 4 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next 9 dc, rep from * to * in ch 2 sp, dc in next 10 dc , sl st in 1st dc
    Finishing
  13. ch 2, hdc in next 10 dc, *hdc, dc, ch 1, dc, hdc* in ch 2 sp, hdc in next 9 dc, sk 2 dc, hdc in next 5 dc, 5 dc in ch 2 sp, hdc in next 5 dc, sk 2 dc, hdc in next 9 dc, rep from * to* in ch 2 sp, hdc in next 10 dc, sl st in 1st hdc. Fasten off.
I added two braids to the earflap points for tying under the chin and cause I think yarn braids are cute :D this is totally optional, and you can put anything or nothing there, depending on your taste :)

ETA: Post links to yours in the comments! I'd love to see other people's take on this :D

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! How did you attach the braids for tying?

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  2. Thanks for asking! I didn't even realize that I didn't add that detail :)

    I cut three strands of yarn for each braid that were double the length of what I wanted for the finished braid, then pulled them through the ch 1 space on each of the ear flaps. If you pull them through so that they are hanging folded in half, you can gather the strands, separate them into groups of two and braid with each group.

    That was surprisingly hard to describe lol
    If you post your finished product, link back here! I'd love to see it!

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  3. Hi Dori, I LOVE this hat! I have been searching for a hat pattern for a project of mine and I would love to use your pattern. I saw however that I needed to speak with you before selling anything created by your patterns. My shop is Whimsy Lane Boutique on etsy. Please take a look and let me know if this pattern would be available for me to use!
    Thank you so much:)
    Chella

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    1. Hi, Chella!
      Sorry it took a while to get back to you, my smart phone has gone all bibbledy with retrieving emails so I never got your comment notification >.<

      Do you have an email contact? I would prefer giving permission to be on an individual basis, if you don't mind :)

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  4. Started this yesterday, finished today. :)
    I added horns and think it's the cutest thing!
    http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/Pixxi/105536482/devil_hat_medium.jpg

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    1. :D Its amazing! I love the horns!

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  5. the hat is adorable ... the hat with the horns ! very well done. Pixxi did you make up the horn pattern ?

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  6. Nice work writing a crochet version. I have been thinking of doing the same for years. Now YOU have done all the hard work for me THANK YOU!!

    I tried making it with a 3.5 mm hook and DROPS Alpaca.. it turned out doll size... but it only took me about 45 minutes to make. Better try another yarn and hook size later.

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