Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Crocheted Fezzes Are Cool!

It's finally here! After countless crocheting and frogging and recrocheting and refrogging, I think I've perfected my crocheted fez and I'm thrilled to share it with everyone.

To determine the size of fez you want you need to measure the top of your head where you want to wear it. If you google "how to measure your head for a fez," you will find lots of websites that have charts and instructions. The Doctor seems to wear his higher, but I think that might be because of all his hair.

If you are not sure where you would like your fez to sit you can cut a piece of paper the length you are thinking about by 5", which seems to be the standard height for fezzes. Tape it together and try it on. Wear it around for a while. If you aren't satisfied, lengthen or shorten the paper until you find a length you like. This will be the circumference.


Crocheted Fez
copyright Kimberly Saunders 2014

Also on Ravelry

This fez is crocheted in rounds using 2 strands of yarn held together and is worked rather tightly. Changing hook size on the sides allows it to angle outwards more smoothly than using increases.

Worsted weight yarn. The 20 1/2" circumference fez used exactly 4 oz. Larger fezzes would, of course, use more
Hook sizes: G, H, I, J

Gauge: With G hook 4 sc = 1”
With J hook 3 .5 sc = 1”

Do not join until the very end. Use removable stitch markers or a piece of yarn to mark beginnings of rounds.

Choose the finished circumference you want and crochet the top up to that point. Do NOT finish off! Then continue with the side.

TOP

Using G hook and holding 2 strands together make an adjustable ring and ch 1.
               Rnd 1: 6 sc, close ring. --6sc
               Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. --12sc
               Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. --18sc
               Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. --24sc
               Rnd 5: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. --30sc
               Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. --36sc
               Rnd 7: (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) around. --42sc
               Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. --48sc
               Rnd 9: (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) around. --54sc
18 1/2"   Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. --60sc
19 1/2"   Rnd 11: ( sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) around. --66sc
20 1/2"   Rnd 12: ( sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. --72sc
21 1/2"   Rnd 13: (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts) around. --78sc
22 1/2"   Rnd 14: (sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) around.  --84sc
23 1/2"   Rnd 15: (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts) around.  --90sc
24 1/2"   Rnd 16: (sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st) around.  --96sc
25 1/2"   Rnd 17: (sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts) around.  --102sc

For sizes right on the inch mark, crochet to the round 1/2" before what you need. On the next round increase every other increase for a total of 3 increases on that round. Then continue with the side.

SIDE

Still using G hook
Rnds 1-5: sc around. 

Switch to H hook
Rnds 6-10: sc around.

Switch to I hook
Rnds 11-15: sc around.

Switch to J hook
Rnds 16-20: sc around.

The side of the fez should measure 5” high. Add or subtract a row or two if needed to reach this measurement.

Very tightly sc in the next st two rounds below, so you are doing a sc over a sc. Slip stitch in next st and fasten off. Weave in ends.


Where the top and side meet you need to pinch them together so they form more of a right angle.

Have fun! Enjoy! And remember, Fezzes are Cool!!!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the pattern. I also love the Dock-tah. Who doesn't.

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  2. LOVE!!!!!!! :D :D :D I have a cousin who just got married and they are both huge Whovians :) I can totally make them these :) Bride and Groom Fezzes :) AWESOME :D :D :D

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  3. Dear Kimberly - thank you for devising and posting this great pattern. A friend is a wildlife rescuer, and needed a pattern for "emergency" nests for this spring. Your fez fits the bill perfectly. Please know that many a young bird will be kept warm and safe within. And yes, the Doctor RULES! xxx

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