Alternating rows of front loop and back loop half double crochets create the interesting, almost knit-look, ribbing on this hat. Its crocheted flat and then seamed up the back. The slight shaping at the top prevents the crown from being to bunchy (that’s a word right??).
I love that this hat is completely unisex. Make it in a masculine color for the man in your life or a girly color for yourself… add a pom pom, add a button, add a flower… go crazy! Anyway, let’s get started.
- Less than 1 skein of Red Heart With Love
- 5.5 mm/I Hook
- Large eye needle for weaving in ends and sewing hat together
Size and Guage
- Guage: 7 stitches by 5 rows in pattern = approx. 2 in. square
- Finished hat measures 9 in tall and 21 in around
- Difficulty: Easy
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Ch: chain
- Sc: single crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- FLO: front loop only
- BLO: back loop only
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and accross until 4 ch remain. Sc in next and sl st in last 3. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: In FLO sl st in first 3, sc in next, Then hdc accross. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: In BLO hdc across until 4 stitches remain. Sc in next st. Sl st in last 3.
Row 4-40: repeat rows 2 and 3. You will end on a “row 2” break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
Fold piece so the right sides are together. Whip stitch edges together through the front loop of the edge in front and back loop of edge in back. After you seam up the edges weave the yarn back and forth through stitches around top of hat. Pull tight to cinch the opening closed. Place a couple stitches in top of hat. Weave in ends.
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