This was my very first pattern I added to my blog almost a year ago! I designed this beanie right around Christmas time last year, so I thought it was fitting to give it an update. Reading back on this post has reminded me how far I’ve come in the past year and all that I have learned.
The very first version of this hat I made for my hubby used a bulky weight yarn. I was immediately in love with the stretchiness of it and new I had to replicate in worsted weight… so with Christmas so close it was the perfect excuse to make one, actually in total I made four lol.
This hat is worked flat using a combo of front and back loop half double crochets. I added some slip stitches at the top so after you seam it together and cinch it closed it has a little shaping and isn’t so bunchy.
Even though I designed this hat for my hubby, I think it would work just as well for the ladies too! You could even make it slouchy by adding more chains to your foundation chain.
I live in Michigan and it is cold cold cold here in the winter so you need a hat that is tightly woven to keep out those blustery winds. This hat is nice and toasty, it is husband approved lol. I named it after the coldest Great Lake, Lake Superior. Its even cold in the summer.
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- Less than a ½ skein of Bernat Super Value Yarn (7 oz/426 yds per skein) or similar #4/Worsted weight yarn
- 5.5 mm/I Hook
- Tapestry needle
Size and GAUGE
- Gauge: 7 stitches x 5 rows in pattern = approx. 2 in. square
- Finished hat measures 9 in wide in x 8 in tall layed flat
- I use US Terminology
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- FLO: front loop only
- BLO: back loop only
- St(s): stitch(es)
-Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
-If you want to make a slouchy version add more chains to your foundation chain
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Row 1: Ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and accross until 5 ch remain. Sc in next and sl st in last 4. Turn. (30)
Row 2: Ch 1, Working in FLO sl st in same st as ch 1 and in next 3, sc in next, Then hdc accross. Turn. (30)
Row 3: Ch 1, Working in BLO hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across until 5 sts remain. Sc in next st. Sl st in last 4. Turn. (30)
Row 4-42: Repeat rows 2 and 3. You will end on a “row 2” break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. (30)
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. You can find a tutorial here. 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.