- A size 6 mm crochet hook for the main part of the hat and a size 5 mm crochet hook for the brim.
- Yarn of preferred colour and size. For my first hat I used KNIT ME yarn which has different colours that keep changing at certain intervals as you work your project. For my other hat I used three different colours of ROBIN CHUNKY yarn. If you decide to use different colours of yarn independently, make sure that you don’t cut off your yarn when changing your yarn.
Remember to have another plain colour of yarn to use for the brim of your hat if using KNIT ME or any other type of yarn that keeps changing colours while you work.
- A pair of scissors.
- A tapestry needle ( for weaving in your loose ends).
- A tape measure.
Chain stitches (Ch sts)
Slip stitches (Slp sts)
Single crochet stitches (sc sts)
Double crochet stitches (dc sts)
Front post double crochet stitches (FPdc sts)
Back post double crochet stitches (BPdc sts)
- Make a chain of four stitches then slip stitch on the first ch st that you made (ch 4, slp st). You will form a ring.
- Round 1: Inside the ring, chain 3 (works as your first dc) then 1 dc and Ch 1; 2 dc, Ch 1, 2 dc again and chain 1 until you have 6 sets of 2 dc together. *ch 1, 2 dc*
- Round 2: Slip stitch until you get to your first chain one space and chain 3 then dc and chain 1 then 2dc in the same space, chain 1 then (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next space. *ch 1 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)*
- Round 3: Slip stitch to the next Ch 1 space and Ch 3, 2 dc in the same space, ch 1, 3dc in the same space, Ch 1.*ch 1, 3dc*.
- Round 4: Slip stitch to the next Ch 1 space then chain 3, 2 dc, Ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space. *Ch 1, 3 dc, Ch 1 (2 dc, Ch 1, 2 dc) in same space*.
- Round 5: Slip stitch to the next chain 1 space and then Ch 3, 2 dc, Ch 1, 3 dc, Ch 1, 3 dc. *ch 1, 3 dc*.
- Round 6: Slip stitch to the next chain 1 space then Ch 3, dc , ch 1, 2 dc; (3 dc, Ch 1) 5 times, (2 dc, Ch 1, 2 dc) in the same space, Ch 1, (3 dc, Ch 1) 5 times, Ch 1, 2 dc, Ch 1, 2 dc. You can choose to either skip or keep round 6.
- Round 7-22: Slip stitch to the next chain 1 space then chain 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, Ch 1, 3 dc. *ch 1, 3dc*.
Repeat this until you reach the required height.I worked about 8 inches from the crown of my hat to just before the brim of my hat then fastened off and using a size 5mm crochet hook and a different colour of yarn I worked the brim of my hat in the following way.
- Round 23: 3sc and 1sc in the Ch 1 space. Repeat this all round.
- Round 24: 1 sc in all stitches around.
To create the ribbing effect, work;
- Round 25-27: Ch 3, FPdc,BPdc,FPdc,BPdc all round. Repeat this until when you are satisfied then fasten off. I worked 3 rounds.
What I like most about this hat is the fact that it blends with different skin tones and different hair styles. The hat can be worn in any kind of weather since its stylish and warm. The different colours gives one a lot of options on the kind of outfit to wear with it. Why have a dull day when you can brighten up with this lovely hat?
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