***** JUNE 2015 UPDATE! *****
If you found yourself here from a Pinterest link or some other means, you’ll want to head on over to the UPDATED pattern and YouTube tutorial that can be found right here: A Girl’s Best Friend Diamond Pattern Hat
Original Blog Post Follows Below
I recently ran across this super cute hat pattern on Ravelry by an amazing crochet artist named Kristy Ashmore. It’s the Diamond Ridges hat and even though the free pattern has a picture tutorial for the first seven rounds–it’s a BEAST to figure out. So, after I finished it, I decided there had to be a simpler way to make the same pattern. After a lot of trial and error, I figured it out.
I’m positive I’m not the only one who has tackled this pattern and sort of altered it for the rest of us crocheters to make it simpler but I’ve searched through youtube and could only find ONE video on only the 5th round… That’s it. I’ve also done a ton of searching through the internet to see if anyone else had ever made a picture tutorial or tried explaining that pattern in a simpler way and nothing.
So, I am offering what I’ve figured out for anyone else interested in tackling a hat!
Before we go on with the photo tutorial, you can find a FREE pdf copy of this pattern over in my Craftsy Shop!
My intention was to make something simple to follow and hopefully to help out someone who really wants to make this hat but can’t get the original pattern.
If you make a hat using these instructions, I’d LOVE to see them!!
Oh, by the way–if picture tutorials aren’t your thing, I’ve also done a video tutorial as I was snapping pics of the yellow hat in the above pics. I will not be reviewing basic crochet stitches like the double crochet or the front post double crochet and I go along at a pretty quick rate–the video isn’t for the absolute beginner.
I also begin with a magic ring, so if you aren’t sure how to work one I would recommend finding a youtube video that will walk you through it. There are a TON of them, (I highly recommend checking out Crochet Geek!)