[Video] HDC Turban Pattern Tutorial

23 Mar

The videos below walk you through the entire ‘hdc turban’ pattern found on I have written permission from Sue of to do this tutorial. is a charitable program that brings crafters of all kinds together to create hats and get them into the hands of people going through chemotherapy, which causes the individual’s hair to come out. The belief of is that the person has enough to worry about with worrying about their head being cold.

In order to follow along with these videos, you will need to use the written pattern located here (will open in a new window):

Hopefully this pattern will help those struggling with the pattern get through it and have a wonderful hat suitable to give away to someone who can use it.

ROWS 1-3

ROWS 4 and 5

ROWS 6 and 7

ROWS 8 to end


Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Pattern Links, Video Tutorials


14 responses to “[Video] HDC Turban Pattern Tutorial

  1. CrochetBlogger

    March 23, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Great tutorial!

  2. Jean Shirley

    September 9, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Is there a tutorial available for the shell pattern?  that is the puzzling one.

    thanks for the HDC one.  It was helpful.

  3. Cris

    September 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I do not currently have a tutorial for the shell pattern but as soon as I find my flip cam (lost it since the move OOPS) I will make it one of my first additions. Thanks for the suggestion and you are very welcome for the hdc tutorial :) I'm glad people find them helpful.

  4. Madmamsqueek

    November 9, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Thank you!  I have been confused about the increase count. Your videos are great.  Appreciate them. 

  5. Cris

    November 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    You are VERY welcome :)

  6. Cheryl

    November 25, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Hello Chris..Thank you sooooo…much for this tutorial…I've viewed several tutorials on how to maintain a straight seam when crocheting in the round. Unfortunately, I couldn't get that straight seam. I am excited about the fact that I am able to duplicate your instruction, and I created my first hat with a straight seam. Counting the chain 2 as a stitch, and placing a stitch in the very last stitch next to the chain made everything click for me.

    Thank you again, and keep up the excellent work.


  7. Midgie

    May 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I just made this, but I must have done something wrong! The hat looks like it was made for a giant! The diameter of the crown at the end of row 7 is 5″. It measures 7 1/2″ from crown to brim, but it is way too wide. I am not sure where I messed up. My crochet stitches are what I'd call medium tighness, not too tight and not too loose, either. I have to add that I am a beginning hat maker, so I am not sure about the sizing.

  8. Midgie

    May 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I forgot to say that I really enjoyed your tutorial. It was very easy to follow.

  9. Cris

    May 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

    The best way to size is to “eyeball” it – when you get to a point that it covers just the crown of your head (use it as an average), stop your increases. I know its not “stop at this row” specific – but eyeballing hats is usually how I do them on my own when creating my own patterns. Something you can do is either go down a hook size or buy yarn a little thinner than what you used for the big hat.

  10. Midgie

    May 4, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Thank you, Cris. I was afraid to deviate from the pattern! I am starting to learn how to do things better.

  11. Melissa Equality Ramella

    November 22, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Is there a pattern for the flower in the shell hat???? Been trying to find one similar but to no avail.

  12. Wanda Mucciaccio

    October 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Well I've made one hat already got ready to gathered it in the center ( guess it wasn't the way you did it) I just had to watch the video again, to see how you finish off. I think my mistake was I had my yarn start from the bottom instead of the top above 4″ where you started, needleless to say it didn't come out like yours. So I'm now making my second one .The pattern it self was very easy to follow until I got to the end to form the front of hat. How do you know where to start the beg. of the U shape? My back seam ended up being crooked. But I'm not giving up. Thank you for the video's details it was very helpful. But have to improve on making the front looking better. Thank you Wanda Mucciaccio

    • Cris

      October 21, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      First – I think it is wonderful that you are making this for your sister AND that you are a survivor yourself. Blessings to you! I’m not entirely sure what you mean about where to start the beginning of the U shape – can you send a picture of where you are working and having difficulty? :)

  13. Wanda Mucciaccio

    October 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Forgot to mention I'm making this hat for my sister who has cancer, ( she just found out and now going through chemo ) I too am a survivor of 2 yrs. since 2012. Wanda Mucciaccio


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