To be honest I had no idea who Jughead Jones was before making this hat. A customer approached me at craft fair and asked if I could make her a hat and showed me a picture. That was about all I had to go on. She was firm that she did not want the typical crochet stitch appearance and wanted the hat as close to the original as possible.
Later that evening when my husband saw me looking up similar pictures on the internet and Pinterest, he asked me curiously why I was interested in a Jughead hat. Surprised he knew what it was, I asked him how he knew! That’s when I learned the correlation of the Archie comics and the Riverdale series on TV.
At the time I was not exactly designing my own patterns. I was, however, fiercely working to improve my crochet skills so I was up to the challenge. I searched the usual places for a pattern. Most of my research ended up in Etsy and Pinterest. I was just not completely satisfied with the final look of the hats I was seeing. Or patterns were for knit, and I’m not a knitter… Yet!
Finally, I sat down and started applying what I knew of crochet stitches and how they behave when you work them different ways. I threw a few rules out the window as I like to do when I’m working a new piece. I worked it over and over and over. It seems like a fairly easy pattern to fabricate, yet the problem I kept running into was how to get 6 peeks in a 24” circumference.
And how to get those peeks to behave like they were not crocheted. But I did it and the customer was beyond satisfied with her hat. I had no idea how popular this hat would be at the time I came up with the pattern, and I am pleased with how it all came together.
I decided to have it tested because even though I had made it a few times I want to share this pattern with others. My testers got to work, we worked out a few kinks and now we have the official Jughead hat.
I used Crafter's Secret for the hat pictured. Most any worsted weight #4 yarn will work. If you notice the hat is very stiff try blocking the hat. This may get the yarn to rest and become more flexible.
|Row 1:||Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and across, ch1 turn (40)|
|Row 2:||Sc38, sc2tog, turn (39)|
|Row 3:||Sk1, sc38, ch1 turn (38)|
|Row 4:||Sc36, sc2tog, turn (37)|
|Row 5:||Sk1, sc36, ch1 turn (36)|
|Row 6:||Sc34, sc2tog, turn (35)|
|Row 7:||Sk1, sc34, ch1 turn (34)|
|Row 8:||Sc33; (do not work the last st) (33)|
|Row 9:||Ch2 turn sc in the second chain from the hook and across, ch 1 turn (34)|
|Row 10:||sc 33, 2 sc in next (35)|
|Row 11:||Ch2 turn, sc in 2nd chain from the hook and across, ch 1 turn (36)|
|Row 12:||sc 35, 2 sc in next (37)|
|Row 13:||Ch2 turn, sc in 2nd chain from the hook and across. Ch 1 turn (38)|
|Row 14:||sc 37, 2 sc in next (39)|
|Row 15:||Ch2 turn, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across, ch1 turn (40).|
|Row 16:||sc 38, sc2tog, turn. (39)|
|Row 17:||Sk 1, sc 38, ch1 turn. (38)|
|Row 18:||sc 36, sc2tog, turn. (37)|
|Row 19:||Sk 1, sc 36, ch 1 turn. (36)|
|Row 20:||sc 34, sc2tog, turn (35)|
|Row 21:||Sk 1, sc 34, ch 1 turn. (34)|
|Row 22:||Sc33; (do not work the last st) Ch2 turn (33)|
|Row 23:||Ch2 turn, sc in the second chain from the hook and across, ch 1 turn (34)|
|Row 24:||sc 33, 2 sc in next; move on to next row (35)|
|Row 25:||Ch2 turn, sc in 2nd chain from the hook and across, ch 1 turn (36)|
|Row 26:||sc 35, 2 sc in next; move on to next row (37)|
|Row 27:||Ch2 turn, sc in 2nd chain from the hook and across. Ch 1 turn. (38)|
|Row 28:||sc 37, 2 sc in next (39)|
|Row 29-84||Repeat rows 15-28, fasten off and secure leaving a long enough tail to sew the two ends together.|
Line up row 1 with row 84. Row 84 will be one stitch shorter than row 1. Using your yarn needle sew the horizontal edges together (39 stitches), fasten off.
Using another piece of yarn, whip stitch through the chain 1 spaces on the topside of the hat, pull the yarn tight to cinch the top closed. Tie the two yarn ends together to secure. Turn inside out and flip the pointed brim up.
If you find that the top of the hat is too bulky to cinch together, double crochet across the top of the hat, 84 rows. Then whip stitch the front loops only and pull taught. Tie the two yarn ends together to secure. Turn inside out and flip the pointed brim up.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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