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Alpine Hat

Job type Test crochet

This hat was one of my early forays into crochet design, worked up in the wonderfully sqishy and dense Alpine Stitch! The hat comes down over the back of the neck and over the ears, with a dense stitch pattern to keep the wind away and the sizing runs a touch large, to go over headphones, ponytails, and hair buns! The hat starts at the crown with a crochet magic loop, then increases out to the full head circumference. The Alpine Stitch tends to curl, so a
few rows of single and double crochet round out the bottom rim.

Yarn used for both samples is a Merino Wool. Size Large is shown using a DK weight wool; while size Small  (not shown yet) was crocheted using Fingering-weight yarn held double. Any DK weight or Light Worsted Wool should work up well as a substitute!

Pattern is written in US Crochet Terminology.

This pattern has no charts, it has written instruction only.

If you are a tester who uses screen-reading software and would like to test the accessible PDF, message me and I will get that to you!

Difficulty Easy
Due date 2019-12-15   This is a flexible deadline!
Craft Crochet
Test secrecy Postable
Advertiser Sarah Dawn's Designs
Spots available 0
Sizes required Small : Filled!
Large : Filled!
Finished measurements

Sizes Available: S, (L),
Head Circumference 23, (25.5) inches (56, 65 cm) Hat is  intended to be worn with 0 to 2 inches of positive ease. (5 cm).

Gauge 12 sts and 8 rows in double-crochet
Charted or written pattern Written
Skills required

Techniques Used:

  • crochet magic ring
  • slip stitch
  • single crochet increases
  • double crochet increases
  • front post double crochet
Construction type Worked from the crown out in the round
Required or recommended yarn DK/Light worsted Wool or Wool Blend (also can be done with Fingering-weight held double)
Yardage 210 to 231 yards
Tools required
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 locking stitch marker
Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  • You will use your own yarn, but get to keep the finished object. As well, you will get a final copy of the finished pattern for your own use.
  • You will not share or distribute the pattern PDF.
  • You will be able to complete the test by the deadline posted.
  • If circumstances come up and you cannot complete the test by the deadline posted, you will notify me as soon as possible.
  • You will post any errors or other issues you encounter with the pattern to the testing thread.
  • If you are altering the pattern to your own preferences, please post to the chat thread, or message me here on YarnPond to confirm. I don’t usually mind alterations, but I do have to make sure that the elements of the pattern I need tested are being tested.
  • I would like to have feedback posted the chat once every two weeks, minimum, please. That feedback does not have to be elaborate, it can even be ‘I haven’t touched this since last time’.
  • Finished Projects should include a photograph, preferably modeled (if applicable) and in good lighting  I may ask for your photograph to be featured on the Ravelry pattern page if I like it, but that is not a requirement of my testers.
  • Testers should fill out the feedback questions when they have completed their project.
  • You may create a project page on Ravelry at any time you wish. Once the pattern page goes live (I will post to the testing thread to indicate that), please link to the pattern.
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Two Patterns from my Self-Published Pattern LIbrary (tester's choice of patterns!) as well as a gift copy of the final pattern!


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

Finished the Crown Increases
Completed Main body of the Hat
Finished, ends woven in

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