The Professional

Author

by Emily Nelson

Introduction

Hat Inspired by the Movie

This cap is based on the red cap from the movie “The Professional”. However, I have changed my original pattern a bit (added a row of shells) in order to make it longer. To obtain a more movie-consistent cap, omit one row of shells. In order to make the hat more like a beanie in length, add two rows of shells.

[Editor’s Note: This pattern was originally published on Emily’s website. She plans to take her web site down, and we’re very happy to give her pattern a home here. This is a companion to the Shelly scarf.]

Materials List

  • About 150 yds worsted weight yarn
  • Size K/10.5 hook (6.5 mm)
  • Yarn needle

Finished Size

To fit 20-21” or an average adult woman

Gauge

13 sc and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm)

The Pattern

To Begin

stitch detailCh 4, sl st in first ch to join (note: you can also start with a magic ring).

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring, sl st in first sc to join – 6 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join – 12 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 18 sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 24 sc.

Round 5: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 30 sc.

Round 6: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 36 sc.

Round 7: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 42 sc.

Round 8: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 6 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 48 sc.

Round 9: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 54 sc.

Round 10: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st. sc in each of next 8 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join – 60 sc.

Now you should have a hexagon measuring about 6” across. If your hexagon is too big, unravel a row or two. If it’s a little bit too small, add a row or two. If it’s way too small, then start over with a bigger hook and concentrate on keeping your tension looser.

Round 11: Ch 3,  dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st (1 shell made); rep from * around, ending sk last 2 sts, dc in first st of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 20 shells.

Rounds 12-13: Ch 3, dc in same st. *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in center dc of next shell; rep from * around, ending with dc in first st of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join.

Rounds 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc to join – 60 sc.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

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