Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bella Swan La Push Crochet Hat Pattern from Twilight Movie (2008)

I decided to use my amazing Google skills to see if anyone had made the crocheted hat Bella Swan wears during the Twilight movie's La Push scene (where she goes with her friends to the beach and learns about werewolves and vampires from Jacob). I can't say I was crazy about the hat, but I remembered looking at it and thinking it looked simple enough to make and still pretty cool (not all neat things need to be difficult).


Bella's Twilight La Push Hat Photo and Pattern



Materials:
  • 1 skein Caron Simply Soft in grey (or whatever color you prefer, but Bella's is grey)
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 large-eyed needle (for weaving in ends)

Some pre-pattern info:I imagine you can use most worsted-weights single-stranded and accomplish the same feat; however, most of us know that Caron is not your typical worsted weight, so I double-stranded the whole thing. It's not a bad result at all. Just play around with the yarn until you're able to get the proper size to fit over your head :)

To make it look more like Bella's hat, you would use a thinner yarn and more rows in between the BPdc's, adding more length as you go. I kind of like the chunkier look.

As always, please let me know if you find any errors in my pattern :)

Special Stitches:
FPtr: Yarn over twice, insert hook around the post (from the front side of your work) of the stitch indicated; yo and draw up a lp (4 lps on hk); yo and draw through two lps (3 lps on hk); yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk); yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)
BPdc: Yarn over, insert hook from the back side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk); yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk); yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

Pattern:
Ch 3, join
  • R1: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 11dc's into loop, join. (12dc)
  • R2: Ch3, dc in same st (inc made), 2FPtr, [2dc in next st, 2FPtr] 3x, join.
  • R3: Ch3, dc in same st (inc made), dc in next st, 2FPtr, [2dc in next st, dc, 2FPtr] 3x, join.
  • R4: Ch3, dc in same st (inc made), dc in next 2 sts, 2FPtr, [2dc in next st, 2dc, 2FPtr] 3x, join.
  • R5: Ch3, dc in same st (inc made), dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr, [2dc in next st, 2dc, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr] 3x, join.
  • R6: Ch3, dc in same st (inc made), dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr, [2dc in next st, 4dc, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr] 3x, join.
  • R7: Ch3, dc in same st (inc made), dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr, [2dc in next st, 6dc, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr] 3x, join.
  • R8: Ch3, dc in same st (inc made), dc in next 8 sts, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr, [2dc in next st, 8dc, 2dc in next st, 2FPtr] 3x, join.
  • R9-R12: Ch3, 11dc, 2FPtr, [12dc, 2FPtr] 3x (work even), join.
  • R13: Ch3, 11BPdc, 2FPtr, [12BPdc, 2FPtr] 3x (work even), join.
  • R14-16: work same as R9
  • R17: work same as R13
  • R18: [Ch1, sl st] around, join.
Bind Off.

18 comments:

JeannieBoo said...

This hat looks gorgeous! I can't wait to make it for my daughter. There are a couple of abbreviations that I don't get. Can you please tell me what FPtr and BPdc mean? I'm sure I'll feel stupid when you explain what is probably very simple. Thanks bunches!

JennyHats said...

Haha sure, no problem :) FPtr means Front Post Triple Crochet and BPdc means Back Post Double Crochet. Here are some good tutorials :)

http://blog.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=260&language=

http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=232

Anonymous said...

Jenny, I am so-making this hat for my daughter for Christmas! She is 18 and invited me to watch the movie with her! When your teenager invites you, you go! Thanks for working up the pattern!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this fantastic pattern. I already made a hat and I don't know if I will ever take it off!
One teeny tiny error I noticed was that I think Row 9 should be chain 3 then dc 11 rather than dc 12.
not really a big deal at all, just a thought.
Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I am SO excited to find this pattern - finally the perfect gift to make for the girls on my Christmas list. My son's lovely girlfriend is actually from Forks, so she's sure to love it, as is my daughter. Twilight is a big deal around these parts! Thank you!

Laurithree said...

Where did you find the pics, I've been working on my own hat pattern all week, & having a hard time finding pics. V. cute! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Jenny, I made this hat for my daughter for Christmas. She said it was her favorite present. She hasn't taken it off. Her friends are so jealous. I'm working on a scarf to match! Thanks again for the pattern (I'm the one who posted 12/1 at 1:03)

Tennyson\ said...

I found this pattern on craftster and whipped one together.I live on an Airbase in Okinawa Japan and it usually doesnt get cold here, however the last week has been bitter. I love it and it cam out nice but for some reason my lines came out a little curved instead of straight. Any Ideas why and how? I love this pattern BTW. Thanks so Much. Twilight is coming to our theaters tomorow night finally. I am making these for all my girlfriend that are going. We also made shirts!

anjayla said...

I saw the movie Twilight and I loved the hat Bella wore. I surfed the net the next day and I was excited to find this pattern. The hat was fun and easy to make. I have been getting a lot of compliments on the hat. Thank you for the pattern!!!

queen-nekoyasha said...

I just made the hat, but it ended up looking like a pointed eyeholeless ski mask. Any ideas on what I did wrong?

Lusithane Degard said...

I have this leftover moss green skein that I got when buying a bunch of yarn and I've been looking for a while now a nice and easy enough project to use it (since I'm just a beginner) and this hat looks really cute. It's on top of my queue right now.
=D

George Wacker said...

JENN! I totally need you to help me with my foray into crocheting! crockay? crock potting?

Shauna said...

Hi, I'm Shauna and a huge Twilight fan AND I knit and crochet so I wanted to stop by and say hello!!! I LOVE this pattern. It looks like you posted it a while back when the first movie came out. My bff and I are going to sew NM in November and are going to make this hat and matching scarves for the premiere. Twilight also inspired me to write and read more so I now have a Read~Write~Review blog at www.slkcivilrwr.blogspot.com if you'd like to follow and checkout. I post a lot of Twilight stuff, like the newest New Moon trailer! My friend just found your blog and I'm a new follower now too. Very cool to have other young crochet and knitters, yeay! ~Shauna

Anonymous said...

hi, i'm just starting to crochet and have a question..

what does CH3, dc in top of ch3 (inc made) mean?? whatever I am doing now does not look right!

thanks!
-naomi

Natasha said...

This hat is worked in rounds right...thus meaning that I need to join with a slip stitch at the end of each round?

Awesome pattern by the way. I'm making one for my friend to wear when she goes to see the new movie! Yes she's that geeked about it!

JennyHats said...

Hi, Natasha! Yes, the hat is made in the round :) I'm glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Nanas said...

Awesome pattern! Have made two so far.

Karen Ferrer said...

Quick question..is this pattern one size fits all or for kids only?

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