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hobo-hatBev's HOBO-HAT"!
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I you never quite know what to do with those odd tails and scraps of yarn you have leftover worsted weight (#4)  from other projects, you are going to LOVE this hat!!

 All you need are bits of leftover yarn, at least 12" in length, of scrap-yarn, tie them together using square knots, and wind it all into a large ball of loverly yarn!!

Just make the ball as large as you want and get several hats out of it.  You can show the ties on the outside of the hat for a spikey look, or weave them inside as you go, which is what I did.


Hobo-Hat pattern comes in 5 sizes - Babies, Elementary school kids, Teens/small woman, Women's, Mens.  
You need about 200 yds for the baby hat, up to about 350 yds for the men's hat.

Crochet Hook size G or H  (
If you crochet tightly use an I or J hook.)
Gauge: 7  hdc = 2"   6 rows= 2" 
Abbreviations:  ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, hdc = half double crochet, sts = stitches

This is a great way to use up your yarn stash.  I recommend using a single type of yarn per ball you roll, as in, don't mix baby yarn and worsted weight, unless you double strand the baby yarn.  You want these to be nice and warm.  There are many homeless, or those who don't have adequate warmth, and these beanies are needed by the dozens in every city!  And these hobo-hats just turn out fun!


Chain 4, join with sl st to form a ring, Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 10 hdc in ring, join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc (not in the chain2.. the ch 2 does not count as a stitch).Ch 2.

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each hdc, join with sl st. Ch 2 (20 hdc)

Rnd 3: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st.  Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (30 hdc).

Rnd 4: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (40 hdc) (Stop increases here for a baby size and go to row 9)

Rnd 5: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (50 hdc) (Stop increases here for an elementary school aged child size and go to row 9)

Rnd 6: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (60 hdc) (Stop increases here for teen or small women and go to row 9)

Rnd 7: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (70 hdc) (Stop increases here for women's or men's regular hat and go to row 9 

Rnd 8: 
1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (80 hdc) (large men's hat measures 24" around}

RND 9:  ... continue here for the rest of the hat, HDC in each st around until you have 20, 22, 23, 24 rows total, (you can forget the 'join' and just crochet around and around) or join with a sl st and ch 2 as you have done before (that will increase 1 more st on each round).  End off, cut 4" tail of yarn and weave that inside.





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