used: Ch = chain; DC = double crochet; st = stitch
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2005, 2012
Size H hook
2 oz - 4 Ply worsted weight yarn (acrylics wash up well and seem to last.)
ROW 1: Dc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 3. Turn.
ROWS 2-32 (or until hat measures approx. 12" in height): Dc in 2nd st in from edge chain, and then across to end of row. Ch 3. Turn. Row 33: Dc as in previous rows, to end of row. Don't ch 3, just cut yarn enough to sew side seam and end off by pulling yarn through last stitch.
Sew sides together using a whip stitch. For top - make a running stitch in and out of the sts of the last row of dc, and pull tightly to gather the top.
Add a colorful pompom to the top to keep the top tightly shut. I run pompom tail threads under a couple of stitches and tie tightly to secure. If you don't want a pompom, you can just flip hat inside out and sew the top closed nicely. Flip back to the right side, roll up a nice big, warm brim, and wear!
This looks really bright and pretty if you use different colors every few rows to create colored stripes.
Qualheim 2005, 2010
Ch = chain; HDC = half double crochet; st = stitch; BLO=Back loop only
Size H Hook
3 oz of 4 ply worsted weight yarn or washable wool
Ch 35 for pre-teens, 42 for women and teens, 48 for men
ROW 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2 and turn
ROW 2: hdc in BLO of 2nd stitch from hook and in each st across. Ch 2 and turn
(Keep crocheting in back loops only throughout pattern.)
ROW 3 continue in pattern, until hat fits around head, (30 rows for kids; 32 for teens, 34 for women; 36 for men~ approximately!) adding new colors wherever you please. You can even add them in the middle of a row for a neat variety.
When hat is wide enough,
stitch the sides together, then weave around the top of hat and pull
to form top.